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Buckeye Beast

Cuyahoga County, Ohio (via Parma, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   September 04, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 1st, 2015. (Beating Alabama)/June 19, 2016 (Cavs won NBA Championship)
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Croatian National Soccer Team

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Mar 2020
@OH-IO, not so much Yogi-ism. Flashback to 2010, I'm still in high school at this point, sitting in auto repair. This one guy walks in late, bombed out of his mind, and drops that one liner on the whole class. I know I'm showing my immaturity here, but 10 years later, I still think it's one of the coolest things anyone has ever said.
Comment 25 Mar 2020
I feel you, Childish Gambino has been one of my favorite rappers since I first heard bonfire back in 2012, we're talking the song I used to get hyped before Urban Meyer's first game as our coach. For me it's Childish Gambino, J-Cole & Luke Christopher. Beyond that, I haven't found any artist in the genre I consistently listen to.
Comment 19 Mar 2020
As an apprentice in the carpenters union, it's my over-inflated, wannabe expert opinion that it can go far beyond that. They have to build a solid foundation before they can begin Construction. Also, gotta get the plans approved. Toss in some weather delays and you're looking at a real winner.
Comment 14 Mar 2020
I don't exactly disagree, they won the Joe Moore award for a reason a few seasons ago. But I'm saying that a common criticism of their players I see in scouting reports is a lack of play strength that could hold them back in the NFL, that's not a criticism you commonly see lobbed at our guys. That said, I think most offensive positions at OU are exceptionally well coached and the O-line specifically excels at playing as a cohesive unit. My hunch is that the strength and conditioning program is missin something, I could be wrong. Something I noticed about Oklahoma's offensive line actually is that they tend to be overweight. We don't really have anyone take the field for us at over 315lbs, (save for Dawand Jones) they'll play guys at 325-340.
Comment 14 Mar 2020
Well yeah, it is pretty hard to argue with that. Sometimes it can't be helped no matter what you do.
Comment 14 Mar 2020
Dstacify, take my comments with a grain of salt if you must, but I have something called Asperger's Syndrome and an accompanying case of OCD. Why is this important to answer your question? Because I still play NCAA 14 during the weekends, and to say I can be "obsessive" about getting my rosters right is putting it lightly. I watch a lot of highlights, read a lot of scouting reports when I make guys. The common theme I see popping up with a lot of Oklahoma players anytime I'm making them is criticism of their play strength and being slight of frame. We're talking o-linemen being pushed around by Bullrushes, D-linemen occupying blockers rather than playing through them, and durability issues. My opinion? It's the strength and conditioning program, it's average at best. Think about it, Orlando Brown for example is a good NFL linemen now. But if you look at his Combine profile, it notes his testing numbers were "historically bad". You could say the same thing about Jamarco Jones for us, but he was more of an outlier rather than a common theme.
Comment 10 Feb 2020

I guess I could agree with that. But another idea that had me excited is Tim Tebow. He's been in minor league baseball for awhile, so he's not exactly out of shape. But at 32, I could see him going for an XFL roster spot. He would make more money than he does in minor league baseball, at least I think so. Another name I'd toss out is former Doak Walker winner D'Onta Forman from Texas. 

That's the thing about the XFL right now, the possibilities are endless. And if anyone signs Braxton as a QB, watch out. Buckeye fans alone will boost that league's ratings overnight & Braxton arguably become's the leagues best, most recognizable player. He's 27, and spent the past 2 years on NFL practice squads. He's a prime candidate right now. 

Comment 10 Feb 2020

Just taking a quick glance at XFL rosters, Cardale is probably the best QB in that league & the defenders probably have the most recognizable talent altogether. It's them, St. Louis, then everyone else right now. 

Comment 10 Feb 2020

I think it would be neat if Columbus had a team, speaking as a Clevelander/NFL hater. 

I was actually thinking about the XFL in depth last night, and I think if done right, it can work. The keys to the league's success in my opinion are 1) Setting up in the right markets, 2) Playing in the Spring/Early summer, 3) Capitalizing on former college stars who didn't stick in the NFL, 4) Allowing more scheme variety than the NFL. 

If the XFL can become like an extension of college football, targeting places like Columbus, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Portland, San Antonio, Birmingham, etc: I think it would work out famously. Devout college football fans would kill to see Braxton Miller or Johnny Manziel quarterbacking a wide open offense again. 

I could be wrong, but I believe the NFL pays practice squad guys $80-150K per year. The XFL apparently pays around $55k, but some players can make up to $500k. If the XFL does a good job catering to the right audience (CFB fans who want to continue following the careers of former players who weren't NFL material), I don't think it'll be too long before they're beating out the NFL for practice squad players & stealing top guys from the Canadian league. 

Comment 21 Jan 2020

That's why I agree. Oregon may be in control of the Pac-12, but they're 2 states away from California. I also think people under-rate South Carolina's talent levels, not to mention we all know the ACC is bad. 

Comment 05 Jan 2020
Hey... let's get one thing straight here: 27 year old lunatic from Parma. There's a difference.