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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: Shaky Smithson (Utah), Ryan Shazier, Brad Roby, Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Slam Thompson, Laquinton Ross
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Utah Jazz
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Aug 2014

I think it's hilarious that everyone seems to be saying "Oh, well they would lose to MSU even with Braxton."

(And no, that's not just ESPN. There's a thread on /r/cfb about Ohio State and it's something being echoed by pretty much everyone)

I mean, MSU is going to be really good. But they lost Isaiah Lewis, Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and most importantly, Darqueze Dennard. That's a lot to overcome. 

Comment 22 Aug 2014

"ESPN said that we're going to be 9-3 without Braxton. That's ridiculous, we're way better than that!"

"Some analysts on ESPN are now saying that we're better than 9-3. That's ridiculous, they just want to call us overrated later!"

There's such thing as positive OSU coverage on ESPN. It does exist, and it's not some elaborate troll move by a multi-billion dollar network for the sake of pissing a few people off.

I get it, ESPN is generally bad at what they do, but every single college football fan base thinks that ESPN hates them. The truth is much simpler than that.

Never assume malice when stupidity is an option.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Seeing as there are three followers, I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that you're the guy who created the page...

EDIT: Wait, it says "4" followers but there are a lot more under there. So Twitter's acting up.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Braxton's best shot at success in the NFL is getting completely healthy and going in as a quarterback.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Listen, I like JT too, but we're all massively overrating him right now because we're still in denial that losing Braxton de-railed our title hopes.

JT just passed Cardale. Hell, before Braxton's injury news yesterday, everyone's biggest concern was the backup QB. Now, all of the sudden, JT is going to be better than a healthy Braxton by this point next year? Pssh.

Braxton is the answer here, but if JT has a year under his belt, he's the perfect backup at that point. Plus he'd still have two years of eligibility after that.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

All of the coaches have said time after time that JT is all about the team. He's barely ahead of Cardale right now, if you think that the staff wouldn't welcome Braxton back with open arms, you're insane.

JT's not the kind of guy who would transfer if Braxton came back and started. He's also not the kind of guy who wouldn't put up a fight. I think Braxton comes back and JT accepts his role as the best backup QB in the nation.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If he wants to finish his degree would Ohio State pay for it?

He's graduating this fall, so he's basically already done with his degree.

And yes, Urban and OSU would absolutely pay for postgrad classes if he wanted to come back next year.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

The thing is, JT is the kind of guy who would do anything to help the team win. I'm not saying Braxton wouldn't have to earn it back, but he'd be the presumed starter (seeing as JT only recently overtook Jones). With everything I've heard about JT, nothing leads me to believe that he wouldn't be okay with this.

If JT lights it up, things get a bit complicated and it's more of a competition. But if Braxton comes back, he's the guy.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

He would be risking another injury and he has a family to provide for.

Let's stop this narrative. Yes, he has a kid. But from what I've heard, his family isn't poor. They're middle class. They don't have to pay for his living expenses or tuition.

He stands to make a LOT more money by coming back for another year than he does if he tries to make it onto an NFL roster at a position he's never tried (RB or KR) after missing an entire year.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I don't think he was lying when he said that he was 100% earlier in the summer or going into camp. I think that he maybe pushed a bit too hard this summer which led to the fatigue.

You can't predict a dislocation and there aren't any precursors to it. It's kind of a freak thing. So there wasn't anything "suspicious" about the days leading up to this.

Anyways, I feel for Braxton. I'm a senior this year too, and I'm pretty crushed. I lost my sophomore year of high school to that injury, it's awful. But what Braxton's going through has gotta be worse.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Do we know for a fact that it's dislocated? Because on Twitter, Patrick said "appeared to dislocated" and in this story it just says "dislocated."

I've dislocated my shoulder three times. Got surgery after the first one. Second dislocation happened three years later after I'd slacked on my therapy exercises and drunkenly fell onto a sidewalk at a weird angle (yeah, I was a dumb frosh).

My ortho was shocked that it'd come out of socket again. That's three years after surgery and with blunt trauma.

I have a tough time believing that Braxton's shoulder came out on its own, without any trauma, only seven months post-op.

I had another injury to my shoulder (which might have been the scar tissue popping off, I never knew for sure) that felt like I'd popped it out, and I was on the ground in pain for a few minutes. Turns out there wasn't any structural damage. This happened throwing a baseball seven months after my surgery.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

He has one kid, his parents aren't poor by any means, and he's not the kind of guy who's just going to up and leave on such a sour note.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Winning a Heisman doesn't mean the best player in CFB, just the most valuable. Braxton is going to run it a lot more than Mariota does. Tyner and Marshall will probably both be 1000 yard rushers. Braxton's got a bigger burden on his shoulders than Mariota. 

Unrelated note, what do you have against Mariota? And why? Dude's a stud, he's a huge part of why Oregon is so fun to watch.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

BSD is pretty awful, although to be fair I haven't gone there in months, and they were still in full JoePa meltdown mode.

MGoBlog isn't the dumpster fire that people here seem to think it is. I very rarely poke my head in and they seem to be (gasp) pretty similar to 11W, only from the perspective of the enemy.

Otherwise, Black Heart Gold Pants (Iowa) is good from what I've seen.

/r/cfb above all, though.