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Tennessee (via Lancaster, OH)

Member since 09 October 2011 | Blog

Grew up in Ohio, the heart of it all. Moved to Tennessee after college for work and married a Southern Belle.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Grounding out every at-bat in little league.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tom Tupa, Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dennis Hopson, Jay Burson, Jim Jackson, Michael Redd, Scoonie Penn, Ken Johnson
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets (not much of a hockey guy, but if I h
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Oct 2016

If we're talking season MVP, that's Ramirez. He's been the most consistent player on the team all year.

If we're talking post-season, you've gotta go with either Miller or Kluber. Miller obviously because he is one bad mother...and is about as dominant as you can be. And Kluber, who has pitched lights out thus far and has a chance to close out a sweep today.

Comment 18 Oct 2016

Meh. Michigan has a very good defense. OSU's is also very good. 

Saying a defense is 'bigger' or 'as good' means very little. 

Plus the kid hasn't even played against Ohio State yet. 

Comment 18 Oct 2016

James Franklin is 18-14 so far at Penn State and is in his 3rd year there.

He has a 6 year contract but I have a hard time believing he's gonna be there that long. I can't see the fans and administration being happy if he can't deliver them double digit win seasons, division titles, conference championships, major bowl wins, or playoff berths. 

Comment 22 Sep 2016

I'm not defending any school when I say this, but scheduling can be a complete crapshoot. Sure, there are schools that I believe do their best to avoid tough games so they can rack up easy wins and puff their record. I've felt like OSU has done this before. And a lot of these games are scheduled so far in advance that a team could've been decent and then you finally get to the game and they ain't what they used to be. 

It also doesn't help you if you're conference offers you little to no competition week in and week out. We've all seen and heard the B1G get hammered for being bad and OSU for winning a bad conference. Thankfully the B1G is better now than it's been in a while.

Comment 22 Sep 2016

Yeah, I remember that. Bosa didn't want anymore 'distractions'. 

The article does say Elliott was/is a partier and likes to 'have a good time'. 

I don't like to read into things, but I think we all know what that probably means.

Comment 21 Sep 2016

Is the Wisky- Sparty game one of the top match-ups ever to air on BTN?

A battle of two top 10 or 11 teams (Coaches vs. AP rankings); I doubt they've had many (if any) of those. 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Yep. Ash is awesome. I give him a ton of credit for the defensive success in 2014.

Rutgers, however, is not awesome. But I agree, hopefully he can bring them back to Schiano-level respectability.

Comment 15 Sep 2016

Admittedly, I'm a fan of Lou Holtz fan and I really liked Rocket Ismail back in the day and I got kinda inspired by seeing Rudy, but I didn't think I would feel anything going there. But, a few years back a good friend was working on his PhD in South Bend and I visited him. He took me around and showed me campus and we went to a game and I have to admit, it was all pretty awesome.

But really, screw them. Screw Brian Kelly. Screw Rudy. Screw that little leprechaun guy on their sideline.

Comment 09 Sep 2016

Congrats to all these new Hall of Famers. I wonder how unusual it is for there to be no football recipient in a given year?

You mentioned Turner being perhaps the most iconic player of the Thad Matta era, and I think you're probably right, especially when you consider where he was when he came in and what he became during his POY junior season. Thinking back, the guys I would say that are probably the most memorable (in a positive way, unlike say, Amir Williams) in Matta's tenure are Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Evan Turner, John Diebler, Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, and D'Angelo Russell.

But I have to admit I have a special place in my heart for guys like Matt Sylvester, Jamar Butler and David Lighty. And you could throw Titus in there, too.

Comment 09 Sep 2016

I'm not really worried about Weber getting shoestring tackled right now. If it continues, then perhaps it'll be more of a concern. 

From what I've observed, most backs have things to work through early on. I seem to remember Elliott having some issues early on with getting shoestring tackled, losing his footing, and etc, and we all know how that turned out.