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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 09 Mar 2017

If Bill Polian is saying it's a dumb move it's probably a dumb move.

According to the video they basically paid $16M for the 2nd round pick... and not this years 2, but next years. It isn't clear that they intend to keep Brock so I'm not sure what they're doing.

Comment 03 Mar 2017

It was not uncommon for me to walk into Gumby's and have the staffer drinking a 12oz Budweiser with a Lucky Strike hanging from his lip. "JUST DONT GET THOSE DAMN ASHES ON MY POKEY STICKS!!!"

Also, to suggest that Donato's is worse than Papa John's is laughable to anyone with moderately distinguishable taste. The only reason I could see PJ even coming close is the garlic sauce.

Comment 23 Feb 2017

I think the comparisons to Woodhead are interesting but also find it fascinating that nobody is comparing Samuel to Tyreek Hill.

I see Samuel as a Hill with no baggage. Maybe Samuel won't run a 4.2 at the combine but I can't imagine him running slower than the mid-4.4's, he has no baggage, and he's proven his ability to make plays from both the RB and WR positions.

I think a lot of teams would take a risk on Hill in the 2nd round of the draft, knowing what they know today. Samuel, is a safer bet.

Comment 31 Jan 2017

I am not defending him BUT can we seriously stop with the criminalization of pot? I've never tried it but the criminalization of it is completely idiotic.

Second, shouldn't he know that you never carry your own weed! They should have the water boy tagging along on these visits as the designated weed carrier. 

Comment 22 Jan 2017

At the time he was put in the hall public sentiment was largely in his favor on issues like race. It's not a fair parallel.

Also, when you quote things like Info Wars, make comments that are anti immigrant (many immigrants playing in MLB, against non-Christian religions, and support racist comments of others don't be surprised when fewer people support you.

It isn't a cut and dry case, either. Yes he has more than 3k strikeouts but he also is nowhere close to 300 wins. If you look at all the MLB starting pitchers inducted to the Hall since 2000 Pedro Martinez is the only one that doesn't have 300 wins. However, is career ERA more than 1/2 runs per game better than Schilling. (Note: Smoltz has < 300 wins but he also has > 150 saves from the period he was a closer.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

I used to go to Grimaldi's all the time when I lived in NYC. And Luigi's is very popular as well. But Lombardi's is allegedly the first operating pizza place in the US.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Steroids aside, Barry Bonds probably wouldn't have received some votes from people in the media because he was an asshole to almost every media member he met at least early in his career.

Most of his other stats qualify him for the hall but his 216 wins are likely hurting him. 

That said, he's also an asshole (not a political comment) so that's hurting him.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

It all really depends on your budget, interests, and nostalgia.

For pizza nostalgia you go to Lombardi's in what was once Little Italy. It's coal oven pizza which is my favorite but many people prefer gas or wood. Also, many people will recommend better pizza places, that's why I said for nostalgia. John's on Bleeker is very good for coal but if you prefer gas you can go to Joe's. Joe's is what most people would say is a typical NY slice.

Other nostalgic places are Katz as mentioned above, Nathan's, Junior's, 2nd Ave Deli, etc.

Steak: Peter Luger (also nostalgic but also what most NYers will point to as the best steak house in the city)
Japanese: Yakitori Totto
Michelin Stars: Eleven Madison Park
Chinese: The Bao (be sure to try the Xiao Long Bao)
BBQ: Fette Sau

Culture: Museum of Modern Art, Natural History Museum, Guggenheim, etc, Broadway show, 9/11 memorial, United Nations tour, etc.

Really, the list is endless and really hard to pin down any one thing you need to do. For me, I pick a region of the world for each day and discover my own food tour. But other people wouldnt care about that.

Comment 19 Jan 2017

I dont understand this depth chart at all. KJ Hill is the best receiver on the roster right now and the fact we didnt get him the ball more is nearly as baffling as giving Mike Weber 1 carry in the first half of the Fiesta Bowl.

Additionally, and I see we dont have any of the true frosh on the list, but based on his performance this year and at the Army Bowl I think Wyatt Davis could push for that other Guard position and Pridgeon for the RT position.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

How did I validate your claim? haha... you clearly cannot read well.

Also, in his defense Armstrong didn't play much in the game against OSU or the next game. Regardless, he went 9-4. Nebraska is not the same team it was in the 90's. They'd love to average 9-4 every year.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Mike Riley is an underachiever? Why dont you go visit Corvallis, Oregon and then reevaluate that statement.

In Corvallis he had 2 season of 8-5, 3 of 9-4, and one of 10-4. Good luck finding another coach over the next century that does as well.