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BuckGnome


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, everything else pales in comparison. That season and especially the way it ended was incredible. I had an awesome rush for two to three weeks after that game, and it was far and away the greatest sports-related moment of my life.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: umm ...... soccer, really???

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Apr 2014

Kirk Herbstreit thinks emphasis on "The" in the university's name is arrogant.  I think Kirk Herbstreit is a douche.

Comment 06 Apr 2014

All you like to do on your ELEVEN WARRIORS site is tell each other how wonderful yall are!

 

LOL that's pretty rich given the crapton of continuous sanctimonious drivel emanating from Penn St. blogs. 

Comment 06 Apr 2014

Freaking nuts, man.  Thought Wisky played well enough to win.   Harrison tho is no fluke.  Money in the clutch!

Comment 06 Apr 2014

LOL equivocating punching an opposing player vs. overseeing an environment that facilitated child rape.  Has it come to that, Penn St. fans???

Tremendous.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

This is just a symptom of a larger phenomenon.  For better or worse, more and more $$$ is being pumped into college football.  It is a growing multibillion dollar industry.  This is 2014, and sooner or later, the players are going to get theirs.  Be it this, the Ed O'bannon case, or something else, big changes are in store for the NCAA's model of 'amateurism.'

Comment 12 Mar 2014

Steelers fan.  Not sure why I gravitated toward the Steelers at a young age.  By the time I was old enough to get into football, the Steelers glory years of the 70's were long past.  No other NFL fans were in the household at the time to influence me one way or the other.  For whatever reason though, the Steelers became my team.  The 80's were not exactly a good decade for the franchise, yet this is when I became a fan and stuck with them.

Always preferred the college game, and with having a family with multiple Buckeye alums growing up, the Buckeyes have been in my blood.

 

Comment 11 Mar 2014

So, did DJ's spoiler end up being on target, or was it just gibberish on the interwebs?

 

 

Comment 27 Feb 2014

Bortles has the tools to be a franchise QB.  In a lot of ways, he's like a young Big Ben as far as his skill set.  Excellent size, surprisingly nimble, and his arm strength is more than sufficient.

Comment 27 Feb 2014

"weapons-grade cognitive dissonance"

Ramzy, in addition to your usual great insight, it's little gems like the above sprinkled into your articles that make them such a pleasure to read.  Well done, as usual.

Comment 23 Feb 2014

I always wondered the same thing.  When he was being recruited, I remember people saying he was going to be a more explosive version of Chris Gamble.

Still, I'm pretty okay with how everything turned out. :-)

Comment 22 Feb 2014

Jason and 11w Staff:  Thanks for all your continued work and dedication to the site and the wonderful 11W community..  Excellent job with the new tweaks already, and I can't wait how things progress as thing move forward.  The new touches improve the front page, and your "to do" list looks promising.

Thanks again!

Comment 21 Feb 2014

I see what your saying, but users have had enough time with the new site to form opinions, and critiques, beyond "OMG NEW STUFF ARGHH CHANGE SUCKS!!!!!"

My criticisms of the front page are my observations, nothing more, nothing less.  The front page is less informative in several ways.  Here's a couple things that stand out to me, in no particular order.

1.  Comments on front page articles:  The new site only telly you how many comments have been made on each article.  The old front page would tell you that, along with how many new comments have been made since the last time you clicked on said article without having to click on it again.   

2.  Buckshots: I liked the one sentence commentaries on the old Buckshots section.  It was also better w/o the pics.  To clarify, by 'better' I mean easier to process the entirety of the list and adsorb in less time than the current pic-happy 'Shots.  I have visited the site multiple times daily over the last couple weeks, so it's difficult for me to chalk this up to plain unfamiliarity.  My observation stands.

The bottom line is, for me at least, the new 11w front page is not as useful or efficient as the old one in conveying information to the reader.  Others have made valid points here as well.  Despite these things, 11W is still the best and it's not like I'm going to pout and say "Screw you guys(11w Staff), I'm getting a subscription to Bucknuts."

I'm confident the staff will continue to make tweaks and improve the new site as things evolve.  I'll be along for the ride.

Comment 20 Feb 2014

Here's a couple of my observations:

The good:  I love the new forums.  The main forum page makes it so much easier to see new topics along with keeping up with running conversations.  It's just much more efficient.

The bad:  The site's front page is just plain cluttered.  Not everything needs pics associated with it.  For example:  Buckshots.  I liked it MUCH better when Buckshots was just a plain list on the right of the page.  I could take one glance and process the whole list.  I also liked the one sentence commentaries that used to be under the previous Buckshot topics.  The old front page was just cleaner and much more efficient to look at and absorb.  The new one looks like it came straight out of Windows 8 hell.

Minor notes:  The auto spell check on the new site is still broken for Firefox users.

Comment 19 Feb 2014

PLEASE DO NOT SHARE!

Love the show and can't wait to compare the actual ending with predictions/possible spoilers once the show has concluded