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Grande Gustavo

from Columbus, Ohio.

Member since 29 November 2013 | Blog

Graduate of The Ohio State University. Likes: Beer, Brunettes, Breakfast Food. Dislikes:Those Scrubs Up North, sticky Children, and Illinois Nazis.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Going to The Ohio State University during the Tressel/Meyer&Matta era.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Pat Tillman, Troy Smith, Zeke Elliot, Joey Bosa, J.T. Barrett
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Washington Capitols
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Atlanta Braves

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Mar 2017

Don't have any pics of it with me, but I have an Orlando Pace signed commemorative football from his induction into the College Football HOF. 

Comment 10 Mar 2017

95 and 96 were the first years my family moved to Fairfax, and my dad started taking me to Caps games.  I think we went to 10 or so games (he'd get free tickets from work all the time) and I think they maybe won 1 of the 10 I went to.  Rough start to a fandom for a 5 year old.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

You've got more cap to move than you could possibly spend on actual players unless you want to severly overpay for everyone you sign.  Why not use some of that cap money to buy more draft picks? I hate the Browns, but honestly if they pull this off, it is a damn good trade.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

I'd love to get Mahomes, but I honestly believe we will need to use our 1st round pick to get him.  I think as time goes on he will continue to rise and become either an early second or late first round pick.  Hell he may be gone before the Steelers' pick.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

The biggest thing I don't want is another tweener outside linebacker like Jarvis.  We gotta find a way to replace Harrison, as much as I love the guy, relying on an almost 40 year old for a pass rush is a dangerous game.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

For the Steelers, here is what I am thinking:

Round 1, Pick 30: Gareon Conley, CB, The Ohio State University.  Our young secondary members from last year played better than i thought they would, but we still desperately need help in the defensive backfield.

Round 2, Pick 62: Raekwon McMillan, ILB, The Ohio State University.  I love Lawerence Timmons, but his productivity is definitely on the decline, and having Shazier and McMillan as our ILBs of the future is a tantalizing thought.

Round 3, Pick 94: Carlos Watkins, DT/NT, Clemson University.  This builds depth on the interior of our D-Line, which in tandem with Javon Hargrave, who will be entering his second year, can give a formidable defensive line rotation.

Round 3, Pick 105: Samaje Perine, RB, University of Oklahoma.  DeAngelo Williams has been a savior for our running game due to LeVeon Bell's injury issues/suspensions over the past couple years, however he is 33 years old, and has had injury issues.  Perine is a bruising running back that pairs well with Bell's more finesse based running style.

Areas I would also still like to see addressed throughout the rest of the draft: Backup QB (Landry Jones sucks ass), Offensive Line depth, Tight End Depth (LaDarius Green is so injury prone), and Outside Linebacker depth (Jarvis Jones sucks and James Harrison can't defy time forever).

Comment 01 Mar 2017

The Periscope cut out and the people in the video were freaking out when he had the UCLA shirt on.  Did he just commit to UCLA?

Comment 01 Mar 2017

I do not think i have ever noticed someone abusing a handicap spot, not that it doesnt happen, but I'm usually pretty heavily in my own world or thinking about something else.

Comment 28 Feb 2017

But I think what they are saying is if you sub out an FCS opponent for an in conference opponent, your chance of adding another loss goes up higher.  Its a risk reward thing for sure.  Personally I don't care, we have been the most talented team in the Big Ten pretty much every year I have been a fan of College Football (born December 1990, so realistically September 1991 when I attended my first Buckeye game).   

Comment 24 Feb 2017

I would guess, and this is obviously a shot in the dark, but I would guess that he is pretty happy with the cushy private coaching gig he has right now.  He does consulting for so many colleges, and high schools, and sells them equipment, I would bet he makes more than enough money in the gig right now that he has no motivation to take the hours and stress you're talking about.

Comment 24 Feb 2017

I think prior to the last 3 years was the right standard.  Contending for a Big Ten Title, Making the tourney almost every year, and winning 20+ games.  I think its unrealistic to expect us to be a title contender every year, but I was perfectly content with the basketbucks of 3 years ago.