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Comment 12 Jan 2020

How can the NCAA sleep knowing they have oppressed these student athletes all of these years?

NDSU has played fifteen game seasons eight of the last nine years!  Oh the toll such demands must place on their academics!!

How do they manage??

I sure am glad there's not a playoff tournament in Ohio State's division.  Imagine the academic carnage that could create!


Comment 08 Dec 2019

Ohio State's five ranked opponent wins were by an average of twenty-five points.  LSU's four ranked opponent wins were by an average of twelve points.  

Ohio State has thirteen FBS wins, including OOC wins over two conference champions and a conference runner-up.  LSU has twelve FBS wins.

It isn't fair, but college football has never been about fairness.

Use it as motivation, prepare well, and win the games put in front of you.

Comment 30 Nov 2019

<But really, you gotta think about what you would rather be able to look back on down the line. There are benefits to both... On the one hand, you delay watching the game but your son knows his pops is there for him. That's valuable and hard to appreciate until you ever see the look in your son's eyes where you can tell he doesn't think he can depend on you. >


Comment 30 Nov 2019

Background:  Eagle Scout projects are service projects where the Eagle Scout candidate (scout) leads an improvement project for a non-Scouting non-profit entity (often a park, church, or school).  The actual work they do is only limited by the candidate's vision, the need they identify, and a constraint to avoid regular maintenance work.  The focus is on the candidate *leading others* in the performance of the project, rather than him doing the work.  It is an opportunity for the candidate to be "in charge" and find out how that goes, what works well, what doesn't work well, etc.  Typically this project, which is often the last thing a Scout does on their way to earning the Eagle Rank in Scouting, happens when the candidate is sixteen or seventeen years old.  Because it almost always is the first effort of its size that the candidate leads, it often includes "rookie" leadership mistakes, such as poor communication, short notice, etc.  Other 'features' of Eagle projects are that Scouts commit to one another to help with each others' projects when it is time for Billy's project, etc.  As Scout leaders, we give advice to candidates, but we let them make decisions and run their project.  Another 'feature' that may be in play here:  Scouts must finish their Eagle rank before their 18th birthday, or they do not attain the rank.  This deadline often creates serious time constraints on a candidate's project...  i.e., the work has to be done before the birthday.

Yes, in the original post, LealmanBuckeye did indicate that this project is the project of his son's friend.  Also, a glance at his profile shows that LealmanBuckeye lives in or near St. Petersburg, Florida, so they are not surrounded by Buckeye fans... it is a safe assumption that the Eagle candidate is not a Buckeye fan, and doesn't understand the culture.  But his son may have a standing agreement with his friend to help.

Comment 29 Nov 2019

Your avatar indicates that your involvement is more than merely a parent.  (Me, too)  You have seen the impact the Scout program has on young people's lives.  Keep your perspective.  There is a massive difference between being a participant and being a spectator.  You're a participant in your son's lives, and that of his troop-mates.  In which role are you un-replaceable?

Yes, your spectator experience may be deferred... it does not have to be missed.  Use the tools at your disposal (DVR, etc.) and keep your perspective on what is truly important in your family's life.  Much of your son's handling of conflict(s) will be patterned by what he sees you do (and how) rather than what he hears you say.

It may be helpful going forward to communicate among your family that you'd like to make a priority of watching some games live.  I know that frequently Eagle projects get scheduled with little advance notice, that's the nature of the beast, particularly while you're son and his peers near their eighteenth birthday.

Your relationship with your son and wife remain more important than watching other people's games live.

Comment 23 Sep 2019

It appears NCAA is going to try to establish Adidas as a "booster", and therefore under department responsibility, given the court testimony.  Might be effectively true in practice, but will likely require many dollars to make that stick in court.  Bring your popcorn.

Comment 23 Sep 2019

On the topic of redshirts, have a look at the situation in Houston, where their Senior three-year starting QB D'Eriq King and the team's 2nd-leading receiver Keith Corbin (also a senior) will stop playing this year and take this as their redshirt year.

The team is 1-3 and headed nowhere with a defense that doesn't tackle.  Apparently UH Coach Dana Holgorsen is fine with this as a means to build up the experience level for next year.  I suppose it's an extra year to finish the degree for the players, which can't be bad if the staff is on board with it.  The article quote the QB's Dad and it sounds like the QB may not be enthusiastic about it.

Comment 27 Aug 2019

So you’re asking why his telling of the story which highlights Cardale’s growth starts off with contrasting his maturity from early in the year?  Or you’d prefer that Meyer detour the story to give a token measure of criticism to another player whom you obviously disdain?  That is completely not this story.  If Meyer bothers you so much in his telling of his perspective where he was involved first hand, perhaps you should cheer for only coaches who think like you about everything.

Comment 04 Jul 2019


I pray that God who has walked with me through similar times of depression and purging will comfort you and help you grow daily into recovery.  The pain is real and it changes us.  If we let it, it helps us grow into people who are more aware and more caring for others.

That said, it still hurts.  Below are the lyrics (and a couple links) to a song which has helped me through similar pain through my many years.

Find some people in your life to help you through this valley.  



I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chattered all the way.

Left me none the wiser with all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow - never a word said she.

But Ah! the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me.

The frost is in the valley and the mountain tops turn gray.

The promised buds all withered and the blossoms fade away.

Our loving Father whispers "All this comes from My hand....

Blessed are you when you trust what you just can't understand."

I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chattered all the way.

Leavin' me none the wiser with all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow - never a word said she.

Oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me.

After a lifetime of working all your wealth should fade away,

Leavin' your hands all empty and your hair starts turning gray.

Remember then our Father owns both the sea and the land.

"Blessed are you when you trust what you just can't understand."

I walked a mile with Pleasure, she chattered all the way.

Leavin' me none the wiser with all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow - never a word said she.

Oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me.


From an old Robert Browning Hamilton poem adapted into a song ("I Walked a Mile"") I first heard from Barry McGuire