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Buckeye Beast


Cuyahoga County, Ohio (via Parma, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   September 04, 2012

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

Recent Activity

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.
Comment 30 Dec 2019
I agree with all of it. Saban could pull a Paterno, but sooner or later his age will hurt him in recruiting. Maybe Bama becomes a top 5 class as opposed to number 1, but as high as expectations are in Tuscaloosa, that'll be the beginning of the end. Honestly, I don't expect Clemson to go anywhere. And I do believe it's us and them for the next decade. LSU will be good, sometimes great, but I expect the QB position will continue to be their Achilles heel. But watch out for 2 things: 1) LSU beating Clemson big and bringing them back to Earth a little 2) Program breaking NCAA violations finally come to light for Dabo. There's no way they recruit like that when Alabama was in its prime, Ohio State was right there with em recruiting at the same level, and a litany of other programs boasted a better system on offense to attract recruits. Something is very fishy there... Either of those 2 things happen, just buckle up because we're in for one hell of a ride that will be over before we know it.
Comment 30 Dec 2019
1000 times, yes. Teague has more home run ability than Carlos Hyde, but nobody would fail trust him with the ball. Teague is no hyde, but I think with another year in the system, his steps get higher to avoid shoestring tackles & his vision improves. Should be a lot of fun next year.
Comment 30 Dec 2019
Episode 1 gets a lot of crap from people who think Jar Jar was the whole movie, but pod racing, Qui-gon Jinn, and the Maul-Kenobi fight were elite. Agree on number 2, it sucked. As for 8, it was entertaining, but arguably crapped on Luke Skywalker's legacy, not to mention Rae is a Mary Sue to the Max.
Comment 29 Dec 2019

I do think we win one national title at least in the 20's, although I admittedly expect Clemson to remain at the top of college football for the duration of Dabo's tenure. They're recruiting very well, specifically on the D-line. It'll be hard to win against a team with that much raw talent in the trenches. 

But I can't off the top of my head think of any other program that will legitimately challenge us long term. Saban can't coach Bama forever, LSU had to land a coveted transfer to have any stability at QB, OU still sucks on D & can't be at the forefront of offensive football forever (See Baylor, Oregon, Scott Frost), Georgia recruits at an elite level but can't field an offense, Michigan isn't crawling out of purgatory any time soon.. 

I would say watch out for Florida State, USC or Texas (Post Herman) to emerge as threats, but I think at that point we'll have the benefit of being an established program with a head start in recruiting. The 20's are gonna be sick.

Comment 29 Dec 2019
All I know about targeting is that you lower your helmet and you're gone. I agreed with that call, and I think we make ourselves look bad as a fanbase trying to argue that one. We're just emotional right now. But that fumble? Wow. In the end, the extra point after our egriogously overturned TOUCHDOWN was the deciding factor. Absolute BS. "We didn't play good enough to win, we beat ourselves". We did enough, alright. We just didn't dominate a game that neither us or Clemson was ever supposed to dominate between 2 evenly matched teams.
Comment 29 Dec 2019
This isn't going to go over well, but I turned the game off right after this moment. I whole heartedly believed we got this one, aided by the commentators agreement that that was a catch, and the on-feild call.. not to mention my eyes. Went to Chipotle before the game, think I got food poisoning. I type this at 5:41 still feeling bombed out, but it started to hit me around the 2nd qtr and this play was the final straw. The frustration was just too much.