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sarasotabcg


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I proudly walk on 2 legs but this could be subject to change as I age. I enjoy both eating and drinking.
In high school I made a New Year's resolution not to eat anything purple. 25 years later, so far so good.
Sad faced clowns are KGB operatives meant to confuse us while they do spy stuff.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 13-13 tie vs Michigan. In the student section. Crowd going bananas. Years later I realized how sad it was that we were so pumped about tying Michigan.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Spielman
  • NFL TEAM: Whatever team has the most Buckeyes on their roste

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Aug 2014

No, no, no. We should take the Lou Holtz approach.

Buffalo was a dangerous defense and we were lucky to escape with the win. But this VT defense we'll face will be an almost insurmountable task. It will take a supreme effort by everyone in order to get by VT with a win.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Here's Ross' take on the defense after the spring game.

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2014/04/35043/ross-fultons-spring-game-takeaways

After reading both posts back to back, I've come to the conclusion that Ross is really really good at what he does.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

why is BuckeyeinSavannah getting dv'ed?

Ligaments don't heal. Speaking from experience, there's no guarantee of a good outcome even with the best doctors. Last had the procedure done in 2005 and my knee gives out at random times and will for the rest of my life.

When I was an athlete, I didn't care. But years later as a father, it's a huge problem and sometimes I wish I would've walked away sooner.

When Nate Williams went through something similar a few years ago, I cringed. Not for him now, but for him in 10-20 years.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

I wonder if someone will take the time to compare the posts on this thread to prior Waters related threads. Betting there's some comedy gold and fun hypocrisy for all to enjoy.

FYI, the 'victim' referred to as Donk isn't the only one of the 5 'victims' in the report who have publicly stated that they were misrepresented in the report.

I tried to tell you people and got attacked for not buying into the 'OMG Jon Waters is guilty and there's a super duper report to prove it!' crowd.

Comment 30 Jul 2014

Squirrel, OldSchool, etc.. you guys are too damn funny.

just the other day DJ told us (I'm paraphrasing) that if a reader disagreed with his view they needed to log off and talk a walk around the block. Does that sound like he's open to viewpoints other than his own?

But please continue.....

Comment 30 Jul 2014

Jeremy, I understood you perfectly.

I encourage you to follow your own advice. It's a free site. I am free to voice concerns. No one requires you to read what I post.

For as hard as it might be for you to believe, I'm actually trying to make the site better by voicing my concerns. I apologize for not being a sheep and mindlessly thinking what DJ tells me to think on subjects.

Comment 30 Jul 2014

Squirrel, I said nothing about who should write for this site. Look, I get it. There are alot of people on here who want to be told how to think. I'm not one of them.

If DJ would like to learn how to convey his opinions without being a dick about it, I encourage him to start reading Ramzy.

Comment 30 Jul 2014

First off, DJ's a big boy and can defend himself.

Secondly, I don't care that he has an opinion but I do care when he denigrates differing opinions. Think college players' unions or Jon Waters. He repeatedly comes across as though his opinion is the only correct one. It's one thing for an 11w staffer to offer their opinion and then ask the 11w community for theirs because that's what stirs debate. It's something quite different for them to essentially tell us that their opinion is the correct one.

Like it or not, he does have a greater responsibility than the average poster does.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

A family friend was a band member in the mid 80's and I had friends who were in the band in the 90's when I was a student. I went to some of their parties. I worked with some of them too. That's a crazy bunch right there and apparently always has been. Jeez, there's a guy on 247 claiming to have been in the band in the 1950's who talks about how crazy it was back then too.

As more details come out, I wouldn't be surprised to see a push to get him rehired. This is political correctness (or call it hypersensitivity if you prefer) run amok.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

How sad.

I guess the Carlos Hyde situation taught DJ Byrnes nothing about jumping to conclusions. There's alot more to this story that hasn't come out yet.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

Did you read it? yeah, didn't think so.

there are already reports coming out that the practice in underwear is something that's been going on for decades. It's not like it was a secret. And suddenly this guy gets fired and this is used as part of the justification?

If that doesn't smell fishy to you, you should log off and take a walk around the block.

Comment 25 Jul 2014

DJ Byrnes - "If you're trying to make excuses for Jon Waters or think firing him was anything less than 100% the right decision, please log off and take a walk around the block."

Way to jump the gun without getting all the facts first.

Comment 15 Jul 2014

Let's compare Philly Brown's numbers to Devin's.

20% of Devin's total catches (9/44) and 20% of his total yards (135/660) came in the last 6 games.

40% of Philly's total catches (26/63) and 33% of his total yds (251/771) came in the last 6 games.

You can see the drop off in production for both, but the drop of for Devin is much greater. This is where I think route running, separating from DB's, etc, come into play. I think this is basically what Byrnes was saying when he said Devin hasn't proven much outside of his ability to run in a straight line really, really fast.
 

Comment 15 Jul 2014

agree 100% with Byrnes on Devin Smith. He basically disappeared in the 2nd half of the season last year.

His stats for the last 6 games of 2013: 9 catches, 135 yards, 2 TD's.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

one point of clarification: you don't have to start at a young age like I did but I would say that the 10000 hrs rule applies to soccer. What allows guys like Messi to do what he does is because he's done it so many times in practice that the game slows down for him.

Trust me, when you cross that threshold it's a pretty awesome feeling.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

soccer put me through college. After my playing days I was a FIFA ref for a long time and then did a little coaching. I used to keep in touch with former pros and a few USMNT members but that was a long time ago. The game's been good to me.

Different sports require different skill sets. Soccer requires skill, speed, and endurance (that's in order, fyi). In my playing days we'd put in about 6 miles of running in every game, but all that speed and endurance is worthless without skill.

 

Bottom line: The key to soccer is to have great skill and use that skill with pace and be able to do it over and over again for 90 minutes.