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NYC Buckeye

Brooklyn, NY

Member since 13 September 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3rd, 2003.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: A.J. Hawk/Chris Gamble/Craig Krenzel/Eddie George/Ted Ginn/John Simon
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers
  • NBA TEAM: Nets
  • MLB TEAM: Mets

Recent Activity

Comment 30 Mar 2015

I think the reason why they are hesitant to allow instant eligibility is for fear of creating a free agency market for athletes to just begin transferring to the best school to try and win...  I'm sure there will be some cases of this, but I think they are grossly over exaggerating the likely instances.

No need to change the rules, all the NCAA needs to do here is become more lax on granting an eligibility exception.  Review each case and if they determine the primary reason is to win/lack of playing time, then don't grant the exception, any other reason, to be closer to family, home, not happy at school,  they should grant the exception...

Comment 26 Jan 2015

What a great story, and great recognition for Grant..  I feel awful for often criticizing him for bad plays throughout his career, and calling for his benching on more than one occasion (even calling him a bust)...  I immediately noticed his play during the Alabama game (he was the only guy on our defense who could take down #27 alone), and even  mentioned it to friends towards the end of the game, how he finally came through in a big game.  Not only that, but after all the bad, I'll now remember him as being a key player in one the biggest wins in our programs history, as I know we will all continue to mention the Alabama game for years to come.

What a testament to determination..  Thanks for making me eat my words Curtis...  

Comment 05 Jan 2015

Kind of shocked they chose to wear those grass green uni's in the rose bowl, and not save them in case they ended up in the NC...  I assume they are wearing white now though so they can sell both color jerseys for both teams...

Comment 02 Jan 2015

Looking at the Market Center hotels in Dallas, apparently the team is staying in that area.  Spoke with some friends who are familiar with the area, they recommended staying in Dallas as opposed to Arlington if you are going to be there more than one night... 

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Obviously disappointing to see him go, but surprising (and awesome) to see he will remain with us for the playoff!  

If there is one thing Urban does well, it's recognize coaching talent, so we should have faith he will make a good hire to replace Tom.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I'm sure I'll get blasted for this, but its a post from yesterday so hopefully most won't see    These videos are becoming repetitive, same "epic" music track, same cheesy slogans, I think even the same Urban quotes every week...  I am not knocking the effort, the production value is amazing and its great work, but just a recommendation that maybe for next season, lets put some extra thought into the creative process and try to think outside the box...

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Poor Curtis Grant, you can see he's trying hard out there, however he repeatedly fell for that same play action over and over, it became very frutrating watching it... The couple plays I saw Raekwon I was impressed, he does need to be rotated in on a regular basis..

This defense has talent, and huge playmaking ability, Bosa, Bell and specially Lee who is outstanding all game.. however they do not play well as a cohesive unit..

I think we may be looking at 8-4 this season..

Edit : by the way , the Go route was the right call in my opinion, first quarter the safeties were basically LBs, second quarter they only kept 1 high, in what seemed to be a cover 3..  They kept daring us to throw it out there.. Too bad we couldn't get a couple more to connect...

Comment 27 Aug 2014

So this basically answers nothing... every position with a battle for the starting spot has not been resolved in time for the opener..  and Michael Bennet has not solidified his starting spot?  Did someone tell the AP All-American watch list??  

Comment 16 Aug 2014

I know it's a home game, but went with Cincy here... Seven though Minnesota is an improving team, Cincy is the "trap" game, since it is the week after our huge home opening night game vs Va Tech.. Human/college kid nature will be present in a slow start, and say what u want, but Tommy Tuberville is a good coach and will have that team ready to play... 

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Guess I completely missed when Bogard switched over to LB.. He was recruited as a corner right?

Interesting how the tradition of unheralded LBs becoming leaders/starters (Rolle, Laurinitis, Homan) seems to continue under Urban..

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Yea my bad, I didn't mean to reference Apple as a true freshman, I was just assuming he would get time at nickel if reeves and grant are the starting CBs..  He did seem to have a knack for the ball, I think it's his size that I'm down on, he looked small to me, and the nickel back needs to be able make tackles on running plays out of spread offenses...

no idea on Worley...

Comment 22 Jul 2014

The safety position seems solid, with Burrows to back up Bell and Powell, but the corners seem thin... I'm sure the freshman are good, but makes me nervous to see a true freshman inserted into a corner position..  After watching the spring game, for some reason I was left with the impression Apple could use another year before stepping into a starting role, especially the nickel..

Comment 06 Jul 2014

Yea I forget the name of the guy who posted the Buckeye club code last year... I remember thanking him in the forum post but looks like it only lists your comment history for  11W stories now... Plus I still owe the guy a couple of beers...

Comment 06 Jul 2014

Any chance you wouldn't mind passing along that code for the Tuesday pre-sale of single game tickets?

won't be any re-selling here, with the plane tickets and hotel, buying tickets at face helps keep my annual fall Columbus trip at a decent expense total..

Comment 07 Jan 2014

I couldn't agree more... If you have to choose, to travel for a game, are you going to choose the national championship or a semi-final game?? 

Sometimes I think college football decision makers intentionally ignore common sense as part of some kind of social experiment...  I was really shocked that they decided against the higher seeded school hosting the semi-final matchup...

Comment 04 Jan 2014

I'm not sure why is such a decision? Does anyone think any team would draft him as a QB right now?   So unless he's OK with transitioning to RB, he's staying...

Don't get me wrong, I love Braxton, want him back for next season, but hes not a pro QB...

Comment 02 Nov 2013

Before today I probably would have voted for Wilson, but I say Elliot now... Very impressive game today, He looks like he has the talent to be an every down back.. Power, agility, speed, hands, and blocking, this guy may be our next great tailback..

Comment 22 Oct 2013

Its obvious TTUN is our rival, and our primary rival, and the best rivalry in college football, but Penn State is certainly our secondary rival, especially for us alums here in the north east...

Comment 11 Oct 2013

We need to keep the EMU matchup every year, u need one preseason game (even if it is not opening week).  NIU is a quality MAC school, and Va Tech is the big OOC so all good there...  Hawaii is the disappointing game... 

With the playoff in place, I was hoping we would move away from the previous formula of one big OOC and three MAC or lower conf schools, and add an additional (mid to lower level) power conference opponent such as Arizona or Wake Forest etc...  Understand that would most likely mean giving up a home game every other year, but rotate it opposite the big ooc home and home series...  

overall just a little disappointing...