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from Canton (now Nashville)

Member since 15 March 2014 | Blog

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, 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.


  • 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: Whoever I draft on my fantasy team

Recent Activity

Comment 11 Aug 2017

When you get pulled over for speeding and are fortunate enough to get away with a warning, do you slow down or do you keep speeding ?  We don't know what happened, but we do know that Zeke was let off with a warning, and that he wasn't wise enough to slow down after that. So, guilty of DV or not, maybe this suspension is exactly what the young man needed to wake his ass up.

Comment 02 Aug 2017

If last year was the least fun 11-2 team in history, then 2015 was absolutely the least fun 12-1 team in history. So I'll put it out there. Two years in a row - really a frustrating team to watch. 

Now, compare these two years to all but Tressel's 2003 and 2006 years. Isn't this team a hell of a lot more fun to watch than run right, run left, pass ?  It used to make you want to pull your hair out. 

So, the reality is that this Meyer dude comes in and goes undefeated, comes within a 4th and 1 of winning the big Ten Championship and a potential appearance in the last BCS championship, and then wins it all. After that, they weren't fun - is it the fans expectations or the team's performance ? (Or potentially a bar set so high by Bama that only multiple NCs will satisfy) 

We'll find out with the up tempo OC and the pro QB coach tandem soon enough. 

Comment 28 Jul 2017


on Noah Browns remarkable catch of a slant pattern at Dallas practice. Someone asked "where was that last year ? " How about, "Where has that been for two years ?"  

 Let's see, we know #16 can throw it (ask Mike Thomas after 80 harder vs MSU for example) - and then we saw #12 throw it to Thomas  against Bama and Oregon.  

So when your answer is "it takes two"  - you MUST be referring to O line clearing the lane, the receiver handling (yes hands) the ball, and a strategically placed offensive play call (not random grab bag call).

is that what you meant ? Please clarify.

Comment 26 Jul 2017

"If time can't be stopped then stop fighting it. Render it meaningless."

that goes on my office wall. I'm sorry about the loss of Dennis.  And thank you for these words.

Comment 20 Jul 2017

It means that there is twice the probability that a Ferentz will win coach of the year or assistant of the year. Based on the over/under, Ferents can be the trophy winner if the Hawks go 8-4. Meanwhile Meyer will go 11-1 or 12-0, make the playoffs again, and finish as an also ran. Must be because he has so much talent, anyone could coach them. But how does the talent become attracted to OSU I wonder ?

Comment 20 Jul 2017

What he means is that you told him what he should do after you shared the helpful facts. As a matter of fact, I hadn't seen recent posts, and I have wondered the same about Teague.  I will get to see him play this fall because a guy who works for me has a son playing against him - we were both just talking about how good Teague is and that OSU stole Tennesse's best back. cant wait to see a guy with that strength run 4.3 .

Comment 19 Jul 2017


you are correct - I just checked the box sccire for that game and it was Hall wearing #7.  When you check the roster for the season though, it shows Rod Smith as #7. Since Jordan Hall only played three games that year receiving a medical red shirt, Rod Smith must have switched to 7 from 2 and that's what shows up on the official roster now.

Comment 19 Jul 2017

Awlin its great that your wife is your friend. I'm solo the next two weeks as well, and in the evenings when I get home from work,  it's like existing, not living without her. 

DJ - I have no clue what the first 4 paragraphs are about ( Piqua article)  It's like I was transplanted from Argentina and I'm reading about American football for the first time !

Comment 09 Jul 2017

Omg - great comment. I was thinking that slant play was the turning point directing the Buckeyes toward the national championship - in the minds of the media, the selection committee, and possibly the team itself.  

That play was a great call set up plays in advance. And then, watching the Brax spin reminded me how we all thought in 2016, "who can beat this team"? (Only to scratch our heads as we watched all that talent mismanaged for the rest of the season leading up to the final two games where they actually looked "right")

Comment 05 Jul 2017

The problems with the offensive execution for the last two years was well chronicled in articles on theozone.net.  The passing tree enabled defenses to cover multiple receivers in zones with minimal defenders, the offensive line was lackluster, and in 2016 the strategy was based on getting the plethora of weapons their touches. , Add to that, the fact that the QB was asked to run and not turn the ball over, and it all added up to a negative trend of QB play from Feb 2015 until Jan 2017. When a third O coordinator shows up in 4 seasons and concludes that Barrett is one of the best in the nation, I think it means something.