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Comment 17 May 2015


In fairness, Fred Taylor retired from coaching in 1976 at the age of 52. I remember him well and always watched his television show, and followed his career. I know with a fair amount of certainty that he was “disenchanted”, to say the least, with coaching after the 1972 brawl at Minnesota that left three Ohio State players hospitalized. Taylor always felt that the Ohio State administration and Big Ten should have pushed for more aggressive disciplinary action against those Minnesota players involved in that public mugging.

“I still kick myself for not quitting then because that’s what I felt I should do when nobody really even acted as though they cared,” Taylor said later. His heart for the game he loved was gone, and it was obvious.

Comment 06 May 2015

What worries me is that it's damn near impossible for a football team to play at peak levels for 5 games in a row. It's human nature to think that your team mates will have the necessary intensity and focus when your mind and body is not responding at it's best. Then it's all too common to find that things are not clicking for a couple of other guys also, while your opponent is hitting on all cylinders.

Really want the Buckeyes to repeat, so my hope is that the team is just head and shoulders above everyone in college football and plays the last 5 enraged.

Comment 30 Apr 2015

If you listened to Tom Herman's interview in Wednesday's Skull Session you will find that he thinks very highly of Mariota and his skill set.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

I am torn between Miller and Jones.

I fully expected Braxton to lead us into the playoffs last year because he was the one guy who could make up for other team weaknesses and was electric. Defenses could not game plan for him. When he went down all I could say to my friends was to repeat the f word over and over.

On the other hand Cardale stretched defenses with that strong arm while being accurate and he doesn't go down with arm tackles. The running game with Zeke benefited and really took off. 

The loser here is JT. Great leader, solid everywhere in his game. But the two in front of him are just too dynamic.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Really liked this movie. The overall plot together with the conceptualizing of an existence in not one but two other dimensions of consciousness was unique. Also thought the visuals and audio were very good, the ideas stimulating and it held my attention despite its length. If I were to criticize anything it might be that McConaughey seemed to be overacting early on.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I have been quite loose with the DVs in the past and apologize to those that may have irritated me. Unless of course you posted a political opinion, then I wish I had more than one DV to give because only a moron football fan would think his political opinion is worth a damn!

Comment 21 Apr 2015

The original video had the part where the ceremony was over but the President saw Archie as he was leaving, so he started it up again. I loved that part and you can catch it on Youtube at about the 16:25 mark:

Comment 20 Apr 2015

"Houston is now my third-favorite team. (My second-favorite is whoever is playing Michigan, obvii.)"

But but DJ, don’t you want TTUN to return to greatness so we can return to those competitive games of yesteryear and maybe let the conference have more bragging rights?

Comment 14 Apr 2015

I imagine that Russell likes the friends that he's made at OSU and maybe a nice girl that he wants to keep hanging with regularly. All that is part of the appeal of being young and in school.

BUT he says he hasn't talked to his family. Even if they wanted him to get an education, there is no chance he would stay until he finishes school. I think they will advise him to grab the opportunity while it is a sure thing, and if he were my boy, I would tell him to secure his future ASAP.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

Great stuff today DJ.

Perry was as perfect as a human can be in his interview with BTN.

Mandel podcast was interesting. Especially compelling was the discussion on how a couple of players can change the dynamic of a whole team.

Oh, and shut up Gary Patterson. Championship games allow the committee to see another game against a quality opponent. Your conference doesn't allow for that.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Just to give you an idea of the character of Jack, I remember in the early days he was in a tournament and was helping another golfer correct a problem he was having with his swing. The guy eventually won the tournament and it really pissed off "Champagne Tony Lema" who ranted to the press that it wasn't the first time Jack helped out a guy that cost him (Lema) some money.

Comment 02 Apr 2015


I have trouble with hearing all the hilarious things being said because I am laughing so hard from the last thing.

Does anyone know the story behind the picture?