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Comment 12 Jul 2016

Brewster, I have a few responses. First, I have seen you post today that people should not be commenting on how this affects OSU. Well let's be honest, the reason these articles are posted here is because it affects OSU. Someone can be appalled by the situation AND interested in the repercussions to OSU. 

Second, it is not uncommon for fans or alumni of the University to say "we" or "our" when referencing OSU (sports, medical center, student union). I do it myself. Hell, I believe there even was an article on 11W about it before. 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

He was hired because this was part of sealed testimony that no one had access to until recently. While the whole situation is disgusting, from OSU's perspective this can be addressed fairly easily with little fallout once a discussion has occurred between Meyer, Smith, and Schiano. 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

As many have said, best seats in the house are the first few rows of C-Deck. I had first row seats in 29C for the 2012 edition of the Game, which were fantastic, and I had second row seats in 19C for the 2014 game against Cincinnati. Best view of the field. 

I am not sure how much of a trooper your wife is, but the C-Deck seats for the Game in late November are usually chilly, windy, and you can possibly expect some snow and/or freezing rain. My wife was a saint during the 2012 Game, she didn't complain at all and we stayed through Carmen Ohio. However, if you don't think yours will be a fan of the inclement weather than the first 2-3 rows of B-Deck would be your best bet to shield yourself from the elements and have a great view of the stadium. I sat in the second row of B-Deck during the 2013 Penn State game and those seats were splendid as well. 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Always excited to see a fellow Trinity football alum playing for the Buckeyes. He has very good speed and size and he received some exceptional coaching through high school. 

Comment 25 May 2016

This issue can and is being blown out of proportion. Sports are activities that can lead to lasting health issues, including suicide. So long as people engage in the activity knowing the risks, let them play. 

If people are aware of the health issues, let football, rugby, action sports, etc. be as they are. I understand the NFL probably hid some facts, which is shitty and I agree with finding ways to make the sports safer, but not by "legislating" ridiculous rules that change the sport. I would rather see innovations in safer helmets or different tackling techniques. Don't tell me that it is unsafe for a quarterback to be hit in the head by defensive end's hand, so it is now a penalty. 

Comment 24 May 2016

Not really surprising. I hate to hear of anyone committing suicide, but CTE can occur in anyone who has been subject to head trauma. I am sure I suffer from CTE, having several concussions, one severe, in the past. I still feel the whole concussions and CTE situation is blown way out of proportion.  

Comment 02 Feb 2016

From about about two weeks before the Olympics through March Madness and until about two months after the World Cup in 2014. Didn't want to overload the servers with employees streaming video. At least that is what we were told. 

Comment 02 Feb 2016

There was about a 9 month stint in 2014 when the firm I work for blocked all sports related websites. This included 11W...

Comment 01 Feb 2016

This could not have come at a better time. Mrs. Smith is going back to school and we need a new laptop for her schoolin. 

Comment 22 Jan 2016

Ramzy, I come from a long line of Beams (yes, those Beams). In fact, these are my Uncles: Neat shaming frustrates them as well, there really is no need for it. 

Comment 11 Jan 2016

Actually I am. My father and uncles were born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Slippery Rock. I grew up a Steelers fan. I have lived the majority of my life in Ohio and am an alumnus of The Ohio State University. I am very proud of my Pittsburgh fandom and the state that I call home, Ohio. 

Comment 11 Jan 2016

My father played at Penn State as a preferred walk-on under Joe Pa in the 1970's. Everything will be fine.  

Comment 06 Jan 2016

I am at work and now I just want to go home and watch this all afternoon. Also, only watching a few minutes and we are going to miss Bosa a lot, his play at just after the 2 minute mark is impressive and something you miss without this angle.  

Comment 05 Jan 2016

Against a better MSU defense in 2014 (Pat Narduzzi as coordinator and better players) the weak armed JT Barrett threw for 300 yards and are well scouted read option ran for 268 yards. This years game was simply a horribly called game that is not indicative of the offensive philosophy at OSU.   

Comment 05 Jan 2016

I agree with what several have said, that the route Chris Borland took will occur more frequently. I am also wondering if you don't see some of the opposite, a player who comes out and clearly expresses that they understand the risks but still want to play. I guess it could now be assumed that by simply playing the game a player is expressing this sentiment, however I have not heard a player say those words.