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!
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.
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.
I like UFM's record as an underdog.
Yep. Having an Ohio State alumnus and SEAL come in and talk about these principles is just awesome, as is the commitment to recognize and honor veterans and their families.
The other thing I thought as I read this (and maybe it was mentioned by the SEAL but not recounted here) is another SEAL slogan, especially from their BUD/S training days, and that is "The only easy day was yesterday", something that I know Urbz would love for all of the kids to take away. Not just as a football ethos necessarily, but as a life tool.
Divorce is one of the single largest wealth transfer mechanisms, if not the largest, in the history of mankind. Celebrate your time together, be good to one another, and don't bow to pressure from anyone to get married for the wrong reasons. You're both smart people, that's obvious. Be cool and keep it easy.
And an asterisk for Noah Spence, 8th pick in the second round.
Yes, please and thanks.
In my opinion as a resident, outside of Columbus (obvii), San Diego is the best city in the country!
Glad to see another Buckeye coming to my town! WELCOME TO SD, BIG BEAR!!
And you know this how, exactly? Just curious - not trying to agitate.
...get them in a WHOLE MESS of trouble. Be smart, guys - hire good financial advisers and stay out of trouble!
I hope that he uses the critical eye in recruiting and evaluating talent that only one who played like he did can have. I hope that he recruits hustle, tenacity, selflessness, and industry, all traits he carried in spades as a player.
Welcome home, Chris - how firm thy friendship!
Urbz needs to extend an offer now and lock him out from anyone else.
Exactly. And unfortunately, our "news at all costs" media is enabling this bullshit. I hate what our 24/7 media has become for this exact reason. I "cut the cable" and don't watch any TV news at all anymore. If I want to develop my own opinion of what's going on in the world, I turn to the internet; while it is far from perfect, at least there are lots of views of the truth instead of just one, and I can make up my own mind.
And this earns a DV? What. The. Fuck.
As are the two who are DV'ing rational comments about Troy, the university, and the absolute stupidity of driving while impaired. W.T. actual F.?!?
Jumpin' Jayzus - someone wants to DV that? WTF?
I'd love to see Feder step up and be able to take the LT spot. That would give us 6'9" (maybe more, now), 3xx and 6'7", 316 protecting JT's backside. LIKEE.
It's a Bosagon. You're welcome.
The chemistry problems were pretty obvious, as was the lack of intensity that has been mentioned by many. But let's not overlook a 20+ win season with a really young team, for crying out loud.
We are a spoiled lot.
Hear, hear! It's gone unsaid too often here, but the media's got an obligation to tell the whole truth, as well - not an opinion on what the truth is, absent facts (looking at you, ESPN).
Right. Because it's been, oh, 25 years or so since I was down that way, though, since they are both owned by the same company I wasn't sure if anything had been renamed.
Should be "walking trails" in/around the CBus environs, but I will say Hocking Hills are quite nice - I stand corrected. Did quite a bit of hiking in said Rockies myself, and even in your fine state - Rock Creek ring a bell? Lolo National Forest?
1. The Columbus Zoo: world class
2. Central location: easy drives to King's Island (or Dominion, whichever it's called now), Cedar Point, The Greenbriar, Indy, etc.
3. Center of Science and Industry (COSI): outstanding
4. Great hiking/biking trails and many other outdoor recreation activities
The list goes on and on, but these are great for starters with your wife and kids. They'll never want for things to do, that I can assure you. I miss and think about Columbus all the time. GOOD LUCK and GO BUCKS