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Buckeye Knight

MEMBER SINCE   July 27, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1997 Rose Bowl and 2014-15 National Championship Game.

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Comment 16 Feb 2019
Bucks19, I'm not saying it didn't happen, I'm saying the punishment didn't fit the "crime". Hell, you had a HUGE billionaire donor admitting to passing out cash at Miami (possibly over $100 million in illegal benefits and cash), NC having fake classes, Ole Miss and Auburn paying recruits, and I won't even get started on the miracle rise of Nick Saban magically going from the definition of mediocre to the greatest coach ever.
Comment 16 Feb 2019
I disagree. Easy scheduling favors teams now, mostly. The committee has shown that number of losses is the single most important thing, and in many ways, it always has been in college football. Every year is a different situation as far as making the playoffs, but we know 2 things. 1. Number of losses is most important as long as you are a power 5 team or ND. 2. ESPN will lobby for 2 SEC teams.
Comment 15 Feb 2019
The people I know that work with Gene (occasionally) have high praise for him. I've heard him speak in person and he's seems like a pretty impressive guy. The Tagate situation was BS and we all know it, especially since other programs have done FAR worse and gone unpunished or a slap on the wrist. I believe 100% that even if OSU and Gene self exposed a bowl ban, the NCAA would have tacked another on to it. The politics in the NCAA are killing this sport.
Comment 10 Feb 2019

Somatropin is a form Human Growth Hormone (HGH), which is obviously very popular in bodybuilding and other sports.  Also, banned by most everyone.  Its main use seems to be for children with genetic growth issues.  It's not something I would put into my body.  There is no "free lunch" when you screw with your natural hormones, it WILL affect the other systems of your body.

If I may ask, at 58, why do you take it? There may be better and/or safer ways to achieve your goals.

Side Effects

Headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle pain, or weakness may occur. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: development of a limp, persistent fatigue, unusual/unexplained weight gain, persistent cold intolerance, persistent slow heartbeat, fast heartbeat, ear pain/itching, hearing problems, joint/hip/knee pain, numbness/tingling, unusual increase in thirst or urination, swelling hands/ankles/feet, change in the appearance or size of any mole, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: visionproblems/changes, seizure, severe headache.

Rare (possibly fatal) lung/breathing problems may be caused by this medication in children with Prader-Willi syndrome. Those at higher risk include males, severely overweight children, or those with serious lung/breathing problems ( e.g., sleep apnea, lung infections, lung disease). Children should be checked for certain breathing problems (upper airway obstruction) before and during treatment. Heavy snoring or irregular breathing during sleep (sleep apnea) are signs of airway obstruction. Tell the doctor right away if these signs occur. Also report any signs of lung infection, such as fever, persistent cough, or trouble breathing.

Somatropin may increase your risk of getting a tumor or cancer. Discuss the details and the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/severe swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Comment 09 Feb 2019
I frequent various bodybuilder sites, lifting is a hobby of mine. I've read about Ostarine and other SARMs years ago. I don't dabble in anything that would cause an impact on my natural hormonal system, so no steroids, SARMs, prohormones, etc. From what I remember, SARMs like Ostarine are only available from certain websites for "non human research purposes only" and are very CLEARLY banned substances in most everything. The early hope with SARMs was that they would give steroid like results without lowering or shutting down your natural production of testosterone, but that didn't really pan out.
Comment 09 Feb 2019
Not surprised and not even mad specifically at Clemson. PEDs are used by almost every athlete at the top every sport, maybe even EVERY athlete at or near the top of their sport. Testing is a farce. I'll say it again, if the NCAA, NFL, and other sports actually took the health of their athletes seriously, PED testing would be drastically different. Heck, if you go to a gym, odds are several "normal" dudes there take roids simply for aesthetics.
Comment 31 Jan 2019
Meh. It was -6 (not including wind chill) when I started work outside this morning and got up to about 0 degrees a few hours later when I finished. 2 shirts, a good winter jacket, thick socks with boots, and just some jeans (didn't even put on long johns). I was sweating when it reached 0. You can dress/layer and be comfortable in the cold. You just can't get comfortable when it's hot (unless you find air conditioning).
Comment 30 Jan 2019

Personally, I can't stand hot weather. I hate anything over 75 and super sunny. I feel like I'm being cooked. If I'm working outside, low to mid 60's and mostly sunny/ partly cloudy is PERFECT weather

I like having seasons. Fall is my favorite season, it's cool and mild. Summer I HATE.

I can put on more layers and be fine in cold weather, even when I work outside.  I can't take enough off to be comfortable in hot/sunny weather.

If I could move anywhere, it'd be Colorado.  Absolutely gorgeous state.  I would never live in Florida or Cali, for a variety of reasons, but the hot and sunny weather is just miserable to me.

Comment 23 Jan 2019
Great point about more rules and therefore more calls. If they really want to make football safer, they need to really, actually, truly get serious about steroid and PED use. So many players nowadays are unnaturally bigger, stronger, and faster. Take away the PEDs and you not only reduce some injuries and there severity, you also improve the health of the players in ways that PEDs can harm, such as heart conditions, cancer, and certain mental issues. Possibly even a reduction in things such as domestic abuse, since players aggressiveness won't be artificially elevated.
Comment 01 Jan 2019
Steroids are an epidemic. All the way from the NFL, cfb, HS football, just about every high level athlete in any sport, down to at least several people at your local gym. But they create a better product on the field with higher entertainment value, so steroids largely get ignored. And if you think a pro bodybuilder could anywhere NEAR that big and lean naturally, you are nuts. Hell, The Rock doesn't even have a natural physique and he's relatively small compared to bodybuilders.
Comment 13 Dec 2018

Now is the time.  The top programs and any program that wants to keep playing in every conference outside of the SEC need to come together with some type of alliance and forge a new media deal with Fox and NBC ASAP.  Let the SEC and ESPN do their own thing.  Although the ACC would probably tag along with the SEC, at least their programs that would survive.