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Comment 04 May 2015

And I think your approach tends to set a very, very low bar for our expectations of men.

Here's the primary difference: you see agreeing to go back to the guy's room as implied consent, that what happens after is the fault of the victim for doing it. I'm saying that no matter what the girl does, even if she ::gasp:: goes back to the guy's room (which, the person in this particular assault did because that's where the bathroom was located), if she says no, that means no. 

And the primary difference between me and the alleged rapist in this case, is that when she says she doesn't want to have sex, I don't force her to have sex, no matter what her actions were leading up to it.

Your solution is not prevention. It's defense/risk reduction. Prevention means finding ways to not have men raping women in the first place. That's prevention. 

Comment 04 May 2015

Teach your daughters these things. 

An even better lesson would be to teach our sons not to rape.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

Because Ohio State makes FAR MORE money hosting a game at the 'Shoe than traveling to some scrub 30k seat stadium in Ohio and splitting the gates.

The visiting teams that come to Ohio Stadium under the "here, we'll pay you $800k to get shellacked" (like UC, who came to the tune of $900k last year) do NOT get a cut of the gate sales. Ohio State takes the gate sales, subtracts the "beat you into submission" fee, and pockets the rest.

Comment 02 Apr 2015
People read the top line and think WOW WHAT A COMMITMENT! The reality is that drastic cuts and new revenue sources will need to be found elsewhere. State funding isn't going up (in fact, colleges in Ohio have been told if you don't find ways to help fund yourself, you'll get even less state funding) Ohio State, for instance, has privatized parking, issued bonds, and has talked about privatizing other areas of the university as well. It's great we can make college more affordable--allegedly--for students, but at what cost?
Comment 01 Apr 2015

I personally don't see it happening.

From what I've heard, the "other" candidates with OSU ties (namely, Mike Stewart, Chris Hoch, and Brad McDavid) are not considered finalists for the job. It sounds like it's Spurlin and perhaps one other candidate (another rumored candidate was Florida's band director).

Comment 01 Apr 2015

Teams usually receive multiple rings for a national title. There's one they receive from the BCS/CFP and one they "design" themselves.

The one the team designed is on the left, the one from the BCS is on the right. So this year's team will also still receive their team-designed ones, the ones they have are the official CFP ones.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

In general, I don't "bash" players for commiting elsewhere. It's a choice they make in what they think is their best interests as a 17 year-old.

But I can't help but experience total schadenfreude when it comes to Kalis. 

Comment 11 Mar 2015

I was a senior in high school for Holy Buckeye and I was actually at a HS band competition that day. Before we all had internet on our cell phones, I only had a chance to see ESPN's ticker for a brief moment before leaving the hotel we were at for the evening portion of the competition. I saw the score pop-up and was like, "Wow, that was really freaking close" but had no idea until I was able to watch highlights the next day.

It was at that moment I was somewhat relieved I didn't watch that game or else I would already be dead and therefore, unable to enjoy the most recent "Holy Buckeye" moment.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

I think Marotti is a "lifer" with Urban. The guy has no interest, at least from his resume, of doing things other than S&C. He's an OSU alum. I think the only thing that would pry him away from what he's doing is when they want to franchise "Coach Mick's Kick-Your-Assanasiums" for millions.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

And I haven't seen any of their own fans hitting on them for position coaches leaving? I swear the only people that care about this are Ohio State fans/writers.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Michigan has had three different coaches in 7 years. 

Penn State is on their third coach in 4 years.

People leave, COACHES leave...all....the.....time. The only people that are freaking out about this....are Ohio State fans. Tom Herman left and we STILL signed two highly ranked QB prospects, including one who apparently had a pretty major beef with the incoming OC. It's really okay. There's no "hit to integrity" here. The only people driving that perception are Ohio State fans/writers/etc.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I, too, am really surprised by the amount of backlash this has received--especially coming from the OSU writers/blogs/websites. 

I swear people are acting like this is the first time anything like this has ever happened.

Comment 28 Jan 2015

I actually found it a very memorable experience. I got to go down on the field, with my 5 year-old, and watch him be in awe that he was standing in the endzone where "we score touchdowns on TV". 

I was surprised about all the complaints once I got on social media. I honestly didn't think the "politician" part was that long-winded, it took up, what 15 or 20 minutes? I don't know, I guess I'm wondering what exactly people expected? I got to see them accept the trophies, I got to hear from the players, and I got a lot from Urban Meyer. I saw the band do a ramp entrance, and sang Carmen Ohio at the end. 

Comment 21 Jan 2015

I know it's easy to gloss over the financial implications, but it's really not that simple. With the B1G possibly expanding the conference schedule, revenue-making home games are necessary for Ohio State's financial well being. It's why we can't randomly schedule a "big time program" when schools like Vandy pull out. They will want a return game and we need generally at least 7 home games a year. An OSU home game generates roughly $7 million in ticket sales alone. I don't know the monetary equivalent for "positive impact" but I doubt it's close to that figure. After contract and stadium expenditures, OSU can clear probably $5 MIL on tickets alone, not including concessions. 

I think as an altruistic ideal, it's great, but it's not that easy to just take away the financial implication in the spirit of making people feel good about OSU

Comment 21 Jan 2015

In profits? I doubt it.

I know that it costs, on average, about $750k to host a game in Ohio Stadium, without contract guarantees. I have no idea what the price is for a MAC school. But at 1/3rd the stadium size, that's costing Kent $250k right out of the gate, without the split in sales.

I can't guarantee it, but I imagine it's way more profitable for Kent to get their ass kicked in Columbus.