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Comment 13 Oct 2016

It took years for me to walk away from the NFL, but I am thrilled that I have. I don't miss it.  Every damn game feels rigged or close to it.  Any given play can have a penalty thrown, making referees' judgement the biggest variable on teams winning and losing....much more so than home field advantage, for example. 

One thought: the NFL wants to expand into Europe and the NFL thinks that fans want more scoring; they even think its a good idea to have Pass Interference penalties that, as spot fouls, can be anywhere from an automatic first down, to 98.5 yards plus a first down.  Combined with the fact that the NFL league office/ officials seem to have team preferences PI penalties can result in fixing with little effort.

So the NFL adds LA as a market, replacing St Louis and ratings are down?  Thats a bad sign. The void of NFL viewers from St Louis isn't being filled by LA peeps?  

Comment 10 Oct 2016

Johnny hasn't had a whole lot of time to do these things. NCAA wrestling and chasing and NCAA wrestling championship requires about 80% of your time in a day plus 100% of your dedication.  Two years ago Johnny was helping OSU win the NCAA team championship.   I'd guess he is just getting started in this stuff.  

Comment 05 Oct 2016

I concur OSUnut.  The only games I find myself to watching is Thanksgiving, and that is more to fall asleep to it as the Turkey buzz wears off.  Giving up Fantasy was the best thing ever. I shudder when someone brings up they're fantasy team now, an often throw it back in those people's faces.  Recent conversation with my best friend:   Me:  Terrell Pryor looks really good so far.

My friend: Yeah I picked him up on waiver wires in my Fantasy League.

Me: .....? well no one cares.

My friend could only bow his head in shame.  

Seriously, why do Fantasy players feel the need to tell everyone about their' FF team?  No one cares...even their' wives. 

Comment 03 Oct 2016

My favorite Peppers moment this season was when he got torched in coverage by Colorado's QB and slot receiver.  By the end of the game the announcers were so in love with Peppers, yet no one mentioned his coverage issues.  He is allowed so much free reign that he can be exploited.  

Comment 26 Sep 2016

This is more of a 3rd I see McCall being the new third as well as the third TB. Should another TB be needed, then Williams gets the nod.   At receiver Campbell is still there.  Also the two freshman Mack and Victor. McLaurin.  Another option at H Back should it ever come to that would be Glover-Williams.  

This is a setback, but these things either make or break you. I think it will make KJ better in the long run, but may derail this season a bit. 

Comment 26 Sep 2016

Curtis may be my favorite player on the team and that is saying a LOT.  He reminds me of Marshall Faulk and always has. 

It looks to me like the defense is really keying on Curtis, which is tough with JT and Noah and Weber or Wilson all being such effective weapons in they're own right. Even the backups and role players are great talents too.  So I really see us as a much more threatening team than last year, when we became kind of too Zeke oriented.  That hurt us in the MSU game obviously. 

Comment 23 Sep 2016

Braxton was like putting Joey Galloway at QB. He was almost an H back/ Running back from his first start at QB and the NFL player he reminded me most of, athleticism-wise was Marcus Allen.   So that must be why I almost don't consider him a QB. He kind of side steps that technicality like an oncoming safety.   

Comment 23 Sep 2016

I'm a little surprised that Braxton Miller wasn't listed once as one of Urban Meyer's best offensive weapons.  I'd put him at one or two, and definitely put him ahead of Devin Smith.  Braxton played too many positions well and for a few years was all we literally had.  

Comment 19 Sep 2016

Peppers got absolutely toasted on Colorado's first TD.  Nice defense.  To me, Bakers numbers are much better than Peppers', and Baker didn't singlehandedly give up any points like Peppers did.  Peppers returned a TD, which is rare; yet Cameron had possibly the best day ever out of a punter, which is surely rarer than a Punt return.  

It seems to me, Peppers generates more hype for less than other players.  Is it the produce like name?  It's just weird to me. I'd take Hooker over Peppers any day.  Less hype more substance. This isn't to say Peppers isn't good. Just he gets more passes for his mistakes and more hype for his good plays.  

Comment 18 Jul 2016

I talked to him after OSU beat Iowa. What a night!  Adam Disabato and Mark talked with me and my son for a few moments and they both recognized me from wrestling and we spoke more about family and stuff.  It made me feel really good.  I remember Mark coming to the Jordan club in the early to mid 90s and we were always very proud of him.  I second your take on him being a very cool and gracious guy.  He is one of the great studs of Ohio in the fight game.  HIs legend will only grow, and that makes me feel good. 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

Yeah I know.Sandusky is the poster child of sicko, except for Jimmy Saville.    Sandusky is only the patsie in the sense that I personally believe that he ran those boys clubs as a recruiter a la Jimmy Saville in London roughly around the same time.  Saville and Joepa are now dead and Sandusky is in jail.   Sandusky has family and reasons not to talk.  So the Saville and Sandusky things happen on going for 20 plus years, then get brought into light after the fact?  I say its something of  a red Herring and that there is more.  In fact, this case was over a while ago. But obviously someone is digging and could find out more. So suddenly McQuery starts remembering more and stuff?  I'd say McQuery has been gotten to, and that whoever is threatened is leading the trail away from the real source.  I just think this is deeper than Sandusky fooled half the state of PA and that Joepa died of pure grief.  

Comment 12 Jul 2016

Well of course I'd stop that act.  But I think the seeing him in the shower thing can't be real. What was there some bleachers there?  I suspect that Sandusky only tires that shit when there is no one around.  Who knows which coaches have axes to grind with each other and are now suddenly seeing it with such clarity.