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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Probably would have to be the 1990 Reds winning the world series. I was 9 years old,and it was easily the best day of my young life. I've had some incredible life moments, but the joy I felt that day has rarely been matched.
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Comment 21 Dec 2014

I don't either, but I've heard people say they were really pulling for the conference in certain games.  Buckeye fans wanting Michigan to beat Florida in a bowl game, ugh.  Buckeye fans rooting for Michigan to beat Bama in an out of conference game, yuck.  I don't give a shit if they win or Penn State every wins a game.  In our conference I do pull for Iowa to win.  I've been to a game at Kinnick, and their fans are pretty awesome. 

Comment 21 Dec 2014

I get it too, but I'm not sure how many people HONESTLY believed this team would end the season with 1 loss.  Especially, on the night of the the Va Tech game.  This team looked awful that night.  Then we lose JT, and I know everyone always says next man up, but no one could have honestly believed what we witnessed in the B1G title game was going to happen.  So, I'll be extremely disappointed with a loss, but to me this whole season has been house money.  We could have and possibly should have been left for dead after that Va Tech game.  This group of kids completely refused to let it happen.   It's been a joy to watch them.  They could have fell apart like the 2011 team did, but they stayed refused to.  

I have always said that 2012 senior class was favorite group of Buckeyes, but this team has been awfully damn fun to watch.  I'd say easily my favorite Buckeye team, whatever happens from here on out. 

Comment 21 Dec 2014

Yeah I generally wouldn't advice eating them, but you are right to put them in a proper manhattan would be good.  The lady who owns the bourbon bar in Covington, KY was making a manhattan one day and telling a story as she went along.  She said she would never drop a maraschino cherry in there because nothing in a bar should be as red as her lipstick.  When I had her manhattan I was suprised how dry it was.  Because I'm used to seeing the reddish concoctions most bars put out there today.  

Comment 21 Dec 2014

I do a cherry bounce as a liquer too.  Bottle of bullet or beam, 2 lbs or cherries and 2 cups of sugar.  Shake it every day or turn it upside down every day, after a month the sugar dissolves and the cherries sink, and it's good to go.  I strain the liquid after the cherries drop, and put it back in the bottle or a quart jar.  It's good stuff.  I've done the same with blackberry too. 

Comment 21 Dec 2014

For Bourbon balls, Beam will be just fine!  Instead of spending a lot of extra money for Makers or Knob Creek or Woodford though, just get the Beam Double Black.  It's still under 20, and quite honestly, I like it as much or more as some of the 35-50 dollar bottles in my collection.  Also, Weller with the green label is a nice option.  Usually, like 17 bucks, but honestly, may be a little better than makers.  At least in my opinion.  

Comment 21 Dec 2014

I think it's pretty cool.  I loved when the fight song played.  That show was really cool.  I saw a display last night here in NKY that was put to music too, but the display actually put off a radio signal so you could tune to a dead FM channel and heard the sound track in your car instead of in the yard.  It was awesome.  There was some traffic in the neighborhood, but didn't seem too awful. 

Comment 20 Dec 2014

I've never understood why Yeldon gets so much love.  Henry is in my opinion far superior.  I'll go so far as to say Henry will be the best RB we've faced all year.  Yeldon doesn't worry me nearly as much.  I'd love for them to split carries. 

Comment 20 Dec 2014

It's Nick Saban and Bama in a HUGE game.  We are on our 3rd string QB.  OF COURSE 90% of the coaches think Bama is going to win.  They should think that.  It's not disrespect for us or bias in their favor , it's that Bama is the best team we've played this year by a long shot, and our QB is the 3rd stringer who is making his 2nd start.  Bama's D is better than Wisconsin by a long shot.  

I think we have a VERY good shot to win this game.  Actually, I'm quietly very confident we win this game.  I do, however, believe that if I were in a vaccuum and didn't know anything about either team, yet looked at what both teams have done this year, and heard the back story on both teams, I would pick Bama to win this thing too. 

Comment 20 Dec 2014

That's one thing I've always said about Cal.  Don't like him, that's fine, I don't much care for him myself, but he's never actually done anything wrong.  Tressel got caught breaking more NCAA rules than Cal ever has. 

Comment 20 Dec 2014

Doesn't David vs Goliath sell better though?  To me this isn't an SEC bias or conspriacy, it's part of the story.  Ohio State is David this year.  We've lost our whole O-Line and Hyde coming in.  We lost 2 Heisman caliber QB's.  We lost our best defensive player.  Now we are going to lose our OC.  We're David folks!  EVERY major sporting event has a narrative like this.  Hell any time Duke basketball is getting ready to play the media goes ga-ga for them and talks about how the other team probably doesn't have a chance.  How many times have a team in the superbowl been an unbeatable juggernaut only to turn around and lose.  I can think of 2 very recent ones in The Pats and Steeler's.  It makes for good TV, especially when David hangs in there or wins. 

Comment 19 Dec 2014

The B1G's problems are their own fault in my opinion.  The SEC goes out and hires elite coaching staffs, they spend money and recruit better talent because of it.  I look back at the 2013 Rivals team rankings.  UK football out recruited all but 3 Big 10 teams that year.  THey had the 12th best class in the SEC.  Only Ohio State, Michigan, and Nebraska out recruited the 29th best recruiting class in America that UK put together that year.  2014, Ohio State was the only B1G team that out recruited UK.  UK had the 17th best class last year.  Only 1 B1G school could do that.  If a shit program like UK is outrecruiting every B1G program but us, the B1G is in bad shape.  If they are beating everyone else in the B1G in recruiting I have no problem believing that on the field about 8 teams every year from the SEC could finish higher in the B1G than any team not named Ohio State.  

Comment 19 Dec 2014

If I look at things based on what I saw this year  Ole Miss is better than Wisconsin by quite a bit.  I think our MSU is better than the SEC's MSU, after that though, I'd take LSU, Auburn, and even Arkansas over Minnesota.  Georgia is probably better than any B1G team other than us and MSU.  I don't think Wisconsin would be able to beat Georgia by just running the ball.  So, while the SEC may not have been ELITE from top to bottom, but I could actually see Tennessee and Florida finishing ahead of Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Penn State, Maryland, and Rutgers in the B1G this year.  

I really do believe outside of Ohio State and Michigan State there wasn't a really good team in the B1G.  Wisconsin is solid, but probably should have been more like the bottom of the top 25.  Minnesota was good for what they've done latley, but pretty much the same as last year.  I think it's fair to say that preseason rankings probably include too many SEC teams, but their teams are still better overall than the B1G.  

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Any fan thinks their team is going to win though.  Any fan with a program that is at their level or our football program level has a bunch of mouthbreathers in their base.   I personally don't give a shit what any fan on either side really thinks because despite how well thought out of an argument youmake, none of use really know what the hell is going to happen.  I tend to think Bama is going to be by far the best team we've played all year, but I think at this point, we'll be the best team they've played as well.  They only team they have played with the caliber athletes we have is LSU, and LSU gave them a hell of a game.  Ole Miss, Miss St, Auburn don't have the same kind of athletes on both sides of the ball.  LSU had a bad year, but have elite athletes all over the field.  Bama struggled with them, but still won.  I don't think MSU or Wisconsin are in the same universe as Bama though.  Bama has more elite athletes on both sides of the ball and they are deep.  

Who's going to win?  I have no idea.  I like our chances, but totally understand why their fans are confident.  

Comment 18 Dec 2014

I know a lot of UK fans are wound up because rumor has it Saban's in-home visit didn't go well with Damien's mom. So funny hearing the different perspectives from all sides of the recruiting wars. 

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Let's not defend Florida here folks!  People in these parts were cheering for Michigan.  It drove me nuts but people actually believed it meant something for the Big 10 if Michigan won that game.  

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Who cares how many trips he's made.  He road tripped it to see a close friend.  If a guy is a professional at reporting on recruiting and has sources close to the kid that say Georgia is the team to beat (even though EVERYONE knows he's made visits) then right now, Georgia is the program to beat.  You are using information the reporter on recruiting gave you to disregard the information the same reporter gave you.  That's where the downvotes come from. 

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I think it's safe to say the Browns down't have the answer for QB on their roster.  Johnny football was a product of the offense he played in nothing more.  He was a great college QB, but so was Tim Couch, Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford though maybe injuries have hampered him. 

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I know you want a good QB in every class, but with the QB talent on the team, the 2 recruits in this calls, and Clark in 2017 is it that big of a hit to not get a good QB in 2016?  I know it's a massively important position, but I just don't think missing out on Guaranton in 2016 because Herman left is a horrible thing.  We'd obvious like to have the talent and depth at that position, but I just don't see it as a HUGE deal. 

Comment 14 Dec 2014

I just love how we dominated Wisky because they knew their coach was leaving and mailed it in.  Such horse shit.  If they would have beat Mizzou by 59 it would be Mizzou was an amazing team and we are just that good, blah blah blah.  I'm not sure why they feel so confident.  They should be favored, but they just aren't that much "better" if they are at all.  

Comment 14 Dec 2014

I agree Bama should be favored, but my point is, there isn't that much of a difference between the 2 teams.  Their fans think everything must go right for us to win and they'd still have to play their best game.  If we both are firing on all cylinders it could be one of the best college football games we've ever witnessed.  The talent isn't that much different though. 

Comment 14 Dec 2014

It still had nothing to do with the fans and EVERYTHING to do with the hard work and preparation the team put in leading up to the game.  You know why Bama's fans are confident???? Their team has gone out and won the games time and again.  It has nothing to do with anything but the players on the field putting in the work.  What we say and their fans say on message boards have nothing to do with the game. 

Comment 14 Dec 2014

If you want great football teams and great recruits to come to your football team you have to have elite coaching.  Everyone makes all kinds of excuses for why the SEC is so good an the Big 10 is not, well it's the coaching folks.  Kirby Smart isn't leaving Saban because he's making a TON of money and is part of a well oiled machine down there.  The BIg 10 doesn't get it.  Nebraska dropped the ball on their coaching search.  Not sure Wisconsin really upgraded.  Michigan will get a joke of a coach I'm sure.  Penn State made a good hire but he's likely not better than O' Brien was.  Our schools make more money than any other in college football.  It's time to get smart and open up those wallets bring in some great coaches and pay their staff well.  The recruits will soon follow. 

Comment 14 Dec 2014

He is going to go, it's a matter of if not when.  Urban hires guys who are ambitious and want to make a mark.  No shock that he has a lot of turnover.  Look at how guys from his coaching tree have performed as head coaches though.  He's not going to have coordinator stay for 10 years (Unless it's Fickell who probably won't leave).  So, I don't care about these rumors really, Herman will leave at some point.  Is it after this season?  Probably but who knows.  His stock can't possibly get any higher than it is right now.  2 back up QB's come in looking like studs.  The offense is humming.  There's no way he can get any hotter than he is right now.