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spqr2008 12th Warrior


Member since 05 February 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2002 National Championship Game. Before that, I would always root for the Buckeyes vs. TSUN, but until then, I had not been a really big football fan.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Dane Sanzenbacher
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Wherever Buckeyes play.
  • NBA TEAM: Wherever Buckeyes play.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 27 May 2016

The ACT thing is weird.  I can see telling a coach not to tell the players where to take them, but the coach shouldn't be allowed to give them advice on standardized tests?  I can maybe see the point from the NCAA's perspective on the where, but the "Can't give general advice on how standardized tests are scored" is just ridiculous.  A random person could walk up to them and give them that advice too, it's common knowledge among college educated adults.  And considering some of these players may come from disadvantaged circumstances, and be the first in their family to get an opportunity for a college education, why shouldn't the college coach recruiting them be able to hand out academic and life skills advice while still recruiting them?  That's like the prospect mentioning he needs a graphing calculator for school, and the coach saying, "Well... XYZ retail outlet has them for $20 less than everyone else", and making that an NCAA violation.  Again, in the case of some of these players, that $20 might make the difference in their family having enough money for food or rent, and it has not been given to them as a benefit, since the deal was available to any customer of XYZ retailer.

Comment 21 May 2016
If they do ballet, they should prep the Battle scene from the Nutcracker and film it with the spring Gane losers having to play the Michigan Rats. Plus, they can get some really good instructors from the OSU dance school, it's one of the very best in the country.
Comment 19 May 2016

Especially if Fox gets smart (doubtful, considering the way their parent company acts in the rest of the Anglozone), and offers a package of sports channels for less than Sling.  I'd pay $15/ month from August to March to have access to BTN, FS1, and the regional Fox networks in order to see Buckeye football and basketball.

Comment 19 May 2016

That's exactly what I do as well, since it actively hurts ESPN's bottom line.  If ESPN wants to be a bunch of jerks more than they are now, that's fine.  I will continue to hate them, and actively look to bring a class action suit against them for devaluing my degree with their negative reporting.  I don't even care if the suit succeeds, as long as it causes the Mouse to reevaluate their holding of ESPN and causes them to hemorrhage money.

Comment 13 May 2016

Some mischievous soul should post that 2012 highlight video to a Charger's fan site.  Because how crazy would it be to have both of them playing on the same team in the NFL?

Comment 13 May 2016

Considering what the NCAA let Cam Newton get away with, I just don't consider this that huge of a deal.  Is it an against the rules recruiting advantage?  Yes.  But I haven't seen any kind of reporting on Tunsil's home life, and just making a huge assumption, but if he's like Beanie Wells, and has a bunch of siblings, with a single working mother, getting money to pay her electric and water bill just doesn't even hit the morality meter for me like getting a ton of money to refurbish Dad's church does.

Comment 10 May 2016

This actually makes the Jaylon Smith pick make much more sense now.  Obviously Rod is going to have good information on whether docs think his brother will recover fully from his injury.