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Eph97


Orlando, FL (via Mansfield, OH)

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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

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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.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

Take ND and OK and call it a day. Don't water this conference down anymore. I actually had a dream/nightmare that Bowling Green and Kent State were admitted to the B1G...I think that's a sign of too much obsession with OSU football!

Comment 07 Aug 2014

Oh boo hoo. Let me give you my perspective. I'm a third year medical student. I get yelled at by pompous pricks in the hospital all day. Have a tough subject exam after every clinical rotation. Have three tough board exams before I graduate, which incidentally will be with $250k in debt. Obamacare f'd up my future; I'll probably make around 150-200k a year after 4 years of pre-med hell in college, 4 years of med school, 3 years of residency and 4 years of fellowship where I'll work 80-100 hours a week for $50k a year. Oh yeah, if I F up once with a patient I'll get my ass sued and possibly my license revoked. Lives are going to be on the line.

So boo hoo that Kevin Durant feels tired playing a game earning $20 million a year or whatever he earns and can't tough it out for his country's olympic team. Yeah, Yeah I know market forces and all that but what a F'd up world we live in when entertainers (and I include actors here too), whose "work" is not essential to society at all, live like kings.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

ND shouldn't receive any special considerations, and they have no real power other than decent TV ratings. Just like OSU, Alabama, UM, Texas, etc. shouldn't receive any special considerations. If they are forced to join a conference, they will join the ACC as they are basically a 1/2 member in football now.