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Toledo, Ohio (via Cleveland, Ohio)

Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Winning the conference title in the 100 breaststroke in HS.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Howard Teifke (OSU Football: OL/C - 1943 and 1946-48)
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Toledo Walleye (not NHL, but still ...)
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tottenham Hotspur

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Any chance Mike Vrabel comes back as DC? He interviewed and turned down the 49ers DC position in January.

He's a heck of a recruiter, too.

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Nearly a compound fracture of my left arm with a simultaneous dislocation of my left wrist in a biking accident. Gnarly. A surgery to install a plate, 5 screws, 2 temporary pins, and 11 weeks of rehab later, and I'm all good.

Comment 01 Dec 2016

A lot of this has to do with expectations. Did anyone really expect Oregon to be 10-2 good this year? I sure didn't.

Sparty was due for a step back after making the playoffs and graduating a lot of talent - 8-4 or 9-3 was expected. They ended up much worse, but keep in mind that the B1G was stronger this year than any other conference top to bottom.

Notre Dame was returning a Heisman QB and had the SOS to make a run at the playoffs if everything worked out right. But, they tripped and fell coming out of the gate and never recovered. And Brian Kelly isn't great as a coach, so he can't mask the deficiencies that were obvious in his defense this year. Plus, they lost to MSU head-to-head (the tiebreaker here!).

My vote: ND, with Sparty a close second.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

In fairness to Morris, SMU was a hot mess prior to his arrival. He went 2-10 his first year, and 5-7 this year (and they were competitive in their losses). Expect SMU to be 7-5-ish or better next year if he sticks around.

Baylor is the new Big XII dumpster fire right now. Not sure who they're going to be able to lure to Waco to head up that mess.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

I think Zimmy is talking about a modified (symmetric) version of the "swinging gate" play, but with 2 players in the backfield in the center of the formation who can either throw, run, or catch.

Comment 28 Nov 2016

Anyone have a count on how many of JT's incomplete passes against TTUN were batted down or knocked away at the line of scrimmage? I have to think there were at least 4 ...

It's the job of the O-Line to keep the D-Line occupied and unable to get both hands up. They need to be able to open some passing windows for the QB. Not sure this was done well enough on Friday, and contributed to the (late) timing of some of JT's throws.

Comment 15 Nov 2016

How much will the expected cold/wet weather play havoc with the offensive playcalling this week? Will we see another OSU v. Penn State type of game due to the field conditions?

Comment 15 Nov 2016

and no, Mark Dantonio coaches the Houston Rockets. Mike D'antoni coaches the Michigan State Spartans

Hey DJ - you tried to clarify the MSU coach's name, but messed it up anyways.

Mike D'Antoni coaches the Rockets. Mark Dantonio coaches MSU. (How to tell - D'Antoni has a mustache and an apostrophe, Dantonio always looks like he has eaten sour grapes cause he has no stache.)