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Comment 20 Jun 2014
I wonder if Urban's strict punishments have slowed down recruiting outside Ohio. I'm not saying that's a bad thing. If a recruit is pausing because following rules is hard, maybe OSU isn't the place for them. Or it could be the exact opposite, and the fact that OSU has been in the news in the off season is a deterrent. Who knows what goes on in each recruit's head? I trust Urban, and the guys he's brought in so far seem like good fits.
Comment 17 Jun 2014
Plug for former OSU soccer alum Roger Espinoza playing for Honduras. He took us to the finals a couple years ago and plays for English club Wigan. The Crew had a friendly against Wigan last year, so it was cool to see him back in Columbus!
Comment 14 Jun 2014

I agree with you completely. When people try to profit more off of college football than the ton that it already makes, that doesn't sit well with fans, students, and alums. College football isn't pizza. Nobody has an emotional attachment to Domino's. Domino's isn't a university that will shape and become part of your identity as a person.

I always regarded scalpers with a certain level of disgust. I felt the same way about OSU raising ticket prices for "premium" games. Sure, the athletic department could make more on those games. The appropriate response should have been "So what?" Leave the exploitation to the scalpers.

Comment 22 Apr 2014

I'm a Crew fan. And a CBJ fan. And an OSU fan.

There's room for all these teams in Columbus. And if they win consistently, they'll get all the support they can handle. Did you see the Arena on TV (or in person) last night? Absolute insanity for most of that game. The Crew's supporter section, The Nordecke, has been sold out or close to sold out every home game so far. Not to mention the efforts they make to go to away games. Columbus has the best sports fans anywhere.

This article was also hilarious.

Comment 18 Feb 2014

The one that I personally hate is "one of the great..."

It's such a cop out. You can say "He's one of the greatest." You can say "He's the greatest." Hell, you can even just say "He's great."

"One of the great" is just trying to sound more intelligent by using more words. You aren't saying anything more profound when you use that phrase.

Comment 17 Feb 2014

For a little speedster, he sure falls forward a ton. I think the Buffalo return was the only time he didn't fall forward, and then they could only stop his forward progress. I like what I see from him.

Comment 11 Jan 2014

You don't hire an NFL coach just to settle a vendetta. If O'Brien would release Vrabel immediately after signing day, I'd buy your conspiracy theory. That's not gonna happen.

Comment 11 Jan 2014

I'd like to see Sam Thompson and last year's FGCU team in a slam-dunk contest. I don't want a game. Not an even exhibition. Just straight up slams. Invite Mike Thomas. I would pay so much money to see that live.

Comment 10 Jan 2014

I liked those two things, too. I just hope there are some traditions of integrity that are kept, like B1G teams refusing to oversign. It's BS that other conferences do it.

Comment 31 Dec 2013

The coaching round-about gets nuttier the longer I've been watching. The talent pool just seems so shallow now. USC brings in Steve Sarkisian? Meanwhile, Washington is the BCS school to finally land Chris Petersen...I think UW made out pretty well there.

Who the heck will Texas get? Who do they even WANT? Their coach-in-waiting didn't wait quite long enough and is now at the helm at Florida. Jimbo Fisher worked out succeeding Bowden, but it really looks like Texas dodged a bullet by Muschamp leaving. The problem is...there's not much out there in terms of someone to handle a huge program like Texas. If I was a Texas fan, I might want Ed Orgeron or Rich Rod. Both risky, but there's no one available who wouldn't be a risk. The only surefire hit would be prying away Saban, Meyer, or Fisher...and it doesn't seem like that is even in the "so you're saying there's a chance" probability.

Three HUGE programs look like they'll be replacing coaches this year: USC, Texas, and possibly Penn State. What's weird is that with all of them...whoever they pick will seem like a disappointment upon hire, even if they do well down the line.

We've been REALLY fortunate or blessed or smart or something in our coaching searches. But if Meyer wasn't available...I don't like to think about it. I don't envy any school looking for a coach right now.

Comment 29 Dec 2013
With an offense that relies on explosive plays and a short field, is it possible or probable that we see another game like Indiana? Could Cameron be the deciding factor in this game? Creating long fields might be vital.
Comment 22 Dec 2013

I wonder how long it will take some people to realize we won this game...if I had turned it off thinking we lost, I know I would've stayed away from any recaps or sports sites until the next game.

Comment 18 Dec 2013

Weird. I was thinking along those lines the other day. Something like wrestling/boxing has in weight classes.

Maybe something like all football teams have to go by the service academy height/weight guidelines?

No idea. Using TEs and RBs for more passing plays is a dangerous trend, I think. Effective, but potentially dangerous for smaller DBs.