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Comment 14 hours ago

I bet if you recreated the experience this spring, on a 1-speed bike with 20-in tires that need air, you'd be amazed how long the trip is.

Toyota Camry >>> kids bike

Comment 18 Jan 2020

Truth is, projecting how a standout college QB will play in the NFL is hard. Evaluating the measurables (size, arm strength, hand size, speed) is fairly easy, but skills (decision making, pocket awareness) and the intangibles (leadership. competitiveness, confidence) can be harder.

I believe that QBs' potential falls roughly on a bell curve; some guys won't perform well regardless of the system and talent around them; some guys have enough talent to thrive even if handcuffed by scheme and personnel; but most guys fall somewhere in the middle, and their performance is shaped by how well the scheme and surrounding talent fits their unique skillset.

So, if you're gonna draft a QB in the top 3, he'd better be in the "too good to fail" category, or you'd better be prepared to surround him with complementary talent and scheme.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

Do you have a shop vac? As long as the electricity is on, you can vacuum out the sump well every 5-10 minutes and allow the sump pump to catch up/ get ahead of the water. 

Have you checked your gutters and downspouts? Where is all the water coming from?

Comment 04 Jan 2020

When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Maybe i'm misunderstanding; are you saying that this year's OSU team underperformed?

Comment 22 Dec 2019

That sounds familiar.

That's one reason I was so gratified when Eddie George ran for 314 yards against Rice and Hardy, two guys who were drafted #3 and #2 overall.

Comment 22 Dec 2019

In 1980 Ohio State beat Illinois 49-42. I think that's the game that Illinois QB Dave Wilson threw for 621 yards. 

Comment 18 Dec 2019

Unless and until some company names an ugly shoe after him, Jim Brown will be irrelevant to a lot of people.

in the 1965 NFL draft, the Bears with the number 3 and number 4 overall picks selected Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers.  Has any other team ever had a draft quite like that?  I don’t know; I’m just asking because that is a mind-blowing back-to-back selection of draft choices.

Well, if the "new" Browns had the #3 and #4 picks, there's a decent chance that both guys would be out of the league within 4 years.

Comment 18 Dec 2019

No question, Fields and Lawrence are better, at this point in their careers, than Burrow was as a sophomore.

I'm pretty sure that the OP was talking about how good each QB is right now; they're all pretty darned good, and Burrow has become a terrific college QB right now. Could Lawrence and Fields be better than Burrow, if they play 4 years in college? It's doubtful that we'll find out.

If you were an NFL GM, you'd have to consider what Burrow's age, and 5 years in college, says about his NFL ceiling. But if you're a CFB fan excited about the playoffs, feel free not to worry about that.