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Columbus (via Cleveland)

Member since 07 February 2013 | Blog

Graduate and fan of all things Ohio State.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: playing baseball at the prog
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, Cardale Jones
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, D'angelo Russell
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Dec 2014

A lot of people here whining about having the tournament in the most famous arena in the world. If you haven't been to New York yet, it is such a beautiful and entertaining city and it's well-worth the trip and money. 

New York is largely an unclaimed market for college athletics so this move also makes sense for the brand. Sorry if you disagree with my opinion but I think a weekend trip during this tourney would help make you think otherwise.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

The combo of this year's class with next years class which I believe will have everyone but D'angelo staying 3 years+ will ensure we are a force in the BIG ten for the short term. I think this is the best thing about it. That's also not to say D'angelo is the only obvious pro talent in these classes as I think a few of these guys have legitimate shots just not as instantly as D'angelo. 

I get really amped just thinking of these classes working together next year and the year after. I see some good leaders and I personally have never been more excited for back to back classes. I was so used to Thad having on and off recruiting years that this is such a pleasant surprise. 

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Auburn loses to unranked A&M and stays in the top ten. (-6 spots)

Ole Miss loses to LSU drops 3 to 7, then loses next week to Auburn and drops from 7 to 12. (-9 spots in two consecutive loses)

OSU lost to unranked Va Tech and dropped from 8 to 21. (At the time we no one know they would be 4-5 now). (-13 spots)

Oklahoma loses to Baylor and drops from 16 to out of the top 25. (-10 spots)

I'm sure there are more examples out there but it just shows how important bias is with these rankings. It's a circle of death and I think it all stems from preseason rankings that literally have no value and rely on perception more than any other factor. Take it for what it's worth. Can't say the SEC hasn't earned the right to a bias based on their performance the past decade, but it does get out of control in my opinion

Comment 07 Oct 2014

Hypothetical here. Lets say JT leads us to the Playoff and becomes a top 3 vote getter for the Heisman, would you guys really be all for having Braxton named the starter next season. This is after the offense has had a year to grow under JT with many players already being accustomed to his playing style.

Love Braxton and all but I think our loyalty to him could be a little blinding especially in the case that has JT leading us to a playoff appearance. The exact goal we would have under the Braxton's leadership

Comment 11 Oct 2013

You're only thinking offense. Our defense is what excites me. Everyone who was productive on defense last year is returning and they are all veterans. They should be able to keep us in every game unless the offense just absolutely doesn't show up

Comment 28 Aug 2013

It's too early to guess at what would be a "brutal stretch" but I think there are stretches that show some potential as of now. 

notably, starting on February 1st, we play at Wisconsin, at Iowa, Purdue, Michigan, and finish at Illinois.

3/5 Were solid tourney teams last year

Iowa went to the NIT championship game and are looking to have a breakout year in the big ten

Purdue would be the only probable break even though they were a .500 team last year.

3/5 are away at tough environments. I wouldn't be surprised if we only won one of these games and if 4/5 of these opponents are ranked by then. I'm also not saying I would be surprised if we won them all

Comment 06 Aug 2013

Apparently your reputation is a little more protected in Louisiana as we found out recently with Jeremy Hill. I guess breaking probation by punching someone from behind in a parking lot and then celebrating over their knocked out body doesn't ruin your reputation with your teammates and Les at LSU.  "Just score touchdowns and we will forget all down here"

Comment 24 Jun 2013

When Urban offers an underrated kid, to me their '3 star' ranking becomes as arbitrary as poland's calvalry in WW2. I hope that serves as a decent simile, but seriously I trust our coaches evaluations of these athletes more than the people who assign stars.

Comment 23 Apr 2013

I don't see the fanbases of these schools allowing this network to be successful. I'm calling it a bust

Comment 23 Apr 2013

Everyone wants instant results from these moves. Sorry but you just won't get them from Rutgers and Maryland. In 5 years these schools will be fully integrated and all these conversations about it won't even be afterthoughts at that point.

Comment 23 Apr 2013

I think people will learn to like the conference layout the way it is now. Things change and it doesn't do much to look at the negatives. To me, we are bringing in two schools with just under 40,000 students, academic standards mirroring most of the other BIG schools and the large fanbases that follow. Athletically they may struggle at first to adjust but I bet I don't see people showing any regret about this move in 5 years.