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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Best OSU sport moment Rushing the field after Wisconsin game and singing Carmen on the field.
    Best non-OSU moment, attending the 2009 National Championship and seeing Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Knight and MJ all in the same night besides the game.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Erie Warriors aka Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Jul 2014

If this was started this year, I would absolutely put Toledo in ahead of Xavier.  Toledo could be the best team in Ohio this year.  Last year they lost in the MAC finals and were denied an at large birth due to a weak schedule.  This would be a great way to raise the strength of schedule for all teams involved.  

Comment 15 Jul 2014

But lets not forget, Bama has only 3 division titles (08,09,12) and only won the SEC in 09 and 12.  I think its Auburn's to lose but clearly Nick Marshall is all for blowing the opportunity before stepping on the grass of Jordan O'Hare this year.  

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Volleyball is good and all especially when it is the defending National Champion.  I just never thought I would see the day when an Ohio State football was not the main attraction to a sports trip We went last year to the Minn when it was 1vs5 nationally and it was a heck of a match.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Thanks for the link APACK.  My girlfriend is trying to convince me to spend my birthday weekend in State College to watch volleyball Friday and Saturday afternoon with the catch that we can go the football game that evening.  Definitely will help my decision making. 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Ouch! that's certain a difficult schedule to contend with as it appears on paper today.  That Braves series is going to be a monster with potentially the Reds and Braves going at it for the last WC.  I see Nats firmly entrenched as the NL East champion if Gonzalez and Strasburg come back strong.  If the Reds make the playoffs, they will have certainly earned it.  Good Luck 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Devin hasn't proven much outside of his ability to run in a straight line really, really fast.

Kudos to you for the fair assessment of Devin Smith. Honestly in terms of being a complete WR last year he was 3.  Below average blocker, below average route runner >15 yards.  Watch some of his crossing routes and see him float into other guys' areas.  I hope he makes the leap too but I'm not holding my breath after the last two years of him running sprints on the sideline in hopes of a Homerun

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Brewers have also scored about 70 more runs than Cardinals and Reds but their differential is only +17 as they have given up 406 runs.  Can their hitting continue to cover for their average pitching?  Also how does the rest of the schedule play out for the Reds? More home or away games? More divisional opponets or cross overs against winning teams?

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Asdrubal Cabrera for Ryan Ludwick??

I know Cabrera doesn't have the numbers for the whole season but recently has been much better.  It would be an offensive upgrade over Cozart.  Ludwick could be a beneficial plattoon player in RF against Lefties for the Tribe. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Serious question, how can the Reds make a run to climb the NL Central? Or is the focus on the WIld Card because both teams will be coming out of the Central? I am sorry but I don't see the Cardinals falling off the current pace in the division.  Who is more likely to stumble Pitt, Mil, or Cinn?

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Uh Oh! Sounds like Brandon has been hanging around the Dolans too much in believing that fireworks and dollar hot dogs will bring the casual fan to the experience and has no correlation to the product on the field.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

Preseason Rankings should be banned.  No team should be ranked until the last week of October when they have played a couple of conference games along with their cupcakes.  These preseason rankings inflate strength of schedule so that inflates games.  Let me remind everyone that Georgia and Florida both started the year in the Top10 and went on to produce records of 8-5 UGA and 4-8 UF.  Clemson rode the back of that win in week one to the BCS yet at the end of the year UGA was an average team. I did not hear anyone banging the drum for our win over Wisconsin who preformed similarly to UGA (9-4)  This is why I detest preseason rankings

Comment 25 Jun 2014

Not excited about having this game first. As all of camp, this will be the focus of an offense we will see one time.  I'm just worried that the assignments each player will have from this game will carry over into other games the rest of the season (DE taking the pitch and what not) 

Also I expect our DBs to be in a lot of man to man to commit enough defenders in the box.  Just worries me that young DBs will have their eyes in the backfield and fall for the PA giving up big plays like last year's group.  

Comment 23 Jun 2014

Meh, Mick Cronin has hit his ceiling in my opinion.  He fields a poor man version of Thad's squads built on defense and one exceptional scorer.  There is a reason why Harvard was favored by Vegas as soon as the brackets were announced.  Until CIn trounces UL at every meeting or they move to the Big 12 I will not be impressed by any regular season record Cronin achieves  

Comment 30 Apr 2014

Great.  We open the season against a team built on neutralizing more talented D line, our strength and makes the weakest unit we have, linebackers play in space.  I for one will be glad when this one is over and not a minute sooner

Comment 14 Apr 2014

Good for Synchro!! While it is an underrated sport these ladies ramped up their training in the last month to 6-11 AM for 6 days a week. Not to mention they have been practicing all year their routine and conditioning.  

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Jeremy  Schaap recently wrote a book called Triumph focusing on the complexities and misconceptions Owens. Definitely worth a read