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WC Buckeye 12th Warrior

San Diego, CA

Member since 12 January 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being present in Tempe to see my Buckeyes win their first national championship since I was a child.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: Chargers
  • NBA TEAM: Clippers
  • MLB TEAM: Braves

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Comment 25 Aug 2016

The other thing that's going unsaid (I only know this because I live here in San Diego) is that the Chargers are playing this same bullshit game with the city and certain city councilmen with regards to a proposed stadium deal. It's a shitty deal for the city and the taxpayers, and they're trying to shame the city, the certain city councilman, and its citizens into accepting an obviously onerous hotel tax and other concessions "just because". I really think they're a bunch of stupid, cheap hacks, and for what it's worth I hope Bosa doesn't wind up here. He'd wind up playing for a team that'll be somewhere else in a few years' time. They don't have good relationships with their players, either, as it's been mentioned elsewhere.

Comment 21 Aug 2016

I showed up for winter quarter 1982 (my first on main campus, after a quarter at Mansfield due to impacted housing) at Siebert Hall with everything I owned in the back of my shitty 1975 VW Scirocco, and I somehow wasn't nervous at all though I had never been there and knew no one. I knew I'd arrived where I was meant to be. Ohio State was, is, and always will be the only university that was meant for me. All these years later, even still I think of it every day.

Comment 10 Aug 2016

ICYMI, Rich Eisen of the NFL Network was on Callaway Live last night. Didn't know he was a *ichigan undergrad and Northwestern masters grad - like him less now, but he's still a great broadcaster.

After the show, he had an off-mike Q&A with the employees. Callaway's CFO is a *ichigan UG and MSU MBA (or maybe vice versa), and he asked Eisen how he thought *ichigan would do this year. Eisen basically said that he thought they'd do very well and that Hairball is an "amazing coach who produced immediate results", but that there is always a "trap door" there; he just doesn't know where that is in their schedule this year. Also said that all coaches at that level are a little crazy, but that Hairball is "their kind of crazy". Nutzo.

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Comment 09 Aug 2016

Thanks, Kevin.

I wish I lived back in Columbus again, and I would (no kidding) pay top dollar just to be able to see even a women's archery match. I would be a big promoter of all of the non-revenue sports, just because I miss being around my university so much. You folks who live around there and have those kinds of opportunities have no idea how much you'd miss being there, as I do, until you aren't. Go to every event that you can, while you can.

Comment 08 Aug 2016

Thanks, Kevin. It's a finer usage point than that, though: in every other part of commerce, revenue - expense = profit (loss), hence my statement; women's basketball, hockey, and baseball, for example, do generate revenue (probably gate and concessions), but since this revenue exceeds the cost to operate the program (travel, schollies, etc.), they are therefore non-profit and not strictly non-revenue. I'd venture to say that, under the university's description, there are only two "revenue" programs, then: men's basketball and football?

Comment 20 Jul 2016

I have to respectfully disagree.

As others mention, he's definitely being counseled on this finer point by at least two people who have probably faced this situation and seen the imbalance. I don't completely understand all of the economics, but what I do know is that this offset stuff doesn't get mentioned a lot, because maybe some of the higher draft picks in particular don't see the long con in the setup that definitely benefits the owner.

I think the two sides will get this worked out before camp. Watch. I'm sure Bosa's very eager to get after it, and I think he's in the right. He also is letting it be known that he's going to not get run over in future contract negotiations, which I think is pretty savvy in that business - the owners are a bunch of sharks.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

I watched him play HS football AND basketball, and while he wasn't nearly the same caliber player on the hardwoods as he was on the gridiron, he overcame his lack of natural hoops skills with sheer hustle. Every time he dove for a ball, set a hard pick, or ran a play away from the ball, I'd just go, "Wow, it really is no accident that he's such a great football player".

Another player I watched, Todd Blackledge, was exactly the opposite. Never thought much of him as a football player, but man, could that dude shoot the lights out of the gym. I was surprised that he actually went to Penn State (and actually succeeded) until I heard who his dad was, and even more surprised that he got a shot (albeit a brief one) with the Chiefs.

Comment 29 Jun 2016

"If you were trying to break in a new quarterback and a new center, you probably have no shot," Meyer said this spring. "The fact that these two guys are back, we have a shot. I think we have a decent shot of being good on offense, and it's mostly due to those two guys coming back."

Does this cause anyone but me to go, "Hmmm. That's what we're going to have next year, then"?

Comment 12 Jun 2016

It fortunately isn't all doom and gloom, Chief. You know already, I'm sure, how important it is to know your kids' friends, because they will influence where the kids will go, what they do when they get there, and also through their own social network, who else will be there. Teach them to respect themselves and others, emphasize the importance of critical thought, and be consistent and constant, and it will all be good. Not saying I had the perfect formula, was a perfect dad, or had perfect kids - none are absolutes. However, they listened and therefore minimized their risks when they did make bad decisions. That's about the best you can hope. Good luck!

Comment 08 Jun 2016

Agreed. "My child would never do something like this" is something that we hear far, far too often nowadays, and this doesn't apply to only sexual assaults cases - it's everywhere. When my kids would come to me with an issue (or they had gotten into trouble of some sort, usually minor), my first question was always, "What did you do?" The point of emphasis isn't either on individual accountability or critical thinking anymore, sadly.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

I always told my daughter, who is now a married wife, mother, and stepmother to two boys who sorely needed a good one, when she was growing up that she should do certain things to protect herself when she was in the company of those she didn't know: don't accept a drink that you didn't see poured; don't share a drink with someone you don't know; pair up with someone so they can bail you out or so that they have someone to bail them out; don't overindulge; have a way out. In short, don't let your guard down or let someone take it down. Thankfully she took the advice and never got herself into a bad situation.

This in no way puts any of the blame for what happened to this girl on her: none whatsoever. Young people with altered minds will continue to make bad decisions as long as there are young people and mind-altering substances. I wish someone would have given this stupid young man that same advice and I definitely wish someone would have taught him a few lessons on appropriate behavior toward women and personal accountability - same as I did for my two boys.