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jfunk

San Antonio, TX

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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Ohio expat living in Texas for the duration.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Every time I get to walk into the 'Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mark "The Shark" Titus

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Dec 2013

He manages to keep Brady Hoke away from a free all you can eat buffet?

Comment 03 Dec 2013

If he doesn't win it this year after going two (regular) seasons in a row undefeated then I've come to the conclusion that it will take an Ohio State coach literally walking on water to win Coach of the Year.

Comment 02 Dec 2013

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Comment 14 Nov 2013

Dear ESPN, hire this guy for your show (NSFW but features Kenny-F'ing-Powers):

Comment 08 Nov 2013

Did anyone else watching Oregon last night feel like they were having their very own "Northwestern Moment". You know, your team has been  steam rolling your opponents for most of the year and the first time you face a team puts up a fight the team comes a bit unglued. I feel like that's what happened to Ohio State that first half in Northwestern (and to a lesser extent the first half of the Iowa game) and it happened to the Ducks last night. But instead of getting their shit together they just panicked. You could tell from the sideline shots that the team really didn't know how to react to the situation and I didn't really see a leader on the team to rally the troops.

Comment 04 Nov 2013

I'll be the first to admit I'm still not 100% sold on the defense but can we all agree that they have been playing substantially better lately? The D we had the first half of the season would not have been able to hold Penn State to 2 touchdowns or Purdue to a goose egg, no matter how bad those two teams are. Yes, I'm still seeing mistakes but I'm seeing a whole heck of a lot less of them than earlier in the year. We're also finally seeing some players make explosive plays that fire up the rest of the defense and really the whole team in general. Two weeks ago we had the interception in the end zone that set the tone for the game (can anyone honestly say that when Penn State started driving down the end zone they weren't thinking that game was going to be a back and forth slugfest?) This past week we had the pick-6. You didn't see explosive defensive plays like that in the beginning of the year.

Comment 28 Oct 2013

Finding that post on a Penn State message board is kinda like finding a unicorn: Really f-ing rare! You have no idea how many "O$U is classless" and "Urban Meyer is a scumball" posts I had to go through to find it.

Going to a Penn State message board is a lot like going to a strip club: You want to check it out to see what it's like but you usually end up feeling dirty afterwards.
 

Comment 28 Oct 2013

Did all the tin-foil hatters from Black Shoe Diaries migrate over to BWI or something? They seriously have the most delusional and frankly bat-sh!t insane fanbase I've ever seen. I did find one reasonably rational fan though:

 

I don’t give a shit about the guy (Urban Meyer) one way or the other – a lot of people say he’s a scumbag and while I’m unaware of him doing anything off the field to warrant that level of ridicule, I’ll give it to you. But him being a “scumbag” isn’t the impetus for running up the score. Our defense being unable to stop OSU is the impetus for doing it. If the tables were turned, I’d be PISSED if we didn’t keep our foot on the throat of a high profile conference opponent when we were making a run for an undefeated year.

Meyer didn’t “bully” us. Challenging a spot, and getting a call overturned in your favor, isn’t low class. Scoring points when your third string is in the game isn’t low class. After everything this fan base and school has gone through, I can understand us having a linger sense of victimization at the hands of the media and the NCAA. But get over this sense of victimization when our team gets its ass absolutely kicked up and down the field. Nothing would make me more sick than watching an opponent take a knee in the third quarter to coddle us and spare us from drowning in our own tears. Football is supposed to be about aggression and dominance. Taking everything personally, throwing beer bottles onto the field, punching players in the throat on the sidelines – those are low class. Scoring points, whether your opponent is at full strength or not, isn’t poor sportsmanship. Calling real offensive plays, including passes, isn’t low class. It’s how you win the game. There’s a huge difference between, say, calling timeouts in the last few minutes of a blowout just to score more points vs. trying to make a lead insurmountable just before halftime or calling a pass play in the third quarter of a blowout.

When we’re back on our feet and we beat a conference opponent 63-14, I hope I don’t hear any of you who are scapgoating Meyer out yourselves as “scumbags” by celebrating our ungentlemanly “play to win…convincingly” approach to athletic competition. I’ll most certainly be celebrating, but then maybe I’m already a scumbag because I don’t cross my fingers and close my eyes every game hoping we don’t win by more than a few points.

Comment 22 Oct 2013

When I look at the schedule and I see the Michigan game, I feel a sense of hatred, loathing, and anticipation. When I look and see we're playing Penn State or Wisconsin all I'm thinking is "that's going to be a tough game". There are no emotions attached, and I think that's the major difference.

Comment 16 Oct 2013

Am I the only one not excited about the prospect of Game Day coming to Columbus? I know it's petty, but I'm still pissed at them for having Desmond Howard and that assclown Nick Lachey sing TTUN's fight song from our stadium, and we weren't even playing TTUN!

Comment 14 Oct 2013

I've actually offered to the parents of kids behind me to let their kids stand on my seat since I know I'm not going to be using it most of the time anyway. That way they can actually see, I don't feel like an ass blocking some poor kids view, and the kid usually gets a kick out of it because my group of friends and I adopt him into our group and give him high fives and all of that.