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beserkr29

from Springfield, IL

Member since 07 September 2010 | Blog

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Voting Record: 8 / 4

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Toss up between Beanie's leap at Memorial Stadium in Champaign and Braxton's game-winning toss last year vs. Wisconsin. Both happened towards my side of the stadium and both were the greatest feats I've ever witnessed.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ryan Damn Shazier
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jacob Pullen
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Nov 2014
Don't know if Wisconsin can be stopped on the ground. The key will be making them have to pass or do other things offensively that they're not comfortable with. Northwestern beat them by turning over the Badger QBs 4 times. Gordon still had 250 yards rushing. But only one TD. If we can hold Gordon to under 200 and get the same offensive production out of Barrett, the Buckeyes should win. The problem is actually doing so.
Comment 07 Sep 2014
Schemes don't always translate to success. Narduzzi is a defensive whiz, but MSU has as many 7-5 years as 12-1. Sometimes the right players need time to develop. O-Line is a huge weakness right now, and it's only exacerbated by top recruits going elsewhere. OSU had brought in young 4 star talent, but development is tbd. Defensive coaching has been bad, along with the players, since 2011. How is it going to be fixed? No idea. I know what I want to see, but Urban gets the big bucks, he has to demand change. Somewhere.
Comment 28 Aug 2014
The Husky-Blue Hose matchup wasn't good enough to make this list??? People are missing out on NIU's Maryland ripoff uniforms with corn shoulder designs and "DeKalb" on the back. Matte black lids are pretty sweet though.
Comment 19 Aug 2014
Oh good, I took back my dv. Forza Swansea! Got some sweet Swans swag recently. Unfortunately, they're very limited. Great club though. Just need adidas to step up the merchandising game.
Comment 19 Aug 2014
Picking an EPL team is one of those things that comes down to what fan you want to be. If you want to cheer for a winner, look at the top 6 teams from last year and go with one of them. Man U is a great club that is transitioning from the best coach they'be ever had and trying to get it right. Chelsea and Man City are probably the closest to the Yankees (in EPL terms) because they had little tradition until billionaire owners took over. Arsenal has a lot of tradition, but has dropped off considerably since the early 2000s. If you want to cheer for Americans, Tottenham and Everton routinely have the most in the EPL and rarely risk being relegated. Fulham, from above, is a Championship side this year, though they have a young American starter in midfield who many are excited about. Honestly, if you want to be engaged, picking an American laden team makes it easier. My recommendation would be Tottenham, since they mix success and rooting interest the most effectively. And they have a cool kit.
Comment 10 Jul 2014
Sweat does have an offer and, by all accounts, is being pursued heavily by Urban and Co. Birm had something on him in his last update.