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ShowThemOhiosHere


Columbus, OH (via Mansfield, OH)

Member since 22 July 2011 | Blog

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Buckeye, born and raised, and still living here. OSU Class of 2010 (MIS & Accounting).

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship. Beating TSUN and Rose Bowl victories follow.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tribe

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Aug 2015

Here's the thing if you're going to upgrade to Windows 10.  I found this out the hard way - if you have a Cisco VPN client, UNINSTALL IT before upgrading.  It is not compatible with 10.  I did not know this when doing the upgrade.  Once I did it, I couldn't connect to the internet.  My computer was acting like I didn't have any kind of networking hardware.  I had to rollback to WIndows 8.1, get rid of this software, and then upgrade back to 10.

Now that I have Windows 10 WITH working internet, I like it.  I like the menu, and of course I love having Cortana again.  Cortana is probably the only thing I miss about my old Windows phone.  There's an APK available to get Cortana on Android...it just isn't the same.  But Windows 10 has a nice feel to it.  I just need a compatible VPN client now in case I have to work from home. 

Comment 31 Jul 2015

Way too soon.  Always was a fan of his work...RIP

Can you believe that 15 of the performers from Wrestlemania 6 are gone now?  More than 1/3 of the card (Andre the Giant, Hercules, Earthquake, Mr. Perfect, Roddy Piper, Bad News Brown, Dusty Rhodes, Sapphire, Miss Elizabeth, Randy Savage, Sherri Martel, Dino Bravo, Big Boss Man, Rick Rude, and Ultimate Warrior)

Comment 31 Jul 2015

I can't judge a college kid for smoking weed.  I smoked a shit ton of weed when I was in college, and I did alright...still doing alright (note that I haven't smoked in more than 5 years).  Also can't judge kids for skipping class, as I did so myself, on occasion.  Then again, I didn't have coaches and teammates that relied on me to do the right things off the field so that I could be on the field on Saturdays.  Just things to think about when considering blowing off class/studying or rolling that joint.  Young men will make mistakes.  They are being held accountable, and hopefully they learn.

As for the game, not too many worries.  With all the WRs out, this could be Braxton's night to explode back on the scene.  Losing Bosa hurts a bit, but this team is pretty deep with skill players.

Comment 31 Jul 2015

Not a chance.

We joke about it all the time, but it won't happen.  OSU could've easily dropped 100 on FAMU if they wanted to.  Urban's not really going to do that - backups will be on the field by the time OSU starts sniffing 60.  Even against Kent State, OSU scored about every time they touched the ball...there may have been a couple of possessions where they didn't.  That was a 66-0 game...there wasn't enough time for OSU to get enough touches to reach 100, unless Kent turned it over like 8 or 9 times.  I don't see Urban wanting to embarrass smaller schools like that.  The schools he might be willing to do that to, if there are any, are at least good enough to stop THAT level of embarrassment from happening.

As a fan, I'd probably feel bad for the other team, unless it's a team that I really loathe.  Like if it was TTUN, PSU, any SEC school except maybe Vandy and UK, Notre Dame, or USC, I'd be very happy.  But if it was like Indiana, Northwestern, or a mid-major school, I would feel pretty bad.

Comment 26 Jul 2015

OSU has plenty of history to look at when it comes to teams that were one critical loss away from winning the national championship, or at least having a shot to play for one.  I can think of many years:

2010, 2007, 2006, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1979, 1975, 1974, 1973 (tie, not loss), 1969...I don't include 1970 since OSU recognizes that as a title, though that one is debatable.

Alabama likes to brag about their 15 titles.  OSU is like 12 games away from having 20.

Comment 22 Jul 2015

If Notre Dame was the open job after the 2011 season instead of OSU, then Urban may very well be there. 

But if I looked at two different potential jobs as dream jobs, and I was at one of those jobs, and it was going well, I wouldn't just up and leave for the other one.   

Comment 21 Jul 2015

It appears I'm in the minority on this, but I think it can work.  It's not the only way to prosperity, but it could work. 

OSU won a national title losing 2 QBs last season.  I know it's not the same as platooning, as Cardale didn't play any significant snaps until JT got hurt.  However, the offense ran very well with Barrett.  It ran very well with Jones.  We know it ran so well with Braxton, and there's no doubt it still would have been awesome last season.  Having 3 guys who are such bigtime QBs, in an exciting system with great talent on the o-line, backfield, and receiving corps - it could work.  I think you could rotate between the 3 QBs from series to series and the offense would still be efficient.  It's a different offensive system from what OSU had when they platooned Stan Jackson and Joe Germaine back in 1996/97.  It's a different time. 

And OSU could pick their starter, go with them, and maybe throw in the backups for a couple of gadget plays here and there, or just go with the starter all the time until the game gets out of hand. 

Comment 20 Jul 2015

It's not that Saban's point about draft grades has no validity to it at all.  But where were these comments when Alabama was winning those national titles?  Those early draft grades didn't seem to hurt them then.  It's awfully convenient to bring it up on the heels of a(nother) Sugar Bowl loss.