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Eph97


Bakersfield, CA (via Mansfield, OH)

Member since 31 July 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU winning the BCS national championship in the 2002 season. A close second is beating Alabama in the 2015 Sugar Bowl.
    Cleveland Indians beating the New York Yankees in MLB playoffs 1997. Never losing to Amherst all 4 years in football during my college years.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn, Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs

Recent Activity

Comment 39 minutes ago

Put MSU in the west and swap out with any team other than UNL and Wisconsin to even things out. 

Comment 21 hours ago

My high school years from 88-91 coincided with the worst 4 years of OSU football in recent memory. Uggh. There were a lot of Walverine fans thumping their chests those years. 

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I trust in Urban. Recruiting mainly Ohio kids isn't going to get it done against the likes of Alabama and the rest of the SEC. MSU found out the hard way this year. Tressel did too, twice.

OSU and UM are always going to be MSU's "bowl games". They play like a team possessed in those two games.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

For a moment there I thought he was going to troll UM when he said "The University of" and then put on the Clemson hat.

Oh well, more power to him if he thinks his ex-high school coach will make him a better lineman than Larry Johnson Sr. would have.

As for his mom's "academic" argument for his school, I think that was bs because Alabama and Clemson were two of his choices. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Really only lost to UM. Beat some very good PSU and ND teams. I think those end of season losses to UM were so devastating that the team just didn't care about the bowl game that much (the "Alabama excuse").

Comment 03 Feb 2016

 Growing up in the 80's it was incredibly frustrating to watch OSU as Earle would always blow 2 games. People now act like he owned UM, but he was only 1 game above 500. I remember when Coop was hired he famously said that OSU had on its roster "too many slow white guys". Coop modernized OSU football and would be considered a legendary coach if he only could've beaten you know who. It was a shame the playoffs weren't around then because I think he would have won it all in '96 and '98.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Was reading on bleacher report about why Terrelle Hall decommited from OSU. Looks like Alabama sold him on getting to the NFL. Alabama is getting a ton of guys with NFL dreams. Might eventually blow up in their face. I like the family atmosphere OSU is building. Of course, OSU guys get to the pros too, at a higher rate than Alabama.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Damn near impossible to pull kids from the heart of the South. Only OSU has been able to get a few. ND, UM, PSU all can't.

If most 4*'s and 5*'s in one class are ever Northern and Eastcoast kids, OSU will be #1 that year.

I do agree with you though that I had visions of Meyer pulling in 4 5*'s in one class like he did at UF in 2010. Looks like 2017 may be his best chance to do so.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

All the ranking services are biased to Southern kids. As long as Meyer keeps reeling in top 5 classes OSU will be fine. The difference between #5 and #1 is purely subjective. We know how the on field results compare between Alabama and OSU when they played. On the flip side, MSU has been a major thorn with recruiting classes not even remotely close to OSU's.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

I visit all those sites you mention I should avoid...isn't that the point of being on the internet? I kid, I kid...kinda

Comment 01 Feb 2016

Yep, I always get the AppleCare and resell my MBP's on Ebay about a month or two before AppleCare expires. Sold my Last 15" MBP for $1100 (bought for $2800) after almost 3 years of use.  I tend to think of the overall cost of use by month so that one cost me about $47 per month. I pay more for my internet, which is $60 per month. 

Would you pay $47 a month to have a virus free, adware free, smooth computing experience? 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Here's a tip. For a lot of paywalled newspaper articles if you google the title and click the google search return link, you can read the article for free. Newspapers have an agreement with Google where Google pays them. I just read the article this way; this also works at the Wall St. Journal.

For newspaper sites like the NY Times that have a monthly quota just read from a private browsing tab and reset the tab after you reach the quota.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Who exactly did Alabama beat that was proven to be really good? I know, I know a bunch of over-rated SEC teams that did not deserve their rankings but were ranked early only for being in the SEC. LSU and Florida were proven to be complete paper tigers. Tennessee was a decent team. In the end, I don't see Alabama's schedule as being much more difficult than OSU. The difference was that OSU did not win its division and Alabama did.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Do most walk ons get any real playing time? If you are good enough to be a walk on at OSU I'm assuming you could start and be a star at the Ivy or Division III level. Provided you are in the ball park academically,  going to an Ivy or a school like Williams, Amherst would seem to be a better deal. Actually play and get an elite education as opposed to just being fodder in practice against the 4 and 5 star scholarship athletes.

Actually, forget his name but a former OSU backup linebacker did just that. Once he realized he'd never get any real playing time he transferred to Harvard. This was a scholarship player too.

Comment 27 Jan 2016

I always liked him. I did not care whether he or his dad took money or not. They were not breaking laws; only stupid NCAAZI rules. Pretty certain players get paid in all the big time programs. It is especially ironic seeing how much grief he gets from Alabama fans, considering that program may be the most corrupt in the history of college football. What about all those suits and Dodge Chargers we see Bama players with?

Cam is the new prototype; he can run, throw, and take a hit. Lot of fun to watch, and who doesn't look forward to seeing which kid he gives his next TD ball to?