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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 2 hours ago

We have 3 guys who were all starters last year (Booker's coming off an injury). A 3rd year guy who was slated to be a starter last year is not a lock to a) come back 100% from injury and b) be able to make a switch to MLB, but with Baker, Worley and Booker coming back, and the bevy of talented, experienced LBs in that room, it's not likely that a true freshman would come in and win the starting MLB job. It's not impossible, just not very likely.

But rotate in like Kwon did? That's very possible.

Comment 3 hours ago

This "never had any separation from DBs" line seems to be popular, usually in reference to all of the WRs. When it comes to Noah Brown, I went back and rewatched a lot of games, in particular the MSU, TTUN and Clemson games, and Brown was getting separation. Not every time, but he was open a lot when the Oline protection broke down and/or JT failed to find him with an accurate throw.

The offense this last year had a lot of problems, but Noah Brown was not one of them.

Comment 23 Jan 2017

How do you know that Bama, and other schools, haven't had the same issues that have dropped the actual number lower?

Which is why I don't quibble about 25 or 26, because 25 is SUPPOSED to be the maximum you can sign in a class. I quibble when the numbers start climbing higher than that for a class.

Let's see how many end up in this Bama class on signing day, then we'll know if the recent trend of staying at or near the limit is the new normal, or if the old ways are creeping back in (and with Saban, the emphasis is on CREEP).

Comment 23 Jan 2017

Several services get the numbers incorrect, because they'll include players that did not sign with OSU. Which is why I look at all the numbers, from a variety of sources, and reconcile them accordingly. The 2015 class is a perfect example - several services are including a player (Jurkovic) on their lists that ended up signing elsewhere. Which is why the number is 26, not 27. And that 26 includes Jamel Dean, who failed his physical after early enrolling and ending up not staying at OSU after they released him from his commitment.

Listen, whatever beef you have is with someone else. You stated, unequivocally, that Meyer has signed more players than Saban has since 2012. I found that strange, so I looked at the numbers, and found this to be incorrect. Then, you said that Bama might sign 27-28 players in this class (and it actually could exceed 28), but OSU has done the same. I pointed that out as incorrect, also.

Here's the thing - Bama has toned down the oversigning, somewhat, since getting called on it a lot from 2008-2014. In fact, Saban signed a 2008 class that included 32 players! 32!! His last 5 classes have been 25, 23, 26, 26 and 26, so he has reigned it in, but if he signs a class of 28 or more this year, it will be obvious that Saban is up to his old tricks again, and the numbers limitations that other schools abide by don't apply to him.

Comment 23 Jan 2017

It's not spin, it's facts. You keep citing inaccurate numbers. Here's the official class page from 247, they signed 26 in the 2015 class.


I'm not "intent on showing" anything, I'm simply on this thread correcting your inaccurate statements. You're not wrong, you're just inaccurate. Cite the correct numbers, you don't need to make them up for your argument to be valid.

Comment 23 Jan 2017

CincyOSU, I found your comment puzzling, so I looked at the numbers. They're close, but Bama has signed 2 more players than OSU, in the classes 2012-2016. And this year, they're looking at possibly signing a class of 25-29. So while you're right that Bama isn't signing 3-4 more players every year, they are consistently able to squeak in a few more players. 

And this year, they may end up signing as many as 6 or 7 more players than OSU.

Comment 18 Jan 2017

The WRs were inexperienced, but I don't think they were anywhere near as bad as many on here seem to think. Noah Brown was woefully underutilized, and we all saw how KJ Hill progressed.

I agree that play calling, and the formations used for those plays, were the main problem. We got away from a lot of what made us successful this past season, and it's puzzling that Meyer didn't see that and make adjustments.

Comment 17 Jan 2017

Gotta be careful with the info you put out there. I realize you're studying this subject, but you're not a doctor. Acetaminophen has NUMEROUS risks in humans. Can't list all of the links here, but here's one from drug watch.


Too much NAPQI causes liver damage. People who drink alcohol or take certain medications, such as anti-seizure or anti-tuberculosis drugs, in combination with Tylenol or other acetaminophen products are at even greater risk for liver damage that may lead to acute liver failure and death.

For women who are pregnant, toxic levels of NAPQI can also pass through the placenta. After 14 weeks, the baby’s liver is susceptible to the toxin, and it may cause fetal death if not treated immediately.