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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

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Comment 12 hours ago

Desmond Howard is very homer-ish, yeah. But people here rip on Herbie for not doing the exact same thing.

Can we stop acting like sports media personalities should be judged on how many of their opinions mirror your own? CC is a decent NFL analyst. Desmond shockingly isn't that bad at CFB analysis IMO. He's homerish, yeah, but who cares? 

Comment 19 Sep 2014

Depends on which part of Canada he's from. Luckily for us, he's from Ontario, which is due north of Ohio. 

Comment 19 Sep 2014


As for "high brow" football cheers, honestly I love Rocky Top (sorry everyone, my sister goes to Tennessee), and I think it would be sweet if we did a song or something like European soccer teams.

Oh, as for OSU-specific ones, Hang on Sloopy, Stadium Ohio, and a bunch of others are pretty great.

I enjoy participating in the current, "trashy" kickoff cheer. And I agree that it's incredibly stupid. But good luck telling me and the other 30k students to stop it.

Comment 19 Sep 2014

It's dumb, not creative, and makes us look bad.

So are all of the "nicknames" for Michigan that people post on this board every day. What's your point?

Comment 18 Sep 2014

are we discussing something that doesn't even exist?

What does the "Future JT Barrett / Braxton QB controversy" have to do with this?

Comment 18 Sep 2014

You have the audacity to be a student AND the nerve to actually enjoy something? FOR SHAME, YOUNG MAN.


Serious note, I'm also a student, I enjoy it as well. It's dumb, but it's fun to scream the fuck word at people.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

The rule is that you have to sign up for it before you can take OV's. He hadn't officially signed up.

I took my SAT/ACT at the end of my junior year. It's not abnormal to wait to take them during your senior year. Not that taking a standardized test should even be THAT big of a priority for Gibson. Unless he completely bombs it (which is EXTREMELY unlikely), he's got a full-ride waiting for him at dozens of schools.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

The number one priority here should be removing any sort of visitation rights. 

He sees the kid like twice a year to begin with. And when he does, he beats the shit out of the kid with a tree branch.

I don't think AP gives two shits about visitation rights.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

So why is it OK to hit a child that is significantly weaker both mentally and physically than an adult

Safe to say that >99.99% of the population is significantly weaker, physically speaking, than Adrian Peterson. The physical difference between Adrian Peterson and a four-year-old is incomprehensible. AND Adrian Peterson used a weapon.

If Adrian Peterson had done that to a dog, he'd be in jail and out of the league. But when he does it to a child, people think that he just "went a bit overboard."

The notion that this is even a debate is absolutely insane.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

AP has admitted to "Whooping" his kids, it's clear this is going to come down to interpretation.  Was it old school discipline or was it abuse? 

I don't think it's open to interpretation at all, and it's not a "child discipline" issue like people are trying to make it.

  • Adrian Peterson is objectively one of the strongest human beings on the planet. He is occupation is to dish out punishment to other huge, grown men. He is very good at this.
  • He stuffed leaves into the mouth of a 4-year-old.
  • He took a tree branch and used it as a weapon on that 4-year-old.

Oh, and unless I'm mistaken, AP doesn't actually have custody of his kids. He sees them very rarely, maybe a few times a year.

So, in review, Adrian Peterson, one of the strongest human beings on the planet, used a weapon to beat up the four-year-old son who he has only seen a handful of times.

I can say this is child abuse without people saying I'm contributing to the "pussification" of America, right? Because Adrian Peterson beat the shit out of a four-year-old. That's horrifying.

Ray Rice hit an adult, using his own hands. And what he did was still horrible and he deserves to be in jail for it. So why is it all of the sudden some kind of debate when another world-class athlete beats up a child?

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Wait, what? Neither have bobbled a single punt so far. Dontre had a few pretty good returns last week, too. And Jalin nearly housed one.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Last time he got in trouble I posted something along the lines of "Back off with all the vitriol, the kid has some issues and I hope he gets them sorted out" and I got downvoted to shit.

Yeah, he's gotten in a lot of trouble. Yeah, he's probably got some serious issues. But people are all over the kid. He's 17, he's got some issues in his personal life, and so many adults feel the need to rip on the kid on the internet because he committed to a school we play in football. But this has nothing to do with football anymore.

So I'll say again, I hope he gets the help he needs and gets his life sorted out. Just sucks that he has to do that while a bunch of middle-aged assholes talk shit about him on the internet.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

There's a huge difference between taking a kid with serious character issues and giving your own players a second (or third) chance (see: Marcus Baugh, Noah Spence).

But hey, just to break up this "FSU takes anyone" circlejerk, FSU wouldn't take him now even if he had a spotless record. They have three quarterbacks already committed who are ranked significantly higher than Jayru.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

There's some sociopath out there with MS Paint who makes uniforms exactly like this for every team. They're horrifying.

But yeah, it's just a dude with a computer. 

Comment 14 Sep 2014

I don't think Penn State will be nearly as easy as it was last year, but that's not because of Hackenberg, it's because they have a really good d-line and they're strong at linebacker as well. And they have some good tight ends who match up really well with our linebackers.

I don't think we lose that game, but we don't know nearly enough about this team to assume that it'll be a blowout, either. Our OL's biggest problem against VT was the communication, which was at home. At PSU, in a whiteout, against a good d-line, JT could end up running for his life.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Oregon's defense is actually good, though. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is the best corner in the entire country. Armstead is a beast too, and they have a lot of speed on the pass rush. 

Comment 14 Sep 2014

We cant beat the media bias 

We also can't beat top 25 teams. Or so we've shown over the last few games.

And FWIW, I'm not one of the fans who was screaming "OMG FIRE EVERYONE" after the VT game. But the B1G has failed spectacularly on the big stage lately. Fair or not, OSU has been the poster child for that failure.

But hey, polls are meaningless until the last one. Sit back and enjoy football.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

The B1G as a whole is 1-10 against teams from the ACC/SEC/PAC/B12 this year. The one win was Rutgers barely toppling Washington State.

The narrative has become reality. Luckily for us, there's a ton of parity this year. But the B1G as a whole is really, really bad this year.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Sadly, Carter's story was followed by "My parents beat the shit out of me and look where I am now" nonsense from Keyshawn and Ditka.

The truth is, we know a lot more about parenting now than we did then. No, this isn't the pussification of America that so many here decry. Every legitimate scientific study on the matter shows that, at best, this kind of discipline has no positive effect, and that often times, it has a profoundly negative effect. 

No, I'm not a parent, but I don't see any legitimate justification for beating a child. I'm sure parenting can be extremely frustrating, but come on, there has to be a better way.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

Before anyone here freaks out about us falling, I'd like to point out that the whole "X team should move up, Y team should move down" thing is a flawed way to organize a poll. Poll inertia leads to dumb stuff.

Hell, it's why Bama has been ranked second all year. "Oh, they haven't done anything to move down" whatever. You can't possibly tell me, after watching Bama, Oregon and Oklahoma play, that Bama is better than them. Bama is the beneficiary of some poll inertia.

Same thing goes for FSU, really. And UCLA.

Georgia was ranked too highly last week, and now they're still ahead of a SC team that beat them. Because they didn't want to drop Georgia too far and they didn't want to move SC up too much. Just like how we were still ranked ahead of VT last week after they beat us.

Poll inertia is so frustrating. Pollsters should start with a blank slate every time they make a poll, and not rely on the past week's rankings.

But hey, in general, I think this is a down year for elite CFB teams. There are no juggernauts, there's a ton of parity this year and that's going to lead to a very fun (and probably confusing) season. 

Comment 14 Sep 2014

They allowed like 129 total yards. FIRE FICKELL