My all-time favorite Buckeye hoopster. Very sad day for Buckeye nation.
Totally agree. If it is a tie-breaker between a couple of canditates on their efforts and ethics, sure, give me the person who scores higher.
THIS^^^ Some of the dumbest people I've ever met had the best academic pedigrees and/or highest IQ's. Give me someone who will be persistent and push through adversity any day over someone who has all the answers but is usually wrong.
Damn, I'm getting ready to take an extended assignment in Frankfurt - wish they'd have waited a few months! That would have been cool to see firsthand!
The latest update:
1. Carmody's dad is the Mars Area HS football coach.
2. His brother is a basketball player for Notre Dame; might have an impact on his decision, although it seems he hasn't expressed a "lean" yet.
3. He is equally talented in both basketball and football, and an ability for (not a commitment to) playing both may factor into his decision on where he goes.
All for now - will update as I learn more.
Agreed, and Columbus >>>>> State College.
Trying to get some intel from a friend who lives in Mars and who might know Carmody's mom.
Extra good wishes for you and your health, Hove, and thanks for the great work you all do here. Heal quickly! (SPRING) FOOTBALL'S ALMOST HERE :)
I haven't been off toilet or barback duty in there for all that long... I need all the help I can get so they'll let me keep hanging around!
Happy National Mods Day <newly-declared by me, declarer of all such things>. March 22nd annually.
Oooh, man, you're skating on the razor's edge, there.... +1
Looks more like a poop emoji to me.
Just logged on to say the same thing! Cutesy errant passes and dumb fumbles will kill any chance of winning.
Thanks! They say memory is the first thing to go in aging, and I guess I am starting to believe that’s true.
Great Skully, Kevin!
One question, as I am a bit of a Twitter luddite: is that boss Schlegel autographed photo Doss’, or does it belong to someone else? I think it’s the former, but I’m not sure Schlegel coached Doss’ teams. They’re both OSU family, so I get that may not matter, but just curious.
Whether it was Holtmann pulling the trigger or the AD is immaterial. The fact is that if what you are saying is true, Holtmann could/likely should have dismissed him from the team and didn't. This is what coaches can do to teach a kid an important lesson, namely that when people believe in you and are willing to stick their necks out for you to have a second chance, the choice then rests with you. I imagine that Keith probably weighed in with him on this, too.
Oh, and on the school thing? Talk to Greg Oden about how he feels about that. Granted, his circumstances for leaving were different, but if Wesson's not ready for the NBA, why would he want to leave right now? Getting paid to play is a goal, certainly, but why take a more difficult path than one has to? He absolutely should stick around another year and get ready.
Couldn't have expressed my own thoughts on this any better that you did yours. Kids do dumb things, and this was hopefully a great teaching moment that had to happen for Wesson to grow personally and to mature. I applaud coach Holtmann for sticking to his guns and making what was obviously a tough call, given Wesson's importance to the team. I think it says a lot about the man, what he values, and the foundation he wants to create for this team.
Did I say you were wrong? I didn't think so...
Is that you, Joey Smoke?
I got it. +1 for you.
Hey team manager? YOU HAD ONE JOB...
Incidents like this are the reason it is hard to get people to get into officiating in the first place. Coaches at all levels berate officials, and it gets worse the higher the level. Many here have said things like “toughen up”, “refs are thin-skinned”, etc., but most officials are just people trying to do their best and keep improving. This abuse and intimidation doesn’t have to be a part of the game, and it is beyond time for administrations at all levels to start taking a harder stance. It isn’t gamesmanship, it is just shitty behavior and it needs to stop.
That said, I have been critical here about officiating I have seen this season, and while I didn’t see this game it doesn’t surprise me to hear that it may have been shitty both ways in this one. This is where the conference has to step in and weed out the bad officials. It is a self-perpetuating problem - bad officials, more abuse, less new entrants, worse officials. The conference can and should control this, as should the administrators. I hope Iowa fires this dumbass at the end of the season - he is an exemplar of the worst end of the spectrum, in my opinion.
That's another theory... I do know this: as a driver, your blind spot is bigger on the passenger side of your vehicle, hence it's less safe to ride in the left lane (and also to pass on the right) due to the amount of "invisibility" on that side. Therefore, logically peoples' natural tendency might be to avoid the blind spot and stay where they can unequivocally know what's on their left - nothing. The corollary is the UK, where the lane rules are reversed along with the steering wheel being situated on the opposite side of the vehicle.
You may be right - I haven't been back in Ohio and had to really deal with instruction in that capacity for 30 years. You just KNOW that those dipshits do the blockade maneuver just for fun, too, right? :)
Yeah, I have seen it there, too, but it's not nearly as bad as in California. I think that they probably still teach lane discipline in the driver's ed classes in OH, but I can personally guarantee you that they DON'T in CA - all three of my kids took driver's ed out here, and the phrase never came up one time. Luckily, I spent a lot of time training them, too, so (at least I hope) they're still using it.