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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 25 May 2016

The issue isn't "how do we reverse existing CTE cases in athletes," it's more of a prevention/awareness issue.

People had no clue how bad cigarettes were or how widespread that problem was until the proper research was done. That's what's happening here.

The end results of this will be better head protection, better injury treatment (ie quicker concussion diagnosis and longer recovery time), safer rules and fewer parents putting their kids into contact sports.

So, no, we shouldn't be shocked, but we shouldn't write off what we learn when we have more information available about the long-term effects of recurring head trauma in sports.

Comment 17 May 2016

He transfers out of 2 schools in 6 months and fathers a child while in high school

oh yeah because NONE of the players at ohio state, in ANY sport, had children during their teenage years. 

Comment 13 May 2016

1) figured lonely/sad keanu would be a good addition since there is literally nobody in the stands.

2) it's subtle but sad keanu is one of the dankest memes this side of dat boi 

Comment 12 May 2016

Mason doesn't have quite the "spoiled" rep of Dublin

Former Lakota kid here, Mason kids definitely had the "spoiled" rep when I was growing up. That was pretty recent.

Mason's an awesome area, though. They have a BD's Mongolian! 

Comment 12 May 2016

Lakota rocks. West Chester was a great place to grow up. Didn't really appreciate it until I left.

Not sure if they've fixed their funding issues, though. Seemed like they were always on the verge of cutting extracurriculars (which are what really made it a great place) due to being flat-funded by the state (ie receiving the same amount of funding in 2010 that they did in 2003, when the district was about 2/3 the size). 

But yeah, Lakota was a fantastic school district that did a great job of preparing me for Ohio State. 

Comment 11 May 2016

Because Kiper and McShay do their mock drafts which generate a TON of traffic on the digital side.

Way better return on investment than the tv-only guys.

Comment 04 May 2016

And if this was covered in the piece, I apologize.  But I'm not clicking on to espn unless it's absolutely necessary. 

It has a blurb on each player basically saying what derailed their careers.

I thought it was a pretty fascinating read – albeit not particularly in-depth – and for the most part, I agree with the list.

Comment 30 Apr 2016

unpopular opinion, but it's only a mistake if they don't make a roster or practice squad, honestly.

tyvis has his degree, too. 

Comment 29 Apr 2016

#WellActually, Houston Nutt was the coach in The Blindside.

But yeah. We all knew that bagman shit was happening at Ole Miss (spoiler: it probably happens pretty much everywhere), but it's hilarious that it all comes to light during the first round of the NFL Draft. 

Comment 29 Apr 2016

Gonna play devil's advocate here a bit…

He has been in a messy feud with his family and there is some suspicion one of them may have started the social ball rolling.

That feud culminated in a confrontation between Tunsil and his stepdad, where Tunsil beat his stepdad's ass to stop him from abusing Tunsil's mother. Good in my book for that.

[insert Blindside joke here about "protective instincts"] 

Ole Miss uses a bagman? Tell me something I didn't know. From the perspective of a then-17-year-old kid from a single-parent household, going somewhere to play football AND knowing that your mother is going to get help financially is a pretty sweet deal.

The bong thing? Well, having a video of that in the first place is not a smart move. But in the end, Tunsil broke the two rules that fans complain the most about, and we only know about that because some asshole wanted to ruin his life.

And as much as I actually like Todd McShay, he said yesterday that Tunsil has to "mature" and "grow up" after he told the truth about taking money at Ole Miss.

This story is crazy, sad and entertaining. And in the end, it makes me feel even worse about the NFL and NCAA – and my opinion on those two entities was already pretty low.