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Spider1944 12th Warrior

Member since 06 July 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being at the 1964 NFL Championship game at the old Lakefront Stadium. Never dreaming I would not live to see the Browns in a Super Bowl.
  • NFL TEAM: Browns

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Comment 30 Apr 2016

Thank you 11 Warriors. Great coverage.

Wow, what a great bunch of young men. Did The Ohio State University proud. TD was asked if he thought the night was an infomercial for Ohio State, man that is exactly what it was. Everyone of those kids are so polished. 

Finally, I think the Buckeyes should hang that picture of the Fab Four in the recruiting room with the caption "Will this be you?"


Comment 25 Apr 2016

Hey Birm, I couldn't agree more with Bum. I won't miss your articles or Kyles X's and O's articles You cut through all the BS. For example:

Your take that 95% of the recruits are committing to hold a spot...

For me it makes it a lot easier to follow. I really pay a lot less attention to recruiting since all of the the decommits started happening last year.


Comment 09 Apr 2016

"I didn't get any special treatment. None of that," Barrett said. "I think it makes you a better player as well, not being privileged or handicapped in any way being that you're good and stuff like that."

The not being privileged comment is coming up quite a bit this spring. I hope this years Captains don't tolerate that crap this year. I hope JT can assume the Michael Bennett role and kickass on the Prima Donnas. 

Sorry about that. I had to get it off my chest. 


Comment 18 Feb 2016

 Let me start off by saying kudos to the B1G.  Some interesting points I gleaned from this map: 

1.  I would like to see a population map along side this viewership map.  My feeling is they would look quite similar. 

2.  I found it interesting that the Columbus  Area trails most of the Ohio viewership including Toledo.

3.  I also found that Maryland and Rutgers did not add much to the viewership numbers. So much for TV ratings as a reason for including Rutgers and Maryland in the B1G.

4. The Cincinnati area confirmed my suspicions about Cincinnati not being an Ohio State hot bed.

5.  Finally, is western Ohio all farmland? 


Comment 05 Feb 2016

All kidding aside, like him or hate him, Jim Harbaugh is off to one hell of a start. Let's give the man his due. This rivalry is officially back  


Comment 26 Jan 2016

Simplify the rules, centralize the rules and if your university is under the jurisdiction of the NCAA, it should have the same rules as every other school under that umbrella.

there in lies the crux of the problem. If they can't agree on anything they should all agree on the above.


Go bucks 

Comment 01 Dec 2015

Woody, one might say everyone is "entitled" to their own opinion. With entitled being the key word in this sentence. I wonder if the use of entitled was exactly what they meant?

Anyway, If we go to the Rosebowl, I am going. Just to see our seniors and our early NFL enrollees one more time.


Comment 30 Nov 2015

Zeke is a human missile. Can you imagine him playing defense. If there ever has been a running back who blocks  better than Zeke, I would like to meet him.  This block reminds me of the Purdue kickoff return tackle. He is absolutely a heat seeking missile.

Peppers is playing everywhere out of necessity. Zeke is another guy that could play all over the field. Remember when he was announced as the punt returner for VA Tech and we all moaned? Not because we didn't think he could do it.  Because we did not want to see him get hurt. No offense meant Jalin, but it is a suicide position.


Comment 08 Nov 2015

I believe you are right. And I also believe the 47 game winning streak was sandwiched by Notre Dame. That is they lost to Notre Dame, won 47 straight, then lost to Notre Dame, breaking their 47 game winning streak. My younger brother snuck into the game under our uncles coat. I have never forgiven him.

Comment 30 Oct 2015

On the Saban comment after the Sugar Bowl loss:

I quoted that comment 5 - 6 times on this site and it was, probably, the overriding reason I thought Cardale would start this season. But I never thought it was the deep ball that set JT and Cardale apart. I thought it was those intermediate zone throws, for example the ones he threw to Marshall in the middle of the field, that separated him from most College quarterbacks. 

But I never thought JT couldn't throw the long ball. Anyone who watched JT all year long knew that was not true. Go back and watch the Michigan State game if you need a quick example. One other point I would like to make about JT, in the Bama game on the first down throw to Spencer by Cardale, that was basically the same route Devin Smith ran on 3rd and 23 against MSU. Cardale threw a jump ball whereas, I felt at the time, that JT would have thrown Spence open. There is no doubt in my mind that JT would have thrown the ball to the sideline and we would have all been saying "What a great call".

 I like JT's deep ball just fine  

Comment 29 Oct 2015

 He's (JT) Braxton Miller v2.0. He's faster and better.

Faster and better ... ? Not so sure about that. But I think it is safe to say he is a more complete QB. 

We have yet to see Braxton Miller v2.0. Stay tuned it is coming. The first 7 games Brax has been limited to the Wildcat, run only. The safeties move to within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Finally, they put Zeke back there with him and ran a couple zone reads. Leveling the playing a field some what. I look for the complete package for Braxton come _ichigan visits from That Those Teams UNorth. Even if Braxton "can only weenie arm it".


Comment 22 Oct 2015

ONEWISE... Kudos! Finally some perspective! I would like to mention Urban Meyer's only stated goal at the beginning of the season, "Win the B1G Championship". All this talk about the CFP is a bit premature, IMHO.

Not to denigrate the next three games, but we have a very physical team coming to the Shoe on November 21st with revenge on their minds. Who, after the TTUN game, think DESTINY is on their side. Following that game we travel to AA to play TTUN. A team that is taking this game as the game of the Century. They will have nothing to lose. Personally, my focus does not go past November 28th.

I know I am raining on some peoples parade. But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.

EDIT: My apologies. I just read the remainder of the comments. And Buckeye Nation has not lost perspective. I spoke to early.


Comment 22 Oct 2015

On a side note - I do wonder why Miller hasn't thrown the ball from the wildcat yet.  It's either A) his arm is complete toast, or B) they want people to think that.

Frankly, I am going with B. But what is more surprising to me, why is he not running the read option? That is what he was so good at.  Right now when Braxton takes the snap there are 11 guys crowding the line of scrimmage. No one is taking any fakes. They are stopping Miller at all cost. Run the read option, give it to Elliot, or keep it.


Comment 22 Oct 2015

Tempo, Tempo, Tempo, it has been missing all year long. I like the tempo that JT brings. The Penn State game was the first game this year that reminded me of last year's offensive play. I, personally, will be shocked if this is not the breakout game that we are all expecting. Why? Because JT has his SWAG back