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Evans, GA (via Cambridge, OH)

Member since 19 March 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Penn State vs. Ohio State, 2009. First Buckeye game.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Who cares!
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Who cares!

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Front 7, the Buckeyes have no worries. Talent, depth and experience.

The DB competition, on the other hand, is going to be a battle from the Spring through the beginning of the season. Projected starters will be pushed and pushed hard by others. Here is my breakdown (barring injuries).

Starters: Corners - Ward and Sheffield; Safeties - Webb and Fuller. Nickel - Okudah

Back-up corners -  Arnette, Davis, Williamson, and Wade. Arnette and Davis will play but I think Sheffield will beat out Arnette for the other starting CB spot with Okudah eventually locking down the Nickel. I believe Williamson will RS. Wade is the wild card, If he adds some good weight (15lbs or so) prior to the season, he could be in the picture. 6-1, 177 is a bit thin to be an every down player. 

Back-up safeties - Smith, Norwood, Burns, Wint, Pryor, Riep. Smith could start over Fuller but I think Fuller is really going to show up this Spring and seize the job. Norwood, Burns, Wint, and Pryor will be in on ST while Riep is a RS. Keep any eye on Pryor here. He might add the size to move to LB and change the depth chart here.

As far as EGW goes, I was surprised he was moved to defense when he arrived. I think he will take advantage of this move and become a solid option at HB. OSU has McCall and Hill (more a true WR than an HB) as options to replace Samuel. Bringing EGW over gives the coaches depth and another option at HB. I think this move might pay off for the Buckeyes on offense.

Comment 18 Dec 2016

It will be a tough game no doubt. However, I met some Clemson fans at the Orange Bowl a few years back and MOST I met were assholes. Luckily, my wife was with me and kept me from getting put in jail.

Comment 14 Dec 2016

It would be a pleasant surprise if he commits to the good guys but everything I am reading (here and other sites) point to the young man throwing up smoke screens. The big give away to me is the 50-50 between OSU (arch rival) and FSU (upcoming bowl opponent). If this kid doesn't stay in TSUN. I will be shocked.

Comment 02 Nov 2016

I will have to keep an eye out for that one. IMO, they make some of the best beverages in the south.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

This is a stupid move IF the Browns don't sign him long term. I think the FO is set on signing him long term or using the FT on him. Based on where the Browns are at on defense, this is an upgrade that will make the defense better. The Browns need to sign Pryor sooner, rather than later, which I think they will do.

Comment 27 Oct 2016

The 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale is what I had. I will check out the others when I'm back up that way next month. Thanks brother!

Comment 26 Oct 2016

When I come home, I do drink the local brews. Prefer Great Lakes (Dortmond and Elliot Ness are my favs). But down here in Georgia, the pickins' are slim. Very IPA and Pale Ale heavy. Augusta recently kicked off on some craft beverages but haven't taken the time to try. Might go to the brewery and check it out before the game on Saturday.

High Street, I have only tried a few from Columbus Brewing and Thirsty Dog but cannot recall what style I tried. It's been a while. Any recommendations?

Comment 26 Oct 2016

I am not a big fan of IPAs either. But here are few I have tried that are very good and have remained reliable:

Sierra Nevada - Crisp Lager

Longboard - Island Lager

Stella Artois

Highland (Pick one) Brewed in Asheville, NC. All are pretty damn good beverages.

Guinness Draught / Blonde / Black (if you can find it)

No particular Company but Coffee Porters and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter are pretty tasty

I could go on and on but hope this helps with some selections. Here's to good drinking. Prost!

Comment 26 Oct 2016

If I may add, with it being Veteran's Day, the Old Guard from Fort Myer will probably be performing some ceremonies at Arlington and other locations. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is something to behold. In my 33 years in the Army (Soldier and Civil Service), I have been to DC too many times to count and you can't possibly see EVERYTHING that the District has to offer in a single day or the weekend. Make a plan, take your time, and enjoy it. As far as places to eat, DC has everything. I enjoyed eating in Old Town (Alexandria). Many places to chose from and most are strictly unique to that area. Enjoy!

Comment 26 Oct 2016

I will be there. Had plans of going to the basketball game in Annapolis but the wife decided to tag along to see the kids and grandkids in Frederick / Fort Detrick.

Comment 13 Sep 2016

Always knew it was stress related BUT I did not realize it was more UFM's reaction to everything rather than external influences. Excellent read and many of us could learn from UFM's experience in our own lives.

Comment 13 Sep 2016

The trenches on both sides of the ball. Ohio State must run the ball and they must stop the Oklahoma run game. If Oklahoma gets up early and their running game is effective, it's going to be tough for the Buckeyes.

Key guys on offense JT, Weber, Samuel and which "true" wide out will step up in this game? Campbell is due.

Key guys on defense, coming out party for Landers, Bosa and Jerome Baker. Kwon will have a monster game.

Special teams will make some plays in this game as well.

Comment 24 Jun 2016

I am going to with more than three.

For sure; Tommen, Loras and the High Sparrow.

If I was a betting man: I think a good many from the House of Frey including Walt. (The Starks send their regards) 

Possible: Cersei ( And Jaime is the one who does it). I have read many theories on this one and it makes since.

Comment 06 Jun 2016

The Hound vs. The Mountain should happen but I would be shocked it happens this season UNLESS Ian "the Preacher" McShane has ties to the High Sparrow. The question I have is, "Were the three gentlemen on horse back really part of the Brotherhood?" It doesn't appear to be part of their MO to attack and kill peaceful folk. Possible setup?

Thought Margery was playing them all along but did she play her hand to soon? Grandma did need to get out of town.

Sansa and Jon definitely had issues bringing in other houses but they will manage. Will it be Little Finger and the Knights of the Vale that save the day? I'm in a small group that believes the Bolton's have been both infiltrated as well as some loyalist being pissed about Ramsey offing his Roose Bolton. Ramsey is going down this season.

Any thoughts on what happens to the Blackfish and his crew? It seems to be to simple for Jaime and Walter Frey to simply take them out and all is grand. A lot of talk about something is going to go down that makes the Red Wedding look like a tea party.

The last three shows SHOULD be epic.

Comment 06 May 2016

Finally saw the movie online. All-in-all a decent movie. From those that didn't like it, I do understand. Fight scenes were over blown. The story line brought a lot together in a short period (DC is playing catch up after all).  To be honest, the Death of Superman was over blown in the comics, so I like the expedited version in this movie (it is a slobber knocker when Superman and Doomsday throws down so imagine that in a movie. OVERKILL). Like the twist with bringing back Zod as Doomsday but using Lex's blood didn't make sense. Since it was SM vs BM, they could have included just Lex and the Joker in some form or another which would have led the Joker into the Suicide Squad movie and set up the Legion of Doom in a future movie. Not as bad as some on here made it sound but not a bad baseline leading into future movies.

Comment 01 May 2016

What was the deal with Cash not getting drafted? Speed, coverage ability, run support, physicality. I'm stumped and I will have to research it better.

As for mocks, they are good tools but a man cannot live on mocks alone. We can read what comes out of combines and what WE think each team needs but unless we are a fly on a wall in each respective draft room, the general public (US) is clueless about what each team is thinking on draft day.

I for one was never sold on Trent Richardson's transition to the NFL, let alone if he was a fit in Cleveland. Hated the trade and pick (my son-in-law and best friend that I was going to throw the TV out the window when Cleveland made that trade). The NFL is bigger, faster, and more physical and IMO I never thought his running style transitioned very well to the NFL.

My opinion, I feel Perry will be a more durable player in the NFL than Schobert. I think Perry would be better suited at ILB in a 3-4 scheme. It will cover up his poor coverage skills. Perry is still an animal against the run. Last two seasons of 100+ tackles. Maybe it's the homer in me but I doubt it.

I can appreciate the toughness the kid out of TCU shows but can he cover. In the NFL, you need guys that can do both. I have a wait and see with this kid.

We are in agreement with the kid out of ULM.

Agreed the Browns need players that can stop the run and I think they may have improved as well as drafting a couple of guys that can rush the passer. They drafted guys that can catch (very pleased with each pick except the guy from Princeton, If they were so enamored with him, he would been there later). Drafted some solid offensive line help including the Matthews kid out of A&M as an UFA at Center.

I stand by the C grade because of the unknown with some of the picks. I will keep this in the back of my mind and revisit at the end of the season. Three guys to watch though Shon Coleman, Higgins and Wright. May end up being steals of the draft for the Browns.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

FG27. On three of the players (the kids out of Princeton, TCU and ULM, yes that is true based on mock drafts I reviewed). On Schobert, I did not pay much attention to him being an AA or not this past season however that doesn't mean much as it relates to his skill sets as an NFL player. Ex: Troy Smith was a Heisman winner and how was his Pro Career? Not a knock on any of the players, simply looking at various evaluations and measurables from the combines to see how they might fit as a Pro. I hope I'm wrong about every single one of those kids and hope they all turn out to be great players. As I said, my two cents.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

I think this draft was below average based on who was available when they made their picks. Granted they made some good picks but IMO there were some better players available at different points. One thing I know is none of us have the background on each player so its difficult to make an informed decision on why this person was picked or not. Here is my two cents and to keep it simple I will keep my comparisons based on the side of the ball drafted:

1(15) Coleman (WR) - Not a bad pick but I liked Josh Doctson more. A more well-rounded WR. Grade A-

2 (1) Ogbah (DE) - This was a safe pick. I would have picked Spence or Jaylon Smith (sit a year to heal and have ready for 17.) B

3 (2) Nassib (DE) - Happy with this pick based on need and skill set he brings. Need the pass rush from the line. A

3 (14) Shon Coleman (T) - Great story and wish this kid a long happy life. Solid pick at a position of need. A.

3 (30) Cody Kessler (QB) - Not happy with this pick. I will not put a QB here because I would not have drafted a QB in this draft. I would roll into the season with RG III, Luke, Austin and Connor. Then look for my QB next year. Miles Killebrew SS would have been my pick here. D -.

4 (1) Joe Schobert (OLB) - Better talent on the board. Josh Perry would have been my pick and move him inside. C-

4(16) Ricardo Louis WR - Solid pick. Better players out there but RG III will need ALOT of guys to throw to. B.

4 (31) Derrick Kindred S - Not a good pick primarily I because I don't know who this guy is and don't remember him in any mock drafts that I have dabbled in over the last several months. Zach Sanchez / CB would have been my selection. D.

4 (40) Seth Devalve WR/TE - Again an unknown. Since there are no WR/TE before Payton. I would have selected Westerman / G from ASU. C-.

5(15) Jordan Payton WR - Big bodied receiver that will be reliable. Solid pick. B

5(29) Spencer Drango OT - Solid pick at a position of need. In the NFL, I think he is a guard. B+.

5(33) Rashard Higgins WR - Another very good receiver. Some mocks had him gone in the 2nd. A

5(34) Trey Caldwell CB - Undersized CB from ULM. DJ White / CB would have been my pick here. D.

7(29) Scooby Wright III ILB - Steal if his knee is healthy. A

Overall grade - C

Comment 03 Mar 2016

I live in Evans, just north of Augusta, and everyone is pretty spot on about their respective observations. I have been to the practice rounds as well as the actual tournament. Prefer the practice rounds because it is a more relaxed environment. The area around the Masters has improved but a huge contrast to the course itself. Plenty of places to eat but no doubt the wait will vary depending on the time of day. Like others have said, eat at the course. If you want to play golf, all the courses in the area jack up their prices. Call way ahead for tee times. My favorites courses in the area are The River in North Augusta, Fort Gordon Golf Course (27 hole course and very well maintained) and Bartram Trail in Columbia County. If you have any detailed questions, don't hesitate to ask. Plus, we have a strong Buckeye contingent in the area. Safe travels.

Comment 31 Dec 2015

No doubt tonight will be some Highland Black Mocha Stout and Coffee Porter (both excellent beverages and highly recommend). Finish off with some Crown on the rocks! Might get the family playing some poker as well.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Congrats brother. Hung up my boots back in 2006 after 23 years. Still work for the Army but in a slightly different capacity now. Thanks for your service my brother.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

And what do you think the chance is that some of the people coming over have ties to ISIS or other terrorists organizations? And our government wants to open up our borders to that possibility? Take into account the "sleeper cells" we have in this country.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Ditto in Afghanistan and you can't send them a message until you take kid gloves off and kill them all with extreme prejudice. Unless you have been there, most of you would not understand. This is not a popularity contest and until we learn that, this shit will continue. And this is only going to get worse. And this is not referring to the basic population but to the scumbags that do this to the innocents.