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DownEastBuck


Wilmington, NC (via Coal Grove, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   March 09, 2017

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending #1 Bucks vs. #2 ttun in 2006
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: John Simon, Cardale Jones and Ted Ginn Jr
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 22 May 2020

I checked MGo after the APR scores were posted and there was not a single thread mentioning them. 

Comment 21 May 2020

I think that the biggest obstacle to football this year is as others have stated the optics of thousands of tests being used to test healthy, low risk, athletes for a football game that is not essential when the narrative is there are not enough tests for people that truly need them and then the liability issues regarding if an athlete gets sick. If Trevor Lawrence gets covid 19 and does suffer lung damage is he able to sue Clemson for hundreds of millions of dollars for lost wages? I don’t know the answer to how they deal with these problems but I sure as hell hope they figure them out.

Comment 21 May 2020

I was there for the Sugar Bowl and the Huge Ass Beers. The three for 1 beers were great and apparently were the norm on every bar on Bourbon Street that day. I went with my girlfriend at the time and my little sister and her husband, we were ushered into a dimly lit bar and kept walking farther and farther back into this building, as we got towards the back my brother in law and I saw a young lady hanging upside down topless on a stripper pole about ten seconds before my girlfriend and sister did. Needless to say we didn’t stay long. New Orleans is an amazing city but my liver is glad I don’t live there.

Comment 16 May 2020

If you don’t think things changed for the Spanish flu and the smallpox then I don’t know what to tell you. They changed until people no longer felt the need to change their daily lives and the same thing is and will happen with this virus. If you don’t think we live in a different world currently then the one before the virus hit you must have been home bound before the virus hit and haven’t been out since.

Comment 16 May 2020

You are absolutely 100% right America has to get back to work, but here is the catch College Football Players are not employees. I want football in the fall whether there are fans in the stands or not, but for the University Presidents the question of liability has to be addressed first. They are trying to pass legislation protecting employers from liability with regard to covid but that is not going to extend to a student athlete. Everyone is saying just go back to playing like before but don’t you think if it was that easy they would just do it as everyone wants? It is a different world we live in now whether you personally think it is bullshit or not. The sad fact is my opinion or your opinion about college football being played this year means jack shit.

Comment 15 May 2020

I have been saying for two years that UM should leave the conference, simply so I don’t have to experience losing to OSU anymore. What is the point of playing football if we cannot defeat OSU? We’ll never win a championship if we continually lose to them. Join the Big 12 or ACC.

Comment 13 May 2020

You all are forgetting one segment of society that is just waiting for their chance to pounce, lawyers. If you don’t think that university officials are not worried about the potential legal liability they open themselves up to you are crazy. 

Comment 08 May 2020

I think most of us would agree that we want football this year but look at it from a liability standpoint from the schools. If it is not safe enough for fans to be in the stands how is the NCAA going to justify putting unpaid student athletes at risk? What happens if a player tests positive after a game or even worse dies from the virus. A lawyer would have a field day with that and rightfully so.

Comment 07 May 2020

It will be a PR nightmare if an unpaid student athlete tests positive for the virus after a sporting event. Regardless of where you stand on opening up or staying shut down the public perception will play as much into the decision to open as anything else 

Comment 30 Apr 2020

TTUN fans think this NIL rule change is going to be what it takes to get them on top of the CFB world. I honestly think it will help them and other schools that are not named OSU, Clemson or Alabama some. The truth of the matter is elite athletes are going to want to go to winning teams that consistently find themselves in the top 4 spots and develop NFL talent. This rule change just set up the Buckeyes to have the best shot at every 5 star recruit in the nation as they have it all: huge alumni base, passionate football fans, NFL factory and playing for Championships every single year. 

Comment 21 Apr 2020

There’s no reason to not discuss it politely. Not to get into the politics to deeply I would guess we fall on the same side of that debate and I hope my friend is wrong, she does too actually but whatever happens in the next few months will shape this country for better or worse for generations to come