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CarolinaBuck


Charlotte, NC (via Columbus Walnut Ridge HS)

Member since 20 May 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC against Miami
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: "Pistol" Pete Maravich
  • NFL TEAM: The Browns..I've been with them for over 40 years.
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ...My home team
  • NBA TEAM: Celtics up thru Larry Bird
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians since George Hendrick days

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Jun 2017

How about Mike Hargrove. Mike Jackson in the 8th mowed the Marlins down 1-2-3. We go to the bottom of the 9ith and he pulls him to put Mesa, who had been struggling to close out games recently and we know what happened. After the game, Hargrove went to the MLB managers  favorite excuse by using the "book" as the reason he did it.

Comment 10 Jun 2017

I would add a couple more gaffs. Gene Smith is our version of Dave Brandon. He will sell anything if it makes a couple of bucks. First, when the B1G was aligned in the "Legends and Leaders" format, he was perfectly fine with moving the Michigan game to mid-season to avoid a potential back to back game at the end. There would have gone 75 years of tradition and history right down the drain. Second, his decision to allow Nike to have say in what uniforms we would wear. No other "King" in college football comes close to changing looks more than we do. Under Smith, we've basically lowered ourselves to a Louisville or Cincinnati level. I have no idea what wearing matte black helmets for last years Michigan accomplished. If our traditional uniforms aren't good enough for our biggest games, then get rid of them.

Comment 15 Dec 2016

Funny Craig Sager story about Ted Turner and Jane Fonda

Comment 27 Nov 2016

I'm a complete cynic when it comes to the motives behind the alternatives. It's just bullshit to say were honoring someone when it's clear all we're doing is honoring the terms of our Nike contract. This was one of the classic games against Michigan and it's a shame from this point forward, when we look at replays of the game, we're not going to see our team in our iconic helmets, but in these matte black helmets that offer no connection to the fans or the game.

Comment 20 Nov 2016

How many players declare depends almost solely on their NFL evaluations. If its high, they're gone.

Comment 10 Nov 2016

Venezuela is as corrupt of a country as there is. Despite massive wealth from petroleum, most of its population lives in violent, squaller conditions. The wealthiest women in Venezuela is Hugo Chavez's daughter. Did she attain that wealth from inventing some product that everyone wants or did she embezzle money from the people? My guess is the later.

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Here in Charlotte, some guy asked me about the game. I told him to take Nebraska and the points because of the way the Buckeyes were playing. I think I'll avoid him for a while.

Comment 06 Nov 2016

I think Joe Burrow would do himself a favor and transfer to a school with a pro set offense. I thought JT Barrett was very Bausermanesque on throws over 30 yards yesterday, but I see no way Burrow plays this year or next, if JT returns.

Comment 02 Nov 2016

They hammered Kluber that inning. Right at our guys for the first two outs and a great throw for the third

Comment 02 Nov 2016

I can't tell you how honored I am you're allowing me to have my own opinion. Thank You. As far as the rest of your response, everything I said is factually correct. Smith did surrender without a fight our place in separate divisions away from Michigan with full support from Gordon Gee. We know this because he said he agreed with the concept when it was first brought up.  Second, Smith did agree to move the game. We know this because Gary Danielson said on the YES Network during the Mike Francesa, radio program, he spoke directly with B1G officials and the only reason the game wasn't moved when the divisions were announced is because they feared the blowback from both teams fanbases. They would probably use the moving to nine B1G conference games as justification saying they "couldn't work out a schedule" to accommodate the game during the last week of the season. The third and fourth points, it appears you and I are at odds as to the power of Gene Smith. I look at him as the director of maybe the most powerful athletic department in the country. You apparently don't—fair enough. But those type of people in my eyes, don't get pushed around and run over. He agreed to a contract that let Nike do what it did. I don't blame Nike, I blame Gene Smith. As far as being in charge of turning Ohio Stadium into the equivalent of a NASCAR automobile, once again, I doubt this was done without his knowledge. 

Comment 02 Nov 2016

We all played little league growing up and didn't we all dream about pitching in Game 7 in the World Series? I think Kluber's adrenaline and skill will pull us through and we'll be celebrating a world championship around 11 o'clock tonight.

#screwthecubs

Comment 02 Nov 2016

 For starters, agreeing to put Ohio State and Michigan in separate divisions so the greatest game in college football was rendered inconsequential. Second, if the realigning of the divisions hadn't occurred when Rutgers and Maryland were added, the Ohio State/Michigan game was going to be moved to October to avoid potentially back to back games later in the season. Third, don't forget allowing Nike to dress us up like rodeo clowns with uniforms so ugly, only the throw back Steeler uniforms could compare. Fourth, is there anything not named after someone who had nothing to do with athletics in Ohio Stadium anymore?