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Comment 16 Aug 2019

Because they didn't. Michigan was our National Championship that year, that was the players' mindset.

Well...  that's pretty speculative.  And even if we go out on the requisite limb to assume that's true, it's pretty difficult to explain not being motivated for the most important game of the year.

Alternate theory: UF was just a better team with better coaches.  Their talent jumped off the screen that night.  And our coaches were too stubborn to make even basic adjustments to combat the problems a team of UF's talent presented.  

And now we're making after-the-fact excuses to convince ourselves that a team that lost 41-14 was somehow better than the winner.

Comment 15 Aug 2019

Also respectfully disagree.  Troy Smith almost died that night.  I don't think that would've been different had Ginn been in the game, Troy had a one less all-you-can-eat buffet on the Heisman circuit, etc.  Florida was just a significantly better team in almost every phase with better coaching, schemes, etc.

I'm also surprised by how many of our fans provide the we didn't take it seriously/we didn't try excuse for losing the National Championship Game.  That's a page right out of the Nick Saban playbook.

Though you're far from the first person I've heard with that opinion.  So that's more of a general observation.

Comment 14 Aug 2019

So two caveats to my comment: (1) I've worked in TM law only on the litigation side, not the PTO, and (2) I haven't looked at the actual "mark" being submitted (i.e., design, color, etc.)

But...  while I don't disagree with anything you've said, for a TM to really be worth anything, it has to have some degree of distinctiveness in the context of the origin of goods/services.  "The" is probably the most generic of potential marks I can think of.  It's hard to imagine how "the," alone, is in any way distinctive or indicative of the origin of goods/services in a market full of other institutions, companies, etc. containing the word "the" in their names.

But, hey, I haven't read the filing.  Maybe they got super creative with it.  Maybe it's a specific font, color, etc.  Who knows.

Comment 13 Aug 2019

No one with any football sense or knowledge would have wanted Martell to start over Haskins, even the local grand wizard.

This literally made me LOL.  Well played.

But yeah, I don't think race played into who was for/against Tate.  I wouldn't go as far as to say that racism has never been an issue, here.  But I don't think it had anything to do with Tate.

Comment 09 Aug 2019

Ordinarily, I wouldn't touch this comment with a 10-foot pole.  But seeing that this your 2nd or 3rd comment along these lines, I feel compelled to do so.  And it's equally annoying and pointless for people to keep criticizing 11W writers, in conclusory fashion, without providing any explanation for doing so.

I specifically remember posting on here on my first account before an eleven warriors MOD starting editing my comments and posting comments I never even said.  Disappointing you cant disagree with someone in a civil manner on a public forum and expect the person to act professionally.

To be honest, I don't even know what the first sentence means.  With respect to the second sentence, I doubt anyone is criticizing/downvoting you because you have "disagree[d]" in a "civil manner."  It's because you keep levying general criticisms of the writing towards authors on this site without providing any examples of what you're even talking about.  It's pretty poor form to nitpick a sports writer's grammar, syntax, etc.; it's downright unfair to do so without identifying the basis of your criticisms.

I write for a living.  I'm pickier than about 99.5% of people when it comes to English usage.  Ramzy is, from an objective standpoint, a very good writer.  Similarly, in general, 11W writers are, what, in the top 5% of the population as a whole?  Put simply, if prose doesn't actively annoy me while I read it, it isn't that bad.  Rarely am I annoyed by the actual written language that 11W writers produce.

Which is likely another reason people have submitted a flurry of DVs your direction: you are, from an objective standpoint, a very poor writer.  I could point to a copious amount of errors in your post above.  If you think the writing on 11W is so terrible, I would recommend that you study up on modern English usage in general.

Then you blame Millennials.  And seemingly insinuate that 11W is plagiarizing content. 

Good lord, man.  Nothing about your situation has to do with "civil" disagreements or acting "professionally."

Comment 07 Aug 2019

Why is butt in quotations?  Are you implying that Dabo does not, in fact, have a butt?

Comment 02 Aug 2019

If you have a particular cause or concern that you can cite you force the NCAA to capitulate to your demands because they, as is most of America, are afraid of social media faux outrage.

What?  Martell's and Baldwin's respective reasons for requesting immediate eligibility were near indistinguishable.  One got it; the other didn't.  

It's very inconsistent.  But there's no evidence that it has anything to do with "social media faux outrage."

Comment 30 Jul 2019

Likely a victim of moving to the 4-2-5.

Are the Bengals switching to a 4-2-5 base?  I haven't been paying a ton of attention.

Regardless, still need 2 LBs.  We're about 3 short right now...

Comment 30 Jul 2019

Can I apply to law school out of nowehere and expect to get in? Or is the pre-Law thing a requirement?

Absolutely.  The only two things law schools care about are your LSAT score and undergrad grades.  There were multiple folks in my law school class who were a bit older.  I also knew a guy who had a degree in...  I want to say sculpture and ceramics before going to law school.

Can I do it kinda like night school to further my career?

Yes to the first piece.  NKU (in the Greater Cincy Area) offers night law school.  I've known other schools that do as well. 

Now, whether it will "further" your career depends on a lot more facts...

Comment 30 Jul 2019

First, ignore most advice you receive -- or, at least, critically evaluate it -- especially advice related to studying.  Everybody does it differently.  Don't assume someone else's method will work any better for you than what you have done the rest of your life.  People take law school way, way, way too seriously.

I did very well in law school.  I hated study groups.  It's like learning how to do something from a bunch of people who may or may not (usually the latter) know what they're doing.  

I don't think I ever "briefed" a case my entire law school tenure.  I get the reason they push that -- e.g., it teaches people to digest a written opinion and identify the key components for purposes of legal analysis.  But it's unnecessary work most of the time.  And rarely, if ever, do your responses to questions in class to the "Socratic method" matter at all.

Don't kill yourself reading, studying, etc. early in the semesters.  There will be a point at which you need to buckle down before exams -- like, really put in some hours.  But, before then, live your life.  I agree with the other guy's advise about treating it as you would a job.

Relatedly, don't feed into the collective freak outs of your classmates.  Just because they're flipping-out and cracking under the pressure doesn't mean you have to.  I knew too many folks who got caught up in the law school version of "keepin' up with the Joneses" and convinced themselves they needed to study all day and night, only to burnout hard before exams.  I knew people who did this on the Bar Exam, too.  I stopped studying with other law school students for this very reason.

One piece of concrete advice: look into the "Examples and Explanations" series for each of your courses.  Casebooks are all well and good and you'll definitely need to know your professors' respective viewpoints on topics.  But the E&E series, IMO, is essentially the "for dummies" for law school students.  It spoon-feeds the material to you in an incredibly simple way and provides concrete examples of how to apply it.

Oh, and good luck!  

Comment 26 Jul 2019

I get your point.  But The Game isn't played on internet message boards.  Bet your ass that Day's team will treat Michigan like a potential B1G champion.  We could very well lose to UM.  But it isn't going to be because of pride, we overlooked them, etc.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

I played football against a few guys in high school who would go on to be B1G starters.  But no one with the name recognition as those being thrown around.  I also played against a few guys in college who spent some time in the NFL.

In high school, the most insane athletes I competed against were in track.  I recall being in a final heat of the 100 and going up against multiple guys who went high level D1 football and spent some time in the NFL -- Deshawn Wynn being one.  Suffice it to say, those guys could move.

A couple other crazy events I remember.  A dude from Roger Bacon who literally fell down out of his blocks in the 400, yet still ran a time in the high 40s.  The Middletown 4x100 team that, if I recall correctly, literally dropped the baton at one of the exchanges, yet still won the heat (and, I believe, later set the state record).  Pretty insane athletic feats to witness.

Comment 12 Jul 2019

TBH, I don't think it's a terrible pick.  I don't think Shea is Haskins; but he isn't a slouch.  And his WRs should be very, very good this year if everyone is healthy (big "if").  If Harbaugh opens things up a bit (even bigger "if"), I could see Shea having a big season, at least statistically.

For a darkhorse pick, I don't think it's ridiculous.  Though it is kind of funny, given Finebaum's past trolling of UM. 

Comment 12 Jul 2019

I'll second the fact that it's really good.  I thought the whole "ocean aging" thing was a BS gimmick.  But it really does age it more quickly and add a nice hint/nose of salt.

That said, it's way too expensive.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

Me too.  I think soccer in some countries already prohibits heading -- areas of Africa, I think?

Regardless, yeah, I think CTE is an issue in soccer, too.  I suspect it's worse in football.  But all of the attention on football has masked the fact that this is probably an issue in other sports, too.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

I think it's amazing that we have a 39 year old HC with an NFL resume at Ohio State.

Holy shit.  Ryan Day is only 39?  Wow...  if that doesn't make somebody feel like a failure, I don't know what does.

All kidding aside, there are a lot of factors working in Day's favor.  He has a good staff in place.  The program has been built to the level that, to some degree, pretty much any HC is guaranteed 9-10 wins right now.  And the early returns on Day look very, very promising.

That said, them are some big shoes to fill.  And history is littered with can't-miss players, coaches, etc. who did just that.  Only time will tell.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

Yes -- and agreed on your comments.  Though we've been doing really well the last 1-2 weeks.

And agreed on your comments, below, on Puig.  Dude has rode the struggle bus all season.  And has been an albatross on the batting lineup.  But he's done well lately.  And even though he'll have a headscratcher from time to time on defense, it seems that, more often than not, he makes up for it with a ludicrously athletic throw that only he could make.

Which I'm hoping will define this team the rest of the season.  Votto and Puig seem to be turning the corner.  Scooter and Wood would be a nice infusion of talent.  If everyone stays the course, maybe the Reds can make a run.

Then again, I've said all of this before...