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Kulumbis, Ahia (via Cbus)

MEMBER SINCE   May 02, 2014

I will never leave my house.


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Comment 16 Aug 2019

I worked for a company decades ago that installed hardwood gym floors.  Beautiful process.  I just loved watching them be installed.  Right wood, right supports for flexibility and right sealer and its a real thing of beauty. 

One of my favorite things was on a new floor or an old floor completely sanded, and after the first coat of sealer, watching them lay out the lines and paint them.  Cool process. 

Glad to see this floor design back.  

Comment 14 Aug 2019

There was never an allegation that in order to allow transfers, coaches had to lie.  Nowhere.  

Some see it as believing or not believing a kid's assertion that depression or other mental condition comes into play. If Harbaugh didn't believe this player's story, he could choose to still let him go giving him the benefit of the doubt, or he could just simply block the transfer because he didn't believe the story.  I don't think that a coach has to lie in order to allow a transfer. 

Comment 13 Aug 2019

My wife's grandfather collected post cards.  When he passed away we kept some of the better ones.  One is from an OSU professor back in the early 1960's coming from Japan and addressed to Woody Hayes, telling him that the grade "mistake" of one of Woody's players was corrected.  

Comment 13 Aug 2019

Well, 30 years ago there was a board called "The Board" formed when Coop was the coach and you had to be invited to become a member.  From time to time members of The Board knew people on the inside.  There was one guy who called himself The Coach who knew the score, and some ex-football players too.   The info dropped off drastically when Tressel came aboard, he really clamped things down good.  One of the owners of 11W was a member from way back, maybe the inception. Buck 68 was there and several posters I recognize here were there.  The current owner of 11W who was a member of The Board put to good use lessons learned on that board, and rules here help stave off a couple of disasters that happened over there.  

It was tremendous finding out what was happening on the inside back then.  Rare to find that kind of information any more. 

Comment 09 Aug 2019

Well, I don't expect a train wreck.  Gattis will be pretty good, and at the very least will bring the Wolverine offense into this millennium.  They will be better and their defense will be fine.  I hang my optimism on the fact that OSU has recruited better the past 5 years and believe Day > Harbaugh.  

Comment 09 Aug 2019

Why would we think different of Woody?  What Galbreath was doing was completely legal and most other schools, to one degree or another, were doing the same thing.  What is your point here?

Comment 07 Aug 2019

I started following college football in the late 60's, and it amazes me how even back then, the sports writers let southern teams skate on allegations of wrongdoing. They elevated Bear Bryant to the level of Robert E. Lee (both without merit.) Bryant was no innocent school kid and was alleged to have been involved in all kinds of shenanigans.  He was regularly given a pass by big writers like Dan Jenkins.  

All the while, Woody Hayes was held up as some cro-magnon horror creature, and although he had a temper, he was a straight up honest guy.  Hayes was once sanctioned for giving a poor kid money for a bus home. But, nothing EVER stuck to Bryant.  He owned the Sugar Bowl committee and every year picked his opponent.  

The whole culture in the South is different and includes getting away with everything they can, but why Northern writers give them all the Robert E. Lee, Lost Cause benefit of the doubt is beyond me.  

Ramzy updates us with the 2019 version.  Well done. 

Comment 07 Aug 2019

Well, most monsters love their family, mobsters, thieves, grifters, so I'm not sure how this is relevant.   

Comment 05 Aug 2019

Years of Ohio State Football:  129

Most talented defensive team by recruit rankings: 2018

Worst statistical defensive year:    2018

Coach in 2018:  Urban Meyer

I'm not ripping Meyer, I just can't wrap my head around how bad the defense was most of the year, and I've seen bad OSU defenses under Earle Bruce and John Cooper.  

Comment 05 Aug 2019

I am all for the free market controlling, and I would rather that Ohio State get the ticket premium than StubHub or the scalpers. 

But, it seems as though they have hit the ceiling.  I noticed adverts in Columbus to purchase football tickets, and I don't know if I've EVER seen adverts for Buckeye football tickets.  I was at a Clippers game couple weeks ago and saw ads for split season tickets.  Shocked.  

Four crap games, three premier games.  What is that worth?  We will soon see if there are empty seats or not. 

Comment 31 Jul 2019

Are they CLEARLY better than they were under Brady Hoke?  I don't think so.  They are pretty much exactly the same. 

Harry Truman: The Buck Stops Here

Ronald Reagan: Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall

Jim Harbaugh: Embrace the Suck

Comment 28 Jul 2019
If he wrestled, he was 285 as that's the max weight at the beginning of the season.
Comment 28 Jul 2019
Put EVERYTHING aside first semester and read like a mutha. Read every assignment before class, twice (although this is close to impossible.) If you dont understand something after class, Google it and work it out in your brain. Understand IRAC and ingrain it in your brain. It is the key to everything. Look for study partners who are steady, honest and hard working. They will be VITAL to making it through. Do nothing but study your first semester, nail the finals, and the next 5 semesters will be a piece of cake.