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MEMBER SINCE   October 13, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 85 yards through the heart of the south.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Always loved watching Conley.
  • NFL TEAM: The most loserly of the loveable, the Browns.
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Jun 2019

Never said you couldn't/shouldn't think that, just asked why you were surprised by it. Your reply makes perfect sense, it's a big jump from 247's ranking, which I personally put more stock into. But I also don't put as much stock into QB ranking for players who aren't even in their junior year yet. To me, junior year is when you start to see the truly elite QB prospects separate. The ones who have more than just physical gifts start to stand out.

Regardless, the difference between the 8th ranked QB (his 247 ranking) and 2nd ranked QB (his Rivals ranking) is often not much, depending on the class obviously. Let's circle back a year from now after junior film and camps between junior and senior year are complete.

Comment 22 May 2019

It's similar to the Shaq or Gronk rule for officials. Bigger, faster, more talented players don't get the benefit. During Big Ten play, every team that plays OSU will always get the benefit of the doubt in snap calls.

Comment 28 Mar 2019

A couple of things -

1. Did you really just compare Tuf Borland to Chris Spielman? Really?

2. Chris was more athletic than Tuf ever will be.

It's the same argument people make about Ohio three-star recruits on here - "Wait! AJ Hawk was really freaking good! So we should take more Ohio 3-stars because AJ Hawk was good!" Stop using the extreme case to try and prove points about the typical case.

Tuf Borland seems like a smart, hard-working guy. He also has below average agility and speed. It's fine, he just shouldn't be the starter at MLB at Ohio State. He'll likely do just fine in life.

Comment 28 Mar 2019

This is all well and good, but for a player like Borland, I don't think it'll have a big impact. Sometimes you just don't have the agility or flat-out speed to make it to the hole before the blocker or RB. Sometimes you just don't have the athleticism to stay with a RB, TE, or Slot while covering the middle of the field. You can diagnose instantly, but if you can't get to the spot before the other player or are too slow to force them to the sideline, what does it matter? Borland is a LB built for the 60's.

Comment 27 Mar 2019

Birm has a great write-up on Thomas today:


Comment 24 Mar 2019
Great season by the Bucks. Obviously everyone would love for them to be champs, but they've squarely set themselves as the only team with any kind of shot at Penn St. And as other said above, thank you, Andy! I was never really into wrestling until you and this site started covering OSU's team. I read every article now and catch them on TV when I can. Keep up the good work!
Comment 11 Mar 2019

Just to clear Brutus' name, Rufus got destroyed on his first attempt. Brutus chucked him aside at mid-field. Second attempt was a blind side from behind. Pansy move.

Comment 24 Jan 2019
You're absolutely correct, they do have the right. But you aren't really comparing apples to apples. Jobs and Gates built those businesses. A big part of the reason the companies were/are successful is due to their force of will and intelligence while the company was being built. Haslam bought the Browns, he did not build them. He spent his life running a gas station business, not in football. Gates would likely be nowhere near as successful running the Browns as an in-the-weeds owner as he was with Microsoft. Very different operations and talent.
Comment 13 Jan 2019
Too many people on here take criticism of a player's performance on the field as personally attacking the player. Saying a player has a weak arm or is too slow is not a personal attack. Some day they will need to be able to take criticism of their job performance, football or no. CFB is big business and these guys know what they're getting into when they come to OSU. As I've said previously, these players have no problem accepting all the love that comes with it, they need to be able to accept the criticism, too.