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I guess that depends on your definition of a great QB. Passing is just one part of the game that a QB plays, pre snap reads, protections, audibles, cleanly fielding the snap, handing off to the running back, making good option reads, running, etc...... are also a part of the game, and after watching that kid for three years, Braxton Miller is a hell of a QB in my book, my favorite that I have ever seen play for the Ohio State University. And I am not 17 years old, I can remember a lot of them. I have never seen a kid as electric, and I appreciate the hell out of him.
You quit college and go to work in a lumber mill.
I am happy as hell, an Ohio kid getting another chance. Just because a person is charged with something, doesn't mean that they are guilty. Welcome back.
I heard that TCU is recruiting him real hard and he is on his way to Dallas.
Hand Jobs all around!!!
Just joking. Gene, we with children and jobs feel your pain. You are the man. Remember that our dumb asses are not worth one second of an argument with your baby mama. Take your time. In the meantime we at 11w miss you.
I think that it was an intentionally veiled insult, and also giving some props to the best coach in the country for the past decade. No team was as consistently highly rated as Ohio State on a national level from the time that Tressel got here until he left. I like Meyer, but the reason that Ohio State is here is because of Tress, and I think that we have a tendency to forget that. Ohio State was not in the national championship conversation every single year without fail during the Cooper years, or during any other coach's tenure. Part of that has to do with the change in format to the BCS, but mostly it has to do with Jim Tressel, consistently producing a fantastic squad, and killing the living shit out of the big ten.
I cannot recall seeing a big d lineman with that kind of speed and athleticism. Gallimore is a damn beast. I hope that we give him the full court press.
The beauty of the field sobriety test is that you always fail it. I have been pulled over after no beers or drugs or whatever else people put in their system, and given the test and have failed it without fail. It is just a way for cops to pretend to have "probable" cause to give you a breathalyzer. I have started just saying that I have no interest in doing the field sobriety test and that if they want to waste their time and take me down to the station and breathalyze me there, they can. That usually gets them off your back.
Wouldn't alcohol be the gateway drug then? I can't think of a huge amount of people who smoked weed before they have a sip of beer. I think that anyone who is truly into the feeling of a changed mental state from psychoactive drugs, will always keep looking for something that is more fun, intense, whatever. They might not become addicts, but they will experiment with other things and who gives two shits if they do? Alcohol is still the most dangerous drug that I have ever done. I have done more, and I see other people do more, stupid, violent, out of control things on booze than anything else. In terms of affecting judgement, there is nothing worse than beer, the same could be said for coordination and impulse control.
Utah! Point Break is one of my all time favorites. I like when Harp asks if there is an asshole shortage around. And Utah says "not so far" after he walks away and then takes a bite of his doughnut. The movie is so full of great one liners. I was taking shrapnel in Khe San when you were popping pimples on your funny face and jacking off to the lingerie section of the Sears catalog! I could eat the ass end out of a dead rhino. I feel like hammered shit. I could go on like this all day.
No! You farted!
I don't mean this to be a gratuitous pointing out of a typo, but when it says up top that "Smith is having is best season", I read right through it, but with an thick English accent, and then I dropped the rest of the H's from the article. It made for fun reading. I 'ighly recommend it.
Can you play in a bowl and still redshirt?
Now I do not care if this website becomes more popular than ESPN. It already is with me. No matter how many hits it gets, I hope and pray to the immortal soul of Warren Gamaliel Harding, whose train car resides mere feet from the my house in this frozen shithole that we call Fairbanks, that Eleven Warriors never feels like it has to go so mainstream that it cuts out this weekly window into the soul of the transcendent, sweaty toothed madman (as the young Ethan Hawke would say) that is Warren G. I look forward to many, many, many more. Thank you for bringing it to us.
Tress is tough to beat. I mean 9 wins and 1 loss, in 10 years against the rivalry with the most hatred in sports. He was the man and I miss him, and that is not a slight on Meyer, but I think that Tressel was the most underrated football coach that I have ever seen.
Yes, it seemed like announcers brought it up at almost any opportunity possible during that magical year. I liked Krenzel, I thought that he had enough athleticism to do alright. I thinkthat he stuck with the Bears for several seasons. And the leading rusher against Miami to boot.
Carlos Hyde is killin' it like Paul Crik.
The rookie minimum would be major to just about anyone at any age. I am a 33 year old carpenter and concrete man and contractor, and I do not think my combined wages over the last 6 years make the league minimum.
Jesus that game gives me chills. I was sixteen, badly hung over, and I live in Alaska so it was early here, but I got up at my buddy's house and watched the entire thing by myself, sipping water and eating aspirin wondering if my father was having heart palpitations in our house only a couple of miles away. Hanging on to every single play and no one to share it with. Still possibly my favorite Buckeyes game of all time, although there was a fight in the desert with some guys from Miami that was pretty good too.
I don't buy that Meyer didn't know that Spencer was going to say that, and find it real hard to believe that Spencer wasn't coached by Meyer to say that. Meyer is a huge control freak, and his players know it, you haven't heard any quotes outside of this one from any player this year that have been memorable in any way. Now the seemingly mild mannered coach's son come out with this? It was coached, it is politicking.
Dear Mr. Birmingham,
Is there still any chance that Derek Barnett of Tennessee would be interested in the Buckeyes this year if we were interested in him?
Keep on truckin'
I don't know about that, every time I see the Eagles, I watch him, he is a hell of a lot better than Allen, or at least he was last year and the year before. I haven't seen him this year, but he has essentially been benched. Don't you remember that game against the Vikings when he single handedly kept them in the game with three one on one shoestring tackles of Adrian Peterson? I would love to have Coleman on the Raiders (or a couple of JV high school kids might be better than what we have now), or any team at any level.
Two byes=genius. When they were talking about going to an 18 game season in the NFL I wrote to about half the sportswriters in the country arguing that they would be better off going to 4 bye weeks, making a 16 game/20 week season that would let players heal and rest, create 3 more Thursday and Monday night games, and increase the amount of Sunday games that the average viewer gets to see, and with the rest, protect the players that they invest in. I think that the extra bye is a fantastic thing for college football, and I hope that it treats the Buckeyes well this season.
Now I don't want to get too far out on a limb, but I think that the Hokies beat the U this weekend, and win out for the ACC championship. You heard it hear first. And you will probably never hear it again, and I will most likely look like a total douche for making this prediction, but as Judy Tenuta says "It could happen."