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Member since 06 January 2011 | Blog


  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin, Troy Smith, Tedd Ginn Jr.
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NHL TEAM: Dallas Stars
  • MLB TEAM: Texas Rangers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Apr 2017

saw that someone said "One day we'll look back on ESPN like we do MTV.  Remember when they showed music videos?  Remember when ESPN showed sports?"

Comment 23 Mar 2017

Why is it a bad question?   And why does Saban have to go off on him even if it was a bad question?

Urban would never treat anybody that way and neither would Tress -- because they are decent human beings and they have CLASS.

Saban is a miserable jerk who treats everyone around like dirt and does not appear to even be satisfied or happy when his minions win him a NC.  This is just more ridiculous behavior on his part.

If you google up the full quote he says a lot of stuff about why they lost the NC game to Clemson and that they don't need to go to a ball control offense they just needed to execute.  I think that was the real reason he went off - he's still ticked off he lost a NC.

Comment 19 Mar 2017

It's pretty hard to watch a team get coached up and perform better as the season goes along into the tourney that is from ANN ARBOR when we can't seem to manage that very thing ...  And beating Lville is a legit win, any way you slice it.  

It's a very reluctant hat tip to them and a lot of gnashing of teeth and thinking about what we ought to be doing.  Yuck.

Comment 09 Mar 2017

I'd only be for it if big changes were made.  The guys who played like they didn't care - they don't even travel.  Let's see five new guys and maybe if the ones who are left no its open season on starting spots they might come out with some fight.  Now that would be interesting!  But watch more of the same ol' same ol'?  Nah.  I'm good (and sick).

Comment 06 Jan 2017

Lots of great ROW puns and jokes here ... but wondering if that stays at WM (it's on their jerseys and helmets!) or is that a Fleck thing that he brings to Minny?

Comment 02 Dec 2016

Mike & Mike are entertaining.  Period.  They never said they were geniuses, or they had brilliant analysis.  They're just two funny guys talking sports - kinda like a lot of us here.  BTW, if you missed the episodes where Golic demolished the donut challenge you missed some really good stuff.  Don't even get me started on him losing a bet and having to eat burgers with ghost peppers on them!  They're entertainers and I find them to be very entertaining.

As for their opinion that Bama would beat us badly ... I happen to share it.  Does anyone honestly look at our DOA offense and think we're moving the ball on Bama's D?  I told my TTUN friend I wasn't worried about them because the best part of their D is the pass and we can't pass so it wouldn't matter...  It's gonna matter against Bama, folks.

Can we beat Bama?  Of course we can.  Will we beat Bama?  Um, well ... I sure hope so!  But I'm not going ESPN Conspiracy Theory over M & M saying we won't be favored.

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Yuck.  I think he was getting about the most out of IU that could be gotten.  He made them better but it's a hoops school and always will be.  That hurts the conference but if he did bad things, esp w/concussions, then it's on him and being flat stupid.

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Realizing this may start a complete fire but I would be interested in GTH's and other informed, reasonable takes on our chances against Bama.  I've seen the Fightin' Sabans several times this year (TV) and their defense is STOUT.  We really struggled offensively Saturday against the Stink Badgers.  I'm wondering what happens if we end up with Bama ... wow.  That defense is very very good.  Their O may not be great (maybe the final is 3-0) but that QB is legit.  So ... hard to argue with the money boys in Vegas saying it's a TD but it looks to me like they may be much better than that.  Thoughts?  It's not can we beat Bama (of course we can and 2014 showed that) but what's the likelihood of beating Bama and what's the way to get that done?

Comment 14 Nov 2016

I'm thinking he's driving a lot of GMs absolutely crazy ... and making Cowboy fans like me deliriously happy!

Comment 07 Nov 2016

I don't get the hate/fire for Helfrich.  He had his team in the NC game in 2014.  Maybe with someone else's players but everyone thought he was the boy genius back then.  What happened that now he's persona non grata?  And I admit I have little knowledge of this because (1) Oregon's unis make my eyes bleed and (2) they play on the West Coast long after I've gone to bed.

Comment 05 Nov 2016

Everyone who is surprised at the aTm loss raise your hands please.

<looks around - no hands up>

that's what I thought.  miserably over-rated.  and the SEC is just awful right now.

Comment 20 Oct 2016

Mark me down as a hater who was thrilled when the Enemy became our Head Coach.  I've seen a NC game with him over there and I've seen a NC game with him on OUR sideline.  Sure did like it better with him on our sideline!

We can compare him and Tressel (and Woody too) forever but in the end nobody can doubt what Urban has done (at 2 schools now) and what a winner he is and that he has (apparently) become a really fine person and good guy and family man. 

Maybe what we ought to do is realize we've literally had SOME OF THE BEST COACHES OF ALL TIME.  Most schools are lucky to have ONE Woody or Tress or Urban.  We've had all THREE.  Wow.

Comment 18 Oct 2016

Hailing from Big D here ... was less than impressed that Jays fans littered the field in protest of a correct replay review, and managed to hold up the game so long we had to switch pitchers because Hamels got cold.  Then Bautista does his bat flip and the Rangers lost.  To say there is some serious Toronto hate going on down here is an under-statement.

But to answer the OP's question a buddy of mine is a Royals fan.  When they played the clip of Odor knocking Bautista's block off between innings of the Royals game the announcer said "28 other teams are standing and applauding."  So that would tell you it isn't just the Tribe's fans who are unhappy.  BTW, this Ranger fans says "Go Cleveland!"

Comment 17 Aug 2016

I have no good thing to say about the media but I think the 2015 Sugar Bowl just eclipses everything, followed up by a very nice evening in Dallas Texas with the Oregon Ducks.  The monkey is off our back.  

And, the media has a super short attention span.  They can't think back that far.  You watch - if we don't win another soon they'll start with the B1G isn't as good as the SEC thing again.

Comment 10 Aug 2016

When they add Catan to the Olympics (hey, ping pong is in!) I'll be bringing Gold home to the good ol' USA.  Nobody trades wheat for ore like I do.

Also think I've a great shot in the Latte Making competition.  I make great great espresso.

Maybe they can combine these into the Geek Decathalon and include a few other sports I'm great at like frisbee golf and Doctor Who trivia...


Comment 01 Jun 2016

it was a long day yesterday.  I found myself agreeing with Hairball. Saban talking about minor NCAA rules as if he cares for any NCAA rules is simply incredible and then Bert AND Saban made sense when they said kids who don't get drafted into the NFL ought to be able to go back to school (like they can in college hoops).  Three idiots all said something semi-sane in the same day.  I may just turn on CSPAN and see what is going on in Washington!

Comment 26 May 2016

can there be a longer than lifetime ban?  what in the world?!  we can joke back and forth with the SEC guys about recruiting violations and cash to players.  this doesn't hold a candle to that!  we're talking about sick sick stuff that IS AGAINST THE LAW.  someone's sister, someone's daughter ... sexually assaulted.  and these guys not only didn't stop it they covered it up and in one case, the Pepper report, says they retailiated against a woman who reported.  

this is Penn State time here.  this University needs to take a break from athletics until they can figure out some priorities.  and Art Briles must never coach again.  ever.