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Akron, OH (via Akon, OH)

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Life long Buckeye and Bengal fan. Crazy about sports in general!!!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Playing on a winless team my whole junior year until winning our last game at Fawcett Stadium. We then went on to have a winning record my senior year.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Benagls
  • NBA TEAM: Detroit Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Oakland A's
  • SOCCER TEAM: Italia!!! Forza Azzurri!!

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Ive said it once on these forums and I will say it again.  Craft would thrive on this team.  With so many talented scorers he could have concentrated solely on being a floor general and playing lock down defense. With the shooters that this current squad has, the ability that Craft had to drive the ball to the basket would have been amplified because defenses would not have been able to clog the lane like they were last year. 

Comment 18 Dec 2014

This will be a great match-up to watch and I am very intrigued to see if Grant can rise to the occasion.  If he does he stands to make himself quite a bit of money.  A good showing against Cooper will really raise his draft stock IMO. 

I'm sending my support from here in Akron!!

Let's Go Doran!!  Show them what Akron, what Ohio, and what tOSU football is all about!!

Comment 18 Dec 2014

I voted yes on this, but only a slight yes, because I think it is going to be really hard for him to pass up that money.  On the flip side because of his competitive nature and personality I could see him taking another NFL gig just to prove that he can hang at the highest level. 

Since it seems like he is seriously considering coming back to the college ranks scUM really needs to give him an offer he just cant refuse.  JH is one of the only coaches I can see being able to bring them back to relevance and, as much I love seeing them continue to shit on themselves, a relevant scUM is good for the rivalry as a whole, the B1G, and tOSU!!

Comment 17 Dec 2014

I really enjoyed this article!!  Great read!! 

I tend to agree on the fact that the most impressive aspect of the Meyer era so far, IMO, has been overall player development.  The improvement in the players from week to week is very noticeable.   

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I was there for Halloween last year and NOLA is an amazing city for food, history, culture, and partying.  The French Quarter and Bourbon Street are cool but I pointed towards Frenchmen Street by a few locals.  Frenchmen is where the locals hang out and has some very cool bars/clubs.  Another cool area is the Garden District which has a more local feel  I spent a whole day in this area and didn't talk to or see a female who was under 8.5 on a scale of 10.

As for food my 2 favorite places were

Parkway Bakery and Tavern for poboys.  Best sandwich I have ever had hands down and the sweet potato fries and sweet tea were great as well!!


The Joint for amazing BBQ!!

Comment 07 Dec 2014

Gonna miss Devin Smith's ability to take the top off a defense.  I'm not sure if we have another guy quite like him on the roster.  Against anyone we play, 90% of the time Smith is the fastest man on field. 

Comment 07 Dec 2014

Agreed!  I cannot remember a more dominant performance in all aspects of the game.  They really did play a clean disciplined game all around!

Comment 07 Dec 2014

Just another example of how the sport I love is being ruined.  Was it a hard hit?  Yes.  Did it look bad at first?  Sure.  Was there helmet to helmet contact?  Maybe.  Did he lead with his helmet?  Unless he was wearing his helmet on his right shoulder I dont see it! 

A good clean block that should have been called as such.  A terrible call along with the fact that the officials still got it wrong after review makes it even worse.  I applaud Corey Smith and feel bad that he was not able to share this win on the field with his teammates.

Comment 07 Dec 2014

Couldn't agree more.  The entire defense was so sound and disciplined last night it makes me wonder where it has been all season!!  Really a joy to watch football played in that manner!

Frazier looked great last night also.  I know he saw the field quite a bit early in the season but then just kind of faded away, any insights as to why he wasn't getting as much PT prior to this game?

Comment 07 Dec 2014

I will say that last night was a complete 180 from what I had been watching.  I have not had a chance to re-watch the game but at first glance the team and defense played far more aggressive, disciplined, and inspired football.  I think the dominant performance last night by the DLine allowed our backers and safeties to thrive.  Even the coverage scheme was far more aggressive than anything I have watched all season. 

On the flip side I do think that Wisconsin is so one dimensional that they were very easy to the coaches to scheme for.  With the talent and athletes on this team to go along with the aggressive and disciplined play really amplified the fact that Wisconsin can't do much offensively other than hand to Gordon. 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Being from Akron this will be the first year in a long time I am not able to attend at least 1 of the State Finals games and I must admit it is a really strange feeling.  Its been part of the holiday season for me and it just doesn't seem normal.  At least the games are broadcast on STO so they can still be viewed. 


Comment 05 Dec 2014

I re-watched the game tonight and some of the pursuit angles are really bad.  Here is just one example of many that stood out to me, watch the play snapped at 9:29 left in the 2nd qtr...Perry actually does the blockers job for him by running directly at him while actually spinning and turning his back to the ball..I know he was trying to get off the block but it was his initial false step inside at the snap that caused him to be out of position in the first place...McMillan has a great instinctual inside first step towards the play side by seeming to identify the 2 pulling blockers almost instantly, sheds his blocker well, and actually has a pretty good angle until Powell flies up with a terrible angle and actually cuts off McMillan and takes both players out on the play. 

Anyway just my observations and what do I know!! LOL!

By the way I love the youtube game uploads by Buckdubbs007 even more with the HTML 5 player enabled.  It allows me to watch plays more clearly.  I know its a TV broadcast but watching in .25x really helps see certain things!!

Comment 03 Dec 2014

1. A Christmas Story

2. It's a Wonderful Life

3. Christmas Vacation

4. Home Alone

5. A Year Without a Santa Claus

6. Die Hard

7. Elf

8. Scrooged

9. Jingle All The Way

10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer