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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

Recent Activity

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.

Comment 26 May 2016

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.