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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 14 Jul 2016

Mine would be a VHS of the '02 title game but somebody accidentally taped over halftime of the game with the scene of Margot Robbie from Wolf of Wall Street opening those doors in her apartment (you know the one)... and the scene of her in the babies room with the pink dress.

Now I've got sports and something for the spank bank.

Comment 14 Jul 2016

You can have your opinion but I typically think people insulting others for what sport/video games/tv shows/movies/etc into is born out of insecurities rather than just a dislike and it typically comes from meatheads.

I played football in HS with a bunch of meatheads and "we" (yes, me too) would always poke fun at soccer as a pussy sport. However, I grew up. When you actually watch a soccer game and see the physicality in the box during a free kick you'll realize soccer a way tougher, physically, a sport to play than baseball for example and I played baseball for 13 years.

Yes, I hate the flopping in soccer (and all sports) and I think if you talk to most Americans and Europeans they would say the same. Flopping is strong in Italy and Latin America (see Manu Ginobili, an Argentinian of Italian descent). And, for our part, I would objectively say that Americans do the least flopping. It's something that works against us though because we dont get foul calls that other teams get, which just further incentivizes flopping.

I'm new to soccer, probably about 3 years, but I find it enjoyable and far more entertaining than any baseball game I've seen in the last decade.

Comment 12 Jul 2016

But maybe it should have been. He was asked questions about it by the media in 2011 so maybe it should have been asked by Urban.

Every year we hear how Schiano is one of the hottest names for a head coaching position in college football and yet he doesnt seem to get the job. Maybe, just maybe, everyone else has asked those questions and decided not to hire him as a result of what they heard.

Comment 12 Jul 2016

If you only tell a supervisor something to that extent, THE WORST OF CRIMES, and nothing happens and you dont further go to the police you are complicit in all the actions that take place from that point forward.

I love how people just think that reporting something to a superior is acceptable for child rape. The claim is that he was "white as a ghost" and that Greg had "seen Jerry doing something to a boy in the shower." 

This idea that he did everything that he should have is EXACTLY what happened with the Catholic Church in the US over the years. People learned about it and reported it to their superiors. They addressed it with the violator, in the case of the church by moving the individual to another church, and then everyone went about their business ultimately allowing more assaults to occur.

If this is true Schiano is complicit in the actions from that date forward and SHOULD be fired. No debate.

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Love is way more than a spot up shooter and he consistently proved that in Minnesota.

I hate that Love happens to be the scapegoat here because of the GS series when if you look at the other series in the 2016 playoffs he was invaluable. When they ran through Toronto, Detroit nobody was saying Love should be traded.

However, the small matchup against GS with a team that moves the ball better than ANY in recent memory, that has players that can shoot 1-5 when they go to their small lineup, and that has guys that can take you off the dribble when they go small WAS the issue.

Love in the finals was a matchup issue, not a skill or overall fit issue and if the Cavs played more than ISO that would help Love a lot! Lue just isn't going to outcoach Steve Kerr, ever.

Comment 08 Jul 2016

Be careful here. The report is coming from a Nigerian news website. It could be right but typically people don't go to a Nigerian news site for English football rumors. Also, the rumor has not been picked up by any English news sources.

Also, I am reading that they have expressed interest in Lucas Hernandez at Atletico Madrid. Again, another Frenchman. If he was going to go after a French CB, I think it should be Laporte or Varane.

Comment 07 Jul 2016

I think they'll get the cheapest striker of Lacazette, Lukaku, and Morata - likely Lacazette - and then they'll be done.

Could you imagine that front 6? 


Sanchez, Ozil, Costa

Ramsey, Xhaka

Comment 07 Jul 2016

I understand being financially responsible but they've said, at least publicly, that they had more than $200M available in the window and the've done nothing but add Cech and now Xhaka. 

Wenger as an obsession with midfield players. I've come to that conclusion. Maybe he fancied himself a midfielder despite his length and that's why that's all he looks for.

I pretty much agree with everything you said. I would prefer Lacazette but would be perfectly content with Lukaku (obviously) as long as they dont pay 20M pounds more for him.

A player I love but that isnt a #9 is Douglas Costa.

Comment 07 Jul 2016

It amazes me how little Newcastle did with so much.

As far as revenue is concerned, there are only 6 clubs above them in the EPL (MU, MC, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham) and yet they finish in the bottom 3. I think Rafa will have them back up in the EPL next year.

Comment 07 Jul 2016

I'm sure you'll find this hard to believe but I am a huge animal rights person but I also did the Running of the Bulls in 2012.

I can separate the actual running from the abuse that happens in the bull ring later that day. Just like I can separate that a live lobster is placed into a boiling pot before it ends up on my dinner plate. 

Do I think bull fighting should go away? Yes. Do I think lobsters should be dispatched humanely before being placed in a pot? Yes.

Can I enjoy the running of the bulls and a lobster despite some of the other issues that surround them? Yes.

Do I like asking and answering my own questions? Yes.

Comment 07 Jul 2016

My question is when are Arsenal going to realize they need to get a world class CB to replace Mertesacker and Gabriel isn't that guy?

What's going to happen with Walcott, Oxlade, and Wilshere?

When are Arsenal going to consider spending like other clubs? They're the 7th highest earning club in European football and yet never spend like City does right above them @ 6th.

Comment 01 Jul 2016

I'm surprised it hasnt been said yet... Bring on Aaron Craft! (I may have said that sarcastically a couple years ago but I'm serious now)

I know he hasnt played at all in the NBA but the truth is the Cavs dont need someone that shoots 40% from 3. They need a guy that can give Kyrie a break, that can lock down on PG's in a PG driven league, and facilitate without turning the ball over.

Williams has never met a shot he doesnt like, he's not the answer @ backup PG.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

I was extremely impressed with Yedlin's play over the entire tournament. We always knew he had endless speed and effort but he has put that together with great positioning on defense (minus the sloppy Colombia goal from Bacca) and great forward runs and crosses. I would actually put him @ with Dempsey and Brooks 1, 2.

Wood would be #4 for me.

This one year at Sunderland has been amazing for Yedlin's development.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

I am a little torn on this issue. I totally agree that the players need to learn about their free throws but I also think it meets the definition of an intentional foul.

intentional foul. noun, Basketball. 1. a foul deliberately committed by a defensive player to stop play, tactically conceding the penalty of having the fouled player attempt the awarded foul shots in return for possession of the ball.

Comment 27 Jun 2016

i don't understand why they waited until about minute 89 for Rashford to enter. As soon as he came on he was putting more pressure on the Iceland defense than the rest of the team did the previous 88 minutes.