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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 23 Jun 2015

1. I guarantee this shirt was DJ's idea.

2. Ohioan presidents don't do to well in a ranking of past presidents.

About the survey: 391 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents & Executive Politics section, the premier organization of experts of the American presidency, were invited to complete the online survey, which was administered by Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn of Boise State University. 162 surveys were completed online between May and November 2014.

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/fixgov/posts/2015/02/13-obama-measuring-presidential-greatness-vaughn-rottinghaus

Comment 18 Jun 2015

So... there are certainly worse jerseys in sports, but that isnt the point to me.

They already had great jerseys... no need to change... they've certainly not lived up to the old jerseys.

Comment 14 Jun 2015

How can you step up when they send 4 guys to the right side of the court? They're so condensed into a small space that all shots are contested.

My complaint isnt with his play, it's with him trying to do it all himself.

Comment 14 Jun 2015

I love LeBron but we have to be honest, he's hurting this team in the 3rd and 4th quarters. The Cavs are being outscored 261-230 in the second half and overtime in this series. No coincidence that the second half and overtime the Cavs basically rely on an iso game with LeBron on the left side of the court.

JR Smith was smooth today in the first half but rather than ride the rest of the offense they go iso and the Cavs struggle.

That being said, I was happy they won one game this series considering they are without their second and third best players as well as their starting center.

LeBron said they wouldnt win it all year one... that seems to be playing out.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

My allegiances are Bengals, Reds, Blue Jackets, Crew, Cavs... I root for the Browns when they're not playing the Bengals (grew up in with divorced parents who liked opposite teams).

That being said dont root for the Bengals until Mike Brown dies. Dont root for the Browns until... shit, maybe never. Dont root for the Indians because the AL uses the DH and that isnt baseball.

So, there you have it... you can root for the Reds, Jackets, Cavs, and Crew

Comment 11 Jun 2015

I'm not suggesting our first team would beat the German first team but to suggest that our side was any less of a B/C team than theirs was is outrageous.

US didnt play Omar Gonzales or Besler or Beasley in the back. Dempsey and Altidore didnt play. Zusi, Wondolowski (I say in the the voice Jerry uses when he says "Newman" as a result of the blown Belgium goal), and Bedoya didnt play either.

This was anything but Team USA's #1 squad... I'm thrilled with Zardes' play, Morris has something special, Wood has looked great... I'm really happy with the young guys on the team.

Also, I'll note that the USMNT-U20 beat Colombia yesterday morning to make it into the round of 8 for the U20 World Cup.

Comment 05 Jun 2015

With 2 of your top 3 out or not at 100% it's impossible for this team to win the title.

On top of that LeBron tends to settle for the outside shot when it gets late in the game.

Comment 03 Jun 2015

The truth is the resignation of Blatter is huge but it will mean nothing if he is ultimately replaced by some crony... a reformer needs to be named president and I'm not sure how that happens with the voting structure they have.

The problem is you have a ton of 3rd world countries where corruption is engrained in the way they do things. Most of Africa is fraught with corruption, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, etc., etc. Electing a FIFA President that is as corrupt as them is just part of the deal.

Comment 01 Jun 2015

I think your memory is fucked... and "fucked" is the technical term I elected to use.

The frist episode Walt is diagnosed with cancer, sees a former student (Jesse) climb out of a window of a meth lab and escape, convinces Jesse to work with him, and begins making meth in a caravan.

The second episode they kill one dude and injure Krazy-8, confine him to Jesse's basement using a bike lock around his neck, and Jesse disposes of the other dude's body with the acid which is an epic failure.

If that is SLOW then I have no idea what show you're comparing it to, but you're insane!

Comment 01 Jun 2015

Started and Stopped:

The Americans

The Wire

Homeland

Never Saw:

Justified

Walking Dead

Dexter

Sons of Anarchy

Mad Men

Just Beginning to Watch:

Peaky Blinders (I love you Annabelle Wallis)

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Comment 01 Jun 2015

The Sopranos was great, and typically that is what I compare shows to... but Breaking Bad was better.

Amazing character development. 

It just showed how Walt started as a nice normal guy but his mind got corrupted by the desire to not allow himself to be the guy getting edged out of success like he did with the whole Grey Matter situation. That desire not to lose, as opposed to the desire to win, a la Jordan was very interesting.

Comment 31 May 2015

I dont understand why Arsenal is the Notre Dame of EPL... I didnt know much about EPL before last year... I wanted to root for a club so I started to look into it... figured I would want to root for a club that was from a city I would visit (Liverpool, Manchester, or London) and that would likely be in the upper division. 

Couldnt root for Chelsea because their owned by a Russian oligarch... couldnt root for Tottenham because their mascot is a cock on a ball (thank you Ted Lasso)... West Ham, nah... Crystal Palace, nah... Queens Park Rangers, they have queen in their name... No to Manchester United and City because they're really popular... 

So... that left me with Everton, Liverpool, and Arsenal.

Arsenal is owned by an American and they have a canon on their logo (PS: I know Liverpool is owned by an American too, but they dont have a canon on their logo)

Comment 26 May 2015

Welcome to the dark side DJ!

Love me some Skyline. Too bad we dont have that awful 1000 mg of sodium canned mess here in Arizona... I'd likely be on my 5th heart attack by now... happy... but 5th heart attack.

Comment 26 May 2015

I think it might be because coaches think Unioto is a made up location like Westeros or Hogwarts... just has that sound to it.

Seriously though, I've never heard of Unioto and I grew up in Ohio and played football. My assumption is it is a lower division where the talent is questioned and thus getting to every camp he can get to where there will be top talent is key for this kid.

If coaches can see him going against other D1 level recruits and he outperforms them, it's likely he'll get offers.