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Voting Record: 2010 / 72

Cleveland born and bred, alum of St. Edward, then Indianensis Universitatis, then Cleveland State.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Wait a minute... There's a flag in the end zone
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Purdue was a pretty good squad during most of the Joe Tiller years, and IU is close to breaking out- although if it doesn't happen this year, it may never.

Every conference has doormats- look at Vandy and UK

Comment 25 Jun 2015
I wonder how/if surgeons help deal with the mental part- do they attempt to instill a level of confidence in the now- repaired injury? Makes me think of James Clark, who was/is rumored to be having difficulty in the mental part of recovering from a knee tear.
Comment 24 Jun 2015
He visited before on his way to Michigan. I don't recall reading anywhere that OSU is a major player for Gary. It's a Michigan/Auburn battle at this point. Be nice if this visit shuffles the favorites though.
Comment 24 Jun 2015
Further, I wondered what they'd do if they filled the class with twos and threes only to find a couple fours and fives wanted in much later in the cycle. After reading the mgo piece, I now assume the lower ranked kids get spun around a few times then booted into Lake Michigan.
Comment 24 Jun 2015
I can't help it; I pop in at least once a day there to see what's up. I post (same username) very infrequently. This plus the 2* recruits they've been bringing on really make for some fun reading. Like, one guy will post something like 'I get worried that we're offering these lower ranked guys' and he'll be downvoted mercilessly. The next guy will post 'HARBAUGH!' as a reply and get a ton of upvotes.
Comment 24 Jun 2015
To piggyback this, I think the punter from Cincy didn't have a star rating, but got a 3* soon after verballing to OSU. Once an obscure-ish guy commits, the 247 guys prob hustle to watch film.
Comment 22 Jun 2015
1-7 is somewhat misleading, as their 4th string QB (true Fr) played most of the season due to injuries and a transfer. That O can hum, they just need a D to be at least mediocre. Also, saying that Allen was selling drugs is the understatement of the year. That guy's going to federal pound-me-in-the-(...) prison. Bottom line, there's talent to be had in the Midwest, and IU is in a better spot than Purdue or Illinois to go get some.
Comment 22 Jun 2015
It's genius from a marketing perspective though. That region is likely their only real target, and Joebots feel he was/is unfairly persecuted (because they're nuts), so they'll buy it as a big 'screw you' to the 'haters' (ie rational and moral people).
Comment 22 Jun 2015
They just lost a guy named Brodarius Hamm, which might be the best name ever.
Comment 22 Jun 2015
Whither Tennessee? Moar like Wither, Tennessee.
Comment 20 Jun 2015
Listen here chief. They monetize the site via ad revenue, not paid memberships. The existence of banner ads is the price I pay for visiting here, whether I click them or not. A lot more ads have been appearing recently, including three at the beginning of every comment section. I'm fine with that. Hiding an ad in the links is something I've never seen before, and I spend a fair amount of time online. I feel it is deceptive, and some identification as an ad should accompany. I feel that I have made my point clearly and in a respectful way. If DJ or a staff member takes umbrage, I would certainly engage in said respectful manner.
Comment 20 Jun 2015

Yes.  If the author is going to incorporate ad links into his link dump (WMD), they ought to be labeled, which gives me the option of clicking the ad or not.  I clicked thinking it was going to be an article, only to see a disguised ad.  On the grand scale of things, it isn't a huge deal, but it'll certainly affect my willingness to click on author (any on 11W)-provided links going forward if it is going to be a thing.

tl:dr - it is borderline dishonest in my opinion to disguise an ad as content.