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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I go to the UM game every year. My favorites are a tie: Gonzo's catch in 2005, Wil Allen interception in 2002; seeing Bo and Woody on opposite sidelines in 1978, the singing of Carmen Ohio in Michigan Stadium after JT's first win in 2001; Brian Robiski's end zone catch in 2006; Troy Smith entering the field for his final Michigan game in 06; Evan Turner's shot; Beanie's long TD run in Ann Arbor; Art the Dart dancing into the end zone in 81... there are more....
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, michigan killer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner, michigan killer
  • NFL TEAM: Bucs and Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Caps
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs and Heat (unlikely combo that it is)
  • MLB TEAM: Rays and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: DC United

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Oct 2014

The three stooges (the bad ones, like the movie). 

Comment 21 Oct 2014

I don't consider Ohio State a rival of Penn State, but outside of Michigan fans, there isn't a fanbase within the Big Ten I like watching my favorite football team inflict pain upon.

So true. Make it HURT Buckeyes!!

great Skully, DJ. I enjoy your work. 

Comment 20 Oct 2014

I love Steve Spurrier. Always will. He loves coaching and develops players. Funny as hell and smart. 

Comment 20 Oct 2014

That Florida game was hard to watch. I enjoyed Bama's pound down of A$M, but Florida was sad. Urban left that program in great shape and now .... Just wow. 

Comment 20 Oct 2014

Schedule does like us. But to me Penn State = Rutgers = m*chigan. I'd say we played a good team on the road when we played Maryland. Franklin is a bad game day coach with a team that has zero depth.  I like our chances. 


And perhaps the reason the teams we played have such crappy passing D ratings (other than Vt) is because they played JTB? 

Comment 18 Oct 2014

Right now I don't give a crap about FSU or ND. in fact, right now I would pull for either of them if they we're playing Rutgers because right now I hate Rutgers TO THE BONE and I hate their sorry-ass, scarlet stealing, New York wannabe, wood chopping, ba-da-bing hoing fans. 

Go Bucks. CRUSH them. 

One at a time. 

Comment 17 Oct 2014

I have been to 32 OSU v TTUN games. I have lied, cheated, begged for tickets. I had a scam working for a few years, but was busted. Got into the alumni suite for the 2002 game that sent us to the NC. Last year I actually bought them from the um athletic department (which puts me on their damn email list). The best advice is to wait until game week and buy from a student. Quite a few will be going home for a thanksgiving and not wanting to come back to town for a noon kick. Make sure they lend you the ID and then promptly return it. I 

The more losses TTUN racks up, the cheaper the ticket.  So always wait. 

Go Bucks and have fun and bring the HATE.  

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Agree with Killer,  the best way to avoid blocked punts is not to punt.  Go Bucks. 

This is going to be a fun game. 

Comment 15 Oct 2014

How exactly did Nova shine "when the lights were the brightest" in Q4 v Penn State? From the scores of their games I would say you could probably put PSU!, m*chigan and Rutgers in a 3-way tie for the same spot on a. B1G depth chart. 

Comment 14 Oct 2014

Re the rape allegations, the problem is the police and the university right now. They hampered an investigation because they are coddling a player. The state attorney was unable to even review the case in a timely matter because the athletic department determined that the allegations were not worth pursuing. 

He certainly may be innocent of this allegation. But the Tallahassee police and FSU administration make it easy to believe otherwise. 

Comment 14 Oct 2014

... If FSU boosters start a publishing company, he could get an advance right now. 

Comment 14 Oct 2014

One if the more telling portions of the NYT article was these 3 graphs. The boosters control the coach's pay and the OT for police (who rely on this stuff). That is why Tallahassee is out of control.

Days before the national championship game last season, Coach Fisher received a multimillion-dollar raise and contract extension. Most of his $3.5 million pay comes from the Boosters, and the more he wins, the more he earns — up to $1.45 million in bonuses, including $200,000 for an undefeated season, $200,000 for finishing with a top-five national ranking, $400,000 for winning the national championship and $125,000 for various coach-of-the-year honors. Mr. Fisher’s first 12 bonuses are linked to winning, the last two, for a maximum payout of $75,000, to academic achievement for student athletes.

A successful football program is also good for Tallahassee police officers. They earn an extra $40 to $45 an hour, at university expense, providing traffic control on game days, according to the department. Last season, officers were paid a total of $112,000, according to the university.

Some officers working game-day shifts are paid directly by Seminole Boosters. Three officers who played important roles in the Winston investigation were among those seeking private work with the group, records show, and the department’s top officials at the time — Chief Dennis Jones and his deputy, Cheryl Stewart — attended a 2012 fund-raiser benefiting the Boosters and Coach Fisher’s family charity. The close connection between the police and the Boosters is hardly hidden:

Comment 14 Oct 2014

This ^^ I would rather they make a push with 2 losses than one. It may have seemed like they were tanking, but if they get their s*hit together they could still be a huge help AND never have a chance to push into the top 10. 

It's a long season and there is a lot more to play and I am enjoying every bit of it, bye week, Illinois week, win, loss, whatever. Go Bucks. Beat Rutgers. 

Comment 13 Oct 2014

Some of those sites all look a little less-than-well edited to me, so I went to NPR:

FOWLER: Well, in looking at history, Tony, people love certainty and they love heroes. And so, here we have the combination. We have a certain date, October 12, 1492 and we have a heroic figure, Columbus. So, you combine those two and it sort of just energizes people. It's a very romantic concept. And then, of course, it is true that Columbus changed the world. That what Columbus did was to make a greater change in the world than any man had done since the days of Julius Caesar. That is what opened the door. So, Columbus did in fact play that extraordinary key moment, key time, a great heroic mission.