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Evans, GA (via Cambridge, OH)

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  • 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 19 May 2015

GM for a day for the Reds? WOW where to begin. Clean out the FO (the development system in place to include drafts, development and overall baseball knowledge is below average to be kind.

Since I am the GM, I can't fire myself but I sure as hell would get rid of Walt. The bad contracts, good trades (lack of) and FA signed has sucked terribly.

Price would be on thin ice but look at the hand he has been dealt. You can't turn crap into gold. You have seen the out-burst by Price in the press several weeks ago and Votto bumping into the umpire that got him ejected and suspended for 1 game.

One problem is the Reds have only one guy that has hit consistently. Votto. Cozart is playing well but how long will it last. The Reds need coaches at all levels that can develop hitters especially at the minor league level. Byrd is a short term hire but the core of Votto, Frazier (needs to work on hitting for average), Mesoraco and for the time being Cozart is a solid base to an everyday line-up. IF, and it's a big IF, some one can teach Billy Hamiliton to hit CF would not be position of need but right now it is.

Let's face it with this current team, the Reds are not going to win the World Series. After all, isn't that the main goal in all sports is to win the big prize? World Series, Super Bowl, National Championship, etc.? With that said, the following needs to happen, TRADE Cueto (include Bruce and /or Phillips if possible) for the best possible package to include best pitching prospect in the other team's orgaization (a given since the Reds are giving up a CY Young candidate), a young everyday player at a position of need (2nd, CF, and RF) and prospects. IF you can't get rid of Bruce and Phillips in the Cueto trade (ideal scenario by the way), include one or both in a trade with Chapman for the best package possible. IF you are going to tank, tank all the way. I agree with those who feel that Chapman has been mis-used since he was signed. He should have been groomed to be a starter. After all his arm won't last forever, right? Lastly, since I would be setting up this team for the future. I would trade Votto as well. A former MVP that can still hit is still a valuable piece to any team.

Bottom line and perfect scenario is the Reds trade Cueto and Phillips for best prospect (pitcher) in the other team's organization, young everyday starter (2nd, CF, RF) and high-end prospects. Second trade Chapman and Bruce for young everyday starter (2nd, CF, RF) and high-end prospects. Lastly, trade Votto for everyday starter (2nd, CF, RF) and high-end prospects. One other thing the Reds can do is get rid of guys like Gregg and Hoover. Can't beleive these guys pitch in the Majors.

Comment 27 Mar 2015

Live in the Augusta area as well (Evans). I have come across a few SEC fans in the area that know a little about college football. But Augusta isn't a very good measuring stick for educated football fans. Most ride that SEC bandwagon but all have not had anything bad to say about the Buckeyes winning out. Plus, all that I have come across were impressed at how well the Buckeyes played with a "3rd String" QB and how easily they beat Bama and Oregon.

Now, I'm dealing with the Kentucky juggernaut. No argument there, those guys are pretty damn good.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

I'm living a dream with the introduction of Marvel characters on to the big screen. I've been a fan since I was a kid (over 40 years and still counting). Regardless of who owns what, I like what they have done with the Avengers and they have done reasonably well with the X-Men, Captain America, and new Spiderman. Guradians turned out much better than I thought and the creators have doen a great job of leaving open stroy lines for all the above.

I'm not to excited about Ant-Man / Hank Pym. I feel that is a character they could have integrated into the Avenger saga's rather than give him his own film. I have a feeling they may have put too much credit on this character unless the Marvel cover puts it over the top. I'm not holding my breath.

The Fantastic Four is a series that they screwed up from the get-go. The first was OK but could have used a different plot line with Dr. Doom. Then they totally blew it with Rise of the Silver Surfer. Whoever wrote that script should have stuck with the history of the rival and relationships of the FF, Sivler Surfer and most of all Galactus. Dr. Doom should not have been in the all. This film could have been great. The newer version of the FF, right now, looks like a dud or maybe the creators are attemptng to re-invent the group as a whole and trying all over again. I hope they get it right because the FF was one of favorites as a kid.

Looking forward to Civil War but I think one movie would not be enough to capture everything that happened in that series. Black Panther looks excellent. That is one character that has evolved nicely over the years. Doctor Strange looks interesting and would be really cool if they would build a Defenders movie line (DS, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Son of Satan, etc.). Many possibilities.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

The recommendations Evannati made are ideal. Alot of it depends on how long you are docked. Cruising Duval Street is great. Offers great places to eat, drink and shop. Sunset is a must see. One of the most beautiful scenes to take in. Safe travels.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Army, Sergeant First Class (RET). 1983 - 2006; 32D (Telecommunications) (eventaully morphed into 25P in today's Army. Mulitple tour overseas..Germany, The Netherlands, Middle East, etc.

Currently work as a Department Army Civilian (DA CIV) at the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, GA. Develop training for the enlisted, warrant officers and officers in the Signal / Cyber branch of the Army.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I've read (here or another site) that Clark is physically fine but he is having a difficult time psychologically coming back from the injury.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

For the Buckeyes to win Saturday, the following needs to happen:

1. On offense, Cardale plays within the offensive game plan and avoids mistakes. I'm not sold on Bucky's defense just yet (glance at their schedule and quality each opponent's offense). Especially how well the offense played against MSU. I understand it was WITH J.T. but the Buckeye's offense is a system and the players are parts of that system. Hopefully, Cardale can do his part. I'm cautiously optimistic.

2. The defense limits the big plays and Gordon (and the running game). Stave cannot beat OSU no more than Cardale can beat Wiscy by themselves. Limit the running under their average per game. I have no problem the Buckeyes running the Bear in this game.

3. Play for 60 minutes. No lulls, no taking plays off, maintain gap discipline on defense, and play fast and physical.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

Only S1??? All 4 seasons downloaded and watched. Impatiently waiting on S5. Many surprises and "Damn its, I wish that guy or gal didn't get killed." But my favorite character is still hanging in there.

Comment 02 Dec 2014

Nothing wrong with those views at all because they are true. I would like to see OSU play better teams in the OOC schedule regardless of how strong the B1G is. Better teams prepares them for the NCAA's.

Comment 02 Dec 2014

My thoughts exactly. The general public and media (outside of the local media) do not recall that JT and Cardale were neck-and-neck for sometime prior to JT being chosen as the starter. As long as he executes the offense as JT did and avoids the TOs, I feel Cardale will do fine.

My questions fall on the defense moreso than anything. They must stop or at least limit the running game of Wisky. Force them to beat you with the pass.

Comment 02 Dec 2014

1. Pulp Fiction (Classic QT movie, what more can I say)

2. Inglorious Basterds (Another QT great, Pitt and Christoph Waltz are great in this film)

3. Marvel's The Avengers (great seeing a childhood comic coming to life on the big screen)

4. Snatch (Another great Guy Ritchie flick. Plug in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Rock'N'Rolla here too.

5. Animal House (John Belushi -"They took the whole bar"

6. Gladiator / Braveheart (These are two movies that I will stop and watch when channel surfing on cable no matter the time of day)

7. Lethal Weapon (The best of the four and a crazy ass Gary B to boot.)

8. Alladin (Yes, the Disney Movie and Robin Williams was great as the Genie)

9. Fight Club (The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The 2nd rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.)

10. Apocalypse Now, Zero Dark Thirty, Blackhawk Down (Hard one to watch but still great)

Comment 20 Nov 2014

It seems we are all on the same sheet of music for the most part. 1 warm-up (MAC, Mountain West, etc.), 1-mid level Power 5, and 1-Top-Tier. I do like the scheduling from 81-91 as well. Who will draw up the Memo and send it to Geno and Urban?

Comment 19 Nov 2014

You are not wrong. The only reasons I live here are my job, weather, golf and the cost of living.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

I'm a little further away from Athens but my daughter and her boyfriend went to the same game. I told him about the normal UGA fans I run into at the local sports bars (or otherwise) and at first he didn't beleive me. During the game, he could not believe how ignornant the UGA fans were. But he now sees where I'm coming from. The UGA fans I have encountered in my time living in GA are mostly ignornat and severly disabled when being knowledgable football fans. I'm slowly but surely converting him to becoming a Buckeye fan.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

Old faithful is Miller Lite. But I have no problem going to Longboard Lager, Stella, or Guinness Black Lager

Comment 28 May 2014

If Gibson comes to Ohio State fine...IF not I'm OK with that as well. This is the way of the recruiting. I want guys that want to be Buckeyes without all of the drama.

In addition, he has known the staff was planning on taking TWO QBs in this class.

Comment 04 Mar 2014

Typically, Thad's team have at least one or two consistent, good shooters from deep. When the team is hitting from deep, it opens up the lane for guys like Craft, Scott, etc. Problem 1: This team is not a good shooting team.

When plays aren't there, players have a tendency to force this issue thus leading to turnovers or poor shot selection. Two things need to happen: 1: Uptempo basketball - this team plays much better when the tempo is up especially on the offensive end and 2: Take what the defense gives you instead of giving poessions away (It doesn't help that this team cannot shoot worth a lick).

Lastly, this was a concern coming into the season, who was going to be the Buckeyes go-to-guy. I don't think its from a lack from trying but NONE of the guys have the "IT" to be that guy. Ross is a shooter not a true scorer. Thompson could be but lacks the confidence in his game (if he ever "gets it" this guy could be very good). Smith, Craft, Williams, and Scott aren't those type of players. Loving is to young but has shown some potential.

Overall bottom line: Our expectations were higher than the potential of this team. And next year may not be much better.