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Comment 18 Jul 2017

To further your point, Honda and Nike were named as co-conspirators and they could become co-defendants. So legal counsel for Ohio State, Honda, and Nike will be involved to varying degrees. This means Chris and his attorney are now facing three of the largest and most sophisticated organizations (with extremely sophisticated legal counsel) in their respective industries. It will be very tough sledding. 

Comment 18 Jul 2017

I mentioned on the post last week with Micah Potter's interview video, that his comments regarding the locker room toward the end of his interview were very telling. I even think his "light years" comment may have been influenced by the issues between players being resolved. He indicated that finally players in the locker room are on the same page as to what needs to be done to be successful. He hinted that at times last year he and other members of the team struggled with certain individuals on the team.  

Comment 14 Jul 2017

As an attorney, "contracts of adhesion" are very interesting in today's economy and society. We sign these routinely through cell-phone agreements, service contracts, "click-wrap" argeements, etc. People are provided with a take it or leave it decision and courts have been varied on how they treat "contracts of adhesion" such as this, but in the case of click-wrap agreements, courts have tended to conclude that they are not "contracts of adhesion"  

Comment 05 Jul 2017

I spent a portion of my childhood in UA and I attended St. Agatha. We lived on the corner of Coventry and Lane Avenue. I played pee-wee football at Northam Park and made frequent visits to the Chef-o-Nette. We had to move for family reasons, but I grew to be a buckeye fan there and can say that it played a role in my eventual decision to attend Ohio State. Now, my wife and I hope to eventually move into the neighborhood. Lather, rinse, repeat, indeed.  

Comment 26 Apr 2017

He could probably bring a civil suit against her for tortious interference. The issue is that she most likely would not be able to pay for the damages unless she is wealthy already. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Not to over complicate this, but you are not required to have local counsel, but it is highly recommended. If you have someone you trust or is an amazing criminal defense attorney they can petition to represent you in a jurisdiction they are not be licensed in, formally known as pro hac vice. Although even with this status the out of state attorney may be required to have local counsel to assist them. 

Comment 20 Apr 2017

I am sorry, but your inability to connect the coaching to at least SOME of the issues around our offense is what makes me think your opinions are simply posted in order to troll. I can understand an argument that maybe Burrow or Haskins could be better QBs, but your responses here blatantly ignore the coaching changes and how playcalling impacts a QB's ability to be successful. JT was pretty fucking incredible during 2014 under a competent position coach and playcaller. For fucks sake, give him a god damn chance under another group of competent coaches.    

Comment 19 Apr 2017

The best I can find to help illustrate my point is the YPA of 9 on 314 attempts in 2014 as opposed to a 6.7 YPA on 379 attempts in 2016 (this is despite playing in fewer games in 2014 due to his injury in the Michigan game). Also, don't isolate my point related to 2014. What the hell happened to our downfield passing game in the first half of 2015 with Cardale as the starter? Nobody on here can argue that Cardale does not have a strong enough arm or the ability to throw it deep.   

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I don't know if the struggles of the downfield passing game should be placed on JT's abilities. We had a very capable offense and downfield passing attack with JT during 2014. We struggled during the first half of 2015 with downfield passing with Cardale as the starting QB, which continued through last year. There was a substantial shift in the offensive staff between 2014 and 2015, which I believe is the main cause behind the struggles. I don't think you sit JT until you give him the opportunity to perform under new staff this year. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

I can point to two particular plays. First, on 2nd and 11 from your opponents 21 with under 5 minutes left to play where a FG gives you an 11 point lead. Second, (since you stupidly passed on 2nd down), on 3rd and long still within field goal range with under 5 minutes left to play where a FG gives you an 11 point lead. 

Comment 06 Feb 2017

In my opinion, Freeman's chicken wing block on a blitzing Hightower that led to the sack and fumble was bigger than any of the subsequent errors. 

Comment 27 Jan 2017

I agree. I think this could also be about something other than Ohio State. Who knows.