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Denver, CO (via Park City Utah)

Member since 20 May 2011 | Blog

Grew up near the S&G course over on McCoy Rd. My grandfather was head of Neurology and a surgeon at Riverside Hospital. He knew Woody and would assist the team med wise. Ended up out West in my teens and fell in love with the mountains. Graduated from Park City HS and the University of Utah. I work in technology supporting Gov't accounts. Happily married to a Duck fan and living in Denver with our two sons (who are not Duck fans). GO BUCKS!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sun Devil Stadium January 3, 2003 - Lost my voice for 3 days.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman & Antoine Winfield (Tie)
  • NFL TEAM: Denver Broncos
  • NHL TEAM: Colorado Avalanche
  • NBA TEAM: Utah Jazz
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Hard to fathom what Meech was thinking on that play.  I'm sure he knew what the play call was since everyone else with a pulse in the world knew that play was coming.  JT under center with Samuel in motion, here comes the jet sweep.  I think ol Big Meech forgot the snap count. Either that or JT screwed up on the delayed fumblerooski.

Comment 04 Jan 2017

2007 was worse...I just hope we get another shot next year like we did in 2008.

Regarding the predictive play-calling, I knew we were doomed when JT went under center and I stated "here comes the jet sweep" and of course that is what they ran for another TFL. I was at a party with other Buckeye fans and everyone just stared at me after I called the play, my reply "we are fucked!" 

I just don't understand why we did not break tendencies against a very good opponent with 3 weeks to prepare. I'm sure it was a similar game plan that we used against Hawaii last year.  I'm not saying you scrap what got you to the CFP but you have to keep a defense honest.  I know everyone loves the QB option that typically never worked as safeties would crash down after reading their keys.  Not once last year did OSU run play-action (seam pattern would be nice) off of that QB option look. Not once...unfucking believable considering how teams would crash that play.

Comment 29 Dec 2016

Yep...cannot believe they did not review that play. Doesn't the replay official have to review any turnover?

Comment 24 Oct 2016

You typically see it called on a D-Lineman when he grabs a O-Lineman to make room for a stunt or blitzing LB.  I have also seen it called on a punt block play. Never on a FG attempt but the rule would still apply. Also, defensive holding is a 10 yard penalty but it would be tough for a ref to make that call unless it is blatant holding.

Here is an example from the NCAA 2015 rule book 

Team A snaps the ball at the A-35 on fourth and seven. Just after the snap lineman B77 grabs guard A66 and pulls him to one side, allowing linebacker B43 to shoot the gap to try to block the kick. B44 catches the kick at the B-25 and returns to the B-40 where he is tackled. RULING: B77’s holding foul is not covered by postscrimmage kick enforcement FI-72 RULE 10 / PENALTY ENFORCEMENT since it is before the kick. The 10-yard penalty is enforced at the previous spot. The penalty yardage gives Team A first down at the A-45.

NCAA Rule (Article 4 sec D)

Defensive players may not use hands and arms to tackle, hold or otherwise illegally obstruct an opponent other than a runner.