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Member since 12 August 2011 | Blog


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Redd. He was nice to me once.
  • NFL TEAM: The Washington DC Professional Football Franchise
  • NBA TEAM: Wizards!
  • MLB TEAM: Nationals

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Feb 2016

One of my prized possessions is a signed copy of "You With With People" by Woody himself. He signed it for my dad, who was in OSU's ROTC program at the time. He signed it Lt. Cmdr Hayes. That one's getting passed down. 

Comment 13 Oct 2015

The chant is in bad taste, not because of the "swear word" (which, philosophically, I'm not sure exist as a thing) but because it's stupid. I don't want the coverage team to rip the runner's head off, I want a beautiful, efficient, shoulder-pad-in-his-stomach, injury-free tackle at the 5 yard line. 

I then want both players to get up unharmed and run to the sideline. 

I'm not offended by the language, I'm offended by the sentiment. 

Comment 09 Oct 2015

I don't get why the 11W staff took such umbrage at an academic commenting on coaching salaries. I totally agree they're too high. I understand the market is dictating these insane numbers, but their salaries are a bit gross to me for two reasons: 

1. You've got multi-millionaires coaching kids (who are generating the revenue that pays for those salaries, and often come from meager to moderate means) that get paid a pittance and put themselves at great risk, and; 

2. This map does not reflect well on our nation's priorities. It reflects accurately, yes, but not well. 

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I understand where you're coming from but Twitter is a legitimately great news feed. It's all about who you follow. Beat reporters who report on stuff you're into (teams, politics, local meteorologists, etc.) make twitter the best place to go for breaking news. You just have to follow the right people. 

I didn't join twitter until like 18 months ago or so and it's my #1 source for breaking news. Nothing else comes close. 

Comment 20 Feb 2015

So Braxton is amazing and he's absolutely earned his spot. I will not argue if he's the starter, but he's the best runner in the open field on the team, and I'm not sure it's close. Maybe Zeke, maybe.  

I can't help but think that we'll be letting too much talent sit on the bench if all three of these guys are at QB next year. But the coaching staff knows best, so if he's at QB they must either disagree with me or have a plan to utilize them all in some way. 

Either way, christ almighty what a depth chart at QB. We'll never see the likes of it ever again. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I hope you can understand that those of us who feel a bit squeamish about this hope that our coaching staff are open and honest with recruits about everything related to their time at OSU, from their lifestyles, to football philosophies, to who they will be coached by. 

If Meyer and Drayton knew Drayton would be gone and also knew or suspected that Weber thought highly of Drayton, I personally feel like they were obligated to let him know that Drayton wouldn't be there. 

Comment 29 Jan 2015

And you'd be objectively wrong, btw. Those plows only go because the drivers and trucks are paid for. With legislation. Constructed, negotiated, and passed by the legislature. 

Comment 28 Jan 2015

Yeah, I agree with you 100%. Well said. Thanks for standing up for us public administrators. We're not all bad. 

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Buy overpriced and underpowered electronics because 'Murica? No thanks. 

Love the rest of the list though. That Sherman tshirt is amazing. Wish we could get it in something other than white. 

Comment 21 Oct 2014

You have no idea...


Comment 19 Aug 2014

God yes. Brilliant move by the young man. 

Barrett can see problems from afar and snipe them before they get too close. .50 cal don't mess around. 

(Yes, I've posted that twice and am officially pushing for .50 cal as his nickname)

Comment 19 Aug 2014

The longer I think about it, the less pessimistic I am about .50 Cal (Get it? Barret? .50 Cal? Eh?) at the helm. But then again, I'm horribly biased and what choice have I?

Someone else posted this here but I think it's also true for me: It's a tad refreshing that I will now watch games and be pleased if/when we win, and not constantly terrified of losing. But saying that makes me sound like the extremely spoiled fan that I am. 

Recognizing that I feel (and sound) that way in turn makes me more thankful for the success this program is constantly able to churn out. This is how I've managed to achieve calm acceptance of this situation.

Comment 05 Nov 2013

It isn't political to encourage people to vote, it's supporting the republic. Especially without an endorsement of any kind. Calm down.

Comment 05 Nov 2013

That's an interesting interpretation, but the code doesn't say that at all. Your assertion that it only means the literal cutting and sewing of a flag onto a uniform needs some citing, as it even goes so far as to say that flag patches are only acceptable on certain uniforms.

That strongly suggests that even flag patches would not be acceptable on an athletic uniform.

The flag foundation's website didn't have anything specific about this issue after a quick check. I may have missed it.


Comment 05 Nov 2013

The uniforms are directly and specifically prohibited by the US Flag Code. That's really all that needs to be said.

Also they're hideously ugly.

Want to raise money for WWP? Write them a check.

Comment 31 Jul 2013

Easy to make it look generous when you mention none of the negatives:

  • Little to no free time, ever.
  • Grueling physical demands.
  • Potentially life-altering/permanent damage done to your person.
  • Extremely high behavioral standards relative to your peers.
  • Vanishingly small odds of a professional career for your trouble.
  • Should you beat those odds, a sub 4-year (on average) career awaits.