Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A "REAL MAN?" ... SEE: CHRIS SPIELMAN

Chris Spielman
Someday my son is going to ask me what it means to be a "real man."

And hopefully I can be the definition he is looking for with his question.

However, I haven't faced the obstacles that many others have encountered. I can only hope that if I'm ever tested against certain adversity that I'd protect my family, always do what is right, and be an example of how to be a "real man."

Fortunately, there is one man that my son can readily use as a role model, a true definition of a "real man."

His name is Chris Spielman.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

BROWNS LOOKING FOR NEW QB ... HOW ABOUT TERRELLE PRYOR?

Terrelle Pryor
TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell
Brandon Weeden's chances of remaining as the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback under the new regime, seems about as likely as an Israeli and a Palestinian holding hands by a campfire singing "Kumbaya."

Not gonna happen!

New owner Jimmy Haslam, president Joe Banner, GM Michael Lombardi, nor head coach Rob Chudzinski, have come out in support of Weeden, who continually regressed as his rookie season moved on in 2012.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MARK EMMERT IS A HYPOCRITE, SHOULD RESIGN AS NCAA PRESIDENT

Mark Emmert
Hypocrisy: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.

Mark Emmert: a person who indulges in hypocrisy.

On Monday, NCAA President Emmert fired VP of Enforcement, Julie Roe Lach, in the midst of an investigation of the organization's handling of the University of Miami's improper conduct claims. 

Last month, the NCAA issued a press release stating that some members of their enforcement staff obtained information about a bankruptcy proceeding, involving Nevin Shapiro — a former University of Miami booster, who allegedly pampered Hurricane football players for nearly a decade with cash, elaborate parties, and other benefits deemed improper by the NCAA.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

MEYER'S STORY OF A MOTIVATING WOODY HAYES IS A JOKE, PEOPLE

Urban Meyer
TBT/Lee Hudnell
A fourth-grade school teacher in rural West Virginia is teaching the children in her history class about the Declaration of Independence.

The teacher asks her class, "Do any of you know who signed their name really big on the Declaration of Independence?" Every kid in the class raised their hand ... well, except lil Johnny. 

The teacher noticed Johnny was the only student who didn't have his hand waving in the air, so she asked, "Johnny, do you know who signed their name really big on the Declaration of Independence?"

Monday, February 11, 2013

BIG TEN NEEDS TO HIT REFRESH WHEN IT COMES TO RECRUITING

Urban Meyer
(TBT/Lee Hudnell)
Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer stated last week that teams in the Big Ten Conference need to step up their game when it comes to recruiting.

"We do need as a conference to keep pushing that envelope to be better," Meyer said Thursday during a radio show on 97.1 in Columbus. "Our whole conversation needs to be about ‘how do we recruit?’ When you see 11 of the SEC teams are in the top 25 that’s something that we need to improve."

Friday, February 8, 2013

BUCKEYES RECRUITING: WE TEND TO THINK THE LATEST IS THE GREATEST

Jalin Marshall
COLUMBUS — We sometimes lose sight of the great things we already possess, because we're trying to grab on to the next great thing.

The same goes for college football recruiting. When signing day rolls around, we tend to flock to and hype up those who haven't committed yet, even though our teams have already hooked some serious prospects.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

RECRUITING ROUNDUP: MEYER SAYS BUCKEYES HAVE JUST ONE RIVAL

COLUMBUS — During his signing day announcement in Georgia on Wednesday, all-American safety Vonn Bell made it really clear what his expectations are when he arrives at Ohio State to play football this fall.

“We're all on a mission. We want to do something special,” Bell said, after the five-star recruit selected to play at Ohio State over national champion Alabama. “We’re going to try to beat ‘Bama at national championships and try to get that crystal football. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MEYER, BUCKEYES END RECRUITING SEASON WITH AN ABSOLUTE BANG

Vonn Bell
COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer is widely known for being a great recruiter, as well as a tremendous closer.

On Wednesday's national letter of intent day, the Ohio State head football coach once again displayed the magic touch, pulling two more elite stars in Georgia blue-chip defensive back Vonn Bell and Florida speedster receiver James Clark. Snagging the duo was a major surprise to many, including Meyer, who said he was caught off guard a little by a phone call he received from Bell on Wednesday morning.

Monday, February 4, 2013

WOODY HAYES: THE NO. 4 GREATEST FOOTBALL COACH OF ALL-TIME

Woody Hayes
(This is a piece of a five-part series I wrote for the Bryan Publishing Company. The rest of the series can be found at Bryantimes.com)

Continuing with my series on the top five football coaches of all-time, my No. 4 greatest mentor comes from the college ranks, and is known throughout the country simply as ... Woody!

— Note: my rankings' criteria consists of championships won, longevity of success, innovation and legendary status.