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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: End Zone

Re: “Buckeyes should skip 2011

Ralph, Ralph, Ralph. You have very little perspective and should write about something you know. College football is big business and none of the major universities are above reproach. OSU just got caught in a pickle and handled it poorly. Billion dollar industires tend to have this affect. Think the the SEC schools are laughing their ass off becasue the naive midwest coach got caught? I'm sure they are laughing because they are all just better at working around the NCAA rules.

Posted by MD Fan on 06/03/2011 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Buckeyes should skip 2011

Sir, your commentary should be limited to what you know, and that is obviously not college football or more specifically what is going on at OSU. "Yet, these days" Woody Hayes was fired 33 years ago. "Yet these days", the man has been dead for 24 years, let him RIP. Skip 2011 season? You do understand there are 113 football players on the OSU football roster? Lets burn a year of eligibility, and punish the other 108 players for the actions of 6 or 7 counting Tressel? How about the countless other sports that are supported by the football program? OSU has one of the highest number of women sports in the country. How do you think those programs obtain their funding? Hiring a new coach and disrupting another team right before the start of preseason work outs? Did you not catch the mention by OSU when they announced the firing of Tressel (lets call it what it is), that they appointed Fickle Interim Head Coach for all of 2011, and would not begin search for new coach until after the 2011 season? No coach of any caliber, or in their right mind would consider the OSU job until the NCAA announces sanctions. Skipping the 2011 season is not a full blown NCAA death sentence? That is just an ignorant statement, no explanation needed. I will give you Gee based solely on fact he can not keep his mouth shut and make an appropriate statement, i.e.- I just hope Coach doesn’t fire me....…,Sisters of the poor.........etc. I get the point you were “trying“ to make, and I am not going to defend OSU or Tressel. They will get hammered by NCAA, and justifiably so. If you are going to participate in the bash OSU band wagon because you have some sort of higher moral compass, or more accurately the fact they are on your schedule next year, at least use relevant, accurate supporting data for your commentary. Lets be realistic for a second. The Buffalos will likely leave Columbus with a loss this fall. Tressel, and the tattoo 5 or 6 will not be apart of that game. Please don’t fabricate facts or use irrelevant commentary to support the reason why…….

Posted by osunut00 on 06/03/2011 at 12:07 AM

Re: “NCAA: No thrills in Boulder

I agree CU should have been selected for the tournament, one of the biggest "snubs" I can remember. But how about Colorado's ONLY team to make the dance? The U Northern CO Bears are making their first appearance in the NCAA tourney and I'm surprised you failed to mention that fact anywhere in your column; especially due to the fact Tad Boyle was their head coach last year. I have no loyalties to either team, but today I'm a UNC fan.

Posted by KCMike on 03/17/2011 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Rugged road for Falcons

Hmmmm...have you considered playing at 7,000 feet...that might have an affect.

Posted by A Falcon Football Mom on 03/11/2011 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Rugged road for Falcons

Yeah, I'm sure both TCU and Boise State are just QUAKING IN THEIR BOOTS at facing the Fainting Falcons! I've read some "homer" columns before in my life, but THIS one takes the cake. 12 - 1? Stop-- you're KILLING me!

Posted by Retired & Relaxed... on 03/10/2011 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Rugged road for Falcons

"Especially at Air Force, where the dry September heat can wear down unsuspecting opponents."

Just for the record, I think TCU is going to be juuust fine with the dry September heat of Colorado Springs, since I'm sure the September heat of Texas is even worse than anything they'll see in Colorado Springs.

Posted by Smooth Pancakes on 03/10/2011 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Picking the Super Bowl

the steelers are going to win

Posted by luck77 on 02/03/2011 at 10:34 AM

Re: “The forgotten Olympians of 1980

How can I get a list of the 1980 summer Olympic team members. My wife's cousin made the team as an alternate on the 4 x 100 men's relay. His name was Herb Johnson.
How can I get a list of team members

Posted by jrbach on 09/29/2010 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Making the rounds

Routon....typical of local sports writers to forget to even mention that we have a BASEBALL Team ....a PRO baseball team just one hour north of here AND that same team is vying for yet another post season run AND in dramatic and enjoyable fashion right now! Come on! At least SOME mention of this would have been nice and prudent on your part...At least the Rockies have been in contention lately..can't say the same about those Denver "Donkeys" though....

Posted by lovebaseball4ever on 09/26/2010 at 1:14 AM

Re: “AFA dreams of a miracle

haha. Good luck. Those Oklahoma boys are going to crush the Chair Force kiddos, this coming from a Texas fan. It's just the facts.

Posted by bigTex on 09/18/2010 at 12:06 AM

Re: “AFA-BYU worth saving

Air Force is -- hands down -- the one MWC team BYU fans would still want to play as often as possible. Here is hoping the schools can work it out.

Posted by norskie on 08/31/2010 at 11:35 PM

Re: “AFA-BYU worth saving

I also agree that BYU-AFA should be continued no matter what happens with BYU and the MWC. What I do know is that BYU fans feel that Craig Thompson kneecapped BYU with stealing FSU and UNR out of the WAC and then lied through his teeth that such a decision "had nothing to do with what BYU may or may not do." Having to deal with a spiteful liar like that is not anything BYU fans are looking forward to in the future.

I know AFA has limited OOC scheduling opportunities, but I REALLY want to see BYU-AFA continue long into the future!

Posted by bamacoug on 08/26/2010 at 7:49 AM

Re: “AFA-BYU worth saving

Nice comment, Burbank! I wholeheartedly agree. I've always appreciated the BYU v. AFA games and have the utmost respect for my favorite service academy.

LaVell is right . . . "they've always done it the right way." I hope this series continues.

Nashville Cougar

Posted by agibsmith on 08/26/2010 at 7:41 AM

Re: “AFA-BYU worth saving

Whatever happens, I hope we always preserve the Air Force-BYU rivalry. I have two sons who were Captains in the Air Force, and admire the discipline and commitment of the Academy. Thousands of BYU fans feel the same way.

I'm also looking forward to game #2 this year, knowing that the Falcons will be primed and ready to pull an upset. The Cougars better not overlook the Falcons, and I don't think they will, because I know the BYU coaches respect the Falcon coaches and players more than anyone we face.

I expect a very intelligent game plan from the Falcons, on offense and defense, to go after our untested players and attempt to expose our weaknesses.

Burbank Cougar

Posted by Burbank Cougar on 08/26/2010 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Brace yourself for Tebow

Focus On The Family is a hate filled organization that targets,jews,gays and workers at women's health clinics.Don't be fooled by the thin veil they hide behind,the rights of their female worshipers are suppressed and the founder of FOTF,Dr James Dobson,is a retired child phsyciatrist that advocated child beating as punishment(Denver Post article).Just before Christmas in 2009 FOTF laid off 1,100 ministry workers then paid $2.5 million for the Superbowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mother in Febuary of 2010.Please do not support Focus On The Family.

Posted by Alain on 07/29/2010 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Shame on a media star

jon miller hates you too

since we dont have bonds anymore, the giants are lovable

so miller decided to change that

and it is well known that the rockies cheat

i know for a fact that the ball girls slip in non humidified balls into late innings when the team is behind

and i will be posting the vid on youtube

Posted by waltkovacs on 07/17/2010 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Shame on a media star

So Ralph, did video kill your media star?

Nobody cares what you think.

Nobody cares what Jon Miller thinks.

Nobody can prove within a shadow of doubt if the Rockies are "cheating."

Jon Miller did a morning radio interview on the flasgship radio channel of the team whom he broadcasts. Which whom he's more than likely compensated for.

So Miller makes a comment or two that appeases the home crowd, maybe stirs a little controversy, and now you want him to apologize to the Rockies fan base?

To quote Chad Ochocinco, "Chile pleez."

Maybe you should worry more about winning in July - September.

Posted by Nobody Cares on 07/15/2010 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Shame on a media star

Did you seriously call Routon a terd? Dude, you are the one that is completely clueless - first of all, his comments weren't part of a game - they were on KNBR-AM in San Francisco...and it wasn't all innocent like you are making it seem - that he was just trying to clear up a Cardinal’s question - he flat out called the Rockies cheaters - here is his direct quote:

"There's a feeling that the Rockies are doing something with the humidor-stored baseballs, and sometimes late in games when the Rockies need help, that some non-humidor baseballs slip into the mix. Nobody has been able to prove it. It would be interesting to see what Tony LaRussa has to say about it right now.

"The Giants felt like something was going on when they were there in that regard. … To me it's something that baseball needs to address.

"Maybe the Rockies are just doing extremely well but there is some question here … and I'd like to see baseball take some action in that regard."

Come on, that is flat out calling the Rockies cheaters WITH NO PROOF!!! Just because we got freaking HOT against the Red Sox, Cardinals and took the stupid Giants deep he thinks we must be cheating??? This really irks me because it completely discounts the talent and hard work of the makes their guys look dumb because the Giants game went extra innings and if we did switch balls why didn't they score???

Seriously, i agree with Routon - this is embarrassing to someone that was considered great...

Posted by jaredean on 07/15/2010 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Shame on a media star

You are a terd. IFFFFF you listened to the game, he started out by saying that the cardinal's closer had made a comment that the balls seemed weird, then went on to say that if a player is complaining, maybe MLB should step in to remove ALL doubt. That way, the runs that the rockies make would not be tarnished by "what if." You cant take his comments out of context.

Posted by get the facts MEAT on 07/15/2010 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

Wait a minute, why don't all those same schools become the Big 12 instead of the MWC for an automatic BCS bid instead. I would think BCS status trumps the TV deal. But maybe I'm looking at this wrong?

Posted by bradl on 06/10/2010 at 4:57 PM

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