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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 15 minutes ago

Interesting breakdown on ProFootballFocus:

Billy Price and Pat Elflein were strong once again as pass protectors, but the entire unit struggled in pass protection, surrendering a staggering 34 pressures between them, with RT Isaiah Prince accounting for almost half of those by himself.

Ouch. I knew that Prince was being abused (it was easy to see live during the game), but allowing 17 hurries by PSU by himself is a pretty damning statistic. 

Comment 20 Oct 2016

Pearl Jam, Yes, Journey, and Depeche Mode are worthy IMHO - based on # of hits, musical contribution/innovation, and longevity.

Kraftwerk is an interesting possibility - they were so far ahead of their time - decades, really. They basically invented the electronica genre back in the mid-1970's. I personally would vote them in, but they are a bit of a polarizing choice as they are not really Rock N Roll.

Comment 19 Oct 2016

19-12, bubble team. Sorry basketbuck fans, I just don't have a lot of faith in Loving, and we are not strong in the post. Very little depth at PG. Defense is ???

I hope I'm wrong, of course, and the Bucks put it together with teamwork and chemistry and go 20+ W's.

Comment 19 Oct 2016

Who will have more rushing yards against PSU this week - Weber, Barrett, or Samuel?

Comment 17 Oct 2016

... And, DJ just reported that no teams will be added, per ESPN. Have to take immediate media reports with a grain of salt nowadays.
Sorry kids!

Comment 17 Oct 2016

Speculation on many reporting sites is that BYU and Cinci will be added to the Big12.

Comment 17 Oct 2016

Kyle (or fellow 11W commentariat) -

Why do you think the OSU DE's were less effective in the first half at pushing upfield and helping to make the edge more difficult to get to for the Wisky backfield? Was this a result of the successful inside run game, the extra blockers (motioned TE + FB), or something else?

Comment 17 Oct 2016

Hopefully, I will undertake an Olympic distance triathlon again. Due to injuries (hernia surgery, back/nerve), kids activities, and family issues with elderly parents, I have not been able to participate the last 2 years. Hoping 2017 is better.

Key step: making a little time for myself to stretch and workout (run/bike/swim/weights) more.

Comment 14 Oct 2016

I like the ancient warrior reference, NB91! From Google, the def. of Phalanx:

a body of Macedonian infantry with long spears, drawn up in close order with shields overlapping.

Comment 14 Oct 2016

From a previous Select 17 Tracker update by 11W's Andrew Lind:

Josh Myers had an ankle injury early in the season

Amir Riep has been battling hamstring issues (I hope it's not a situation similar to M. Lattimore!)

Before the ACL injury, Grimes had a patellar tendon injury.

Brendan White had a sprained ankle early on as well.

Comment 13 Oct 2016

Edited -

Note that Briles has not yet been officially made a member of the organization:

Officially, Briles is in Berea as a “special guest” of head coach Hue Jackson and has not been hired by the team.


They aren’t paying him and he has no title with the team, even if he’s dressed like a member of the staff and for Jackson that’s a good enough separation.

Comment 12 Oct 2016

Not that I am a Hoke apologist or fan, but his track record speaks to improving TTUN's defense (from this news article on the NCAA website):

The year before his arrival at UM, the Wolverines ranked 110th out of 120 FBS teams in total defense (450.8 yards per game). Under Hoke's tutelage, Michigan improved to 17th (322.2), shaving off nearly 130 yards per game. The final year of his tenure was the Wolverines' best on defense as they ranked seventh in the nation, allowing only 311.3 yards per contest.

Remember that the TTUN defense under RichRod was equivalent to wet tissue paper. The question is - how much of that improvement was Hoke, and how much of that was courtesy of his DC's (Mattison, Durbin)?