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from Clintonville

Member since 02 March 2013 | Blog

At one point ranked 15th in ESPN's 2014 Bowl Mania. That's my only claim to fame.


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Recent Activity

Comment 21 Nov 2015

I don't understand two things:

The constant need to give our playmakers the ball BEHIND the line of scrimmage.

Calling routes that fall short of the first down marker on 3rd down.

Comment 15 Nov 2015

This is a great win for this year's team. THE MOUNT usually win their conference and make the tourney. Sure, they're not a Gonzaga, VCU. Dayton, or Xavier in terms of mid-majors, but Thad seemed genuinely concerned before the game. The Basketbucks stepped up and played to their talent.

THE MOUNT's coach saying we should be ranked by season's end is pretty encouraging, too!

Comment 24 Oct 2015

I will always maintain that Army and Navy would've been better additions than Rutgers and Maryland. Same TV markets, more history and bigger national following/interest. I understand the drawbacks in athletic department size/capacity, weight limits, and stadium size. I still think the national interest every week outweighs any potential that Maryland and Rutgers would ever have. Plus, any Army/Navy game will always be more relevant than any Maryland/Rutgers game.

That is all sports-specific. I wonder about the moral/philosophical reservations B1G/CIC university presidents would have in adding military academies. I would love to read an article and interviews on that subject.

Comment 06 Jun 2015
85 yards through the heart of the sandlot. Get em little EzE!
Comment 19 Apr 2015

Higuain's goal was straight up nasty. The Crew are good this year. Like, really good.

Dollar beer/dollar brat night next week against Philthy. Come hungry and thirsty.

Comment 07 Apr 2015

I don't see why this is revolutionary, other than Pete Carroll somehow got a bunch of pros to finally go back to tackling. Now that he's won a Super Bowl, any other coach can now say "this is how it works in the NFL."


It seems the biggest difference between "form tackling" and "rugby-style tackling" is that form tackling has you put your face on the ball, with the shoulder in the mid-section. Rugby-style has you focus on the hip with the shoulder on the thigh. Makes sense to move the target tackling area lower now that the rules (and health) penalize for hitting the upper part of the body. The ball carrier can lower his head to meet you in the midsection. He can't really meet you head-to-head if you target his thighs.

Comment 28 Mar 2015

21 things to do, and no mention of Columbus Crew? Shame. Bush league list. This is why readers switch to The Fake Lantern.

If you're going to list 'sports in Columbus other than Ohio State basketball and football' you've gotta list the Crew. Hell, I'd list the Ohio Roller Girls, Columbus Eagles women's soccer, and Ohio Machine lacrosse (even though they play at up at OWU). 

Comment 08 Mar 2015

Matta's got 297 wins. 298 gives him the school record. I thought after the Penn State game...we might have to wait until next year for it to happen.

But I'm optimistic this team has at least two more wins in them. One in the B1G tourney and a first-round NCAA tourney win.

Comment 04 Mar 2015
Watch the ND/OSU Fiesta Bowl, everybody. It is bizarre. The Oregon/OSU Rose Bowl, too. The way Tressel controlled the field and the game is so different from what Urban wants to do.