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NavyBuckeye91 12th Warrior

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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 18 Jul 2019

It's still a gamble. That 7-figure salary isn't guaranteed. You can get injured, traded, or cut. Most players don't last more than 4 years.  Then what? You aren't taking care of your family for a lifetime when that happens.

I'm not arguing that the player should stay in school, or play in the Poulan Weedeater Carquest.com Magnolia Bowl on Dec 17th. Or that every player should stay through their senior season. Some shouldn't. But the people advising these athletes need to be honest with them. Yes, they could make millions. But, they might only make that much for 3-4 years. You need to have an exit plan before you ever get started.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Because pulling a girl's top down to reveal her tits in public on a float is generally considered smart by today's standards?  That had to be the stupidest, most immature act he's done yet. 

Comment 05 Jul 2019

Allow me to retort. 

I think you’ve conflated the two players in question. Higdon was asked by a reporter if Michigan was going to win. He said “yes.”  That had nothing to do with the revenge tour or PSU and Wisconsin. And it hardly makes him an asshole. If any OSU player was asked the same question, we would expect him to answer “yes” as well. Merely playing for the other team doesn’t make someone an asshole. 

Comment 05 Jul 2019

I did read it. You used seven (not six) very specific data points as evidence that the defense was bad. Two long runs against Ore State, two long runs against Maryland, long runs against TCU and Northwestern, and Michigan’s 39 points scored. You even went so far as to give the exact yardage of the runs.

I’d call that “data”: (noun) facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.

Comment 05 Jul 2019

According to the official stats from last season, Werner was third on the team in solo tackles behind Fuller and Harrison, and he was fourth in total tackles behind Fuller, Harrison and Borland. Not to mention 7.5 TFL, 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. 

Yeah, he missed a few tackles, but he was outperforming many of the other players on the field. 

Comment 05 Jul 2019

There was more than one occasion that I saw DEs run right past the QB and RB, getting too far into the backfield and hanging the LBs out to dry. 

You’re correct in saying that the issues are specific to each play, and all the blame shouldn’t be placed only on the LBs. 

Comment 05 Jul 2019

Agreeing to disagree is avoiding discourse. Political correctness is about using different terms to avoid offending certain groups. As a senior administrator at a flagship university, calling a student athlete at another flagship university an "asshole", in the context of respecting a rivalry is pretty ironic. In general, I don't refer to people I respect as assholes.  Player to player, coach to coach, coach to his/her own player? I've got no issue with talking straight to someone and telling them acting stupid. Coach of one team to player of another? Nope.

 Higdon's comments were an answer to a direct question by a sports reporter. Should he have said it? Probably not. Does it make him an asshole? No more than Coach Meyer's misspoken response to a reporter at B1G media days makes him a supporter of domestic abuse.

I'd bet a paycheck that Coach Meyer regrets that he said that, and that it got put in print. But that's just me.

Comment 05 Jul 2019

I'll see your HS football practices and raise you one Plebe Year at the Naval Academy, flight training in Pensacola, and SERE school (Survival, Evasion, Resitance, Escape - aka POW training). Hazing and physical abuse were professional sports.  Ever been hit so hard across the back of the head that you saw stars, while you were trying to fly an airplane for only the fifth or sixth time.

There is a time and place pushing someone physically, mentally and emotionally. Absolutely. When you are coaching a player, that's your time and place.  But talking about a player behind his back, and disparaging him to your own team is more than a little ironic given the context. Meyer's was putting him down for talking trash...by talking trash.

I've had the honor of serving with some great military leaders, guys and gals with constellations on their collars. And the best of them found more creative, and far more clever ways to cut someone off at the knees using the English language than just calling them "asshole." As the leader, you set the bar for everyone else. They might not surpass it, but you hope they'll try.

Comment 05 Jul 2019

Clearly there were reporters in the room, otherwise we wouldn't be reading a verbatim quote of the speech.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

Sad news indeed. It sounds like his issues with weight might have done some significant damage to his body. Way too young. I just turned 50, and 38 seems like a long time ago.