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analyticalguy


New Jersey (via St. Marys, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   July 26, 2012

Raised as the son of an Ohio State grad, I've been a Buckeye fan since a kid. Went out of state to college at the school that has since become the latest (associate) member of the B1G. Have lived in NJ virtually my entire adult life.Still get a thrill watching TBDBITL and Buckeye football.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: beating Eric Dearbaugh in the mile
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Rex Kern
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Cleamons
  • NFL TEAM: The original Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Feb 2019
I'm too technically inept to insert a link while using my cell phone, but for an account, Google "Plainfield Teachers College football hoax." It wasn't as long ago as I thought - just 1941 - and the star player was Johnny Chung.
Comment 15 Feb 2019
I remember that issue. Great job by SI. It also brings to mind a case (that I can't find a citation for) from about 80-100 years ago when someone made up a college and its football team, and sent in the scores of its fake ever-more-dominating wins to one or more newspapers over the course of a season, even making up snippets about some of its best players, leading some in the media (and perhaps polls) to consider it one of the top teams in the country. I'll have to do some more research to see if I can find anything on it. You'd think the "experts" would have grown more savvy by now, but I guess not.
Comment 11 Feb 2019
I'm not really rooting for his demise, even though I know that by him losing the number of games I hope he loses he's likely to be gone in another year, maybe two. Could Michigan then potentially hire Campbell or some other young hotshot? If course that us POSSIBLE, but somehow I have this guy feeling they'll be able to muff the next hire as badly as they did the previous three, and all will still be well with the world.
Comment 11 Feb 2019

Hasn't his bigger problem been getting off blocks rather than actual speed? If that's the case, then another year with Coach Mick and a year with someone who does a better job teaching fundamentals could result in improvement.  I want him to improve, but then if someone still beats him out, we're in an even better place.  

Comment 11 Feb 2019

Congrats, Kevin!

I had predicted the guy would have gotten a scholarship by this past season.  I was off a year.

No way was this happening without the staff having confidence someone is leaving, and no one is being pushed out the door to make room for a walk-on (no matter how good the walk-on).