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William


Member since 26 December 2010 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Maurice Clarett Strip.
    Pryor pass to Ballard in the Rose Bowl.
    Dorsey getting dropped by Cie Grant.
    OSU comeback against Tennessee in the NCAA tourney in 2006.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: James Lauranaitis, Troy Smith.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal FC

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Yes he will be. Brandon Saad instantly becomes the best forward on the Jackets roster.

Yeah, just no. Ryan Johansen is one of the top centers in the NHL, he's not the two-way maestro that Toews or Hossa are, but Johansen is definitively better, right now, than any forward on the Hawks' roster not named Toews or Kane, including Hossa (Yes Hossa is an ageless, future HOFer, but Johansen is the better player now). Saad will be one of the top forwards on the Jackets' roster, but Johansen and Foligno are near point per game players (both had more points this season than any Hawks forward), Hartnell is a perennial 60 point guy, and Dubinsky's two-way game is just as good as Toews's, with slightly lower offensive production (look at Dubinsky's Corsi numbers, they're ridiculous). Columbus will have an absolutely brutal Top 6/9. This trade makes them a force in the Eastern Conference, and the addition of Paliotta should not be understated, a guy with his size, skill and skating, along with All-American honors, projects to be a very good 2nd pairing defenseman. 

It should also be noted that the big 'get' for the Hawks in this trade was Marko Dano, a young, brilliant talent, whose overall game is very similar to Saad's. He drives possession, and plays with an edge, but his defensive game isn't quite there yet, something you can hardly hold against a 20 year old coming off his first NHL season. This was a good trade for both teams, Chicago got pieces that were more valuable than what they would have received through an offer sheet, and Columbus received two pieces that can propel them to the top of the Eastern Conference.  

Comment 31 May 2015

The trend in Anaheim suggests that Boudreau is very much a terrible coach. He has squandered talent wherever he's gone. He couldn't get it done with generational/elite talent in Washington, and the very same thing is happening in Anaheim. 

Comment 30 May 2015

Boudreau is a terrible coach. He's done nothing but squander great talent. Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin, Green etc. in Washington, and Getzlaf, Perry, Selanne, Fowler, Lindholm, etc. in Anaheim. He's literally proven that he cannot win a Cup, even when he is handed loaded rosters. 

I mean, Randy fricking Carlyle won a Cup in Anaheim with a comparable roster. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Yeah I plan on going to see Glass Animals up in Cleveland this summer, and I think Modest Mouse is performing in Louisville this summer, and if that's the closest they get to Columbus, I'll be making the drive. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

This, so much this. It's not just Millennials that are drawn in by their devices, it's people of all ages. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Out of place? No, my generation is continually judged by Baby Boomers, whose generation has no moral ground upon which it can or should stand. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Note the part where I specifically addressed Baby Boomers? Reading comprehension, you should try it sometime. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I believe that My Morning Jacket is opening for Third Eye Blind in Columbus this summer. My current need to see list: Modest Mouse, Glass Animals, Beirut, City and Colour. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

First: Third Eye Blind, saw them my senior year of high school in downtown Raleigh, they were brilliant. 

Best: Portugal. The Man (at the Newport in 2012, these guys are amazing live), or Kenny Wayne Shepherd (best guitarist I've ever seen live, he's not on the same level as Page or Hendrix, but he's damn close). 

Honorable Mention: Iron Maiden, simply put, they rocked. 

Comment 26 Mar 2015

Meh. We still play sports, play instruments, take part in after-school clubs/activities. Technology/social media has made communication across long distances much easier, but as someone born in the 90s, trust me, there's still loads of socialization and interpersonal discussion that isn't transmitted through an electronic device. As a Millennial I know how to speak with someone as well as even write one of those fancy things called a letter. 

What worries me is older generations worrying about the socialization/practices of my generation, when maybe it would be more apt if older generations focused more on not fucking things up in general, like running this country (Note: this is not a hot take on the current administration, but rather an observation of the fact that all of the Baby Boomers in office suck ass at what they're doing, and have for some time.)

Comment 26 Mar 2015

This. Every generation thinks the one succeeding it will be worse than their own, when in reality most generations are roughly the same. It's all just fueled by perception bias. 

Comment 07 Feb 2015

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, The Who and Hendrix would probably be my top choices. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Release Weber from his NLI if he so wishes, it would be total horseshit if OSU held him to it after Drayton left. This comes off as extremely sketchy on OSU's part, if Drayton withheld such information from Weber that is. Meyer/Drayton have some explaining to do, especially if Meyer refuses to release Weber from his NLI.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

JT wins the starting job by fall camp. He beat out Jones once, and while I understand why everyone is enamored with Jones, he isn't the passer or runner that Barrett is. Sure he is built like a tank, and has a cannon of an arm, but he isn't nearly as threatening as Barrett is in the zone read, and every time he throws over the middle I still cringe. Looking at each player's adjusted QBR (takes into account quality of defense faced), Barrett still has the highest of the three QBs. Barrett also had the 2nd highest efficiency rating in the entire country, second only to Mariota, as a RS Freshman. 

Barrett will be the starter, Jones the back up and Miller will be an H-back (who knows if he'll be able to throw again?)

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Sounds like Johnson's credit is going to be irreparably damaged, but he still has many years of prime earning ability left, so he'll still likely retire well off, but this certainly serves as an example for young athletes, get an agent and hire an accredited financial advisor. 

Comment 19 Nov 2014

And OSU beat a 2-loss team that has losses @Oregon and home to OSU, whereas Miss. State's best win was against a team that lost  @Georgia (drubbed 34-7), home to Texas A&M (awful team), and @Miss. State.

OSU has the best win of any of the 1-loss teams, and the worst loss. For me, it can go either way, and I'm perfectly happy with them ranked at #6. 

Comment 13 Nov 2014

"that banged a drunk girl "-He raped her as she was unconscious. 

"if anyone on here would like to put themselves and the people they loves mistakes in life on here for the rest of us to judge well you just go ahead"- Well, luckily, I don't rape people, nor does anyone that I associate myself with. 

"a proper Christian would not make such judgements."- Well as a Jew I'll go ahead and judge all I want to then, also a "proper Christian" wouldn't rape an unconscious girl.