Columbian. That's a shame to see about Kuhn's dad. I always liked Alvarez. Allowing a sack to Kuhn's bugged me for a year or two, then I saw him play for Wisconsin against OSU. They threw a screen to him and an OSU player was coming in like a bat out of hell to tackle him and Kuhns swatted him away like a bug and rumbled on for a first down. Suddenly I was ok with allowing a sack to the guy. I know what my max skill level was, varsity high school. Seeing the one guy who got a sack on me slapping around a starter for OSU (I can't remember who) gave me closure. Some people are just extremely gifted and there is no shame in trying your best and coming up short.
One of the girls next door in the dorms was from Shelby. It's pretty funny, we didn't really ever give each other crap about our high schools, but when my little brother came down for little sibs weekend we played some drinking games and she was there and they were just relentless. She and I are still friends today.
I know. I only found out about the NOL not being a thing anymore a year or two ago.
Of all the games I played the only time I felt like a guy got the better of me more than I got the better of him was against Kuhns in Bellevue. Not sure if that was Russ or Chad, but I gave up the only sack of my career to him. As my coach said, "Just a case of bigger, faster, stronger . . ."
My biggest athletic claim to fame was that I knocked Tim Anderson off his feet when playing him in high school. I was a senior on the O-line and he was a junior, of course, on the D-line. I remember carbo-loading on the Thursday night before the game and one of my coaches walked by, patted me on the shoulder, and said, "Eat up. Tomorrow, you've got Anderson." I know that we always did film study and were sure to highlight the stud players on the other team, but as he was on the line, he didn't get as much attention. It wasn't until that moment that I realized that I was going against someone who was a proverbial "Big Deal".
My team, Tiffin Columbian, won the game and I held my own against him, not that I went against him every play, and not that I won every time, but on one particular play, one of the other linemen knocked down his man and I got a step on Tim and got under his pads. He took a step back and his foot got tangled up with his teammate who had just been knocked down on the ground. I pushed him up and over and if memory serves, we were in the red zone and scored on that play. Our o-line coach would give a milkshake to any lineman that "decleated" an opponent during the game. I got two for decleating Anderson as the coach would give out an extra one if you got one of the stud players on the other team.
Anyway, we both went on to Ohio State, though I, only as a student. I would see him on campus or out at a bar or club and my friends would want me to tell him that story. I admit, he looked bigger than ever and I had put on my freshman 15, so I didn't feel the need to regale him with my version of Al Bundy's "4 TDs in a single game". Long story long, It made me feel good that for one night, in the prime of my youth, I could hang with a guy who won a Natty.
Agreed. It is easy to say that his response was an easy one, but we've seen so many botched pressers and comments to the media at this school and at others, that one realizes that we are lucky that Day handled this so well.
Good thing this isn't a message board. /s
. . . and that was nothing like a good pun.
J/K. I laughed. +1
Sounds like someone is a jilted lover.
Let due process play out, but if true, those guys should be off the team and in jail. No excuse for that.
I just get so sick and tired of this shit. Either pay the kids or have some f'ing consistency in enforcement. You have Johnny Football caught on video signing items a few years ago. Nothing happened. Miami paying for hookers abortions. Nothing happened. North Carolina is caught having fake classes for players. Nothing happens. Here you have video evidence of someone physically handing cash to players. Nothing will happen.
God forbid Chase Young gets a loan (which was already paid back by the time of discovery) to send his girlfriend to the Rose Bowl. 2 game suspension.
I mean, LSU didn't get punished for a booster admitting to and currently in prison for stealing money from kids with cancer to give it to players and their parents, so who would think this will result in anything.
My favorite meme from last night.
Thanks, Kiddbuck. I guess he is on a book tour. Same guy, same book, just a different venue where he gave an interview. When I used the search feature to see if anyone had posted a forum topic on this, you misspelled his name i.e. "Clarrett" so when I searched for "Clarett" it didn't pick it up. I don't bring that up to give you a hard time, only to tell you that I couldn't remember how to spell his last name either! I originally put it in the same way you spelled it, but then went online to double check and realized I had an extra "r" in there. Oh well. Go Bucks! Beat the off season!
That's when I was there. The house/block parties got huge and rowdy with the loss of the bars.
Yes it did.
I was at OSU from '98-'02, so it was towards the end of the previous Ohio Union. I never spent an inordinate amount of time there. Usually would go there on occasion for fast food. OSU had recently signed their deal with Coke so the Taco Bell (lifetime contract with Pepsi, the former owner) had to become "Taco Maker".
I needed money and worked at a Taco Bell in high school so I picked up an application, filled it out at home and returned with it the next day. As I walked towards the front counter to hand it in, I saw a squat, middle to upper, middle-aged Asian guy that I could only assume was the manager or owner, berating a student-worker. I stood there a moment watching, trying to figure out if the worker was an idiot or if the boss was a jerk, or a little of both. Regardless, there are better ways to be a boss and I didn't want to have to report to someone like that, so I crumpled up the application, threw it in the trash, and headed to the real estate office at the recently completed Fisher College of Business. There, on a bulletin board, I found a job listing to what eventually became my first job during college and my first job after college. Twenty years later and I am still in this career that pays for myself and my family. Thanks, in part, to the Ohio Student Union and the cranky manager/owner at the Taco Maker!
Yeah, the "Ohio" thing bugged me because it was very unoriginal. No one did it, then all of a sudden it was a thing, though 50 years seems a little late to retaliate against Woody never saying the "M-word". Then, as quickly as it came, it was gone.
It was nice to enjoy a few days of wishful thinking that some of these guys would come back, but we all knew that they had to make the smart decision for their future. Best of luck, Chase!
Buckeye Hill, you need to give people the opportunity to grieve/be pissed/deal with this how they choose. It's great that you've moved on, but some need more time, and 2-3 days later is not that long. If they are still bitching in 2-3 years like your JT example, then you have a point, but for now, let people get over their pain by commiserating with those who feel the same. That is one of the points of message boards.
I want those involved fired. Harsh, but they should be coaching little league and high school as they obviously can't handle the prime time.
Acceptance. I have too much to do to wallow in self-pity for very long. I was pissed last night and pissed when I woke up. Never in my life have a blamed the refs for losing a game, but this is a first for me. I will go to my grave believing that the called back fumble/touchdown was a royal screw job, but the game is over and there's noting to do about it. You have two choices: 1) Get over it. or 2) Mimic a Hurricanes fan who still bitch about a pass interference call from nearly 20 years ago. I choose the first.
I feel you, but I look at it like this: its not for us (fans of B1G programs). Its for the rest of the college football world. Perceived strength = strength. If those outside the B1G see it as a strong conference, it only helps our SOS next year, which helps with our ranking and our ability to compete for national titles.