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Kernfan


Germantown, Maryland (via Cleveland, Ohio)

Member since 11 September 2013 | Blog

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  • NFL TEAM: Redskins
  • NHL TEAM: Would rather watch olympics or boxing
  • NBA TEAM: Wizards, unfortunately
  • MLB TEAM: Orioles
  • SOCCER TEAM: whichever teams my kids are playing on

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jun 2016

Love the updates.  It would be nice if along with Big10 rankings the charts included national ranking for each teams recruiting class.  I remember making the comment a couple of years ago and they were included for awhile, not sure why 11W stopped (could be my main excuse at work, got to busy to remember)

Comment 10 Jun 2016

Nashville, I did get that talk about woman.  Actually my dad told me early teens I should never date a girl who liked to be irritating since I had a bad temper then and hit too hard (my light heavyweight granddad probably should not have bought me my first punching bag when I was 6 months old).  But the talk I was referring to in my earlier post was not dressing in certain ways if I did not want to get constant hassle from the cops as a black kid, which goes back to the hoodie comment that was downvoted into oblivion.  Although I'm old so hoodies weren't an issue.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

It would be nice to see more harsh punishments handed down by the NCAA when the athlete is not going to prison and crucify some of the schools.  I hope Baylor gets a Penn State type of punishment and their program never recovers.  It would be nice to see that happen to FSU if their charges get proven, and have their championship and wins from that season vacated.  But probably more importantly, it would be good if some of these administrators/coaches can be proven to engage in conspiracies to cover up these types of actions at schools, for them to get real prison time (10, 20 years, maybe life).  Their much bigger scumbags than many of the nonviolent drug offenders we have locked up for as long.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

I gave you an upvote.  I got your original comment and got that talk from my dad long ago.  Too bad its still relevant.

Comment 08 Jun 2016

My sister testified in a similar case since she and the accused were in out of state when the rape was alleged to have taken place.  Dude was lucky they picked that time to go on a pot run.

Comment 25 May 2016

Although I shouldn't find what is happening at Baylor funny, it is nice seeing Ken Starr getting canned.  Hopefully Art Briles to follow and a nice long punishment, say 5 years without Bowl games.  

Comment 09 May 2016

Along with others I am puzzled with TTUN being considered better than OSU.  I would probably pick them as second best B10 team, passing MSU and Iowa.  Since after Bama, OSU and FSU generally have been considered the best recruiting teams so out of the top 10 in some polls seems weak. But besides the losses, have only one QB with any experience, who runs a lot, and has been hurt 2 of the last 3 years he played, is worrisome.

Comment 06 May 2016

As someone mentioned the scholarship reductions from Woody's time (105) plays a part.  Another is the more national nature of college football TV coverage.  I think pre ND cutting their own deal, a team could only be on national TV for 5 regular season games over a 2 year period.  When we moved to MD it was a freaking major event anytime I got to watch OSU play.  So if you moved across the country to play, your parents didn't get to see you (unless they were rich because plane tickets cost a lot more then, also if they wanted to talk to you phone calls were a lot more)

Comment 03 May 2016

Also agree Bias should be on the list.  As a MD fan, I think most ACC fans had similar thoughts of success for Bias and Jordan when they came out.  Another name that should be mentioned if we are going to bring up guys that died before playing, let's go old school and add Ernie Davis.  Bias playing with Bird and Ernie playing with Jim Brown, two combos its a shame sports fans never got to see.

Comment 02 May 2016

I almost never eat burgers I don't grill myself, and I gave up Barbecue years ago after I screwed up my GI tract on a bacterial infection in my old backpacking days.  Focus on biz trips is beer first since I home brew, then cheap live music since my wife hates live music.

Comment 01 May 2016

I hate the gambling, crappy shows, phony architecture and weird lights.  Plus I get stuck going there a lot for work to give talks at conferences.  Thank God for Hofbrauhaus, Double Down Saloon, Crown and Anchor, and Ellis Island.

Comment 01 May 2016

JT.  As a Washington fan, RG III looked really bad last time he was playing two years ago.  So even if he is healthy, he may get beat out by someone else on Cleveland's roster (which I can't see happening to JT this year).  Even with replacing a ton of talent OSU's line is going to do a better job than Cleveland's in pass protection.  Although JT will probably have a lot more designed runs.  Both have a history of injuries.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I hate the Raiders and Las Vegas, so I hope this happens.  Also it would be funny to see the NFL get sued on this. I'll also wish for the Manziel to Raiders to happen.  If Namath was Broadway Joe, what would be Manziel's Vegas nickname?  Joker's Wild Johnny, Striptease Johnny, Roulette Wheel Johnny?  

Comment 13 Apr 2016

Like others have said, I would like to see that this person never got out of jail.  I did google what constitutes first degree murder in Louisiana.  You can read the whole thing here http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/law.aspx?d=78397

I'm not a lawyer, but this looked like some of the key provisions from my quick read that I cut and pasted below:

§30. First degree murder

            A. First degree murder is the killing of a human being:

(3) When the offender has a specific intent to kill or to inflict great bodily harm upon more than one person.

C. (1) If the district attorney seeks a capital verdict, the offender shall be punished by death or life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, in accordance with the determination of the jury. The provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 782 relative to cases in which punishment may be capital shall apply.

            (2) If the district attorney does not seek a capital verdict, the offender shall be punished by life imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence. The provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 782 relative to cases in which punishment is necessarily confinement at hard labor shall apply.

Comment 28 Mar 2016

Not much of a story, but as a MD fan and long-time Duke hater, I still enjoyed this.  I think most people in the ACC hate Duke less for Coach K, and more because they have the most obnoxious fan base by far in hoops.  TTUN and Bama football fans would have to sink quite a bit to get to their level.  K on the other hand with the winning, players not screwing up, seems more like Knight without the random violence.