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Member since 10 February 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Miller hit Smith in the endzone against Wisconsin in 2011 with my wife and friends... Sylvester's game-winning shot against undefeated Illinois... Smith to Gonzo in Ann Arbor in 2005...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Current - Jerome Baker / JT Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Current - Whichever one shows some effort in 2016
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jul 2016

That was my first Game in AA and our seats were on that 5 yard line, about 40 rows up, so we had an amazing view of Gonzo. I'll never forget that catch or the feeling of knowing we were about to shut all of their fans up (for many years to come).

Comment 15 Jul 2016

I agreed on a talent gap, I just don't see it as extreme as you seem to. Agree to disagree. In my mind, JT is the better passer and decision maker and it's not terribly close. Braxton, however, had/has that extra juice that you simply can't teach.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Braxton had Philly (senior), Devin (junior), Spencer (junior), Dontre (frosh), and Heuerman (junior) during his healthiest and most productive season. As much talent? No, the lack of Michael Thomas seems to be the difference there, but certainly not a tremendous gap.  

Comment 15 Jul 2016

I'm not a big fan of the "what would his numbers be without ___" since that turns accomplishments into hypotheticals. What would Troy's numbers have been without 4 WRs that made it to the NFL? They play with whoever's on the field with them.

Comment 14 Jul 2016

No argument with what he's done in total, and I suppose I should wait and let it play out with JT's remaining eligibility, but what he did in 2014 was better than anything I had seen Braxton do in that same role in his 3 seasons as a starting QB. Not only that, it was better, in many cases, than any B1G QB had ever done in that role. So, yes, it may be a tough call, but calling it crazy talk to award the guy that broke our school's passing TD record in 2 less games than our last Heisman Trophy winner, has 4 300+ yard passing games, the 3rd most passing yards in a season (despite breaking his ankle), and the most passing yards per game for their career, as the starting QB is also a bit of crazy talk.

I love debates like this because it shows just how damn good this team is and has been!

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Great concept, Chris.

My team is going to be: JT (QB), Zeke (RB), Braxton (H-Back), Smith and Thomas (WR), Stoneburner (TE) - maybe a stretch there, but I'd like to have seen him with a more open offense and JT slinging the rock, and the OL seems to be as good as it's gonna get. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Ohio State could conceivably have a Kwon, Quan (both pictured above) Conn and Con all on the field at the same time.

You sure that's not Jalyn Holmes pictured with Kwon? Could be wrong... Regardless, it doesn't impact the crazy possibility of Kwon, Quan, Conn and Con.

Comment 22 Jun 2016

Not many players, if any, in college football can do what he does on the football field.

I disagree. I think many of the players that we put on the field could do exactly what he does. However, because we've recruited and then developed our players, we're not in a position where we need to put people out there that much. For instance, I feel confident that recent players like Bradley Roby, Ryan Shazier, Curtis Samuel, Ezekiel Elliott, Vonn Bell, etc. could be two-way starters if needed.

That said, Peppers has the talent and potential, but I don't see anything that he's done yet to consider him great. He had 18 rushes for 72 yards, 8 receptions for 79 yards, roughly 50-55 tackles and no INTs. Those stats don't scream "flat out stud" just yet.

Comment 16 Jun 2016

Technically it was a game winning drive, though it happened just 2 minutes into the 1st quarter.