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Torpedo Vegas


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 #1 vs. #2 Ohio State-Michigan Game. You never forget your first.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: A.J. Hawk
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Apr 2014

Here's where I make a pitch regarding U.S. Grant's record as president. Not only was it his strategy that helped win the civil war, it was his actions that made those gains stick. His leadership during Reconstruction helped to destroy the first iteration of the KKK and allow Blacks to vote and even hold office throughout the South. Unfortunately many of those gains were rolled back with the end of Reconstruction, but it went a long way towards moving the country past the Civil War. On top of that, he had some pretty forward thinking policies towards Native Americans and was the steward of a strong economy, a majority of his run at least. Sure, he didn't have the best second term, but most Presidents struggle through second terms. As an added bonus, he wrote an excellent set of memoirs that was published and marketed by his good friend Mark Twain.

This is not to take away from Jesse Owens. I think either would be a fine choice. Just wish there was more acknowledgment of one of our most underrated presidencies. 

Comment 30 Mar 2014

He just doesn't have the same Ohio cred as a Wright Bros. or a Neil Armstrong, especially with that whole Michigan background. They didn't call him the Wizard of Milan after all. That's not even considering his questionable business ethics. 

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Very true. I'm just not that high on Scott, Thompson, and especially not Williams/McDonald. Then again who knows, 4 years from now I may be extolling the virtues of all those guys' veteran leadership on a Final Four squad. If anyone can make it happen, it's Thad. Now, let's all focus on forgetting this past season as soon as possible. 

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Don't forget, Sully and Craft's freshman year had Lighty, Diebler, Buford, and Fort Swatterdale already on the roster.  Heck even the 06-07 team had Jamar Butler, Ivan Harris, and Ron Lewis as returning players. Not great, but I'd take any one of those guys heading into next year.

Comment 08 Dec 2013

The thing that hurts for me is that this is exactly what an OSU win in the 07 National Championship game would, and frankly should, have looked like. Urban Meyer finally got Tressel'd. 

Comment 22 Jul 2013

Also worth pointing out that respecting women is something Urban highlights as a "core value".

EDIT: Just to clarify, those are not ironic quotation marks.

Comment 18 Apr 2013

My favorite part of that of that video is the singer knew to stop singing. There needs to be more crowd sung national anthems. Always one of my favorite parts of Buckeye games. 

Comment 04 Apr 2013

I'm sure the huge amount of money the NCAA, the BCS, and the schools were going to lose if OSU didn't play their star players had more to do with the Tat5 playing in the Sugar Bowl than any "conning" by Tressel.

Comment 19 Mar 2013

I don't think Silver is claiming to make predictions here. He is just making a forecast of possible outcomes. If they played this tournament 100 times, Louisville would only win 22/23 of those times and they're his favorite. In short, you and Nate Silver are on the same page here.