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Washington, DC (via Cincinnati, OH)

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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 16 Jun 2015

My nephew too, but he doesn't quite get the concept. I get questions like, " would you rather eat chocolate chip cookies or mud with blood in it?"

Comment 16 Jun 2015

I think Auburn wins the SEC and Clemson or Georgia Tech win the ACC, so I don't think I can answer this poll. 

If the question is which conference gets left out- if all champs were undefeated, for example- I would say it is going to be team specific.

I think us and the SEC winner are the only teams that can lose a game and probably make the playoffs, but again that is going to be really team specific.

Comment 05 Jun 2015

Yup. Just a brief reminder: No Fickell means no Darren Lee. Think about that defense without him.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Warriors in 5. 

The East is garbage. The Warriors had the best offense in the league and the most efficient defense, and that was in the West.

If the Cavs win it will be on the back of an all-timer of a series by LeBron. Could happen. Smart money is on the Warriors though.

Comment 04 Jun 2015

1. Alabama

2. Wisconsin

3. Oregon

4. Penn State

5. Tie with all of the rest except for Va Tech 

Comment 04 Jun 2015

Florida fans thinking they have a historically successful program always cracks me up. Just FYI:

Including Urban's wins there, Florida has 691 wins, just behind Washington, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse

If Urban's record is at Florida is modified to be an average of .500, Florida would have 666 wins (perfect), just ahead of Army and Wisconsin and behind North Carolina and Miami (OH).

Florida fans like to act like they are a perennial top ten power that Urbs destroyed, but the truth is their history is a great Urban era, a great Steve Spurrier era, and a century of moderate suck. They've been playing football since 1906. Urbs went 65-15 and won two titles, Spurrier went 122-27-1 and won one title. Between them they won 7 SEC conference titles in their 18 years there. The other 91 years? Zero national titles and only one SEC title.

Go home, Florida fans, you're drunk. 

Comment 03 Jun 2015

Not quite right when you say the SEC wasn't in the first seven years of the BCS. Tennessee won it in 1998, the first year of the BCS. 

Comment 23 May 2015

When I first moved out here I couldn't believe how big LAX is in the area.

Not really a LAX fan but I'll probably still watch a bit this weekend between grilling and beers. Mostly my LAX viewing is limited to just before the Buckeye spring game.

Comment 23 May 2015

I'm in the NOVA area and I think it was interesting how my Terp friends changed over the past season.

When the year started they were evenly divided between "we are going to get killed" and "we are going to shock that weak conference". Now what I hear is much more realistic. Typically it boils down to 1) We've always had good skill players and they're good enough, 2) Our lines are just too small for the conference, and 3) If we can just put a fence around the DC area and stop Penn State taking all the good linemen then we can compete.

I think those are all good points. Now in BBall, different story- the recent #1 in the country projections have some of them ecstatic.

Comment 23 May 2015

Not trying to start the argument again, but LeBron could win the next four titles in a row and I'd still have him behind Jordan.

He is very, very clearly in the discussion though. For my top five I have to exclude guys l never saw play. That gives me Jordan, LeBron, Magic, Bird, and then a jumble of possible number 5's of which Kobe and Duncan probably tie for the nod. But there are lots of guys I could see in that spot.

No offense meant to LeBron. There definitely has never been another player as versatile on the court as him.

Comment 23 May 2015

You're probably right.

The only way I could see a Group of Five having a shot is with an out of conference schedule that includes something silly like three or four power conference teams, at least two of which are rated top 15 in the country and all of which have a winning record. Good luck trying to schedule that years in advance as an A.D.

Comment 23 May 2015

There's a four star WR in Houston deciding next weekend who is crystal-balled 50% to Houston, so he's going for offense too.

I think he is taking a page out of Urban's book and starting with a deep D-line.

Comment 23 May 2015

Tom's kids appear to be excited too


Comment 23 May 2015

I think I'm more excited about Houston's recruiting and season than I've ever been for a non-Buckeye football team. Go Tom! 

Comment 22 May 2015

I want him to succeed in the NFL so badly. That NFL suspension was absolutely ridiculous. He was suspended longer for violating an arguably silly NCAA rule than Ray Rice was originally suspended for punching his wife in the face.

Go TP, go. I want to see him get that ring.

Comment 22 May 2015

Don't know, but they did use to be in a legit power conference. Pre-Big Twelve days, Houston was in the Southwest Conference with Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Arkansas, and Baylor.

They had Andre Ware win the Heisman in 1989 and David Klinger come in third in Heisman voting not longer after. At one point in 1990 they were #3 in the country. They've been coached previously by Art Briles and Kevin Sumlin.

Nowadays they are a minor nothing conference and nobody hears about them, but there was a time that Houston was one of those decent power conference teams that every now and then would flirt with the national stage and every now and then would completely suck. They were kind of the Iowa of the Southwest Conference, but with Heisman candidates.