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JTFor President2016


from Marietta, OH

MEMBER SINCE   August 15, 2016

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My dad and I simultaneously jumping up from the couch when Elliott broke free for 85 yards.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Only College Football for me
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 12 hours ago

Personally, I have felt like CFB is growing, relative to the other major sports. Yes, attendance is declining. But that is true across every sport. Yes, Alabama and Clemson have won the last 4 titles, but their level of dominance pales in comparison to the Warriors, who ruined the NBA the last few seasons. I'm tired of the "Well there are only 8-10 teams capable of winning the title every year". In what sport is that not the case? Hockey maybe? 

I did think there was some potential in his idea of making the Spring Games, actual games against FCS schools. The issue, however, is that only a handful of teams would draw enough TV + in-stadium audience to cover the bill paid to the FCS team. 

Comment 18 Jul 2019

In general, Delaney was great for the conference and here's to hoping his replacement does as good of job. The creation of the BTN has done wonders for the Big Ten as a whole, and so has the addition of Rutgers and Maryland (even if they are terrible. All about that moola). I'm also pretty sure he was one of the pioneers in getting instant replay as well. 

Comment 17 Jul 2019

Unless it happens in the CFP, I'll never be bothered by it. I thought it was really fun watching Okudah get thrown into the mix vs. USC. It made me sick what happened to Jaylon Smith. These kids give so much to the school, and the fans. The NFL has a horrid pay system compared to other professional sports, so get yours while you can. 

Also, I can still faintly hear my dad shouting "Get closer to the damn LOS!!", every single play. 

Comment 17 Jul 2019

The stats back your prediction up. Dobbins has played much better in games where he got more carries than Weber. Strangely, his YPC actually increase with increasing reps, leading me to believe he is a workhorse and will be at his best in the 4th quarter. The TCU game comes to mind. Not much happened all game on the ground, until the 4th quarter, when JK was instrumental in keeping the clock moving. 

Comment 17 Jul 2019

Any close loss can be overcome, so long as it isn't to a East team who locks us out of Indy (MSU in 15). Don't freak out about last year. One loss can easily be oversome (OSU was the first 1 loss outright champ to ever be left out of the CFP last season). But getting blown out makes it a different story. Last year also had the least amount of parity since 2003. I don't think we will continue to see multiple undefeated teams. Also Notre Dame. they threw a huge wrench in things. 

Simple as this. Any close loss (two scores or less), to any Big Ten West team, shouldn't kill our chances of getting in. Last year won't repeat itself. 

Comment 17 Jul 2019

I could see the defense mirroring that of the 2014 defense. We all know how good they were down the stretch, but that defense still had its fair share of issues. Similarly to this season, a new philosophy was implemented with young players. It is often forgotten, but the 2014 defense struggled pretty badly against the run. Late in the season, they allowed well over 200 rushing yards to both IU and Minnesota. 

But by playoff time, they turned it up about 5 notches. I could see that being the case this year. I have a feeling FAU and Cincy could make things not so pretty. But hopefully come mid-october and November, the players are fully comfortable in the system. 

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Agree, plus Honda.I'm fully committed to used cars for life, and they will always be a Honda or Toyota. 

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Can confirm the accords. Or anything Honda. For my money, they make the best stuff out there. As reliable as they come. 

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Your 1st great choice was not mentioning buying something brand new. I'm sure that's probably the first piece of advice you got. As far as trucks go, make a list of what you would use it for, and then think how often you would do those things. For example, my friend got a truck "because I want to go camping and pull trailors". Well, he does those things maybe twice a year. Is that worth paying for the truck, plus gas? 

Also, more likely than not, you're going to use the same car when transporting your family. If that is going to be the Equinox, then lower "leg room" on your priority list. 

Odds are, you won't be hauling your family around in both cars, an equal amount of the time. 

Comment 16 Jul 2019

Should be a good schedule for attending games this year. Sucks when the UM game is away, but the current rotation always leads us to having a better overall home schedule in those years. 

Comment 15 Jul 2019

I have a recurring dream that I forget about a game on Saturday and miss it. 

I've also had a nightmare come true. The Friday night before the Iowa game, I dreamt a loss. This wasn't the first time it has happened, but that nightmare will live on in infamy, 

Comment 15 Jul 2019

I played against Joe Burrow in high school. I played offense, so never directly played against him, but my God, he made everyone on our defense look like they were running in quicksand. He was the tallest, fastest, and probably strongest (outside a few linemen), on the field. 66-0. Score at half. 

Tbh, that whole team was such a weird thing. Southeast Ohio is not known for sports. At all. Sure there have been a few great athletes. But Burrow, plus the twin WR's, and their RB was just unfair in that conference. Athens was always below average as a football team before he got there, and have been below average since. Truly remarkable how good that team was. 

Comment 15 Jul 2019

I think the Browns are slightly overrated going into the season, but as others' have mentioned, the numbers work in favor of the Browns. 12 out of 32 teams in the NFL, versus 4 out of around 16 in CFB. 2 losses and OSU is done, and potentially 1 loss to either OSU or UM locks us out of Indy. 

I say OSU has a better chance of winning it all, compared to the Browns. But making the playoffs? Browns by a sliver.