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Comment 18 hours ago

Breaking: Area businessman doesn't understand why taxpayers won't fork over millions of dollars to his organization and a shitty NFL team run by an owner who could be indicted; more news at the top of the hour.

That's a compelling argument, DJ, but care to extend it more broadly?

Every month in Ohio, taxpayer money is forked over to businesses/organizations, most of which will underperform or fail, for the stated public purposes of economic and/or community development. And many of those organizations are run by people who do shady things and might get in trouble with the authorities.

The very same NE Ohio politicians that led the fight against this Browns training camp deal have arranged dozens of such deals in the past and will be lining up at the trough the next time it suits their agendas.

Comment 08 Feb 2016

I'll be very excited to see the 2016 offense. The big losses were Decker at LT, Thomas at WR, and Zeke at RB. Braxton Miller had a great career at Ohio State and is an amazing athlete, but they were working out the kinks with him at WR/HB this season. I love all the Borens, and Jacoby Boren is tough as nails and was part of the heart and soul of "the Slobs"; but he was also undersized. Chase Farris had an up-and-down season as the starting RT. Both J. Marshall and Vannett were really good players, but I anticipate that the incoming starters will be able to match their production.

So, to me, it mainly comes down to whether the OL - which will be loaded with talent - can gel as a unit and stay healthy.

JT Barrett has the ability to be one of the top 2 or 3 QBs in the nation.

The WR corps will miss Thomas, but the size, athleticism, and depth of talent overall might end up surprising folks. I don't know which two or three WRs are going to light it up this year, but I am confident that the numbers are in their favor.

The Weber/Samuel/Dunn/Wilson RB/hybrid stable can't match Zeke's all-around production in every facet of the game, but still has the potential to be an elite group.   

And look out for this sleeper, listed as #2 TE by Eric above: AJ Alexander.

Comment 06 Feb 2016

The worst Ohio State team in my lifetime was 1988 - John Cooper's first year. That team didn't just go 4-6-1. They literally oozed crappiness. That was the team that led Cooper to complain that he had "too many slow white guys."

And, if we put a bookend on Cooper's career, maybe the least likable Buckeye teams - which had good talent but underachieved - were Cooper's last two teams, 1999 and 2000. I always defended Cooper, but even I threw in the towel at that point because Cooper lost control of the locker room. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I couldn't really do a top 5. Also, I'd have a hard time differentiating between best and (my) favorite. Like, Laurence Olivier should be on the "best" list, but he wouldn't make my top 30 of favorites. So I will list some dudes that I simply like, even if some of the following weren't great actors per se . . .

Henry Fonda, Bogart, Peter Sellers, George C Scott, John Wayne, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Sean Connery, Edward G Robinson, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman, James Cagney, Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, James Stewart, Ben Kingsley, Tommy Lee Jones, Jason Robards.

I also really like Christoph Waltz, who stole the show in two of Tarrantino's recent movies.

Comment 21 Jan 2016

Yep, 4, 5, 6, and then 7. Please skip 1, 2, and 3! Watching 1-3 as a prequel to 4-7 would like watching The Jetsons as a prequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.  

Comment 17 Jan 2016

You're the one being crazy: taking a scenario that figures to have about a 1 in 3 chance of happening and instead essentially suggest that the chances approximate 1 in 100. Remind me not to go to Vegas with you.

Comment 14 Jan 2016

He ain't a Texas guy unless, when he dies, they gonna bury his bones in Texas . . .

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Chris Worley has the potential to be just a hair below Lee's level, or maybe even equal to it.

So, the way I look at it . . . if Baker plays the same position as Worley and manages to beat him out for the starting role, it will be because Baker is a freakin' monster. 

The LBs next season will be relatively inexperienced by the talent level is very promising . . . on paper, much better than what Urban inherited his first season at Ohio State. 

Comment 04 Jan 2016

Chris Collins said:

On Ohio State leading scorer Marc Loving: "The fact that he's getting to the line more just puts a lot of pressure on your defense. Because he's 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9, it makes for a really tough matchup.

What is Loving's actual height? The OSU AD site lists him at 6'7. Espn.com has him 6'8. Chris Collins has him inflated all the way to 6'9. Is he growing while in college?

Comment 03 Jan 2016

If the committee were ranking the teams, they would have been impressed that Iowa kept fighting in the 4th quarter of the Rose Bowl. Final committee rankings would have Iowa 5th and Ohio State 8th.