It can be effective if not done in anger, but as far as hitting your child in anger....my dad always said this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you. As a child I thought he was crazy. As a parent, many times when disciplining my children, not beating them, but using corrective measures, it truly does hurt me more than I remember it ever hurting me when I was disciplined when I was younger. I can barely remember the spankings I received when I was young. I remember each one that I have had to give my kids. I do it because I feel it worked well with me, I have no hate, I am actually glad my parents took time out to care for me in this method. I feel like if they hadn't I could have turned out to be a poor member of society.
You will get there my friend. I am now 6 away from voting. It has taken me a long time, but I mostly read and only post my opinion when I feel it is necessary.
I understand people being upset about the loss, the first regular season loss in two years and two games, but at the same time we need to be rationale. I was as upset as anyone about the way The Ohio State University played, and knew that I was going to hear all about it for weeks. I live in VA, about 3 hours from Blacksburg. I was born in Ohio, my family is from Ohio, but I was raised in VA. I despise VT, because of all the so-called fans that live here. I say so-called because they are fans when VT is winning and not so much when VT is losing. It has been a rough few days, but I have taken what I deserve. I ramble to make this point. Every fan base has their doubters, their haters, their optimists, their pessimists, and their whatever happens, happens. Rationale thinking never takes place immediately after a win or loss, emotions are much to high, especially for fans. We have to sit back and be thankful for the past (most programs don't have the sensational past that we have), enjoy the present (even with a loss we have many things to be excited about, most programs don't), and look forward to the future (Urban Meyer along will win, will recruit, and will work tireless for this program).
I have a cousin-n-law (guess that's what you call them) in the Navy now. He is stationed in VA, but is an avid college football fan. This would be a cool gift for me to give to him, before he leaves on deployment in December for the year.
This is one of the things I like about Klinsmann, he keeps it real. People don't like the truth all the time, but what he is saying is factual. Can they play the best 7 games of their lives? Sure! But that is what it is going to take to pull this out and that just isn't reality. Either way I will be cheering my heart out for them.
I was born in Ohio, live in SW VA and have family in OH and PA! I teach English, but my speech is all messed up! HAHA People in this part of the South don't really say 'Merica, it is a joke around here as well.
Thank you Lane Kiffin!
Pens fan here too and not many other sports do your best players dive to clear pucks. Or get stitches and then return five minutes later. I watch hockey all season, but there is just nothing like the playoffs. That I know is true for about any sport, and makes me greatly excited for playoff college football.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he grew up a UK fan. Now it seems that he really likes Coach K since the first time they met, and by his twitter statement, I think that's what he means by he has known for awhile. I guess we shall see though.
Agree! Hadn't thought about it that way, but well said. This is my +1 since I can't vote yet.
I hate that he's not getting back into coaching, of course I wouldn't want to have to play against teams he was coaching. However, I'm glad he has found something he is interested in and feels he can make a difference, so all the power to him becoming the president at Akron, and hopefully someday he becomes the president of our great university. I truly believe Tress has a heart for people, especially college kids, and will be a perfect fit to help guide and lead them. I expect him to be an excellent, hands-on president.
I'm not looking for more Friday night games, I would just like the Thursday night match-ups to improve. I thought last season, they were lacking for exciting, high energy games. I'm not saying they were all bad, but just seemed to lack the excitement, at least from my view-point, this season.
+100 on Ron Swanson
I think it's a great idea. I'm just a little over half way there, but maybe someday I will reach the coveted voting privelages.
Love the new layout. You guys just keep making this site better and better!
Same here as many times as I have seen that, it was the first time I noticed him.
It would be un-American for Auburn to openly admit they lost
+1 for you sir, even though I can't vote yet.
I can't wait for this, I'm already trying to get tickets for the home and home at both places, being from VA the Tech home game will be easy, still working on the game at the SHOE
Excellent Article! Genius!
This kid seems to have a great head on his shoulders. He seems like the kind of guy we want: one that works hard, is competitive, and will do whatever is needed to be the best. I hope we keep getting guys just like Mr. Trout.
Seems like a great kid. Love his willingness to recruit and help out wherever. I love getting kids that are great and want to be a Buckeye!
Interesting write-up! We have to remember these are predictions and anything can happen, but I see where each is coming from.
Great article, reading about potential recruits makes me wish everyone was already at tOSU and the season was beginning. It's great to have Urban Meyer and makes the UA game and the Army All-American game even more exciting.