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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 01 Sep 2014

I refuse to think of Heacock's defenses as true Silver Bullets. When they played truly elite teams like USC, UF, and LSU they got shredded. The last truly great defense was the 2002 team, and before that Pagac's teams from 96-98.

Comment 31 Aug 2014

Jalin Marshall seemed a lot quicker than the 4.6 40 he runs. It's a good problem to have how to get Marshall, Samuel, and Wilson enough touches. Also, I was surprised Smith and Dunn didn't get used. I thought the big back was a key part of Meyer's offense.

Comment 31 Aug 2014

 Gary Anderson's rep goes down the drain in one game. Dude literally gave away the game in the second half when all he needed to do was to feed Gordon. McEvoy made Bauserman look like Peyton Manning!

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Honestly, never was too impressed by his play calling ability. Always seemed too vanilla, and often relied way too much on just letting Braxton run. I'm not saying fire him, but I won't be too disappointed when he leaves to become a head coach. OSU has way too much talent to be struggling to score points. They should be scoring at will when you consider the talent mismatch in nearly every game.

Comment 24 Aug 2014

I meant MIN would have dumped him to any team as the season progressed (he doesn't have veto rights), perhaps caved in to Golden State even without Thompson. If he had been traded to GS there is a high likelihood he would have signed a max deal with them because its on the west coast where he's from. The Cavs had to overpay to gaurantee they'd get him.  I agree with you there is no way MIN could have signed him or would have let him walk away for nothing.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

No. Cavs needed to do it in order to get his Bird right's. There was always the danger that he wouldn't leave his new team after a year because they could pay him the most. Now, the Cavs are the team that can pay him the most after the 1 year left on his contract expires.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

My cousin, who is a well respected orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey, once told me that James Andrews really isn't thought of that greatly among orthopedic surgeons. I mean, not that he is a bad surgeon, but he isn't considered any better or worse than a run of the mill orthopedic surgeon. Andrews has neither published many papers nor has he made any revolutionary discoveries. What likely happened was that he initially did some surgeries on some athletes, the procedures went well, said athletes referred to their friends and his rep spread. Again, not saying he's a bad surgeon by any means, just that he's not considered a "god" in the surgery world (like a Denton Cooley or Seymour Schwartz is) and that his rep among lay people is greater than warranted. Of course being the Buckeye fan that I am I want him to fix Braxton up 100% and have him ready to go for next season. Just thought I'd add another perspective.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I just hope the B1G guys on the selection committee, respected guys like Osborne and Alvarez, prevent multiple SEC teams in the playoffs.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Then let the SEC sit on its ass while the rest of the conferences send their conference champs to the playoffs. That was a travesty when Alabama and LSU had their fake title re-match a few years ago, and it should never be repeated. Boo Hoo SEC. The "best" team often didn't win the title in the old days because of when they lost. 1998 OSU never got a "redo" like Alabama keeps getting these days.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Navy is notorious for causing injuries with its cut blocks. Coupled with the rarely seen triple option, I don't see why this game was scheduled. The risks are plenty and the rewards are few.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Yeah, here's the full quote:

That's good. That's like an Oregon State or UNLV.. Ain't nobody got nothing to say about an Oregon State or UNLV... Florida State. Bring a smile to your face. Alabama, shit, niggas is damn near barbecuing on that motherfucker. Go down to Kent State, niggas get their bitch on. Get their blood complaining. But Oregon State or UNLV? Nobody give a fuck about Oregon State or UNLV. Nobody remember Oregon State or UNLV, and y'all niggas is giving me way too many Oregon State's and UNLV's! What the fuck? 

Gene Smith: [a few minutes later] We on that shit like an Oregon State or UNLV!

Comment 14 Aug 2014

They have WV, LSU, and Auburn. We have VT, MSU, and UM. I'd say the schedules are about even. I just don't ever want to see that travesty of a title game repeated again where two teams from the same conference play.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

I remember when Doug Williams was the qb for the 'Skins in the Superbowl. It was a big deal because he was the firs black qb to start a Superbowl. Now, no one cares if a qb is black. Gays still face hostility and are ostracized in football and basketball, so if this guy thinks by coming out he can serve as an inspiration for gay teens, than what is the harm in that. 

Comment 13 Aug 2014

I'm all for killing the NCAA and letting the schools pay whatever they want for athletes. (Not that the SEC doesn't do that already). Also, let boosters pay whatever they want. The NCAA exists primarily to protect the income that these "amateurs" generate so the schools under the guise of protecting "amateurism" hog all the money. I think this is changing too, as the courts have seen through this sham. Just because you chose to call a certain group of people "amateurs" and collude to say that a scholarship is the "pay", doesn't make it so. In the future you're going to see all the revenue generating athletes labeled as employees and allowed to freely bargain for compensation. It might be in 20 years, but it'll happen. The O'Bannon ruling is just the beginning. BTW, that $5000 cap in the O'Bannon ruling was arbitrary and will be hotly contested when the NCAA appeals the ruling.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

RIP. A true comedic genius. Two of my favorite movies of my youth were Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Wonder what Urbs position is on "placeholder" commits. He told Dunn back in 2012 that if he visited UM his spot in the class was gone, so I can't imagine he'd be too thrilled with this kid visiting everywhere after committing to OSU.