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Bucktown 5.7x28


Northeast Ohio (via Cleveland)

MEMBER SINCE   December 04, 2016

I'm a 40 year old married guy with a daughter, born in Columbus and raised in Cleveland. Love the Buckeyes and Saturdays in the Fall are like holidays here.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 and 2014 national championships, hands down, followed by Cleveland Cavaliers NBA title and the Indians' World Series years.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Kraft
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Nov 2019

I don’t know if Joe takes it personal or not. But he is the best QB in the country as a pure passer. Fields is the best dual threat guy. Judging by some of what I’ve been reading on the SEC boards, you’d think they figure to have a cake walk with OSU. I had to mention to them that Todd Boeckman is not walking through that door and neither is Tressel’s dinosaur offensive play calling 

Comment 08 Nov 2019

The fans want to win a national championship, for sure. I’m with you on that. But in this day and age, I’m not naive to think that that is the ultimate goal for a lot of these blue chip athletes. Exposure to the NFL/NBA and creating their “brand” to best market themselves at the next level. If a championship season unfolds from all of their hard work and preparation, that’s a cherry on top. So I’m other words, not all of the players on any given team are dancing to the same music. Just my thoughts on it. 

Comment 06 Nov 2019

Exactly. There’s a reason that the committee put Clemson outside of the top 5. Even without a loss, the public perception is they are boring to watch. Now is that fair to Clemson? Probably not. But Clemson doesn’t really play by the rules anyway. Scumbag Dabo is going to crash and burn sooner or later. 

Comment 05 Nov 2019

TBH, it’s hard to turn on the time machine to look up some of his recruiting classes at Minnesota during that time period. But it would be interesting to see how he might have done recruiting in the state. I’m glad that the Buckeyes went a different route and landed Tressel of course, not only because of his Northeast Ohio ties but because he won many national championships, albeit FCS level. Mason is entertaining on the BTN and thats where he shall stay. I think people would be selling him short by claiming zero victories against Missagain though. Even by accident, Cooper pulled out a couple of W’s. 

Comment 05 Nov 2019

Actually he is speaking to the way rural southern Ohioans say “Ohio”. I play lots of golf courses down in Cadiz, Cambridge, Zanesville and over to Marion, Marysville, Clayton to the west. The rural vernacular is Ahi-a 

Comment 31 Oct 2019

I like your scenario about a two loss SEC East representative beating LSU or Bama. The problem is the SEC will directly influence the outcome of that game to make sure that doesn’t happen. Look back at the 2010 Iron Bowl. Scam Newton and Auburn was down 24-0 to Alabama in the Iron Bowl. Anyone who follows college football knows that Alabama doesn’t blow a lead that big. Especially to a hated rival like the Tigers. Yet, knowing that the SEC needs to get an undefeated team into the BCS championship game (Alabama had two losses already that year), Auburn outscores Bama 28-3 in the second half? Yeah okay lol 

Comment 29 Oct 2019

I gave you an upvote because I also have some of the same concern that you have with this issue. I ultimately had to do some soul-searching on this topic and decide that the money will be made on the biggest stages in football and basketball, mainly. As I’ve stated in the past, though, the corporate entities have no one to blame but themselves. I’d be willing to bet that the politicians who are enabling this legislation are the same ones who litigate these ramifications into the ground. And any time these cases go to court will mean more money for the litigators and jurisdictions. Another money grab, although if it comes out of the corporate bottom line, that’s all the better. JMO 

Comment 29 Oct 2019

The great irony in this entire saga is that the bowl commissioners, television executives, heads of athletic departments, and pretty much every corporate sponsor with its tentacles out to attach to the big money are directly responsible for the players finally being able to make a few bucks off of the system. Of course, the only way this would ever go back to the old days would require those characters involved who are siphoning off the whole scholar athlete model through the CFP, bowl games, NCAA tourney and other events would have to keep the games played but in a lower profile without all of the advertisements and extra cash involved. In other words, the directors and commissioners would have to “starve the beast” but they are making too much off of the beast themselves. 

Comment 26 Oct 2019

I don’t know about that. It seems Minnesota has speed on their defensive side of the ball and their QB is playing really well. I don’t think that he would be dynamic against OSU because of the Buckeyes’ dominating defensive line, but they would probably try to be run heavy and set up some play fakes. Whether or not that works is a totally different debate. But I think Minny would give OSU a game for 2.5 to 3 quarters. In Indianapolis on the turf, I could see OSU winning 41-24. But I could be just talking out of my ass. Go Bucks!! 

Comment 26 Oct 2019

I agree. I’m just saying in a perfect world, with the Tigers only having one loss and OSU being perfect or one loss. But they will lose to LSU tonight so their NC hopes will have been washed out anyways. 

Comment 26 Oct 2019

Auburn is one team that I’d love to get a shot at. I think OSU wins that big if they stop the run. If Auburn has an effective run game, it’s a much closer score obviously.