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Gametime

Dublin, OH (via Steubenville, OH)

Member since 12 December 2012 | Blog

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: Ezekiel Elliott (recently) Antoine Winfield (All-Time)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: De'Angelo Russell (recently) Allen Iverson (All-Time)
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets
  • 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 1 hour ago

Coaches were raving about Lisle recently and people forget that the 2-Deep had Jones, Knox, Taylor, Lisle, and Prince. So that should tell us about who the staff felt was ahead. Of that group, Isaiah Prince was the best talent followed by Jones so it's reasonable to assume that Price, although he started, is competing to keep his gig, and that the other guard spot is up for grabs.

Pridgeon, Prince, & Elflein are the only sure things I imagine on that OL. Knox, Jones, Burrell, & Lisle all have an opportunity here.

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Fort Worth Police responded early Saturday to what they called “an altercation” between Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend.

A police spokesman told Omar Villafranca of CBS News that Manziel was not arrested and that a report on the incident has not been completed.

So basically it's a non-story between a young couple going through some issues.

Got it. Let's bust out the pitchforks. 

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Growing up in the Ohio Valley, for us it's been Scarlet & Gray on Saturdays and Black & Gold on Sundays, so unlike most of you, I haven't had to deal with it that much because the Bengals, Browns, & Ravens don't really draft Buckeyes like that. The only one I have any legit worries about this year, is Bosa going to Baltimore.

Other than that the only teams I truly hate - Cowboys, Patriots - I don't want to see any Buckeyes on their rosters at all. 

I don't disown guys though. I always hope they do well in the league because it kills two birds with one stone (good for them, good for OSU) but, just can't have them beating my team. 

Comment 29 Jan 2016

You gotta take off the team colored shades and be objective - Vontaze Burfict leads the NFL in unnecessary roughness penalties, did so as a rookie, and had over 22 at Arizona State, once to the point of him being benched for having too many. The dude is a dirty player so he's never going to get the benefit of the doubt.

Ryan Shazier on the other hand, as a Buckeye, you KNOW he puts his body on the line to drill people and make big plays. Just like the referee said during the replay - Bernard was NOT defenseless, he caught the ball, took two steps, turned his head and Shazier was right there. You've got a guy who's 6'2" getting low to pop a guy who's 5'8" bracing for a hit and THAT was perfectly legal too. So if Bengals are upset about it, then they've got to deal with it too. 

Comment 28 Jan 2016

I don't think there's much to worry about. AB already got a raise and is signed through 2018. As long as Ben is QB, he's not going anywhere. Now Markus Wheaton might get let go given they have Coates and Bryant. I don't seem them keeping Archer either.

However, Bell wasn't just a dime a dozen RB, but great all over the field as a receiver, in pass pro, screen game, etc. He was largely considered to be one of, it not thee best RB in the league overall. No way you let that guy walk. Ben, Bell, and Brown will be the "Big 3" of that offense for as long as Ben is upright. 

Comment 28 Jan 2016

The class finishes with Hamlin, Fuller, Hardman, & Wallace (if Jones commitment sticks).

Comment 28 Jan 2016

Have you ever heard of such nonsense going on at Bama or OSU? You can prob name an anomaly, but this type of shit would never happen at a real program.

It happens fairly regularly at Bama actually...they just go about it differently. 

Comment 27 Jan 2016

Well you should think of it more like, a leader leading by example. What Cam does is really no different than how Brett Favre acted, it's just that Cam has his whole team playing with that kind of fun, passion, and enthusiasm. I despised Brett Favre for years being a fan of the 49ers and Steelers growing up, but I always respected his love of his teammates and of the game. Cam is just in that same mold. 

Comment 27 Jan 2016

I actually see Eli Apple, and potentially Vonn Bell, Tyvis Powell, OR Jeremy Cash going to Pittsburgh.

Dolo would be nice too, but the Steelers are on record wanting to have an added element like what Dri Archer was supposed to bring to the offense, so don't be surprised if Braxton is snatched up by them at the end of the 2nd or 3rd (most likely) rounds. Having to worry about Braxton in the slot with reverses and QB throws (a la Antwan Randle El) AND Le'Veon Bell in addition to that passing game??

Yea buddy!

Comment 25 Jan 2016

Gary is a great player at the high school level, kudos for him if he goes to TTUN.

Am I worried given that the next 3 years he'll have to deal with Burrell, Meech, & Lisle on the inside?

Nah.

Comment 23 Jan 2016

I dunno...I hate to admit it, but I gotta give the guy credit for essentially building up the Stanford program, I mean he had some very competitive teams. I mean they punched their conference big boys (USC, Oregon) in the mouth a few times, tripped them up. Now Stanford is the class of the conference.

I wouldn't put it passed him to put together some very solid, annoying, teams for TSUN. 

Comment 17 Jan 2016
Nope, because it's not true. Thad has proven he's a very good coach, but with teams talented enough, he's not gotten over the hump... His teams have struggled offensively, whether it's creativity, sets, shooting, slashing, etc. Just stagnant. Thad is excellent at getting his teams motivated and playing hard most of the time, but at this point it is what it is. I think he's just missed far too much lately in recruiting and just general development of his last wave.
Comment 05 Jan 2016

I think you're jumping the gun bud. Our NC coordinators both left to become head coaches, and both Ed Warriner and Luke Fickell interviewed for vacant head coaching positions. I believe Fickell interviewed for the Pitt job before Narduzzi got it and Warriner for Army in 13, Kansas in 14, and Rutgers expressed interest before Chris Ash landed the job (when it looked like he might go to Syracuse).

All kids drink some sort of kool-aid man. Competitors value the challenge of being the guys who've done something nobody has ever done before.

As for your criticisms - We smashed Notre Dame (won our bowl game against a marquee team that steals top Catholic recruits in our home state; kinda a big deal) We don't need a QB in this class; we've got 4 on the roster and one committed for 2017 already. That guy who was #1 is about to drop after being pretty average all year and in the all star game - the kids we have in Weber and Williams both shined in their All Star games and were top 5 RBs (Just like when we Zeke instead of Green - see how that worked out);

All in all, this year wasn't our year. There was a perfect storm situation on the season with QBGeddon looming over it and transitioning from the OC genius that was Tom Herman, but once Warriner got in the booth, we looked like the machine we were supposed to be all year. Just embrace the fact we've had a great run from this senior class who tied the record for most wins  by a senior class in NCAAF history and look forward to the next group of talent stepping up.