My older brother Doug played against Tupa in HS (Tupa played at Brecksville, we went to Midpark, in the Cleveland 'burbs). My bro's claim to fame is he blocked a Tupa punt, had an INT vs Tupa, and also hit a HR against him in baseball.
I used to deliver food for Takeout Taxi in the mid 90's in the Reynoldsburg/Pickerington area while I was at OSU. There wasn't much going on in Pickerington even then.
I moved to Picktown in 2010 and my boys play little league sports. The town is overflowing with kids. Just counting 10 year old boys (my oldest is 10), there are 6 football teams, 7 Fall baseball teams, and 6-7 soccer teams. And these boys all only play one sport.
FYI, Pick Central is my neighborhood HS.
A team like our Reds can never really compete.
Keep faith. I felt the same way as an Indians fan after our 2007 run (which we should have a ring for...blew the 3-1 lead on Boston...we would've killed the Rockies!). Then we traded away Sabathia & Lee in back to back years after they both won the Cy Young.
As a small market, you have to sometimes break it up and trade proven stars to get younger talent. You have to build from within. Via trades for young talent (Kluber, Carrasco, Brantley, etc.) & draft picks (Lindor, Chisenhall, etc.), and then fill in the pieces with high profile free agents (EE). And if the season goes well enough, trade for proven talent (Bruce), when you have a chance to do something with your nucleus.
Y'all will thank me when we're watching the Brownies maul the Packers in the Super Bowl from a yacht in the Mediterranean Sea this February.
You might want to lay off the Robitussin while writing these columns.
Ugh, hearing Gus Johnson is a TTUN fan kind of taints the Ron Lewis call for me.
Louis Irizarry. There's a name I haven't heard in a long time. I recall him being a highly recruited, pass-catching TE as well. What a disappointment he was!
With Ginn, McCaffrey and Samuel in the fray, it looks like the Panthers are going to be rather fast in 2017.
Ginn is no longer with Carolina. He signed with New Orleans.
I have a thing for pancakes.
Very cool. What an experience for those guys!
I was watching something on the NFL Network last week & Charley Casserly said that Samuel was the "most exciting" rookie in the NFL in his opinion.
Ohioan Steeler fans are some of Earth's biggest scumbags.
I'll take that over being a Browns' fan any day.
So when is his first appearance on WWE Raw?
Let's hope the Browns continue to ignore Buckeyes in the draft. It's career suicide.
Crazy to see that video of High St. I was a doorman at Mean Mr. Mustards for about 2 weeks in the early 90s. I realized I couldn't take babysitting drunk college students...I'd rather join them.
Thanks to Jason & Chris for honoring CC Rider (Corey) in this 11W community. I know it wasn't easy to write this post. I couldn't agree more with anything you stated above.
The one thing that ties ALL of us together is our love for the Buckeyes. So a 11W farewell is fitting.
Rest easy CC, we love you.
Does a 2 pack of Pop Tarts count as breakfast?
Ha...stupid auto correct!
Pick Central is my local HS. Although my boys won't be there for several years, we still go to plenty of games each year. The field is walking distance from our house. This school puts out a lot of talent recently in both hoops (C. Levert, J. Tate, etc) and football (D. Hamilton, T. Charlton, Roger Lewis, the Borden brothers, etc....I'm missing a lot). But Ellison is right up there. He's a stud and only committed to OU and a 3 star because of those injuries. I'd love to see him in scarlet & gray. And I'd hate to miss out on another stud RB in their backyard like L. Bell (Groveport).
I took a few evening classes. The one I remember most was a Phys Ed class on football officiating. Like you probably think, there were several football players in there. I thought it wold be easy since I played football from the time I was 6 years old through my senior year in high school. I was dead wrong. I think I had to study harder to get a good grade in that class than I had to for Calculus.
Nice work! But I dumped TW years ago for Directv.
There will be serious problems if they target the out'r'inn or varsity club.
I totally agree. It's sad that students no longer have to long jump over pee puddles in bathrooms like you had to do at Southberg to get to the urinal, or wonder what exactly was dripping on your head while frequenting the basement bars like Purity.
Here is another article by BTSC from yesterday praising Grant on his tackling fundamentals:
This was one of several articles about Grant from BTSC I've ready the last few weeks. He has been playing very well, from what I can tell.
And I love the my Steelers keep investing in Buckeyes. Shazier is a superstud in the making. As well as Cam (who may already be there). They also invited Donald Washington to camp as well.