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Comment 12 Apr 2014

Some take-aways in my mind (not a CFB expert by any stretch of the imagination, but love the buckeyes):

1) The defense looks promising, very encouraging to see that

2) The backup QB's could not hit a long pass to save their life, every time they attempted a long ball looked like a heave in the general direction and a prayer

3) The Big Ten Channel did a bad job commentating IMO, would have liked to have more of a play-by-play call than the mindless drivel going on DURING the plays

4) Still, all-in-all, great to see the guys out there, we have an awesome coaching staff and some real talent, can't wait until the season starts, very challenging schedule this upcoming season.

Comment 11 Apr 2014

I was / am a crappy athlete too bNb.  A few random thoughts:

1) Was in a Judo tournament, was only a green belt, had a match with a black belt who I think decided to go easy on me, we both went down to the mat, I grabbed him and held him down on his back for the required 30 seconds and won the bout as the crowd gasped.  It was a round robin tournament, I had to face him two more times in that tournament and he stomped me both times in short order.

2) One summer I entered our club's tennis tournament for the 4.0 category.  The favored guy, big, tall guy with a monster serve, got knocked out by a guy who I ended up playing in the finals.  I was in the zone that day, did not miss hardly any shots, hit an overhead over the fence (something I rarely ever did) and ended up winning.  When the pro was handing out the trophies (one of the few I ever won), he had a really surprised look on his face when he congratulated me.

3) This is lame, but was shooting baskets in the Y one day by myself, starting shooting three pointers and hit 8 out of 10, typically I would hit 2 maybe 3.  Even a blind pig gets an ear of corn from time-to-time.  No proof, so it never happened as they say.

Comment 11 Apr 2014

A not-so-shining moment but kinda funny, one of my friends was a big, muscled up district champion wrestler who also played football, defensive tackle.  His high school played Eastmoor one evening.  On one play he saw Archie Griffin come roaring right at him.  He thought "I'm going to nail Archie Griffin right in his tracks, I'll be table to brag about this the rest of my life".  He said he launched himself and hit Archie with everything he had.  Five other players and 30 yards later they finally pulled Archie down just shy of the end zone, which he crossed over on the next play.

Comment 11 Apr 2014

The ying and the yang ... we delight at the great offensive play and groan at the missed tackles.  I guess that is the mental tug-of-war you play when you watch your team ... well ... play against itself.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Indeed, the liberal entertainment industry conspires to keep brilliant personalities like Dennis Miller out of the lime light.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Colbert is perfect for this, he's quick witted, funny, magnetic personality, uber high energy, and brings with him a large following of a young demographics CBS would love to pull in.  Of course he will drop his Corbert Report persona, absurd to think otherwise.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

My idealized assumption about Jesse Owen's life was shattered by this excellent article, ashamed to say I never studied his life in any depth.  Very sobering and insightful, thanks Johnny, well done.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

Great writeup Birm thanks!  A four star kid from Columbus, still no offer, you did a great job of explaining the situation ... but I still "don't get it" if ya know what I mean.

Comment 06 Apr 2014

My condolences to you.  The pain will subside over time I promise.  My mom passed away two years ago, I still miss her.  I teared up the other day thinking about her, she was the outgoing and caring person in our family that everyone just loved to be around.  I did not have to go through what you did, I was visiting with her one day, she was her usual self, making me laugh with her observations and sense of humor, the next day I drove two hours to a client site, when I got there received a call from my dad that she had passed away in her sleep that night.  Although she was originally from Nashville, she and my dad moved to Columbus right about the time I was born, so she and my dad became buckeye fans.  Sounds like you had a special mom.  Glad the 11W site is of comfort to you, I think 99% of the folks on here are good people that have the common bond of our love for The Ohio State University and a desire to represent our institution with class and excellence.

Comment 05 Apr 2014

Promises promises ...

Would be great to see the tight ends get involved to complement having a QB who can pass and run, a power running back, a hybrid back and some WR's who can run deep routes as well as finding the seams.  The bucks will be very hard to defend obviously if all of those weapons come together.

Comment 05 Apr 2014

Interesting article, good stuff.  However, I'm not sure past performance or the season 2, 3 whatever syndrome applies here.  This is a new season, great recruits, good returning players, a top QB, top notch coaches ... it's a unique situation.  The schedule this season will be tougher than last season, so we'll see what happens, won't be a cake walk for sure.

Comment 05 Apr 2014

I wouldn't be so sure about that:

Of UK's 11 signees from Ohio, seven are ranked among the top 25 prospects in the state by


Comment 04 Apr 2014

Actually, I'm a little more annoyed that UK is targeting and getting some top recruits from Ohio, although I expect it's just an anomaly.

Comment 01 Apr 2014

As always, great insight by Ross, over my head some of it as I never played football on any level, I love college football but far from an expert like the 11W staff and some of the other guys posting here.  The packaged play sounds like a great way to keep a defense off balance, but I would think the QB has to be able to make a decision very quickly, any hesitation could be disastrous, similar to the situation "should I make the handoff or fake the handoff and pull it back in ... oh crap I did neither and lost the damn ball!".