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Rob Reese


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Comment 3 hours ago

Theres a space for gun-people and I don't think its appropriate for a sports website.

 Go for it. Im up for a debate. 

Make up your mind. 

Comment 12 hours ago

Try as I might, I've never been into any of the comics-turned-movies; XMen, Spiderman, Hulk, Thor, Avengers, Superman, etc.  But like all the others, I'll likely give this one a shot, too.

Comment 12 hours ago

I apologize.  After the "You're welcome losers", to a program with a fraction of the Ohio State resources yet kicking complete ass trying to stay relevant, I assumed we were all wearing big boy pants. 

No harm intended.

Comment 13 hours ago

Alabama is still shitting the bed on the QB situation, and I'm horrified at the prospects of next season, unless something changes (drastically) before the season starts.

No worries.  Braxton is on his way.

Comment 21 May 2015

We replaced the field the week of that game, it was in the 20s. I remember spending long nights at the shoe under the flood lights pulling up the old sod and helping install the new sod for the game.

It was crazy to literally be laying the field that The Game was played on that year. #1 v. #2.

That's the memory I'll take from that season!

I always enjoy reading the crap you were involved with down there.  

Comment 21 May 2015

Many feel, particularly alumni, that the university could be associated and better represented with any number of more positive OSU icons and OSU related developments than painted, middle aged fans holding stuffed animals on TV.  While no fan of any of them myself, and in fact slightly embarrassed by them at times, I agree that the hate and vitriol directed their way can be a little heavy handed from time to time.

Comment 21 May 2015

Met Steve a number of times while in under grad and he was always genuine, kind and generous with his time.  

Rest in peace, Steve

Comment 21 May 2015

I think you are overestimating what a TTUN football education is worth.

NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND!!!1

There's a certain, ahem, "Buckeye fan", who will be along very shortly to make sure you realize just how valuable anything from AA really is. 

Comment 21 May 2015

Perhaps Jim Harbaugh should have done such a study before giving UofM shit for it. 

But bruh.  He was wrong.  You can't compare great to great.   So said the great bringer of NFL and collegiate championships, Jim Harbaugh.  Well, after he was handed the keys to the kingdom by a desperate program and a fat $48,000,000.00 check, anyway.

Comment 21 May 2015

TCU, because that's who I want the Buckeyes to beat for the NC after trucking whichever team wins the Iron Bowl.

I can also support this, particularly in light of how mouthy all dozen in that TCU fan base have become during this off-season.  But I just see Baylor hanging a hundy on them to close out their regular season. 

Comment 21 May 2015

I dont know how anyone can really argue that cleveland is not (at least for the next month) worse. Until we win a title, its still going to be the worst.

And i hear cubs fans talk about the cubs, shhhhhhhhh. You have other teams in the city. Bears, bulls, blackhawks. You have titles.

But Atlanta. Yes, atlanta's sports history is eepressing. Its mostly just depressing, its not heartbreaking like cleveland.

And look, Atlanta built a fancy stadium to host the olympics, and they hosted the olympics. And 2 decades later are getting a brand new stadium.

Cleveland? We built a stadium to host the olympics, and didnt win the bid. And for 60 years was the home of the baseball and then football teams, until it was essentially falling apart. And then the people tore it apart.

Quite simply, cleveland has been so close so many times and lost in dramatic fashion. Its far worse than the falcons few years of regular season dominance and the braves too.

 Every single word.  Right here ^

Comment 21 May 2015

Besides, we are the last school who should be taking academic shots. I think Clarett was taking golf, fishing, and softball and said he had tutors doing his work for him.

Giant Ohio State University fan JP"Buck" the endless and tireless defense of Harbaugh, the praising of ExposureU, the applauding of hiring of mommys of recruits by Harbaugh, now this half assed attempt to kick sand in the great Ohio State University's eyes.  SHOCKING!  

The sun-and-blue, 5-7 forums are down the hall to the right (the color maize was taken away as you well know, by Nike when Nike ditched Michigan for greener pastures).    

"(Michigan) athletic department has ways to get borderline guys in and, when they’re in, they steer them to courses in sports communications. They’re adulated when they’re playing, but when they get out, the people who adulated them won’t hire them.” 

How does that make you feel, WolverWeenie?

Comment 20 May 2015

I still cry myself to sleep at night over 1997.  No lies.  I get in the fetal position and ask my fiancee to just "hold me".  

Out with the '95 big four; Belle, Lofton, Baerga and Murray.   In with Matt Williams, T. Fernandez, Justice and Grissom for '97.   1995 Tribe > 1997 by one million light years squared, yet, '97 was literally 2 pitches away from winning the mighty World Series for the city of Cleveland.  Go figure.

Baseball is a funny game.

Comment 20 May 2015

problem was, the Braves pitching was just a tad better....hard to argue with a 4-1 series win....

4-2 series win*

But I think you may have missed my point.  I'm not comparing ATL/CLE.  ATL won. It's the '97 WS I want to call mulligan on, anyway.  Not '95. 

I said, CLE was arguably the best team ATL faced -- of the dozens of post season teams ATL faced over the years.   That's CLE:NYY, CLE:SD, CLE:PITT, CLE:MINN etc., etc comparison.

EDIT: clarified ambiguous statement

Comment 20 May 2015

Good points.   

Other cities are struggling too, with lousy teams yet sell tickets.  MIN exceeds 3,000,000 annually (or at least they did until very recently, I'm frankly too lazy to check at the moment) with the same foul weather argument CLE suffers.  Granted, Target Field is still relatively new, so you can argue "the newness factor" I suppose.  You could also argue that CLE being decapitated with the infamous "brain drain" (the mass exodus of the educated adult that CLE suffers; only DET has a higher ratio according to admittedly suspect methodologies) I suppose, in addition to already being strangled in a small television market and even smaller geographical one (PITT to the immediate east, DET to the west, CAN to the north thus TOR allegiances and CIN to the south).    Still, the Tribe pulls in slightly better than avg MLB local television ratings (Go TRibe!).

When they're winning, ppl show up.  They're simply not buying tix now.  Maybe because of what you suggested.  Maybe not.   I was at Kluber's 18 K/0 BB/1 HIT performance a few nights ago - sadly, only 12,000 ppl on hand.  And a 1/4 were St. Louis fans.

CLE football, on the other hand, has always been either anomaly or the standard, depending on one's perspective, as they generally sell tix for God awful teams either way (Lerner buying up all the tickets to create a sellout notwithstanding) and do about average for local market television ratings.   

Off topic, but related; I once read an article/study that CLE suffers the most disproportionate amount of city/county low revenues/incomes in relation to the amount of sports teams it hosts. In other words, it concluded it was economically unfeasible for it to sustain all three teams going into the next 10 years based on current census and revenue streams.

Comment 20 May 2015

I read that.  And yes, I actually did feel pride; how pathetic is that?  However, the writer of that post needs to gloss over CLE attendance for the Indians over the last 4-5 seasons and recalibrate that thought/post.

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