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Charlotte (via Port Clinton)

MEMBER SINCE   June 05, 2015


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 1984 Iowa game. They came in ranked #1 and we beat them in the Shoe in the rain. The place was rocking. Then I met some cute Iowa coeds later at the Hineygate. A great day all around.
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Jan 2019

As much fun as it is to poke fun at the millennial Gen-Z'ers (or whatever they are now), frostbite is nothing to mess around with.  I remember one winter day in '83 I believe, the sun was out, there was no wind but the temperature was about -5.  (This was a Saturday, so there were no classes to close.)  I almost froze my ears off.  Literally.  There was a layer of ice on them when I got inside and when they thawed out it was the most painful thing I can remember.  Later that week, I was surprised at the number of students around campus that had ears and fingers bandaged from frostbite or near frostbite.  Given the amount of walking between buildings the average student does in a day, I am good with no class tomorrow.  We Ohioans are simply not as mentally prepared for this sort of cold like they are in North Dakota or Canada.  Canadians can point and laugh and call me names all they want.  Whatever,  I hate Winter.

Comment 03 Dec 2018

How about we simply use the old BCS formula to pick the 4 playoff teams going forward.  Most people aren't frustrated with the 4 teams they ended up choosing, it is the complete lack of of transparency layered with heaps of double-speak.  Just use the formula then we can all see what is going on.  Rid the process of the bullshit.

Comment 30 Nov 2018

I feel like I am watching the eighth and ninth place teams in the league in a game that doesn't mean Jack for anything.

Comment 30 Nov 2018

That was, um, odd.  I don't recall a game where there were that many balls hit the receivers in the hands and end up somewhere else.

Oh well.  Go Huskies.

Comment 16 Oct 2018

Item 1 - The purpose of a University is to prepare people for their futures in 'The Real World'.  I think that Urban and his program have done one heck of a job preparing his players for the future, not only for those who go to the NFL but those who don't make it to Sundays.  And yes, I believe preparing people to play for the NFL is a proper purpose of a university.  I know many out there will disagree with that, instead choosing to believe that it is not a proper 'academic' pursuit. If preparing a person for the NFL is not one of the many proper purposes of a university, what of the musician?  Or the dancer?  Shall we close the Music School?  The Art School?  Where does this logic end?  Shall the Universities only teach philosophy?  If you want to play sports should it only be open to math majors? 

Item 2 - How many of you folks out there scoff at Jack Nicklaus because he turned pro before his senior year?  Who thinks he doesn't represent OSU well because he is a selfish dropout that left his teammates in a lurch?  A degree is a terrific accomplishment and all, but it is not a requirement for success.  In anything.  Shoot, Bill Gates 'went pro' a year early too.  I think he did OK.  

That we have numerous players leave early is merely an indication that we are bringing in the best, training them well and that they are putting in the hard work.  I wish every player in every sport that dons the Scarlet and Gray all the success in the world, whether they stay one year or six.  I also wish that of everyone putting in the hours in a research lab, or in the library or an art studio.  Whether they stay one year or six.

Item 3 - This forum topic misses another relevant argument, namely should the NFL and NBA have deeper development leagues, more in line with hockey and baseball?  So long as the current system of using college athletics as a farm system is in place, there will always be Kentuckys and Ohio States and Alabamas.  The real question, is do we want to change that?  Would we still love college football if the top third of the talent was playing for minor league teams in Scranton, Dothan and Odessa?  I don't have an answer for that, but I suspect the marketplace does.

The bottom line is I see no problems or cultural issues here.  Only people pursuing opportunities that attending this and other Universities have opened for them.  Good luck to all of them. 

Comment 12 Oct 2018

MLS is committed to keeping Crew SC in Columbus 

LMAO!!! No they are not!  That is why they put the expansion in Cincy and not San Antonio.  They were hell-bent on moving the Crew to Austin for a very long time.  (I am guessing there were some, um, extra financial incentives involved, though I have no proof.)  The MLS is beyond pissed that there is going to be a team in both Columbus and Cincinnati.  

My question is, will Austin be required to pay the MLS their standard expansion fee if they do put a team there?  Something tells me they will get a 'waiver' on that one.

Comment 08 Oct 2018

Another piece (albeit small piece) of the Nebraska puzzle has to do with population movements.  There was an interesting long-form article in the Omaha World-Herald about 6 years ago that discussed the dwindling population in Western Nebraska and its effect on Nebraska football.  It was already sparsely populated, but the high schools had enough people to at least field 7 on 7 teams.  You could always count on a handful of those players walking on at Nebraska.  If you remember back in their glory days they always seemed to have a couple of starters that were originally walk-ons and became stars.

The problem is that as populations dwindled in these towns, many of the 7 on 7 teams dried up.  The few that remained would have to travel at least 200 miles for a game.  The article speculated that within ten years or so, there would be no football of any sort in Western Nebraska.  This once reliable source for at least a handful of players is essentially gone.