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1MechEng

Toledo, Ohio (via Cleveland, Ohio)

Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog

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  • 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)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Toledo Walleye (not NHL, but still ...)
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tottenham Hotspur

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Feb 2017

He has talent, but has been bitten by the injury bug a few times in recent years. He had an ACL tear before being loaned to Man U, and he battled a "serious" thigh injury while with Chelsea.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Monaco!

I have to go with the team that basically single-handedly knocked out my Spurs.

They are playing very good ball right now, and you have to love a team whose leading scorer is named Falcon (Falcao Radamel).

Comment 14 Feb 2017

The thread died out and

you did not get many reads

alas, no upvotes.

Comment 10 Feb 2017

Eric - I would also like to thank you for answering my question in the mailbag.

I really did enjoy your piece on the stadium arrests. Iowa was pretty detailed in their response, and some of the items are both funny and cringeworthy.

The article you wrote about the man behind the rivalry was well done. I'd like to see you update it in a year or two after we beat TTUN a couple of more times.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Sorry GG - I was addressing the 2nd part of BrutusB's response.

I feel that many premier HS kids are seeking opportunities at programs like IMG to better train and publicize them for their hopeful college careers.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

H-D runs a triple option offense ... not friendly to college teams that are looking for west coast or spread players where the passing game is featured a lot more.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

To some extent - yes. See Marcus Williamson and Tyler Gerald.
But IMG doens't take anybody off the street. You have to be a decent recruit to even go there and think about playing football. Many kids opt to go there for their Jr and Sr. years only.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

No. We shouldn't take someone just to make a coach happy. It's unfortunate that some of the former powerhouse schools in NE Ohio (St. Ignatius, Glenville, etc.) aren't turning out the high-level players that they were 10-15 years ago.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

I agree, but I think Urban and other high-profile coaches have made regionalism a thing of the past. Recruiting is all about national reach now.

Where the OSU - state of Ohio pipeline is most valuable is keeping the values and priorities in place, and serving as an inspiration/motivation to Ohio kids that football is as good here (esp. at OSU) as anywhere else.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

It would have been nice to start a Liberty County HS feeder and get DB Richard LeCounte (Raekwon McMillan's teammate).

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Bravo 9 9 2
A nod to Ramzy's writing
Equals an upvote!

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Chipotle gives me

rectal rockets only when

I get chorizo.

Comment 07 Feb 2017

Yay for Chipotle!

Better than old la Bamba,

but not quite head size.