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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.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Upsetting Miami to win the Title.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Maple Leafs
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Sep 2016

The old NWO, I'm from Antwerp. I think we still have a school. Paulding county is pretty desolate. I'm in NE Indiana now, weird how once you cross the state line it seems to get very flat. I never noticed as much until my Hoosier wife pointed it out.

Comment 21 Sep 2016

How does Nebraska-Northwestern get a night game over Sparty-Wisconsin at noon?  whiff,  but each week the SEC will have 3 night games. 

Comment 15 Sep 2016

"We all brag about how the B1G is the most lucrative conference, well that comes with a price. To recoup that payout, networks run a ton of commercials that extend the game." Bragging about conference revenue is like bragging about the hot broads your best friend bangs. Important to note who benefits and whom suffers. These peoples loyalty is not to the fan its always to the dollar. They make huge money, the product becomes slowly diluted intentionally to make the fans passive and accepting of change while lining their pockets. I still have a hard time believing TV commercials sell anything. I can't remember the last time I saw any product on a TV commercial where I stopped and said to myself "I have to buy that".  I know the stats prove me wrong here. I just laugh when I see Brett Favre trying to sell Tommy Copper cock sleeves, or some actor trying to convince me to finance an automobile that depreciates while making the banks money.  

Not an attack on you... I apologize for this string of posts, just in a bad mood..... and I hate the Eagles man!

Comment 15 Sep 2016

I agree, and make no mistake it affects players and coaches. Too much down time, players tighten up, lose the adrenaline from the crowd energy. Many of the coaches go into full blown paralysis by over analysis with the extra time opposed to more intense pressure and reaction with the flow of the game. As much as I hate the hurry up no huddle offense, i can sympathize with their coaches doing this to keep the blood flowing so to speak. One of the best things about football is momentum caused by engaged home crowds. This has subsided rapidly the past few seasons I feel.

Comment 15 Sep 2016

I usually always try to make it to one game a year. After the Illinois night game in 2014 I'm not in a hurry to get back. Pregame... hell yes. Band sets the tone... nice organic mind boner happening, then the kickoff.... that rarely gets returned shows up like a pop up for an infected toe nail remedy during brazzers time. Then like nutinPA said, TV breaks are unbearable to sit through, they destroy the rowdy vibe the crowd used to maintain that us old timers call "homefield advantage".  Now a crowd of slaves to hand held devices go into their shells while listening to shitty pop music blasted through the stadium. But don't worry, fireworks... weeee.  The fake carcinogen laced grass is obnoxiously bright and lacks character. No mud or stains in the rain, everyone looks like they've pissed themselves. All of this bullshit for what???  Money... destroy one of the most beautiful sports in the world. Strip away the pageantry, shush the bands, more advertising.  I could keep going as this subject is pretty dear to me. College football as a whole is probably my favorite hobby and passion in life behind my family. To see the transformation that has taken place the past decade is like a nightmare to me. Conference networks have a lot to do with the problem. Yes it is awesome to be able to watch more games, but at what cost?

One of these looks a little more commercialized than the other...

Comment 14 Sep 2016
His soft players are a direct product of his soft scheme. A scheme that won't ever produce a championship for a reason.
Comment 09 Sep 2016

I don't think kids should be allowed to put pads on until the 5th or 6th grade. At that age the fundamentals, rules, and playbook should be the focus. It would also build up more anxiety and the kids would be excited to play if they had to wait a little longer. I went to a small school where we didn't peewee or pop warner, I didn't get to put pads on until 7th grade, needless to say we were all amped to play at that age. Too many kids start playing competitive sports too early and they end up getting burnt out in high school. 

Comment 09 Sep 2016

I think the VT-UT game at Bristol is retarded. The fans will be way to far from the field. Cool idea, horrible execution. 

This week sucks for matchups. I'm looking forward to seeing if Illinois can upset UNC, and I think ASU- TxTech will be a solid game. BYU-Utah will be a physical contest.

I've got Pitt upsetting PSU and the Franklin meltdown begins.

Comment 07 Sep 2016

They shouldn't be too depressed long term. This will be the season they look back at as their turning point in a few years when Tom Herman is the OU coach. Similar to us in 06 with Meyer, similar to Ruhl and Temple sacking Hackenburg 10 times before Ruhl replaces the medium shitty Franklin at PSU. 

5 years from now:

Matt Ruhl- HC at Penn State

Scott Frost- HC at Nebraska

Tom Herman- HC at Oklahoma

Bob Stoops- HC at Iowa

Charlie Strong- HC at Texas

Lane Kiffin- HC at Cal

Hugh Freeze- Incarcerated for something creepy

Bert Bielema- First morbidly obese coach to use a segway on the sidelines.

Nick Saban- suffers concussion in accident at a practice, as a result: forgets he won 5 national titles, goes into long coughing fits during press conferences induced by an allergic reaction to Les Miles grass clippings.

Comment 06 Sep 2016

FSU and Clemson are the only 2 playoff caliber teams in the ACC, they play one another... so one of them will be out of the way. Rooting for ranked teams ahead of us to lose in week 1 when we are positioned to be in the final 4 with ease seems silly to me. I'm glad FSU won, and I'm glad the SEC looks shaky outside of Alabama. LSU and Oklahoma are out of our way already. We beat the Sooners we deserve to stay in the top 4 unless we falter. So many upsets in week 1, so much will continue to unfold in the next 2 weeks before league play. 

It's foolish to write off many of the teams that lost this week. 2014 should remind us of this. Notre Dame, UCLA, Oklahoma, and LSU still have plenty of time to iron out the wrinkles and get hot.