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Akron, OH

Member since 25 January 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Any time I'm in the Shoe! - But my most memorable experience was 1989, Cavs v Bulls. I was a season ticket holder, and the 5th game of the playoff series was the most electric atmosphere I've ever experienced. The crowd was nuts from 15 minutes before the tip until "The Shot" ripped through the net. At which point the Coliseum was completely deflated. I don't think the lead was ever more than a few points either way, Classic Game with a defining moment.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Of all time, Archie. Today, Braxton
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Of all time, Pistol Pete. Today, Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Akron Zips

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Apr 2017

The deep ball is just one piece in being less predictable and getting the play away from the line of scrimmage. It doesn't have to be a 35+ yard throw, 20+ will keep the DBs on their toes. (See 2016 v 2014, same attempts for nearly 1000 less yards, but just ~4yds/complete)

Year - Attempts - complete - yards

2014 - 409 - 260 - 3707

2015 - 325 - 204 - 2455

2016 - 409 - 255 - 2781

Comment 05 Apr 2017

FWIW - few watch MACtion live 

MAC: Even with Western Michigan rowing the boat to an undefeated season and a Cotton Bowl bid, the MAC finished last at 16,062 fans per game. Western Michigan averaged 23,838, up 23 percent. In 2012, Northern Illinois averaged 20,877 while reaching a BCS bowl. This year, Northern Illinois fell to 11,019 (123rd out of 128 FBS teams).

The bottom six in attendance (4 MAC)

School - 2016 Average -  Change from 2015 -  Stadium Capacity Filled (2016)
Northern Illinois 11,019 -21% 47%
Kent State 10,898 -13% 44%
Akron 10,337 -43% 34%
Florida Atlantic 10,073 -43% 34%
New Mexico State 9,545 -45% 31%
Ball State 7,789 -2% 35%

Comment 23 Mar 2017

Yes- And why should they? They need to work in JR and Love with the new guys and get some familiarity, but otherwise the mission is to stay healthy. Playoff basketball is a different game, and they have no need to play that game now. I'm not worried in the least, so long as they remain healthy. 

Comment 17 Feb 2017

The opinion that there are too many bowl games doesn't eliminate bowl games. Once upon a time there were only a dozen or so bowl games - which is too few. But now there are 5-7 teams being "rewarded" with a bowl game. I get that all teams and fans would want to be rewarded but it should be earned on the field. Cut it to 30 and I'm still not watching many of them, but at least 6-6 only gets you eligible, not guaranteed a bowl.  $0.02

Comment 07 Feb 2017
Comment 03 Feb 2017

Scared - no. Just accurately describing the job in front of him. Winning at Texas will cure any recruiting issues, but until the product on the field changes, Texas recruits will be open to leave, if they see that as the only way to compete for NCs. 

Comment 10 Jan 2017

Silent or not, some commitments are stronger than others. Just like some offers are stronger than others. I'm not going to knock a kid for playing the game that is recruiting in 2016-17. His talent may not have needed to "save a spot" anywhere, but there is a scholarship crunch....... 

Comment 10 Jan 2017

I Love College Football - the Buckeyes will always be my team - and I watched that whole game. And what a game it was. Without having a dog in the fight, it was just entertaining. I didn't have to care about a non-call, I just marveled at Watson and Williams getting up off the turf again and again to gash the vaunted 'Bama D for 21 in the 4th to win it with one tick on the clock. A top 5 NC game, imo. 

Now the long wait for the end of August......