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ISURVIVEDCOOPER


MEMBER SINCE   November 25, 2013

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing Eddie George in 1995 rushing all over a Simeon Rice-led Illinois defense to the tune of 314 yards, 3 TDs, and even catching one... Orlando Pace didn't look too shabby either... it was a wet cold evening, and all the ponchos were out, but will never forget his milestone. He was a man among boys.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Formerly Eddie George. Braxton Miller as of 7/23/15
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Len Bias
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: NY Rangers
  • NBA TEAM: NY Knicks
  • MLB TEAM: Detroit Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Barcelona

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Jun 2020
Congratulations Kevin! I wonder if DJ will crash the wedding wearing his Browns fandom outfit with headband and all. Anyhoo, wishing you and Taylor the merriest of married life together. Someone once told me that there is inevitably one thing that goes wrong in every wedding and it is something to help you remember the day so enjoy it my man!
Comment 13 Jun 2020

I thought the line from the Hawkeye Football account says it all to me:

"These are painful times."  - Oh really??? Like you haven't noticed such pain and outcry over the course of history that non-whites have BEEN enduring for longer than our country existed? It's not just THESE times that are painful.  IT'S BEEN PAINFUL FOR TOO LONG AND IT'S TIME FOR DRAMATIC CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IOWA FOOTBALL

Comment 12 Jun 2020

This is a really slippery slope. Questions that immediately come to mind are:

  • Does he have first-hand knowledge of this happening and if so would he be willing to be a whistleblower
  • If he has first-hand knowledge, does this involve any recruiting time he was involved in going back to his time at UF with Urban at the helm where they had such high recruiting success?
  • Does he know if this happened at tOSU with our boosters?
  • Which churches have been involved in this and do their congregation know?

lots of outs, but the question becomes... if Bama bagmen are using churches, then what tactics if any might be used at tOSU or any other school... 

Comment 03 Jun 2020
Grew up in Warren, Oh - went to Warren Harding for a year before the Korey Stringers and Mo Clarrett's became celebrities and gave that school any respect. I like to think that I am more than an alum of the great depression of college football. I earned my BS in microbiology in spite of the emotional trauma I had to endure on a certain Nov day seemingly every year no thanks to my namesake. That said, the football program is an extension of university so if said football program or the leaders do anything to tarnish the brand of the university, I end up enrolling in anger management classes a lot.
Comment 25 May 2020
You guys are not fully in a black hole though. John Harbaugh could always decide to rectify things that his little brother couldn't achieve (at least this far). The thing is, Michigan is not a "proving ground" program for some up and comer out of the blue, but there aren't that many FBS coaches anymore that you would like to have not named Saban or Lincoln Riley, but can't see that happening ... Perhaps an NFL coach or coordinator who understands the college ranks and recruiting game enough but it will be a long time coming before a turnaround on the recruiting and rivalry. Maybe a Kyle Shanahan or something but future planning has got to be in the works with Jim either retiring gracefully or being replaced with the new choice being legit... I only care enough to see my wolverine loving neighbor keep saying "you guys are boring"... Gets me to chuckle every time.
Comment 25 May 2020
The opposite side of this that isn't talked about much is what happens if one of our players (or several) contract the virus? Would they shut down the season? Each time there is a suspicious alert to someone getting infected, they will have to consider quarantine measures for the whole team and facilities... Hard to think about, but not out of the realm of possibility
Comment 24 May 2020
I own a Pacifica Hybrid, but ours is the Limited edition which has a few more bells and whistles. Though I am not a fan of Chrysler, this car drives well, and though gas prices are down and in some respects cheaper than to charge, I am getting a combined 34-38 mpg on avg and rather quiet ride. I test drove the Odyssey a year ago before buying our Hybrid, and though they have similar power, I felt like the Pacifica didn't need as much effort to accelerate - this may be in part to the hybrid performance and I didn't test the full gas version of the Pacifica to say if it would feel the same. It just felt like more torque with my Chrysler with a relatively quiet ride when on electric. My one gripe with the Pacifica though is that the onboard electronics and touch panel takes time to learn and could use a rework from a user experience expert. We are used to it now, but some of the features don't work well together if you have the entertainment package (we have 3 kids). Honda offers the sliding modular back seats, which seems cool but I prefer the Chrysler stow-and-go (my hybrid doesn't have this because the batteries are below the cabin captain chairs which was almost a deal breaker).
Comment 21 May 2020
John Cooper > Jim Harbaugh.... Let that sink in... Cooper recruited great talent at least, and so far, he has won more games in the rivlary... I mean talk about context - would you rather have Harbaugh or Cooper if you had to choose one, and don't say meteor or black hole. Also, call it virus fatigue, #whateveryouhate fatigue, but I'm not even caring much about position groups and outlooks - I just want to see some good football! I have never felt so distant from the sport I love.
Comment 08 Apr 2020
Ramzy waking my foggy memory with beautiful juxtapositions on how fragile luck/momentum/karma used to be in this rivalry. I almost teared remembering Pepe getting tackled by Woodson... Bittersweet days watching our talent never pull away with Cooper at the helm...
Comment 11 Mar 2020
I find it odd that colleges are so quick to try to say they were the first to do xyz in response to the coronavirus as if it is some badge of honor rather than understand that safety and responsible leadership is more of what is needed. The IVYs were first to cancel sporting events anyway - NOT THAT IT REALLY MATTERS WHO IS FIRST