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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

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Jul 2016

Last year is last year, just as much as it was 365 days ago. Let it go. Learn from your mistakes and move on. 

I have a couple of wishes for this year:

1. I hope I never here "Get the ball to the playmakers" again. There is so much negativity to that statement. When you start naming playmakers you start dividing the team. What, Jalin Marshall is not a playmaker? Curtis Samuels is not... Etc. Tom Herman took what the defense gave him and when the defense adjusted he adjusted. Do not force a run when they are giving up the pass etc.

2. Play angry. Have you ever seen an angry player play like he is entitled?


Comment 16 Jul 2016

1967 My senior and some recollections of that season.

1. We were bad. In fact we were bad my whole 4 years. As witnessed by the empty seats in the pictures.

2. I swear it was the Illinois game that I heard the band playing "Hang on Sloopy" during a timeout. I remember looking at my fraternity brother and saying "Are they playing Hang on Sloopy?".

3. The Purdue game was in a steady rain and I believe the score was 35 to 0 at the half. But Purdue had Leroy Keyes, a two-way All-American and Heisman runner up, and Mike Phipps.

4. My 4 years were: 1) a long long time ago and 2) it was 4 of the leanest years in  Ohio State's history. 

Nonetheless, thank you for the memories. I would call it a blast from the past.


Comment 16 Jul 2016

C Buck 

I'm trying to think who does that? Feign humility...

Good question. The name that immediately jumped out at me was our own Archie Griffin.

BUCKEYE PHI is right feign Humility. But Zeke's  answer, since he was asked, said "I believe..." a qualifier that anyone can accept. The fact that  he or "they" were right, I.e. the "best running back in the 2016 NFL draft" ( since the Heisman winner wasn't taken until the 45th pick, about 30+ million $) shouldn't change his response.


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.