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Toledo, OH (via Liberty Center, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew and 'MERICA

Recent Activity

Comment 20 hours ago

Oh yeah, I get what you're saying.  I think it's the idealist in me talking.  But at some point I think it will hit a critical moment where the salary/fan spending balance isn't sustainable and then fans get fed up and start to drop off. 

Comment 21 hours ago

I love sports, but I think the the salaries, and the advertising, and the ticket prices... have all gotten out of control.  It makes it so a family of four has to take out a 2nd mortgage to enjoy a day at the game.  Players ask for higher salaries, ticket prices rise, then the team has more money so players ask for higher salaries.  It's a vicious cycle.  All the while NCAA athletes continue to not see an actual paycheck.  I can't take any of these NFL players seriously.

And I'll close my rant with the hippie/communist complaint that we are somehow totally okay with pro athletes getting paid exponentially higher than teachers, nurses, our veterans -- you know, people that actually contribute to society in a meaningful way.

Ok, I need my coffee...

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Wonder how that ever compared to Rodman's salary.  Thompson is like a poor man's Rodman, except... that's not poor man's money.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Actually have that Eagle Rare now in my kitchen.  Too bad I'll be spending the weekend with my Prohibition-loving in-laws.  (too bad about the Prohibition-loving, not the in-laws themselves)

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Not sure what the size of the respective TV markets are like, but that would be a good move for them.  BYU and Cincy are arguably better than Rutgers and Maryland in the revenue sports, plus it would give the Big XII a foothold in Ohio.

If the Big XII survives, I say the B1G make a play for Virginia and Georgia Tech, FSU and Clemson can go to the SEC (they deserve each other), and the ACC and AAC can merge and become a basketball conference.  The Big XII can also have Boise and Louisville.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Relatively speaking.  Usually the #2 pick is expected to come in and be THE guy, or close enough, his first year.  For better or worse, LA will be concerned about Kobe's health first and Russell's potential rise to stardom second.  Of course, if Kobe can't stay healthy the pressure is definitely on.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Russell had to force a lot of things while at OSU, because he had to.  He makes the team better and it scares me to think of how we might have done without him this past year.  As mentioned, he'll now have more talent around him, including one of the best scorers of all time.  The pressure is off of him and he won't have to force things anymore.  I'm no fan of Kobe's, but Russell can learn a lot... then when it's time for Kobe to hang it up in 2-3 years, Russell can take this team over and be the face of the franchise.

Comment 25 Jun 2015

Teams just aren't learning when it comes to international players lately.  If I'm not mistaken, the last international top 10 pick (no college in the US) to end up an All Sar?  Yao Ming.

On the flip side, if you go international deeper into the draft, it can definitely become a low-risk/high-reward scenario.  Guys like Ginobili, Scola, Dragic, and Marc Gasol were all 2nd round picks and have done much better than most of the recent top international picks.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

But it's a giant prank card that has one of those spring loaded boxing gloves in it when it opens... right???

Comment 19 Jun 2015

Kind of.  In this case it could be caused by muscles being flooded with hydrogen ions, which are a byproducts of lactate being created in the body. But more often it's dehydration/electrolyte imbalances and the higher levels of lactate are a correlation.

Comment 19 Jun 2015

That's interesting.  Lactate is actually a good thing to have in your body, as it actually helps to delay muscle fatigue and is used as a source of fuel.  His body is probably gets more efficient at using it as energy the longer he runs, thus a smaller concentration reaches his bloodstream.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

Ginn vs. Hall (it's ok guys, Urban brought us home a trophy!)

Comment 18 Jun 2015

I say as long as we stay in the top 5 every year we're in excellent shape.  In my opinion, the difference between ranks 1-5 is nearly negligible because of how different all these recruiting services rank players.  Add in the fact that you could have the #1 class, but if those players don't fit or buy in to your system, that's not helping much.

Comment 16 Jun 2015

It'll be fun seeing all 5 on the court at the same time during early games.  And who knows, if that works out well, in the later games too!

If they all stay healthy, looks like Thad has a good collection of guys to move in and out unlike past years.  Maybe even a hockey line-change style that each has its own strengths without dipping in production.

Comment 14 Jun 2015

This could end up as a likely scenario, as the 76ers just released a statement that Embiid's recovery isn't going as fast as they hoped it would be. Russell may drop a pick or two just because of what teams need now.

Comment 13 Jun 2015

Fortunately she's not much of a sports fan.  And ironically enough, her degree from UM helped land her a job for an Ohio-based company who happens to be one of OSU's biggest supporters. This has helped her to see the light!

Comment 12 Jun 2015

You'd be safe walking around at 4am

Unless Taylor Lewan is around...