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MEMBER SINCE   August 06, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: I struck out the side on 10 pitches once in little league.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: I am indifferent to the NHL
  • NBA TEAM: I am indifferent to the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Dec 2018

All of the English Premier League teams have went through tot he round of sixteen. Though Man. City is the only one to win their group. 

Tottenham sort of backed in it looks like only getting a draw against Barcelona. Not sure how the tiebreakers go since they were even on points and goal differential. Spurs had more goals than Milano and had an away goal against them while keeping Milano out in the Wembley match. So one of those things put Spurs ahead. 

United did not look good yesterday. Does Mourinho actually have a system? I don't really know a lot about soccer strategy and tactics but it rarely looks like United is employing any. 

Anyway here's the final standing after the group stage:

The draw is scheduled for the 17th.  

Comment 10 Dec 2018

This sort of snark is all of our own fault for embracing that from Patrick and Olberman back in the glory days of ESPN and Sportscenter. We are now getting children who are grown and working in the industry who think this is how sports "journalism" and news is done. You can see this sort of tone and attitude daily in our own skull session. It is the attitude that made ESPN what it is today. Why would anyone expect something else? 

Comment 07 Dec 2018

I think they gave away the ending in Captain Marvel trailer but it still looks terrific. It looks like there are some neat ideas in there.

I'm going to see Endgame so won't risk that giving stuff away. Criminy just seeing that it is out on other sites came with comments about what it gives away. 

Comment 07 Dec 2018

I think this says it all about Christmas songs. I think it also points out why "All I Want For Christmas" and "Santa Baby" appear in so many comments above. 

Comment 07 Dec 2018

I completely agree with him. It isn't just about football. A sense of noblese oblige on the part of football is right and proper. 

Comment 07 Dec 2018

I hate that idea. That idea makes me feel angry. The progeny of the secessionist traitors who killed hundreds of thousands of their fellow Americans because they wanted to keep men in chains can sod off and continue their inbreeding. Remember, you can't spell "secessionist" without "SEC." 

Comment 06 Dec 2018

To prove we're better than the SEC? This appears to me to be an attempt to elevate the normal conference schedule via the placement of games. Maybe. PSU does draw MSU and TTUN back to back but Iowa, Purdue, and Minny from cross-division. TTUN does not draw anything like that and gets a bye before MSU with Wiscy, Iowa, and Illinois from the west. TTUN will play the Domers on Oct. 26th.

It just might be the way things fall although I don't understand why we play Nebraska so often. I'm... just going to stick with that's the way things worked out. 

Comment 05 Dec 2018

One of the things I think he has going for him is that the road to the division title and the CFP means he has to beat TTUN. The years he can lose to That Team and still win the division are going to be few and far between. The whole season goes down the drain if he doesn't win that game. As long as he gets that he should do alright. He may not get that in his bones like Ohio born and bred kids but I suspect he'll not overlook it as just another game on the schedule. 

Comment 05 Dec 2018

I like the analogy of calling the CFP "Calvinball." The thing everyone forgets about Calvinball is that the tiger isn't real. Calvin is making up all the rules himself for himself. The CFP committee is making up the rules as they go for their own benefit. 

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me why there needs to be a National Champion crowned at all. 

Comment 04 Dec 2018

Well it isn't like Coach Mick hasn't been doing his job. He's probably not ready to quit working. Coach Meyer seems likely to be quitting coaching so he'd have a new boss whether he stayed or left. He can't follow Coach Meyer to some new program. I presume he gets along well with Coach Day and the other guys on staff and the players. He seems very good at his job. As the article notes he is one of the most important guys on the staff.

Is there really some other "better" job than the one he has? A little more money to go someplace new and essentially start over? Some of these guys might want to be head coaches but those who don't? Where are they going to go that isn't just a lateral move and may not be a good fit? 

Comment 04 Dec 2018

We'll find out the whole story this afternoon. Sure it could be the non-sense from the pre-season.

But going with his health. You don't take a leave of absence from a job like Head Coach at OSU. If he's looking at needing the cyst removed or if it isn't the sort of growth they thought it was there could be significant complications and recovery time for that. He could make a full recovery and go back to coaching as you say but you don't take a year off from a place like OSU and come back.