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jdagrava.1


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: November 18th, 2006 - Hanging on to my student ticket when everyone around me was making hundreds of dollars by selling theirs. Attending the Game of the Century, #1 OSU versus #2 TSUN. Watching Troy Smith seal up the Heisman Trophy and the Buckeyes stamp their ticket to the National Title Game. Storming the field after a 42-39 victory and celebrating in the Shoe until the last few fans trickled out.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Jan 2015

As someone whose first name happens to be Joston, you let that douchbag ring burn in bonfire hell.  I got nervous as shit in high school every time they announced anything about class rings.

PA System:  "Attention students.... Josten's....."

Me:  "Oh fuck, what did I do?!"

PA System:  "...will be here on Friday and Saturday for a fitting..."

Me:  "Jesus... thank you God.  Fuck you, Josten's.  And learn to spell your name correctly!"

Comment 23 Jan 2015

We are going to SHITHOUSE VaTech in the biggest revenge game in recent memory.  And I believe with Narduzzi gone the Spartans won't be what we are accustomed to them being.

Penn State will be tough.  They got us closer to the brink of defeat than anyone on our schedule (aside from the Hokies) and Hackenberg should be a boss.  Coach Franklin will try his best but the home-field advantage should help us get the victory.

TTUN is the one to watch.  They could be in a position to put all their cards on the table at that point in the season.  Harbaugh will be trying to prove himself and their seniors will follow suit.  There will be so much hype around the new rivalry between the two coaches, but in the end we pull out the victory on enemy territory.  This will definitely be our toughest game before the post-season.  12 and 0 and three to go baby!

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Nice write up, sir.  As a 28-year old fan I follow a very similar timeline in your fanaticism.  And as much as I worshiped The Vest, I must agree with you: UFM has replaced all those bad memories with good ones AND given me a serious hope for the future.  The one thing that Meyer does that really sets him apart, to me, might be the only thing you didn't mention about him.  He has put together (and will most likely continue to put together) the BEST staff of coaches in college football.  He isn't worried about promoting his buddies or saving face or even picking the most popular candidate.  He assembles a staff that buys into his philosophy, encourages them to work harder than anyone else, dares them to challenge their players to become leaders on the field, and builds a family-like relationship with all of them.  His coaching tree is ridiculous.  This to me is what really sets him apart.  OH, AND HE'S A BADASS!

Comment 09 Jan 2015

UFM was quoted not long ago in an interview saying that he had NEVER been in a football game where luck was involved.  Results are what you get from effort and outcome.  That's his mantra.  If we can win on Monday and a Dynasty begins it won't be about luck.  It will be about winning on the recruiting trail, winning in the classroom, winning at practice, and winning on the field.  It sounds like the coaching staff preaches this constantly and our young Bucks are buying in at a fever pitch.  Love every second.

Comment 08 Jan 2015

I hope you're right because I've been waiting for this to happen ever since he's gotten here.  So much hype about him being quick and strong with the rugby background... so give him the ball!  He's only had one chance (if my memory serves me well) and it was a mild disaster.  But still he can't get any better at it if he never tries.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Distract him with a pretty lady and then fake kick him in the teeth?  Well, whatever works!

Comment 15 Dec 2014

This all sounds great, but I would imagine that Mullen will try to hang on to this guy if he heads to TSUN.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Cardale went through hell and high water to be a part of this team.  I see very little chance of him putting that aside to take a risk across the country.  He's got Buckeye Scarlet in his blood.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

My thoughts exactly.  I didn't write this post to entice the idea of a major player transferring.  But someone like Collier or even Burrow may not be hard to convince seeing that the heir-apparent is lined up already in Gibson.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

That Man of Steel music gets me going, even when TBDBITL plays it on Saturdays.  Loved every second.

Oh, and if anyone is interested in a new wallpaper for their computers to accompany the Bucks CFP bid, check out this little diddy I put together.

http://i.imgur.com/RSwEDsz.jpg

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I've been raving about this dude since National Letter of Intent day.  He was the very first buckeye to send his in, 7-something in the morning.  He didn't hesitate then and he hasn't hesitated since.  I knew right away he was going to be something special.

Note: I also "knew right away" that Mike The Abusement Park Mitchell would be something special also.  So I'm batting .500 right now.

Not Bad
Comment 10 Dec 2014

I always thought the SEC, in particular Alabama, benefited immensely from having a month to steal their opponents game signals prepare for their opponent in the National Title Game.  Saban is a mastermind at Bill Belichick level cheating completely dissecting an opponent's film and preparing his team for said opponent, especially when he has multiple weeks to do so.  The Playoff will remove the lengthy period between games (speaking specifically of the NCG, of course) essentially removing that advantage.  I see this small detail as something that can truly level the field and make it much more difficult for Alabama and others to steal win multiple titles.

Also, love the avatar Buckeye3M.