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Ode to Edwards

Remember the old song, Poor Johnny One Note?

Poor Johnny one-note
Sang out with “gusto”
And just overlorded the place
Poor Johnny one-note
Yelled willy nilly
Until he was blue in the face
For holding one note was his ace

I remember hearing that for the first time twenty years ago. For some strange reason that song came to mind as I was checking in a lease return at work today. But somebody else’s name seemed to fit even better …

Poor Braylon Edwards
Drafted by Cleveland
But just couldn’t smile in this place
Poor Braylon Edwards
Traded to New York
And now as a Jet sets the pace
Still dropping the ball is his ace

Jimmy Olson

“Hard as it is, it’s time for everybody to forget that Pryor was once judged to be the top high school recruit in America and think of him as just another talented but erratic second-year player. As Superman has morphed into Jimmy Olsen the past two weeks, the built-in expectations add a lot of noise and a little more tension to what is beginning to feel like an awkward situation.”

Bob Hunter in Take Pryor off his pedestal

Different Directions

It looks as if Ohio State is going in a different direction than most the teams in the Big Ten after defeating Illinois and Indiana quite handily. However, there are several upcoming teams such as Penn State and Iowa that might give a challenge. If only the USC game had turned out differently … . The biggest threat seems to be the teams which run a spread offensive requiring one-on-one coverage. But you have to admit that they are looking pretty good five games into the season.

DATE

OPPONENT

W-L (CONF)

RESULT

9/05

Navy

1-0 (0-0)

W 31-27

9/12

#3 USC

1-1 (0-0)

L 18-15

9/19

Toldeo

2-1 (0-0)

W 38-0

9/26

Illinois

3-1 (1-0)

W 30-0

10/03

Indiana

4-1 (2-0)

W 33-14

Prison

“This prison thing isn’t cool by any measure. Anyone who glorifies prison is an idiot. Anyone who thinks that coming to prison solidifies their manhood is a fool. This is not the place to come and earn respect. I live here, I know.”

The Mind of Maurice Clarett

Simply Amazing!

NBA.com pointed us to the game being broadcast on the internet tonight. It was a good game, but you could tell each of the players were getting tired. Then when the Magic’s guard scored the go ahead basket with 1 second left, all hope seemed to be gone. Then somehow, Mo Williams whipped the ball in to LeBron at the top of the key and he got the shot off before the buzzer sounded. It was so utterly amazing I whipped open our front door and yelled, “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!”

My apologies to the neighbors.

Chris Jent

Remember the OSU men’s basketball team between 1988-92? Those were some of my favorite years as the guys really had heart. Chris Jent in particular caught my attention as he was a hard working, diving, all around good guy. There was just something special about watching him play.

I was reminded of him this evening as I read an article about him on the online edition of the Columbus Dispatch. Apparently, LeBron James has a special relationship with him as a shooting coach. But the article went on the give some details about Jent’s career on various professional teams and what it takes to be a good basketball player or coach.

You can read the article by clicking here. It brought back a lot of memories. But I must admit that the dream of becoming a Buckeye or pro basketball player looses it’s glamour when you consider the amount of time you would be away from your family.