An enormously generous gesture by the Ohio State baseball team. When one freshman teammate needed a bone marrow transplant for leukemia, the entire team voluntarily signed up to check for transplant matches.
I hate Ohio as much as the next guy, but thought I'd post this to bring real life into perspective. Beautiful stuff.
[ED:BISB - Edited because when they're trying to save someone drom leukemia you can call them Ohio State. In fact, you should probably do it anyway]
OSU OC RT @marcushartman (Ed) Warinner on lost playbooks in Michigan: "I heard Brady was upset because he hadn't finished coloring them."— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) April 2, 2014
Can't remember offhand a college football staff member ever taking such a cheap shot before. Maybe Spurrier at some point, or perhaps Bielema (or Mrs. Bielema). But nothing comes to mind.
How many days until The Game?
On to Ohio. I like this matchup, and we'll be ready.
EDIT: I'm not afraid of Craft, and have confidence in Stauskas, Albrecht and Walton not to turn over the ball. Facing the 2-3 defense is only good practice for Michigan. I really want to see Michigan beat Ohio a second time. After today's stinker, Michigan will press their advantage and not let up on the gas in the least. And we're still playing for a 1-seed.
According to a pro scout's report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hyde’s Wonderlic score was 9. Given that 10 is the minimal literacy level, you wonder who Carlos has to thank at Ohio for his great academic achievement. Maybe he can credit Urban Meyer, who was so tough on Carlos.
Once, Meyer kept Carlos out for two whole plays after an unspecified “academic infraction”. Oddly, Hyde’s performance turned out to be “the third-best rushing performance in Ohio State history.
Meyer said about Carlos “"He's fine. He has been great and I expect him to be great again. I have no problem with Carlos….(but) "Academically our guys are held to a certain standard,"
Since a 9 score on the Wonderlic does not meet the standard for basic literacy (10), you have to wonder what exactly was the standard of Meyer and Ohio . (think North Carolina)
In a recent Gallup poll on "The Happiest States in America," Ohio came in at 46th. Of course, no one at mgoblog is surprised by this.
Michigan came in at 37, so we can't crow about it too much, I guess. Perhaps the situation in Detroit and surrounding environs had an impact? One of the indices, work environment, was a strong factor in North Dakota (my state of birth!) coming in number 1. Interestingly, many of the states in the lowest quintile were in the deep South and the land of the SEC (i.e., Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee.) It is an enjoyable light read if you're interested in that kind of thing.
So I guess Ohio was pretty confident they were going to win last night... So much so they had these placed on the windshields of all cars parked at Lucus Oil Stadium.
Edit: Photo not embedding...