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osunut2

Knoxville, TN (via Heiskell, TN)

Member since 17 March 2011 | Blog

From John Cooper's tiny hometown (Heiskell, TN). My dad grew up in Hilliard, graduated from OSU in the mid-70s. I became a Buckeye by default. My Tennessee fandom died after the 1996 Citrus Bowl. Proud OSU (class of 2005) and UT (class of 2007) alum. I reside in Knoxville amongst thousands of overconfident Tennessee/SEC fans. Go Bucks!

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 OSU-UM game. Unbelievable to experience that as a student in Ohio Stadium.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Nashville Predators
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 02 May 2016

Spurs collapse in the second half at Stamford Bridge, allowing Leicester City to clinch their first-ever EPL title. The Foxes have to go down as one of the most unlikely champs in modern sports history.

Comment 02 May 2016

It's also telling that they've only had a total of 10 players selected in the past 6 NFL drafts combined. That is pathetic. They'll have a few guys drafted next year (Barnett, Reeves-Maybin, Sutton, Kamara, Hurd, Dobbs).

That said, they should actually be decent next year, by default; they have a favorable schedule, with the SEC East being down again, which is why they are getting so much pub. Heck, the only team on their schedule this year who finished the season ranked in 2015 is Alabama. I still think they are being overhyped because of their weak division. More importantly, they are still learning how to win. Just look at what happened in their losses to Oklahoma and Florida last year. Only an immature team finds a way to lose (not once but twice) in the way they blew those two games. Under Butch Jones, outside of the blowout bowl wins against Iowa and NW, the only "quality" wins they have were against South Carolina in 2013 and an unranked Georgia team (without Nick Chubb) last season.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

With the 23rd pick, the Minnesota Vikings select Mike Thomas - WR from THE Ohio State University.

The Vikings made some quality moves in free agency, but Teddy Bridgewater still needs wide receiver help in a big way. Signing Mike Wallace last year was a disaster, and while Cordarrelle Patterson proved himself as a return specialist, he was a complete bust at WR; Patterson never bothered to learn how to run an actual route, apparently. Zimmer clearly needs a WR to compliment Stefon Diggs, and at 6’2”, Thomas can fill that need immediately.

Treadwell, Doctson, and Thomas are all similar prospects – very similar size and none are absolute burners per se, but Thomas is the most consistent and well-rounded of the bunch.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

Now things will start to get interesting.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

To be fair, we filled most of the slots in the previous thread.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

Unbelievable performance by Pekka Rinne last night. Stood on his head to put Nashville in the conference semis!

Comment 26 Apr 2016

Blues-Stars should be a fantastic series, especially considering the effort the Blues had to put forth to dispatch the Hawks. On paper, I think the Blues win the series in 5 (maybe 6), but I wonder where they will be mentally/physically, after such a tough series with Chicago. Could go either way.

Comment 26 Apr 2016

Good idea.

With the NHL deciding to start the eastern conference semis tomorrow, the Preds-Ducks game gets pushed to 10pm EST. Jeez. I get that it's in Anaheim, but man, I hate these late start times.

Comment 26 Apr 2016

Preds win! Here's hoping we can find a way to win in Anaheim on Wednesday. First Game 7 in franchise history.

Comment 20 Apr 2016

Totally agree. Just gotta fix the bullpen. Doubt that they can completely turn it around, but once they get some of their starting pitching arms back from rehab, some of those young arms could help improve the bullpen. 

Comment 18 Apr 2016

Another huge win for the Preds! I doubt anyone thought they could win back to back games in Anaheim. And in regulation.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Tunsil won't get past San Diego. They need OL help first and foremost. He may be the only OL that will go in the top 10, barring another trade. There's a good chance that Conklin or Stanley will fall to them at #15.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

A lot depends on what the Browns do obviously. I think it's likely that Wentz/Goff go 1-2. Chargers will take Tunsil at #3. Cowboys love Jalen Ramsey, so he'll probably go #4. Who will the Jags take at #5? They need defensive front 7 help, so they could go Myles Jack or Buckner/Bosa. Ravens will take one of those three at #6. Who knows what the 49ers will do. I could see them taking whoever is left between Jack/Buckner/Bosa (best available), or going for broke and taking a QB (Lynch?).

I still think Zeke goes to the Eagles at #8, but Chicago would be a great landing spot too.