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ponder10


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

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Aug 2014

According to the radio he had low levels of pot in his system, akin to that of someone being around second hand smoke. You can get that from a concert.

I know some might find this crazy, but I've never tried pot. That being said I have been around it a number of times. To think that I (suspending reality for the moment re: athletic ability) could get suspended by the NFL for simply being around something is insanity.

You accept dollar bills from someone that was using it to snort coke and that could, theoretically, be in your system... should you be suspended for using money?
 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

What's the point in telling us now though? Since he is dead and all.

I think the point of keeping it alive was because a lot of people wanted there to be a movie to tie it all up in a bow but obviously that cant happen now. Why doesnt Chase just say yes? Does it really matter?

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I just got really frightened looked at the OL depth chart.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

I guess I dont really understand this "lack of arm strength" comment about JT. I've watched his film and the first 3 passes were 35, 45 & 45.

He may not have the arm strength that Miller has but that should not be confused with a lack of arm strength. Barrett's arm strength is more than adequate to throw the 20 yard corner route.

In fact, I think Braxton became obsessed with his arm strength last year and his only pitch was a fastball. Again, in his video Barrett throws the ball on a line when it needed to be fit into a hole and put air under it when he needed to get the ball over a LB or CB.

Barrett may lack the athletic ability that Braxton had, but I actually think he will be able to run the "Meyer/Herman" offense better than Braxton was. I know many people got frustrated with Braxton throwing one pitch last year or missing on many of his read/option plays. I know it's a highlight film but Barrett seems to be able to make all the throws (backed up by Trent Dilfer) and he seems (at a high school level) to make better reads on when to hand off the ball or when to pull it.

I choose to be optimistic.

Comment 25 Aug 2014

My wife went to Sparty so I tend to watch a lot of their games.

One thing I know about Sparty is that they are masters of not living up to expectations. As one of the posters said, let's see how they handle no longer being the underdog. My money is on them losing more than 2 games (8-4 or 9-3).

Comment 25 Aug 2014

My question would be about the glut we would have at QB if he does commit to Ohio State... Braxton, JT Barrett, Cardale (?), Stephen Collier, Torrance Gibson and Danny Clark (obviously a few years away). But, it's a good problem to have.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

I'll judge you by your avatar and predict you might not be the brightest bulb in the drawer.

That's like saying the sky is blue or water is wet... genius, we know there haven't been any games played, it's a projection.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

geeks ---> drugs ---> asian mail order wives ... sounds like you hit the trifecta.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

My wife went to Sparty so I am accustomed to watching their games. They are kings of not living up to expectations. I think they'll slip this year, but that's just me. For that reason I have them @ 3.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

1.Ohio State

2.Wisconsin

3.Michigan State

4.Nebraska

5.Penn State

6.Michigan

7.Iowa

8.Minnesota

9.Rutgers

10.Northwestern

11.Maryland

12.Indiana

13.Illinois

14.Purdue

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Shoulder surgery is nothing to F with. I know there's a different throwing motion than in baseball but baseball players dont come back from shoulder surgery, elbow surgery yes, shoulder no. 

The only one I can think of who has come back is Drew Brees... fortunately, he went to Andrews.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If you like the Beatles you should root for Liverpool or Everton.

If you like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd you might want to root for one of the London clubs (Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham Utd, Fullam or Crystal Palace).

If you like Ed Sheeran or Oasis you might want to pick Man City or Man Utd.