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from NE Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   February 12, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship Game... nuff said
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Bo Jackson... I know he's not a Buckeye, but Bo Jackson... Favorite Buckeye is Chris Speilmen
  • NFL TEAM: Broncos/Packers/Raiders
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: This is still a sport in America?

Recent Activity

Comment 1 hour ago

If I had to put odds based on where we stand today, I’d say:

Hancock - 99.9%
EE - 90%
Malone - 60%
JT - 55%
Davis - 45%
Leigh - 35%
Burton - 30%

All things considered, landing even four of these guys would be absolutely epic and I feel we lead for four of them against the field right now. That’s crazy. 

Comment 02 Jul 2020

As a high school teacher with a pregnant wife, the thought that we may be back in person with no real way to socially distance kids scares the hell out of me. Even if you can keep them away from each other in the classrooms, they’ll never stay away from each other in the halls. And there is zero real way to have any kind of meaningful testing with high school kids. There are too many of them. It would be a logistical nightmare, and that’s even before our budget gets slashed for the coming year. I’m worried enough coaching football right now and we aren’t even letting kids inside the locker room. 

Comment 30 Jun 2020

I agree with almost all of this, but double the at-large bids and make them play a play-in game during conference championship weekend. Make the at-large teams earn their way in with another game against a premier opponent. That would also help against bias. Everyone knows SEC teams start higher in the rankings in order to help them finish high in the rankings, but that doesn’t mean they’re the next best. Don’t just give out the seeds, make them prove it. 

Comment 27 Jun 2020

Do you just think they’d default to a stay-close-to-home kind of situation? Because they wouldn’t be able to visit other places either, so I would imagine if we currently lead for a guy, like most believe with JT, that we could still close it with him. 

Comment 27 Jun 2020

Agreed. Unless there are some transfers, it’s going to be a crowded room if we bring in two backs. I also don’t see Teague as a leave-early kind of talent, even though I really like him as a back. 

Comment 21 Jun 2020

Sorry, maybe my sarcasm was over the top, but sometimes I think people go digging for things to try and make connections that aren’t really there. I’m all for renaming buildings that were named for slave holders, and confederate flags and statues should have been removed ages ago. It’s insane that in this day and age people still have to fight for equal treatment/salary/opportunity/anything, but this seems like a real stretch. 

Comment 16 Jun 2020

Everyone involved with this situation is a self-absorbed, money-hungry, tone-deaf, ass hole. Do the owners suck? Yes. Do I think the players should take a pay cut? Absolutely. Everyone else in the country is, only when everyone else’s pay and hours get cut, they won’t still wind up making seven figures. The whole league needs to get over itself. A pay cut lasts one year, then things can go back to normal for them. I’m a teacher, and not only are school already asking us to take a pay cut, they’re also asking us to give up our cost-of-living raises for the next four years, and our steps (think of it like baseball’s service time). Unlike these greedy ass owners and players, that’s money teachers can never get back. It will continue to impact their salaries, and their retirement, from now until the day they retire. Unlike these players we make five figures and do a job that actually matters. Unlike these players, if we bitch about cuts, we’ll be vilified, because it’s supposed to be about the children. This is true in many occupations in our country right now. People have taken cuts, been furloughed, and laid off, all while baseball only worries about “getting theirs”.

How about they all decide to play for a flat million this year, and owners have to donate any and all profits to helping people in this country get back on their feet? Sure would make a lot more sense than cancelling the season because of greed. 

Comment 11 Jun 2020

While the number is probably higher than 1%, I agree with the premise of your post. People who are truly racist aren’t changing their minds because someone died. They aren’t any less racist now than they were before the protests. But that’s not really the point of the protest. The point isn’t to change the mind of the racist people, it’s to spur change in society in order to better the future. Police reform, increased opportunities and better education are all things that will serve to keep prejudice to a minimum. Unfortunately, those racist people aren’t just going to stop causing problems, so we’ll likely keep seeing things like this pop up over the next 20 or 30 years, even if those positive changes occur. 

Comment 29 May 2020

No kidding. This is me every time I see 40 new posts on here, only to realize none of them are about Ohio State recruiting...

Comment 21 May 2020

360 degrees implies he turned them all the way around until they were back in the same place. In other words, they still suck. A 180 degree turn would be going in the opposite direction, A.K.A. getting better.