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Comment 20 hours ago

I realize I'm a bit late to the conversation, but he's right that 'Length of Arms' only has minimal impact on how much work you do with real world strength - if we're going to go technical, it's length of each segment of arm relative to attachment points/insertion points of muscles that determine exertion force and real-world strength. Just like there is an ideal Femur & Tibia length for Deadlifting and Squats, so too is there an ideal Humerus and Radius length for maximum force exertion when benching.

Too long an arm bone as well as too short an arm bone can both be impediments.

Comment 15 Aug 2017

Not so fast my friend.

Madison's tailgate scene is set up very much this way - Fraternity Row and a MILLION small spots, house parties, bars, etc, and it's the best college football tailgating scene I've ever seen. That includes SEC towns, Texas venues and many others.

It'll take some adjustment, but, the tailgating scene in Columbus will adjust, adapt, and survive.

Comment 08 Aug 2017

I think there was a serious loyalty to Boeckman that a large number on that team had, and they didn't like it when the team was handed to Pryor as a freshman, without as much as a heads up.

There was, and Boeckman was a champ about it from what I understand. As a sidebar, is there anyone Alex Boone actually did like? 

Comment 07 Aug 2017

With all due respect, disrespecting a woman, either in public or behind closed doors, is not high school OR college behavior, it's just unacceptable.

When it comes to someone being in your business, and trying to provoke a physical altercation, you must do everything you can in your power to walk away, especially when you're someone with celebrity status.

Comment 07 Aug 2017

This is why I deadlift barefoot - so I'm prepared to move large amounts of weight when I'm wearing flipy-floppies on my boat.

As a sidebar- buy better sandals man. I've had the same pair of Bierkenstocks for so long that they've become uncool and come back into style... twice. My Reefs also have a bottle-opener on the sole, so I'm fully prepared to open a beer after finishing my leg day and met-con.

Comment 07 Aug 2017

I'm nominating my own hometown, Athens, OH. Home of Joe Burrow, Atul Gawande, and Maya Lin, among others.

Athens has a reputation as a party school - and it is a pretty decent place to party. As with any college town, there are plenty of college sports-related activities, and college-related things to do... however, I'm going to nominate the town for the other things that made it a special place to grow up, and a pretty special place to go to school for my friends that stayed home. The city and University are integrated in a way only a few other places in the country are, and it makes for a really incredible experience; if you are a student, the town really goes out of its way to embrace you and make you feel like part of the community.

First, Hocking Hills State Park is about an hour away. If you've never, been, go check it out. The grandeur of the park is unrivaled, and its picturesque beauty speaks for itself - it's one of the most remote areas of the state, and one of the most beautiful and breath-taking parts of our country.

Second, while the food scene in any small town is suspect, the restaurant scene in Athens is surprisingly good. From Casa and Court Street Bagels to Restaurant Salaam, there's no shortage of spots to get a great bite to eat.

Third, the locals are genuinely FRIENDLY AND NICE. I live in MN where "MN Nice" is secret code for "Everyone is a passive aggressive POS, and nobody is going to really tell you what's going on in the social scene." That's not the case in Athens. At Krogers and want to find out what's going on? Ask the cashier. Nine times out of ten, they will be able to tell you of any random ongoings and last-minute, under the radar happenings in a 25 mile radius.

Fourth, local parks besides Hocking Hills are amazing. Stroud's Run, Silver Lake, and Fox Lake make for a great spring/summer weekend day.

Fifth, lots of great motorcycling roads. Speaks for itself. Careful for deer though.

Sixth, lots of great ATV & Dirt Bike spots.

Seventh, REAL FARM ANIMALS in the city limits. If your kids have never milked a cow, it's kind of a cool place to learn.

Eighth, The Ridges Mental Hospital's Cemetery. If you're into that sort of stuff, to see headstones dated from the mid 1800's, this is a really good spot to see 'em.

Ninth, Friday Night Lights. Coach Adams has quietly built a pretty good program out of basically nothing in A-town, and it's not one of the big, historical names in the state, but, it's still a pretty neat experience... and don't forget to stop at one of the local mom & pop stops in The Plains after a Bulldog win.

Comment 27 Sep 2016

I might be biased because I know him, and I played ball with his son, but, I think that Jim Grobe might be a *really* good fit at PSU. Here's a guy with a sterling reputation who built something at Ohio U, at Wake Forest, and then has seemingly resurrected Baylor's season from the ashes. Never has there been a whiff of impropriety around his programs, and, the guy wins, at places he shouldn't.

I think PSU should look long and hard at hiring him.