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Todd-Not Boeckmann 12th Warrior


Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: My children jumping on my back and knocking me off the front porch into the snow and then making snow angels with them while singing The Buckeye battle Cry at the top of our lungs after beating Miami for the National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Chris Speilmann and Jack Tatum
  • NFL TEAM: Da Browns
  • NHL TEAM: meh. Rather root for the Crew
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Da Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Stoke City, Columbus Crew, AFC Cleveland

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Feb 2018

I skipped reading the Skull Session as soon as I saw Boyd Crowder.  Justified is my favorite all-time TV Show.  I've binge-watched the entire series more than once (How many times is a secret).  The entire finale episode is the greatest finish to a TV series I have ever seen.  Its one of the few where, if you've invested yourself into the series, you feel satisfied at the end.

I'm a sucker for great writing and character development.  Elmore Leonard, the quintessential crime writer of the late 20th/early 21st century loved the pilot episode that was based on his short store "Fire In the Hole" so much that he became an Ass't Producer to help with the scripts.  

Comment 14 Feb 2018

It was utilized differently, but the playbook was identical.  And they were still running the R/O, particularly in the redzone where the offense coughed like a 1984 AMC Pacer low on oil.  Everybody wants to blame Beck, and he certainly wasn't anywhere near the QB/OC that Tom Herman was.  But, as I said before, not replacing Devin Smith's skill set (to this day) was a much bigger factor.

But, the first time new pages were added to the playbook was when Wilson added the mesh route concepts.

Comment 13 Feb 2018

Hell, why does he bother to recruit receivers to begin with because fully immersed RO offenses look like Navy, Army, and Air Force, they don't throw the ball period. 

I was going to debate you about Urban's offense, until you posted this drivel.  Urban's offense is nothing like the one run by Navy and Army, except both use one back who takes snaps and can run.  Cardale was running the R/O (not well) starting in game #1 right up until he lost his job.  Yes, the fact that tOSU has never replaced Devin Smith is an issue of the offense's troubles even in 2017.  But to say the 2015 playbook was different than the one used in 2014 is wrong.  Urban has said as much.

Comment 07 Feb 2018

But not this bad usually.  Harbaugh had the small class when he first got here, that was no biggy that he didn't get a ton of highyl ranked players.  Then he had the 5th and 8th ranked classes, we were ahppy, but those classes still weren't as good as Urban's.  This year is a gut punch.  Our class is not in sthe same ball park as Ohio States.  Our class is closer to Oregon State and  Kansas than it is to Ohio State. <emphasis mine> That's not good.

Schedenfreude.  Pure Schadenfreude.  Whoreville is in total mourning.  Now I need to go shower having dipped my toe in the MGOBLOG pool.

Comment 04 Feb 2018

Maple Bourbon Smoked Drumsticks and from Scratch Conways Irish Ale Cheese Soup with Sourdough garlic Croutons.

Comment 01 Feb 2018

Nah.  I'm rooting for the Patriots for a couple of reasons.  One being, many NFL fans look at the Pats the way B10 fans look at tOSU, so there's the empathy aspect.  Plus, we Browns fans don't have much.  But the effin' Eagles are now stealing our Dawgs identity???  WTF????  And then, of course, while Boston fans suck, Philadelphia fans take it to a whole 'nother level.  And don't forget that MOST CFB fans in the City of Brotherly Love are PSU fans....which if you think about it is rather creepy.

Comment 31 Jan 2018

There are only two former Buckeyes I would list as "did not like" as hate is too strong for ANY Buckeye.

Tyson Walter.  Most of his teammates didn't like him.

JD Shugarts.  There are very few records in sports that are believed to be unbreakable.

  1. Cy Young's 511 wins
  2. Ty Cobb's most times batting over .400
  3. Old Hoss Radburn's 59 wins

JD Shugarts holds the career season and game False Starts.

Comment 29 Jan 2018

so, does anyone OTHER THAN BUCKEYE JACK, wonder why tOSU expended so much effort to try and get JTB4 ready for Wisconsin?  What could the reasons be that an injury that BEST CASE usually means at least 10 days to 2 weeks was ignored to the point that an almost superhuman effort was made to get him ready for the B10 Championship game.

  1. That Urban felt that an 80% JTB4 gave him a better chance to win than any other QB on the roster?
  2. That Urban felt he owed it to a player that had given 100% to the program?
  3. That Urban wants all his players to know that his program will do everything in its power to help them accomplish their goals?
  4. That JTB4 has pictures of Urban and/or Spinner Shells hidden somewhere nearby?

Seriously, this story is yet another demonstration of how much Urban values the intangibles players like JTB4 bring to his program and contribute to the culture of success that is found maybe only two other places in college football.

Comment 28 Jan 2018
  1. Jack Tatum.  Scariest hitter of all time.  The Zac Dumas hit was just a standard day at the office for The Assassin.  We were all taught to explode into a tackle.  He exploded out the back of the target.
  2. Chris Speilmann.  My name is intensity.
  3. Keith Byars.  "Hi Momma Hi Daddy.  We comin back.  We comin back."
Comment 24 Jan 2018

My daughter was at the game in Glendale with my sister.  She called me the night before at 1:00am EST to tell me that most of the team was at a big party and many of the players were drinking right out of pitchers.  I've never forgiven Troy for getting so out of shape he couldn't out run a nose tackle.