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WC Buckeye

San Diego, CA (via Louisville, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Looking skyward in elation in Tempe, AZ and thanking God that I got to be there when my Buckeyes won the first national championship since I was a child.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joshua Perry
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Of all time? John Havlicek. Now? Sam Thompson.
  • NFL TEAM: Chargers
  • NHL TEAM: OK, OK - the Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Clippers
  • MLB TEAM: Braves
  • SOCCER TEAM: OK, OK - the Crew.

Recent Activity

Comment 3 hours ago

The Toe.

Comment 9 hours ago

M Man, I love that you call things pretty straight. We're glad to have you commenting on here, and even though we don't always agree, it's good to get some outside perspective.

We still want our team to beat your team's ass, but we respect that you want the same and can engage in respectful commentary.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

You could probably put just about any mediocre quarterback behind that line and have some success. These two are actually good quarterbacks - and really good athletes - so once they shake the jitters, I think they're going to be fine. Control the turnovers, be patient and let the line execute in front of you, and let the defense get you the ball in good position. This team will win 9 games if it just doesn't turn the ball over. There is obviously upside from there.

My biggest fear now is of Barrett trying to "do too much" - those things that may look like "gutting it out" or "stretching for the extra yards" may lead to fumbles, INT's, or worse, injury. If that happens, then I am really worried.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

One should never wish one's life away. Get ready for one hell of a ride this year, I think. We'll want to savor ever week.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

I am still firmly of the opinion that he's going to get himself into some trouble that the POPO can't get him out of. He'll take himself out of consideration. Hate to say it, because I think everyone deserves a second chance, but there is a lingering odor around this kid that just won't go away.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

Welcome, Tim, and good luck! <If you're not pissing off about half the readers here, your stance may not have been strong enough>

Comment 12 Aug 2014

You're correct. However, a true leader would've made sure to take the time to vet the facts before weighing in with a decision, and it's unclear if that's what happened. Could be that the report (flawed or otherwise) was all he read and therefore thought he had all of the information he needed to act, but the cries of "foul" and "scapegoat" make that claim seem a little hollow.

My son went to UC-Irvine while Drake was there, and while he and I never spoke about Drake specifically, I did look into campus happenings and administrative decisions from time to time, and overall I still think OSU got a very good president. I have said this before and will believe it until he proves otherwise. Not sure I'd be ready to anoint him the vanguard of a new order just yet, though - he could still step in it, and as more facts come to light about this case, it looks like a railroading job.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Kids are very clever at finding ways around preventive measures and/or lying about knowing ways around them. In principle, it's easy to see why the facilities managers would say "no way", but I saw first hand that kids used to be able to smuggle a keg in for use in the upper level of B deck in section 11; how does that happen without an insider? Answer: not possible.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

All one need do is stand in the "courtyard" at the Louvre, and recognize both the size of this former palace (one of several in the French aristocracy, and it wasn't even the largest) as well as the detachment of the aristocracy from its people (people were starving in the streets all around this huge edifice, and its occupants were throwing away the current-day equivalent of $50,000 of perfectly good food PER DAY). Walking around Paris and realizing this chasm between the haves and have-nots makes it easy to understand the revolutions which have happened. The state of the state has never been stable, because those who toppled the power ended up being toppled later on for the same corruption.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

I think your last sentence sums up circumstances like these perfectly - if it's this volatile and dramatic now, the relationship will not last when other stressors come knocking, and they will come knocking. Say goodbye and get away from each other while it's still uncomplicated. This is gender-neutral advice, too, BTW.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

CAVEAT - hitting a woman is never OK, under any circumstances.

That said, a lot of people were saying the same things about Sullinger's off-court demeanor, and what do you know - his girlfriend (fiancee'?) provoked him into a fight. They both admitted they were wrong, and appearances are that they made up and moved on.

NET: let's PLEASE not all be so quick to say what a bag of shit Oden is. All too often, these situations are sensationalized to where the alleged perpetrator is already presumed to be, and oftentimes they are, guilty of the offense. Similarly, facts usually surface to depict two human beings who are imperfect and didn't control themselves and - oh by the way - for that reason really probably shouldn't be together.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

I think (and hope) you're right. Just found out I have tickets for the VT game, and if that "dominant showing" happens, I will feel really good about 1) making the trip, and 2) our team's prospect for the balance of the year, assuming we stay healthy, blah, blah, blah.