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Member since 11 March 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU - Standing in A deck to watch the Bucks v. ttun in the battle of the century.
    Rajai - Bottom of the 8th, game tying, two run HR. Damn, we were amped. (Outcome notwithstanding)
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

I have heard great things about Manchester By the Sea, however haven't worked myself up to watch it.  I am gathering that while its a fantastic film it is probably painful / heart-breaking at times.  I have to be in a certain mood for those, I guess. 


Comment 16 hours ago

Moonlight is simply fantastic and one of the most authentic films I have ever seen.  Arrival was great - The original score was fantastic and brilliantly set the mood throughout.  The same composer for Sicario which was another great movie, although I am not too sure how 'new' that is.  I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals.  I also enjoyed Paterson - which is certainly a character piece with great writing. 

Comment 23 Feb 2017

The second I received word that his signing was official, everyone member of my family and close friends received a link to this clip... My wife eventually took my phone away so I'd let it go... Man, I cannot wait for baseball to begin   

Comment 23 Feb 2017

Its hard not to have high hopes for the season, but I will remain cautiously optimistic.  One thing's for sure, I am incredibly excited.  If the Tribe can remain healthy, good things will happen.  CANT. WAIT.


Comment 23 Feb 2017

Wigmon - Thanks for the reply.  No matter how you look at it, it will be a firing, but I can see it publicized as letting Matta leave on his own terms.  No one can deny his contributions, but as you mentioned this is the first year it will become a very real possibility.   

Comment 22 Feb 2017

I had an interesting conversation with a friend who said that OSU botched Matta's back surgery - like real bad.  The statement was delivered with a confidence that made it seemed like a well known fact.  I had never heard this before, but this individual doesn't prognosticate much, so it would seem believable.  We then speculated about the status of Matta's position because of this.  I wouldn't think that Matta would hold the university hostage so to speak, but it makes you wonder if this hadn't happen how the university would be handling this situation given how poorly this team has performed. 

Has anyone heard anything about this?  Perhaps its all BS, but maybe some of the BasketBuck-Heads who follow this program closer may have heard something. 


Comment 22 Feb 2017

I am with you here, Barf.  Rare indeed, but there still has to be a pitch and catch.. as noted above crazy can happen.  Not sure I am fan of the rule, especially given the reason of saving on game time..

Comment 17 Feb 2017

Sports are often about numbers, rings and what have you done for me lately, so I get this is the primary focus... but who LBJ is as a man, a parent, husband etc.. is underappreciated and often overlooked.  LBJ is a textbook role model and is a true champion for greatness on and off the court.  These players are role models whether they want the responsibility or not and Lebron sets an incredibly high standard in that regard. 


Comment 03 Feb 2017

I have been registered since 2012, but quietly remained an 'I'm just here for the articles' guy until this past year.  I have enjoyed taking a more active role in the 11W community and interacting with fellow commentariat.  Aside from a few detractors, this site maintains a civil discourse, which I certainly appreciate.  Not to mention the outstanding content..

We shall make it through the off season together.

Cheers, everyone. 

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Iconic indeed.  While walking in Central Park - I was probably 12 - I ended up walking next to her and blurted out an awkward hello after I recognized who she was.  She was incredibly friendly and we ended up talking until our paths split apart.  A lovely lady for sure.