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BuckInNashville


from Canton (now Nashville)

MEMBER SINCE   March 15, 2014

Born and raised in the Hall of Fame City, and now living in Nashville where it's all Alabama all the time. Played WR at D3 Ohio Wesleyan where we used to practice in the shoe to prepare for artificial surface games back in the 80's. My QB was Jeff Long, former AD at Arkansas, who was head of the NCAA playoff selection committee for 2014 and 2015 seasons. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Midnight on Jan.1,2015 celebrating at the SuperDome after we beat Bama in the first semifinal round playoff ever
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Dane Sanzenbacher
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns & Whoever I draft in fantasy

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Feb 2020

I think that the January swoon had more to do with Kyle Young’s appendix than with DJ Carton.  He is the glue making plays on the boards , and on defense. When he was way less than 100%, well ... you saw it.  And for those who doubt Holtmann, you have to give him all the credit for Kyle Young being here because he was going to whatever school Holtmann was coaching at.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

The video has to weigh in on this decisive of a move. If it was he said / she said, it might not have been so quick and clean. But the video indicates one of two things :

1) she was coerced into making the statement and that it really wasn’t consensual or

2) what she said in the video was true and it was consensual - but she still said it in a video 
 

the first case is horrific and the 2nd still falls short of the standard

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Hartline case could be different than most. How many NFL WR coaches have played , what, 9 years in the NFL , and made, say $20 million, before starting their coaching careers ?  So the allure of a half million bump to go live in Philly or Indy to coach WRs just might not have much attraction at all when he is at home, his family is at home, and he is happy in a championship environment year in and out. 

Comment 10 Feb 2020

You might be right that the only team with more overall talent in the big ten than PSU is OSU,  But it’s hard to say that PSU is a better team on the field than Wisconsin. Granted, PSU will have a more established and star rated backfield this year after the departure of JT, but somehow they will always pluck some dude from NJ and he will run wild behind that behemoth 3* line. 
and then Jim Leonhard somehow builds a “sum much greater than the parts” defense as well (although they don’t compete for the services of Micah Parsons typ players.)

Comment 05 Feb 2020

The thing is, he won’t have the recruiting panache in Texas or California or with a school with a national footprint like ND. MSU is actually a perfect fit so he can continue to take advantage of leverage he has with Ohio high school coaches. Since ttun seems to think they can recruit nationally and has eschewed the Ohio pipeline they used to rob, and since OSU only wants the cream of the Ohio crop, that leaves Luke with an easy in with families of guys like Darren Lee whom Fick sold to Urban Meyer. 

If they offer $3.5 mil, that’s a 40% boost to his current salary. Hard to turn down.  You could say the talent level is in shambles now, but that means he only has one way to go. 
 

Comment 03 Feb 2020

You missed the whole point. You should be generous period  because you matter to the couple. If the reception is at the local VFW and the dinner cost $12.50, would you give the couple a $25 gift card to Carabba ?  

i didn’t overspend and I would have done the whole thing again for my friends and family - that was my choice and the gifts didn’t go to me.

Comment 03 Feb 2020

You are right on Awlin. As the father of the bride this past October at a waterfront hotel in Sarasota Fl, there’s no way the guests were going to gift what the wedding weekend costs. It’s not a “this plate cost them $200 so we need to to gift $400 as a couple to break even”. Hell, that money goes to the couple anyway and the father of the bride doesn’t see a nickel - so there’s no breaking even. Your comment that this is what a young couple is going to start out with is dead on. So if people are close enough to be invited and to fly somewhere, then it’s exactly right to be generous to a couple whom you are close to !

Comment 30 Jan 2020

Interesting that Harbaugh had no use for him at either level. I mean, it was so so bad that Sherman changed his position ?   guys switch position by coach’s insight USUALLY, but who switch’s on their own and makes it anyway ? Gotta give Sherman a ton of credit.

yeah there are a lot of corners who are assholes - look at what all powerful Deion Sanders announced this week about the hall of fame not meaning anything anymore because they’re letting everyone in. 

Almost all of them act like they just won the super bowl when they break up a pass. Maybe it’s part of the mental make up  for many to play that position.

Comment 26 Jan 2020

This would have been the year to be a scrappy team, get into the tourney, and let the chips fall because there are no truly dominant teams right now.

but do any of us really want to see this group ( it’s really not playing like a team in any measure) sneak in?  I’m not defeatist, but we just aren’t one of the top 64 teams in the nation at 12th in our own conference and there never seems to be improvement from game to game. 

Comment 24 Jan 2020

She’s ok but it was in a wealthy area south of Nashville (Franklin) , and the police officer was downright shitty to her. Tore my heart out because I was on speaker phone and he wouldn’t talk to me. She’s fine and it wasn’t major damage to the car. I just wish I were a practicing attorney so I could go fight city hall myself - but she was at fault and it wouldn’t  make sense to hire an attorney - I would just want to give them a piece of  my northern mind. “To protect and serve” my ass. Thanks for asking 

Comment 23 Jan 2020

Kevin, help me to understand your comment about Iowa and Penn State CFP appointees  recusing themselves whenever the Buckeyes are being discussed. I thought recusal was required for discussions about their specific university. Like Gene Smith went “speak no evil” for Buckeye discussions when he was on the committee, but could participate for any other Big Ten schools.

Comment 22 Jan 2020

You make a great point about the AJ Hawk’s of the world , but I felt that we were moving in the speed direction more recently with the likes of Raekwon McMillan. I thought Browning looked to fit that same speed mold, I just wish he had the chance to play more reps to learn to be better positioned. You saw that he was in the game more against Clemson because of his clear speed advantage, but on big plays, he got caught with his nose in the wrong place too aggressively and trailing the play late. 

Comment 18 Jan 2020

If there was a consistent trajectory upward, I’d be able to say that we have improved from the Thad Matta days that became quite dark in the last two seasons, culminating with a mass exodus of players. But the only trajectory I see isshitty play in January for two consecutive seasons. Play marked by no ability to make plays offensively, no flow offensively, and turnovers at an alarming rate.