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Chicago, IL

MEMBER SINCE   April 22, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Unlikely underdog champions - the 2002 and 2014 OSU teams, and the Cavs coming back from 3-1 to defeat the Warriors.
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  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Cleveland St. Ignatius

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Apr 2020

^This sounds most accurate.  To that point, walking a recruit across the street to shake Urban's hand in his office and have him tout the football program (and university) is a major recruiting tool.

Comment 08 Apr 2020

+Loyola too. Google "Game of Change."

You're definitely right. I think Disney does a great job of making you care about the story and the characters, and oftentimes at the expense of taking dramatic measures as you pointed out.

Recently I watched Miracle and was thinking, I really want someone to make a non-family version of this where Herb Brooks can say what he really said in the locker room before playing Russia and Finland. It definitely wasn't "candy ass."

Comment 12 Mar 2020

I guess time will tell if this economic impact we're seeing was justified though.

What's the justification you're seeking?  Lots of deaths in the U.S.?  If that happens, you'll believe the gravity of the virus.  If there aren't a lot of deaths (which, heaven forbid we are both on the same side of wishing that), you're going to just think the economic impact was not worth it?

This is all about prevention. I don't have a rational projection because I don't work firsthand with the CDC or WHO, nor am I an epidemiologist.  I'm not saying you have to jump into fear, but calling this irrational is misguided.  I simply pointed out that the U.S. has different levels of unhealthy citizens and that, among other factors I am not as familiar with, could contribute to even worse statistics than outside of the U.S.  You're looking for some sort of mathematical number or projection so you can justify not taking preventative measures - that's your problem.

Dude, CT. Go Bucks, f*** global viruses, and hope you and your family stay healthy throughout this. That's all I've got for you. The rest is speculation and things above my knowledge domain.

Comment 12 Mar 2020

Yeah. But CTBuckeye seems to think that whatever happened elsewhere is what will happen here, or won't happen at all; either way it's irrational to prepare for an unforeseeable (but potentially devastating) scenario.

Comment 12 Mar 2020

It hasn't hit the U.S. as hard as it's hit China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, Spain, etc. (but it sure as hell is going to).  We are one of the unhealthiest countries in the world.  Diabetes and, particularly obesity, can act as rapid agents for COVID-19.  The effects in other countries could be worse here, could be better.  Just because we have stats in other countries (the ones with decreasing cases, by the way, are able to provide mass testing to its citizens) doesn't mean we know what it will do here.  Why wait until the damage is done?

Comment 26 Feb 2020

...from their own 5-yard line? If you're saying once Clemson took two plays to get midfield and then allowed Etienne to finish it off quickly I buy that. But I'm not convinced we took the field on defense at their own 6-yard line thinking we should allow them to score quickly.

Comment 26 Feb 2020

Ah, okay. Agree with you there. And to be honest, Clemson's ability to get midfield quickly was more frustrating than the fact that they got the score. No question we needed the ball back with as much time left as possible.

Comment 26 Feb 2020

100% this.

Clemson has our number. Not the refs, but Clemson. They showed up, and capitalized on our mistakes (see my post below). We're going to beat them when it matters MOST one day, and they can be the ones try to flaunt feebly "1-4" while we shine our trophy.

Regarding narratives, I don't buy it. SEC bias existed well before our 2014 run, and even that didn't thwart the narrative (helps when Bama/LSU go on to win three titles). Just win, and everything (i.e., rankings, trophies) takes care of itself.

Comment 26 Feb 2020

The referees didn't lose us the Playoff Semifinal against Clemson. It was our inability to punch the ball into the endzone, bad bite on Lawrence's long QB run, and inability to stop Clemson from marching 95 yards in 1 minutes and 18 seconds.

Comment 24 Feb 2020

Unlike past seasons, I'm going in with a full steam of confidence entering every single game.  It's the Ryan Day effect (grant it, I only have one season to base this upon).  Everyone's prepared, focused, and ready to go.  You feel it as a fan and there wasn't a game where I felt disappointed in the execution and effort (Playoff Semifinal included).

#ToughLove #GoBucks

Comment 12 Feb 2020

I am not making any statement on the criminal charges, but it is clear they did not live up to our standards and my expectations. The athletics department will make sure they both continue to have access to the health and well-being resources available to students and student-athletes. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, I will not be commenting further.

Exactly what you want to hear out of the head coach. 

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Nope, not stuck at all.  You made some good points.  Move on.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Yeah I still don't know that I characterize that as him throwing Harbaugh under the bus. Both coaches made their statements, and went on with their seasons.  It's now 2020 and Hudson is competing for the Bearcats.

Comment 10 Feb 2020

Not sure that throwing under the bus is an accurate depiction.  It was more like exposing Harbaugh (and those around him) when things didn't go Hudson's way.

Comment 10 Feb 2020

Don't overlook this because it's from ESPN, it's the most detailed look I've seen about that night.  And it's so indicative of why Fickell was so praised that night/entire postseason.

Fickell: It's funny because Coach, probably three weeks prior was ahead of the time and saying, "Hey, we're going to face Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, and the only way we can stop them and their running attack is to play Bear defense." We still have three regular-season games left, and we're like, "Well, Coach, we don't play Bear defense. If you think that's the only way to stop them, we're in trouble. So he kinda made it that we'd better start working on some Bear defense. ... We had one or two things in, Bear-wise, for those games, never really used them, used them a little bit in the Michigan game, but had prepared to see what it is we could do when we faced Wisconsin and that running attack and Melvin Gordon. We got done the last game, and we're going to the Big Ten championship, he came in, and I said, "Coach, I don't feel comfortable playing Bear. We can stop him without it. We implemented it the last few weeks, and I don't think it's what we need to do." He said, "OK, whatever you guys think, but you better be able to stop him."