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Dayton (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   August 27, 2014

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU (father was faculty), went to my first game when I was six, and I have loved the Buckeyes ever since. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and served on active duty for 26 years.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching JT Barrett lead the biggest comeback of Coach Meyer's career to beat Penn State in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Jul 2020

Loved the Outside article about the Russian Arctic expedition. Nothing like leaving civilization behind for a few weeks, and facing some hardship to ground yourself. I doubt most Americans would be willing to ditch their phones for 4 weeks living at home, let alone board a 60-foot sail boat in the Arctic.

Comment 26 Jul 2020

Agree with your point about basketball. Obviously the NFL is the best comparison for CFB. 

That being said, I still believe the amateur vs pro issues will be the overriding concern. Too many, expensive hurdles for most colleges and universities to expend the effort. The juice won’t be worth the squeeze in the end 

Comment 26 Jul 2020

Baseball is nothing like football in terms of opponents breathing in each others' faces.

Pro is nothing like college in terms of resources that can be spent, and measures that can be taken to isolate players/coaches from everyone else. 32 teams vs 130 teams. 53 player rosters vs 100 player rosters. For profit vs not for profit. Paid athletes vs scholarship student athletes.

I don't think the success of MLB is going to matter at all to CFB or university presidents.

Comment 19 Jul 2020

The same could be said for John Gagliardi. Wo first coach in CFB history with 489 wins. Multiple NCs at the DIII level. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gagliardi

Comment 18 Jul 2020

Ken Niamatulolo, Navy, 2007-present.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Niumatalolo

Accumulated a 98-60 record, played in a bowl game all but two seasons with a 6-5 record, beat Army his first 9 attempts before losing and holds a 10-3 record over the rival, won six Commander in Chief's trophies, beat ND in consecutive years ('07-'08) for the first time since the 1960's, three seasons of 10 wins or more, three 1st place finishes in the American West division.

I don't think Coach Ken's brand of Spreadbone offense would translate well to other schools, but to accomplish that without a single 4 or 5-star recruit, at a service academy is pretty amazing. Iowa says Ferentz does more with less, but Coach Ken says, "Kirk, hold my chocolate milk" (he doesn't drink beer).

Comment 17 Jul 2020

Those graphs are a week or more time late because they only use death certificates which can take a 1-2 weeks to be processed by various municipalities. If the CDC is still able to publish this data in the future, the recent upswing in daily total deaths (about 1000 per day, seven-day moving average) won't appear on this paricular graph until next week.