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Silicon Desert (via Columbus born and bred. )

MEMBER SINCE   March 20, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: All the wins, some of the losses.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All the Offensive Linemen
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: FK Pelister, FK Partizan, Crew, PSG

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Jul 2019

It seems like there was a lot more preseason videos in years past. I haven't seen one in a long time. 

Comment 08 Jul 2019

I think there is really good potential here. One factor that I SEE as a potential pitfall is this season's schedule. I don't care who you are, it's a really tough one. Getting us through this year into the playoffs can be used to propel the next few years. OR, if we fall short and lose 2-3 games this year, it could do the opposite. 

Either way, I am fully aware that we've won a lot the last 15 or so years and I've witnessed two National Champions in my lifetime. I'm going to be grateful either way. 

Comment 08 Jul 2019

So I listened to Cris Carter go on national TV and say, "If Meyer continues to coach, he'll die" 

And then I read Mrs Meyer's Tweets basically saying the same thing, along with the fact she's done with her husband being engulfed in the lifestyle. 

Then I heard Zach say it's pretty much a done deal he's going to USC. 

Finally, I saw a Reggie Bush interview where he said he was playing golf with Meyer and point blank asked him to coach at SC and Meyer told him he was done. Bush also said he believes Meyer is done. 

Honestly, I don't know what to believe, but I would be a little upset if he does coach with the health issue being used the way it was. 

Comment 03 Jul 2019

The expression on the face of player standing next to Higdon when he made the prediction speaks volumes. 

Comment 03 Jul 2019

This is definitely a telling piece. I had my suspicion, but I'm pretty sure now. They don't know how to respect the rivalry. Heck, Harbaugh changed Bo's hard-ass saying, "Those who stay will be champions" to "Those who who try hard will stay and put it on top of.."those who stay will be champions." 

The guy wussified something that didn't need to be changed. He doesn't understand... Harbaugh is a joke. I thought he was going to make this a better game. But nope. 

Comment 03 Jul 2019

There is no such thing as Chicago style BBQ. Stop this. Stop this now ... 

Comment 30 Jun 2019

He's not indebted to me about working anywhere else. But he sort of is about being truthful about it. That's my University. I'm an alumni. He owes it a little more respect. Again, this is ONLY if he overstated the health issues. If someone goes on national TV like Cris Carter did on his behalf, and says "if he continues to coach, he'll die" that means there's a legit concern and if he coaches again, then there really wasn't. His wife also alluded to this being "too much". 

I think I'm owed honesty. If he doesn't give it. He doesn't give it. I'll get over it. Like I said, he'll always be my THIRD favorite coach at The Ohio State University. I am grateful for upgrading the program. And I'm certainly glad he changed his recruiting ways (if what Smith says is true). 

But, if he does coach at USC. I certainly will not become an automatic SC fan. Heck, SC won't even be my favorite PAC12 team. 

Comment 29 Jun 2019

He can do whatever he wants. But after all that talk about the cyst as the main reason for his retirement, along with collaborative efforts by his wife on Twitter and Cris Carter on ESPN, who literally said if he continues coaching he'll die because of the cyst, I'll have a hard time believing anything that comes out of Meyers mouth from here on out. And, I'm definitely going to cut Florida fans some slack as well for their outbursts against him. Again, if this turns out to be true, then he'll definitely be a good fit at USC with that type of character. 

Again, it's a free country, but damn man. Just say you were ticked at Ohio State and that's why you left. I would have understood this. Don't take folks on an emotional roller coaster about your health and then snicker at them while collecting a new football paycheck in a new zip code.

The Ohio State University was your supposed home. Be honest about why you leave, Urban. 

Comment 19 Jun 2019

I was sort of thinking that he humbles-up because he's producing less and the Reds pay him less, while allowing him to retire in Cincy like he wants. 

Comment 19 Jun 2019

I know it's virtually impossible to restructure a MLB contract, but maybe Votto will offer to restructure as pressure builds on him for lack of production? I mean the guy will almost be 40 when his contract ends.