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Rob Reese

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Comment 23 Oct 2016

I had a scathing diatribe penned and ready to go in regards to the coaching miscues and lapses yesterday.  But honestly, I just dont have it in me today.

It's Urban Meyer. He'll right the ship. He always does and always will. I think we in Buckeye Nation got a little ahead of ourselves when 15 brand new starters rolled into Norman and took care of business against a then top5 team in an incredibly intimidating environment, and in a resounding way.  Call it excuses, call it w/e you want but this team is what it is; a lot of young, green talent, who in fact may still run the table and get a nod for the playoffs yet.  But in the B1G, no future is brighter than this program's.  

Comment 26 Sep 2016

How many Tom Herman to LSU threads do you think we'll see before the end of the season? 

Prepare to hear Herman's name with every HC job opening of a P5 program between now, and when he assumes the tOSU position.

Comment 24 Sep 2016

The problem isn't the content or ppl over analyzing or under analyzing. Who gives a shit either way. The problem is a lot of you guys need a break from the Internet for a few weeks.  Some of you even longer.

Comment 23 Sep 2016

Cleveland isn't the only small market team. Other small market clubs are filling stadiums.  These are small market clubs whose teams aren't even a pennant race.  There's absolutely no excuse imo.  Aside from "It's too hot", "it's too cold", "The Dolans suck", "The economy".  That franchise has a legitimate dilemma and a real problem.  I've been to about 10, too.  8-2 despite starting off the season with a Mets loss.  I was fortunate enough to be Naquin's famous inside the park walkoff.  Somewhat notable as well, I took my nephew to game 1 and 2 of the 14 game win streak,  One a SlamTana walk off. 

Brantley out is huuuuuuge.  Others have indeed picked up the slack.  But in the post season, you want your best guys. That's Brantley.

Gomes calls a much better game than Perez.  Kluber even stated in '14 that he would not go to NY for his Cy Young award if Gomes couldn't go. 

Carrasco out and Salazar out is poison.  Tribe can still do this, though.  Absolutely.  There's a reason they play 7 game series.  I'm just not going to throw down any money on them, though.

Comment 23 Sep 2016

I'm jacked for this team.  The third to last in MLB attendance indicates not too many people echo our excitement.  "It's too hot".  "It's too cold".  "The Dolans suck".  "The economy, stupid".  We're Clevelanders.  We excel at making excuses for the sport franchises we've been cursed to root for, the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers notwithstanding. 

Despite my enthusiasm for real post season action, this team is in deep trouble.  Number 2 pitcher Carrasco out.  Number 3 starting pitcher, Salazar out.  Starting catcher and club's best handler of pitching; Gomes, out.  The Tribe's best all around player Brantley; out.

The equivalent of this team limping into the post season is the '95 Braves not having #2 and #3  starters Smoltz and Glavine and no Chipper Jones vs the '95 Tribe again.  I'll take the Tribe in 5 (Maddoz will get his "W" either way).

On the other hand; the Tribe is 4-1 since "their season ended".

Comment 22 Sep 2016

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever, they will leave Columbus an at minimum 2 loss team.  Three is very possible.  They've had some injuries of key guys that are due back (Jordan, Taco), possibly this week.  But even then they are still a tier or 3 below Buckeye talent. It's not close despite all those top 5 recruiting classes they boast.  Plus Urban > UM coaching.  42-13 again is about right.  Book mark it.

They want to be us so bad, they're willing to give up their first born, their retirement fund and their favorite dog to do so.  Whiny indeed.

Comment 03 Jul 2016

Nope, wasn't going to last.  But it definitely reiterated just how good and important our starting five are.  They started Zach McAllister out of the bullpen and he got absolutely mauled.

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Wicked ass team.  Hitting is more than acceptable and above preseason expectations despite best player/hitter out virtually all season thus far.  This is in large part to Napoli/Rajai Davis playing above expectations, Chiz finally playing near his ability, JRAM playing lights out, the completely unexpected hitting of phenom Tyler Naquin and Lindor/Kipnis being Lindor/Kipnis.  

I'd pit this rotation against any rotation in baseball.  This is a full lock-down rotation; if the Tribe scores 3 runs on you, you're in deep trouble.

Bullpen is still source of concern. It's close.  If C Allens 4SFB isn't moving - which is the case as often as not sometimes - he's virtually throwing batting practice.  Shaw's meltdowns have been over stated. 

I'd love to see a Cleveland Indians World Series title, but Cleveland never wins championships.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

I'm fascinated with this year's Cubs team.  And these guys can't even drink yet.  Get used to the Cubs, NL Central division, for a long, long time.  I'd love to see a Tribe/Cubs World Series.  I wouldn't feel good about it, tbh.  But would relish the chance.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Buckeye games; Alabama no question.  Anything in my lifetime?  Cavs, game 7, after being down 3 games to 1 against "the best team ever".  You may have heard of it.  That game > All.  

Not. Even. Close.

At this time next year my answer will probably still be the Cavs, but with the Tribe's game 7 win in the 2016 World Series as my runner-up.

It's a Cleveland thing.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

I don't know who would DV this thought, but there's some truth to it. Hitting wins the regular season. Pitching wins the post season.  I love Napoli (PARTY AT NAPOLI'S) and Rajai Davis, but I'm not sure we can rely on them all year.  One more R hand stick would do my heart well.  Brantley, their best hitter is on the mends and on his way back.

Shore the bullpen.  Nothing special.  Just decent to better than avg middle relief arms.

The starting pitching is motha f@cking tits. Period. Carrasco?  Kluber? Tomlin? Salazar? Bauer as your NUMBER FIVE guy?  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  Gfto!  And they're locked up forever and a day.

Cleveland against the world, baby!  Our time.  Right now.

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Cavs are world champions. Just throwing that out there