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Akron (via Upper Arlington)

MEMBER SINCE   May 07, 2012

Ohio State BS Zoology 96-99.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Marcus Hall giving the Stone Cold Salute to the Big House, something that I have wanted to do myself for years.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Malcom Jenkins - Because [REDACTED]
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Lawrence Funderburke - because he didn't want to play for Bobby Knight.
  • NFL TEAM: huh? Whoever has the most Buckeyes. Carolina.
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Akron Zips

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Sep 2020
Vrabel and Patricia were hired the same year. People think of Mike as being from the belichick tree but he never coached for him. One guy looks like a great coach and the other is a joke.
Comment 19 Sep 2020

Let's assume he stayed at Ohio State. He gets to play pretty much 40% of the snaps in 2019 because we were so dominant and there would have been tons of mop-up games. Also, Fields takes less of a pounding throughout the year (his knee was definitely not fine in the playoff game). In hindsight, he probably would have been better off staying.

Comment 16 Sep 2020
I'm fine with 21 days. My guess is there was some negotiation behind the scenes to get schools like nerdwestern on board. It gives the appearance of being extra cautious. Also they had to pick between 2 weeks or 3. Also some of you guys are really grumpy. Good news. Uma Thurman's agent just called. She wants to go on a date with you. It just has to be in des moines. What the hell, des moines? Forget it man. This is bullshit
Comment 16 Sep 2020
If you mean the antigen test is followed by a pcr, the. That is almost certainly true.
Comment 22 Aug 2020
Yeah, I have no idea what the long term effects are and I did not comment on stopping sports. My concern is that there will be long term effects of this disease both real and imagined. Postponing the season is decision for schools, presidents, and public health experts. I take care of individuals and while I have an understanding of public health and epidemiology my opinions about to play or not to play are limited because I don't have access to the same data that the presidents do. As a regular user of this site I am just as disappointed as most of you. Also, as opposed to Sars and mers, covid-19 has an r value between 0.8 and 1.5. that means that while it isn't as deadly overall as the others it is much more contagious.
Comment 21 Aug 2020
^^^ There is a condition that is currently being diagnosed called chronic lyme disease. Most of us doctors hate it because the patients that suffer also have migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue. They're the patients that suffer and find someone who can give an answer for all of their problems. They just need to take antibiotics for a year. I am worried that months and years from now we will be dealing with COVID related everything and we will have a hard time figuring out what is real and what isn't. Also, if I was still a student at Ohio State and got sent home so the football team could play I would be PISSED.
Comment 21 Aug 2020
There's a study from the Lancet medical journal. With mitigation strategies in place in australia the risk of transmission in a school setting is 1.2%. the elementary and middle schools may be successful.
Comment 20 Aug 2020
For those of you planning to drive to chicago tomorrow to stand in a parking lot I am pretty sure Kevin Warren is working from home. You can tell based on his zoom calls. But if you want to go protest an empty building you do you.
Comment 18 Aug 2020
It's really hard to tell with our inability for good contact tracing and the relative youth and health of the students involved. You have to look at hospitalizations and deaths over the next 1-3 weeks.
Comment 18 Aug 2020
This is a waste of time and energy. They don't care what the fans think.
Comment 17 Aug 2020
An 8 week regular season plus playoffs in a bubble? You know what college athletes like to do in their free time, right?
Comment 17 Aug 2020
I think all of us are dreaming about something like this but the problem is there is no central organizing structure for college football so who would set this up, who would assume the risk if they have to shut it down, and how do you justify their amateur status. Also, the sec and acc would rather dream about playing most of a season vs playing a one and done tournament. Last thing, in 2002 we were outside the top 25 and won the whole thing.
Comment 13 Aug 2020
When it comes to covid response I'll hitch my wagon to the conference where nebraska is "the slowest brother" and northwestern is the smartest.
Comment 12 Aug 2020
There have been 10 cases of covid related myocarditis in B1G athletes. Besides feeling like you have been whacked in the chest with a hammer, it can cause permanent heart failure. But yeah the universities are just trying to piss off fans.
Comment 11 Aug 2020
I get that stuff. The issue here is college admins and presidents care about mitigation of risk. Most of them have a legal background. If a student makes the decision to go to a party and gets sick you can't blame the university. If a college football player gets sick, has heart inflammation, and can't pursue a professional career they could be held liable.
Comment 11 Aug 2020
It's not just about playing on the field. Football involves locker rooms, plane trips, bus rides. It also involves young men who will probably go to parties and have relations. I just can't see how they pull it off. I want football too but I can read the room.