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Boston, MA (via Cincinnati, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   February 07, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Standing on the field next to Orlando Pace and Eddie George before a football game.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jun 2020

It will be interesting to see how golf evolves. Most golf courses I know are experimenting with all sorts of new ways to bring in revenue...from using the TopGolf branding to FootGolf (played with a soccer ball). There's a new movement to build 6 and 12 hole courses, so loops can be played in 1 hour 15 minutes (taking away the time factor). Who knows if it will stick, but like baseball, some tweaks will be needed to see the popularity of golf stay high. 

Comment 22 Jun 2020

Incredibly true. As someone who has been connected to the golf industry since I was 15, I can vouch for this. 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

Eventually, Ohio State ended up with three-star Winton Woods running back Miyan Williams, the 45th-best running back prospect in the class. He was highly productive in high school, running for 5,823 yards and 68 touchdowns in his career. Yet unlike Robinson, who has the physical tools to play immediately, the June enrollee isn't expected to see significant playing time in year one.

Birm has said the exact opposite of this. The staff liked Miyan over other backs ranked higher by recruiting services and went with him when they could have still pursued "sexier" plan B options. Miyan is constantly disrespected. 

Also - Miyan looks like a grown man already. I think he'll be ready to come in and be a solid contributor if called upon. 

Comment 11 Feb 2020

You're a wise man Zona. 

MSU's rise and fall was all about recruiting. Once other schools started grabbing the second tier Ohio talent and the B1G East got strong again, they never were the same. 

Comment 15 Jan 2020

I don't think they're bringing in Gibbs this weekend for fun. 

Besides being presser talk - I think it's a great recruiting pitch. "We don't have the numbers, but we'll make room for you!" 

Comment 05 Jan 2020

Yes good points. I appreciate Kirk’s aim. It should be the aim of more announcers...but anymore entertainment sells more than true journalistic integrity. A conflict of interests actually qualifies you to cover games/teams you probably shouldn’t in this era.

That said, I compare Kirk to a guy like Jay Bilas. He seems to operate with a very similar mentality, is the face of CBB, is an alumnus of a rabid fanbase, and doesn’t seem to deal with the same issues. All I’m saying, is that I believe Herbstreit has made this a much bigger issue than it is. I think he’s thin-skinned, and has done more harm in his relationship to tOSU by playing the martyr card than by ignoring the drama as part of the high-paying, high-profile career he chose. 

Comment 05 Jan 2020

Oh boy does he. His move away from Columbus was quite public. There was a recent interview on the Dan Lebatard show about it...8 years later. 

Again, I have nothing against Kirk as a commentator. Just asking why this is an issue. Lots of high profile, crazy fanbases across sports, and I cannot think of another “face” who seems to be so open about being the victim. 

Comment 05 Jan 2020

Is this true? It feels like a false dichotomy. I don’t see any other quality commentators finding it hard to navigate these waters. 

Again, my point is not his commentary as much as wondering if he has created this issue by playing the victim. 

Comment 05 Jan 2020

Agreed on the crazies. I just don’t see any other commentator wasting his/her time calling them out in their own fanbase and presenting the persona of being mistreated. That’s my point.

Comment 04 Jan 2020

Paris Johnson quietly having himself a half. One of the few OLs who looks ready to play right away on the next level. 

Comment 04 Jan 2020

OLs always struggle in all-american games.

I love the three guys OSU landed this year. 
Johnson will make Henry and Cowan stars. I also believe Melton is a future DE star.

Comment 03 Jan 2020

I think this one is pretty easy to answer. OSU basically has had to totally restock the OL, WR, and QB rooms since Day took over. As mentioned above - it’s been about need.

A peek ahead to 2021 shows more offensive recruits too, but some of that is the continuity of offensive staff members. Recruiting is about relationships. They’ll fill their defensive needs in 2021 and beyond as those relationships get strengthen. 

Comment 24 Nov 2019

I compare Williams with the likes of Boom Herron in terms of his recruiting profile/ranking coming out. We all know how that worked out.

Williams is the type of kid that leaves Ohio for a second-tier school and fans wonder how the staff overlooked him. This time, the cards fell in a way where they grabbed up in-state talent. Get him in the S&C program and see what he becomes. Boom!

Comment 30 Sep 2019

I cannot imagine a franchise doing a more lousy job handling a rookie QB. There is no excusing the way and timing of Dwayne’s first real action. This is why teams like the Redskins continue to suck. Don’t get me wrong, Haskins has a big learning curve, but he deserves better than what they did Sunday. 

Comment 05 Sep 2019

Agreed. Gibbs film doesn't look a 3* prospect. Very Dobbins-esque (high school film and freshman year) IMHO. 

I totally get the quick offer and think the staff will approach this like they did Crowley. They'll want to get him on campus ASAP, and try to woo him away from GT before any of the southern powers take notice. He's a diamond in the rough. 

Comment 31 Aug 2019

Good first game in the Day era. 

The game plan definitely went “vanilla’ after the hot start. Stuck with a basic zone on D, kept Fields from running on O, and even brought in backups. All in all, I like that. Stay healthy and keep the full playbook close to vest until next week. The Bucks will need it. Plus, it keeps the team hungry this week. 


Comment 14 Aug 2019

Actually, I think he handled a tough question well (watch the presser). He's been in the business long enough to know that you can make drastic changes without bad-mouthing those who have gone before you. Everyone in BuckeyeNation and around the country knows how bad the D was last year, and Mattison does nothing except look like a classless clown to pick it apart in front of the cameras. I'm glad he didn't go all Will Muschamp today.