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Comment 26 Aug 2015

I've actually met guys in the southeast part of this country who truly believe the best African American football players come from the south because they have "slave genes". I'm not making this up.

That is essentially what Jimmy the Greek said after, IIRC, he'd had a few drinks at a dinner, and unfortunately for him it was caught on film. He was promptly fired from his job on "the NFL on CBS" and was never heard from again.

Edit: sorry I missed seeing Hetuck's post, didn't mean to be redundant.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

I'm watching the show right now, and a moment ago I could have sworn she said "Chrish Ass"...

Comment 24 Aug 2015

It doesn't debut until next year, but I'm looking forward to Westworld on HBO. I really, really liked the movie (and I'll bet a lot of you guys have never seen it), and the trailier looks fabulous.  Can't wait.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Folks, let's not forget, who we root for has no effect on the outcome of their games, unless we are actually at the game and cheering for the team we want to win. Otherwise, it only affects how we feel about the outcome. I almost always want to see TTUN's opponent win, regardless of what it means in the polls, standings, etc. Last time I didn't was when they (TTUN) played Alabama.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Such a joy to listen to when he is working with McDonough, and on the radio too. He is not afraid to express his opinion, and yet nothing (to my knowledge, anyway) he has ever said on the air has been controversial. He just knows his stuff, and commands the utmost respect.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Yes you could see that he was well coached, even if he wasn't great he played the position like he was supposed to. We have seen OTs in Scarlet and Gray who had trouble sustaining blocks and had too many penalties. Things are different now, if you don't master the technique you're not going to get reps on Warriner's O line.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

I remember reading a post on this board expressing zero faith in Baldwin, because he was so "soft", supposedly. So I watched him a lot during the season, and his play always seemed very consistent and solid. No he was not Orlando Pace but he did a fine job. Persistence pays off.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

I wonder if some of the Buckeyes' young corners are shown film of this guy?

It also occurs to me that an incredible amount of talent left after the '98 season.  Should have done better than 6-6 the next year, but there was not much to work with. We have it so good now compared to then.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

I don't know if it's good for the investors, but how about closing any and all accounts that are being used to convey terrorist propaganda?

Not the only reason I have a very low opinion of Twitter, but it's at the top of the list, I suppose.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

Wow, things have changed since I walked onto campus.  My first few months there, I roomed with a guy who didn't come back after the holidays.  He lasted one quarter.

He did study one thing consistently, but not much else, and that one thing was his girlfriend's anatomy.

I saw her on campus about a year later, and she was quite friendly. Should have asked her out...oh well.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

I've had a few bad bosses.  One of them called me into his office one day and said, "You know, you're making this a lot harder than it needs to be."  I had no idea what he meant, and I asked him to explain it to me, but he never really did.  It was like he was talking in riddles. Our relationship had been a bit strained at times, but I didn't think it was that bad, and by all objective measures I was doing really well, at the top of my game.

Later I found out that he'd actually promised my job to an old friend of his, and he was pissed that I'd made it impossible for him to justify firing me. Eventually he got fired, but I would have liked for that to have happened sooner than it did.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

Coach Hoke didn't appear to like doing the interviews, but he did them.  Which means he didn't sell the program as well as someone else might have, but he didn't bring media criticism either, I think they liked him. TTUN traded him in for someone who can't talk up the program and isn't liked by the media folks all at the same time. They better hope Harbaugh wins some big games.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

Rod Smith might actually be having some good luck, although some say you make your own luck and it sounds like he's doing exactly that.  If he can have a good pre-season with a team that is deep at running back, doesn't make it but ends up somewhere else where they really need someone, then who knows.  I think he's got the talent, just has to demonstrate the commitment.