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Comment 4 hours ago

I'll take a sixer of Old Milwaukee or Lone Star, nothing snooty.

I'd appreciate a little hustle up on that.

Comment 4 hours ago

Think I heard a guy on Espin say something like….

A&M's strong showing vs. 9th ranked USC is a compelling case for 3 SEC teams making the playoff.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Next time we have Buckeye Confessional, I'll confess I did not know crying man was Neutron Man.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

Will the Ohio State record book still be a book when it only has two words?  

The Ohio State Record Book

Page 1                 BRAXTON MILLER

The End

Comment 22 Aug 2014

This is one of the opportunities that make sport all worth-while for me.  Think about the opportunity for life lessons from this.  Not just for the players, but us fans as well. 

Life is going to throw adversity your way.  Bank on it.  Sometimes that adversity is from an expected source, like a rival team, or injuries.  Sometimes it's from someone you trust with all your heart.  Now, how do you and your team respond. 

You have to find the right balance between taking care of your responsibilities.  Being so good (individually), there is no sag in the net to carry your weight.  Occassionaly, you'll have to pick up slack in the net when a team-mate inevitably falls/fails.  And appreciating your team-mate when the opposite inevitably happens. 

Think about  how hard it is to balance the competition between players on the same team.  Most of us probably played high-school, no higher.  So we've never experienced the yin-yang of competing fiercely (equivalent to a full-time job) against a team-mate for a position, but then having to root for that team-mate's success when he's on the field. 

On a personal note, my life took a turn about 8 years ago.  Lost my job, I had to sell what once was a million dollar real-estate investment, had to withdraw all my 401k savings, lived out of my car or cheap flophouse type places for about a year.  I was unemployed for about 5 years.  I won't go into all the melodrama, but I will say that I'm on the road back.  Finally got a job about 2 years ago and am in a good place getting better.  The only thing that kept me going thru about 7 years of hell, is the stubborness in my DNA, and my coaches voice ringing thru my head, Never give up! and it doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, what matters is how many times you get back up.

Regardless of the outcome of this season, I believe this will be the buckeye team that will rival 2002 for my heart.  I'm not expecting anything result-wise.  Regardless of whether we're B1G champs, or 3rd in the East, whatever.  I'm going to really enjoy watching this team this year, and Braxton next year. 

Sorry for the long-winded rant, I'm just sharing. 

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Some kids have it, and some kids don't.  I wanted to coach my nephews so bad, but they really didn't like contact at that age.  I completely understood when then coach limited their playing time.  I tried to get them more comfortable with it, but its as simple as some  kids have it at that age, and others don't.  They both loved to practice their to Madden touchdown celebrations.  Eventually it clicked and they both played varsity football and the younger one is a hockey goalie as well.

My niece from a different sister was a demon on the soccer field at the age of 6-8.  She scored 6 goals a game.  It was ridiculous.  She then grew out of it and is now not interested in sports at all. 

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I love all the old-timey photo's that have been on 11W lately.  This one does have a creep factor (no offense to anyone's parent/gp, or ggp).  Look at that fine proboscis on GM.  

Comment 20 Aug 2014

What Sriracha sauce does to food = what 11W does to the internet.  Happy 8th 11W!

Comment 19 Aug 2014

My message is the same to Braxton, and JT, and the rest of the team....Adversity is just an opportunity to demonstrate your character. 

But I'm no wordsmith, so I'll reference...

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Only thing I would change is the last sentence.  "Beautiful people do not just happen kick the crap out of Michigan State."

Comment 18 Aug 2014

As defensive line coach Larry Johnson maintains, he wants to have 10 players capable of playing meaningful snaps. That might not be realistic once the season starts, but Miller has a chance to prove he should play in more than nine games in his senior year.

As I get older, the years begin to blur together.  I'm guessing it was around 2006 where Tressel had enough depth on O-line that he would regularly alternate series with the "2nd string" O-line. 

Comment 17 Aug 2014

I didn't think of it that way, but yes, he does tackle the way you're supposed to tackle.  He gets the job done.  Not one of those risk/reward penny-stock tacklers, but like a blue-chip, double-indemnity high yield tacklers.  

Visually, he looks like a cat taking down prey.  

It's interesting to speculate how he would have done in the age of the fullback.  And, if he becomes the prototype ILB, I wonder if we're going to see that position eventually return.  It probably won't though, with all the regulation changes to avoid concussion syndrome.