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Kujo247


Oakwood, Ohio (via Xenia, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   November 21, 2015

Born and raised in Xenia, Ohio. I played football with, and graduated high school with, Dave Adkins, starting Buckeye linebacker in the late 1970's. Been a Buckeye fan my whole life.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Any OSU victory over our rival.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Doug Flutie
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Pete Maravich
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: None. It's a stupid sport in a stupid league
  • NBA TEAM: None. It's a stupid sport in a stupid league
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 22 hours ago

As we've seen with the potential spring college football season, these decisions are different for schools in the south and southwest than they are for us in Ohio.  S and SW schools can start their seasons in Jan or Feb since the weather there is more conducive to doing that.  

This potential delay in HS football would also be extremely complex for smaller schools (Division III and below) in Ohio.  These smaller schools have many more multi-sport athletes who would have to pick football or track or baseball in the spring.  Schools like St.Henry, Versailles, Marion Local, Minster, and Coldwater would really have issues fielding all their teams and being competitive.

Comment 22 hours ago

As we've seen with the potential spring college football season, these decisions are different for schools in the south and southwest than they are for us in Ohio.  S and SW schools can start their seasons in Jan or Feb since the weather there is more conducive to doing that.  

This potential delay in HS football would also be extremely complex for smaller schools (Division III and below) in Ohio.  These smaller schools have many more multi-sport athletes who would have to pick football or track or baseball in the spring.  Schools like St.Henry, Versailles, Marion Local, Minster, and Coldwater would really have issues fielding all their teams and being competitive.

Comment 10 Jul 2020

In 2016, college football programs, ON AVERAGE, made $31.9 million for their schools while the remaining sports made, ON AVERAGE, $31.7 million combined.  Texas made $182 million in athletic revenue that year and 70% of it came from football.

Certainly colleges have operating budgets with revenue projections that are significantly larger than what a football program brings in.  But, if you take away football and basketball revenue, you're going to see a large decrease in revenue.  Add to that a decrease in tuition and room/board fees and I'll bet you that this would precipitate the loss of a number of sports and programs.

Comment 09 Jul 2020

When a Power 5 school or two CANCELS fall football, then I'll be worried.  The Ivy League and Carnegie-Mellon cancelling doesn't move my GAS Meter (Give-a-Shit Meter) one bit.

Comment 09 Jul 2020

While I don't agree that "At each position, they have the best in the world", they do have a very dedicated, unselfish, confident set of people who only want to win.  It will be interesting to see how long Klopp stays and whether they can inject some younger players into the mix like Chelsea and Man United are doing.  

Comment 08 Jul 2020

I'm betting on no college football this fall and possibly no college basketball either.  I'm holding out hope that they push football to the Feb-Apr timeframe.

But, what will that loss of revenue due to all these colleges who so desperately need it to function?

Comment 04 Jun 2020

Native of Ohio, growing up in Xenia which is 62 miles from OSU.  My parents were from western PA and both were Penn State alums.  But, a lot of our neighbors and my parents' friends were OSU alums so we'd get together every year for the TTUN game and on New Year's day for bowl games.  My high school has sent a lot of players to the Buckeyes over the years including a guy who graduated with me.

Even though I didn't go to OSU (I'm a Univ. of Cincinnati alum), my choice in not going was because there were so many people in my HS class going to Columbus and I wanted to be away from them.  But, I've always been a big Buckeye football fan as is my son (who also didn't go to OSU).  Hope this helps.

Comment 19 May 2020

A couple of years ago, Tulsa eliminated their Philosophy degree program and their religion degree program.  In 2018, Nebraska cut Art History and Geography majors.  Akron cut fashion merchandising and reduced their 414 degree tracks by about 80.

I think for the price of college tuition/room/board, parents (who pay) or students (who are borrowing money) are more interested today in colleges having degree programs that help them get a reasonably decent job/salary.  Without trying to piss off any readers, I don't see why colleges/universities wouldn't cut major programs like Philosophy, Geography, and similar degree tracks.  I'm not saying that there wouldn't be basic 100/200 level classes in these subjects, just not degree programs.  

I see very few colleges/universities cutting basketball and football because they are the big revenue earners but I can see soccer/track/cross country/tennis/baseball/softball/swimming being very vulnerable.

Comment 10 May 2020

My recollection of why we closed everything down wasn't to eradicate the virus, it was to lessen the spread so that the medical community wasn't continually overwhelmed by the virus.  It's a virus, so in some form it'll always be around...but we're just waiting for an effective set of treatments and a vaccine.

I believe most universities will open up in the fall.  I also believe many will have significant declines in on-campus students because there will likely be more classes offered on-line or in a "blended" fashion (I teach at a university where some of my class are on-line while others sit in front of me in the classroom).  And, attending college on-line lessens a family's college expenses with no dorm/apartment costs (which might be attractive to cash-strapped families).

I'm also hoping this pandemic gets the NCAA to admit that these athletes are "athlete-students" not "student-athletes" and we treat them as such (at least those that make millions for their schools like football and basketball players do).

Comment 04 Mar 2020

In medicine, always believe the diagnosis but never believe the prognosis.  You can always be the 1%.

Comment 15 Feb 2020

As a UC alum, I'm really happy he stayed.  After losing Brian Kelly and Butch Jones, it's nice to see a quality guy like Luke willing to stick around.

And, coaching MSU means you'll likely lose 3-4 times a year in the B1G (to us, TTUN, PSU almost automatically and likely once to a West Division team like Iowa or Wisconsin or Minnesota) and then possibly once out of conference.  So, if money is all you want, definitely go to MSU where you can finished third or fourth in your division, never make a B1G championship game again, and get a crap bowl to go to.  Or, you stay at UC, get a nice raise, recruit the hell out of Ohio, and go 10-2 and vie for the non-big 5 conference spot in a major bowl.  Super decision on his part.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

Absolutely spot on.  I'd guess nobody playing QB, RB, LB, or DB but I would expect WR, DL, and OL being potential groups seeing some losses from players such as Kamryn Babb, Jaylen Harris, Max Wray, Ellijah Gardiner, or Jerron Cage.