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Columbus (via Columbus)

Member since 24 October 2013 | Blog

After leaving the grueling life of a rodeo clown, I ventured back to the land of Ohio, where I re-planted my flag, grew a thriving business, and then joined a fast growing local publishing firm. I have a healthy respect for bulls.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl, of course
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: EZE / JMarsh / Braxton / Carlos Hyde / Randy Gradishar / Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley / Aaron Craft / Clark Kellog / Jimmy Jackson / Herb Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Broncos
  • NHL TEAM: Bluejackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Sep 2016

If Tyvis Powell had stayed, he and Hooker would be our starting safeties. If Marshall had stayed, he'd be starting at the Y receiver position, and still returning punts.

It just makes no sense to me that Marshall or Powell would think they'd have a better chance beating out better competition in the NFL than staying and holding on to their starting spots. I really think they both left because they were ready, and many of their teammates were moving on, as well. And the fact that they both made NFL rosters bears that out. 

Comment 28 Sep 2016

While I understand the gist of what you're speculating, I really do not think any player has this mentality. When a player declares for the NFL, they have the mindset that they're ready and capable of competing with the best. No one would leave their college program to try and compete with some of the best athletes in the world because they thought they wouldn't even be one of the best on their current team. It just doesn't compute.

Comment 23 Sep 2016

Au contraire, mon frere. Back in the day, I ran into my share of assholes at shows. In fact, the guy who finally got me to go to a Dead show, in '91 (yes, I was very late to the party) was a huge asshole. I would've taken the bait much sooner, but I couldn't stand the thought of hanging out with him for an entire road trip.

Glad I finally did, tho.

Comment 23 Sep 2016

Well, maybe "afraid" isn't the correct word, but for whatever reason, Cooper was unwilling to simply go with the younger, better quarterback. But you're right about Jackson being an interesting fit for an offense more like Urban's. The big unknown there, tho, is whether Jackson could consistently make good reads in the read option.

For Cooper's offense, Germaine was definitely the better fit.

Comment 22 Sep 2016

This is college football, not basketball. Having one great player doesn't allow you to overcome all of your other deficiencies. (See LSU)

Apologies if this was sarcasm...

Comment 22 Sep 2016

Jackson did some good things, but he was way too inconsistent. On any given play, he was just as likely to do something risky and awful as he was something spectacular. At the time, it was understandable that Coop couldn't pick one QB and go with him, but looking back now with the benefit of hindsight, it's clear that Germaine was better and far more consistent.