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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 24 Mar 2015

Another option would be to try Rover.com (I've linked to some in your area)

I've used them twice for two long trips and it has gone really well. You get to see profiles of different people, what their houses look like, their yards, their rates, etc. 

Comment 23 Mar 2015

A couple things... looking at the Kentucky and Arizona rosters and I can't help but think they might start a trend towards teams having 3-4 tall, athletic players making it difficult for anyone to come into the lane and requiring teams to be able to stretch with the 3.

That being said, there are only so many of those players.

Second, I couldnt help but get the feeling that Thad might retire soon because of his health issues. I know his health issues have been mentioned before but it seemed to come up more this postseason in both newspapers and the tv broadcasts.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

I dont know why, but I like this car. I almost want one.

NOTE: I am not a hipster.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

1989 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo

Comment 16 Mar 2015
Comment 16 Mar 2015

Anything that perpetuates my white guilt:

Selma, 12 Years a Slave, The Help, The Butler, etc., etc.

Actually, you can include any Holocaust movie into that group as well. I just dont want to be depressed when I'm watching a movie.

That being said I am a huge fan of Django and Ingolrious Basterds. Something about the ones that were marginalized effectively becoming superheros and striking fear in their abusers makes me happy!

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I think the most offensive thing in the whole story, and there were a lot of offensive things, is that players cannot receive "workers comp" because they arent technically employees they are students.

So, when a basketball program voids a players scholarship after an injury that player is then responsible for all their medical bills and schooling. That is trash right there!

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I've heard Bonaire is the best. So if you can grab a puddle-jumper from Curacao it might be worth it. For me, I got married in Curacao and loved it, so I am partial to the C of the ABC islands.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

#soybeanwind

(ps: not my image, dont want to take credit for something some other internet genius created)

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I think Gene Steratore might have a bigger ego than Ted Valentine and Ed Hightower.

Comment 15 Mar 2015

I really hate Mike Brown... here's a link just emphasizing how cheap he is... http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12331388/the-great-analytics-rankings#nfl-cin

Cincinnati is notoriously one of the NFL's thriftiest teams. According to one source familiar with their operation, the Bengals are more likely to seek pro bono assistance from the University of Cincinnati's analytics program than spend real money on developing their own advanced stats.

The Bengals did contract with Catapult for the 2014 season to track player exertion during practice. During training camp in 2014, coach Marvin Lewis said, "It's been very helpful to me. I like the information I'm gaining from it."

Informed sources say Lewis is "willing to listen" but is almost always skeptical of analytics to be used in other areas. The Bengals don't have a traditional general manager, meaning Lewis largely has the finally say on such matters. As a result, the Bengals haven't embraced analytics nearly as much as some other franchises.

This pisses me off when you consider just how much money the NFL makes. And, if I'm not mistaken, they're the only team in the NFL without an indoor practice facility, practicing under a highway overpass. SAD!!!

As for the OP's question, I think people are sleeping on Shaq Thompson so long as he plays OLB rather than safety.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

1. Margot Robbie... no debate whatsoever

Distant 2. Alessandra Ambrosio

Distant 3. Mila Kunis

Comment 11 Mar 2015

First, let me say that I wont watch baseball if they get rid of the DH... seriously! 

And my reasoning is not because of some Bob Costas feeling of nostalgia. I actually like the DH because of the strategy behind it. I think you could get a plumber off the street who plays fantasy baseball to manage an American League team. Having the DH in the NL makes the game more like a chess match and presents a greater challenge.

Keep the DH!

Comment 10 Mar 2015

I think his belief is that his system creates the QB, not the other way around. I actually agree with him. I dont think the rams will do much better with Foles.

The worst trade of the day is the Jimmy Graham trade. The Saints just shipped off Brees' favorite target.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

I've never loved Mauluga, but last year when i watched AJ he seemed to get washed out a lot by blockers. I hope this is a resurgence for him rather than a move on the downside of his career.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

I can give you Alex Smith although he's basically a game manager. Ryan Tannehill it's a little too early... Colin Kaepernick, NO.

As for Drew Brees he ran a very different type of spread than did Foles (so did the other 3 for that matter). Not all spread offenses are created equal.