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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 19 Jul 2016

Andrew - great to have you aboard! If you follow the same path as the Lord of Whispers, you will find great success and admiration here.

Thanks for bringing us our fix - we have missed the Hurry Up very much! Look forward to more of your writing, insight, information, and prognostications.

Oh, and you may have to talk us off a ledge once in a while when recruiting gets real tense near signing day.

Comment 06 Jul 2016

I wonder if/which 2017 recruits may not make the grade (literally), and not be allowed to enter. We saw this in past years with players like Kareem Felder and Mirko Jurkovich.

Remember, even Carlos Hyde and Cardale Jones delayed a year because of academics (Thanks Fork Union!!)

Comment 01 Jul 2016

Just saw that the Cavs lost Mozgov to the Lakers ($64 mil. deal). Looks like they'll need to find another big body somewhere.

Comment 30 Jun 2016

Starting in the 80's with my players (So I never saw Archie, Chic, etc. play) ... this is really tough to keep it to 5. So many great players have to be left out!

Chris Spielman - Badass with a stache who just dominated TTUN. 'nuff said

AJ Hawk - A tackling machine. Clogged up the middle and delivered the wood.

Ezekiel Elliott - 85 yds. thru the heart of the South. Mr. 4th quarter. Best blocker of any tailback I've seen at OSU.

Orlando Pace - Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes! Was up for the Heisman ... not bad for an OL.

Mo Clarrett - A true blend of power and vision. Imagine if he'd stayed another year (and out of trouble). 

(I could easily be swayed to switch some of the names above with Byars, Doss, Winfield, Galloway, Ginn, Eddie, Will Smith, David Boston, Shawn Springs, Mike Vrabel, Bosa, etc.)

Comment 29 Jun 2016

I'll go with:

2017 recruit to flip:   Marvin Wilson, DT or Richard LeCounte, DB

Replacement Coach:  Tom Herman, Houston 

Transfer Player:  Terry Beckner Jr., DT Missouri or Christian Kirk, WR, TAMU

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Not an OSU player, but Christian Hackenberg. Had a very promising first year under BOB, but regressed a bit under Franklin. At one time was projected as a top 10 NFL draft pick.

Basketball - Amir Williams. Raw as a freshman, but was a McDonald's HS All-American. Never really lived up to potential.

Any Browns first round draft pick since Joe Thomas.

Comment 23 Jun 2016

Buckeyes ... they did it with a "backup" at arguably the most important position - QB. No way that the Cav's could have won this title with one of Kyrie, Lebron, etc. out for the last 3 games.

Comment 22 Jun 2016

Ramzy - another excellent article! I hadn't thought about the parallels between Urban and LeBron, probably because they were too obvious.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

This story is from an internship I had as a junior.

Back in the days before computers were widespread, I had to assemble my own drafting table and machine from leftover broken drafting tables in a storeroom on my first day, just so I could have a desk to work on. I was in charge of revising 30-60 year old drawings on vellum and mylar in order to comply with new federal regulations. Not quite what I expected when I got hired in.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

There have been a number of quality writers/reporters who have moved on from this excellent site for various reasons: Alex, Birm, Elika, Ross, Kyle, etc.

I'm sure that Jason and staff will find a good replacement.

Now, if Ramzy or DJ were to exit, then Hell would likely freeze over and we'd all die.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Born and raised in Northern Ohio - I'm from Rocky River, but also lived in Cleveland, University Circle, South Euclid, and I now live in Toledo.

I've lived through soooo many close Cleveland Championships, only to feel the sting of disappointment:

Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot (1989), the 95 Indians (losing to Atlanta), the 97 Indians (Jose Mesa), the 2007 Cavs (lost to Spurs), and last year (lost to Warriors).

It feels good to have the monkey off the cities back / have "the curse broken". It's no longer going to be what defines my fandom as a "Clevelander".