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WC Buckeye 12th Warrior

from Alliance, OH

MEMBER SINCE   January 12, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being present in Tempe to see my Buckeyes win their first national championship since I was a child.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ever: Chris Spielman; Current: Chris Olave
  • MLB TEAM: Padres. 2019 World Series Champs. Bank on it.

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Jun 2019

Rutgers, while athletically inept, brings the NY market ($$) with it. I could make good arguments for drumming them, Maryland, or Indiana, frankly if we were looking only at sports.  Academically, it's a different picture, though, and most tend to forget that the foundational concepts of the conference were actually academic. Due to that, I would definitely put the target on Maryland first.

Comment 03 Jun 2019

Wow, who would've guessed that so many Buckeyes were playing for dough overseas?!? Really speaks to the difficulty of making it in the NBA when you see how positively most of them are contributing, too.

Comment 01 May 2019

Can't say that I've seen anything like that in person, but I do know that their liberal return policy affects their suppliers, one of whom I work for now and one of whom I used to work for.  Wierdest RTV we ever got from them was a hat that was coated in vomit - one of their customers bought it, threw up on it in their car, then took it back into the store and exchanged it. They wanted us to take it back.  I, of course, so "no way", and they, of course, pointed to some arcane fine print in our supplier agreement that said it was allowable. We had to give them credit for the return because they were under their allowable rolling average RTV amount of 2 months or something.  Stupid, but if you want to do business with them, this is the tradeoff that you accept.

Comment 23 Apr 2019

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. 

Comment 22 Apr 2019

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. 

Comment 01 Apr 2019

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.

Comment 12 Mar 2019

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.