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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Key Dorsey to the turf for the 2002 National Championship.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
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  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

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Comment 13 Jun 2017

My point in not about the NFL. It's that the argument the NBA players association always makes is similar to what you are saying, they are being denied work. My point is that there are plenty of jobs that require 4 yr degrees. So if the NBA suddenly required it, their argument is meaningless. Many of us could do our jobs without a degree. But our employer requires it. 

Comment 12 Jun 2017

I wish it mirrored football. There should be a symbiotic relationship. So tired of hearing the argument that players have the right to earn a wage. There are PLENTY of jobs that require a four-year degree. My job is one and let's be honest, a high schooler could do it. I don't hear anyone complaining that I had to waste money on a degree. That's such a tired, bs argument. 

If I'd have been allowed into the corporate world when I was ready, at age 12, I'd be running a corporation by now. Who do I sue for lost earnings????

Comment 05 Jun 2017

You are seriously asking?  I thought it would be pretty evident.  Among a million reasons, the two that really stand out to me are: (a) largest alumni base in the world (or among the largest) and (b) if you win, you'll have everything you want (salaries for assistants. facilities. etc).  

People talk about tOSU not being a blue-blood in basketball, but that no longer matters.  I know easier said than done, but ANY coach that comes in and wins will not want for a thing!

Comment 08 Apr 2017

You may scoff at the notion of Bell having talent but here's a novel approach. How about Thad and the others geniuses getting overpaid actually DEVELOP a plsyer?  The next one he does will be the first. I've been posting here for years that the worst part of Thad is he never develops anyone.  One thing all Matta players have in common: they are exactly the same on their last day as they were on their first.

Whether they are top talent like Sully, middle of the road like Craft, or a certain nameless center, they don't change at all!  Sad,really. 

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Shame on Matta  for putting the school in this position. He's clearly like a boxer that refuses to retire. But the school will never fire him. Whether it's his health or whatever, he clearly hasn't lived up to HIS OWN LOFTY STANDARDS these last few years. He should have recognized that and moved on. Instead, the players he purportedly loves, are the ones who suffer. 

Comment 13 Mar 2017

I agree with JT letting it rip but I think that's a part of JT not being frozen by the moment. Either let it rip OR take off and run. I consistently saw huge lanes that he refused to take advantage of. With his running threat, ut slows down the rush, pulls the LBs up and gives his receivers a chance. JT shoulders more of the blame than Urban is willing to heap on him. 

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Don't take this personally, but that's one of the most ignorant posts I've ever read. Floyd is knocking out NO ONE, especially not CM. 

He's taken harder shots from NMA gloves (4 oz) than Money could deliver with a baseball bat. But you think he will knock out CM with 8 oz ones????

Wanna bet on it?

btw, I think Money easily wins it. He just avoids the big shots and makes it a distance fight.  CM doesn't have the cardio. 

Comment 27 Jan 2017

I can only comment on what I saw.  Most importantly I saw terrible play calling. Then I saw a definite regression of the offensive line. Can't really comment on the receiver separation because I don't have the film. But there were many times that JT held the ball a long time. Was that the receivers or him gunshy?  I do know that he missed a LOT of open receivers. His accuracy was crazy bad. That has to change. 

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Writing versus reality. Sounds like an amazing battle. But Braxton's shoulder was shot, JT coming off a broken ankle, and Cardale was exactly who we thought he was.  It just so happened that when you spend every day with these guys, there aren't many of us that can justify taking the ball from an undefeated NC QB.  That battle was a non-battle. 

Comment 23 Jan 2017

Another unique perspective, blame goes to coaching staff and not the player, is Chris Gsmble. Greatest athlete I've ever seen on a football field (Ok, maybe this side of Bo and Deon). 

Comment 23 Jan 2017

This may seem odd but if I define "didn't pan out" as in not living up to potential then it has to be Maurice Clarrett for me. One of the best running backs I've ever seen. Had he not gottrn mixed up in off the field crap and did that stupid challenge to leave early, he could have come back and obliterated college football. Tremendously disappointed in how that went down. The sky was truly the limit for him.