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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 22 Jun 2016

That's the part I don't really believe, and that the reporter just went ahead and published for emotional appeal more than any reasoned argument.  Considering the number of players before 2014 who were held out for concussions, and definitely the amount of almost "over caution" the OSU Medical staff has taken since, I can't see him being pushed to come back.  Maybe his mom misinterpreted teammates and coaches expressing solidarity with him, like, "We miss you at practice, can't wait until you're back."  

Comment 17 Jun 2016

My first callous thought when hearing about the cancellation was, "Don't we have 3 students who are Brutus at the same time, that way he can be at multiple events?", then "Well, if something happens, we'll still have the other two."  Yes, I know, I'm a terrible person.

Comment 17 Jun 2016

To be fair, this is the reason my grandfather settled in San Diego, not Northern California.  He has some not so polite things to say about Northern Californians and whining (so obviously it's a cultural thing).

Comment 08 Jun 2016

I was pretty okay with J.T.'s punishment for a first time offense, even though my cousin was killed by a drunk driver just as he had finally gotten clean and away from the drugs and alcohol abuse that had wrecked his life.  The lady who killed him in the wreck was driving on a suspended liscense, and it was the fourth time she had been charged with DUI.  However, she had never been offered  counseling as part of her sentences, so my uncle convinced the judge and DA to drop the charge to manslaughter and get her help while in prison.  Frankly, IMHO most minor offenses, when they do not result in damage to anyone else, should be met with minor punishment emphasizing education and pyschological help.  But that guy from Stanford better not ever show his face in Columbus, because, again, IMHO, a short sentence for violent felony sexual assault (the charges he was convicted of did not actually include rape) of this nature would be at least 6 years, with 3 plus 3 probation offered for good behavior.

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.