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Columbus, OH (via Defiance, OH)

Member since 07 September 2010 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Really getting into OSU football toward the end of the 01/02 seasons and then having the first full season without a game missed being 02/03. That happened to be quite a good year.
  • NFL TEAM: Non-committal
  • NBA TEAM: n/a
  • MLB TEAM: n/a

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Nov 2015

I think it's just bad luck for Houston that this is the year that the carousel reallllly opened up, granting coaches like Herman an opportunity to make the big jump a bit earlier than they otherwise would have.

There are probably going to be quite a few coaches who get jobs they have no business getting.

Comment 18 Oct 2015

Yeah, he seemed to be in the mindset that he has to punt and was trying to get it off at all costs. Peace of mind for him that, if he falls on it, MSU gets the ball in field goal range with a few seconds on the clock and probably win anyway. 

Comment 09 Sep 2015

I started 3 years ago on a 2006 Suzuki M50 Boulevard. Still on it, still kickin'. 

Everyone has different preferences and styles, my only real advice is to skip what some people call the "starter bike" -- generally low CCs and lightweight - they're outgrown in a hurry if you ride even close to regularly. 

Comment 12 Aug 2015

I was in for one year playing MLB, OG, and some special teams at a small school, Ayersville, in NW Ohio. Had to stop due to cardiologist orders, but that was for the best. I actually learned more about football playing NCAA and Madden games the following year. 

Comment 17 Jan 2015

Heck, the rest of the nation. Even the NFL! I think one of these guys will turn in to a good NFL QB so we can all finally complete that OSU roster on Madden. My money is on Cardale. As long as he takes advantage of his time this spring, he's primed to start. I just don't know how Brax will be g2g by game time. He may have a billion mental reps, but he hasn't had a meaningful batch of playing time or practice for quite a while. JT is the wild card. If he progresses then it's going to be crazy.  

Comment 17 Jan 2015

At the same time, why not let the coach? This is some karma stuff here where, do you think other coaches are going to be as kind when they have the upper hand against a team coached by that person? I just don't see the grounds for suspending anyone on that, either. Sure it was a dick move, but at the same time, I'm sure "winning extremely decisively while being a dick" isn't grounds for discipline. 

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Totally agreed (and I think most people will) that even without hindsight, we knew FSU was not one of the four best. The problem is, they couldn't be left out. They did everything they needed (not drop a game, despite their best efforts) and earned a playoff spot. The best part is, they set precedent where an undefeated, underwhelming team may not get in moving forward, depending on the competition from around the nation. The way this played out was perfect. 

I think moving to an 8 team playoff would truly take something away from the season. Although, every proposed change has people that say that, this one would diminish it a bit. I think the most you could go is 6 with a bye. You would pretty much guarantee every conference champ, and an open spot for an undefeated G5 or runner-up to a conference when there happen to be two absolutely dominating teams from one. This would also continue to promote great OOC games, because teams could schedule in anticipation that if they happen to lose their conference championship, but dominate their conference to that point and a powerful OOC schedule, they could still secure a spot. 8 lets teams in that might be getting hot at the right time, and at that point, why not 16? 

I say let there be tension. Let there be slight controversy. If you're not clearly one of the top three and there's a bit of a logjam around #4, then accept that you might be left out. TCU may have had the same run tOSU had, or they may have flopped, but they should accept (just as tOSU would have had to accept if left out) that their body of work left questions. The great thing is that this tension is bringing change -- the Big 12 appears to either be on the path to mandate strong OOC schedules. 

But, any way you look at it, we're in a great position compared to the BCS, and light years ahead of champions simply being named. 

Comment 12 Jan 2015

I get it, and respect the opinion. However, with only 4 playoff spots and FSU stinking it up, a weak conference really could leave a team out given the right circumstances. I don't care what happens in conference, as long as tOSU wins, but OOC -- I wouldn't mind seeing the B1G teams tear it up. If there's no dog in the fight, I'll latch on to the foe I know.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

It's hazy, ask me again in three years. I'll say Chryst is an unknown (regarding what he can do) and I can't see Nebraska doing better under Riley. 

Comment 12 Dec 2014

As I read from some Wisconsinites following Chryst, the team seems poised to make a run at a much better record in 2015. They'd had inconsistency for a few years and Chryst was building. Whether or not that's true, I have no idea, but wanted to pass along -- it may not be a bad hire for Wiscy. 

Comment 09 Dec 2014

It would be nice to go obscure, but that would be like having Millard Fillmore on Mount Rushmore (president? yes. Would I know him if I saw him? no.).I'd go with Woody, Archie, Spiels and Smith. Most notable coach in the storied history, most notable figure from his time and only 2x Heisman winner (regardless, will always be the first), prolific defensive representative and then a more recent face (Smith or George could be interchangeable, but wanted not to have two RBs -- hell, Barrett may deserve his spot there in a year).

TSUN's should be just an extra large space for Hoke in order to portray him clapping. 

Comment 09 Dec 2014

I had a coworker tell me this yesterday, and I totally agreed. If Cardale is able to go 3 - 0, raise his stock to mid-draft (with an outside shot at 2nd round with all the various pre-draft activities), why the hell not?

Comment 08 Dec 2014

The best way to stop him is by making sure Sims is constantly under durress and can't get him the ball. Probably start him out with a double team while we feel out how effective the line is.

Comment 06 Dec 2014

Looks like those "TSUN is a basketball school now!" comments were a little premature.

Comment 06 Dec 2014

No, I watched the game during that stretch - both teams looked nearly inept. I turned it off after that and then Oregon went HAM, apparently.