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JohnnyKozmo


Eastern Shore, MD

MEMBER SINCE   January 11, 2014

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Mike Doss, come up and lay the lumber on McGahee early in the 2002 NCG, looking to my Dad and saying, "Bucks came to play. Miami hasn't been hit in the mouth like that in 2 years!!!"
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Spielman, Hawk, Laurinitis
  • NFL TEAM: Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Sonics (Kemp, Payton, Detlef Shrempf)
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers and Griffey era Mariners

Recent Activity

Comment 19 hours ago

Many of the ones already mentioned.  A&M and FSU though I think would be good ones.  Throw UNC in there and put Mack Brown and that program back in it's place.  I've always like UVA for some reason, and would love to take a trip out to Charlottesville for a game.  Navy again selfishly back in Baltimore would be fun too.  VT again because I've always like them and want to get out to Blacksburg too for a game.  

Comment 20 hours ago

Expansion is inevitable, but I don't agree with it. Standardized scheduling parameters have to be the priority. Now, auto bids for P5 champs would help in that discussion, as it really wouldn't matter what you did OOC if you won your conference.  However, assuming 8 is the #, then it's a beauty contest for the other 3 spots, so scheduling will play a role there.  I also completely disagree with the auto-bid for the highest G5 team.  What's the purpose of that?  You're already stretching out a thin field as it is going past 4, as there are only probably a max of 5 or 6 teams each year that can even win it.  And a G5 team isn't one.  Do a separate CFP and structure it the exact same way for the G5.  Run it on the same days as the P5 games so you get more playoff football=more $$$ from sponsors.  G5 teams can be ranked in the P5 rankings too, and if they are in the top 8 they can get a bid to the P5 Playoff,  but there's not a team in the G5, let alone probably 95% of P5, that are going to be able to win 3 games against top 8 competition in a row, so throwing them a bone in that aspect won't serve anything but to enforce the disparity between the haves and have nots.  

Comment 08 Apr 2020

Player development is one of the biggest factors.  Clemson has consistently developed their players.  Yes they've had a great run on QBs, (Boyd, Watson, Lawerence).  That helps a ton and can make up for misses elsewhere.  But TTUN has gotten some highly rated players (Peppers, Gary, DPJ to name a few) that everyone in the country wanted, and didn't do anything with those guys. 

Comment 07 Apr 2020

While it is possible some had it in late January/early February, the unfortunate truth is the vast majority did not.  If everyone who thought they had it did, we would be in a vastly different spot right now.

Just curious about this and if there are facts to back this claim up of the vast majority not having it.  Given the cover up in China, we have no idea how long it's actually been here.  If we weren't testing for it, we don't know who had it and when.  It's possible some of the deaths attributed to the seasonal flu could have even been from Covid 19.  It also could be that it's not as deadly as we thought if more people have already had it and not been seriously infected and needed hospitalization.  

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Agreed.  There are usually outlying contestants who can run the sports categories, but more often than not, those categories go unanswered, missed, or luckily guessed.  

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Also, how can you know that your wife/ relatives had COVID-19 if they weren’t tested for it?

I think a lot of people are looking back now on the last 3-4 months and wondering if they or a loved one had this already.  I say that because my wife is a School Nurse (RN) at an elementary school. There was a run of increased sick kids this winter (Dec-Feb). A lot of those kids weren't testing positive for things like Flu A/B or Strep which were tested for at the time, and were just being chalked up as having an upper respiratory infection.  My son was one of them.  About 10-12 weeks ago I guess it's been now, he woke us up in the middle of the night with a terrible barking cough...sounded like Krup honestly. Had a fever up around 102-103. We gave him some tylenol for the fever and luckily had a nebulizer with some albuterol from a previous respiratory infection and my wife gave him that.  He ended up having a low-grade fever for about 4-5 days, lethargic, 1 bout of vomiting the 2nd night. Needed a few more albuterol treatments, but tested negative for Flu and Strep on his doctors visit.  She's convinced it was Covid at this point but no way of knowing.  

Comment 03 Apr 2020

If there's a negative to having a roster with that much talent, it's got to be the thought that you have to keep everyone happy.  I think so many people wanted to see Braxton succeed that he was force fed the ball, and it was a trickle down from there with having pre-determined plays for certain players, instead of letting the game flow determine where the ball would go.  So frustrating to watch.  Then MSU happened, and they realized what got them the NC in '14.  A power run game with play action off of it.  

Comment 03 Apr 2020

They are going to be terrible this year in my neck of the woods...really wet winter without any stretches of really cold weather.   

Comment 03 Apr 2020

It’s only going to get worse as the weather turns.  People are going to start defying these orders and it’s not going to end well.  I live near the beaches and last Friday they were packed because it was almost 80, so the governors had to close the beaches and boardwalks. 

Comment 03 Apr 2020

Once I realized it was an April fools joke, I thought he was going to pull out a TTUN hat or sweatshirt and say he was heading there

and that VT game from 2015 was about the biggest tease ever.  I even made a post about what team could possibly keep that offense under 40pts that year.   What a mismanaged mess that ended up being.  

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Not sure of exact wording but I thought it was more that #s were tight so he didn’t think they’d be adding anymore.  Remember...the staff already has an idea of who may leave well before it’s made public.  I’m sure he knew of a number they could get to comfortably through conversations they already had with his current players.