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CarolinaBuck


Charlotte, NC (via Columbus Walnut Ridge HS)

Member since 20 May 2013 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC against Miami
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: "Pistol" Pete Maravich
  • NFL TEAM: The Browns..I've been with them for over 40 years.
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ...My home team
  • NBA TEAM: Celtics up thru Larry Bird
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians since George Hendrick days

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

You seem to be overly defensive with your response. I know it's an internet site and I know it's full of opinions, but the comment you made was more a statement of fact regarding/implying unethical practices by Ohio State rather than just an opinion.

Comment 21 Feb 2018

I will die on the hill...of having a seething hatred and anger for alternative uniforms. Every time I look back at the 2016 Michigan game, I have to hold my nose with those atrociously ugly black helmets. I agree with Nick Saban when he was asked about it for Alabama:

“I’m such a traditionalist,” Saban said. “Everybody has an idea or what Alabama football players are supposed to look like when they come out of the tunnel. In terms of the uniform that they wore, and the uniform that we wear. And that’s not a tradition that I think anybody has a right to mess with.”

Comment 21 Feb 2018

OSU football isn't as clean nosed behind closed doors as many people on this site believe it is

I don't know if it is or isn't, but if you're going to make the claim, have some examples to back it up 

Comment 25 Jan 2018

The original XFL openly targeted young single men with football and cheerleaders. The problem was the football was unwatchable most of the time and the cheerleaders looked like floozies who worked at the local strip club. Ratings started off sky high but quickly dropped through the floor and the league was cancelled after one season. How this version will be different is anyones guess, but alternate football leagues have been tried before with little success, so I wouldn't bet the rent on this venture succeeding either.

Comment 15 Jan 2018

The resources Gene Smith has at Ohio State makes it virtually impossible to be a bad AD. In an article from last year, Chris Holtman was quoted as saying none of the schools that had contacted him were worth moving form Butler, "but if Ohio State called, then he would have to listen." Yes Gene Smith gets credit for Holtman, but it was Ohio State that drew the interest. To me, the black mark against Smith is the ease in which he sells and alters Ohio State traditions without any regard to the fans. His agreement to place Ohio State and Michigan in separate divisions during the whole Leaders and Legends fiasco and then to compound that stupid decision, he agreed to move the Michigan game all together to a week in October to remove any chance of back to back meetings for the B1G championship. The only thing that saved him from this yet announced bonehead decision was the out of nowhere addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the conference  and thus realign the divisions.. Another example is Smiths decision to sell off everything not nailed down to the highest bidder. Ohio Stadium used to be reserved to honor players and coaches that have accomplished remarkable things on the field, but now the stadium is lined with countles names of big donors. Lastly, his OK to changes the appearance of our team. Every other "king" of college football; respects their fanbase and doesn't insult them with hideous clown costumes when their teams play in rivalry games. Not Gene Smith and Ohio State though, he's made a mockery of the look of the game and for that he needs to be held accountable.

Comment 10 Jan 2018

Ohio hasn't lost one-third of it's population, jeesh. Ohio's population has been level for several decades,  but recently there's been an uptick in population growth. We're growing, just not as fast as warm weather states. Another reason for a relatively stagnant population is the birthrate is so low. Have more children, you'll have more potential players. 

Comment 08 Jan 2018

For the life of me I don't see how Alabama, Penn State, Texas, USC, etc. get players to go to their school. None of them wear alternative uni's but somehow manage to score great classes every year.

Comment 03 Jan 2018

There's a Michigan podcast I watch and the host, who bleeds maize and blue laments that his own son thinks losing to Ohio State is the natural order of things.