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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 10 hours ago

Segregation of African Americans was such an odd occurrence in American history. I could never fully grasp how we kept African Americans separate from entire sectors of society when we didn't do the same with other minorities. To me it seems to move beyond racism or fear, rather a reaction of shame of past ills. 

I just think about how great Chuck Harmon's generation was (he was the latter half of the Greatest) and think to myself just how much greater it would have been had we included the talents and skills of African Americans to take full integrated part in society - especially the likes of our military. How much greater would the 101st Easy Company have been had they allowed some of the heroic black soldiers and companies (some of those guys were extreme bad ass and had Hitler scared) try out for the paratroopers, or in science, not to mention sports. 

Anyways, Memory eternal Mr. Harmon. 

Comment 21 Mar 2019

I think Mitchell still plays for ASU though. He may be the only one we could have used. 

Comment 21 Mar 2019

Cardinals are rumored to be in the works of signing DT Darius Philon from the Chargers. How does that change their first round choice? Will they still be inclined to take Bosa now? 

Comment 20 Mar 2019

I'm over the conversation here fellas. My apologies if I came off as lacking sensitivity, I actually support both Tate and Justin. I'm happy Justin is a Buckeye now. 

I did find it interesting, however, and this make speak to the type of offense Meyer was running compared to what Day is going to run - Justin got an offer from practically every DI elite program out there (and some Harvard's etc) except for TheOhioState and Clemson. 

Comment 20 Mar 2019

Thanks for the clarification BucksFan. Yes, Matta most certainly did leave the program is good shape. 

Rumor has it he is the next UNLV HC, which would beg the question to the above poster. He's now going the play the recruiting game with the AAU?

Comment 20 Mar 2019

OB and Matta both inherited depleted rosters and did more with less early on. Ayers inherited one of the best teams we had and couldn't get us to the Final Four. 

Again, no knock against Holtmann, but I'm just going to have to get used to Matta's departure not making sense to me. 

Comment 20 Mar 2019

I can't buy that after 10 plus years of great recruiting and winning that a span of two or three years with a slump means he just stopped liking that part of his job. 

So what, the bottom line is that coaches actually tarnish other coaches as lame ducks because of physical defects and health issues? Izzo never had health issues? What about Coach K? The Ohio State has gone to the Final Four more than any other BIG school, and is third best on NC's if I'm not mistaken behind Indiana and MSU. And we came on the basketball map way before MSU. 

It just doesn't make any sense to me. Matta was able to relate to players, he was fiery, he had LeBron, heck he even had Meyer. The only thing that Thad lacked (ironically to this thread) is the lack of social media prowess and the gimmicky videos.