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from NE Ohio

Member since 12 February 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship Game... nuff said
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Bo Jackson... I know he's not a Buckeye, but Bo Jackson... Favorite Buckeye is Chris Speilmen
  • NFL TEAM: Broncos/Packers/Raiders
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: This is still a sport in America?

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Oct 2016

This was meant as sarcasm, but I actually believe that it's correct. If OSU loses to *ichigan they would still have 3 wins over teams that will likely still be in the top 15 by the end of the season: 2 loss Wisc - on the road, 2 loss Neb, and (hopefully) 2 loss Big 12 champ Oklahoma - also on the road. Having that resume should be more than enough to beat out said Oklahoma team for a spot, even though they would be a conference champ. If a team like Washington or Clemson drops a game, the conversation would get really interesting. I like our resume better than clemson's, who would only have one such win (assuming their loss would be to FSU), or washington's, who has no major resume building win to speak of. 

This argument doesn't work so well for Michigan as their only top 15 win at the end of the season would be against Wisc at home.

Either way, I think this argument holds more weight if we are talking about one of these two teams losing to Wisc in the title game. If you can add a top 10 win against Mich to the above resume, to have 4 top 15 wins overall - two against conference champs (okla and wisc) - we would be really hard to keep out even if we lose the title game. There isn't a resume in the country that could compare to that.

Comment 24 Aug 2016

Its alright, they made some other quality moves. Maybe they can just pretend this guy was their second round pick...

Comment 15 Jul 2016

I've said it before, but for my money, I'd rather have 2014 Darron Lee at LB than Shazier. Watching Shazier, I always thought he made up for a lot of mistakes simply because he was a freak. He made a ton of tackles, but I often thought he took poor angles and didn't always do a good job at getting down hill to attack ball carriers. Instead, I thought he used his incredible athletic ability to run around blocks he should have shot underneath and made a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage rather than in the backfield. I saw Lee as a much more instinctual linebacker.

Comment 24 Jun 2016

Absolutely, he had over 30 points in the first half against them. It was an insane performance. But Sparty put their best defender on him, locked in, and held him to something like two buckets over the last 25 min of the game.

Comment 24 Jun 2016

Quick question regarding salary cap rules and how they apply to free agency. I know that teams can go over the cap to sign their own free agents, so my question is this: Right now, with the players currently signed through 2017, the Cavs are sitting at roughly $101 mil for their payroll. However, Lebron is going to decline his player option for next season which will drop the payroll (however temporarily) down to around $77 mil, or roughly $17 mil below the projected salary cap for next season. When LeBron declines his option for next year, does he still have a cap hold on the team, or can the cavs use that $17 mil to sign another star and then go over the cap for LeBron and JR?

I know it doesn't relate to the topic of the thread, but I didn't want to start a new one if it wasn't necessary. 

Comment 24 Jun 2016

I like Delly, but his time in Cleveland is over. Point guards are a desired position and Delly would be a clear upgrade for a team over a guy like MCW, Jeremy Lin, or Isaiah Cannon. Someone will pay Delly starter money this off season and the cavs can't afford to give that to a guy who fell out of favor in the playoffs, logging 0 minutes in the last two games.

Hopefully Felder he turns out to be this years Isaiah Thomas. Doesn't matter how tall you are if you can get to the rack.

Comment 23 Jun 2016

Under that line of thinking, wouldn't it make more sense to pick the Cavs? If you never had a doubt that the Buckeyes would win, doesn't that, by its definition, make it less impressive? Beating three teams you believe we not only can but should beat, is easier than beating a team three times in a row that you aren't sure we can beat even once. Especially seeing as how two of the games were legitimate road games rather than neutral sight meetings.

This being said, my pick is also the Buckeyes, but for the exact opposite reason. While I thought we had a chance in each game, I had gone through the entire season thinking "next year" would be the one to win it all, and it wasn't until we thumped Bama that I truly believed we would hoist the National Championship Trophy. Meanwhile, as soon as the cavs won game 3 I knew they had a chance. In a game where only 5 men can play at a time, I never bet against the team that has the best individual player, and that will always be the cavs until LeBron breaks down or retires.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

I apologize for the misunderstanding then. I wasn't trying to "trick" anyone. I've seen the "well, actually..." moniker used here all the time by both the writers of the site and us plebeians who just read their stuff, so I thought it was a clever way to phrase the question, but then again no one has ever confused me for being a word-smith so maybe I didn't use it the right way. Finally, with all the talk about the cavs recently I thought it would be obvious that the decision I was bringing up was The Decision, but apparently I was wrong. I will make an effort to be more descriptive in the future.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

As a side note, and not wanting to make an alternate thread, does anyone know if tomorrow's parade will be live streamed anywhere? I would love to watch it, but I'll be at work and not anywhere close to a TV.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

I think winning a championship here will go a long way to removing the stigma that Cleveland sports has. I think that was a huge problem the first time Lebron was here. Even though LeBron was the best player in the league, none of the other big fish honestly believed he would ever win anything here. Now that stigma has changed, I do think it will be easier to lure other players to Cleveland. I would not at all be shocked if eventually, maybe not this off season, but eventually, Wade came here for a year or two at the end of his career to reunite with Lebron in search of another ring.

Comment 14 Jun 2016
I can't think of a deal that hurts the cavs more in the long run than trading love for an aging POS like Melo... he's incapable of playing as part of a team and he's only going to get worse over the next few years. Dude is well past his NBA prime while love is just entering it.
Comment 14 Jun 2016
Not an excuse, love played a bad game. But the switch for not having green was starting iggy, which meant Harrison Barnes was guarding love. Love should have had a field day in the paint against that, yet he got a grand total of 2 touches in the paint. Maybe he needed to be more assertive, maybe he was mismanaged by the coaching staff, or maybe lebron and kyrie were having a field day driving to the hoop and they told him to stay the hell out of the paint. All of those things seem plausible. For the second straight game, JR took 2 or less shots in the second half. Does this mean the cavs no longer trust him?
Comment 14 Jun 2016
This is the one move that I actually like, and seems boarding plausible. Sign and trade DeRozan for love. I don't necessarily like the idea of trading love, but this is a guy I would do it for, and Toronto may actually go for it. Love will cost them less and they are in desperate need of a power forward. With this move, LeBron can move to the 4 where he belongs and the cavs get there own version of golden states "death lineup" with kyrie, JR, DeRozan, LeBron, and Thompson.
Comment 14 Jun 2016
People don't seem to understand that golden state is a match up nightmare for kevin love. Green is a great defender and is more athletic, so he has the ability to exploit and make life miserable for love. They create the same problem for channing Frye, which is why we've seen approximately 4 minutes of him this series... yet no one is lamenting the trade that brought him to the cavs or saying we need to upgrade over him. Green creates the same problems for love and Frye that love and Frye create for Paul Millsap and other bigs. No one was complaining about love when he was dropping 28 on Atlanta, or 27 on Toronto, and if we were playing OKC or san Antonio, people still wouldn't be complaining because love would create those same problems for ibaka kanter, and Duncan. You don't deal a guy just because he's a bad match up against 1 or 2 teams. Thompson got victimized by Drummond all year, that doesn't mean we have to trade him. Do the cavs need to get better? Yes. But trading love for the sake of trading him isn't the way to do it.