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Member since 28 September 2012 | Blog


  • 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 20 Nov 2015

Heard the same thing. For that kid, wouldn't an SAT or ACT suffice? Really surprising this takes so long, considering it's a winter sport and that Plano East puts a lot of kids into D1 schools. Alas, the NCAA...

Comment 19 Nov 2015

Some things I know I'll be watching;

1. I want our DBs to be physical, but avoid senseless PI calls. We seem to be in position sometimes and then get too touchy for no reason.

2. Bosa and Co. continue to hit QB. Some of our biggest hits this year have not been sacks  (I'm thinking of Adolphus's steamroll of Va Tech's Brewer). The more times Cook hits the ground, the more hits that shoulder takes.

3. Well-timed blitzes. As with above, I'd like to see Cook hit often and throwing off his back foot or on the run. I'm thinking we'll blitz often on second and long.

4. MSU's first-down playcalling. They're going to have to have to go against form to make this down productive. Third and longs will be tough for them.

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Good point. All teams are loathe to schedule tough OOC games later in the year, knowing their traditional conference rivals are in wait. And don't give me ND; they refuse to actually join a conference.

Comment 18 Nov 2015

Does Giddens remind anyone else of a real serious like school counselor with like a military background, I can't put my finger on it but just looking at him, I kind of get that feeling, haha. 

David Robinson.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

Love Jimmie Dale. Have probably seen him, solo or with the Flatlanders, a dozen times and he never disappoints. Will definitely check out the show in Evanston.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

I've heard from reliable sources (always wanted to say that and, actually, mean it) that it is grades with Jones. From what I hear, as well, he is a kid who needs to learn how to play every down (not uncommon).

Comment 11 Nov 2015

A good friend of mine is in the band The Last Vegas, which toured with the retooled GNR years ago. He said Axl is absolutely batshit crazy, given to paranoid rants and diva breakdowns nightly, if not hourly. By the end of the tour, they basically did all they could to stay away from him backstage.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

I clicked on the forum, so I understand the question, but one of the best things about last year is that the run to the playoff was such pleasant development and, eventually, surprise, that we didn't get too caught up in who we wanted to play or whether we belonged to be there stuff. Drawing Bama, subsequently, was kind of an initiation; a trial by fire that we welcomed because, well, we had no choice. I miss that modesty. Playing in the final four is an honor, one that we haven't quite earned yet. We'll play whoever if we get there We have to beat two of the three teams, anyway.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

succumbing to the Itis.

Did anyone else have to read this one twice?