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GlueFingers Lavelli


Auburn, IN

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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: Best: Ted Ginn housing the opening kickoff of the nat'l title game.
    Worst: Roy Hall piggybackin' him and the rest of the game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Maple Leafs
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Sweat because of the need for depth at defensive end. He and Holmes=nasty!   Gotta think there's a good shot Bosa leaves early. We need pass rushers on the outside, I feel like we are pretty set at DT, and WR as well. Especially if we get Cager.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

It appears Stoops is following in the footsteps of Switzer rather than Wilkinson. Sad because he is a good coach. You would think at a place like Oklahoma he could raise his standards a little. The have traditionally recruited well, I just read that they are taking on some transfer from Tulsa who got into trouble. Ridiculous.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I'm picking the Bruins to win the Pac12. They return pretty much everyone on the team. I don't think Mora gets enough pub for the job he is doing out there.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I feel like Cardale is cut from the Pryor/Newton mold, not quite the runner those two were, but I could see Cardale being the hammer at QB we haven't had. IMO once we get that guy at QB who can lower his shoulder and get 2 yards when we need it, look out. I feel like Cardale can be that guy. I've heard he has a huge arm as well.  With J.T. I think we may get the best of both worlds. I hate making comparisons between our offense and the Gators offense, but they seemed like a machine when the QB could always run for those tough yards. I just keep thinking about the 4th down play v.s. MSU and I can't help but think that even if they keyed the QB on that play.... Tim Tebow would get that yard. I also understand Braxton can do things Tebow could never do.  I really hope Cardale gets his shot when it's his time. I feel like many people here overlook him.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

If we had a live night scrimmage tonight in Columbus the place would be packed. what a sad picture. I'm assuming this was open to the public??

Comment 16 Aug 2014

I agree. Navy presents challenges we won't face the rest of the season. Breaking in a new DC and losing some studs on that side of the ball against a scheme like the triple options is no easy task. If we don't come out clicking on offense and let Navy string together a few long drives, expect a long frustrating game.  Rutgers will be well coached with Friedgen there now, I expect them to be solid.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

I know many of the folks here don't care or worry about the rest of the B1G, but I do. National perception is everything anymore, especially moving forward with the playoff.  If Sparty upsets Oregon on the road, and Wisconsin beats LSU, all of the sudden people respect the conference a little more. Not sure about you guys, but I'm rooting like hell for Sparty to beat the Ducks, then for Oregon to go on a run. If we head into a night game in East Lansing and beat an undefeated top 10, possibly top 5 team by that point, it would be huge for Ohio State, and revenge for 1998 and last season!

Comment 13 Aug 2014

2004 Auburn was the start of the SEC conference pride bs. If they would have lost that Bowl game they played against Virginia Tech there wouldn't be as much of a problem with the BCS as you hear today. It didn't help that USC absolutely destroyed Oklahoma in that title game. All the SEC homers claim that was the beginning of the disrespect, then when 2006 happened it further cemented their argument.

Comment 13 Aug 2014

Any word from the staff on T-shirt availability? The only thing that pops up when I go to Dry Goods are glasses and hats. I'd love to buy some shirts..... hhhheeelllllllllppppppp!

Comment 13 Aug 2014

I had a buddy who moved out there. He called in Menver. Basically the place is a cock forest. Hope you aren't single. I went to a brewery downtown years ago. I cannot recall the name of the place, but it was very nice, and the beer was great. Sorry this information isn't useful.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

I get your point, but you have to remember most great QB's earn the job, or play their best at seasons end and carry that momentum and confidence into the following season. See Troy Smith, Terrelle Pryor and Braxton Miller. I remember Vince Young playing great towards the end of his sophomore season and beating Michigan in that bowl in 2004.  It's not always the case, but usually when a young guy whom is a rsFr or Sophmore gets hot at seasons end, he is usually going to have a decent career and expectations will be high.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Honestly I really think MSU will by far and away be our toughest gig. They are deep, and really haven't lost as much as it seems.

Cook obviously is a young QB who seemingly gets better every game he plays in. This works against since we play them midseason. If they upset Oregon in Eugene, his confidence will be sky high for the night game at home. The kid can play, and doesn't make stupid mistakes.

The running backs a receivers are all back with the exception of Bennie Fowler which isn't a huge loss. A lot of experience returning there. Langford is a solid back IMO.

The line is very good. Jack Allen and Jack Conklin are studs and on many all conference lists. Travis Jackson is very underrated as well.

The defense won't be too far from where it was. They have the guys to fit the scheme. Calhoun is a beast. Marcus Rush is a bull, the 2 DT's are new as well as the MLB. With Waynes and Drummond in the secondary and both outside backers returning I can't see a huge drop off. Probably a top 15-20 defense at its worst.

Special teams are excellent.  Dino is a great coach. I really think we are in trouble here. My biggest concern is running against that defense behind our young line minus Carlos Hyde. Kind of scary to think about. Braxton will have to be perfect. Our defense will have to be great.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Any kid who has it in him to immediately let everyone know he is going to come back strong, is probably mentally and physically tough enough to do it. I think he will recover. Seems like a really good kid as well. Good attitude.  GET WELL KYLE!

EDIT: does anyone else think Kyle looks like he could be the Big Boy burger statue?  Big Boy Bergers???

Comment 11 Aug 2014

Felt similar when Carlin went down. That guy was awesome as well, but with his age it wasn't a shock. Robin won't ever be forgotten.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

The toughest part with him gunning the throttle is that it's common in sprint car racing during caution for drivers to kick the ass end of the car sideways to keep the tires warm. If you watch a sprint car race you will see how common it is, especially right after a tire change. I believe it was said that Stewart recently changed tires before the incident. I'm not defending anyone, but it's certainly plausible that he was gunning it through the corner to kick it sideways to keep his tires warm. It could honestly be so many things, that only Tony Stewart will ever truly know. If you forced me to guess I would say that Stewart knew Ward was getting out of his car, and Stewart decided he was going to "warm his fresh tires" by gunning it in front of Ward, while at the same time sort of rubbing it in his face that he ran him up the wall. Sort of a student-pupil moment. The old veteran known nationwide reminding the kid who they each were respectively. I don't think it was ever Stewarts intention to hit Ward. I'm guessing that when Stewart entered the turn he didn't see Ward because Ward was clear down in the center of the track and was almost hit by the car in front of Stewart. So Stewart assumes that Ward is back up by his car, and guns it into the turn, not knowing Ward is in the process of dodging the first car, Ward steps back right into Tony's path(higher line on track), and Stewart strikes Ward not seeing him, and potentially while in a controlled slide which would make it harder to brake.  Only Tony Stewart really knows what happened, but that's how I saw it. I don't think Stewart had any reason to be the aggressor given that all he did was push Ward up the turn and caused Ward to lose his line, Ward was clearly out of control and upset. He was his own worst enemy in that moment, and I don't Stewart realized how far down the track Ward was. Is it possible that a young kid just wanted to make a name for himself by getting into it with a nascar racer for publicity or to prove something to himself?

Comment 10 Aug 2014

I once bought my wife her first Browns jersey. It was one of those expensive fancy chic jerseys with the bedazzled collar. I got her an away Hillis jersey before week 1.... then the holdout/hamstring/illness happened. Worse than that I custom ordered an Owen Marecic jersey to compliment my wifes Hillis jersey. Worst 200+ bucks I've ever spent. Never again NFL, never again.  I'll stick with guys who are retired.