Skull Session: E.J. Liddell Loved Buckeye Football, Justin Hilliard's Helped His Draft Stock, and Jack Nicklaus Supports Kevin Hall

By Kevin Harrish on February 12, 2021 at 5:49 am
Duane Washington Jr. took a bad shot in today's skull session.

PSA: Sunday is Valentine's Day.

If you haven't yet made any plans for you and your significant other, allow me to make a suggestion. Back in 2018, I took a lovely lady to a classy and tasteful restaurant called Arby's on Feb. 14, and we got married just over two years later.

I cannot guarantee that your love story will be quite so beautiful, but I do guarantee that the roast beef will be plentiful and the Arby's sauce will flow like a river.

Word of the Day: Amorous.

 ALWAYS BEEN A BUCKEYE. Turns out, it wasn't all that random that E.J. Liddell chose Ohio State despite living in the Missouri/Illinois area his entire life. See, Mizzou may have been the local team, but it wasn't the one he grew up watching or dreaming of attending.

See, Liddell always dreamed of being a Buckeye – just on the football field. But when he started dunking on kids instead, he decided basketball will do just fine.

(Start watching around 4:00 if you're not keen to listen to the entire interview).

The dude is 6-foot-6, 220 pounds and moves like he's half that size. I'm sure he would have been just fine on the football field if he chose that route, but somebody has to lead the Buckeyes to the Final Four, so I'm not gonna complain about how this worked out.

Also, TIL Jim Rome is still in sports media. Good for him!

 MADE SOME MONEY. Jim Nagy's been evaluating NFL prospects for a long time with 18 years of experience as an NFL scout. When he says someone's draft stock is booming, it's booming.

And folks, it seems like Justin Hilliard is one the rise.

I've mentioned this a few times, but it's fun as hell to see him finally look like the five-star player Ohio State recruited, and I'm not sure there's an easier guy in this draft class to root for after everything he's gone through.

Also, I know the injury didn't help, but when you talk about someone radically improving their draft stock over the past two months, you've got to put Trey Sermon in the same category. At this time two or three months ago, I wasn't sure either of those guys was even going to get drafted. And here we are.

 BUCKEYE TO BUCKEYE. Buckeye blood runs thick, and we've got one Ohio State golfing legend supporting another.

These guys are just lucky I didn't swing a golf club for the first time until I was 24 years old or their legend status would be certifiably in question.

Turns out, I'm a natural. Just need to polish it up and I could make the Tour with ease.

 TATE TOMAHAWK. Y'all know I'm a sucker for any and all Jae'Sean Tate content, so if there's a chance for me to send you into your Friday with a vicious Tate tomahawk jam, you know damn well I'm going to take it.

Gifs are the new posters, and that poor fellow has now turned into one.

 SONG OF THE DAY. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley.

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