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aboynamedtracy 12th Warrior


Member since 09 March 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye! there were tears in public
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: yawns
  • NBA TEAM: yawns
  • MLB TEAM: yawns

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Comment 14 Feb 2017

Nice breakdown.

I think Garbrandt has star potential both in ability and from a promotional standpoint. If Stipe can string another couple of wins together, he's a great dude with a great story. I mean, who doesn't want to cheer for a volunteer firefighter? And he puts dudes asleep fairly regularly. And you know they want Paige to go on a tear given her model looks, but she'll likely never be title worthy.

Then there's Bones Jones; surprised you didn't mention him. He is the walking embodiment of being one's own worst enemy. 

Comment 11 Feb 2017
OT at Wisconsin for me as I was in attendance and I'm a Madison resident. Great game, great stadium and the gamma were super cordial. And no grief at the office is pretty great. The locals drink enough that they no longer remember 59-0... until I jog their memories.
Comment 10 Feb 2017

I have zero inside connections. What I have is a tweet from a player who put the back-up QB on a pedestal (and I agree it's an exaggeration). So when I read that, especially after a famously spectacular loss, then I wonder if there isn't some thought from that player that the "next Tom Brady" might afford the team the best chance to win. 

So again, as long as the team is winning next year then there will be no issues. But losses cause doubt to creep in, and that's my concern should that unfortunately occur next season. If Ohio State loses a game and the QB play is less than spectacular, how does the team respond when the "next Tom Brady" is sitting there on the bench? I don't know if our starting RB is solitary in his assessment, or if there are others seeing that kind of potential in Burrow. And as much as they all like JT, if there's some thought that another QB gives the team a better chance to win, then that's when problems are likely to occur because everybody wants to win. 

If you don't believe Urban ever plays favorites, then so be it. But I reject your example of Vonn Bell (I agree with the Hooker example). So you think Bell all of a sudden became "ready" right before the very last game of the season and wasn't a better option sometime before? Perhaps you do, but I'm not buying it. Urban's the best Head Coach out there, but that doesn't mean he's infallible. I think not playing Vonn Bell sooner is one of his few mistakes. And I think he likely convinced himself Bell wasn't the best option because of his youth, not because he knowingly didn't put the team first. I just think he was wrong.

Comment 10 Feb 2017

I love how criticism becomes hater these days. I'll be cheering for JT to win some trophies as long as he's under center, but the next time he is the winning QB in a B1G Championship game will be the first, let alone a National Championship. Most of us aren't blaming him for the woeful offense, but we certainly acknowledge his shortcomings playing a role in it. We've seen before the scenario of a more talented player biding time on the bench behind a veteran, so I'm not 100% convinced that isn't the case now at the QB position. 

But it doesn't matter what I think. Let's hope JT leads the team to victory. If he comes up short, it's not the "haters" that will be the problem. When a teammate indicates he thinks the back-up is the next Tom Brady, then there could be issues from within if some players think another guy gives the team a better chance to win. Again, let's hope it doesn't come to that, but that is my nightmare scenario; infighting over who should be QB after a loss.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Was the Fiesta Bowl blacked out in Alabama or something? Because I have a hard time believing what we're returning on offense is scaring anyone not named Rutgers. With good reason, we expect significant improvements on offense next season but I don't think bravado is warranted until we actually see evidence of a competent passing game.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

Atlanta played the part of a bit character in a cheesy horror movie who does the cliched thing that no one would ever really do.

"Yeah, I guess I'll go investigate that strange sound coming from the barn even though I'm alone and unarmed, it's dark, and there's been a rash of unexplained mutilations in the town recently..."  is equivalent to: "Sure we could run the ball and milk the clock to secure almost certain victory, but I've got Matty Ice, and Julio Jones, and I'm sure New England is never going to expect the deep ball... ok, but this time I'm sure they're not expecting it."

In both scenarios I'm yelling at the tv because it's too preposterous to take at face value as something an even semi-rational person would do under the circumstances.

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Agreed with you take on the ever sophomoric Siragusa, but did you actually read Josh's response? I thought it was pretty spot on. He mainly illustrates the upside of MMA, aside from calling her out for being condescending. He even acknowledges her skills.