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NW Buckeye

Poulsbo, WA

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

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Dec 2014

You can only have single or double digit numbers on the jerseys.  Add to that the numbering requirements for positions and you can get into crunch time when assigning numbers to all the players on the team (scholarship and walkons).  There are even duplicate numbers on teams as an offensive player may have the same number as a defensive player.  This can create problems when both players may appear on special teams.  Adding a 0 and 00 give you two more numbers for your team to help avoid such circumstances. . 

Comment 08 Dec 2014

Unfortunately, providing game transportation / costs for players' families would be viewed as a violation by the NCAA.  And, sponsoring it here on 11W would probably get the site in big trouble with the athletic department.  I know, stupid rules, but that is the way it is. 

Comment 05 Dec 2014

OP - you are indeed correct, JT could declare at the end of next year.  I brought this up in the following thread and it generated no responses:


The only point I was trying to make from my post is that no one knows what the future will hold as far as personnel - both players and coaches.  It is best to enjoy the mix in the moment. 

Comment 03 Dec 2014

Ramzy is considered the best sports writer around by many readers on 11W.  I know that I look forward to his column every week.  Not a put down of any of the other writers, but he is just the best. 

Comment 30 Nov 2014

This is the BTN selection list. The media and coaches lists are yet to come.  Ferentz still has a chance!  

Comment 20 Nov 2014

There are those who look at a fully loaded recruiting class/team as a chance to be teammates with the best.  Others look at it as a struggle for playing time.  

Comment 20 Nov 2014

The monies brought in by football at OSU are a drop in the bucket compared to the overall operating budget.  Endowments, donations and research monies dwarf athletic department revenue.  The same can be said at any major university. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

You are correct.  Paying $$ to coaches is no guarantee of success.  Heck, good old Charlie Weis is getting paid 2.5 million per year to NOT coach Kansas.  And he was paid royally while he was at ND.  Worked out pretty well for both schools, didn't it?

The bottom line is that there are only so many good quality head coaches in the country.  And there are only a handful of schools that they would coach for.  You will not see Saban coaching at Toledo because they would dish out 10 million per year.  Why?  Because Saban knows he needs the support of a system to bring in the talent necessary to be competitive.  Oh, he would probably dominate the MAC, but just paying a head coach mega $$$ is no guarantee of national success. 

Many schools, even those outside the B1G, are trying to be thrifty in their athletic budget.  And, success can come to them if they do it right.  Throwing money at something does not necessarily make it better.  It takes a lot more than $$ to make it work. 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Socialmediapessimist is an idiot who is just attempting to get hits on his YouTube posts with his ill attempt at humor.  Having attended a school is just one reason to be a fan of their sports teams.  There are many other reasons to cheer on a team that are just as legitimate. 

The irony of this video is that everyone who is a fan of a school without actually having attended that school has more right to cheer for that school than this idiot has in making ridiculous videos criticizing them for doing so.  I mean, who made him the overseer of college sports etiquette? 

If the only people who were allowed to cheer for college teams were actual students, alums and staff (both past and current) most schools would have very limited fan bases.  No need for 100,000 seat stadiums.  Heck , they could just play their games at HS fields.  What an idiot.

While we are at it, we may as well critique his video technically.  It is very poorly put together.  The video editing sucks.  He can not deliver his lines in a rapid sequence, so he splices his syntax together to try and make it look like he is delivering his quips in rapid fire.  It comes out looking like my 3 year old grandson did the editing.  Wait, no, he actually could have done a better job! 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

As frustrating as the fumbles were last weekend there is absolutely no excuse to call out Jalin on social media.  Anyone who does so is a coward and an idiot, and even those words are being kind. 

Keep at it Jalin, you have a great future. 

Comment 19 Nov 2014

Blasts from the past, but worthwhile mentioning: 

Bugs Bunny

Rocky and Bulwinkle

Mighty Mouse

Yogi Bear

Huckleberry Hound Dog

Honorable Mention - The Flintstones

Comment 17 Nov 2014

So many people are questioning the size of this class. Many believe that it borders on oversigning to take as many as have been forecast.  I have always maintained that the coaching staff usually knows exactly how many spots they have when all things are considered (players leaving early for the NFL, players transferring, some just hanging it up).  I really don't see the staff as intentionally oversigning or forcing people out.  What is your take on it? 

Comment 17 Nov 2014

My point being that they actually have to change the way they block in those games to avoid penalties.  And, yes, poor play calling comes into effect, but some of that poor play calling comes from not being able to control the LOS like they can when its 'no holds barred!" in B1G games.