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PHX (via CMH)

Member since 19 June 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: "Steely Eyed" Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs (although I really dislike the NBA)
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA & Colombia, Crew, Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 23 hours ago

If Conley is 100% certain of his innocence then he should seriously consider withdrawing his name from the draft.

There is not enough time to change the public opinion that would allow a team to draft him in the first round. He may convince some GM's and owners but the public hasn't been convinced of his innocence.

So, sit out a year... ensure that charges are never filed, are dropped, or you prevail in court. Come back next year and you'll still be one of the top corners in the draft, if not THE top corner since there are 6 highly regarded corners this year.

If he goes in the first round next year he'd basically save himself $9.5M from going undrafted and signing as a free agent in a couple months when all this is rectified.

GM's are saying that he had a spotless background. I'm going with innocent until proven guilty on this one.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

CBJ was 6 games better at home this season than on the road. Those 6 wins account for more than 10% of their total and the difference between making the playoffs and missing them. 

Obviously, it is what it is but my point is that it shouldn't be this way going forward. It screws over high performing teams.

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I've been watching hockey for years as well.

Are you suggesting home ice means nothing? Because that's the way it sounds. And when you have 108 points I'd suggest you deserve home ice advantage and if there is no sweep your fans deserve a larger # of home games.

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I don't really feel bad for his family, save his daughter. She didn't even know her father and should never have her innocence stolen in all this.

However, the thought I had was for the victim's families. I don't believe in the death penalty so maybe that plays into my questions. How do the families feel? For the family of Odin Lloyd, if it were me, I would be pissed because my child didn't go out of this world on their terms but Aaron Hernandez was able to on his. I would want to see him spend the rest of his life in a 6x8.

However, as for the two families for the crimes he was just acquitted - even though he was most certainly at the scene - they did not get justice in the courts. Is his death now justice?

These are rhetorical questions, but most of all I do not feel bad that he is off the planet, I don't feel bad for his family, and if I did pray I certainly wouldn't waste them on his family.

Comment 12 Apr 2017

You don't see where the issue is? All the teams in the east play one another an equal number of times yet the teams with 111 and 108 points play one another while a team with 98 gets the benefit of playing a team with 95 points.

It makes a mockery of the regular season.

Comment 12 Apr 2017

The NHL is a complete joke. What incentive is there for the Jackets to play well when the NHL seeding of teams is the way it is? The #2 & #3 teams in the division have to face each other because the other teams sucked so bad?

The Jackets should be facing the Senators and they should have home ice advantage!

Comment 07 Apr 2017

All these people screaming about Beth Mowins screams of sexism. There are FAR worse broadcasters in sports than her. She is a better announcer than anything BTN has ever put out there and can compete with the not-Brent-Musberger's of the SEC Network.

Sure, I wouldn't consider her anywhere near top tier of sports announcers, but she's definitely not bottom tier. I just think "men" don't like women announcing their sports.

Comment 27 Mar 2017

I dont want to start comparing him to Donovan or Dempsey but he is absolutely special.

Nearly every time he touched the ball there was excitement. His official stat line for Friday was 1 goal and 2 assists but it was way better than that.

The first goal by Lletget was set up by the dribble and forward run of Pulisic (aided by a gorgeous pass by Altidore). Pulisic took the shot that was deflected by the goalie for Lletget's goal. It doesn't go in the books as an assist but may as well have been one.

Then on the Dempsey free kick, that was set up from some amazing dribbling and footwork from CP before he drew the foul.

In other words, he was directly involved in 5 of the 6 goals scored Friday night.

Comment 09 Mar 2017

If Bill Polian is saying it's a dumb move it's probably a dumb move.

According to the video they basically paid $16M for the 2nd round pick... and not this years 2, but next years. It isn't clear that they intend to keep Brock so I'm not sure what they're doing.

Comment 03 Mar 2017

It was not uncommon for me to walk into Gumby's and have the staffer drinking a 12oz Budweiser with a Lucky Strike hanging from his lip. "JUST DONT GET THOSE DAMN ASHES ON MY POKEY STICKS!!!"

Also, to suggest that Donato's is worse than Papa John's is laughable to anyone with moderately distinguishable taste. The only reason I could see PJ even coming close is the garlic sauce.

Comment 23 Feb 2017

I think the comparisons to Woodhead are interesting but also find it fascinating that nobody is comparing Samuel to Tyreek Hill.

I see Samuel as a Hill with no baggage. Maybe Samuel won't run a 4.2 at the combine but I can't imagine him running slower than the mid-4.4's, he has no baggage, and he's proven his ability to make plays from both the RB and WR positions.

I think a lot of teams would take a risk on Hill in the 2nd round of the draft, knowing what they know today. Samuel, is a safer bet.