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Raleigh, NC (via Smithville)

Member since 22 August 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC and the Lebron 28 pt barrage Detroit Game in 2007
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 18 May 2016

I am sure the NBA rigged it for freaking Cleveland and its media and tourist empire to win the number 1 pick 3 years out of 4.......

Comment 16 May 2016

Kevin Durant played...umm not great and they still won on the road. Should be an interesting series. Golden State still has their small death lineup but it didn't seem as effective in the second half.

Comment 13 May 2016

I think the key is Ibaka being athletic enough to stay with Draymond and also switch on pick and rolls. You also have the chance of Russ and Durant going supernova at anytime. Plus OKC bigs are playing much better now. I see a 7 game series.

Comment 10 May 2016

I also think youre under the assumption the defense can assume a zone read every play and make a D call accordingly. Even when we ran those plays a lot it wasn't a majority of the called plays.

Comment 08 May 2016

Id rather not hear the BS about LBJ and Miami for 4 games

Comment 07 May 2016

For me its up there with the Dark Knight for best comic book movie ever. I love how the Russo brothers make movies that have action but are also "smart". There are obviously plot holes in all movies but when the story and characters are well done you gloss over them. It also has the benefit of 12 movies to build on. You had Thunderbolt Ross from The Incredible Hulk back in 2008, stuff from Ant Man, the slow build up of Cap vs iron Man over 5 to 6 movies etc.

I don't know why it "affected" me so much but it never hit me until his second to last scene that Zemo was listening to a saved voicemail from his dead family. Its why he ate the same meal every morning. The villian actually made some sense. Also the gut punch at the end that the situation appears resolved, Tony and Cap are at an understanding and then you get the drop that Bucky killed Tony's parents. And the quote was essentially "that son of a bitch killed my mom". Totally believeable that someone would flip shit in rage at that point.

I guess what I am saying is it had depth in all areas. Nothing felt forced and all conflict felt earned. Can't wait to see what the Russos do with Infinity War.

P.S. Also loved the Bluth truck at the airport.

Comment 07 May 2016

One thing that isn't brought up but I could see as a win win for everyone is adding games to 14 from 12. While doing so also increase scholarships from 85 to 100. More free college for students, more games to accomodate larger conferences(like 11 conference games) and more football for fans. You could have 14 games, 2 bye weeks and use the conference championships as play in games to the playoffs. So 4 mega conferences. 8 divisional winners, 4 conference winners play in a final four. 4 16 team conferences in D1 equals 64 real teams who can afford to pay a larger stipend(win for players). A larger FCS for schools like Akron etc is also a benefit and you don't have teams like them trying to compete financially with teams like Ohio State. The FCS can become the "pure" love of the game, don't pay players, smaller schedule etc etc and D1 can become the minor league system for all intents and purposes it is now but better for all parties involved. 

Comment 05 May 2016

Allow me to get on my soapbox for a moment. I am 29 so I am out of high school and college but not ancient. A lot of this comes down to family structure or lack there of in a lot of cases. No one forces these kids to have twitter, or hype tapes, or any of this nonsense. I can't imagine my family allowing alot of this stuff to happen to/with me if I was 16 years old.

As far as the coaching situation; the players should be thrilled because now they know he is a douche before they sign on the dotted line.

Comment 04 May 2016

Apparently Dwight Howard has been preparing for that role for 3 plus years if the "stealing powers" thing is going to be a thing.

Comment 03 May 2016

I love how their main job is to view the basketball for the 5 second rule yet somehow miss Dions hands(attached to the ball) touch Manu. What were they looking at?

Comment 03 May 2016

Ok so I try to give the refs the benefit of the doubt because there are a thousand things going on in any given play....however when its the in bounder and you only job is to look at the ball to see if it leaves the hands before 5 seconds has passed......how do you not see that and how does it not register that the in bounder touching someone in bounds is illegal doesn't register. At this point I think you would literally have to tackle someone to get a foul called at the end of the game.

P.S. I am sick of Lebron getting drilled on the face and it not getting called.

Comment 01 May 2016

I liked it overall. They added some great picks for next year whole focusing on WR, pass rushers, and OL depth. Given the nature of the league these days, it is good to add some quality players and depth to those position sets. Also, potential for 2 top 10 picks next year. 

Comment 30 Apr 2016

I think most people thought Powell would get drafted late going in. I think the reason Jalin is brought up more is two fold. 1. Most people thought going undrafted would be a strong possibility and 2. His role would increase next year and in theory help his position where as Powell can't really "increase his role". 

Comment 29 Apr 2016

Just because we took 1 WR doesn't mean we don't need another. I say take BPA. I could see Ragland, Mike Thomas, even Spence at 32. My gut says they will try to trade down a few slots for an extra pick.

Comment 29 Apr 2016

4 or 5 game series. They have no area outside of Horford where they have an advantage and last year TT drove them crazy on the boards. Even with Horford, Drummond would have been way more of a deterrent to LBJ and Kyrie driving then anyone the Hawks have.