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Jbuckham94


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Recent Activity

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I guess I could see Cardale used in a role similar to Blake Bell when he was at Oklahoma. A really big goal line qb basically. It will be interesting to see how this plays out though.

EDIT: Didn't mean to simply parrot others' ideas. Didn't take the time to scroll through all the comments. Sorry.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Sorry to ruin the train of jokes, but I'm pretty sure LSU is their rival. They always play a game Thanksgiving weekend.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

That is some serious skill position talent we are in on at 10, 12, and 16. Damn.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

I wish there was more coverage of this game. With Russel not playing, Scott obviously had to play more minutes than intended, as Thad kept everyone around 20 minutes last game. The question is, when Scott was out who ran the point? Point guard certainly is low in terms of depth, and I could imagine losing a game or two because Scott and Russell run into foul trouble and there isn't a defined #3 ballhandler.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

I don't mean to rub this in Hayze's face by any means, but I think this is a good opportunity to learn that we shouldn't disregard the little guys in the recruiting journalism field. The field is notorious for the job fluctuation(Alex leaving us, Derek Young leaving us, Kyle Rowland leaving even though he isn't recruiting, and Jordan Wagner leaving us) and because of that new guys are required to fill the vacated positions.

If we're going to liken this to professional sports, 11w is still one of the "small market" teams in the journalism world and because of that we will unfortunately lose our all stars to the New Yorks, Bostons, and LAs of the world(Scout, Rivals, 247).

Just a friendly reminder that as a community we should be accepting of the little guys, as all it takes is a job vacancy for them to get the "call up."

Comment 07 Aug 2014

I also bring up that those same free agents have done what this year?  They're only going to be older next year, and already on the wrong side of 30.

 Correct, it's an irrefutable fact. Age wears on athletes and causes them to get worse.You have a solid understanding of this. They have underperformed this year and are not playing at the price tag that they were signed at.

Ok.  But what else did they win?

Nothing, as you said. 11 teams in baseball won 90+ games last year and only the Texas Rangers won 90+ games and didn't go to the playoffs. This includes the two "teenie-weeny play off games" that occured. I understand that they didn't win anything other than 92 baseball games last year, but what didn't they didn't not win?

And who exactly would you like to see them go after this year?

I'd like them to acquire Miguel Cabrera in a trade, sign all the Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Russian, Ethiopian, and Portuguese talent and see what kind of superhuman we can create through biogenetics, and also sign the rights to Derek Jeter's corpse (just so we can hang onto it, for safe keeping). In all reality I don't have anyone in mind, I let the organization handle that stuff just because the farm system in baseball is so expansive that it's nearly impossible to stay up to date with all the transactions and possible transactions.

That's kind of been my point all along. 

Orly?

 they don't have the kind of money to toss around to over 30 y/o hitters who have a penchant to K more than put the ball in play.

Ah, see here's the root of the problem. The opposite is actually true. When you're a small market team and you look to make a signing, you actually have to OVERPAY in order to succeed in the signing. Because if you make the same deal as everyone else, why would they pick you?

Small market baseball means you have to have pinpoint accuracy and deadly precision when handing out contracts.

Unfortunately, small market baseball means that you have to take lots of risks on players that most likely are on the downswing of their careers or have been out of baseball completely (Kazmir) and hope that you get lucky with a few of them together. And to get said middling players you normally have to overpay them, and have them on contract for a few years after they are utterly and completely worthless to even T-ball teams (because little leaguers certainly can't eat that kind of contract). Also, you have to squeeze out all the years your star players have under their terrible rookie contracts, because when they get out of those contracts you sell them for even more prospects. But most importantly, you have to get used to mediocrity. And appreciate when your team can succeed to the point of reaching the playoffs and winning 90 games.

I understand you're new to the area so this will take a while for you to understand. You may even make irrational posts on the internet stating your frustrations for such an inept front office and ridiculing the fans of a team that is run by imbeciles. You have three options friend. 1) Continue your vigilante ways and be the voice of the unheard. 2) Lower your expectations and adopt the Rust Belt Misery. 3) Buy the YES network and become a Yankees fan.

The Tribe is so bad they've already quit.

I feel bad for the 13 other teams that have worse records than the Indians. They must really suck. Like damn. 

Comment 06 Aug 2014

You continue to bring up the fact that the team went to the "one-and-done wildcard." Yes this is true, it was basically a play-in game for the playoff, but the fact remains that the team one 90 games last year. It's also true that the free agent signing weren't two perennial all stars. Welcome to small market baseball.

But damn if those two free agents held back a 90 win team, WE COULDA BEEN SO MUCH BETTER IF WE BENCHED THEM.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Bash the front office for hiring free agents that were very influential in last year's 90 win season. Call them lucky idiots for not retaining or resigning players that went on to underperform. Yep, sounds like a Cleveland fan.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Pretty sure those are in reference to redshirts from last year.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

If we're gonna give Zeke credit for being at the front of the circle, then we gotta give Michael Thomas credit for being right up there too.

Comment 02 Aug 2014

Leg injuries are always pretty unnerving, but I have a feeling this won't be a career-hampering injury to recover from. I'm hopeful for Paul George that because the break looked so far below the knee that minimal damage was done to any of the knee ligaments. I'm kinda optimistic for the guy that it's only going to end up being a bone issue, but a terrible injury nonetheless.

Comment 01 Aug 2014

I thought Brax was laughing because the guy asking the question had the hardest time getting the words out of his mouth. I found myself snickering because the reporter obviously seemed new and stammered over everything.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

If you're going to give an iPad to one student athlete, you have to give an iPad to all of them.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Wow I completely missed that then haha. Ridley is the wide receiver committed to Alabama and played lights out at the Opening right? That would be really impressive if we could pick him up.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

This is the first time I've even heard someone mention Calvin Ridley is being recruited by OSU, let alone say Zach Smith is a major player in his recruitment. Birm, getting a recruit on campus is always the first step, so wht are the chances we get an official from him?

Comment 27 Jul 2014

Didn't the eldest Boren brother, Justin, start at michigan and then transfer to OSU? He might have played against Zach when Zach was a freshman, but I don't know.

After actually looking it up, Zach's first year was 2009, the same year Justin was first eligible to play for the Bucks.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Yeah, I feel like someone would recognize Sweat if he were there. A 6'5" guy with dreads kinda catches your attention haha.