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buckguy10


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jared Sullinger
  • NFL TEAM: Minnesota Vikings
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Seattle Mariners

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Comment 02 Apr 2014

I'm not saying I wasn't disappointed by the trade deadline moves but it followed in line with Jarmo and Davidson's philosophy of building for the future without sacrificing the present. The Gaborik trade was not a salary dump, although that's the way it may appear from the outside. The Blue Jackets actually retained 50% of his remaining salary meaning they are paying the Kings to have him on their roster rather than the CBJ roster. The Gaborik trade was about acquiring additional assets to use for the future as we were not going to resign him for a multitude of reasons and would have been left with nothing at the end of the season. 

As we have gotten healthy, available forward spots have become limited, as you mentioned in your post about Umby and Atkinson being benched in recent weeks. If Gaborik had still been here, that would have meant an additional "benching" at the forward spot on top of the ones we are already seeing. If anything requires second guessing, I would say it's their failure to hold leads late in the third period, not the moves that were made at the trade deadline.

Comment 17 Mar 2014

I would recommend the NHL ticket exchange if you don't want to chance scalping tickets. I found upper bowl tickets for $34. The game will almost surely be a sell out as Friday night games versus top teams (Original 6) do very well. Especially with the playoff race heating up. I think the only tickets they sell cheaply on game day are student rush tickets which require a valid student ID. Don't know if this applies to you but if so, upper bowl tickets are $15-20 I believe.

As far as parking goes, free parking is available on Neil Ave just north of 670. The walk isn't too bad (10 minutes tops) and will save you $10 (price for most surface lots near the arena)

Comment 12 Mar 2014

Vikings! When I first got into pro football, they had Cris Carter, Robert Smith, and Korey Stringer, all players from my favorite college team. Thus Vikings!

Comment 10 Mar 2014

Milestone 229 is solid. They have a great brunch menu. I think they are owned by the same people that run Columbus Brewing Company (the restaurant not the brewery) so if you are familiar with CBC, the food/prices are very similar.

Comment 01 Mar 2014

Can someone please translate for me? Not too well versed in twitter lingo.

Comment 28 Feb 2014

Penn State is a national powerhouse. They might have gone through a few dark years in the late 1990s and early 2000s but anytime a competent coach arrives at a national powerhouse, they are going to be able to draw top recruits. Something similar happened at Alabama. They went through a lull and had zero BCS success prior to Nick Saban arriving and now they are the envy of every college football program.

Comment 27 Feb 2014

Did the mock draft change? I don't see roby on any of the 4

Comment 21 Feb 2014

I believe Jason said elsewhere in this thread that the number of new comments on articles and buckshots is coming with the next update which I am happy about as you mentioned how difficult it is to see where the conversations are flowing. 

Comment 14 Feb 2014

I'm sorry but saying KU doesn't have a huge history of big men is absurd. I disagree with him that OSU doesn't as Thad has put 4-5 big men in the league but KU might have the BEST history of big men. Starting with Wilt back in the 60s and going through today with Withey, Thomas Robinson, the Morris twins, Cole Aldrich, Darrell Arthur, Nick Collison, Drew Gooden just off the top of my head. Plus Self has turned Embiid into the #1 prospect for the NBA draft.

Comment 14 Feb 2014

You are also assuming OSU returns to the B1G 10 title game which is definitely not a given.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Wow what a joke of a franchise. Can't seem to do anything right. Why let these guys fire a coach, then fire them a month later?

Comment 07 Feb 2014

I had the same issue on Google Chrome. Refreshing fixed it though. Also in the comments, the font changes every once in a while. Some of the comments will be the same font then it will get larger and darker for later comments. Again, once I refreshed, the issue went away. 

Comment 07 Feb 2014

I like how he states Consensus Top 5 class. Dig at ESPN for rating it so much lower than the rest of the recruiting sites?