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Comment 06 Aug 2018

I think we’re off the rails already. I’ve seen McMurphy called more names than I can count. Historically, that would get you down voted faster than anything. We’re not quite to Facebook levels, but there’s no doubt been a serious drop in comment quality. It’s kind of an echo chamber for unintelligent rambling and ignorance. So, basically, we’ve caught up with the rest of the population. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

If you owned a company and your best employee was all over the news as an alleged criminal, would you not cover your ass? Or just go all in with an advertising campaign? “Here at Gmac44135, we employ *murderers”. 


Yea, maybe it’s a knee jerk reaction, but you can’t take the PR hit by not suspending pending investigation. There’s exceptions to everything, but generally speaking, people who do the right thing don’t get accused (falsely or not) of these things. Sort of like nothing good happening after 10:00 PM. 

Chris Hardwick was recently cleared of abuse allegations. He probably knew his ex was trouble and he would’ve been better off to get away from her sooner. Maybe (definitely) the social climate has swung too far in that direction, but that’s kinda how a correction happens. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

If you’d like to read that again, I compared the fan base reaction to allegations against a coach. I could compare the actual events to what happened at Baylor, albeit on a lesser scale. But I didn’t.

Coach is accused. Fan base refuses to believe coach could’ve done something wrong. Seems similar to Penn State when you put it that way, right?

Comment 03 Aug 2018

It’s a fine line between arguing against premature firing and blind support. Administrative leave is that fine line. In my opinion, there’s a lot of people taking one side or the other. Perception is reality. Speaking objectively, the OSU fan base looks like it’s blindly supporting Urban. Right or wrong, I don’t see many defending Urban who don’t have OSU ties. Probably because the sensible ones who err that way know better than to publicly support him without knowing everything. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

The media is overzealous and Urban admitted to lying at a press conference. But sure, let’s throw stones at the media. I think it’s pretty early to sling mud in any direction. The blind support from this fan base is a bit disgusting to me. The same fan base that still blasts Penn State fans for their blind support of Paterno. Just say less. Let this play out rather than put yourself on the wrong side in hindsight. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

Disagree wholeheartedly. It matters what a public figure says publicly. His statement acknowledges such. 

Comment 03 Aug 2018

Don’t look at it as lying to the media. It’s lying publicly. The media is just the outlet of the information. You can’t lie to the world and get caught in it. It’s a matter of dishonesty/morality. If it ends up that he lied in that quote, he has problems. He could walk that comment back and apologize for that with some explanation. “I didn’t know how much I was allowed to say, I shouldn’t have commented on it” would be one such instance. 

Comment 01 Aug 2018

I don’t see how it plays out any other way. Maybe the exception of Shelley falling on the sword. Her saying she never told Urban is pretty much the only proof you could have that he didn’t lie at the presser. That’s really what this is. At best, it’s a botched press conference that could lead to firing a Hall of Fame coach. At worst, he ignored DV until it became public knowledge. 

Comment 31 Jul 2018

I don’t think Bieber has an extremely bright future, so I wouldn’t hesitate to move him. There’d have to be a little more in it for the Indians, though. Harper and a lower level prospect with untapped upside. Harper is just as much a psychological upgrade as he is a performance upgrade. Getting him in that lineup gets the guys fired up, and fixes a hole in the batting order. Don’t get crazy, but go after him. 

Comment 11 Jul 2018

115 pitches to record 9 outs and allow 14 runs. That’s spectacular. Almost unbelievable. 

Comment 09 Jul 2018

Yes and no. There’s an argument to be made for recruiting location bias. Urban isn’t scouting kids from Nowhere, Ohio. These kids get missed in recruiting all the time. You need some sort of stage to get discovered. It’s not like these schools play a national schedule. There might be more talent in Georgia or there might just be a bias towards southern states. There’s no way to know for sure. 

Comment 09 Jul 2018

I think this can be a circular argument. A lot of times, recruiting rankings are influenced by an offer list. How often does a 3-star jump to 4 or 5 after receiving numerous big offers? If Ohio State offers, others follow suit. Basically, attention from Ohio State boosts a recruit’s profile and gains him more evaluation. That’s not to disprove or support any argument, just something I’ve noticed. 

Comment 09 Jun 2018

Not a Cavs fan here. The roster isn’t as bad as it’s made to be. Get a real coach. Someone who is more than an ego manager. Keep everyone and hope you hit on the draft pick. Hood, Nance, Clarkson still have room to grow. If you can shed JR, great. Quality coaching gives you a shot. Get Kevin Love in a role he can succeed in. Find some structure. 

Comment 28 May 2018

I feel bad for the starters. Tito leaves them in as long as possible, and I can’t blame him. They get a runner or two on so they call to the pen. The reliever promptly allows all runners to score. Starter gets 2-3 runs padded onto his ERA. The starters have been incredible, and they all have a pretty good to exceptional ERA. Imagine if you take off the runs the bullpen is escorting home. We’d be talking about 4 starters with a sub 2.50 ERA.