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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 6 hours ago

Seriously, I completely get hating on Tennessee/SEC fans, but it's an awesome school. I have a sister there and the campus is absolutely gorgeous. Knoxville is a really cool city and the weather down there is great. UT is a really awesome place to go to school.

I'm about to graduate from Ohio State and I have nothing but outrageously positive things to say about my experiences here, I know that I made the absolute perfect college decision. But it wasn't an easy decision at the time. Every major university has a lot to offer.

Seeing what I can only assume are middle-aged men talking shit about a 17-year-old who lives halfway across the country, on an internet message board, because he wants to go to a school that isn't Ohio State, is one of the most frustrating, pathetic sides to college football fandom. 

Comment 7 hours ago

I don't think that Bennett was necessarily undervalued. The opinions of guys like Kiper, McShay and Maynock are pretty consistent with how NFL teams view the prospects. But Bennett only fits in a 4-3, and there are only 12 teams that run that defense. He only plays the 3-tech, which isn't a particularly difficult position to fill in the NFL.  And then there are the injuries -- and the teams know MUCH more about Bennett's medical stuff than the fans do. Plus they've spent hours watching film on the guy. 

I have no doubt that he'll play in the league for a long time and be a very good, productive player. But given the circumstances, his fall makes sense. 

Comment 7 hours ago

Funny that nobody here is giving Cardale and Braxton shit for having kids while in college, then. But hey, yelling at a straw man is fun.

Michael Bennett likely fell because:

1) He's only a fit at one d-line position in the 4-3 defense

2) He pulled his hamstring at his pro day

3) He played all year with a bad shoulder

4) His measureables don't jump out

It's not like the NFL teams just forgot about him, they all spent hours watching film on the guy. And more importantly, the teams know his medical information -- the fans don't. It's possible that the hamstring and shoulder issues could linger. 

There are only 12 teams in the NFL that ran a 4-3 defensive scheme last year. So, instead of having 32 potential landing spots, he had 12. Then you have to take into account the needs of those teams. He had a lingering shoulder injury that led him to miss the Senior Bowl, then he pulled his hamstring at his pro day. 

The NFL scouting departments clearly put in work. Bennett is one of my favorite Buckeyes ever, he's going to play in the league for a long time, but his fall in the draft kind of made sense. 

Comment 02 May 2015

If his knee can heal up, he's going to be the steal of the draft. Give him time, but he was a first-round talent before his injury.

Comment 30 Apr 2015

Meh, I don't hate the Wings as much as I hate the Blackhawks and the Pens. 

Comment 30 Apr 2015

PK Subban: Awesome guy off the ice, kind of a douche on the ice.

He's got a bit of a history of cheap shots/slew footing, and whenever he gets called for a penalty, he acts like it's a huge shock. Hell of a player, though. 

If you're looking for an awesome story and a team to cheer for, Calgary and Minnesota are probably who you should be pulling for. As long as the Blackhawks or Canadiens don't win the Cup, I'm happy. 

Comment 30 Apr 2015

Babcock is going to have a blank check from teams like Toronto, Edmonton (bleh), Philly and others. I'd be surprised if he ends up back in Detroit. 

Comment 30 Apr 2015

Hijacking the top comment to say that, as much as I like Kronwall, he deserved that suspension.

Left his feet, aimed high, launched himself. Jack Johnson had a similar hit this year on Jiri Tlusty and got 3 games for it. 

With my Jackets out, I'm pulling for the Wild or the Flames the rest of the way. Montreal is going to be really tough to beat,

Comment 28 Apr 2015
Canada and Canadians are pretty awesome though. Like, here's a list of Canadian stereotypes: 1) they love hockey 2) they're extremely polite and nice 3) they love beer 4) they love Tim Hortons 5) they talk funny All of those things are objectively awesome. I don't understand why Canada gets so much crap. And Canadian whiskey is good! It's not as good as bourbon or rye but it's good stuff. Also, I may be mistaken, but whisky and whiskey are both correct spellings. I believe that in Scotland, it's spelled whisky. But I've heard that both are correct.
Comment 28 Apr 2015

His father basically told the media that if the rules had allowed Joey to declare after his sophomore year, he would've done so. 

Comment 23 Apr 2015

Had he been a recruit committed to Alabama, I'm guessing that the comments on this board would be a lot different.

Not McCall's fault whatsoever that he was born into this situation. And it's insanely difficult to get out of a situation like this. And that doesn't just apply to McCall. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of similar kids in similar situations.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

As someone who's constantly checking Twitter and /r/cfb, I didn't see anyone actually getting upset about this. So I don't think this is symptomatic of an overly sensitive culture at all. 

Michael Bennett is hilarious on Twitter, but when the cameras are on, he's incredibly professional and well-spoken. My guess is that he wants his potential NFL employers to see him as the extremely mature, professional man he is on the field and around the media, and not the goofy guy that he is with his friends. That's probably what the purpose of the apology was. 

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Haven't visited MGO but I didn't see anything about it on /r/cfb or twitter, so I'm wondering where the so-called "outrage" was coming from?

Bennett is an incredibly mature guy who did something that, while funny and lighthearted, could be seen by potential employers as kinda immature (not in the sense that people say Jameis Winston is "immature"), so I'm guessing he did this on his own accord, not because anyone was complaining about it.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

Oh look, someone on the internet complaining about autotune. How original.

Comment 21 Apr 2015

I consider Kanye and Kendrick and Drake as mainstream, and they're all great. But people hear stuff like Trap Queen or Rae Sremmurd and assume that they're representative of modern hip hop, which is so hilariously wrong because the whole genre is insanely diverse today. 

Comment 21 Apr 2015

I have no clue what Santos did to piss anyone off (this is the first I've heard of it because he's not a particularly big name) but Superstar is a great track.

Here are a few great modern hip-hop / projects to listen to:

Kendrick Lamar - Section.80, Good Kid, M.a.a.d. City, To Pimp a Butterfly

Vic Mensa - Innanetape 

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap

Pusha T - My Name is My Name

Kanye West (people here hate him but his albums are all fantastic) - MBDTF, College Dropout, Late Registration are the three best ones IMO

Run the Jewels - RTJ 1 and 2

Other artists - J. Cole, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Future, A$AP Rocky, Drake (kinda hit or miss for me) etc.

Most modern-day hip hop fans absolutely appreciate Wu-Tang, Tupac, OutKast, Biggie, Dre, Snoop and a lot of those other classics. But a lot of old-school listeners won't give the new stuff a chance. Doesn't make a ton of sense to me. There is some great hip hop out there. It's just more segmented now.

There's a lot of great socially aware hip hop (Kendrick), trap (A$AP Ferg, Flocka), party stuff (Rae Sremmurd), top-40 pop (Drake, Tyga, etc.), some dark/experimental stuff (Death Grips, Tyler, etc.).  

Artists like Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West (first 2 albums and MBDTF) are storytellers, and listening to their complete albums makes their work more enjoyable. It's not like Drake or Tyga or Rae Sremmurd where they just drop radio singles and mixtapes.