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Comment 22 Mar 2017

Ramzy is the best when it comes to using song lyrics as titles for articles

Comment 09 Mar 2017

If Matta wants to turn this thing around the first thing he needs to do is dismiss Dave Richardson (strength and conditioning coach). Great work habits start in the weight room and carry over to the hardwood. As DeAngelo Russell pointed out, the weight room was frequently empty during his time at OSU, and it's obvious that hasn't changed. 

Richardson has been here since 2005 and even during Matta's halcyon days his teams were prone to blowing staggering leads in the second half, an obvious sign of poor conditioning. Jared Sullinger, William Buford and Laquintin Ross were all among the fattest prospects at the NBA scouting combine during their respective drafts. Fat mammaries and large guts are all fine and dandy if these players wanted to spend all day jiggling their man boobs and making silly faces with their guts, but they are not acceptable for aspiring pro basketball players  

It's as if the staff is afraid to add muscle and strength to the players. We always have low post big men that can't shoot, yet they spend 3 or 4 years here and never gain any size and strength that will allow them to outmuscle their opponents in the paint and on the boards. Amir Williams, Dallas Lauderdale, Othello Hunter and even Evan Ravanel could have been physically stronger than every big man they went against with the right strength program. 

Basketball titles are and always will be won with hustle on the defensive end of the floor and strength on the boards. And the easiest way to excel at both of those is to have a strong S&C plan in place. 

Comment 06 Mar 2017

I don't know much about the IMG Academy except that it's more like a factory than an actual high school. And I dont know much about Gerald, so this is purely speculation. But I wouldn't be shocked if this was a case of the kid getting burned out by the sport.

When you leave your home as a teenager, and go 1500 miles away to a place where your sole purpose is to eventually become a pro football player, rather than a well-rounded student athlete who plays for his home; I have to think that lifestyle can wear some kids out. 

He played for three different schools in three years before he turned 19. I have to wonder if football stopped being a game for him during that span. 

I think parents get sold on the idea that, if they send their kids away to some hot shot sports academy instead of their high school, their kids will come out guaranteed to be a star. When the reality is that it's extremely difficult and unlikely that their child will make a living as a professional athlete no matter where they play. Personally I think that a player has to have an organic love of football in order to thrive. It's too violent, aggressive and quasi-militaristic for most high school level kids to play at an assembly line sports academy. At IMG you arent playing for your community. You arent playing in front of your family. You arent playing with childhood friends. You are playing for yourself and Football is the be all end all of you even being at the school. Not a great frame of mind for a teenager

Comment 04 Feb 2017

Mma and football are two of the most diverse sports in existence. And each fighter, team and player performs with their own unique technique and form.

and i dont wanna hear about how hollywood is "artistic" when every other movie is a remake or part of some blockbuster superhero franchise. Meryl streep doesnt have a clue what shes talking about when she disparages those sports

Comment 22 Jan 2017

Dude are you seriously "frustrated" by the Eastern Conference-leading, DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPION Cavs because they lost a meaningless January game last night? Stop and smell the roses and realize that the regular season means jack s--- in the NBA. Cleveland finally tasted championship glory this past year. relax and enjoy the ride  

As for the Basket Bucks, today was rough again. I even stopped watching, choosing instead to watch a documentary about serial killer Albert Fish. Astonishingly enough, a program detailing the life of a man who shoved nails into his genitals and had people deficate on him wasnt nearly as painful to watch as OSU basketball. 

Comment 08 Jan 2017

18 year olds dont have any room to talk trash. He needs to tune out the noise and shut up. I cant imagine JT Barrett or any osu captain writing crap like this. 

Comment 08 Jan 2017

For everything the new Browns regime has done wrong in the past 12 months, this hire is a solid decision. Nobody expected the defense that Ray Horton was given to dominate the league, but there was almost no discernible improvement from the unit with the exception of Shelton, Ogbah and Kirksey.

This hire mercifully puts and end to years of bad and miscast 3-4 defenses in Cleveland. I'm not against the 3-4. I'm of the belief that a good 3-4 is harder to play against than a good 4-3. On the flipside, however, I think a bad 3-4 is worse than a bad 4-3 because of how complex the system can be for its players to understand. This roster did not have the talent or experience to become a good 3-4, nor did it have the proper guidance from Horton.

Hopefully this will allow Ogbah, Carl Nassib, Kirksey and perhaps Myles Garrett to flourish. It should also afford the Browns good depth overall along the D line.
 

Comment 19 Dec 2016

Reading that stat about two OSU rookies vs. the Browns' entire rookie class is jacking up my blood pressure.

Cleveland could have picked any combination of:

1st round-Joey Bosa or Eze or Taylor Decker

2nd round-Noah Spence or Michael Thomas or Vonn Bell

in 2014 they could have had Shazier and Roby in the first round, or Khalil Mack and Roby.

I hate this organization

Comment 12 Dec 2016

Im still 100% behind Hue and think he deserves at least three years. But he hasn't been without his faults  among the issues with the staff he assembles:

-hiring ray horton has been a disaster. everybody looks clueless and out of position on defense. Horton is the embodiment of the Peter Principle; a fine DB coach who was promoted to the point of incompetence. 

-chris tabor may be the biggest dud on the whole staff. Phil Dawson and Josh Cribbs essentially made his career. This unit flat out refuses to take touchbacks and is horrendous in every dimension of special teams. 

-Im truly baffled at why Hue has brought Pep Hamilton to be "groomed" into a future head coach. Hue is still learning how to be a HC himself. Spend less time being a mentor and more time being a general. And Pep Hamilton was an atrocity with the Colts  

-Al Saunders, who had a notoriously complex and enormous playbook, is on the staff. That's the last person Id want helping a roster of young players try to get acclimated to the NFL game. 

Comment 12 Dec 2016

This x100. The browns players are such a timid, sorry bunch. Pryor is one of the only guys out there who plays and acts like he gives a damn. He plays with attitude that you dont normally see from players on a winless squad. When is the last time Cameron Erving bullied a defensive lineman? When is the last time any of their linebackers brought the ruckus?

Hue has much bigger fish to fry than this. 

And i was glad to seePryor get in RG3's face. RG3 has done nothing but mope the last few years and he was mopey after sunday's game. He didnt see open guys and threw junk passes left and right. Pryor cant make much of an impact when his qb is underthrowing him in triple coverage on a flee flicker

Comment 11 Dec 2016

Browns will trade down and take him. watch it happen

Comment 09 Dec 2016

Rest assured we will tolerate no guerillas in the WHAC or the swimming pools