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Geraffi


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Grew up in the shadows of the Horseshoe and developed a strong hatred for all things north of the border.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron "smooth criminal" Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Cannot compute
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Uhhh. NY Cosmos

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Sep 2014

It better be. But didn't we have wake up calls in nearly every game in Urban's first yer?  And dint we have wake up calls throughout the season last year, ending in three straight wake up calls from UM, MSU, and Clemson?  Game after game we have wake up calls and don't adjust in-game or between games. 

I'm usually not a negative Buckeye fan, but when the problems keep repeating without adjustments, it's difficult to expect something different when history doesn't support that hope/assumption. 

I still love my Buckeyes and always will, but this series of frustrating games and losses is disheartening. 

Comment 09 Sep 2014

It better be. But didn't we have wake up calls in nearly every game in Urban's first yer?  And dint we have wake up calls throughout the season last year, ending in three straight wake up calls from UM, MSU, and Clemson?  Game after game we have wake up calls and don't adjust in-game or between games. 

I'm usually not a negative Buckeye fan, but when the problems keep repeating without adjustments, it's difficult to expect something different when history doesn't support that hope/assumption. 

I still love my Buckeyes and always will, but this series of frustrating games and losses is disheartening. 

Comment 06 Sep 2014

Agree 100%. Perhaps that was due to the odd scheme Navy runs on D, but I think the lack of using the middle of the field in the passing game has been a serious issue over the past two seasons.  I'd love to see some stats on that. 

Comment 06 Sep 2014

That's a good option. I prefer to keep my phone out of reach. I don't text or chat during games, and won't respond to texts or calls until that last second ticks off the clock. One of my superstitions that I KNOW helps will the Good Guys to victory!

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I think we are better than them in that regard. I always appreciate your take on any topic that lives here. I'm not one to go shouting B1G! All over the place, just congratulating RU and stating amongst friends that it's good for the conference.  And what's good for the conference is good for the Buckeyes (mostly). 

BTW, I saw the Dalai Lama a few years ago at Niagara Falls. It was really cool to be in his presence. I didn't greet him because I didn't know how to properly do so, but I wanted to badly. Still, just seeing him was cool.  It set a peaceful tone for my trip. 

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I'm not bothered by SEC fans pulling for other SEC schools. What does bother me is that weaker SEC schools claim to be great because the upper echelon is strong. 

I want a stronger B1G Ten.  When the bottom half of the conference loses consistently to MAC teams and non-"Power Five" schools, it reinforces the perception that the B1G is weak, which weakens the credibility of the Buckeyes. In the playoff era, we'll need a stronger B1G. 

I typically pull for conference teams especially in OOC games, with one exception of course. However, I'll never shed a tear when another B1G team loses. 

With Rutgers and Maryland joining the league, I think it's important that both teams to have a solid season.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

True words. I love this site and the 11 W community.  I think I check in about 20 times a day. 

Thanks, 11 W!

Go Bucks!  Beat Navy!

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Rice at Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30 p.m.). Beyond getting catfished by guys on the internet and having tutors do homework for them, Notre Dame football sometimes plays football on NBC

Hilarious!  

Comment 23 Aug 2014

Number 7 indeed. Teddy Ballgame, Joey Galloway, so damn fast. 

I had a Conelius Green banner (that my mom made) hangng in my bedroom when I was a kid. It now hangs in my six year old son's bedroom. We live in PA, but he's all Buckeye, and his birthday/lucky number is, of course, 7.

His first Buckeye game is in 7 days.

Game week!!!

Comment 23 Aug 2014

The premise of this article is horse shit. To think that a guy, you don't even know, is a bust because he disappointed you in regard to not meet expectations you dreamed up for him is pathetic. 

Keep in mind, though, that Grant himself feels that he has underperformed. I what I take from this article is that Grant is embracing his role as a leader, and taking a somewhat different, and hopefully more successful approach to this season that he and the fans hope is successful. 

Saying his legacy is set in stone before he takes the field for his senior season is where I think most fans find fault in this article (as seen in posted responses), but that's not the only message. 

Go Bucks!

Comment 23 Aug 2014

The Buckeyes would be my first consideration before axing cable. Second would be college football, and then Buckeye/college hoops and NFL. These are the only reasons I even have TVs (also Game of Thrones). 

Edit: the 60 inch LED HD TV in my basement would revolt against low def shakey feeds. As would I. I need my Buckeyes in full-glorious HD, and the bigger the better. 

Comment 23 Aug 2014

I agree with JohnnyKozmo. A great season from Curtis can reshape his legacy. It only takes one year. 

It has to be hard, coming in with so much hype, then struggling to live up and getting dragged through the mud by the fans and media, and being fully aware. 

I have a lot of respect for Curtis. He has fought through many challenges and seems to be coming out on the other side a better man. Whether he is a better football player remains to be seen, but football is a game, life is not. 

Rise up, Curtis! This Buckeye fan is pulling for you!