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Comment 16 Jun 2018

My first list was:

1) The Red Hot Chilipeppers 

2) Genesis

3) Radiohead

4) The Rolling Stones

5) Pink Floyd, The Who, The Police, Classic Rock

My other top 5:

1) U2 (Was not a huge fan until recently rediscovered them.)

2) Steely Dan (under-rated band imo.)

3) Van Halen (Had every album growing up in the 80's.)

4) Rush

5) Chicago

Comment 15 Jun 2018

You just pointed out that the numbers don't really support the comparison I made?  Where are these numbers? For some reason, these actual numbers and facts that seem to upset me haven't been posted yet.  Maybe you can provide some actual data, instead of posting random examples that don't really support anything?

Without having the total number of arrests under Tressel and Cooper, I have at least shown that Meyer has just a handful of mostly minor arrests.  A total of 14 players have been arrested under Meyer according to this link http://arrestnation.com/teamsschools/ohio-state-university/ since he was hired at OSU.  He has been at OSU for 6.58 years.  14 players divided by 6.58 years = 2.12 players arrested a year, and you are not impressed by this?  This is like one DUI and one open container a year.

By the way, for comparison's sake Florida has had 26 arrests in this same 79 month time period.  So apparently Meyer is still in charge of discipline in Gainesville.

Comment 15 Jun 2018

Unfortunately, I'm not so sure Schlichtersbookie is wrong.  I didn't intend for this thread to go in this direction.  Also, I never argued that Tressel didn't discipline players. You seem to be looking for confrontation. 

I think Meyer's rep has been smeared enough because of Florida.  The man continues to ignore his critics and run a quality program, yet you want to compare it to Cooper's and Tressel's for some reason. 

Bruce Hooley was appalled that OSU players were getting free tattoos.  I can only hope that you don't share the same gullible mentality that Bruce Hooley had.

Comment 15 Jun 2018

A one game suspension for a cooperating player arrested for a first time offense DUI is more than sufficient. 

Also notice: how many players of the Meyer era were repeat offenders?? A handful at most and they were all booted. Players like Barrett Stoneburner Mewhort Hyde etc etc all seemed to learn from the discipline Meyer gave them 

Comment 15 Jun 2018

Dominic Clarke?  Booted off team for DUI and shooting bb gun on campus.  Punishment fits.

Jack Mewhort and Jake Stoneburner?  Suspended a game or two for open container, public urination, if my memory is correct.   (Punishment fits right?)

Brionte Dunn - booted for alleged assault.  Punishment fits.

Adoluphus Washington - suspended final game for soliciting prostitute.  So that was the maximum that Meyer could do anyway; and really the embarrassment and the 1-game suspension is more than enough.

Tim Gardner - SENT HOME immediately following arrest.  Was never part of the team after arrest.

There are not a lot of examples unlike the previous two eras.  Again, not even comparable.

Comment 15 Jun 2018

1) The Red Hot Chilipeppers 

2) Genesis

3) Radiohead

4) The Rolling Stones

5) Pink Floyd, The Who, The Police, Classic Rock

Comment 15 Jun 2018

Those are academic eligibility issues, and if anything it it reflects positively on program; as it shows that the standards cannot be compromised.  Gibson was a 5-star on some sites.  Marcus was going to be a starter on the DL.  If it was the Cooper era those two would be eligible as Andy Katzenmoyer and so many others were. Meyer has yet to play a Reggie Germany. I don't see how you can even compare Meyer's program to Coopers or Tressels.  Not even close.

Comment 14 Jun 2018

The topic is about why we (Ohio State fans) love Urban Meyer, the coach of Ohio State, and not when he was coach of Florida.

Yes, his UF teams had a reputation, a lot of it earned, but much of it was propagandized by the local media after he left UF.  The Orlando Sentinel was not reporting how horrible Meyer was until after he left town.  What hack reporters won't mention during this period, is that Penn State, Iowa, and several other SEC programs probably had more arrests.

That is besides the point anyway.  I met someone who is a bowl rep for one of the Florida bowls.  He told me a little story about how Meyer openly complained to the bowl reps and the opposing team's staff, (around 2007) about how he hated recruiting in some homes (parents didn't give a shit about academics or anything else but the NFL.)  There is more I wont comment on, but this to me suggests that he did not have total control of recruiting and the trail was likely being driven by boosters.  No big shock.  I truly believe Florida as a program should be held more accountable for UF's off field conduct than the coach.  The Florida eras before, during, and after (Meyer) support that idea because of consistent off-field issues.

Ohio State's conduct off the field during the Meyer era has drastically improved.  Meyer at OSU has proven to me that he cares about the welfare of the player first.  He's a great recruiter because he's an honest man and he's running a clean program.

Comment 14 Jun 2018

I want to see 2000 yards rushing from Weber and Dobbins first.  That said, if we get an additional 3000 yards from the x, z, and hb, I'd be fine with that.

Add 500 from the TE.

Comment 13 Jun 2018

Since people have listed choices other than "bands" I'm going to go with Michael Bolton.  Not that I "hate" him, and I'd never argue that he is not talented.  Just don't appreciate his music.
 

Comment 13 Jun 2018

Here's why I love Jim Tressel:

  • Though I've never met him, he seems to be as approachable and down to earth as any good Ohio neighbor.
  • I believe he truly cared about the welfare of his players. I know for a fact he was pissed off and surprised at the tattoos as I spoke with a player who was on the 2011 team.  He called the entire team for an unscheduled meeting in the fall of 2011 and absolutely roasted Pryor and several other players in front of the team.  This player said he'd never seen Tressel's temper reach this level.  This suggests he wasn't turning a blind eye to the tattoo parlor as the hack media was reporting.
  • Also, I believe he had the Tat 5's best interest in covering for them as a coach.  It's viewed as slimy and as cheating, but under those petty circumstances, I think most coaches would have acted in the same way.  If he covered to win the Sugar Bowl, fine -but there is no doubt he was covering for their futures. 
  • He's an Ohioan at heart.
  • He genuinely loves people as he's known for jumping on his staff if they forgot anyone's name, and it doesn't matter who it is.  I would think all the great recruiters are the same way.  I guarantee Urban Meyer knows this.

I'd list more reasons but I have to go to work :(  Go Buckeyes! Love Coach Tressell!

Comment 12 Jun 2018

haha yea I dont know...I couldn't stand "Mother" ....for whatever reason that band rubbed me the wrong way.

As for Bush, just another nauseating "grunge" band and from Britain no less??  just didn't work for me.

No one was more nauseating than Offspring though..zero talent imo and highly annoying.

Comment 12 Jun 2018

Yes, it's the best I've heard.  I discovered that version in 1999 on a Grateful Dead website with all the archived recordings.  I'm not a dead head, but I appreciate their music.  Would you happen to know the site I'm talking about?  I doubt it's still up sadly.

Comment 11 Jun 2018

I don't get the hate for these bands: The Rolling Stones; The Doors; The Grateful Dead; GNR; Rush; Journey; Queen....all are extremely talented and unique imo..but I respect everyone's choices.

I guess I can see why people don't get into the dead, but listen to these and you might change your tune:

Comment 11 Jun 2018

Thank you Jim Tressel for all you have done for Ohio State, and for all you have done for Ohio as well. 

Comment 07 Jun 2018

If a player can't show some gratitude for an honor like this, then toss him out and bring in someone else who is more worthy.  There are plenty of deserving players who have been overlooked because they didn't embrace the "fame" or call for attention. 

Character should play into the selection anyway.

Comment 07 Jun 2018

Hmmmm I don't think there is a player I miss less than TO or Chad Johnson.  Both of them were attention whores, horrible team mates, and distracted from the sport.  I guess some people like to watch football while others are more impressed with touchdown dances.

Comment 07 Jun 2018

As a loyal Browns fan I say fuck the Browns.  They can rot.

It annoys the living hell out of me whenever they associate anything with OSU.  How many years did we see them pass on OSU players for complete crap?  Why the sudden interest in OSU?  We can only hope they wont ruin Ward or Hyde.