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Elsmere, KY

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog


  • 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.
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 24 May 2016

I'm an accidental Buckeye.  I don't live in Ohio and never have.  Honestly, I don't particularly care for Columbus all that much (easy on the downvotes please!) I live in Kentucky always have, probably always will.  I never even played or had a lot of interest in football growing up.  I was always a really good baseball player and it's always been my true love.  I started following the Buckeyes because I hated Notre Dame.  I went to a catholic school here in Kentucky and EVERYONE loved Notre Dame.  The few outliers for some reason really liked Michigan.  A lot of thost Michigan fans were guys I didn't really get a long with all that much.  At any rate, one fall day I witnessed Eddie George destroy the Irish and I was in love.  That's right, my fandom started because I wanted to troll the shit out of Notre Dame and Michigan fans.  

Anyway, as I entered highschool I had attended a few concerts at Ohio State and rally liked the campus a lot.  I went to a tiny school and loved the idea of going to a huge university like Ohio State.  I got some partial money, but not enough to cover room and board.  I also lost a dear family member and just wanted to be home so I stayed here and went to NKU. 

At any rate, I had never made to a football game in person, but always watched them religiously.  I attended my first game at Paul Brown Stadium when I was 21.  It was electric and I had goosebumps the entire game.  Later that year I went to the Shoe for the first time and I was so excited I actually cried when Script Ohio was being performed.  I've never lived in Ohio or attended Ohio State, but I feel a real connection to the university.  I wanted to go there, things just didn't break my way.  Buckeye games have provided me some really joyous moments in my life.  I've made long lasting friendships just from watching a Buckeye game at a bar and talking to random people.  Buckeye football has also helped be a welcome distraction during really hard times. 

I may have been born on the other side of the river, but I'm a Buckeye. 

Comment 17 May 2016

The Rangers are bitches.  They got upset because a guy was excited about the biggest hit in his career last year.  They hit a guy in the last at bat of the season they'll see him and he didn't like it.  He went in hard on a slide to prove a point.  The guy who is an tremendously dirty player who tried to end a guy's career last year in the playoffs took exception to it?  Fuck him.  Yes, Bautista was going to swing on him, but Odor didn't have to shove him.  You don't have to like Bautista, but what he didn't wasn't THAT bad.  They could have just exchanged words, but Odor is a shit bag of a person who plays dirty and who has started a violent brawl on a field at least 2 times in his professional career.  He's the shit head here.  

Both guys should, and will be suspended.  I feel like Odor need to get a lot of games if nothing else for past history.  How the hell are you going to get made about a late hard slide when you intentionally targeted a guy's leg last year?????  He actually did try to break someone's leg last year.  Bautista did no such thing on this slide.  Yeah it was against the rule now, and yeah he did go in hard, but he didn't take an open shot at a planted leg like Odor did last year.  That wasn't just dirty it was down right criminal. 

Comment 16 May 2016
Posting from my phone so I can't include the link. Google Odor dirty slide and you'll see the link from SB Nation. Dude tried to end someone's career. Fuck that guy
Comment 16 May 2016
If you want to see a dirty slide check out what Odor did last year in the playoffs. He actually did try to break someone's leg. That to me is what is hilarious here the guy is an asshole even more so than Bautista. He should get 20 games for the punch.
Comment 06 May 2016

I'm cynical enough to believe that all the big players have teams loaded with juicers.  So, I'm not shocked that Russia is cheating, and I'd put a sizeable bet on the US team being loaded with juicers. 

Comment 06 May 2016

One of your players tested positive for 3 different anabolic steroids and a low grade beaver tranquilizer!!!!!

Comment 26 Apr 2016

So, while Cardale did a great job in the playoff and B1G title game, he didn't exactly have amazing statistical games himself.  That always seems to be lost on people when they talk about his short comings last year.  He had an RB that basically ran for 700 yards in the postseason.  I guess, what I'm saying is, maybe it wasn't Beck's fault at all.  Maybe, we were seeing the real Cardale.  I will agree, that the staff fucked up the QB situation last year.  They were non-commital with who the starter was going to be.  That's just as much on Urban as anyone else though.  I think that lack of decisiveness hurt the offense greatly last year.  Had they said you know what, this is the guy who is starting END OF STORY and committed to that QB for the whole season, things could have been different and the QB, whoever he was, would have been much more comfortable and confident.  

Instead, we got that quite frustrating offense last year.  

Comment 26 Apr 2016

I missed Zeke today, but I heard Vernon Hargraves yesterday and that interview was awesome.  I hope that dude gets a shot somewhere.  Very entertaining interview.  I know it has nothing to do with Zeke today, but I listen to DP show on my way to work when I work late, and thought that was a great college football/draft interview.  

Comment 25 Apr 2016

Really 1200 sounds like a lot, but that's probably not much area.  You comparing it to planting 1200 tomato plants got me thinking about it, you don't need that big of a plot of land for 1200 tomatoes.  I know nothing about growing pot but if it's comparable to tomatoes in anyway, 1200 plants shouldn't be THAT much area. 

Comment 17 Apr 2016

Not at all.  We can say hey I think these 5 guys are the ones who are going to go for one reason or another.  That is saying based on the team and what I see, my belief is these guys are done. 

The second part that you quoted have more to do with a guy like Walker who committed and went somewhere else.  The coaches can get rid of guys willy nilly and it's fine.  A kid changes his mind and he's an asshole on the comment section.  

Those are apples and oranges right????

Comment 17 Apr 2016

I think posting names should be fine now.  It's clear that the staff is looking at names. The kids are supposed to be kept in the loop about where they stand. Though the Sibley situation says probably not. If the staff isn't afraid to hurt some feelings, we shouldn't be afraid of it on a blog that probably 9 out of 10 players and families don't even look at.  

I'm not bashing the staff.  It's just how business is done nowadays.  The guys getting paid 6 and 7 figures a year get to make a kid commit to a school and when that kid isn't useful to the program anymore he gets a gray shirt, his offer pulled, a medical redshirt, or whatever else they can get creative about.  Then bloggers talk shit about a recruit when he has a hard time committing.  College Football is really awesome huh?  

Comment 17 Apr 2016

I agree completely.  With Sibley's recruitment so far and what appeared to happen with Hill last year, there's no reason for these kids not to keep their options open and their recruiting fluid.  These kids really don't mean all that much to the school until they are here and it's clear at the level Bama and Ohio State are on with recruiting, there could always be someone at your position the school wants more, and if the numbers don't work out you could be on the outside looking in. 

Comment 16 Apr 2016

I don't see how Sibley would take the Gray Shirt at this point.  He seems to have been toyed with a bit in the last month by the staff and gone through quite a rollercoaster.  What happens if he gray shirts, numbers are tight again and the staff still thinks he's not the direction they want to go?  Then he's lost a year and needs to go somewhere he didn't want to go to.   I just hope he doesn't end up, Up North.  

Comment 16 Apr 2016

I don't care how many offers Saban or anyone else gave out that year.  Bottom line we are currently over 85 schollies, we don't have a lot of room in this class, we accepted kids offers because we didn't want anyone else to get them, and now we are changing our minds.  What's even more troubling about this, is the kid had a cryptic Tweet a few weeks ago and said something along the lines of needing some questions answered.  The staff did what ever used car salesman pitch that recruiters give these days and eased his mind, now this happens.  This is not OK.  Clearly a couple weeks back he wasn't worried after talking to the staff, then they blindsided him. 

This isn't a good look.  They better home they land these kids they want more now because this ship has sailed. 

Comment 15 Apr 2016

This Sibley situation is troubling at best.  Isn't this the kid that they just "cleared the air" with a few weeks back?  Now they drop this on him.  Not a good look at all.  This is the kind of stuff Saban would get roasted for on here.  I know recruiting is a rough business nowadays, but this kid has ZERO reason to stay with the Buckeyes now.  Feel bad for the kid, seems like the staff has jacked him around a lot lately. 

Comment 10 Apr 2016

I once was in an accident in the middle of nowhere Georgia at about 3am.  We were rear ended while going 65mph on the freeway.  I was upset and scared.  The car wasn't damanged too badly, but I mentioned the cops and the guy got really agitated.  After talking a while I said I think it's better we call the cops.  He at this point got about 6 inches from me and said I don't think we need the cops out here.  I sat there, looked over at my wife, and said fuck it get out of here.   Called the cops at the next exit.  They ran the tags and his name.  He had a warrant for his arrest.  

Seriously folks, most of the time stuff like this doesn't happen, but if someone gets squirrley about it, paying for the damage on your car is better than your life.  I don't know if that's really what happened or not in this case, but just always have to be aware of what's going on and read the situation.  It's just better to live another day than to have something tragic like this happen. 

Comment 10 Apr 2016

I'm not making a political statement here, but if you own a gun either legally or not, and you have problems with road rage or anger in general, it may be a good idea not to carry in traffic.  I have both responsible and irresponsible carriers among my family and friends so I'm not making a statement on anything other than know yourself and make a good decision!  I hear these fucking stories so many times and it makes me sick. 

Comment 09 Apr 2016

I was trying to articulate that in my rant!!!!  I get so tired of the conspiracy theories.  Could you imagine the outrage if Nick Saban held a camp at Colerain, Glenville, etc????  The outrage would be real!  At any rate it doesn't much matter, they aren't allowed anymore and as I said and you repeated, Urban wasn't enthused about having to hold one of these deals anyway.  My guess is, it's quite an event to put on and it adds a much larger work load to something that is already an exhausting grind.  I presonally am all for making Urban's job the least stressful it can possibly be.  I'd like that dude to hang around a while.