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erniefurgler


MEMBER SINCE   October 08, 2014

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Comment 20 Feb 2020

I know you stated late July, early August but be advised to avoid the week of July 13.  DNC national convention is in Milwaukee that week and hotel rooms are filling up all the way down to Chicago. 

We were there in the fall & stayed at the River Hotel, located on Wacker.  Near Michigan Ave, State St, Millennium Park, etc.  Valet your car and Uber to where you want to go.

Comment 19 Feb 2020

And in the "you cant make this up" category, Smith actually did his most recent podcast episode from the Delaware Co jail via phone...and plans on doing several more before he's out.  I have no ill will towards the guy, but at some point you have to realize enough is enough and just move on and try to be a normal contributing member of society

Comment 12 Feb 2020

Very disturbing no matter which way you look at it.  Multiple lives/families have been impacted by these actions.  In todays culture, I don't see how these guys are allowed back on the team regardless of the legal findings. 

I'll let the legal system do their job, but every person involved will never be the same

Comment 06 Feb 2020

Garth Brooks in a few weeks in Detroit.  Not even a country music fan, but have never heard a bad thing about his concerts...quite the showman/entertainer.  Would love to go to Bunbury in Cincy

Comment 28 Jan 2020

The OSU scholly was earned based on his performance in the AAU circuit, not how he's faired against schools on Crestview's schedule. For being a DIV school, Crestview produces very good athletes and OSU has faired well with other small(er) school players in recent year...Diebler, Craft, Ehrens and even Kalen's uncle Doug in the early '90's.

I think it's pretty obvious he'll need to bulk up to handle D1 basketball but it appears he has the pedigree to be a solid contributor at OSU

Comment 26 Jan 2020

In the massive fabric of life, what are the odds that HOF basketball player dies the very next day after being passed on the all-time scoring list.  One of the few names that you would mention if given the opportunity to start a team from scratch....and that tells you all you need to know

Comment 24 Jan 2020

Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite

Just ordered it off Amazon.  Not big into politics but it sounded interesting enough to spend $20

Comment 23 Jan 2020

Coaching staff turnover...Hamler's gone, Gross-Matos' is gone...pending lawsuit involving HC & best returning defensive player...sounds like a recipe for an undefeated season

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Offense if stagnant right now...as in little movemet, too much watching & not enough cutting/screening.  The way they've played over the past couple weeks reminds me of how they looked against Cincy early in the year.  They were able to grind out that W, but it wasn't pretty.  In the games they've looked good in, they are much more aggressive on the offensive end...dribble drive and ball movement to the perimeter.  Good shooters are only good if theres good ball movement as well, if not they're too easy to defend. 

Defensively we just look tired for whatever reason...slow to react or anticipate passes, allowing teams easy shots, etc

Comment 16 Jan 2020

I'm familiar with his family, he has no intention of leaving

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Honorable Mention: Evan Spencer "Mr. Do Everything" again Bama 2015.  TD pass to Mike Thomas to completely change the momentum of the game.  His crack block to spring Zeke's 85 yds thru the heart of the south.  Then he climbed the ladder to snag Bama's onside kick attempt late in the 4th.  (and I think he made a one handed catch in the first half that was called incomplete)

He doesn't make those plays, we may not win the game.  One of the most low-key bad-ass games ever

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Correct, Dean Pees is DC and Craig Aukerman is ST coach...two northwest Ohio guys.  Pees played at BG while Aukerman at FIndlay.  Pretty cool to see two small town guys make it big in the coaching world 

Comment 05 Jan 2020

I don't find his style of calling a game all that appealing, regardless of his alma mater. When each play is portrayed as something momentous and acting like certain players/coaches are once-in-a-lifetime entities...STFU & just call the game, 

From the "I don't want to be labeled a homer" category...look at the other handful of OSU alums that have made solid careers behind the microphone; Jim Lachey, Clark Kellogg (who's probably the best in this list), Robert Smith, Cris Carter, Bobby Carpenter, and most recently Laurinitis and Josh Perry.  It's really not that hard to be impartial to the school you played for while also giving objective criticism to what you see before you.   Herbie could learn a lot by watching one game Clark Kellogg calls

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Kid had almost 800 yards rushing in a back up role...no reason to think he shouldn't be a very solid RB next season.  Is he Dobbins? Of course not.  Will there be a drop off in production?  Most likely, when your previous RB rushed for 2K.   I trust Day will have the troops ready for another playoff run in 2020-21

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Legit question...what makes you think Venables was 1 step ahead?  Our lack of execution decided the game, both offensively (red zone miscues) and defensively (roughing the kicker gave them the ball back, which led to a score).  I did not think Clemson did anything exceptional defensively...although that was likely the best defense we faced this year.   We scored 23 and conservatively left @ 10 points on the field (not including the fumble reversal) and gave them a mulligan on a scoring drive.

There's not much that separates a 10 point win & a 10 point loss and this game was a prime example of that

Comment 31 Dec 2019

As mentioned, Clemson isn't going anywhere.  They recruit well, play in a poor conference and are a media darling with the freshly launched ACC Network conveniently ran by ESPN.   Day proved he could devise a winning game plan, albeit in a losing effort...Jimmy's & Joe's need to execute the X's & O's.  He has also proven to be an elite recruiter of players, hopefully he can do the same with coaches. 

Day also appears to be more well liked by the media than Urban, which is necessary when your playoff selection process is essentially a beauty pageant.  I see no reason barring injuries, OSU should average more than 1 loss a season for the foreseeable future

Comment 19 Dec 2019

Pro sports are so demanding on the body, not sure anyone would really want to, especially with the money that can be made from a single sport. 

Back in the '80's & '90's it seemed common for D1 athletes to play multiple sports...does anyone even do that nowadays beside football & track maybe?  Charlie Ward, Scott Burrell, Kenny Lofton, Julius Peppers, Ohio State had Rickey Dudley and Nate Salley (freshman year) play football & basketball.  Greg Frey played football & baseball

I'm sure there's many others I'm missing