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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 2 hours ago

I'm hoping he's proven wrong because I bought 2 seats on stubhub on Sunday and then found 2 seats on another site Monday and those were 25 rows closer and $25 cheaper per ticket. I bought the closer seats and hope to sell the other ones.

Really, I just dont want to lose money but I'd be thrilled to make money!

Comment 3 hours ago

I don't think Weber is average. I think he's an above average back and only behind Barkley in the B1G, and that's simply because he's a frosh. 

I also think the WR coaching is "fine" but it's not good. In other words, for a top 2 program in the country, it's not good enough. If you watch our route running it doesn't appear to be exceptional. There are a lot of unnecessary angles taken in our routes, regardless of whether there is a defender directly over the receiver or not. 

If a receiver is running an out route they'll start running 45 degrees toward the middle of the field, then make a 45 break up field, then make a rounded 90 degree break out toward the sideline... it's no wonder why our pass plays are so long developing.

The difference the past 2 years are that Devin Smith could just run by people two years ago and last year Michael Thomas was just an exceptional fundamental route runner and has an uncle that was one of the top possession receivers the years he was in the league.

Comment 16 hours ago

I think scheme and WR coaching are huge problems. 

Like an article said following the scUM game, we weren't putting our WR's/QB/OL in easy pitch & catch situations. How many times did Jake Butt run back side shallow crossing routes with success?

When our WR's do run crossing routes against zone nobody sits in a window... they just continue running and run themselves into coverage.

Also, scUM ran a clinic in getting their WR's off press coverage by sending guys in motion toward some kind of bunch formation.

I'd love to see us do any of those things, along with keeping a back in on the right side to help Prince.

Comment 07 Dec 2016

I live in Phoenix. Generally speaking, there are a lot of transplants here from the midwest, specifically Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. 

I think that is the main reason why. In fact, if you talk to any long time locals they likely hate Ohio State because we beat ASU in 1997 with a QB from Phoenix. 

On any given day I will see several Ohio license plates and several Buckeye bumper stickers/license plate frames/spare tire covers.

All that said... please do not call Glendale "Columbus West". Glendale isn't exactly the side of town that people want to visit and although there are some rough spots in Columbus I prefer to be nostalgic and think that it's all good.

Comment 07 Dec 2016

Who would've thought that a kid that couldnt complete 50% of his passes in high school wouldnt become a legit D1 QB? Or that all the recruiting services were out of their minds making him a 5-star?

Many of us!

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Not just that, but we're not an Air Raid offense team. That's the system he runs. It's a horrible fit.

Comment 05 Dec 2016

I also hate how voters tend to make team record a part of the voting.

This isn't best player on one of the best teams. It's simply BEST player.

Dalvin Cook should be there but above all D'Onta Foreman should be there. He should be hoisting the trophy.

Comment 05 Dec 2016

You know what's stupid... if the NFL really wanted to extend the opportunity to all its teams shouldn't they have scheduled the week to do it as a week in which there were no byes?

Week, 1-3 or week 14-17

Such morons!

Comment 05 Dec 2016

You can also fly to Vegas and drive down to Phoenix. I did that for the Miami game. 

Comment 03 Dec 2016

I have a different version:

A real woman is one that helps a man move forward and helps him to achieve it together, and who doesn't run away looking for another man. (Sender is not a word in Spanish so I suspect it means "señor") I hope that god blesses you and all of those women that stay, take off their shoes and say "here we are papi (papi is likely an affectionate word for the man she's with rather than "father"), I am with you (I suspect "conto" was supposed to be "contigo")." Dale means "go ahead" then the rest means "like & share"

Catch a flight to Mexico City and whip some ass AirBuckeye.

Comment 01 Dec 2016

It looked like one of those videos from a lesser state like North Dakota or Nevada where there is basically one great player in the state and everyone else looks like they're in middle school.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

So, in other words ESPN lost:

550,000 subscribers - Subscribers who signed up for Sling, PSVue, Roku, etc = Some number less than 550,000

However, those that signed up for the internet options are likely paying something less than $7 per month.

Comment 28 Nov 2016

I dont agree with this. He's a good playcaller. Clearly, however, he is not a good recruiter and makes shit defensive hiring decisions.

Some people are just made to be coordinators and not the head man. I think he is one of them.

Comment 28 Nov 2016

Beck is a good recruiter but a poor QB coach from his body of work, Nebraska and here.

Also, Warriner has failed at times with the playcalling. It's funny, at 11:20am (ET) on Saturday I texted a friend and said "(will Warriner) use the 2 back formation sweep with Weber lead blocking and Samuel running?" The only time we used that play the entire game, which had been successful all season, was the final play of the game. 

Helfrich would be a nice addition to the staff but I am not confident we'll bring him in.

Comment 28 Nov 2016

The video above posted by OHSYOU makes it indisputable that it was a first down. 

What I will say about this pic is that Barrett is clearly falling backward. If you watch the video his back is at a perpendicular angle to the ground at his forwardmost position, whereas in this photo his back is at a more acute angle to the ground. This photo is not a good representation.

Comment 26 Nov 2016

If I'm Herman I'm running from both these programs based on how they've treated their coaches, Texas for the past 10 days and LSU for the past 2 years.

Last week before the Kansas game their were reports Strong would be fired. That's bad judgement by the administration.

For the last 2 years LSU has treated both Miles and now Orgeron horribly, AND someone within the administration clearly reported Herman would be hired before Houston's final regular season game today. You could tell that team was affected by the news.

I'm thinking Oregon might be the best option right now.

Comment 21 Nov 2016

I hate this! Why bring back a retread if you're firing Klinsmann? Bring in someone with youth and creativity.

I'm fine with the firing, hate the hiring!

Also, Can we fire Michael Bradley too?

Comment 21 Nov 2016

[mod edit - no politics]

"Steve Bannon loves Jimmy the Greek and Marge Schott"

"Peppers Can't Heisman Pose 'The Clap'" 

Comment 17 Nov 2016

PS: Bradley sucks. I have never seen a team captain and supposed top-class player be so poor with the ball on his feet. How many times does he miss a pass horribly, give up a terrible turnover, give away breakaways, not pass the ball to an open forward and instead takes the shot on his own.

He's not good, the problem must be that the person behind him is infinitely worse.