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Jim - Dayton

Dayton, OH

#1 Sep 2, 2009
Very Well Said. I think that the respect goes both ways. Prior earlier in the week said in an interview that They would not take Navy lightly because they are the guys who protect our country. Here is wishing for a great battle Saturday, with no serious injuries... and a new chapter in history... Go Bucks... Go Midshipmen. It will be fun to watch. And we will all be winners in the end.
Don - Ottawa

Lima, OH

#2 Sep 2, 2009
Wow!! One of the best sports articles I have read in a very long time. While I bleed scarlet and grey, I will be cheering for an OSU win and a great showing from the Midshipmen. I will also be thinking about how deep of a debt we owe these very special young men. I pray that our country never runs short on this very valuable resource.
BucksTillWeDie

New York, NY

#3 Sep 2, 2009
If Navy plays 13 games every year, are they ALL this dramatic and drawn out? What do OTHER teams do when they play against them?

I would definitely stand up and salute if I were at the game, but after that, it's just another Buckeye victory on our upcoming undefeated season.
Drew

Hillside, IL

#4 Sep 2, 2009
72 weeks a year? I think I WANT you rooting for OSU...

Go NAVY!
Barbarian-or-Wri ter

Morgan Hill, CA

#5 Sep 2, 2009
Although I disagree with topic (football of all things) the writing of the article was very well done, however the use of elegant annalogies and historical references should not detract from good old fashion grammar and spelling content. Paragraph nine; has is spelled "haas", come on! Really!
BucksTillWeDie

New York, NY

#6 Sep 2, 2009
Drew wrote:
72 weeks a year? I think I WANT you rooting for OSU...
Go NAVY!
72 weeks in a year? Are you looking at a Chinese calander?
GoBux

Washington Court House, OH

#7 Sep 2, 2009
Wow! Great article! As Buckeye fans we all worry about whether we have "reloaded" or if the veterans have progressed enough, how many games we will win....These guys have the responsibility of protecting us so that we CAN worry about such trivial things.

This article gives a great perspective on what makes up an armed-services team. They may not be four-star athletes, but they are ten-star men!

As a fan I am always proud of our Buckeyes and as an American I am very proud of our servicemen.
FLABUCK

Cambridge, MA

#8 Sep 2, 2009
I think this was a well written article, but when it comes down to football we can only say one thing...Go Bucks!
duane

Monroe, MI

#9 Sep 2, 2009
i am thinking you might have wanted to say eloquent.
BucksTillWeDie

Warren, NJ

#10 Sep 2, 2009
Why did I get judged with negative reviews?
John Brisson

Cambridge, MA

#11 Sep 2, 2009
Wow. Kriss is in good hands!!!
John Brisson

Cambridge, MA

#12 Sep 2, 2009
Big Bear, not Ridgecrest!?
Superman

Columbus, OH

#13 Sep 2, 2009
Im not conflicted at all. I want their ass kicked on the football field, like Rice and Pitt back in 95 or 96. I do however, appreciate their service to our country.
grammarian

Houston, TX

#14 Sep 2, 2009
Barbarian-or-Writer wrote:
Although I disagree with topic (football of all things) the writing of the article was very well done, however the use of elegant annalogies and historical references should not detract from good old fashion grammar and spelling content. Paragraph nine; has is spelled "haas", come on! Really!
"analogies"
Superman

Columbus, OH

#15 Sep 2, 2009
I cant say I want Navy to lose big time to Ohio State as a football team? Although I do respect what they do as a service academy to our country. Mike Ricordati and the Torg said the same thing on your radio station yesterday. Hypocrites.
BugeatersLive

San Luis Obispo, CA

#16 Sep 2, 2009
nice article Lambo.

moving on to a few weeks from now, your buckeyes need to CRUSH southern cal so i don't have to listen to all these bandwagon idiots in the So Cal area!!
Kristiebuckeye

United States

#17 Sep 2, 2009
You are a clueless lunatic who needs to get a life.
Barbarian-or-Writer wrote:
Although I disagree with topic (football of all things) the writing of the article was very well done, however the use of elegant annalogies and historical references should not detract from good old fashion grammar and spelling content. Paragraph nine; has is spelled "haas", come on! Really!
Kristiebuckeye

United States

#18 Sep 2, 2009
Wow. Todd Lamb needs to be hired by the Dispatch. Best sports article I have ever read hands down. Go Bucks!!
Denny

Murrysville, PA

#19 Sep 2, 2009
Mr. Lamb forgot one important item. At graduation, these young men, at their option, can also become officers in the U.S. Marine Corp. Annapolis is the Marine Service Academy, because it is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Navy. Thanks.
bryan betts

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Sep 2, 2009
KILL THEM BUCKEYES!!! The Naval Academy, and our tax dollars, don't belong on the football field. Humiliate them, like the Buckeyes would surely be humiliated by Midshipmen if they were to step onto a carrier. THESE AREN"T FOOTBALL PLAYERS. KILL THEM!! HUMILIATE THEM..BLOW THEM AWAY TRESSEL....

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