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setman


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The end of the second overtime January 2003.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • 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 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?

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Of course they are confident.  What else are they going to say?  That Harbaugh told the secretaries not to bother putting any more paper in the fax machine?

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I disagree.  Until ESPN locks up the B1G broadcast rights in 2016 for the following ten years, there will be bias.  Much of this bias with regards to the B1G was attempting to gain an advantage in the upcoming rights negotiations for the B1G, the only negotiations that will occur for a major college conference until the early 2020's.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

I figure he was probably cooling his heels in a jail cell somewhere as I am positive Texas has a state ordinance against the improper use of a Stetson.

Comment 09 Jan 2015

Somehow, I don't think that alcohol is his mind altering substance of choice.  

Comment 01 Jan 2015

Pretty sure there are quite a few more than two scumbags on that team.

Comment 01 Jan 2015

And do you like how Williams has the Sr. on his jersey?  Such a fine family man.