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MEMBER SINCE   April 20, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ken Dorsey's last pass in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
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  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: lol

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Nov 2020

I'm gonna come right out and say that I think giving the RBs a C+ is criminally harsh. We had an A+ running back last year and people are viewing everything through a lens that is skewed. Same with the D line but they got a much fairer grade. 5.2 YPC with no OOC games to pad stats is very good. Teague is a Carlos Hyde style runner, and has shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield less than 9 months out from a serious injury. If you wanna criticize Sermon, I think that's fair, he's been a little less than impressive to me, and he's still putting up good numbers. 

Comment 08 Nov 2020

Dude it was 42-9 in the 4th quarter, and one of the TDs was on a punt return. The defense gave up 20 points, the majority of which were in the 4th Q. 

Comment 08 Nov 2020

I'm not sure how Teague isn't a threat? He's not Dobbins, but 2k yard rushers are rare as hell. We also run a ton of QB read and everyone knows our QB isn't keeping if we can help it, they've been crashing the RB since the Nebraska game and we still averaged 5.5 ypc last night. 

Comment 08 Nov 2020

I don't get either of these criticisms, and here's why:

1. Run game- we averaged 5.5YPC last night and it's blatantly clear that Fields has been instructed not to keep whenever possible. Look at how his carries have diminished since Nebraska. I will say Trey Sermon looks like he just doesn't have it, but Teague does and he showed good growth last night catching passes out of the backfield (something even Dobbins didn't start to do until last season). I also think Chambers is explosive and should be the second RB in. 

2. Pass rush- sacks are down but we are getting penetration and pressure constantly. The interior of this D line is playing better than I've seen at OSU in quite a while. Every game has seen running QBs scrambling for their lives constantly to get away from our front 4, and the linebackers have been great at getting pressure off the blitz. There's more to "pressure" than sacks, and Chase Youngs don't grow on trees. 

Comment 30 Oct 2020

1. the idea that it would just be "walk ons or staff members" is hilarious. 

2. it won't take that long. we had at least one starter at a party in short north with 50+ people last saturday night, he was on video and everything. 

Comment 19 Oct 2020

PCR is the gold standard of viral testing, I'm not sure where you are getting  your information from. Rapid tests have a way lower accuracy standard (look at all the NFL and CFB false positives already) but they are faster and cheaper, which is why they are being used. PCR is used to confirm a positive rapid test but takes longer and is more expensive.  

It doesn't matter if a player is asymptomatic or not, we are looking to catch and quarantine infections.   

In other words, a person will test PCR positive for Covid-19 long after there is any danger whatsoever of infecting another person, which was minimal to begin with if they were never symptomatic  

What you are describing is an antibody test. Both PCR and rapid tests are used to test for currently active infections. The difference is that PCR tests detect viral RNA while antigen tests detect viral proteins (part of why they are less accurate).

Comment 09 Oct 2020

It's not life or death, but being verbally and sometimes physically abused by total strangers in the middle of the night is a pretty shitty way to spend formative years. Usually the people dismissing it are the ones perpetrating it too. Service workers in America are treated like lesser and garbage for no reason, and we should all strive to be better to each other rather than playing "who has it the worst" olympics. 

Comment 08 Sep 2020

other major conferences are practicing and now playing games without incident

Uh...TCU/SMU and Oklahoma State/Tusla have already been postponed because TCU and Tulsa couldn't clear COVID protocols. To say games are going off "without issue" is untrue.  

Edit: Rice has also postponed their Oct 3rd and Oct 10th games, with no set date to make them up. 

Comment 03 Sep 2020

Read the article? Let's be real here: the people who want the season to happen don't care about the reasons that the Big Ten used to decide, they only care about the outcome. Any article that would point toward not having football is irrelevant, because it won't change the decision. 

Comment 02 Sep 2020

Sports and politics are inseparable. It's been that way since...well basically forever. I agree that it's best if everyone keeps their personal politics to themselves, but I also empathize with how hard that can be when you have things like politicians inserting themselves into the sports world or players speaking out on sensitive political topics. It's a much harder line to walk than people give it credit for, but at the end of the day 11w makes the rules and the rules say no politics, so we should all respect that. 

Comment 31 Aug 2020

Notice nobody left the Big Ten. Not even a whisper. The reasons were 1. The Big Ten was and is by far the best monetary option for any school due to Jim Delaney making the BTN what it is and 2. The fact that every member of the Big Ten has way more going on academically than athletically. Trying to leave would be suicide for any Athletic Director at a Big Ten school given the academic prowess of the conference. 

Comment 31 Aug 2020

Let me let you in on a secret: the vast majority of academic types don't care about football at all. Football helps OSU attract OOS students, but it does not generate "a great deal of the money" nobody is coming to the Wexner center or giving research grants to the James because of football. Football is nothing in the grand scheme of the operations of Ohio State. 

Comment 31 Aug 2020

The Wex made 4 billion last year lmao. The BTAA pushed 9.8 billion through its member schools in research funding. Football is nothing in terms of money to The Ohio State University.