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KeithMC33


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Krenzel to Jenkins......Holy Buckeye!!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Malcolm jenkins
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Bluejackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew/Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Jul 2016

It certainly is a great time to be a Buckeye, that's for sure! With recruiting, I've done a 180 in terms of my thinking. I used to sit here and hope for certain guys that I thought would be great here, so when they would commit elsewhere i would get all fired up. Recently i found out that i don't actually know more than the OSU coaching staff, so for the first time in a long time i'm not stressing on who we are taking and offering.  haha

I really cannot wait for the season to start. 

Comment 25 Jul 2016

Yea it'll be interesting to see what happens. Just seems like a very weak trade market right now with so many teams on the fence about being buyers or sellers. I've often wondered why they didn;t bump the trade deadline back to the middle of August. 

Comment 25 Jul 2016

They had Antonetti on one of the news channels up here and he said he is happy with the platoon of Perez and Gimenez until Gomes comes back. I could be looking too far into it, but something about the way he said it just made it feel like he was actually serious.  

Comment 25 Jul 2016

I feel like the Indians will end up making a small move, but nothing that's going to come close to a Chapman-like move. Part of me thinks they make a move for a situational lefty from a team like Cincy. They may try to turn it into a Bruce plus relief pitcher for a few prospects, but i don't see the Indians adding a big bat. maybe it's the Indians scorned-fan in me, but i don;t see it happening.

As far as Sale goes, if the ChiSox do trade him, i don;t see how or why they'd do it to another American league team. Unless someone like Tex or Bos offered an insane combo of players, I'd trade him to the NL if i were their front office. 

Comment 21 Jul 2016

I'm not sure why, but a Buckeye road game at MD is something i have really been looking forward to ever since MD joined the B1G. I was hoping to go this year, unfortunately i wouldn't know for sure until a month or so before the game. Appreciate the post though, hopefully that ticket agent comes through for you all!

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Honestly, at first glance i don't like the trade. Don't get me wrong, DC is a VERY good player, but having him and TT down low will clog up the lane. While that's good on the defensive side, offensively it would create issues. Love spreads the floor which opens up room for Kyrie and Lebron to drive the lane, which in turn leads to them kicking the ball out to him for 3's. I'll admit i've never been a huge fan of Love, but i now see the value in his offensive skill set. He matches up well against 30 or so teams, he just struggles against Green for some reason. Maybe i am wrong about all this above, i don't watch as much NBA as i did in years past, so maybe i am off on some of my knowledge about DC. 

Comment 08 Jul 2016

That would be amazing!

I just read that we lost out on a LB from France due to Wenger waiting too long to submit a bid. hahaha

On a positive note, it appears that we are in the lead for Subotic from Dortmund. He didn't play much last year, but he is only 27 and will definitely help our central defense.

Comment 07 Jul 2016

Douglas Costa is amazing, i would absolutely love to have him on the squad. we need someone on the wing who is willing to take people one on one and attack. Could you imagine him and Alexis on the wing with Ozil in the #10? that would be awesome!

So what's your gut say about incoming transfers? I really think Arsenal is done for the window as sad as that is to say. Hopefully i am wrong about that!

Comment 07 Jul 2016

Yes, you are correct. They get a smaller portion than the other prem teams since they were relegated, but if they get promoted next year they'll receive a parachute payment. Conversely, these newly promoted teams will forfeit some of the money if they end up getting relegated after this upcoming season. 

Comment 07 Jul 2016

The transfer window has been one of the biggest mysteries Arsenal has ever had. I get that Wenger is financially responsible and doesn't want to put the club in a bad spot, it makes sense and i actually find it refreshing to a point. What i don't understand is when you have players that consistently underwhelm and you still give them significant playing time. Or you target positions of strength and ignore the weak spots. Wenger clearly knows more than you and i, but it's almost like he avoided a striker last year out of spite and continues to do so this year (along with CB) just because his pride is too thick. Gabriel is a good 3rd CB to fill in from time to time, but he isn't the answer. Mertesacker, while good in the air, needs to go to serie A or even the Bundesliga where the style is different. i love Granit Xhaka, but to be completely honest i don't know if we need him. Our CDM position is Cazorla, Wilshere, Coquelin,Elneny and at times Ramsey. I get that Wilshere is constantly injured, but that $30M or whatever it was could have gone elsewhere right now. Hopefully we get Lacazette, but i am not holding my breath. we definitely need a solid CB though, otherwise we are done. At Striker you can survive with Giroud, but until CB is strengthened we'll just leak easy goals that turn victories into draws or losses. It's very frustrating. 

Comment 07 Jul 2016

I'm an Arsenal supporter, so it pains me to say this but you guys are building a really nice squad over there. You have a good GK plus a solid backup. On Defense i like the starting 4, although sometimes Walker makes some really strange mistakes. Your "2nd team" Defense also plays well together which is huge during EPL/UCL/cup season. Your midfield is good and the pickup of Wanyama, although it's been a little under the radar, was a great acquisition IMO. He isn't Kante or one of the top CDM in the world, but he is solid and plays his role very well. Harry Kane is Harry Kane, and like him or not he is solid. I think if you guys get someone like Icardi or if Alli/Eriksen can thrive in the #9 role you guys are going to be in the top 4 for a long, long time. The squad is very young too, which obviously helps greatly. Your new stadium opens for the 2017-18 season, right?  

Comment 01 Jul 2016

Well one NBA player you can waive bye-bye to is OJ Mayo. Dismissed and disqualified to play in the NBA for 2 years for violating the anti-drug program. 

Comment 30 Jun 2016

I believe OKC is shopping Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler to help build cap space for Horton. Another option they have is to release Morrow since his contract doesn't become guaranteed until July 1st i believe? Selling Durant on Him, Westbrook,Oladipo,Horford, Adams and coach Donovan is a pretty strong argument. At that point it's just whether KD wants to leave OKC for LA, GSW or somewhere else. Another issue is if Westbrook will re-sign next year. That might end up being the biggest issue for KD.   

Comment 24 Jun 2016

As a native Clevelander, i still can't believe it happened. I'm sitting at work in my Cavs gear and looking at the downtown skyline and i keep waiting for that moment where i wake up and realize this was all a dream. During the draft they referenced the World Champions and i had to think for a second about who just won! haha

Comment 24 Jun 2016

With Mo's knee issues and age, i doubt he will be able to play in much more than 40-50 reg season games. Felder will definitely be used and i'm sure they'll look to pick up another vet as insurance. due to his relationship with Lebron, i would say Chalmers could come here but he will probably hold out for a team who can give him at least 20-24 mins per night.  

Comment 24 Jun 2016

i read yesterday that Milwaukee and another team (just drew a total blank on who the heck team #2 is) will offer Delly closer to $10M per year. If he can get that, then he should 100% leave. Tough, gritty defender who can develop on the offensive end, so that will be a loss for us, but you cannot blame the game one bit for taking a contract like that.