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Toledo, Ohio (via Cleveland, Ohio)

Member since 31 January 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NCAA Football National Championship Game
  • 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 3 hours ago

Derrick Kief (At Alabama - from Cinci.)

I also think Chad Mavety (JuCo - now at FSU) would have helped the O-Line a lot. Plus he had that outstanding facial hair ...

Comment 6 hours ago

~~Sidenote: I know it's the "in" thing to note what a maniac beast-builder Marotti is but until this team shows me something that resembles tough, physical football on a consistent basis again, count me among the unimpressed. We're a finesse team right now. Bunch of scatbacks and guys who don't tackle very well.

Not to nit-pick, but Marotti is not responsible for the heart and determination of the players on the field. He is responsible for molding the young men's bodies into chiseled stone, which he has done in exemplary fashion. There are waaaay too many pics of young men in this football program who have been transformed into ripped beasts to disagree with this point. 

Comment 22 hours ago

I think a must get is not necessarily just the best overall player, but a player that fits a position of great need.

With this definition in mind when looking at the class of 2016, you could make the case that one of the TE prospects (Hausman?!) is the "must get" in that class.

Comment 22 Sep 2014

Interesting ... This is the first case I can think of on the site where Birm and Mike are sort of disagreeing on a recruit - in the same thread.

So: Will the Lord of Whispers smell what The Rock is cooking?! Or will The Rock crumble under Birms' otherworldly prognostication ability?!

Stay tuned!

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Does this incident negatively affect his Heisman chances?! Serious question.

Given his past behavior, is this latest incident the final straw for the Heisman selection committee? Would they dare to invite someone so controversial, even if his stats are absurd?

Comment 17 Sep 2014

1993 - Digable Planets ...

Sorry, I couldn't resist.   :)   You may carry on with the rest of the discussion now.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

What if the Big10 just expands to 16, 18, or even 20 teams, instead of holding hands with the MAC? A 2-tier system would work then, with the top tier only eligible for the Conference title (and playoffs).

Conference scheduling would be decided yearly, with a top tier team playing all of the other top tier teams. Then add in the rivalries, if not already included based on tier competition. This would still leave a couple OOC games early in the season.

If an 18-20 team Conference model is used, the bottom 2-3 teams in tier 1 would go down (relegation), and the top 2-3 teams in tier 2 would come up (promotion). Would make things very interesting late in the season.

To get to 16, 18, or 20 teams, we could potentially add the likes of ND, GT, VT, UNC, etc. (Just speculating here).

Comment 16 Sep 2014
More on Utah: "They're gonna have skill at the skilled positions where guys have great skill sets."

This Hoke-ism(TM) has been brought to you by the University of Michigan's Department of Redundancy Department.

Comment 16 Sep 2014
God No!!!
Comment 16 Sep 2014

The top poster is nice and clean. Not sure about the font choice, but it works OK.

The bottom poster (1st thread response) is good except for the enhanced blur of the player. I know you wanted to show motion, but the helmet looks really wierd because of the blur. The player is already running, with the action clearly implied, so I'm not sure the blur is even needed.

My $0.02 worth.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

You probably should ask them to post pics of themselves to really be sure ...   ;)

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Isn't Doug Nussmeier the Head Coach in waiting? Wondering why he'd make a lateral move out of Tuscaloosa unless the carrot of a head coaching gig was there ...