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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 16 hours ago

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.

Comment 25 Apr 2016

As a lifelong Cleveland fan I hope Curry, Thompson, and Green all get season ending injuries and we win 4-0 by an avg margin of 20 points and we can all go streaking in downtown Cleveland as we get our first title since 64.

PS. Screw Jordan, Elway, Mesa, The umpires of the 95 World Series, The fumble, Our 1st 2 pitchers pissing their pants against the Sox in 2007, Orlando hitting 90% of their 3's, whatever happened with Delonte West and LBJ's family members, Art Modell, the Ravens, Jim Thome leaving, Carlos Boozer lying to a blind man, Larry Hughes, the 94 strike, Pedro Martinez etc

Comment 25 Apr 2016

Plus if I remember correctly we lost Noah Brown right before the season started(who was in theory a deep threat option)

Comment 14 Apr 2016

I thought he was the best part of the movie. He is also a much better director than Zach Snyder. I don't mind grimdark, in fact I usually prefer it. What I don't like is rushed material and unearned tension. I think this movie will be great. They just have to do the whole Daniel Craig Bond era "Im too old for this shit stuff and then proceed to kick ass and take names anyways" since Snyder boxed them in somewhat with how they aged him in BvS(in term of "active time spent as Batman), which was roughly 20 years if I remember correct.

Comment 11 Apr 2016

I am assuming as an Ohio State fan you would have been fine with Mr Alabama Donor paying Zeke $500,000 for his likeness as long as his likeness included an Alabama jersey. 

Comment 11 Apr 2016

I tend to be on the not paying players side of thing for the simple fact that for 90% of colleges(Small D1, FCS, D2 and D3) that it would make no sense as they aren't making tons of profit and those players are getting an education that their peers pay thousands for. For every Zeke there are a 100 guys you and I have never heard of that are getting a great deal and for some players; this is their only chance at a college degree. I just wish we could acknowledge that for some players; they are getting screwed, but for most, its a good deal. Furthermore, how can we pay 1 sport, and not the others. How can you pay male athletes, but not female? Ohio St football players fund 36 sports on campus for example. Should we tell the womens "insert sport here" that 5 players on the mens football team are getting a raw deal so we are cutting your sport to cover it(OSU wouldn't but a lot of schools would have to). What about their education and opprtunities? What about title 9? Is that just going to go away?

Comment 07 Apr 2016

Duncan Jones is directing Warcraft which comes out this summer.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

Well if you are going to film a bombed out warzone Detroit is a great setting to show.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

Also, there was a movie released 5 plus years ago that didn't seem to catch on called Kill The Irishman. Was about the mob/unions in Cleveland in the 60's and 70's. I liked it alot plus it has Vincent D noferio in it.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

Great movie. Plus Thelma is a hottie.

Along the same lines Puddle Cruiser is the first movie the comedy group that brought us Super Troopers made. Its not a great movie but its solid and you can see the potential for what comes from them later in life. The copy I got has extras that show them going campus to campus selling and hyping this movie to get funding to distribute so thats pretty cool as well.

Comment 05 Apr 2016

I think years like this are actually better for a Spring Game vs last year due to so many younger lesser known players fighting for real playing time. Last year there wasn't much unknown plus some of the QB's were out.

Comment 04 Apr 2016

(1) Do you like the DH? -- I don't care but both leagues need to be the same with our without it.

(2) Should Pete Rose be re-instated? Yes, there are plenty of terrible people in the Hall.

(3) Should pitchers be required to pitch complete games? No.

(4) Should the All-Star game decide home field advantage in the World Series? No. Best record or flip each year.

(5) Should MLB use a pitch clock? No

She's fine. There are worse announcers. (I am 29 if that helps)

Comment 30 Mar 2016

Its important to remember for every child who got a participation trophy and quit a job or sport when faced adversity there is an adult or parent handing the trophy and teaching the behavior to that child. My generation may be entitled(it is) but we didn't teach ourselves that. 

With respect to the situation; these 4 players may be divas but someone recruited 4 players who had those attitudes. If they were terrible players; we recruited them. If they didn't progress; we didn't develop them. If we made promises that we couldn't keep; thats on the staff. I am not putting 100% on the staff but if I am a manager in charge of hiring and 80% flames out too soon that someone would reprimand me on my hiring process.

Comment 29 Mar 2016

The most concerning part is Russell's comments more so then 4 tranfers. Actually, the fact that we had 4 freshman who leave and none of them are game changers is an issue in itself as far as recruiting goes. I understand we aren't Kentucky but...