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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Krenzels 1st victory against Michigan, National Championship 2002, or ET's "The Shot" vs Michigan
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Evan Turner

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Dec 2014

A bound book of Ramzy's recipes/situationals would make a great Christmas gift for a lot of people...looking at you dry goods.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Wait wait wait. So his gf got mad at him, threatened to not leave after he asked her to, started hitting him, so he pinned her against a wall and took her phone? J.T.'s parents have a military background, and clearly raised him right. We've all seen his stand-up demeanor. I agree no one should jump to conclusions, but I cannot believe this could be anything but an issue of a good guy not knowing what to do in an insane situation.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Well now don't I feel silly...

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Those are two pretty different circumstances. Spence failed two drug tests, and, if this rumor is true,  he would have seemingly done everything correctly, including a possible appeals process. He would return to a D line that doesn't have a lot of depth and would add an immediate impact if he is actually in football shape and if this rumor is true (which no one is reporting on). Miller went down with a season ending injury, and his backup proved to be a Heisman contending quarterback. Miller didn't do anything wrong, Barrett just did everything right. It'd be a different situation if Spence was coming back to a line that wasn't waning in depth.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Just wanted to gauge what you all thought about this comment:

 Next year? "Braxton's our quarterback. He's a Big Ten Player of the Year."

Who would you all rather have next year if J.T. continues to progress and add more 300+ yard passing games?

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Does anyone know what bars are broadcasting the game? 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I don't know how I missed this article, but this is easily one of my favorite I've ever read. Well done Ramzy as always. I've got a wedding during the vtech game. The bride said she'd take the TV away if too many people are watching...

Comment 11 Jul 2014

DJ, I don't think it's said enough, but your humor rarely fails to make me laugh in the morning.

Comment 29 Apr 2014

Right, and that is fantastic that these guys aren't having to pay off loans for the next 30 years, but I think there's been a major shift from "I get to go to _____ university and get my degree for free by playing football/basketball." to "What's the easiest major because I'm dedicating all my time to football/basketball?" Wasn't there a case a year or so back about a recruit not going to scUM because they told him he couldn't major in engineering and play sports?

Comment 29 Apr 2014

Maybe I don't understand this but if the players would be able to paid for their likeness wouldn't it follow suit that it wouldn't be illegal to get paid for autographs, boosters, cars as well as other benefits? I've always been of the mindset if you just open up the market, then everything should correct itself, especially if that "Bagman" article is true and the SEC is already in deep with this kind of stuff. Big schools are always going to draw more attention the MAC and Sunbelt schools in my opinion regardless of who has the big boosters. As long as scholarships are kept capped then I've always felt that it should sort itself out.

Something that has bothered me for a long time is the free education argument -- to me it gets less and less valid every year. I don't know how many people have graduated in the passed 2-7 years but unless you're graduating in math, business, engineering, MIS, or IT you're on a level playing field with people who have worked the 4 years you were in college. It seems to be much more cost effective to go straight to a trade school and get a degree as an imaging therapist or get an accelerated nursing degree. I can't imagine that this criminology major that most of these athletes take on is a field that is in desperate need of hundreds of college graduates from various institutions. I can't blame student athletes either, as it seems they have a full time job with football and basketball, and then to take on one of those elite majors would leave very little time to relax at all and actually enjoy the college experience -- obviously Aaron Craft is the exception. I hope this doesn't come off as a disgruntled post grad, but I'm tired of institutions acting holier-than-thou because they're giving away a free pass to shit job market.