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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 12 Jul 2015

I think his work ethic scared M. Jones so bad that Jones fled the state crying.

Oh come on, that's in poor taste. Don't talk shit about a Buckeye like that – even if he's transferring out. 

Sidenote: when Jones first got to campus, I always saw him at JOS after hours on the treadmill trying to shed weight. So let's not pretend that he was some lazy slob.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

Such original cats.

We certainly have more than our fair share of those types within our fanbase (and this thread) too.

I cringe whenever I see people post any of these:

  • Skunkweasels
  • scUM
  • Wolverqueens
  • Jim Hairball
  • Nick Satan
  • $EC
  • State Penn
  • any of the dozens of stupid insults that I missed.

Urban Liar/Terrelle Cryer are incredibly stupid, but by no means worse than the stupid shit that many in our fanbase say.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

1) Saying "State Penn" is both unoriginal and classless, and puts us on par with those who say "Suckeyes" and "Urban Liar"

2) PSU's athletics and academics are both superb, even if their men's football and basketball programs have fallen on hard times.

Comment 11 Jul 2015

 communications and family resource management = general studies.

I'll agree that comm coursework is pretty easy, but it's really not a joke major. I graduated from OSU with a comm degree back in May and my sophomore year, I tutored a few football players in comm coursework. While their schoolwork is never their primary focus (obviously), it's still a flexible and employable degree. I had absolutely no trouble at all finding a job (applied for the one job that I really wanted and got it), so an OSU degree in pretty much any field carries weight. Communication is no exception. But a "general studies" degree would be a different story. 

TL;DR: Communications at OSU ≠ general studies

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Believe it or not, there is an instant distrust of the Hawks front office. 

This trade looks bad on paper for them, but you can't distrust a front office that won three cups in six years during the cap era, while shipping off players like Ladd, Niemi, Byfuglien, and many more.

Saad is the kind of player who will succeed pretty much anywhere, he's got a ton of natural talent and his game plays up really well. May never become a 70-80 point guy but he plays a great two-way game and he has a nose for the net.

Still, IIRC the Jackets actually scored 7 more goals during the regular season this year than the Blackhawks, all while key contributors (Dubinsky, Jenner, Anisimov) missed huge stretches. I don't think Saad's numbers will take a hit playing on a wing with Johansen, who's one of the game's best young talents.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Jenner is a natural center but he's mostly played wing in Columbus due to center depth. They're not going to move Joey, Dubinsky or Wennberg off of center, and they're definitely not putting Boone on the fourth line. He slots in really well as a top-6 winger now.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Dano's ceiling is essentially what Saad is now, and Saad keeps on improving. 

Arty is a really good player to have as a 3C and PK guy, but with Wennberg emerging he became really expendable. Plus this opens up an opportunity for Milano, Bjorkstrand or Rychel to win that #3 RW spot.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

The 6 year/6.5 million figure was really just thrown out as an offer sheet that the Blackhawks had no chance to match. Nobody's pulling that on Jarmo (plus we can match any offer sheet) so I'd expect something closer to 5 years 5.5 million, but that's really just me being optimistic.

Plenty of cap room left for the Jackets and I'd fully expect them to be able to keep Joey, Murray and Boone long-term. 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

LeBron is basically the acting GM and coach of the Cavs... and it's honestly better that way.

Comment 24 May 2015

Everyone's written off Dontre. He's still one of the best playmakers on the offense, and he'll show it this year. So, in that regard, yes, I think he's going to shock a lot of people. Particularly the fans who think he's overrated and completely wrote him off because of his injury.

Comment 24 May 2015

Definitely not a problem. Judson is a stud. He's a good enough athlete to play WR or DB at the next level. He's really, really good.

Comment 24 May 2015

He was overhyped his freshman year. He's not overrated in the slightest, considering that a lot of our fans keep on talking about how soft he is or how overrated he is. People forget just how good he is. He's going to shock a lot of people this year.

Comment 16 May 2015

Adam Kramer is the best national CFB writer in the game today. 

Comment 16 May 2015

Ha, I grew up as a diehard Utah fan, I hate Austin Collie more than I could ever hate Max Hall. 

Comment 16 May 2015

I think it's weird that people get so up-in-arms about ESPN personalities being homer-ish, but get on Herbstreit for not being homer-ish enough. 

Comment 16 May 2015

Until the testing catches up with him again?

lol who cares? that would only make the meltdown more hilarious.

at this point, I'm really emotionally invested in seeing everyone freak out.