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MEMBER SINCE   October 12, 2010

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Comment 16 hours ago

You joke, but I think that post actually had a lot to do with how 11W manages the size of .gifs and traffic within a page and whatnot. The size of that thread got so massive, both in terms of comments and content, that it became difficult to even download. A better 11W historian than myself can explain the significance of Bucksfan changing his icon, but I actually do think it was a pivotal moment for the site in some way. Not to mention a source of comedic gold on a weekly basis. 

Comment 21 hours ago

What percentage of the current 11W community gets this reference do you think? Probably less than 40% I’d say, in part because 11W has grown so much since Bucksfan’s big announcement but also because this is a perfectly subtle comment. 

Comment 21 hours ago

I played high school football in Columbus from 1988-1990. DB and RB mostly. The biggest names I played against were Kijana Carter and Luke Fickell.  Which is to say the starters on my team played against them whilst I watched longingly from the bench. I may have gotten in at the end of the game against Fickell/DeSales because we were getting our asses kicked. Probably not though. I pretty much sucked. 

I’ve learned more about football from watching my kid play these last few years than playing myself. I think the biggest takeaway is how long it takes after a game for the body to fully recover from the soreness and bruises. And then they jump right back into practice a few days later. It’s a punishing sport to be sure. 

Comment 16 Nov 2019

Really hoping the family took out an insurance policy on future earnings to protect against this if it is indeed career threatening. It won’t be enough to make up for that first round/top 10 money, but hopefully enough to make a difference. Tua was one of the good guys in college football. Terrible that this happened to him. 

Comment 14 Nov 2019
"An anecdote is a story that typically entertains in order to support a point." Ok. So explain to me how the following is an anecdote: "Black student-athletes under the age of 25 don't know anything about loans. They borrow money with the intentions to never pay it back." How is this a story? Who did it entertain besides RC and Dom? And what is his point? You keep saying that Desmond makes a valid argument of wanting to know how much the loan was. Meanwhile, his racist comment literally has nothing to do with the amount of the loan. Actually, according to his logic, the amount of the loan is irrelevant because a black student athlete isn't going to pay it back anyway. You find validity in what Desmond says after his racist bullshit. But again, that's not what this thread is about.
Comment 14 Nov 2019

Your reading comprehension sucks. This thread is about Desmond being a racist POS, not him making an argument about the amount of money being released. You’re the only person here who keeps harping on that.  So no, it would not be overkill for you to start a thread to discuss whether Gene Smith should be under some obligation to disclose the amount of money Young borrowed. 

Further, anecdote does not mean what you think it means. An anecdote would have been Desmond saying something along the lines of “back when I was in my early 20s, I had no intention of paying back any money I borrowed”. An anecdote is not lumping an entire class of people together and accusing them of being deadbeats. 

Do better next time. 

Comment 13 Nov 2019

I can’t begin to tell you how nice this is to read. You remember the menu well. I will see my mother tomorrow and share this with her. Thanks for the post. 

Comment 13 Nov 2019

I was like the mayor of Forest Park, or at least that’s what high school me liked to think. I can’t begin to estimate how many hours I’ve spent on Tamarack Circle.

Beechcroft was ass. But we never beat them in football in my fours years at Northland. That’s the closest I’ve ever felt to being like a TTUN fan. 

Comment 13 Nov 2019

No, it was a racist comment that maligned an entire segment of the population. That’s what this thread is about, yet you keep arguing some weak shit about him making a good point. His point is simply that black people under the age of 25 don’t pay back loans. That’s the entire basis of his argument. You are arguing that not releasing the dollar amount is suspect, which could be valid. So go start your own thread and make the argument and quit trying to justify Desmod’s racist bullshit. 

Comment 13 Nov 2019

Causal? Nothing casual about stating that every black man under 25 has no intention of paying back a loan.  I guess he thinks that it’s ok if he says it because he’s black, but ESPN should demand better. That was straight up racist and he doesn’t get a pass because of the color of his skin. 

Comment 13 Nov 2019
That's excellent. So happy to hear someone remembers the my parents' shop. And yes, Buckeye Donut is still there. The son runs the place now. He was my buddy growing up. The Greeks on High Street were always pretty tight. If they weren't related, then they were friends from church.
Comment 13 Nov 2019

I like whichever story line ends with us winning a championship. Any of the above scenarios would work but it could be against Joe Blow and the Little Sisters of the Poor for all I care. This team has been too dominant all season long for it to not end in at least the title game. Unfortunately it’s championship or bust for me. 

Edit: To be fair, you asked which of the above would we prefer. I would prefer that we don’t face Burrow in the playoffs. Not because I’m worried about what he would do against us (which I am) but because I don’t want to see it end in a win or a loss against him. Would be bittersweet either way. I’m guessing it would also be tough for him. He’d probably feel great winning a championship but would it be that much harder for him losing at the hands of his childhood team? If I had to pick, I guess it would be Lawrence and Clemson because despite not not playing like it most of this year, I think they are the most complete team who is not us. Also, Dabo is a dick. 

Comment 12 Nov 2019

Fuck both those shitheels. TTUN gets to claim no moral superiority over anything this decade. Also fun fact, Brendan Gibbons was the hill that MMan decided to die on which got him banned from 11W (the older folk around these parts will no what I’m talking about).