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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU Memory - Sitting A Deck (actually standing the entire game) during the OSU v ttun Game in '06 and charging the field after the W.
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 22 Jul 2016

LCT - Just posted an excerpt from their article below.. if you want to take a peek.  Its not overly detailed just outlines a few key details from the incident. 

Comment 22 Jul 2016

For information sake only.. and i am fully aware TMZ isn't considered a 'credible' news source, but here in an excerpt from their article on this topic..

According to the report, cops also spoke with 4 witnesses - but they all told cops they didn't see an assault.  One of the witnesses was in the car at the time of the alleged incident.  Due to conflicting reports, Elliott was NOT arrested - but the accuser was referred to the prosecutor's office... if she wants to press charges.  

Comment 22 Jul 2016

This is a fantastic read.  On one hand you have the Worlds Fair and its historical significance and on the other hand you have Mudgett (Holmes) making his place in history, albeit for utterly despicable reasons.. 

Comment 21 Jul 2016

My fiancees grandfather would often say "Sometime you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you."  or My dad was always good at putting things in terms that were so confusing, but it would dawn on you later and make perfect sense.. Like "You cant un-ring a bell."

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Baseball Stars was fantastic and definitely one of my favorites.  I also remember playing RBI Baseball, Bases Loaded and Little League World Series a lot. 

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Dude...  Excitebike was one of my favorite games as a kid.  Had a few friends over not too long ago and I busted out the old modified x-box containing a number of different emulators, including NES.  We spent a ridiculous amount of time in college playing those games.. Good times..

Comment 08 Jul 2016

I agree.  OSU outgained LSU, but three turnovers and costly penalties changed the game.  We also had chances at touchdowns, but settled for field goals one of which was blocked.. Could have racked up 14, but settled for 3..  Beanie was rolling that first half too and for whatever reason that changed in the second....

Painful to relive..   

Comment 01 Jul 2016

Good for Moz.  I would have loved to keep him in Cleveland.  To me, its all about the best fit for potential match ups.  We didn't see him down the stretch simply because didn't fit into the game plan, but if the Cavs faced off against the Spurs would we have seen him more? Perhaps.  He might match up better against a true big man.  Obviously, the Cavs were not going to keep him around for that type of scratch, but I'd like him better in a Cavs uni.  At any rate, good for Moz and his family.  

Comment 28 Jun 2016

I get it, but as a fan it does make it hard to watch.  Perhaps there should be a revision of off-ball fouls as it seems to meet the definition of intentional, personally.  However FT's are a part of the game -practice up and learn to knock them down. 

Take Tristan Thompson for example - he came into the league shooting left handed and struggled.  He has since made the switch to shooting right and has improved overall.  He has certainly improved at the line - if you work at it you'll get better. 

Comment 28 Jun 2016

I agree with your disagreement....ha.  Baseball such a mental sport with streaks and slumps always right around the corner.  Team chemistry is hugely important and can combat those nasty slumps or bring guys out of it.  Plus, when considering 162 games, teams need that cohesion.   

Considering how these guys have stepped up at the plate, I am on the fence still about adding another bat.  I certainly see both sides of the argument.  I am with you on middle relief - that would be a nice supplement to the pitching staff.

Defense could improve, but that feels like I am nit-picking now.  The guys are having fun and its been a blast watching the first half.     

Comment 28 Jun 2016

Wow - these guys are fun to watch.  Elite pitching supplemented with clutch hitting and you get 15 above .500.  I remember when the sox let Tito go and I was dumbfounded, I kept telling everyone how awesome would it be if Cleveland could pick him up.. Francona managed teams continue to get better. Trust the system... Roll Tribe!!!!

Comment 27 Jun 2016

My fiancée has taken me to a few shows where I was not a huge fan of the bands, but walked away impressed - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (their whole vibe was just awesome) and David Gray. 

I am headed to Forecastle this year for my bachelor party and hope to come back with few more bands to put on my radar. 

Comment 27 Jun 2016

Tame Impala is a great live show.  I have had a few similar experiences where I liked the band well enough to purchase a ticket, but after the concert I walked away feeling like I won something.  Those bands being M83 and War on Drugs. 

Comment 27 Jun 2016

Ah.. Kings Landing... I get it now.

Great episode.  I expected a few people to meet their demise to wrap the season, but wow that was insane.  As mentioned above the timing of everything had me a bit off, especially with Vary's, but there is no way to reasonably document that for television.  I have recently finished A Storm of Swords and with season six wrapping up I can get back to more reading..        


Comment 24 Jun 2016

Congratulations, man! I have none of my own, but my best friend's daughter just turned 4 months and through them I can see just how awesome becoming a parent is.  Best of luck!

Comment 23 Jun 2016

I was there yesterday and can attest to that.   

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Yes.  The extent of which I don't believe is grand, but there are some 'cool' points to consider.     

Comment 20 Jun 2016

Nappy - I am with you there.  We are still celebrating quite a bit after the game, jumping around etc.. but when JR's press conference came on we were all silent.  Truly touching.