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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The end of the second overtime January 2003.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson (Aaron Craft is catching up)
  • NFL TEAM: Browns (but my therapist says I am making progress
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets (same therapist says I am screwed)
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs (too long to explain)
  • MLB TEAM: Boston Red Sox
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Aug 2015

It is Illinois we're talking about.

I expect them to announce that Charlie Weis has been signed to a 10 year guaranteed contract.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

And to make it look worse he is saying this while wearing the HOF jacket he waited so long for.   It makes him look bad, the NFL look bad, and now the Hall of Fame.

All of that being said, I think what came out was not the message he was trying to convey.  He was trying to tell them that the mistakes that they were so determined to make and follow were going to cost the people they supposedly care about.  That doing stupid things was going to leave them like the proverbial "junkie" willing to sell out their own friends to fuel their bad behavior.  

I did find it hilarious that Warren Sapp is on stage giving that speech, when less than a year later he obviously didn't follow any of that advice.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

Antoine Winfield.  At a time where most cornerbacks were trying to emulate Deion Sanders he went the opposite way.  Great cover corner, but simply awesome in run support.  IIRC he was a team leader in tackles his junior and senior years.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

He must have traded a couple of tattoos for that.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

Yeah.  These moves over the last week have made me think that he has given up on trying to get his system to succeed in the NFL.  It wasn't moving the guys he moved, but how little he got for them, nowhere near to even half value.  If he really was trying to remake his roster for his system, he could have built up a little warchest  of draft picks from these trades.  With the NCAA show cause penalty on him over, I am starting to think that he might be trying to get bought out of his contract. 

That being said, I can think of an almost eerily similar situation for him to land in,  Maryland with its Under Armor sugar daddy.  Not a great football tradition, but then Oregon didn't have a great one either.  Maryland has an advantage in much better in state recruiting talent.  B1G media platform, so plenty of exposure if you earn it.  Penn State and Michigan still in a down cycle, so there is room for an innovative mind to become a contender.  And it isn't like Edsall has been successful enough that his job position is secure.  

Comment 06 Mar 2015

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Comment 04 Mar 2015

I can't wait for the 1st season of Daredevil in early April on Netflix.  Anything to get over the Ben Affleck disaster.  Vincent Donofrio as the Kingpin has me really hyped.  Hope they do the Born Again story line for the series.  

Comment 01 Feb 2015
I would argue that it was Pete Carroll trying to be the smartest guy in the room again. Look back at the 2006 Rose Bowl. 4th and 1, first down lets you run out the clock, and you have your Heisman Trophy winning playmaker on the sidelines? Truly overthinking in both situations.
Comment 31 Jan 2015

This is just speculation, but I have felt for a while, that those last two years at Florida, that Urban just couldn't look himself in the mirror in the mornings.  Before I get downvoted into oblivion let me explain.  

There seems to be a prevalent theme going on in northern Florida (UF and FSU) as far as athletes and their accountability in the legal system.  At FSU, as we have seen over the last two years, the local police force runs interference for players.  At UF, it seems to be the DA's office which gives them a pass.  If you compare the number of arrests during Urban's tenure, with the number of cases that actually resulted in significant legal penalty for the player involved, the number drops significantly.  Whether it was the legal wizardry of athletic department attorney Huntley Johnson (I joke.  He only seems like he must be on retainer with the athletic department) or the disinterest of the DA's office in prosecuting UF football players, cases seemed to drop off.  I think one of the final straws for Urban was the aggravated stalking case for Chris Rainey in which he stood outside of the home of a former girlfriend and texted her "Time to die Bitch."  Being the father of two college age daughters that had to hit Urban deep.  And when the girlfriend refused to press charges after her name was printed in the school newspaper, I am sure he had to have second thoughts about Gainesville.  He wound up suspending Rainey, but I really think his heart was not in the job after that point.   

I do think that he and his family are much happier where they are now.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

There is a train of thought that would suggest Bama pushed for a decision by telling the lineman that if he visited Ohio State he would no longer have a spot in Tuscaloosa, a move that worked on a number of other Tide pledges this past weekend including linebacker Josh McMillon who canceled a visit to Michigan at the last moment.

Does anyone else get a sense of desperation down south from this report?