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cplunk


Washington, DC (via Cincinnati, OH)

Member since 23 November 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 85 Yards, Holy Buckeye, Miracle on Ice
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel, Evan Spencer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Freddie Banks (seriously. And no, I can't explain it)
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Washington Capitals
  • NBA TEAM: Washington Wizards
  • MLB TEAM: Washington Nationals
  • SOCCER TEAM: Tottenham

Recent Activity

Comment 19 hours ago

It's a team game and he's the ultimate teammate.

Evan Spencer is the reason we beat Bama. The throw, the block, and the onside kick recovery were three vital moments and in everyone of them the kid came up a superstar. He may or may not make it in the NFL, but I don't think there is another receiver in college that could make all three of those plays. All they do is catch. Evan does everything. 

Comment 01 May 2015

Football is a team sport. 

On any play, one guy not doing his job means the play fails.

That's what makes the NFL GM's job so tough. They have to judge what these guys would have done in functioning offense if they played with the same skill and ability, then they ALSO have to judge the potential development of the guy once they reach the NFL.

Washington having so many guys drafted tells you one of three things:

1) A lot of the rest of the guys on the team made a lot of mistakes or had little talent

2) The coaching scheme did not take advantage of the talent

3) The scheme required the talented players to play a certain way, and the different way they will play in the NFL better fits the specific skillset of a specific player

I'm never sure why people expect the NFL draft to be littered with guys from the top teams only. Take a look at the all-pro rosters sometime. Lots of guys from "bad" college teams and small schools.

Comment 27 Apr 2015

For the record, I absolutely "saw" Va Tech winning that game last year before it happened. We had a new defensive scheme that had, the previous week, had to play against Navy's offense. This meant our new scheme had little real experience. We had an all new offensive line and a brand new QB. Va Tech has always had good defensive schemes (not always execution) and good special teams. That game had upset potential written all over it.

This year I'd be shocked if Va Tech won. I don't see their defense stopping the now more-versatile offense, with its experienced line, from putting up points. I think our defense is also much improved, but I do think Va Tech can score this season. 

It being the first game, I expect it takes awhile to click and then ends late. I expect us to win but- despite my fondest desires- I don't think by a lot. I think there will be a scary moment or two where things don't look good.

That said, hopefully I am wrong and we Wisconsin their ass. 

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Just a personal pet peeve- not saying it is right, but I get irritated by the idea of bulletin board material.

If you are a player and the thought process basically boils down to "well I was going to play pretty well in this game, but now that he said that I am really going to turn it on", the why would I want you on my team? I want the player that prepares for every game, is fully engaged in being the best he can be, and gives all his effort every play, every game.

The guy who gets motivated by comments from the other team? No, thanks.

Comment 26 Apr 2015

You are in for a lifetime of frustration, sir.

One of the downsides to the popularity of football is that it means the fan base contains many, many people with only a superficial understanding of the game. I'd say that group of fans is about 90 percent of the fan base. 

It is what it is. Let them enjoy the game at their level and enjoy it at yours. It will be much easier for you to learn to tune them out than to keep fighting the same fight over and over. Control what you can control, which is you.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

One of my employees went to Va Tech. He tells me all the time that it is going to be just like last year. I tell him there's a reckoning coming.

Their spring game is today and he is going.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Haha, I love that big goof but no. There is like a 3,000 player tie for first for my favorite Buckeye ever.

I usually answer Krenzel because he appeals to my desire to see less athletic guys succeed, but that's just my short answer.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

If I were a coach who felt I mostly won based on the talent I recruited rather than the development of that talent, I would say similar things.

Just an observation. Not saying that does or does not apply to either coach. Trey Depriest sure did look fat and slow, though. 

Comment 21 Apr 2015

A friend of mine watched this on a redeye flight from DC to Prague. She woke me up- went to all the trouble to wake me up- to tell me that it sucked real bad and never to watch it.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

If you have 8, numbers 6, 7, and 8 will be from one of two groups:

1) Teams that just lost their conference game to other teams already in the playoff

2) Teams that didn't even make the conference championship game

Why would either of these groups belong? If you didn't even win your division, you don't belong. If you won your division and then lost in the conference championship, isn't that your first playoff game effectively? Why should you get another shot? 

***EDIT*** It is also possible, I guess, that teams 6,7, and 8 could be from non-power conferences. That is arguably justified. Not for me, but I can see the point.****

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Glad you said it.

The JT, Cardale, and Brax that exist today are not the ones that were on that roster. 

If healthy, I think JT beats out Cardale and Brax. That's opinion, obviously. I can see Cardale taking it too. I love Brax and he's a killer explosive athlete, but he isn't the best QB on the roster right now.

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Amen, 

As I've gotten older, I've learned one simple rule: never, ever mix. Pick your poison, stick with it.

If something else looks interesting, note it down, that can be tomorrow night's poison. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Never mind drinking, try having the room spin from food poisoning.

One time I had a diet coke and chips & salsa at a Chi-Chi's. Woke up at 2am and the room was spinning one direction, the bed another, the earth a third direction, and the galaxy somehow cross lateral-wise or some shit.

Had my roommate drive me to the hospital...where I ran into my date, getting her stomach pump. F Chi-Chi's 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

I live in an area with a lot of Penn State fans, sometimes watch their games (like to watch all the B1G), and once in awhile visit Black Shoe Diaries (their low rent version of a team blog).

Everytime I see anyone, anywhere from Penn State, they are butthurt. Butthurt about Paterno not being seen as the greatest coach or his victories, butthurt about "non-holding calls" allowing Ohio State to win, butthurt about perceived B1G referee bias against them, butthurt about not being perceived as a real rival to Ohio State, butthurt about BTN focusing on, you know, its National Championship Representative. Just butthurt.

That has got to be the most whiny, butthurt fanbase in college football.

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Cardale is such an f'ing goof, JT is a sleepy-eyed assassin, and Brax is a shy guy who is somehow Mr. Electric. 

Man do I love these guys. 

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Mostly I want these guys to work on cardio today. I don't want to see them out of breath when they go for that 15th TD against Va Tech.