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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
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  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Indiana has never been good at football and for the better part of the last 25 years have been irrelevant in basketball.  I just don't like them at all because quite frankly, they haven't brought much to the party for most of my lifetime.  Purdue has at least had decent football years where they were ranked and were a formidable foe.  Hell even years where they haven't been good they've played the Buckeyes tough.  IU rarely ever does. 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

They still are coached by Richt, though, and he's never shown he can win anything significant.  Maybe they win the east, as they've done it before, but when it comes to Georgia we can always count on at least one fuck up to the likes of South Carolina or even at times Kentucky! 

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Why do we care about articles about the SEC anymore?  It doesn't matter what kind of garbage is spewed, we won.  Any excuse can be made, any bullshit justification can come to the argument, and our guys can flash that ring.  It is now irrelevant what the rest of the world says about the SEC.  This year showed us, the final four isn't going to take 2 from the same conference unless there really is a clear 2nd team deserving.  The Big 5 all have the same stake in this playoff.  They commissioners of the conferences and ADs of the schools aren't going to let one conference dominate the representation in the final four.  Media hype about a conference now (which is the best conference still) is irrelevant, and just noise. 

Comment 27 Jun 2015

I'm not necessarily convinced that it really matters if Dean was replaced by a lower rated player or not.  We constantly brag on how great the staff is at recognizing talent and quality of a player despite the rankings.  I don't think offering a guy who was lower rated necessarily exonerates Ohio State for the Dean situation.  I'm not saying Ohio State acted right or wrong, frankly none of us know what really happened there, I am saying, I don't think it much matters what the guy who replaced Dean was rated coming in. 

Comment 24 Jun 2015

2015/2016 Kobe would not be worth leaving a team with Lebron James.  Kobe's best days ended more than 4 years ago. 

Comment 21 Jun 2015

I used to love Seinfeld, but watching the re-runs now, I don't find it nearly as funny as I once did.  It's still good, but If I had to watch a re-run of a sitcom I'd probably pick How I Met Your Mother or even Modern Family before Seinfeld. 

Comment 20 Jun 2015

The 2 best high school football states are in the SEC footprint.  Georgia, which in recent years has matched or even exceeded Ohio in recruiting talent is in the SEC footbprint now.  The Carolinas and Louisiana have been known to produce some solid players too.  At any rate, though, Texas and Florida produce significantly more talent than any state in the B1G footprint, even Ohio.  Georgia produces a lot more talent than any other B1G state not named Ohio.  It is not shocking to me that the south has 6 times more top recruits than the B1G footprint. 

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Yeah, I started posting here a long time ago, before we had to sign up for accounts and all that.  I was pretty young, and thought my opinion was important lol.  I do enjoy banter once in a while and that's why I still come here.  I check the site out every day for the most part. 

Comment 19 Jun 2015

It's funny that people are fired up about how the coaching in the B1G and recruiting is getting better on one side, then they'll turn around and say guys like Harbaugh and Franklin won't ever do anything great.  Dantonio is awesome though because he used to coach here.  I for one think Franklin will build something special at PSU.  I think Harbaugh is going to be a tough up north too.  Does that mean I think they are going to destroy the Buckeyes on the recruiting front or on the field, it just means I believe they are going to be formidable.  

9 wins 2 years in a row at Vandy is really impressive.  I don't care who they played.  Vandy is traditionally so bad it doesn't matter because they likes of Kentucky and South Carolina (prior to the last decade or so) could always count on a win against Vandy. 

Comment 19 Jun 2015

What we have with Pace and Vrabel is hindsight.  Both were stars in the NFL for a long time.  We know Bosa and Decker are studs and will have a great year, we don't know much about what's going to happen after this.  

Comment 19 Jun 2015

I don't take it as a starting a fight or anything like that.  My perspective has changed and that's why I've become scarce.  I used to have a job I hated where I could sit online all day and make comments on the internet thinking I was saying something meaningful when really no one gives a real shit what I or anyone else has to say on the internet in a comment section.  I do feel like in general the comment section took a big step back, but that's part of growing pains.  My comment today is more about how predictable stuff like this is.  You don't even need to look at comments and can recite most of what is going on.  In general I've come to appreciate it again.  That and I just don't think it's worth getting worked up about anymore.  I used to really care what was becoming of the site because I felt like it mattered to preserve something that I believed was important to me  The site is more popular now than it has ever been, it didn't need to be preserved.  I did stop getting enjoyment from the site.  During this season I had a blast coming back on and commenting.  I don't think the comment section is horrible or bad anymore.  I don't really care what happens here anymore. 

When I was the helmet sticker leader when they first started counting them, I thought what I had to say actually mattered.  Now I don't care much about how many helmet stickers I have, or if people appreciate my perspective, or anything like that.  I enjoy reading about and bantering some, but I realize that my opinion and anyone else's opinion about kids we'll never meet or know playing game is pretty much just something I like to share to waste time when I'm bored.  It's not impactful or insightful.  The kids playing will never give a shit.  My words of encouragement or being cocky about how good the team will be etc has no impact whatsoever to the kids or what happens on the field. 

I don't take myself too seriously anymore.  So I understand that my words on the screen are just that.  I put them out there to waste time when I'm bored, most probably read them when they are bored.  The arguments (which I used to be quite happytaking part in) are people who are under the illusions I used to be, that their opinion somehow are more important than everyone else! 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

Sorry, for thinking several years of the same boring argument is tiresome.  Thought the 11W community was more creative than that. 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

I'm just saying it's the same bullshit every time a kid decides to transfer or a recruit has the audacity to not play for Urban and Ohio State.  Maybe the kid just didn't like it at Ohio State.  He's going to UK or wherever else he feels is best for him and that's all that matters.  He's not going to be here anymore, we'll never know the real story completely, and there's no use having 100 comments arguing the details none of us will ever know. 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

It's only a difference in name.  There's no difference constitutionally between the the 4 states that choose to call themselves Commonwealths and the other 46 states. 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

Yawwwnnnn, another kid leaves and half the board is hacked off that he's leaving and accusing him of being the laziest piece of shit on earth and the other half is high and mighty and wishing him well.  That hasn't happened 10,000 times before on 11w .The only comments we really need to make are about depth chart and scholarships.  Anything else is just pure bullshit.  The kid could have been fucked over, it happens.  He could be a lazy ass too because that also happens.  Bottom line, we don't know anything about it.  Calling him names or saying we won't miss him etc is dumb.  So is saying once a Buckeye always a Buckeye or wishing him well.  THose are hollow comments.  99% of people who say that stuff will never check in on the kid's name to see how he plays.  They may make a comment if he ever gets drafted, but that'll be about it.  In addition to that, the kid doesn't give a shit if you wish him well or think he's always a Buckeye.  He's too concerned about what he's actually going to do with his future away from Columbus.  

Comment 18 Jun 2015

I have lived in Kentucky my whole life, all 34 years of it.  I have been to just about all of the 120 counties in this state.  I have never in my life heard anyone refer to the state as Tucky.  I'm not shocked people can't pick the state out on the map, because in general our society puts zero importance on Geography when it comes to education.  Much like the grammar nazis, I get very frustrated with how geography is just disregarded now-a-days.  

Anyways, back to my point, I've never head someone from Kentucky say Tucky. 

Comment 31 May 2015

The QB competition should be interesting, but let's face it, whichever of the 3 he picks, it won't be the QB's fault if we lose any games this year.  All 3 are winners, so there isn't a wrong decision here.   If healthy this team at worst will be a 1 loss team this year.  All 3 of the QB's will lead us to that point.  

I personally think it'l bea matter of will Braxton be healthy come Fall Camp or not.  If so, the job is his.  If not, the competition is between JT and Cardale. 

Comment 31 May 2015

DING DING DING!!!!!!!!!!  We have a winner here folks!  I was thinking the SAME thing.  Braxton has more than fulfilled his obligations to this university.  He owes the fans NOTHING.  Why should he come out and say anything?  Maybe he wants to just focus on his rehab and not have to deal with the 1000 questions that will follow about the QB competition etc.  Also, he implied a comeback during the celebration of winning the title.  After this, working out with the team all spring, Gene Smith, and now Urban saying he'll be back, it's pretty obvious he's coming back!  

Plus, how many athletes say they are coming back to a school and then take off for some reason or another? 

Comment 31 May 2015

Elmer T Lee is probably my favorite overall.  I had a bottle then it become impossible to find.  I've picked up 2 bottles the last 6 months.  I've seen around though.  I'm going to make sure I don't run out of that stuff! 

Comment 31 May 2015

I'm a big fan of Elijah Craig.  I also acquired a bottle of EC 12 Barrel Proof this year . It is pretty awesome.  I tried to find it for 2 years before finally landing a bottle of it. 

Comment 24 May 2015

I think he's a solid player but I also think he is overrated.  People fell in love with his speed and all the hype coming in so everyone expected him to be something I don't think he'll be able to be.  It's not to say I don't think he can be an important part of the team, I just don't think he'll be better than guys on the team like Marshall.  Anyway, I don't know, that's my 2 cents worth. 

Comment 29 Apr 2015

Next year the Buckeyes really could have an amazing amount of people drafted in the first round, and multiple in the top 10.  Bosa and Cardale could be in the top 3.  Lee could go high.  EZE is definitely going to go high.  Michael Thomas has a shot.  I'm sure the O-Line is going to have at least one guy go high.  It's going to be a Scarlet and Gray draft.