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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 3 minutes ago

Okay... so now that I know what you are referring to I think I can comment...

It sounds like Nash was being a hockey player. Those things happen all the time and although he got his start in Columbus and seemingly gave the franchise his best through years of terrible teams/coaching/management I would not expect him to consider himself a Blue Jacket for life.

He's got a new team... he sees the opponents jersey as exactly that, his opponent, not the team with whom he got his start. As a result he's going to act like he would against any other opponent. Sounds like some fans are being a bit sensitive.
 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I guess I read a bit into the word "cultivate". My response was more along the lines that the coaches probably dont care so much that it happened as they do that it's public.

In other words, it's not the image they want to cultivate rather than the actual atmosphere.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Listen... that's the image they want to cultivate, dont kid yourself. That's why when a kid is on an official visit they take them to clubs and parties... to see the girls they can hook up with while in college.

That's why we've all heard rumors of coaches from other schools encouraging the players to take recruits "out" to meet the ladies and why there was some shenanigans at Miami with the girls.

Girls are part of the college scene... coaches just dont want it to be public.

http://deadspin.com/5422400/tennessees-hostess-program-catches-recruits-and-ncaas-eyes-updated

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/renegade-miami-football-booster-spells-213700753--spt.html

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I would still like to see the shovel pass wrinkle with a triple option. They havent run that yet (like the Alex Smith highlight above).

Could you imagine making the defenders choose between Barrett and any two of Curtis Samuel, Dontre Wilson, Zeke Elliott, or Jalin Marshall? That would be pretty dynamic.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Apparently she's really good at............... fantasy football (what'd you think I was going to say?).

She is in the Howard Stern league and she seems to know what she's doing (here's her squad: http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/clubhouse?leagueId=1783358&teamId=7&seasonId=2014)

Comment 15 Sep 2014

You dont have to apologize... it's just a discussion. 

I do not think Tedford ran a spread offense, and to be clear there is a difference in spread offenses and I am not sure if the Nevada or Utah offenses fit into the type of spread I was describing but nonetheless. 

I think it's fair to say that Kaepernick is successful (thus far but maybe we should revise that based on tonights performance) and Alex Smith is successful.

I just thought it was an interesting topic. As time goes along we will likely see more QB's that are successful from the spread because so many college offenses are running them right now. Anyway, thanks for all the responses.

Commented on RG3
Comment 15 Sep 2014

This is exactly my opinion. If I was a GM I would be extremely reluctant to draft a QB from one of those systems.

I was against drafting RG3 early in the draft. I certainly dont like drafting Manzeil for the Browns. I was against drafting Geno Smith.

Commented on RG3
Comment 14 Sep 2014

That wasnt JT, that was the play design. The ran 3 verticals several times. It appears to me, watching on TV that the middle of the field was open quite a bit. In the Kent State game there were crossing routes, whip routes, slants, designed RB screens, etc... everything you need when you have a young QB.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

My apologies for the size. I wasnt sure how to reduce the size.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

What do you know... people can disagree on one thing but agree on others. You mean once you disagree with someone on one thing you dont have to always disagree with them moving forward... strange. 

Thanks for the reasoned response.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Sorry, I'm not. I didnt watch his MSNBC show. I dont watch his ESPN show. I have seen clips of him doing segments on Pete Rose and this one too. I wouldnt have known about this commentary had the OP not posted it.

I love how taking an impartial stance on this video makes me an Olbermann fan.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

I find it absolutely idiotic that people are attacking Keith Olbermann and I'm speculating that they didnt even watch the videos.

I'm sure he's a pain in the ass to work with because he has been fired pretty much everywhere he's worked. And yes, he is a liberal, but from what I've seen he doesnt bring his politics into his sports discussions, especially not this discussion.

So, should liberals totally ignore and then criticize Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck if they speak out against domestic violence or rape or murder or whatever else? Seriously?

You guys have totally lost the point of the OP. I watched the video, without bias, and Olbermann is making some amazing points. It does seem like a fake investigation. The NFL has bungled this all the way through. He has put together his commentary and research far more eloquently than any of us could have thus far.

Pay attention to the message, not the person delivering it.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

But there are things we havent heard...

Like the fact that the law firm hired to investigate the NFL has significant ties to the NFL and the Ravens and thus... not independent.

Like the fact that Goodell said that NJ law didnt allow the NFL to obtain the video tape but that the NJ Attorney General's Office said that is an incorrect interpretation of the law and that the NFL could have obtained the video from the casino.

Like the fact that the NFL.com website was still selling Ray Rice jerseys up until 2 days ago.

Like Goodell contradicting himself saying he didnt need to see the video to know what was on it but then saying that after they saw the video they had to take action against Rice. So.... you did need to see the video then? I'm confused.

I'm not a big Olbermann fan but this was well put together with info I was not aware of. Also, his commentary on Pete Rose has been pretty good.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

I left NYC 5 years ago. I regret it every day. The grass isnt always greener, take it from me.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

I never said that. I just said I support any genuine gesture. You minimized this one with your comments and, to me, that isn't fair.