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MEMBER SINCE   October 12, 2010

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Comment 23 Apr 2019

Welp, at least this guy isn't claiming he made payments to players at Ohio State. I think the likes of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Alabama and North Carolina (those specifically named by this guy) have a lot more to worry about right now.  Also, this is not remotely shocking to me even if a beloved figure like Larry Johnson is involved.  College football and basketball are dirty everywhere. Some places it's systemic and involves the coaches. Other places the incidents are isolated and only involve the players. No program is immune. I prefer to remain blissfully unaware of what goes on at Ohio State in this regard.

Comment 27 Mar 2019
Um, I was under the impression that once you post something on the internet, it disappears for good and no one will ever find it again. Someone lied to me. Wow, has that comment aged poorly. No, I do not stand by it. I was reluctant to come around to Meyer at first but then saw all the good he was doing (not just the wins) and realized just how much I misjudged him. That said, I'd be lying if the off-season issues didnt take some of the shine off him for me. I'm proud of his tenure at Ohio State but regret the way it ended. His legacy will not be defined by the ZS debacle, but it will be tarnished. At least for me.
Comment 24 Mar 2019

I just watched the replay a few times and to me that was a takedown. Credit Joey for knowing the situation and scrambling to get the escape in time to force OT.  Had he won in sudden death, this story would be about how the Cornell wrestler couldn’t hang on in the end, not Joey.  I think it was a takedown the moment Joey broke his grip on the single, no matter how long the Cornell wrestler held it. There was a long enough pause in that position that the ref had time to ring up the two. Had Joey rolled right through as soon as his grip broke, maybe the ref can’t justify awarding a takedown. I’m bummed for Joey.

Comment 29 Jan 2019
I actually logged in to make a similar comment....but mine actually happened. I went to college in Chicago and we had a day that hit -70 with the windchill (or so they said, who can really tell at that point). It was '94 or '95. But they didn't cancel classes. It was insanity. And this is in no small part why I live in California now, where at the time of writing it's sunny and 59.
Comment 09 Jan 2019
Unpopular take coming here. I have no doubt that Meyer's health issue is very real and played a big part in his retirement. But I think the offseason drama and his poor treatment from the OSU administration (perceived or real) had a lot to do with it. Many on this site predicted that this was going to be Meyer's last year simply by watching his body language during the press conference this summer. No one said anything about any headaches then. And now here we are. I believe Meyer's health was the perfect pretext for him to leave OSU gracefully and graciously. That doesn't mean he wasn't really suffering from headaches and needed to get away from football. But I'm not at all convinced that Meyer will never coach again. In fact, if the Zach Smith fiasco never happens, Meyer is still our coach today. So, i will not be remotely surprised if Meyer is coaching again in 2020 or whenever. And I won't hold it against him. He's entitled to do whatever the hell he wants with whatever team he wants (with the exception of TTUN).
Comment 05 Jan 2019

Where did you buy tix? I'm looking at stubhub and see that I can get into the stadium for less than $140 right now.  I'm betting I can scalp a ticket for less than $100 at the stadium.  We're it not for the rain in the forecast, I probably already would have bought a ticket just to say that I was there. These ticket prices have to have the CFP committee worried. It's not a good look when the top two undefeated teams in the country are generating this little interest. And I couldn't be happier about it.

Comment 03 Jan 2019
Look, I get it. John Holmes was not a perfect man. But he had a very And this kid has a very rare talent. Both may have used their talents in unfortunate ways but they should still be proud of what they can do. That's all I'm saying.
Comment 03 Jan 2019

If I had the athletic ability to smash my face into a backboard whilst leaping through the air, I would gladly do so. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of here.  I suppose next you're going to tell me that John Holmes should be embarrassed as well?

Comment 02 Jan 2019

I've been to the Rose Bowl three times, including yesterday.  All three times I've parked in neighborhoods on the street (where it was allowed) and walked to the stadium.  I've never had to walk more than a mile and it's usually uphill for at least some of it.  But based on what you described, I think that's probably the right call.  Sorry it was such a sucky experience but is sounds like everything else went well for you. And for anyone who missed it, go to the Rose Bowl if and when you can.  It really is a great atmosphere.

Comment 02 Jan 2019
To echo Tajikey's point, the stadium was much closer to 50-50 than the OP suggests. My seats were on the Washington side and from my vantage everything from the Ohio State end zone to the beginning of the Washington end zone was overwhelmingly scarlet. The rest was overwhelmingly purple. I've been to a number of bowl games and this was the first time the numbers were not vastly in our favor. As for the noise, I sat in near silence for three quarters. It wasn't until the 4th quarter that things changed and that's because they had something to cheer about. We did not. Tajikey, how was the parade? Did you guys freeze your tails off?
Comment 31 Dec 2018

That’s Tajikey’s problem now.

Actually I think the seats are number oddly beause of the aisles. Tajikey will find out soon enough I suppose and can report back if I ended up putting some creepy dude in the middle of his family.

Comment 30 Dec 2018

I’m certain I DM’d a Mod a few months ago but maybe that’s something you can only do with Mods. Anyway, you can email me to my spam account and we can take it from there.  Thanks.

Comment 30 Dec 2018
I thought there was a way to direct message but I don't see it right now. I'm out and about right now but will take a closer look later. I think the best bet will be for me to leave the tickets at the front desk of my hotel in Downey, which isnt far from Anaheim but could be a pain if traffic is bad. Whatever the case, we'll get it sorted out later.
Comment 29 Dec 2018

Posted the same sentiment in the Skully this morning. Someone questioned whether they should root for or against ND today.  I said against. My thought was that ND getting embarrassed today was the best possible outcome for the B10, and mostly the Buckeyes. The shine of ND wore off long ago but every time they show even a hint of being good, everyone gets excited and stupid things happen, like them getting ranked high and the committee putting them in the playoff.  This stink will linger, just like the stink of us and MSU getting shut out in the B10’s last two playoff appearances. Welcome to the party ND. You no longer get the benefit of the doubt.