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BrewstersMillions 12th Warrior


New Lenox, IL (via Chicago, IL)

Member since 22 July 2011 | Blog

Illinois by birth, Ohio State by choice.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU\Michigan 2004.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: The one, the only Terrelle Pryor.
  • NFL TEAM: Chicago Bears
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Bulls.
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago White Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: Nah

Recent Activity

Comment 26 May 2016

Oregon was the victim of bullying in played for attended a National Championship after Chip Kelley left.

Fixed 2.0

Comment 26 May 2016

No. Honestly. I sort of regret saying what I did because its making light of the fact that women have been assaulted. I'm glad to see Art go, I just hope he doesn't slither his way back to a job.

Comment 26 May 2016

Bye Felicia.

Of course, now if someone calls him a girls name, his hand picked players might give him the beating he deserves because they think he's female.

Screw Baylor, and screw Art even harder.

Comment 23 May 2016

What's your question here? I said it then and then again today that trying to take a shot at Eli for not being able to cook was stupid. Maturity is a perfectly valid thing to discuss when figuring out where a college player will be as a pro but the attempt to equate not being able to cook to immaturity was half assed and lazy.  My point is that as soon as it fired off, there was mama bear rushing to defend her son. I'm not saying its wrong, I'm saying that at any given time, NFL teams are actively looking for a reason to not draft a player and 'over bearing mother' can be a very viable reason for teams to stray away from someone. Now, it didn't affect Eli as he was the 10th guy off of the board, but my point is that at some point, parents need to let their kids be pros and deal with all that comes with it.

Comment 23 May 2016

You are not. I've been holding back on saying anything about it for fear of an angry mob. I had some hot takes on the subject when the stupid scouting report on Eli came out about him not being able to cook and then Mrs. Apple came rushing to the defense publicly. My initial thinking was "Ok, in college I guess its fine but in the pros, teams won't suffer this". I am 100% sure that it is an unpopular decision, for what its worth I find her and Mrs. Elliot to be incredibly likeable and enjoyable (largely because we share the same love for Ohio State). I just raised an eyebrow when the antics from college seemed to be carried over to the pros. I guess a mother will always be a mother but at some point, do these guys need their mom's defending them?

Is this Miko Grimes? Not even close. But at some point a team might grow tired of someone's mom. We hear it a lot about guys burning bridges because their posse\entourage causes issues. I could see parents causing the same problem, assuming that is the case with Mrs. Apple. My guess (hope, ultimately) is that she won't be all that involved with Eli's career as a Giant-one that I hope is long and successful. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Chris Sale is doing it a lot differently this season too. He's changing speeds in a way that is absolutely killing people. The last few years he would bring 97 up and in, then when you got tired of that, he'd back door a slider to righties and leave them hanging or run it away from lefties who chased it no matter how far out of the zone it ended up. He's now ranging his fastball at will from 91-95 and can still rear back and hit 98 if he needs it. He's always had a great arm with nasty stuff but has finally made the transition from thrower to pitcher. He now features a change up that is almost as nasty as his slider. He's pitching to contact more as his K\9 is down a lot from last year (still averaging 8.2\9 which is crazy to think that's down). He's clearly under the mindset that you can get guys out in less pitches with a ground out before a strike out. Its a shame that the Sox have wasted large stretches of his career but he still has a lot of prime time left, barring his elbow doesn't end up in the third row somewhere. 

Comment 23 May 2016

Neither team is beating the cover off of the ball but I worry Cleveland leaves the soutside today trailing only by .5. Bad pitchers going for the Sox who seemingly can't win lately if Sale isn't on the bump. Who knows how it will go but the Sox are certainly losing steam. This would be a great chance to right the ship.

Comment 23 May 2016

But you know, there's no link between brain damage and football. Its just yet another example of the pussification of America.

Seriously, screw the NFL. 

Comment 23 May 2016

I see a great player from Clemson and a great player from Ohio State. Then bums. All of them. I don't know how JT's game translates to the next level right now so I'll hold off judgement there....but my word the NFL is going to be starved for competent QB play soon. There is a QB crisis about to hit the NFL. I think you will see a serious rise in the stock of running backs as that may be the only way to move the ball in 8-10 years. Where's the next wave? Guys get taken in the first round but are they the next great NFL QB's? (It is my prediction that this most recent class will be the worst in NFL history). You've got the legends at the end of their run-Brees, Ben, Brady, you've got the aging second wave-Rodgers, Rivers, Eli, and you've got a few young ones worth a damn-Luck, Cam, Russell. After that? Eek. I don't know man.

Comment 20 May 2016

College recruiting is already a kind of creepy practice as it is....can we not let it bleed into elementary school and junior high? We all know how close we are to 'fans' tweeting at 8th graders because they expressed interest in Rival School A.....

Seriously this makes me feel dirty all over in ways I usually have to pay double for.

Comment 20 May 2016

Hey...uh...big ups for graduating?

But if there's one thing I know about the NFL its that teams LOVE when their QB's are head cases and off the field problems. I'm sure this is going to work out GREEAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

Comment 20 May 2016

Ask Jay Williams and K2 how riding those death cycles worked out. Get off that thing bruh. PLEASE.

Comment 20 May 2016

It does come down to philosophy working in conjunction with talent. Some teams seem to be happy with a cleanly fielded punt and anything you can get after. Some teams that have legit returners will say take the punt and return it at all costs. You don't see teams go for the block as much anymore, even Beamer Ball seems to be a thing of the past. Personally, with this offense, give me a clean catch and anything after 4 yards is a win. I'm surprised Dontre never caught on as a returner but he does have the flashes. Punt returns are a little more ingenuity than design while kick off returns are typically the opposite. You need to set up a punt block but at a certain point, once you beat the first wave it becomes a contest of who is the better athlete. Kick returns are typically executed like really long running plays, most that go for big gains or all the way see the runner make a move at most before finding a seam. I'd like to see Dontre get a look, maybe he can leave his mark on OSU football as a returner.

I will say, nothing is more enjoyable than a punt return for a TD, next to the block its my favorite play in the game. When Devin Hester was at the height of his powers, there was a serious buzz when the ball was in the air before he caught it-the anticipation was tangible.

Comment 19 May 2016

I agree, that's a very traditional problem and your concern is VERY reasonable.

You know what else it could be too? A game that forges this team into a group of killers. Its a chance for them to come out and kick the tar out of Oklahoma and send a message to the country that ya...they're STILL better than you despite being responsible for 9% of the players picked in the NFL draft last April.

Comment 18 May 2016

It never gets old. The block, the run, the shot of the two Alabama girls near tears, the shot of the Bama Man with his Shades on his Hat, the shot of Ohio State Gary Busey getting snubbed for a high five....man.

I can remember big plays like this well. I don't know of a single play that I remember the shots from the crowd. This is easily a top 5 All Time OSU moment for me.

Comment 18 May 2016

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

There's a team in Columbus that is absolutely loaded with 4 and 5 star kids but very few of them have played meaningful time. They DO return a long time starter at QB. They also have one of, if not the best at his position on defense. They are young, well coached, well trained, and have a lot to prove at a school that has one of the most competitive cultures within its program. 

Before Miller got hurt, this is exactly how you could describe the 2014 Buckeyes. People are out of their minds if they don't consider Ohio State a legit threat to win it all this year. They lost a ton but will make up for the loss of superstars with a ton of depth. This team also went back from hunted to hunter-which is right where Meyer likes having them.

Ohio State is going to hurt people this year boys and girls and it starts with Big Game Bob (after BGSU and Tula are sacrificed). Oklahoma is going to be a smoldering ruin when OSU is done with it. 9 points my ass.

Comment 18 May 2016

Oh man, I hope that's not the reason. I love Richard Sherman. Nothing gives me more joy in football than watching a guy who's at the height of his powers remind people that he's as good as he is. Sherman backs it up. I've got nothing but love for the guy.

My buddy and I joke about their fans. We call it "Russel Football". According to him, large swathes of fans don't know much outside of Russel so our joke is always "Why didn't they just give it to Russel so he could football?". So much so that is highly football intelligent girlfriend is known as "Russel Football". We've denegrated the joke to describe most Blackhawks fans too "Why doesn't Kane goalie and then hockey more?"

Basically the fans he knows are stupid.

Comment 18 May 2016

HA! Sorry Linga. I have a buddy that lives in Seattle and he says they are easily the most insufferable fan base in football. And he's a Bears fan like me-which up until recently I would have told you is the single most insufferable fan base in football.