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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 4 hours ago

That was like watching the last year of your friend's failed marriage. Everything just so inevitable, yet unavoidable.

Comment 4 hours ago

Helluva talent, but Gordon seems like a "pulled my hamstring" guy. Not a knock as it's a brutal game, but there's a toughness that's just not there.

Comment 4 hours ago

Mine is called the Arby's Mega Meat Stack... oh shit, here comes my wife. Nevermind.

Comment 5 hours ago

Is it me, or was there a notable dearth of bullshit bravado/taunting/gamesmanship to this whole game? I have to figure that the Buckeye staff coached the kids to downplay the extracurricular stuff and Navy just does that, 'cause, well, they're Navy.

Whatever, if this is what it can look like, sign me up to watch.

Comment 5 hours ago

How did our D from last year get on the field to not tackle that LSU player?

Comment 5 hours ago

I would love to see Andersen put Stave in and disrupt the LSU D rhythm. They seem to have figured out McEvoy.

Both teams look offensively challenged in major ways.

Comment 5 hours ago

Not sure about us, but I don't think Bama will be there at the end, based on today (which, I know, is way, way too early). I haven't seen a team yet, including A&M (sorry, Kevin Sumlin has never won an important game) who looks like a lock for the Final Four.

Comment 5 hours ago

FSU looks bored, even at 37-31. Not a good look for a defending champ. I'm not sure how good Okie State is, but I suspect 9-4, 8-5.

Comment 9 hours ago

Playcalling. We need to call plays for a JT Barrett offense, not a Braxton Miller offense that JT is running. We looked much, much better in the second half when we mixed it up and threw on unconventional downs.

Comment 9 hours ago

I hope that 11W fans follow Navy at least a little for the rest of the year and see how they can hang 35 points and run for 400+ yards pretty consistently. They really test DEs and LBs and putting Kwon out there, talented though he may be, could have been rough to watch.

Comment 12 hours ago

UCLA struggled against a UVA team that was 2-10 last year. Bama is not exactly manhandling WVU right now (where the D in Dana Holgorsen is silent), Va Tech is only up on William & Freaking Mary 7-3 right now, and on and on. The first week can be a bitch.

Also, keep in mind that, though many will note that we struggled for a while today, many will just see the final score. We'll be fine.

Comment 12 hours ago

Three biggest plays:

1. Lee scoops fumble (off great Bosa play) for TD.

2. Barrett bomb to Devin Smith.

3. Lee planting Reynolds. The Navy QB wasn't the same after that.

Comment 12 hours ago

Looked like a redshirt freshman on that play. Overall, though, I found a lot to like about the pace of our passing plays. There was a rhythm to the plays that isn't always there with Braxton.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Amen. It's well-known how disruptive playing Navy mid-season can be to coaching staffs, who have to learn to defend that option in between pro-set and spread attacks. Those are the games that Navy runs for 350-400 yards.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Here's my two cents:

It's actually more difficult for guys like Devin Smith when the QB is not finding guys in the flank and for the intermediate gains. Witness the B1G championship game. When Brax when down field to Philly, Smith, and Spencer, it seemed like Sparty was completely ready for the deep pass. Blame that on Herman, Brax, or whoever, but consistent distribution and commitment to a diverse playbook (with our embarrassment of riches of playmakers) should do more for getting Devin open than his "shiftiness" and should keep alive his big-play ability.