Writing and stuff

Apr 16

Saw this Brutus photo collection at University Hall

Saw this Brutus photo collection at University Hall

Apr 15

What Ohio high school has produced the most NFL players?

What Ohio high school has produced the most NFL players?

If you’ve recently run out of ways to brag about old alma mater, Pro Football Reference has just the tool for you: a database of high schools for the 22,000+ NFL players in the site’s database.

It’s not perfect as there are some duplicate schools and typos that need to be cleaned up, but it’s still awesome if you’re a nerd who wants to know where the best players come from (And if there was any…

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Apr 09

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian talks CFB unionization

Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian talks CFB unionization

It’s safe to say the pair of young men who shared the Northwestern quarterback duties for the past two seasons do not see eye to eye on the issue of the Wildcat football team unionizing.

While Kain Colter has been the face of the movement since he completed his eligibility after last season,  Northwestern senior-to-be Trevor Siemian voiced his opinion against today on a teleconference the Big Ten…

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Apr 05

Ohio State football assistant joins student races

Ohio State football assistant joins student races

Ohio State held it’s annual Student Appreciation Day in conjunction with an open spring football practice today, and assistant coach Kerry Coombs jumped in on the action as students raced for the right to take on the speediest Buckeye football player at next weekend’s spring game.

He’s the one in gray in the middle, and it looks like his participation got some of his guys fired up.

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Apr 03

If you liked how the writers concluded HIMYM, we can’t be friends anymore

I’ve been debating if I wanted to actually get into writing about things other than sports here (not on my more official sportswriting blog, if that makes sense), but the “How I Met Your Mother” finale might just have driven me to it. Of course it’s not like I have to commit to writing about anything else even if I do one little post. It is my blog after all…

Anyway, while I continue to debate if I have the time and/or inclination for something like that, here is a second piece by TV critic Alan Sepinwall that nails the many failures of how the writers concluded HIMYM.

The crux can be found in this paragraph:

So I think if they had done better with Ted and Robin, with Robin on her own, tamped down on the sheer tonnage of Robin and Barney drama over the years and been smarter with how they deployed the Mother, the ending could have worked, even after nine long seasons. It wouldn’t erase some of the other issues that cropped up post-season 4 — of characters becoming broader, and meaner, and of diminishing returns on once-beloved gags like the slap bet — but it would have made this specific ending feel earned, rather than a vestige of something that was filmed in season 2 and that bore little connection to what the show and its characters had become in the years since.

Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/the-how-i-met-your-mother-finale-revisited-how-i-regret-the-mother#1Gr73OpkJ7dw1r1q.99

Pretty sure there’s still a version of this JJ Mavs jersey in better shape in my old room at my parents’ house. 
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Vintage 90s Dallas Mavricks Jim Jackson NBA Jersey Mens Size 48 (XL) available at www.vintagemensgoods.com

Pretty sure there’s still a version of this JJ Mavs jersey in better shape in my old room at my parents’ house.

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Vintage 90s Dallas Mavricks Jim Jackson NBA Jersey Mens Size 48 (XL) available at www.vintagemensgoods.com

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The end of March in Ohio. Spring twilight at Beavercreek Wetlands Preserve in Greene County.

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The end of March in Ohio. Spring twilight at Beavercreek Wetlands Preserve in Greene County.

Apr 01

Ohio connections to 2014 Women’s Final Four

Ohio connections to 2014 Women’s Final Four

Stanford’s win over North Carolina in the second regional final game played Tuesday night means a fourth Final Four in five years for Beavercreek’s Mikaela Ruef, who redshirted because of a foot injury early in her career.

Ruef joins Malina Howard (Twinsburg) and Chloe Pavlich (Cincinnati Sycamore) of Maryland as the three players from Ohio to earn a trip to Nashville.

Meanwhile, Stanford head…

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Mar 28

A Buckeye who was nearly a Wildcat weighs in on CFB union issue

A Buckeye who was nearly a Wildcat weighs in on CFB union issue

Michael Bennett, a senior defensive lineman for Ohio State who seems to have a good shot at being a captain for the Buckeyes this fall, was asked yesterday about his thoughts on the movement at Northwestern to create a union for college football players.

“I don’t know the full reason behind their union. I don’t agree necessarily with football players being unionized. We don’t necessarily see the…

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Mar 27

Each Ohio State QB progressing his own way this spring

Each Ohio State QB progressing his own way this spring

Tom Herman’s top three quarterbacks all have different things they are capable of focusing on this spring, and the Ohio State quarterbacks coach has stressed for them to do just that.

That includes not only Braxton Miller, who is working on the mental side of the game while sidelined following shoulder surgery, but also Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett, who are battling for the right to back…

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