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Matt Gutridge

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from Columbus

Member since 12 July 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ken Dorsey get flung down as the football fell to the ground.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chuck Csuri // Mike Doss // Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ronnie Stokes
  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ
  • NBA TEAM: Michael Jordan
  • MLB TEAM: Indians / Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester City / Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Feb 2017

I recognize and drank all of those except for Alize'. Never heard of that.

Anybody remember the St. Ides commercial that had Ice Cube? He had this line: "Gets your girl in the mood quicker. Get your jimmy thicker with St. Ides Malt liquor."

Aww memories. Music today just isn't the same as when I was kid.

Comment 17 Feb 2017

THE forecast is about to call for Zima and a 100% chance of Skittles:

Life is good, grandma.

Comment 17 Feb 2017

Between 2/10 and 2/16, one player committed to a Big Ten School.

60th ranked CB Benjamin Sapp III (.844), who plays for St. Thomas Aquinas (FL), received his Minnesota offer on 2/6:

Sapp III pledged his allegiance to PJ Fleck five days later.

Comment 11 Feb 2017

Yet I have thoughts on format and presentation. Maybe the site doesn't allow 

Goombay,
You're not being the cranky guy, what are your thoughts on format and presentation? I agree that there are a lot of tables and the current format can be overwhelming. It is a rather large data dump. 

I have thought about putting it in paragraph form, or giving little breakdowns (three things) after each table, but have determined the guys who like to pour over this info come up with their own conclusions and don't need to be led. 

Adding my thoughts will add to the production time on something I do for fun. I'm fortunate my wife and kids tolerate my passion for this hobby.

I've thought about using less pictures, but I use them to break up the tables. Again, breakdowns after the tables might help, but I already put many hours into what you see above. Would LARGE TITLES for each new section help break it up? Make it easier to navigate? Should it be broken up into multiple posts?

Goombay, I appreciate your candor and I'm looking forward to your feedback and suggestions on making the format and presentation of this piece better.

Comment 10 Feb 2017

where do you think PJ Fleck will end up in the B1G rankings?

Depends on the season the Gophers have. They have a great new stadium and Fleck's enthusiasm will help. I see them falling between 5-8. If they make some noise in the B1G West this year fifth or possibly 4th. The ranking is probably a little ambitious, but Fleck will hit the recruiting trail with everything he has. 

Minneapolis is a great city, but Gopher football gets overshadowed by the Vikings, Twins, Wild and T-Wolves. The cold weather and distance from families in the south is a legit obstacle. It will be impressive if Minnesota gets a top 6 class.  

Comment 05 Feb 2017

I'm offended by the lack of Buckeyes in this year's Superbowl. 

I agree, MiamiBuckeye. The only interest for me this year is hoping the Patriots don't win.

Comment 05 Feb 2017

Great remembery there Scobby22.
Unfortunately, credit is only given to the school the player played his last collegiate game for. That means NC State doesn't get a half point for Russell Wilson either. 

Comment 02 Feb 2017

I did not include Brad Robbins in Michigan's team average.

The Wolverines' average with Robbins is .910 (27,310/30). 

Without Robbins, Michigan's average is what I have above. In fact, I rounded the average up to .916 (26,551/29).

it might be interesting to compare the averages of Michigans top 21 recruits, in order to directly contrast with OSU's 21. 

Comparing The Top 21
School Top 21 AVG
OHIO STATE .950
MICHIGAN .933

Let's go down the rabbit hole and compare the top 10 players of the '17 class:

Comparing the Top 10
school top 10 avg
OHIO STATE .984
MICHIGAN .962
Comment 02 Feb 2017

Seattle Linga,
Your two Super Bowl questions will be answered tomorrow morning between 6:30 and 6:45.

Our league is getting better quickly but so is our LEADER !!

BOOM

Meyer to the rest of the B1G:

Comment 01 Feb 2017

MARYLAND'S NEWEST COMMITS 2/1/17:

WR Tahj Capehart (.889) of Virginia Beach, VA flipped from Virginia Tech.

RB Cordarrian Richardson (.929) of Memphis TN.