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ArizonaBuckeye


North Phoenix, Arizona (via Cleveland, Ohio)

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Football's the greatest sport on the planet; it's a religion brought on from my family upbringing. My second love is rugby, b/c I played in college; but I digress. My professional sports loyalties lie with all Cleveland teams, however, I grew up visitng family in Phoenix; so the AZ teams have always been second place. Should my Ohio teams ever play an AZ team I always go with my first love; the O-H, as I like to refer to it. My Alma Mater is Kent State; so I'll always have love for what their sports team accomplish. However, I grew up in a very large Irish catholic family that lived and breathed Ohio State football. So long before I ever took my first class at Kent, I was a diehard Buckeye fan thru and thru.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006 Buckeyes win over scUM in The Shoe. I was at the game and it was absolute madness! It was hands down the greatest game I've ever attended.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Doss, Troy Smith, James Laurinaitis, John Simon, Ryan Shazier, Joey Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley Jr, Jon Diebler, Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, Sam Thompson
  • NFL TEAM: #1 Browns /# 2 Cardinals
  • NHL TEAM: #1 Coyotes / #2 Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: #1 Cavs / #2 Suns
  • MLB TEAM: #1 Indians / #2 Diamondbacks

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Aug 2014

This is a huge punch in the gut. I like Braxton a lot; not just as a player, but outside of football he's a good guy. I hope he heals up and can play the game at full speed once again. Here's to hoping we see him in scarlet and gray and some point in 2014! Time for J.T. and Cardale to step it the fuck up!

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Patch Adams was always one that I thought was underrated. It's a really good movie if you've never seen it. Other I love are: Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Aladdin...I could go on and on...

Comment 02 Aug 2014

I love the fact that so many people hate-on The Ohio State University. I live out here in Phoenix in PAC 12 country. From Washington to AZ it's littered with fans of teams from all over the U.S; a lot from the BIG 10 to be exact. I run into fellow Buckeyes out here all the time. It's great. We have that one thing to connect on even if we might disagree on every other aspect of life. It's that unspoken thing. The last guy I ran into at a local sports bar was wearing a Shazier jersey. I walked up to him and go: "Ryan Damn Shazier. I love me some RDS, go Bucks." He goes: "Damn straight, O-H." I obviously replied: "I-O." Then he goes: "I just love how everyone hates on us. Makes me love my Buckeys more." I replied: "Hell yeah, man. Hell, yeah."

Comment 23 Jul 2014

I think it's a toss-up between the o-line and the secondary. I'm confident coach Warriner will shape a solid offensive line by this fall. Obvious questions are: How will Decker handle the left side? How will incoming senior, Chad Lindsay, adjust to the new offense? Will Pat Elflein pick up where he left off? Who are the remaining two to step it up? Baldwin? Underwood? By some long shot will Joel Hale surprise people? Who knows? As the optomistic Buckeye that I am, I feel confident in Warriner. I mean, How could you not?

The question I have for the secondary, is will the new press coverage work as well as we all hope? I think it absolutely will. Ash is an absolute game changer, and I think we finally get to showcase that ridiculous athleticism we've been stockpiling. Each unit definitely has their question marks, but I think both will prove above and beyond their expectations this fall.

Cases can be made for the WRs and LBs too. With the exception of Corey Brown, the WR play was underwhelming at times last season. Devin Smith is our only proven threat at the WR if you want to go by the numbers. Jeff Heurmen will be a threat from the TE spot, no doubt, but we're talking WRs here. We all know Smith can drop passes at times. Does Dontre bust out this year? Will Spencer, Thomas, Green, Smith, Marshall, bust out? So much potential, just waiting for that "Next Man Up".

I think the linebackers will make or break the flow of this defense next season. If Curtis Grant can FINALLY FRIGGEN groove in the new defensive scheme that is systematically designed for his style of play, the rest of the LB core will follow suit. Perry can ball, just needs to work on his coverage. I think Darron Lee and Chris Worley will prove to be solid contributors. Another big question is what will unfold with Raekwon? Does Grant solidify that MLB spot? Or does the young bull beat out the old bull? TIme will tell...

Oh, and as for DL, TE, RB, K, P, and QB, we're good on that...

Just keep my dude Braxton Miller upright. OK, offensive line?

Comment 11 Jul 2014

My bad. I didn't realize.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

I mistake then. I must have misinterpreted. My apologies.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

As do I, my friend, as do I.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

Hey guy. I didn't see the other threads. I don't frequent every square inch of the 11W. Again, if ya don't like it, don't click on the topic. I mean it's just so damn hard.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

That's a championship squad right there.

Comment 10 Jul 2014

Just curious what everyone thinks. If you don't like it, don't click on the topic. Pretty easy if ya ask me.