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Patriot4098


Alamogordo, NM

MEMBER SINCE   November 12, 2012

I grew up a Buckeye in the heart of Lion country, PA. My Brother-in-Law is an OSU graduate, so I visited his graduation in the 'Shoe when I was very young. Even then, I loved what I saw. That was the beginnings of what became my adulthood man-crush on anything Ohio State. Fortunately, I can actually call Columbus my home, as I moved there with my kids in my early 20's! And now, I'm retired military, currently living in the sunny Southwest.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU upend Miami's world in the 2002 National Championship game.

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Oct 2019

Relax a little.  And yes, I thinks it’s perfectly fair.  It’s exactly what the student athlete signed on the dotted line to receive.  And in many cases they get far more.  Not sure how you can put a price on opportunity where there wasn’t one before, but here we are—discussing just that.  These kids should be grateful, but instead we have a growing crowd base telling them they deserve something they haven’t earned yet.  They need the university to get them where they want to be.  And when they fulfill that commitment, THEN they get to partake in the perks of being a professional in their selected field.  

Comment 20 Oct 2019

That’s undersized for his position at the NFL level.  And he was not NFL ready as a freshman playing for us.  He is now significantly bigger, stronger, and more technically sound at his position.  He’s now a first-round-draft-able player.   That’s something This team and staff helped him become—something the Ohio State University football program helped him become.   

Comment 20 Oct 2019

Yea, but the differences between the NFL and collegiate level weren’t exactly qualifiers when he made his decision to step aside—wasn’t even implied.  

Comment 18 Oct 2019

Yea, it’s not like there’s a free college education being given them to them, a springboard into life that may include NFL dreams for many of them, free room and board, stipends for student athletes, etc...

This is a tired trope.  The idea that the universities take but give nothing in return is absolute silliness.  The entire model is built with the goal of giving back to students and student athletes.  These kids know that—And they sign up for it with enthusiasm.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Ok, you’ll have to pardon me for stepping into this, but why does it matter that his cause is pointless?   Or that he has a strange obsession with it?  As MODs, you’re treading oddly close to censorship that the site doesn’t condone.  You’ve got to remember your position and influence on the website.  

Comment 26 Jul 2019

Exactly.  In that era he would have been in the Heisman conversation from kickoff the following season.  In that offense, he would have been THE guy.  He would have broken records at a running back record breaking school.  And when the time came, he would have been the number one RB taken in the draft.

I’m writing this and I’m almost irritated by it.  I’m glad Clarett found his way in life, but when I think about what he left on the table, it kinda bugs me.  Kinda.