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Comment 12 Jul 2017

When I took my 7-year-old to her first game last year (Nebraska, night game), I spent $20 at Medical Center garage around noon and then walked all over that part of the south campus, then to the Oval and main library, then to main books store where I got her some souvenirs, and onto CoB and finally back at the northside of the stadium where all the pregame festivities are, checked those out, then went to Skull session before entering the stadium (I bought pre-game experiences like field access, etc).  The goal wasn't saving $ or commute convenience per se, but it was to show her a holistic OSU experience and all that the campus had to offer.  To a first timer, I'd say that's valuable.  She loved every minutue of it.  YMMV.

We stayed all the way 'til the end past carman Ohio, victory bell, band performance before walking through Buckeye Grove back down to the garage.  She stayed awake the whole time until like 1 am and still talks about it this day.

Comment 30 Apr 2017

Stumbled on Banks' Nike Opening Orlando stats, currently ranked #7 on their national leadership board, https://www.theopening.com/national-leaderboard

Height 6-1; Weight 180; 40Yard 4.50; Shuffle 4.32: Powerball 41.5; Vertical 41.7; Score 128.58

Serious PB and vertical hops at 41.7" (higher than Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin's 2013 Opening stats), especially at 6'1.  No red-zone jump ball against him that's for sure (at least while in HS).  Yes, it needs to translate to college ball, but hey, let's enjoy this 'crooting stuff while we can...

Comment 10 Apr 2017

The way I'm reading this interview, "I haven't found a reason to sign with OSU, but everyone that I respect tells me I should/would".  Going to come down to heart vs. head, and his heart will prevail as it usually is the case eventually.  As much I hate to say it, I'm not feeling good about our chances, of course, I hope I'm wrong.  

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Comment 17 Jan 2017

PSU personally for me.  

I still remember the one guy (45+ years old at least) arguing with a couple of college age WISC fans at this past B10 game, BEFORE the game even started, and most definitely not drunk.  By the end of 10 min back and forth, he was getting nowhere so he decided to yell out "SUCK MY D$&^" while grabbing his crotch.  It went on for good 2-3 minutes, and in that span, probably belted out that phrase at least 10 times at the top of his lungs.  It was borderline psychotic.  Everyone in the section was getting fed up and finally called the security on him, who showed up fairly quickly.  There were at least half a dozen kids within the earshot of him, age range from 3 years old (mine) to young teens.  Two young teens (if that, probably 10-12) sat literally in front of him and were chuckling nervously/sheepishly the whole time.  He had zero reservations about his behavior around kids.  I wish security had tossed him out but alas, he piped down by walking out to (pretend) to get some food/drinks, presumably the compromise security had offered him to not toss him.  This is in addition to seeing unfortunately at least half dozen PSU fans pissing on the side of their RV lots FACING the road as we drove in.  Publicly pissing after all day drinking at a college game normally is not a big issue (I've done it enough myself admittedly), but it was just weird and bizarre that not a single one of them even tried to hide themselves and their private parts from the busy street people were driving on, it was like a show for them.  How do you act like that when you are visiting another city?!  I've been to other B10 games, PSU fans just seem to take it to another level when it comes to game day antics. </RantOff>

Comment 16 Jan 2017

I remember reading a piece (might've been 11w) how Devin Smith used his high jump experiences to position his body in the most optimal mid-air posture for the actual catch itself as well as blocking out defenders.  It's not just his vertical speed.  Had that been the case, all the "speedsters" we'd be recruiting should've solved our issues by now.  I would give the "height" here an advantage (in combination to the speed), though that's also a questionable differentiating benefit when you are running at 15-20mph for vertical threat purposes as opposed to red zone contested jump balls.