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Some of your post to me is a diatribe of hate, the very thing of which you accuse me, and you admit it openly, even suggesting you know it's irrational.
Except for me posting a very few, intentionally over-the-top hyperbolic pieces of sarcasm, strictly for emphasis, my posts are fact-based and respectful. I've not said anything about Miller that I haven't said about D-Rob, namely, great runner but inconsistent passer. So, it remains to be seen whether he overcomes that or makes no progress and joins D-Rob. Now, that's about as incisive and objective as it gets, and it's dead-on accurate.
Why not address specific issues with me, instead of a 718 word attack that makes only general references, absent specifics, and allows no real discourse from me back to you?
Again, I challenge you to find my "hate". You put a lot of vitriole on paper, but virtually all of it accusation and no substance. My posts are incisive and objective for the most part. The only time thy're not, which is rare, is when I'm being intentionally sarcastic with some hyperbole.
Got your message Chris...It's always fun to get in a good debate with fellow CFB fans and I never take it personally. I try to stay away from trolling comments, but when people start talking all the SEC is over rated and the media is propping them up it irritates me, because the exact opposite is true. Every year the talking heads speak about it being a down year in the SEC and how the SEC is top heavy...and every year the SEC puts 4-6 teams in the top 10 and has the best non conference record.
That said, I have tremendous respect for your Buckeyes and have for many years. OSU has one of the top coaches in CFB and I have no doubt that Meyer will have the Buckeyes in contention for championships every year.
Hopefully Bama will be in position to 3pete next year, but the odds are definitely stacked against the Tide as no team as ever won 3 in a row. I can tell you that nothing would make me happier than 2 traditional powerhouses like Ohio State & Alabama matching up in the final BCS championship game.
Thanks so much for the praise Chris. I appreciate it.
Thanks for the props on the OSU article, Chris!
Nigel....Bleacher Report is a great place to hang out if you are into mad squabbles with the enemy or if you like to argue with people that have no real reason to argue with you besides just that you are a member of Buckeye Nation. Remember what I just said too. Many things may happen to you in your life but you will ALWAYS be a member of Buckeye Nation, as long as you want to be a proud supporter of our beloved school and their great traditions. I'm not a former student of any kind at The Ohio State University....I am merely a 39 year old man that was born in Dayton, Ohio and I have been a member of Buckeye Nation ever since my date of birth....February 25, 1973. Remember too....The New York Times says that Buckeye Nation is the largest fanbase in all of CFB. Michigan is #2, Penn State is #3, and Notre Dame is #4. The top SEC school comes in at #6.
Don't forget to let your Scarlet and Gray fly high and remember that we Buckeye fans used to have a really bad name about ourselves (our fans, not the school). That bad reputation that we fans had has left since 2001 when Jim Tressel became the head coach at our beloved football program. Tressel turned our kids into winners, kept them clean (for the most part) and totally turned the Big Ten on its head for a decade. For some reason, that makes us enemies of Michigan and SEC fans....I haven't figured the SEC thing yet, but they hate us Buckeye fans just as much as any Michigan fan does.
Anyway, if you don't know and you probably do know, if you ever feel like hearing positive and sometimes negative Buckeye stories with very little Michigan trolling going on, visit Eleven Warriors. 11W is the place to be for true members of Buckeye Nation and there is ALWAYS something totally Buckeye cool going on there. It makes me wish as if I lived in Columbus instead of Daytona Beach, Florida, ya know? If you already knew about 11W, sorry about that, but it is something that I tell all members of Buckeye Nation when I feel they are the real deal. You are more the real deal than I am. I have lived in Central Florida for 33 years and have never gotten to see our beloved Bucks play. You're a good guy. Keep in touch with me, brother. I'm a plumber, so unless you or me make a move, I'll probably need your law services more than you'll need my plumbing services....HAHAHA! Good luck to you in all of your endeavors, my brother. If you ever meet my niece, Stephanie Wells-Shackelford, tell her that Aunt Wendy and Uncle Chris are very proud of her. Her name was Wells, but marriage changes things from Wells to Shackelford sometimes, ya know?
Good luck to ya brother. Keep in touch, as ALWAYS.......also AS ALWAYS....GO BUCKEYES!!! Talk to ya soon, my brother. Take care of yourself.
Sorry about any writing errors that I may have had. I had to leave in a rush and had no time to proofread. See ya, around!!!
just a quick response to your message. I am (also) a Vanderbilt fan because I attended law school there. My first university, and experience in this country, was Ohio State. In Columbus I got to know one of the many great sides of the USA. Feeling the Horseshoe vibrate under the cheers of 100,000+ Buckeye fans was exhilarating and awe-inspiring. In the US, college fans give 100% support in a positive way for their team (rather than being hateful, cynical and negative, which is commonplace in my country), which I find exemplary. I have found great inspiration in the fantastic effort numerous Buckeye players have shown in defending the honor of their school. I will remain a fanatic Buckeye fan all of my life, no matter where I go. I know fans of other schools feel the same way about their schools, and I respect this highly as well.
With respect to your articles, I can only hope that you will continue to write. The numerous comments on your profile page alone should be evidence enough that many people are very interested in what you have to say.
Thanks again for your comments.
Chris, I have appreciated your considerable knowledge of the game in general and of Ohio State and Big Ten football in particular for some time. Also, I value your insightful and level-headed contributions a great deal.
I am a die-hard wolverine fan, but have complete respect for OSU. One most both hate and respect their largest rival.
You saw no hate in anything I posted, unless it was through your own biased eyes. What do you do besides misrepresent what others post? Guess you took my obvious hyperbole and sarcasm to be hate? Yep, that's todays world. Get Greg Gutfeld's book, The Joy of Hate. You can apologize if you like, but it's really not necessary. I noticed that your apology was mixed with more character assassination therefore invalidating your apology, but no matter.