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Springslips


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Comment 30 Aug 2015

I UV this because it is a bit puzzling why an OP would ask a question when he knows the answer, but then tell everyone not to reply with the answer. It kinda weird.

Perhaps he wants to ask "Why is potential more highly valued than performance to many NFL scouts? Take Christian Hackenberg for instance." But they way he asked it was akin to "Why do people like Hot Chicken Takeover? If you tell me it is because it taste great, the service is good, and the price is decent I'll regard it as spam."

To answer the OP: talent is rare, but skills can be taught--is what many coaches and scouts believe. 

Comment 23 Aug 2015

Exactly.

For lack of a better phrase, I call it cartoon thinking, buying into the hype so much you start to believe the team is the Super Friends or something. Truth is they are a highly talented team that are error prone like the rest of us, going up against a schedule of other talented teams resolved to beat them for they accolades they'd recieve for doing so. VT is a highly talented team too, maybe not as much, but enough to win. Saying we will beat them by 50 is the height of cartoon thinking; if it ends up being a late game 3-point win people will be pulling thier hair out looking for someone to blame--started the wrong QB, the suspensions, the new OC, Beck, Fic, whoever--because they blew up the hype to unreal, cartoonish proportions. Happens every year, but moreso this year. They'll be much angst this year for sure. 

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I agree. If the SEC is worth a fraction of its hype, no way a team replacing those part make it in. If this was the ACC, maybe. 

Comment 16 Aug 2015

Not to get political because we can't, but you are misunderstanding what he is saying; he is blasting the politicians for coming up with sayings like 'fighting for peace' which is pure spin and rhetorically absurd. He IS NOT making an argument that all war is bad. 

Comment 05 Aug 2015

You missed the part about it being written by Billy Shakespear and was in Hamlet. You are using in incorrectly. You say that when someone overstates how much they love or hate something reveling that they are hiding the opposite-- it is about overcompensation. Like when a preteen goes on and on how he hates a girl because he is trying to hide how much he likes her. The phrase doesn't work for criticism of another's opinion when there is no overcompensation possible. 

Comment 04 Aug 2015

Soneone needs to photoshop in a 'Sold' sticker and a sign beliw " to Urban Meyer." 

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I was just waiting for the first post to cry about PC to pounce. To bad there isn't many vets of WWII, I'd love to tell them they are being PC, after they go off on someone singing that song. The most evil group in history doing the most evil disgusting thing imaginable IS NOT a candidate for satire. It is not PC to call it what it is: a deeply evil song that should never touch the Ohio State University, ever! Would you feel the same if it made light of 9/11, or Columbine, or was a song about attacking and killing your family? I would love to know who wrote " have some balls and sing it." He'd quickly know what having real balls mean! 

Comment 15 Jul 2015

I don't hate on Nevada but the Wisemen deal did seem a little strange--since they all seemed to have the same opinions on a subject. How many times have you seen three people--important people--agree on everything. There was never any " Wiseman 1 think this way, the other two don't agree." That made me think that the Wisemen were a creation. 

Comment 12 Jul 2015

Actually the best advice is to get to know someone well before hitting the sheets; I know that sounds prudish, but believe I am no prude--truth is when you let your lower head make decisions you have a high chance of getting into a bad jam. By doing the whole dating routine you can spot the incongruities and lies over time. Young men need to learn to use there upper head. Coeds take classes that some disparage as " how not to get rape." Truth is young men need a class too "how not to rape." You don't just jump into bed with whoever! Do they dating thing. If he did he'd eventually see things--like a high school sophomore math book in her car, or facebook post about 'the big game,' overhearing a convo with her mother that sounds a little juvenile. Having quick sex is not worth jail, losing a scholly, or a possible football career over. That is my advice to all you young men and women out there. Protect yourself my using your head--the one on your shoulders. 

Comment 12 Jul 2015

Ditto. And it will happen. 

Comment 12 Jul 2015

One thing I think will happen is we'll see another QB run the wildcat. It will save the starter from extra hits while giving the wildcat more of a passing threat. 

I also can see another starting Hawaii to give the starter a rest since it is five days after VT.  

Comment 12 Jul 2015

Natty Light? I would take my chances with the algea. 

Comment 08 Jul 2015

I'll add that the ' vote dilution' argument doesn't hold water. In 1995, the Year of Eddie, Bobby Hoying and Terry Glenn were also legit Heisman candidates and recieved votes. Having other Heisman talent doesn't hurt, it helps by insuring defenses can't target Zeke. As for stats and touches, come on, the running back in Meyer's offence will always get carries, stats, touchdowns. 

Comment 05 Jul 2015

Wait a second: if the title of the column is "This Week in Buckeye History" than your coverage should be games played on the dates of the week the column shows. For instance you can't put the 2006 Michigan game on Maryland week because the 06 Game did not occur on any date that week. As a reader I would diffently look down on that. If you want to do it the way you suggest, change the name to something else.