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Eph97


Orlando, FL (via Mansfield, OH)

Member since 31 July 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU winning the BCS national championship in 2002
    Cleveland Indians beating the New York Yankees in MLB playoffs 1997
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns

Recent Activity

Comment 9 hours ago

Gave up following them a few years back. Won't follow them again until Dolan sells the team. Baseball, being un-capped, isn't a sport for merely wealthy ambulance chasers like Dolan. You'd better be a big boy billionaire like Cuban or don't even bother.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

I don't know about Messi being more popular. In Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) soccer is not that popular. I'd wager that LeBron is more famous than Messi in India. So, even if Messi is more popular than LeBron in Europe, most of the world's population is in Asia and LeBron is probably more famous there.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

Recruiting violations happen everywhere, and more than likely at OSU too. I remember when Tatgate was going down a poster on one of the other boards who had played on the team years ago basically said as much and was praising TP for not taking the ship down with him for all that he knew. I think Troy Smith had also tweeted some stuff hinting about that too. However, there is no doubt in my mind that the SEC takes it to another level. That SEC bagman story sealed the dirty impression of the SEC in most reasonable people's minds. Also, there is just way too much smoke around Alabama with that shady menswear dude and all the selfies with cars and cash.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

MSU fans are starting to get a little annoying. Recent success has gone to their head and they think they run the B1G now. Go to their board on 247 and its pure disrespect when it comes to OSU. There's even a thread there dedicated to praising Bollman. This year is the tie-break year since its 1-1 with Urban.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Saw AJ Hawk with his now wife at the then newly opened Whole Foods. Remember thinking to myself that yeah I could picture him as the Whole Foods granola, hippie type. He had long hair at the time.

Indirect OSU connection: When I was at Duke for my MBA saw Greg Paulus at the local Kroger's with his gf. Remember thinking, wow the starting PG at Duke can only get with that?! Then I quickly remembered it was Duke, where the girls aren't particularly attractive.

I must have some weird ability to run into athletes and their gf's at grocery stores!

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Haha. When LeBron wrote that letter and Windhorst was obviously blindsided by it I imagined the following:

Windhorst at a swanky south beach hotel pool, fat belly on full display, two girls in bikinis by his side. Fat, cheshire cat grin on his face. Shades on, soaking in the sun.  Suddenly, the cell phone rings. Windhorst listening and then the smile suddenly drops off his face. He shouts out the loudest "What the F***!; I told massa' never to go back to that cold shitehole!". We see his face now, gloomy and dejected. With the realization he's out of a job.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Getting Craig and Bosa would mean landing 2 out of the top 3 recruits in FL for 2016. Gator fans would die.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

1. OSU football - My favorite memory is kinda sad, but it was the '03 title game. I had just moved out to LA for a new job and didn't know a soul there. So was watching the game solo in my apt. I was screaming so loud when Dorsey thew that duck that my neighbor probably thought someone was dying in my apt. My grades in the fall during my college years were always much lower because of all the time I "wasted" watching games and reading forums.

2. All the Cle pro teams, OSU bball, and Duke bball. Browns would have been a clear #2 years ago, but the passion just wasn't the same after they left in 95. I followed OSU bball much more fervently in the early 90's with the Jimmy Jackson teams, but lost a lot of interest afterwards for whatever reason. Now I only get into them during the NCAA's. Cavs and Indians depending if they are winning. Both are too boring to follow if they are not winning. I did enjoy going to the games though. Watching Mark Price and Co at Richfield and going to an empty Muni stadium in the 80's to watch the Tribe with my bro and dad were good times. Duke bball since I went to Duke for my MBA and did the whole camp out thing and learned to "hate" Carolina.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

I became a Buckeye fan in '83 when my family moved to Ohio. Earle Bruce had the Buckeyes mired in mediocrity and they were never a contender for a national championship besides his first year with Woody's players. My high school years were the first 4 years under Cooper and they sucked because the talent level was lacking and UM had a lot of talent. However, I'm grateful for Cooper because from '93 on he brought OSU back to national relevance by significantly upgrading the talent. During  that period he pretty much beat everyone in the Big 10 other than UM, with huge OOC wins over Notre Dame when they were actually good. Those OSU teams during that 6 year span from 93-98 were some of the best OSU teams ever. I'd take the '96 and '98 teams over the '02 team under the current playoff format.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

I'm an Apple guy, but I would hold off on the Apple TV for a bit and see if there is a product refresh in the fall as has been rumored.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

ALL i want are the traditional networks, all the ESPN's, and BTN. I would gladly pay a fair fee for that, which for me is $20 a month. As long as I can watch all the OSU football games, I'm good. I don't watch any other TV  besides 3 shows. I get my GOT, Walking Dead, and  Mad Men fix through, ahem, "other" means. I know there must literally be millions of sports fans, mostly men, in the same boat as me. 

Comment 13 Jul 2014

Personally, I always prefer a QB that can beat a defense with his arm rather than his legs. Of course to have both abilities is the best, but those type of qb's are very rare; Steve Young types don't come along often.

Comment 12 Jul 2014

Never trash a recruit; it's bad form. Some recruits are actually members and post here. Well, at least one prominent recruit, now OSU player, posts here. 

Comment 12 Jul 2014

Now that LBJ has signed with a 1 year option he can opt out next year and Cavs can resign him to a max deal over the cap using Bird rights and they'll have Haywood's 10 mill to work with also.

Comment 12 Jul 2014

If I'm Lebron I tell Love to hold off for a year, don't sign any long term deals with anyone who trades for you, and then come over to play for the Cavs with Wiggins. If the Wolves would trade him without Wiggins then the Cavs should get it done now. I'd even give up all 3 2015 first round picks for him because all those picks will suck, including Miami's now that Bosh has re-upped with them.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

Baker had has decision day thunder stolen by Lebron. I kinda feel bad since its a big day for any highly recruited kid. Don't get me wrong, Baker's decision had me in a sour mood but LeBron's decision quickly changed that.