2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, June 27, 2011

F16 pilot trades flight helmet for football helmet...

Former Ohio State tight end Matt Manifold is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a F16 jock to boot. He has flown combat sorties over both Iraq and Afghanistan who "...got to blow a lot of stuff up and shoot a lot of things down,". All of that and he's the same age as me...man I got to rethink how I spent my time since High School....

Anyway, once a Buckeye always a Buckeye (unless your name is Pryor these days) and Colonel Manifold has morphed into Coach Manifold for a few weeks to help out his alma mater (latin for "nourishing mother"..never say you didn't come here and didn't learn any culture) and former room mate and current OSU tight ends coach John Peterson.


So first I was like...















And then I was like...














Article here...

Football: Reunited Ohio State roommates go camping


One thing I like about the article is how he credits coach Earle Bruce for helping him stay the course to a career as an Air Force officer. Coach Bruce was the man who had the daunting task of taking the reigns from Woody Hayes upon his ouster from one of the most visible jobs in college football. Despite losing by 1 point in the national championship in 1980, a winning record over Michigan and 4 Big 10 titles in 8 seasons, the coach fell out of favor with the administration and fans and was fired after the 1987 season, but not until he beat Michigan one last time in Ann Arbor. Something his successor, John Cooper never did do. Its nice to see a good coach get credit where its due. Like his predecessor and mentor, Coach Bruce knew that the military produced good men of character and encouraged that trait in their players.

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