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MEMBER SINCE   March 09, 2012

Just a simple human that likes poppies.


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  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls
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  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

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Comment 7 hours ago

Didn't the league postpone that until 2022? Haha, shows you how much baseball I've watched this season . . .

Dammit! I didn’t think you would hear that...thought I was whispering.

I went to a game in September and they had the clock running immediately after the pitch.

Didn't seem to negatively effect the gameplay, either.

Comment 10 Oct 2019

I do not respond, at all, to his posts - meanwhile - he always posts negative responses to many of mine.  Some irony that you two share one thing in common - CAL (norCAL and CALpoppy)?  Gotcha. 

We both certainly do live in the Great State of California, but that’s not too ironic, in itself. There are also a few others on the board from this fine state. If I could, I’d meet every one of them in the state. But it’s difficult to do when it’s so large, and we are so spread out.

IP, you would love it out here. The views and climate of California are so much like Italy that you’d sincerely love it. California is a pretty great place. Yeah, there are issues, but there are some amazing places and people out here. I do love and miss Ohio (and Illinois, where I also lived previously), and wouldn’t be sad if I moved back to either of those states. But California is not as bad as most people on 11W make it out to be. And we are all Buckeyes, right?

I hope that you are able to make it out to the Sacramento area some time and I’d be happy to buy you a round or two of beers. I could even invite NorCal and we can bury the hatchet. I’m sure that you’re a lovely person and NorCal is a great guy as well. We would have some fun, and nobody could dislike each other after some beers together, right? Seriously, would love to meet and have a beer, so let me know when you’re out this way!

Comment 10 Oct 2019

Well well... aren't you my biggest fan.  You never fail to comment in a negative way. 

C’mon, man. Look through the threads and you’ll see that NorCal doesn’t just go around making negative comments, and especially towards you.

I suggest that you look at your own comments, and realize that you often come off as abrasive. That may be the reason that you have had so many downvotes coming your way...and not because NorCal pops up like the boogeyman to be mean on a little message board to a man of the world like yourself.

Let’s just all move onward.

Comment 04 Oct 2019

This mod should lose his privileges.  The post violated no rules whatsoever and was a legitimate and intriguing question that clearly the readers of this site enjoyed discussing.  The post didn't throw dirt at Meyer in any way.  Mods shouldn't be allowed to get rid of a thread just because they don't like it.

OK. I’m not upset that you have your opinion, but do think it’s a little harsh. I realize that in this case that a moderator deleted something that you (and others) deemed worthy. Maybe it was (I didn’t see it).

The MODs don’t have a habit of just deleting something for no reason, and they have no requirement to admit to deleting something, as sometime it is better to not mention anything. The moderator here came forward and mentioned the deletion, so I give some credit there. I received a reputation as the Axeman for deleting threads, and usually it was incognito, so it’s not unusual that we delete threads. We really do try to help the community as Bucks mentions above. And we often do simply close threads and leave a comment explaining why. Seattle Linga and Hovenaut are popular in this realm, with the reasoning that it helps the community learn what are good and bad posts. If we have an occasional error, like most think we did with the LCT thread, then please work with us. If there are forum topics that the general community feels are unjustly deleted all of the time (more often than are now), then we should definitely discuss this more. Most threads are deleted by the community (as mentioned above by NavyBuckeye), as we saw with the WTF thread earlier. Like most vanished threads, moderators did not touch that one, and it was downvoted by the community. So, vanishing threads happen for a mix of reasons, and typically not simply because a moderator or staff do not like it. We do want to maintain a community where people can come and share their thoughts and ideas.

Again, you are entitled to your opinion. I will say that the moderators don’t have a habit of just deleting things unjustly. If you (the community in general) feel that we do this too often, I sincerely would encourage anyone to contact the site owners (contact info at the Contact Us link at the bottom of each page). And I’m not saying this as a polite way to tell anyone to shove it (“Did we win!”). It’s a sincere suggestion as the moderators are happy to be held accountable to the site, the site ownership does read emails, and ownership is happy to consider the moderating. We (the MODs) actually periodically discuss topics and moderating actions with the site ownership, often before actions are taken. We attempt to help the site, and not treat it like our own little fiefdom.

If you got this far, thanks for reading. Sorry it was a little rambling.

Comment 01 Oct 2019

Lots of people cannot separate their personal likes and dislikes from their obligation to be impartial, and these kinds of people often unfairly use their authority to penalize people they don't like simply because they don't like them. Rose earned his HOF enshrinement, and small people with small agendas are keeping him out. That he's an asshole who skirted ethics in his personal life should have zero bearing on whether or not he's HOF worthy. That he bet on HIS team to WIN, because gambling is strictly forbidden by MLB, deserved a punishment of some kind, but certainly not the level of (in)justice extended to Rose. 4,256... that's what makes Rose Hall worthy. Either enshrine him while he's alive, or start removing all the players currently in the Hall who are various degrees of horrible people. 

You are entitled to your opinion. I disagree, though.

Does that make me a small man? (and that’s kinda personal, you know. I didn’t expect you to share my size with others)

Comment 01 Oct 2019

As a player or a coach?

I thought that I ended the sentence with a period.

~checks previous comment~

Yep. I did end it with a period.

Comment 29 Sep 2019

4) I’ll take a week off, hell I’ll take a month off, if the consistent ESPN hates us posters do the same. It should go both ways, shouldn’t it?

People will never stop complaining about ESPN or other slights to Ohio State...whether it’s justified or not. It doesn’t make sense to me, but you’re never going to stop the complaining. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! Get used to it.

BeatTTUN is trying to tell you that you’re tilting at windmills. Other moderators have told you that you’re tilting at windmills. This has been going on for years and it simply has to stop.

I hate reading about people baiting you to make comments and I hate it when you respond. But you have a go at everyone, whether they are master-baiters or not. You have to let it go. Your points 1-3 all relate to point 4, so I’m not going to address the first three.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

My point is that the Illini offense hasn’t been complete garbage the past couple of years offensively, particularly running the ball. They actually have some big games.

But to answer your question, they had 62 offensive plays, while Nebraska had 98 offensive plays. Illini averaged 5.8/rush, and 3.3/pass. Not bad overall (but passing sucked) but not necessarily unusual based upon past results. I took the original comment (to which I replied) as stating that Nebraska allowed so many yards to some team that had struggled mightily in the B1G. The Illini had 6 games over that rushing mark last year in the B1G alone (6 of 9 games), so it’s not such a bad effort by Nebraska as I felt was being implied.

I think that the OSU offense is great. I think that they have the capability to run all over Nebraska. I don’t think that the Illini game offered some great insight into a Nebraska weakness in their defense. Their defense did pretty well containing the Illini offense, which couldn’t move the ball once Nebraska settled down.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

Nah, I got shit to do.

Today I have to go and get some immunities. That’s a fun 4 hours sitting there getting a drip.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

They didn’t even have 300 yards total offense. They were not great, and really had trouble moving the ball most of the game.

Illinois has had 27 games since 2000 where they ran for 221 (rushing yards against Nebby) or more yards against B1G foes. They had games of 330 and +400 yards rushing last year against B1G opponents, and 6 games last year alone with over 221 yds rushing against B1G teams.

So, Illinois has been able to move the ball at times against B1G teams.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

As a small addendum to your comment MichiBuck, it was decided by a small group of random site members, not by anyone that actually makes it a real thing. 

As an addendum to your addendum, it is not actually a rule, it is something that was funny and people complain about as a joke. You take this entirely too seriously if you think that they are entirely too serious about the Fuck Michigan Fridays.

Moderators certainly don’t delete Michigan related posts just because they are done on a Friday, and they never have. People might downvote some of the Michigan posts, but never have I seen one downvoted out of existence just because it was a Friday post, or even because it was simply about TTUN. I have seen shit posts downvoted and some removed by moderators. But that’s because they were weak posts that were simply a comment or a link and run. Those get downvoted and deleted all of the time, regardless whether there are about TTUN or not.

Personally, I like the idea of Fuck Michigan Fridays, but just because it’s fun. But, as with this forum topic, I’m not actively changing anything just because it violates some unwritten rule that we made up as a lark.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

Those salaries are used to get the best possible training in their craft that otherwise would be in the NFL. Their expertise goes directly to the athlete no matter the other factors.

Then let the player transfer without penalty any time a coach leaves. I thought that the players committed to a school, not a coach? 

Your reasoning rings hollow to me unless you let players transfer without penalty when their coach leaves. If they are signing up for a coach to teach them and to prepare them for the future, then it’s unfair to make them stick around when that coach leaves.

Comment 27 Sep 2019

Long time listener, first time caller.

I’m ready to discuss plant conservation anytime you need me! Or to talk about poppy superblooms and whatnot. I could even talk about the recent Weird Al that concert I attended.





I think they hung up on me. Surely that was an accident. They must know that I would drive ratings, so surely they wouldn’t have hung up on purpose. They’re my pals. I’ll just wait here by the phone.

Comment 26 Sep 2019

I ain’t watching shit.

I am at softball practice for the Little Miss Poppy (LMP) and the baseball practice for Lil’ CP at 7. 

But it’s actually nice to be out and be able to throw around some baseballs for a bit...and the be able to walk enough to do that.

Go Waterpeople!