Wow what a great post Bolt! I am right there with you in being a Cleveland sports fan and wanting nothing more than to be able to celebrate a championship in this town. For all the shit that Cleveland gets from across the country, we really deserve to have our moment in the sun. i was fortunate enough to be 21 when the Indians went to the World Series, and to see this town so excited for something was truly amazing. We were so close to that, and well, you know how that ended up. To go so long without another major opportunity like that has been tough, and i find myself growing up to be very cynical of it happening again. I've been on cloud nine ever since our beloved Buckeyes won and i don't see any reason to come down. In my heart i know that GS is too deep and we'll struggle keeping up with their offense, but this year has proven that you never underestimate anyone. I'm going to remain upbeat and hopefully the sporting Gods can help the Cavs bring the city of Cleveland a championship that it's waited way too long to get. I can't wait, it's going to be a wild ride! Now i just need that coach Coombs speech to get me through the rest of the day!
I've actually been debating picking up Buckeye Rebirth for the last few weeks to help get me through this offseason. My local library doesn't have it in their catalog, but i'm sure amazon has it relatively cheap. You can never go wrong with a good OSU football book!
Thank you very much for the reply and info!
Birm, or anyone else that may know the answer to this...
When there are camps, such as the Opening, the Nike camp in Columbus this weekend or the rivals camp in Baltimore next month, are coaches permitted to have contact with any of the participants? I would imagine there's a rule about bumping into them, but i figured i would ask. If they are allowed, we can probably assume that camp in C-bus and the one in Baltimore will be chock full of the Buckeye coaching staff.
Thanks in advance for any responses!
Welcome back sir! Glad to see you still pop in from time to time! Hope everything's going well for you!
so I've been curious to see what the consensus down in AL about this upcoming season? i know you guys are concerned about the QB spot, but losing a talent like Cooper and a few OL must have you guys a bit worried? fortunately both of our programs have had some very good recruiting classes that past few years so i would imagine you are just going to reload instead of rebuild?
While i don't hate him and think he is a very talented QB, Phillips Rivers just comes across like he would be a total dick. just my opinion though.
Same goes for Jay Cutler.
Richard LeCounte perhaps?
I have to agree with JohnnyKozmo as well. My girlfriend bought some little piece of junk Walmart grill because it was on sale for $99 as a closeout. That was nearly 4 years ago and the thing works great. As long as you clean it out regularly and take care of it, you will be fine. I'm actually getting a little ticked that the thing hasn't died yet since i bought myself a very nice grill around the same time and told her the grill she bought wouldn't last 1/3rd the time mine does. Looks like i have to add something else to the list of things i've been totally wrong about.
I remember meeting Dave W a few times during his time with the Browns. He was always just super nice, really down to earth and never seemed to want to blow anyone off. He almost seemed shy, which is odd when you see a man of his stature. If his son is anything like the old man, we are definitely privileged to have this young man in S&G.
Additional props to dad for dropping the NFL weight!
I was starting to get a little bored with the show about 2 years ago, but i have to say this last season has been written extremely well! We are down to what, 2 episodes left? I don't even know what I'd guess will happen in the end. Needless to say there will probably be quite a bit of shootin' and a few people will die. I can see an epic showdown with Raylan and Boone at somepoint
Shane Morris hasn't thrown a collegiate TD pass? It's hard to believe one could achieve that despite starting a small handful of games and seeing PT when Gardner was hurt.
Man we really have it good here at tOSU!
I'm going WAAAAY out on a limb here and going to say either Craig Fada or Bryce Haynes will be names a captain to rep the special teams group.
On a side note, does anyone remember off hand the special teamer from a few years ago that was a Military Veteran? I am drawing a complete blank and i swear his first name was Craig but i cannot for the life of me remember his last name.
I seriously just laughed my ass off at work reading this. Well played OTrain, well played.
So i guess there's a decent chance we play Minny twice this year! Should be interesting to see how the other division stacks up. I'm guessing it will go down to the wire with Wisky, Minny and Nebraska just like last season.
As much as i cannot stand WVU, it's not a bad school to go to if you are a recruit who may be concerned with the depth chart ahead of you at tOSU. They have a decent football team and they still play in a good conference with some highly ranked teams. The chance to see the field sooner is better at WVU, especially right now at LB. Toss in the fact that his brother goes there and it's logical to see the upside in WVU for young Mr. Ferns. There's a long time between now and NSD, so i would imagine things will flip flop back and forth a few times and ultimately he'll make the decision that's best for HIM. With the staff we have, it will be tough for him to say no to the good guys, and if he does then congrats to him and we'll look to fill that spot with another talented athlete. Every year there is a guy like a Nick Connor who seems to come out of the woodwork and develops into a great talent. In Urbz i trust!
Nothing regarding the Browns surprises me anymore. I've been a lifelong fan and even had season tickets for about 6 years before i just had to say enough is enough and gave them up. I can go on and on about them, but i think we all know that it won't do a bit of good, yet my dumb ass will be in front of the TV every Sunday tricking myself into believing they can win!
Wow this is almost as cool as that time i had them turn the lights off during the Super Bowl because Johnny's team was kicking our butts!
Didn't Aldon Smith just re-work his contract? Maybe that was someone else, i can;t keep track of all this stuff anymore.
man there's quite a bit of movement right now in the NFL. That contract Suh is getting is just unreal! The Dolphins will actually have a formidable front 4, just not sure how the rest of their team will look.
Hopefully the Browns can do something soon, but i am not banking on that happening.
Do you automatically get subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix, etc. or do you need to register and pay for all those (outside of the initial cost of the apple tv box)? The only reason i ask is because i saw a Apple TV display and it shows those channels plus an NHL channel, MLS, NBCSN.
I've been debating making the jump to Apple TV, but i have heard so many mixed reviews that i'm a bit nervous. Has anyone here done that? I am rarely home during the week, so i DVR everything and the only live TV I watch is sporting events. if anyone has any suggestions i would really appreciate the feedback.
I'm going to go in a completely different direction here and choose to wipe out one of our wins (although it was later vacated so does that count?). if we self-imposed a bowl ban in 2011 and sit out that Sugar Bowl versus Arkansas, then the next season we would have played Notre Dame for the 'ol BCS and i feel very confident that we would have won that game. In addition to winning the BCS, we would have been able to hold that over purple faced Brian Kelly for a long, long time.
i don't recall offhand, but wasn't his first knee injury during the playoffs a few years ago? I want to say it was very late in a game that they were easily winning and there was no reason for him being in at the time. I could be wrong about that though. If that is the case though, you have to wonder how different the last few season would have been for him? Such a shame!
Franklin: Urban, Urban, is that shiny National Championship trophy in there? i want to see one so bad!
Urban: yes, it's in there. Feel free to take a look as that's as close as you will ever come to one. If you touch it, Bosa will rip Hackenburg in half again. Now get the hell out of my sight