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NW Buckeye

Poulsbo, WA

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

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Voting Record: 2285 / 27


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Coaching my kids through HS sports.
  • NFL TEAM: Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

Glendale is by far the worst modern stadium.  The seating for the fans is so far away from the field because of the low slope.  Would never venture back there to watch another game. 

Comment 23 May 2015

A little bit of apples to oranges here.  In the NFL the record is the only thing that counts - wins and losses.  Win your division, you are in the playoffs.  Have a better record than the other 2nd place teams and you have a wild card.  NCAA still involves some jockeying to get in the playoffs.  Strength of schedule and strength of conference do matter.  It is more than possible to win your conference and not make it to the playoffs - cough, cough, TCU, cough, cough, Baylor, cough!  

Comment 23 May 2015

Wow, just wow!  How many posts have we seen on here calling for OSU to secede from the B1G because of a perceived weakness of the conference?  Yet, we have posts like this that wish nothing but ill will on the rest of the conference.  What a fickle bunch of fans we have!  

One thing I do know is that the people who matter most in this discussion (the coaches and admins) wish nothing but success for the conference as a whole.  There is intense competition between the schools, but each and everyone of them want success for their conference mates.  Heck, we have seen first hand that Urban basically challenged the rest of the B1G to get with the times and recruit better and invest more in their programs.  Why can't we just follow his lead and be supportive of the B1G?  That does not mean taking credit or ownership of other teams' successes or failures. It just means having a desire for the conference to be strong and pertinent on the national stage.  Just what is so hard about that?   

Comment 22 May 2015

The age of information overload......   Sorry, but even if this were OSU coaches talking about recruiting I really don't have any interest in this sort of thing.  I can't for a moment understand how this is a positive addition to their recruiting efforts / marketing efforts.  I mean, if you want to attract quality athletes and put butts in the seats of that stadium, do so on the field with results.  You can talk all day long about prospects in your office, but until you prove something on the field all that talk is just idle. 

Comment 21 May 2015

One great Buckeye!  RIP Steve.

Comment 21 May 2015

No jiggle and far more appropriate than the robot sex ad that google ads flashes up on the site!

Comment 14 May 2015

I have a Traeger.  Love it for chicken, ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, etc.  Still use a Weber for grilling steaks, reheating ribs and such.  My son has gone the same route, he has the small Weber (camping model- charcoal) and does his steaks on there.  It can handle 4 decent sized rib eyes.  However, he recently made a change in pellet grill/smokers.  Ditched the Traeger and got a Green Mountain.  It has a much better temperature control and the fan does not circulate constantly (also much quieter).  What he found out is that it does a much better job on keeping the meat moist.  He was having too many troubles with his Traeger - igniter stick kept burning out, problems with the digital controller.  Traegers used to be made in USA, now they are mass produced in China.  They seem to have a lot of problems now.  Mine is an original USA made model that we upgraded with a digital control.  Love it, but I really need to baby sit the thing to make sure the meat does not dry out.  The Green Mountain seems to take care of that all on it's own.  However, you will still need an alternative for searing steaks like you want. 

Comment 13 May 2015

The penalty is a joke.  Brady sits 4 games without pay.  The Pat's save $1.8 million in Brady's salary.  The league fines them $1 million.  They are ahead $800 grand on that deal.  That more than makes up for the lost draft picks.  Someone please tell me what they have to b*tch about. 

Comment 08 May 2015

Cheating is cheating.  Doesn't matter if it is your favorite team or not.  While many are trying to trivialize deflate-gate, it is still cheating.  The balls were presented to the officials before the game to be checked.  They passed inspection, then they were deflated.  Simple as that.  It is against the rules.  What Tressel did was also against the rules.  He got slammed for it.  What happened with the NO Saints (bounty-gate) was also cheating, and it cost them dearly.  I really think Brady & Co. will not get equivalent punishments, but they should receive sanctions none the less.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

All reviews in the last two minutes come from the booth.  The only thing Urban could have done is call a time out and hope that the booth would reconsider the decision to not review the play.  That, of course would have given Bama a valuable time out, which they did not have.  Tough decision, but one that had to be made on the fly as the booth should have taken the time to review it, but their decision not to is usually not reversed by a time out called on the field.  

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Why is this not surprising?  Maybe because the last director, who received a glowing A+ job review in June was shown the door in August for incidents that happened before he took over the director position. Sounds like the two finalists did their homework and found out this is just a bad situation all the way around.  Way to go, Mr. Drake!!!

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Throwing mechanics can be tweaked.  However, you can not make someone a good passer if they just don't have it.  That said, Tebow, Pryor, and a slew of other also rans from college teams can get by with just having a strong arm that is reasonably accurate in college.  However, the pinpoint accuracy required in the NFL often necessitates tweaking that will improve the athlete's overall performance.  But, it is extremely difficult to take someone who throws like Tebow and make him throw like Brady.  Their bodies are different and their natural throwing motions are dissimilar.  The truly great QB whisperer recognizes this and works with his pupil to get the most of of his talents.  The same can be said of pitchers, batters, tennis players, etc.  No one would ever think of taking a side slinger who dominates batters and making him throw over the top.  It's just how his body performs. 

Comment 20 Apr 2015

Anybody who down votes this does not understand the pressure that can be put on an athlete by his religious affiliation to attend a school operated by them.  When I was at OSU we had a quite talented recruit that was threatened with excommunication by his priest if he chose OSU over ND.  Ended up coming to OSU thank goodness, but did leave the church for another denomination.  Don't ever underestimate the pressure to stay within your faith when being recruited by schools supported by your religious affiliation. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

Desalination plants are not inexpensive, but they are a much better and more economical solution than a pipeline that would deprive other parts of the country of their own fresh water.  CA has several that are moth balled and they are just now starting to build new ones.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

My season tickets are in D deck. (19 D row 2)   Would not trade them for any other location in the stadium.  I like seeing the entire field and the plays develop.  Many times I can call the outcome of the play before the snap because I can see the entire alignment of the D.  Just bring some binoculars if you like to see things close up.  The price sounds a little high, but I love the view from up there.  I might add that I realize that many on here would never consider sitting in the "nose bleed" area.  FWIW, since I live in Seattle I can not make it back to all the games.  I have close friends who will buy my tickets, but when I am in town they opt not to attend the games because they say they have been spoiled by my seats - don't want to sit anywhere else. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I fall into the "two favorite teams on any weekend" crowd when it comes to football.  My favorite, of course, is tOSU.  And, my second favorite is the team playing Notre Dame that weekend.  Basketball is a little different.  The Buckeyes are still my favorite, but the rest of the field is pretty much meh, because it seems the zebras control too much of that game.