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Gametime

Dublin, OH (via Steubenville, OH)

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I'm a moderately cool guy born in Columbus, OH. Moved around to Steubenville, Pittsburgh, & Atlanta while growing up before coming home. Graduated from The Art Institutes via Cincinnati. Man of God, Family, & Friends and of course, a passionate Buckeye.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anytime the Patriots & Michigan lose...
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Bradley Roby (recently) Antoine Winfield (All-Time)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Kemba Walker (recently)
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: All in for LeBron - (I'm more a fan of players)
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: FC Barcelona

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

I would find a way to segregate the seats even more - I would segregate them by age, group, &/or intent and do this by hooking up with some smart guys in the acoustics department.

In order for this to work, we want to situate more students and fans who would be seated in (or buy) what I'll call "Atmospheric Seats".

These seats are for students and fans alike who want to be loud, rowdy, and participate in leading cheers with the Block O along with and overall intensity of the environment.

Place them strategically around the stadium to create a whirlwind of noise throughout - meanwhile have different blocks of seats which will be assigned to older fans and families who will sit and watch the game and not necessarily want to be around the louder, rowdy fans, but place them in areas that don't carry sound as well.

Definitely double deck anywhere students are situated and also I like the idea creating a standing area for people to pile in and stand watching the game. It would be easy to make a step structure so people could see over each other.

You guys had some great ideas overall - I'd like to see grass fields back and new endzone art, and honestly Beer would be great if for nothing else than allowing them to lower ticket prices.

Comment 18 hours ago

You mean the one which had poor foresight, but which proceeds went to the Boys & Girls Club of America?

Let it go bro, he came back, lol

Comment 18 Jul 2014

It's amazing that people still don't get you yet, LOL.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

You're exactly right & that's how they could sign Love - in a sign and trade. They could still shed the salaries of Bennett and Waiters which would give them about 9mil (at 5.3 and 3.8 respectively) for K-Love on a (pseudo)MAX deal at 15mil, while having shooting peaces locked up for at least 2 years with all of your exceptions available to you, plus LBJ, Kyrie, & Wiggins for 5+years, then Cavs would be golden!

Now of course I believe Minnesota can decline to opt for a sign and trade in order to strap Cleveland, depending on if they can. However truthfully, getting another team involved that has to shed salary for talent wouldn't be too hard (The New York Knicks for Amare Stoudemire [MAX player at 18.2mil]  come to mind). You could trade Waiters & Bennett plus a 1st round pick the Knicks giving them youth that Phil could build with & Melo could lead, while clearing the space by making use of the amnesty clause to get Amare off the books for total of 27mil freed up, and sign love straight up Love.

The Cavs have way too many options.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Not so much talking about the staff/OSU, but us here at 11Wers, lol, (should've specified). It seemed like most people were cooling on Gibson and happy with Burrow, with sentiments that we want accurate QBs who can sling the rock.

So I'm really speaking to the hope that he would be willing to realize his full potential as a football player; which in the end he could evolve into an amazing QB and all time great, change positions and do the same, or  simply be wasted talent.

With the QBs we're looking at, I could only imagine what it would be like for a true gunslinger to be in this offense with these kind of weapons.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Part of this just reeks of desperation for us though. Like we're almost TOO willing to gamble on Torrance Gibson. He has an elite talent which to be frank, is NOT larger than his EGO. Not a knock on him, you've GOT to have an EGO in this game! (The kids call it SWAG these days)  

The risk reward here is definitely a true 50/50 black and white outcome: Either he's an amazing all time college football player or he ends up like a spawn of Michael Vick in a more durable package.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Yea it's cool man; I took my daughter last time and we had front row seats watching Dame vs. EGW, plus I got to chill with Alex (former 11W now Bucknuts) and Steve Wiltfong and pick their brains a little. I was looking for the 11W sign or section, but I didn't catch em. (Alex was no help, lol). 

Besides missing my fellow 11Wers, you also get a chance to rub shoulders with some recruits (bumped into Erick Smith, Marcelys Jones, & Marshon Lattimore along with Ezekiel Elliott last time), heard an awesome speech from Eddie George, and some cool highlights on the Jumbo-tron. Music is usually playing (stuff the kids like), and the drills breed a competitive environment that's fun to watch, especially the DBs v WRs one on ones and the RBs vs LBs. 

If you do come, my suggestion is to smuggle your own snacks and drinks into the joint - the concession prices are absolutely ridiculous. .

Comment 17 Jul 2014

They would.

If I'm the Cavs, I would just wait until the trade deadline. I know injuries could be risk regarding the players involved, but if we assume they're all healthy, that would be the best bet, otherwise the T'Wolves risk losing K-Love for absolutely nothing.

Then if they don't trade him out of spite, no free agent worth his salt will want to go there.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

It would be dumb of the Cavs to trade Andrew Wiggins, especially when they could get Love next year.

Right now they have enough to contend, and plus w/ tutelage from LeBron, Wiggins will likely be one of the best players in the league 5 years from now when LeBron & KLove will both be in their 30s. You keep that guy (Wiggins) around and set the Cavs up for a decade plus, rather than go all in now for what might likely be half that time.

The Timberwolves have ZERO leverage because K-Love can dictate who he will & won't sign a long term deal with which kills any potential trade. It seems obvious now that he wants to go to the Cavs, but the last I saw, the Cavs were trying to find another team that would allow them to get KLove with what they've already offered.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

I'm pretty sure the cap for a conference is 2 teams. Beyond that, I do think winning your conference championship game should grant you automatic eligibility, but say we have a year where Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, & USC win their conferences with 1 loss, there's no way another 1-loss SEC team should jump one of them.

To be honest, given that it was the SEC media day, I think a large part of that presentation was trolling.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

I agree with all of this: Home is about cherishing the relationships you have with people as much as it is the place it happens! Nostalgia is a powerful feeling and I'm sure other places have those same unique things as well, but as progressing state in general, Ohio is vastly underrated. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Wait, is it just me or does the sign behind her say "Longs Dongs Challenge"???

Comment 14 Jul 2014

I've said this from the beginning - if Craft doesn't stick in GS or Philly, they need to bring him to CLE. Kyrie knows how good AC is, and that would only make Irving better having to compete against Craft in practice all the time, plus he would be an excellent change of pace, disrupting the opposing offense, while wearing out the opposing PG while Kyrie rests, then Kyrie can go to work on offense. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Don't forget Joe Burrow; and honestly, I think the kid just wants to be a leader. As QB, the ball is in your hands and you get all the pressure, crunch time, & clutch moments under center when you're driving your team down the field, BUT it's a whole other thing when you can't compete with the proven top 11 QBs by performance, yet you're routinely beating the best corners in the nation at WR.

He could easily be the #1 WR in the class if he chose to focus on that, rather than just being the #1 ATH. 

Comment 11 Jul 2014

I agree with most of this, but I don't think we should ever be slotted for noon games, especially being that we're Ohio State & to be quite frank, it's sort of punishing our fan base on the whole. The younger fan base is more than likely partying or going out Friday night, so it kills their energy having just gone to bed somewhere between 2am-6am to have to be up to make a 12pm game.

Not to mention we've got great Buckeyes all over the place, but a 12pm game for us is a 9am game for our west coast Buckeyes and that just flat out sucks. Having games at 3:30 at very least gives them til 12pm PST start time, so I'd have to say I'd be in favor if we never have a noon game again.

A program of Ohio State's caliber should never be regulated to one of the worst TV slots for CFB. 3:30-5:00pm should be the earliest starts we have from here on out IMO.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

I agree with a lot of these posts. If you're the CAVS you absolutely do NOT budge on Wiggins.

They've already offered Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett, & a future 1st Rd. pick for Love and recently the Warriors confirmed they're not budging on Klay Thompson. Depending on how much Boston offers & how that scenario works out, if Minnesota doesn't take it now, they could always wait them out until the trade deadline. They are in a no-win situation.

If the CAVS don't wanna wait that long, they could offer the same sign & trade deal to the Knicks who to bring in Carmelo as LeBron's running mate as a perfect stretch PF where he's more comfortable.