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EvanstonBuckeye


Member since 28 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

Sparty is the one game where you're allowed to look clunky.

We seemed to discover this in 2016; a year too late. I don't think we'll ever look back.  

Comment 14 Nov 2018

I get it, we got smoked against Purdue. But it feels like we are being punished much harder than other teams. For example, Kentucky getting trounced by Tennessee? Or Florida getting railroaded at home by Mizzou?

I agree with you, but what the rankings system is essentially saying is that those teams don't matter. That's been the whole catch with a four-team setup from the get-go. If you're not one of the top four, who cares? We matter because we're a one-loss team, albeit with a really bad loss. If we win out, maybe we'll matter. If not, we'll be just like those teams.  

Comment 14 Nov 2018

That they're not honest in the sense that LSU is not going to be a factor as a two-loss team that has no chance at being SEC conference champ. What they're saying is that they think that LSU is 7th best team in the country, whereas the CFP rankings should be about which teams are going to make the playoffs. They'll correct the rankings over the next two weeks if other teams win (even if LSU wins) by having teams leapfrog them. That's a completely cynical approach to this whole system, IMO. 

Comment 13 Nov 2018

He played really poorly against Chicago with some good looks at balls thrown his way. That's a hard thing to do when you're signed mid-season. 

Comment 13 Nov 2018

This is exactly what it is. ESPN is running a playoff predictor and we are seventh with a 22% chance to make the playoff, just behind OK and significantly ahead of WVU, Wash State, and LSU. The CFP committee will always drop a team that doesn't make its conference championship game (LSU) and have the best game left (the Michigan game you noted) outside of Georgia. 

Comment 13 Nov 2018

The lack of development in our offensive line, both individually and as a collective, is pretty stunning at this point. That Pridgeon, Knox, Prince, and Jordan are all struggling to some degree should be sending red flags everywhere. Remember that we voiced the same concern with Zach Smith, even before all of the nonsense, and look how much that unit has improved with proper coaching. Hate to say it, but I think Stud has to go. 

Comment 13 Nov 2018

Werner still got caught in no-man's land a couple of times when he looked to be guarding an offensive tackle. 

Comment 12 Nov 2018

I half-thought you were joking, having never heard his name before. Now, after quick Google search, I am impressed. He's a Utah State alum, though, which makes me wonder if he'd leave. 

Comment 12 Nov 2018

Though the Minnesota debacle against one-time recruit Carter Coughlin ranks up there. It's like Prince's greatest hits.