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chromedomebuck

Raleigh, North Carolina

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris "Beanie" Wells
  • NFL TEAM: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL TEAM: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • NBA TEAM: Miami Heat
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Comment 30 Jun 2015

Lots of great choices...for me it's Teddy Ballgame and it's not even close.

Gamebreaker as a KR/PR. The importance of field position is always underestimated I think. He could flip it in one play in a matter of seconds. Not to mention, he was a damn good receiver too at OSU. Give me Tedd Ginn, Jr. all day in the Urban Meyer offense and definitely on special teams.

If he's even, he's leavin'.

Comment 10 Jun 2015

Hahaha....stroke of genius. I have been hit by a skulled iron shot in the ankle before and my dad has been hit in the face with a golf club but that's the first I've heard of such an unfortunate ricochet shot.

Comment 10 Jun 2015

YTB,

I'm also self-taught and grew up playing recreational courses, a par-3, and a couple of shoddy muni's in Tampa. My swing is pretty ugly - straight out of a golf horror movie - but somehow yields above-average results. It would make Hogan roll over in his grave. 

My old man played a lot in his 30's and 40's and claims he shot in the mid 80's during his peak. Around the time he stopped playing due to an iffy back, I picked it up the game. By the time my family moved to NC as I was about to start high school, I convinced Dad to pick the game up again. He is an average to below average golfer now but he and I enjoy the hell out of the game for 1 or 2 rounds every weekend. 

Anyhow, a few months back he is in the midst of another average round for him (mid 90's) and we get to the short par-3 14th. There's a foursome on the green and pin is tucked back left. They wave us up because we're a twosome. He hits his shot and it goes high into the sun - neither of us see it. One of the guys on the green sees it and throws his hands up in the air and yells. We get up there and my Dad has recorded his first ever ace, something which I have yet to accomplish. Pretty surreal moment and I hope I get to experience it sometime myself. But it was even more enjoyment to see the disbelief and excitement on my old man's face when it finally hit him that he had recorded a hole-in-one. That's what makes golf enjoyable to me - those little moments when we capture magic. 

I hope to see a subsequent post from you in the near future with a success story of the 70's or maybe something more magical - like the 60's.

Comment 10 Jun 2015

I play a fair amount and shoot anywhere from mid-80's to mid-90's. 77 is my best, which I've done twice and feel lucky to have done.

Reading this story, I can feel your pain. I think sometimes the internal pressure of saying "I need to make par-par for 76" or "double on 18 gets me in for a 79" is just too much for amateur golfers. Don't take that as a slight because it happens to me and any of us, really. But my 'recommendation' (though based on this story, I think you should be telling most of us how to play golf) is to not put that pressure on yourself. However you were feeling on the front 9, where you blistered that side in 4 under and pushed to 6 under after 10 - recapture it. You weren't going from hole to hole with the negative thoughts of what could happen but rather playing your game and letting the chips fall where they may. For amateur golfers, rather a single digit handicap or a guys who shoots >100, this is the mentality to have. Not trying to be too preachy or cliché but I truly believe this is the attitude you need to have when you play.

Even in my best rounds, I have never shot 4-under on one side or even for a stretch of holes in the middle of a round. That's phenomenal golf. Sometimes, if you feel like you can't play any better than you did it's best to just pick it up and feel like you conquered it for a day. In the end, the game always ends. Whenever I shoot close to even par on 9, I just say to myself, 'I should retire' haha.

Anyways, thanks for posting. It was entertaining. I hope you succeed in your pursuit for 70's the next time you tee it up!

Comment 29 May 2015

Born in 1990, but to this day, this is still one of my top 5 greatest movies of all time. And yes, I'm still afraid of the ocean solely because of this movie.

Agree with sentiment(s) on the board that a) it gets better with each viewing and b) Quint (Robert Shaw) stole the show in this movie.

I will be watching on June 1st - either on Blu-Ray or I'm sure AMC will have it that night!

Comment 27 May 2015

Agreed - that's how I read his comment, too. Either way, I will wait until June 7th before I get all excited but I think this is a good sign nonetheless.

Comment 27 May 2015

Obviously I'm not the proverbial.....hor...(the following photo is so much better than words)

Horses' Mouth

here, but I would venture that even if Birm knew that Mack (or any recruit for that matter) WAS indeed a silent commit that he would not ruin that young man's moment in the sun. This is a big decision for these kids and none of them want to have there moments spoiled by media or anybody else.

Birm is a professional and acts with class so even if he knows information like this, I would bet my bottom dollar he does not divulge it (but may offer subtle hints) out of respect to the recruits and their respective decisions.

Comment 21 May 2015

Thank you for posting this - RIP Brock.

Comment 20 May 2015

Haha the chicken v. egg theory...

I can get where you're coming from though for sure. If it's the latter, then I agree. Once they put the camera on you, you might as well do something.

The other issue I have is that the GA sees one of those guys and then believes that these guys are an accurate representation of all Buckeye fans.

Comment 20 May 2015

I read the thread title and thought, "What team wouldn't want this guy as their captain?"; Foligno not Ferrigno

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130630013527/disney/images/c/cb/Lou_Ferrigno.jpg



 

 
Comment 20 May 2015

I think the majority of fans, including myself, (even if they consider themselves 'diehards') don't appreciate seeing guys like "Big Nut" and "Buckeye Guy" ham it up in front of the camera every chance they get. It comes off desperate and douche-y. I know neither of these men personally, so I'm not going to project what I see on camera to their respective (outside gameday) lives but just more an observation of their behavior on Saturdays in the fall.

I've seen plenty of 'superfans' who let the costume do the talking but don't feel the need to dance around and look directly into the camera every time they know they're on TV.

In general, I think people dislike (the) attention-seeking (behavior of superfans).

Comment 15 May 2015

1. Dwyane Wade (NBA)

2. Keegan Bradley (PGA)

3. Joakim Noah (NBA)

4. Zach Johnson (PGA)

5a. Dez Bryant (NFL)

5b. Tony Romo (NFL)

Comment 15 May 2015

I can't upvote this enough. Every offseason when the Duke coaches are sitting at the round table discussing the next season, one of the assistants asks, "Who's playing the 5 this year?". Coach K just responds, "Somebody needs to go water the Plumlee tree."

Comment 07 May 2015

If it was Auburn or Ole Miss, we would just take all 52 and not blink an eye

Comment 07 May 2015

Donnie Corley? Donovan Peoples-Jones? One could hope!