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30 in 30, Day 2: There’s No “Compliance Department Violation” in “Team”

“If we do well, I’d be comfortable doing just about anything.” — James Patrick Tressel, in the September 11, 2005 press conference that followed a 25-22 Ohio State loss to the University of Texas.

In what historians will note as Jim Tressel displaying an impressive amount of honesty and clairvoyance while discussing the implementation of a dual-quarterback offensive system (you think anyone ever offered to trade anything with Todd Boeckman in exchange for his bench-QB clipboard?), Pete “The Irony of This Quote Isn’t Lost on Me” Thamel of the New York Times probed deeper into the psyche of the Ohio State football head coach than anyone would realize until May 31st, 2011 — the day Tressel “resigned” and the day the music died for an OSU marching band that figured they’d have a decent shot at accompanying their team to Louisiana for the BCS National Championship Game.
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30 in 30, Day 1: Every Journey Begins with a Single Christmas Parody Video

Hey guys,

College football kicked off the 2011/12 season today, and I’m stoked to be kicking off an event of my own (albeit a less important one). As you may or may not recall, I am technically an “actor,” and while I’m no Carl Weathers in terms of sheer talent, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a few pretty cool projects lately, but I’ve been looking for a way to broadcast some small parts of those projects, while simultaneously working on ways to push my creativity in preparation for what is shaping up to be a pretty active next few months.  Yes, that was all one sentence. I am paid by the comma.

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All the Right Moves (Look Forward to Failure)

Maybe it’s because I took two full-power shots to the back of the head from close range while we were playing soccer, or maybe it’s because I’ve got World Cup Fever like a bad case of herpes (sidenote: is there any such thing as a “good” case of herpes? Like, a doctor says, “Well we thought you’d need a liver transplant, but it turns out that the herpes killed all the bacteria, so now you’re fine. What a good case of herpes!”), but today I was compelled to write about European fūtbol, AKA soccer.  Or as it’s known in America, “that show that comes on before coverage of baseball/tennis/golf starts.”

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