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EtTuBrute 12th Warrior


D.C. (via Kettering)

MEMBER SINCE   November 09, 2014

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Seeing Pete Rose hit 4,192 at Riverfront in 1985, and seeing OSU-Washington at the Shoe with my dad in 1995.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: J.T. Barrett, Joe Germaine, and Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Nov 2019

Skull Session is a must do.  I was there in 2017 before the Penn State game.  Coach Johnson gave a fiery speech that got everyone fired up.

Comment 14 Oct 2019

I think Burrow would have been the starter in 2017 if J.T. had left after his redshirt junior year.  At the time, J.T. admitted he wasn't sure he was going to come back and he suggested that Burrow---although they were good friends---was somewhat disappointed that he did come back, knowing that J.T. would remain the starter for another year.  (As a reminder, the debacle loss to Clemson is what convinced J.T. to come back for another year.)

What Burrow could not have anticipated at that time, of course, was that he would severely injure his hand during the following training camp, which made Haskins the unquestioned backup.

Haskins's fantastic performance against TTUN at the end of the 2017 season cinched it for him for the next year.  I heard a recent interview with Burrow's dad where he indicated that Haskins's win over TTUN, not surprisingly, likely caused the coaches to side with Haskins over Burrow in 2018.

Obviously Haskins proved to be a superstar and Fields is looking like he will be one, too.  I'm glad Burrow has gotten the opportunity to be a superstar, too.  It's too bad that all three couldn't have started for the good guys.

Comment 29 Sep 2019

1. Ohio State

2. Alabama

3. LSU

4. Oklahoma

5. Georgia

6. Clemson

7-10. Wisconsin, Penn State, Texas, Auburn 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

1. Ohio State

2. Alabama

3. LSU

4. Oklahoma

5. Georgia

6. Clemson

7-10. Wisconsin, Penn State, Texas, Auburn 

Comment 15 Aug 2019

It looked to me--and most others---like they're sticking their fingers up their butts. https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/5m6lyo/another_video_of_a_clemson_player_going_for/

Regardless of whether the Clemson players were sticking fingers up their butts or grabbing their genitals, it's grotesque and it's criminal.  It has no place in a football game or anywhere else.  For the Clemson players to have been doing it all season says to me their pious coach was just fine with it. 

Comment 15 Aug 2019

Swinney is a hypocrite. No different than any number of hucksters that came before him. 

With all the absurd media frenzy that went on with "Tat-gate" and "Zach-gate," it's amazing the media left alone the PED scandal from this summer.  I guess it doesn't hurt when you offer walk-on spots to the twin sons of the biggest college-football media voice in the country.

And who can forget the serial sodomizing that Clemson's defensive players engaged in against OSU players in the Fiesta Bowl.  Their starting LB freely admitted it, stating that they had all engaged in sodomizing as a team tactic.  https://www.rollbamaroll.com/2017/1/4/14173488/cam-robinson-has-a-message-for-clemsons-serial-molesters-christian-wilkins-boulware

No question that Swinney can win him some football games.  As for me, I would not want him, Art Briles, or other lowlifes coaching Ohio State.

Comment 16 Jul 2019

What's up with the people downvoting those who who say they like Joe Burrow and hope LSU has a good year?  Ironically, I suspect they're often found elsewhere complaining about "thought police."

To them I say, Go Bucks! and Geaux Tigas! (I welcome the downvotes from the college-football thought police...)

Comment 27 Jun 2019

Easily 2014 for me.  I've been a fan since the 1980s but that season was extra special.  I watched the Michigan State game back home with my brother just days after my mom died.  We watched the CFP selection show in her house as we boxed her stuff.  The joy that came from the Michigan, Wisconsin, and --especially-- the Alabama game blew away a lot of gloom.  Plus, I knew my mom would have loved it, too.

Comment 20 Apr 2019

The game was broadcast on the SEC Network with announcers.  It was the week before ours. 

Comment 25 Mar 2019

Miller generally doesn't have WRs going very high this year.  Parris is about the 6th WR to come off his board, which is about where draft analysts seems to be placing him.  For example, Bucky Brooks (who seems to love the Buckeyes) has him ranked as #5 WR.

We should also remember that McLaurin probably only got a Senior Bowl invite because Campbell declined.  He's had a lot of love recently, but it appears the vast majority of scouts didn't think he was all that while he was actually playing college football. 

Going in the 4th or 5th round would still be higher than it seems most people expected he would go before last season ended.

Comment 13 Mar 2019

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned more.  You can only play 11 players at a time, and four of them are on the line (LJ will try to protect his guys, but maybe Browning joins the rotation at Edge?).  So if we're moving a safety closer to the line but keeping four players back, that eliminates a LB slot.  That's tough to do when there's a full LB room, three returning starters, and a lot of talent that hasn't played.  I expect we will see at least one LB seek to transfer after spring is over.

Comment 16 Jan 2019

For me, Marty Brennaman = summertime in the 70s and 80s. 

Reds fans were fortunate he decided to spend his career in Cincinnati, as I'm sure he had opportunities to go national or to a bigger market, like his predecessor Al Michaels. 

I can safely say that I have fonder thoughts about him than I do about the Reds!