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btalbert25

Elsmere, KY

MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Probably would have to be the 1990 Reds winning the world series. I was 9 years old,and it was easily the best day of my young life. I've had some incredible life moments, but the joy I felt that day has rarely been matched.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
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  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 16 hours ago

I'm just saying that luck doesn't always balance out in the same season.  Some years there are just weird anomalies happen.  It's not a knock on Fields at all, but would we be any less impressed if he had a 40:5 TD to INT ratio?  Were we unimpressed by Dwayne having a 50:8 ratio? 

Again, I think Fields has been great all year, but it is also valid to say there is plenty of room for improvement.  40:1 is one hell of a year, but there has been some luck involved for sure.  

Comment 16 hours ago

His last 6 games he didn't have one though.  If we can hit him a few times early, that may keep him off balance enough.  I noticed the last 3 games he was sacked 6 times.  Half of the sacks Lawrence had this season came in the last 3 games.  

Comment 17 hours ago

I don't understand why people think you are taking a shot at Fields when you say he is lucky to not have a few more INTs.  He absolutely is lucky to only have 1.  Linemen tip balls, CB's drop INTs all the time.  40:1 is absolutely amazing, but there is definitely some luck involved there. 

Comment 17 hours ago

I think you are right for sure.  I mean the dude had 40TDs and 1INT, he's really good.  I love the guy, I just don't necessarily think I'm on the same boat with everyone saying, there's no other QB I'd want than Fields right now.  Again, don't get me wrong, he's awesome, and next I can't imagine how good he's going to be with a season's worth of experience and hopefully a national title under his belt!

Comment 09 Dec 2019

I don't know, I do think Lawrence is a better passer.  Not by a landslide or anything, but I just think he is better.  I know it hasn't exactly been against murderer's row, but look at Lawrence's last 6 games.  The worst completion % he had was 72%.  He hasn't thrown a pick, he has run the ball well, and he has been really efficient.  For the season his rush per attempt is actually higher than Fields as well.  He has taken less than half the sacks that Fields has too.   

I love Fields, and he may be the better QB overall, but let's not act like Lawrence isn't in the same league as Fields.  The guy is really freaking good.  

I am encouraged, though, that 6 of Lawrence's sacks have come in the last 3 games.  He absolutely hasn't seen any pass rush like the one he's about to get.  I think we'll be able to hit him, a lot.  Which will be the most uncomfortable he has ever been in a football game during his college career. 

Comment 08 Dec 2019

Everyone keeps referencing that Clemson hasn't faced a team like us all year, but in reality we haven't faced a team near the level of Clemson, either.  That team is LOADED.  I do think the Buckeyes have more grit though.  I like that we've faced some adversity the last 3 games.  Now we are a little battle tested.  Gonna need it.  I'm not super confident about this game. 

Comment 05 Dec 2019

Clay Travis is not an idiot and he's not trying to get clicks by pissing off Ohio State.  He has, over the years, endeared himself to the millions of SEC fans in the southeast by his mindless drivel.  I find his takes and a lot of the junk on Bar Stool to be veiled political talk that is in my opinion endears him even more to that south eastern football demographic.  I heard over and over how great Bar Stool and Clay are.  He talks about how popular they are becoming because they say what's on their mind and no one else will.  After hearing his nonsense and some of the other garbage they spew at Bar Stool, I'm convinced they are pandering to the lowest common denominator out there, SEC country.  

Comment 05 Dec 2019

In my Peter Griffin Voice:  OH MY GOD WHO THE HELL CARES!!!!!!!!  I liked Urban a lot when he was here.  He's not out coach anymore, and I really just don't care about Twitter feuds between 2 guys who are on pregame shows.  Urban clearly took a shot at what other shows are doing and the guy on a show he took a shot at responded.  Urban probably does have some health issues, but I always kind of thought they were exaggerated.  Hell when they happened at Florida people here were making fun of him and even speculating on other stuff like cheerleader affairs.  Anyway, it all just gets on my nerves.  Who cares.  Ryan Day is coach of the year, Buckeyes are 12-0, and our former coach is on TV making money to talk about stuff.  Everyone is winning!!!!

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Is it a snub, though.  Dobbins averaged about 0.3 more YPC than Taylor, but Taylor had more TDs, more total yards, and more receiving TDs.  He also played on an offense where everyone knew the guy was getting the ball.  I'm not saying he deserved it more, but I don't think him winning is a snub to Dobbins, a pretty reasonable case could have been made for both guys. 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

That 37-1 TD/INT ratio is insane though.  Then 11 Rush TDs.  I don't know.  I love Dobbins, absolutely love him, but I think Teague would have given the offense 80% of the production that Dobbins did this year.  I knew Fields would be good, but he's more than exceeded my expectations, and he still has some room to grow.  Anyway, I don't think this was a coin flip with benefit of the doubt going to QB.  I think Fields was just the best offensive player in the B1G. 

Comment 03 Dec 2019

I don't remember Vannet ever factoring into the offense during his time in Columbus and dude is playing a lot of valuable time in the NFL.  That could be one reason why a good TE would come here. 

Comment 01 Dec 2019

Mack reminds me of TJ Whosyourmama.  With the exception of a couple drops this season, Mack usually catches everything, easy or not.  Mack isn't afraid of getting lit up by a hit (Victor sometimes does) and Mack blocks really well too.  I think Mack will end up on an NFL squad and be a solid WR for a long time. 

Comment 30 Nov 2019

It always cracks me up how people respond to things on these forums.  The question was clearly is this the Best Ohio State Regular Season Ever?  It doesn't matter what happens the next 2 weeks or if teams were dominant in the past and didn't win a title or any of that.  So why even bring it up?!?!?!  

Ok, rant over.  To answer the question, yes this is absolutely the greatest regular season ever for this program.  Last week is when it hit me just how great this team is.  When they turned the ball over 3 times, one of them basically erasing a TD and 2 handing scores to PSU who was a top 10 team, and then still won by double digits, I said WHOA, this team is scary good.  Last year under those conditions we probably lose by 11 points, and last year's team was a pretty good Buckeye squad.  

It's worth questioning how good the slate was this year compared to others.  I know our out of conference foes have done pretty well, but watching UC yesterday, I'm not sure we wouldn't be favored by damn near 40 if we played again.  The B1G seemed to be solid, but the conference does have a lot of offense challenged teams, which I think have inflated the conference's overall defensive rating.  Even still, we've played a tougher slate than several of our peers and have dominated more than those peers have as well.  This has been one hell of a season.  I hope we close the deal this year, but either way I haven't enjoyed a regular season this much. 

Comment 30 Nov 2019

Minnesota, their QB is an NKY kid and went to the same high school as my sister.  They can have a little glory.  I really don't think it matters who we play for the remainder of the year. 

Comment 28 Nov 2019

Honestly, I don't want to play them.  I think it'd be huge to get the 1 seed and play #4 Utah or Oklahoma in the first round of the playoff and let LSU deal with Clemson.  I think Clemson is the only team that matches us with talent on both sides of the ball and coaching.  Even though, history is the past and shouldn't have anything to do with right now, I don't like the luck we've had when we play Clemson.  We've lost a legendary coach because of them, our super talented QB, and the last time they just absolutely humiliated us. If we gotta play them, fine, let's take care of business, but I really don't want to have to find out.