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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 24 Jun 2020

I thought "good in space" was just the new way of saying that the guy is an offensive player who is good at making the first guy miss if you give him a little bit of distance from the defensive player covering him. Seems just a way of saying a player who can juke people well. 

Comment 19 Jun 2020

I will join the I'll-believe-it-when-I-see-it chorus of this most likely turning into one neutral site game if Bama is still at the top of the college football rankings by 2027. Saban retires and Bama comes down from the heights we might see this actually happen. Maybe if the TV contracts get another redo. Until then I'm going to view this as a mustard burp. 

Comment 09 Jun 2020

I expected more from them last season. I agree the verdict is still out. He doesn't seem a bad coach but he is clearly getting something maybe not so much "wrong" as "not right."

There are usually a some transfers when a new coach comes in but fourteen is a lot of transfers. Did even the Nits see that sort of exodus when they were being punished for Sandusky?

Does anyone know if they've all been from the classes before Frost? 

Comment 09 Jun 2020

Since nothing bad has ever come from a post on Twitter they were certainly out of line with that policy. It is certainly wrong to protect your players from themselves. Iowa should absolutely let their players have free access to say something that might end up with an outrage mob ginned up against them and thereafter require a suspension. And what will their opponents do without bulletin board material? 

I can see though where a "journalist" might have an issue with this. Afterall Twitter posts are a recognized source for news articles. Completely out of line and archaic. 

Comment 09 Jun 2020

I really expected more from Scott Frost. I do kinda hope they turn it around. I have no qualms with Nebraska and by all accounts they have the best fans anywhere. Thats a lot of transfers though, somethings not right.

That many non-graduate transfers certainly suggests something more is off than a new sheriff in town with a my-way-or-the-highway attitude. Or there is something a step to far with the attitude. But there aren't any accusations of wrong-doing coming out from the transfers. Maybe we're just all getting paranoid? 

Comment 22 Apr 2020

On the Spielman taking time story I think the ending comment in Washington's post ("Don't be afraid to be the reason.") ties in with something similar I came across the other day. The suggestion was to stop being afraid of the responsibility that comes with success. I think for these kids they were simply set apart by circumstance in high school. Now they have to choose and embrace and make an effort to set themselves apart. It is a lot of weight to be the guy the defense depends upon. The reason the unit is good. 

Comment 21 Apr 2020

Your argument as I understand comes down to you're willing to risk it because the models were "wrong." You chiefly attribute the "error" in the models to the SARS-CoV 2 virus not being as dangerous as thought. You seem to think the "error" came solely from over-estimation of the danger. You conveniently leave out that the "error" could also have come from an under-estimation of the effectiveness of the preventative measures they considered. In such a case we are not at all over-reacting now by keeping those measures in place. 

I think you also overlook that there may be an undercount on those who have succumbed to this virus. China clearly has not been forthcoming with what happened in Wuhan. 

Comment 21 Apr 2020

Effective preventative public health measures are frequently confused with "over-reaction to a threat that wasn't that serious." They do look rather alike.

Did what you fled the shore in the boat from cease to be on the shore and worth fleeing because the boat is taking on water? Is there even a shore to row to? Is it a sandy beach or rocks and shoals that will dash your boat to pieces? 

Comment 31 Mar 2020

Do the lines have to intersect? Do you think "deaths" from high unemployment will occur on the same sort of exponential curve that deaths from this virus would occur on if they get it wrong and send folks back into the world to soon? My 401K took a hit in this as well but it won't matter one way or the other if I'm not around to retire.