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GlueFingers Lavelli


Spencerville, IN (via Antwerp, OH)

Member since 30 October 2011 | Blog

Former Marine. Current Steelworker. Born and raised in Ohio, married an Indiana woman so I live 10 minutes from the Ohio border now.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Upsetting Miami to win the Title.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Redd
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Maple Leafs
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Feb 2016

how is it bullshit? sack up and answer the questions. It's really not that complicated. Going into the contest you are well aware there is a 50/50 shot at victory. How you handle yourself in the face of adversity says a lot about a person. If he wants to bask in the spotlight and embrace all of the praise he receives when he wins, he should be able to handle facing losing a little better. At least be a man and own it, no need to pout and walk away. 

Comment 08 Feb 2016
had to be careful there, I'm sure Ware's extended arm from the ground could have broken his shin. Ohhh great the sports science guy is spewing meaningless numbers about Von Miller....
Comment 08 Feb 2016

Th unfortunate thing here is that all the guys with class, dignity, and respect for the fans and sport that play for Carolina are represented by a selfish player like Newton. Keuchly is one of my favorite players to watch. Thomas Davis is a stud. Ryan Kalil, Jerrico Cotchery, Greg Olsen... all guy I wanted to see get a ring. I feel badly that they have to play for a team with a guy like Newton as the face of the franchise.  Ron Rivera is a great coach and deserves better leadership from his "leader".

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Surprised no one mentioned Bowen. I think Jones will end up moving to guard. I think Pridgeon will end up starting at one of the tackle spots. I think the competition between Prince and Bowen will be tight. 

My guess:

LT Pridgeon

LG Jones

C Elflien

RG Price

RT Bowen

Comment 05 Feb 2016
it kind of makes you wonder how they feel about the guys we have at tackle a little. I think we have plenty of good talent developing, but maybe they felt like Pridgeon would be an instant upgrade at either tackle spot over some of our younger untested guys. Hard to tell, but I'm with you. I think they have every intention of starting this guy.
Comment 04 Feb 2016
Keep in mind "they can't all be winners" It wasn't long ago that Purdue was competing for conference titles and producing plenty of NFL talent. They have fallen on hard times.... it happens to lower tier teams. There are other teams historically worse than Purdue in football in the B1G.
Comment 01 Feb 2016

you claim we are already a basketball power, but mention that we are in another tier? How many tiers are there? I can think of quite a few schools besides the 3 that you have mentioned that have accomplished a whole lot more than Ohio State. I'm sorry but winning a National title in 1960 and being the runner up in 07 hardly makes us a basketball power. 

Comment 30 Jan 2016

We won't ever be a basketball power. We will have years were we compete at a high level and are in the mix. Ohio State is and always be a football school. Matta could win a pair of titles and I still feel like everyone would be more worried about the football team. I think he's a very solid coach and has had his ups and downs. He also looks like Freddy Kreuger a little bit, so theres that.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

New England would be a great fit. I just hope he ends up on a team with stable coaching and a proven QB so he has a great chance to succeed. Kansas City could certainly use him, he could be a nice compliment to Maclin and Kelce. Indy would be nice to keep him close to home, but they have Hilton and just took Dorsett, so they don't have the need. Green Bay would be a great landing spot as would Pittsburgh. Wheaton has hit his ceiling IMO and he along with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant would be lethal.

Comment 28 Jan 2016

Schools like Alabama, Michigan and Stanford will recruit well because their offenses tend to get guys more NFL ready from a scheme and development standpoint. The NFL isn't going to go away from the way they play the game just because its getting harder to find conventional drop back QB's. They will simply focus on drafting guys who are mentally compatible and don't have to be de-programmed for a lack of a better term. Reminds me a little of the Marine Corps MP who told me the biggest mistake guys make who want to use the military as a step to work their way into civilian law enforcement is becoming an MP in the military. Most civilian police forces love military backgrounds, but don't want to break MP's of all the habits that don't translate to civilian police work. I'm not sure how much truth there is in that comparison but it makes sense to me. lol

Michigan will continue to recruit well as long as they are winning 9+ contest annually. If you are worried now I can't imagine how you will feel once they start producing NFL QB's again.  I'm not worried because we have one of the greatest coaches in the sport. I like the competition... I want to beat them at their best.

Comment 22 Jan 2016

I get what you are saying, but their schedule this past season looked more daunting than what they have coming up. Replace Utah, BYU and Oregon State with Hawaii, UCF, and Colorado. Penn State will be down breaking in a new QB, Sparty loses Cook, and we won't be viewed nationally like we were with the attrition we have had. Harbaugh did the right thing in redshirting Morris to give him a year to learn the offense/mature mentally & physically while still getting reps in practice. They certainly have question marks, but with an easier schedule I don't know that they regress much or at all. I'd say Iowa and Ohio State will be their toughest games. They are built to play with Iowa schematically have better talent and coach(minus the 13 B1G COY awards).  I guess I don't think 9 or 10 wins again is a reach for them.

Comment 22 Jan 2016

Right but a substantial portion of members here said preseason that he wouldn't win more than 8 games this season.... Wack job personality sure, but the guy can coach. They lose all of their LB's, but return a solid secondary and defensive line is in good shape. Offensively QB, but that offensive line got better. I still think they are getting better and the longer they build continuity there it should continue/be sustained. 

Comment 20 Jan 2016
check out that statline.... Jim Bollman sought medical attention for an erection lasting longer than 4 hours.
Comment 14 Jan 2016

I don't think either Powell or Marshall will get drafter. I've never seen Pro potential in Tyvis, and I think Marshall hasn't proven himself to be more than a return guy. Niche players don't get drafter very often. I feel bad for Marshall because he probably cost himslef a shot at coming back, having a great season as the go to guy with J.T. and getting drafted as a result. Marshall has less than 1,000 yards receiving over two seasons. That doesn't look or sound like a guy who has a strong hold on the position. Production means something. 

Comment 12 Jan 2016

It won't matter who the Browns hire. With incompetent ownership and management still in place they will continue to fail....err uh I mean rebuild. Continuity is key in football in terms of team chemistry and player development. If you shuffle the deck every other season you will remain on the bottom for a very long time. The Browns have had a few decent coaches and fired them. I actually think if they kept Eric Mangini around they would have steadily improved. The Pats, Packers, Steelers, Ravens of the league laugh at the bottom half because they all know what it takes to win, and they know it doesn't happen overnight, or by spending money on FA's.  Coaching continuity, and drafting players that can be developed to fit a stable scheme is the winning model... that takes years to build... 

Haslam is a fraud and will play the Cleveland faithful because he knows as well as we do... the Browns fans will continue to support the franchise out of loyalty and fear of losing their team again no matter how poor of a product. The Owner is too stupid to realize that he has great loyal fans who would be patient and tough out some more losing seasons if it meant steady improvement and stability would follow. Haslam is a salesman, he wants the fans to be excited about the fresh new coaching blood to keep eyes watching/hoping/ He does this because he is covering his ass because he has no clue how to build a football team. If he always has a scapegoat or fall guy whether it be a coach or GM, he will always stay out of the crosshairs and not be viewed as a part of the problem and failures. He is a coward, crook, and he doesn't care if the Browns ever win. He just wants a seat at the big boys table.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

So we lose to MSU at home against their backup QB, MSU wins the B1G, gets embarrassed by Alabama.... but we are better than Alabama because we beat an injury riddled Notre Dame team.... makes sense. 

I have no doubt that we could have competed and beaten Oklahoma, Iowa, Stanford or possibly MSU in a rematch... but not 38-0. Alabama beat a great Clemson team with a phenom at QB despite their RT getting owned by Dodd all night long. 

Comment 12 Jan 2016

I actually hope we start the season ranked outside the top 10. We play much better as the hunter. We have the talent, just time to see who emerges as our next great ones. I'm pretty excited and think we will surprise folks this season. I can't wait to see Erick Smith, Sam Hubbard, Marcus Baugh, and our sleuth of unproven but talented OL and WR's.  I have a feeling Mike Weber will break our and be the man.