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Columbus, OH

MEMBER SINCE   November 28, 2014


  • NFL TEAM: Browns, but looking for a new relationship
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Dec 2019

I really hate seeing these predictions without scores. Sure, I can see 2 out of 11 sports writers picking Clemson to win. I disagree, but I don't blame them. But the real question is by how much? That would be far more telling of how these people truly see both teams and would make for a far more interesting discussion. I think secretly, most of these people know it's a toss up. Anyone can decide a pick 'em and not have to back it up with a score. Where's the challenge in that? If you're wrong, you can easily blame the loss on any number of factors, real or not. When you tie a score to it and you're wrong, people will realize you're just another guy with an opinion, not an "expert." 

Comment 15 Nov 2019

In the same way that, theoretically, a human could get stuck in a fly trap. Possible, but not gonna happen ever.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

If you like hockey, Spittin' Chiclets is a must. Former players' podcast. They recap and discuss league news and games, but the best parts are the interviews with current and former players. Very open and candid. You hear some amazing and/or hilarious stories from current and former players. Really insightful stuff that you just don't hear from normal media outlets, and a level of candor that's quite refreshing. For example, they have more than a few guests who played over in Russia in the KHL who had some head-scratching experiences, to say the least. Full disclosure, it's a Barstool podcast. I don't have a problem with them, but some do. I don't consume any other Barstool media, but can't get enough of this podcast.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

That's exactly what Urban Meyer said on Fox. Teams now have to account for this play on any given kick off, which holds their coverage true.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

Hi Josh, thanks for taking the time to do this every week—your insight is really fascinating and appreciated.

Q: I'm always impressed with our players when they give interviews. They always give humble, respectful answers and they seem to be saying all the right things. How much of this do you attribute to the coaching staff providing motivation and talking points, versus the players being this way themselves? I know we tend recruit high-character individuals, but just wondering how much these interview responses are influenced by the coaching staff on a week to week basis. What type of coaching does the team receive in regards to answering media questions? Are there usually topics you're told to avoid answering directly, and do they provide you with tips to respond to tricky questions?

Comment 11 Sep 2019

Those are fair points, for sure. You're putting words in my mouth though, so perhaps I wasn't clear before.

I am not exonerating the man for doing what he did simply because it's Cleveland and there's a history of it. My point was that the player should have expected what happened to him based on history. No it shouldn't have happened, but it was certainly a possibility. This isn't apples to apples, but you don't stick your hand in a lion's mouth and then get mad when he chomps down. Yeah, the grown ass man should have known better than to throw his beer (whereas a lion obviously wouldn't know), but the player should have known better than to jump into the stands.

Comment 11 Sep 2019

That's actually a really good question...with facial recognition technology getting better and better, you never know? I'm just picturing the restaurant from the Office that has a  "do not serve" wall and Creed's picture on it twice haha. 

Comment 11 Sep 2019

Weird how those same speedy guys got magically better when Hartline started coaching them....wonder what it was....more speed??

Cheekiness aside, speed for sure matters. But a crisp route will get you open more often and more reliably, rather than just trying to beat them on speed alone. 

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Keep an eye on Les Miles in Kansas...if he turns THAT ship around in a couple of years, I could see them giving Hairball the Boot in an attempt to swoon The Hat. But even then I don't think that hire would overturn the "perfect" balance of the current state of the rivalry.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

Just went to read it and this was posted at the top of the article:

UPDATE 1:30pm Sept. 9

I've heard from a pair of impeccable sources that believe most of Michigan's issues Saturday stemmed not from play-calling but from poor execution from its quarterback, Patterson being "rattled" and the coaches feeling frustrated by a 180 reversal in how the game plan was executed in practice and then how it was not in the game.


Comment 18 Jul 2019
Is he wrong about "everywhere" though? Granted, Florida and OSU are higher profile, but what about Utah? What about Bowling Green? The dude has obviously made some bad decisions, but I think it's easier to argue that he has a had a more positive impact overall at each school he's been to than a negative one. You can call out individual players who were bad takes, but every program has those.