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EvanstonBuckeye


Member since 28 September 2012 | Blog

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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.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Feb 2017

Yep. Years from now, we'll look back, shake our heads, and say, "once upon a time." Hail progress.

Comment 25 Feb 2017

Dick Vitale is unlistenable. He just does not talk X's and O's anymore (if he ever did), instead falling back on tired cliches, drooling all over top coaches and players, and precious little analysis.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

If I were Ole Miss, with the talent they've amassed over the past several years (whatever their methods), I'd fire Hugh Freeze immediately. There are a lot of good coaches out there who could do something with that talent, which would keep more coming in. Freeze doesn't have enough results to justify flirting with a program-killing penalty and firing him would be be a more meaningful gesture than taking a year bowl ban.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

That part was sarcasm and a reference to the Gerald Ford/Richard Nixon transition. Old guy humor.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

Jones seems like a no-brainer due to his versatility. Other guys who are more one-dimensional (in college football terms, anyway) might prove to be the more difficult, interesting choices.

Comment 22 Feb 2017

Thanks for input. Wiltfong's CB has him at DT, but where he ends up probably depends on team and scheme.

Comment 20 Feb 2017

From 5* recruit to dreams of the WWE. I don't like to talk shit about college kids, but Kalis's story is a great lesson about watching what you wish for and the fickle nature of recruiting.

Comment 20 Feb 2017

Don't discount the Jarez Parks effect on this one (or others this year). A high four-star having to take a grey shirt, coupled with the breakups of other commitments over the last couple of years (and I think you can include our relationship with Todd Sibley in this discussion) may have recruits feeling like they should grab a spot when it's available. Frankly, I feel like if you know where you want to go, it's not a bad decision.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

One of the reasons this is a bad idea goes beyond the shadiness of it all. It's just a bad idea. You're giving employment to a dad whose kid is two years from playing (presumably at Michigan). What happens if the kid gets hurt? What happens if he stops developing? What happens if he's a bust? It's just poor management, however crafty some may think it is.