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kmp10


MEMBER SINCE   December 11, 2011

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  • MLB TEAM: Reds
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Recent Activity

Comment 08 Apr 2020

Anybody has the right to change their mind, and anybody has a right to change their mind multiple times.

Yep, and the person who changes his mind multiple times is called a "flake." Don't commit, anywhere, until you're certain of your pledge. Changing your mind can happen from time to time, but changing your mind ad nauseam is a shitty character trait to develop. Wilcoxson might as well learn that at 17, because he clearly hasn't learned it yet.

Comment 07 Apr 2020

Playing baseball in Arizona in June, July, and August would be like playing baseball in Chicago in December, January, and February... miserable. There's a good reason people in Arizona stay indoors all summer... temps average around the mid-nineties, with many days well into the 100s. Are they going to play all night games... and by night game, I mean after 10pm? Personally, I'm on the side of the debate that says we HAVE to start commerce again very soon or there'll be no commerce to return to, but this idea seems like pure folly, at least on the surface. 

Comment 31 Mar 2020

I read their drivel for fun as well... it's a great time killer. Having said that, reading MGoblog and expecting to get anything intelligible out that outfit is like researching whether or not masks will be of benefit during the COVID crisis and expecting to get a clearly defined answer... both snipe hunts are exercises in frustration. Much of that community is in perpetual denial, and the rare ones who've come to terms with their reality know it. When the realists call the deniers asinine and tell them to just accept the Ohio State reality, it's like a symphony of satisfaction. There is nothing in life better than *ichigan on *ichigan crime. 

Comment 31 Mar 2020

Agree 100%, Tekk. Widen the black stripes on the helmets and on the pants again... like the Hayes era. 

Comment 30 Mar 2020

Not at all saying you're wrong, OU, although I'd have sworn I heard Acton say mid April(ish) would be the peak... but you're now the second person I've heard quote mid May, so...

Comment 30 Mar 2020

I almost did that, B3M... had both photos of Miller ready to go, and then remembered that Bench was the first number 5 I loved watching play. As a product of the 1970s, the Big Red Machine still holds a special place in my heart. Not Buckeye football special, but special nonetheless. 

Comment 29 Mar 2020

Ryan Day seems to have supplanted Lincoln Riley as the next wunderkind in college football... and he did it quickly. Riley is doing an outstanding job at OU... but Day has significantly out-recruited him, and Ohio State is much better equipped than OU to knock Clemson off its perch. I wasn't sold on Day when he was named head coach, and that's putting it nicely, and I still think he has things left to prove -- national title, sustained B1G dominance, ongoing recruiting supremacy -- but he's managed to win over a professional cynic like myself in a short amount of time, and he's done it with class, representing Ohio State in a manner befitting its position as one of college football's blue bloods. Keep it rolling, and the next guy Day supplants will be Dabo Swinney, because Dabo's homespun, folksy platitudes and his 'aw-shucks' demeanor won't be able to survive Ryan Day's NFL pedigree and Xs and Os sophistication. Day is taking his shots, and Dabo's next in the crosshairs. 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

Wilcoxson is a great talent. His length has been compared to Jeff Okudah's, and his versatility to play both safety and cornerback (though Wilcoxson told us that Kerry Coombs is recruiting him as a cornerback) is very valuable.

Yeah, he's talented... and he also blows with the wind. He seems to be the personification of the word "flake." 

Comment 27 Mar 2020

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Herbstreit will be "shocked" if football, professional or college, is played this year. I disagree... at least as of this moment. Is the season potentially in jeopardy? Yes. Is it a forgone conclusion that it will be canceled? No. If everybody will get on board, take sheltering in place seriously, stop gathering on beaches, and contribute to flattening the curve, the warm weather should assist in controlling this virus. Football season is several months away, five, and if we're still not moving with at least some sense of normalcy by late summer, then we'll all have far bigger issues with which to deal than missing football season. I often disagree with Kirk Herbstreit... and this time is no different. Doesn't mean I'm right and he's wrong, but I'm not buying, not yet anyway. 

Comment 26 Mar 2020

The starter remains the same, and the depth behind him has improved. Without a doubt, Ohio State should be better at quarterback in 2020.

To me, the depth of talent is most certainly better with two high-level 4 star recruits joining the room... but one of either Miller or Stroud has to raise his game to the necessary level to win QB2, otherwise I believe that Ohio State might have been a bit better off last season with Chugunov coming off the bench than they would be with Hoak in 2020. The Buckeyes still need Fields to stay healthy... because I expect Hoak to win that backup position due to age and familiarity with the offense. 

Comment 25 Mar 2020

I can't imagine that Ohio State wouldn't have been familiar with alleged behavior like this regarding one of their recruits... high profile or otherwise. In addition, Gee Scott seems like a very high character kid, so I'm going to assume he's uninvolved until if and/or when I hear different. What's more, and as always, there are two sides, at least, to every story... so let it play out. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

No list would be complete without Eddie.

No Ohio State Running back ever meant more to his team than Archie Griffin in 1974. In 74/75, when the Buckeyes were inside the red zone, Pete Johnson was nearly impossible to stop, so he was the TD machine, but not all contributions can be measured statistically... and no list specific to Ohio State running backs would be complete without Eddie Archie.

Comment 22 Mar 2020

We'll see. Personally, if I were Ryan Day, I'd still be recruiting Edwards every ounce as hard as I was recruiting Henderson, and I'd tell both players that the spot remains open until someone -- Henderson, Edwards, or a player not currently being discussed -- publicly pledges. If you want in, then tell the world that you want in, own the pledge, and start recruiting for the class. Until that happens, nothing has changed and the recruiting continues as per normal.

In addition, I have no idea how Edwards could possibly have been lied to. Ron Bellamy is practically attached to Edwards at the hip... he's running the kids' recruitment, granting interviews, making visits... how did a 40-year-old man, and a guy who had been through the major college recruiting process himself both as player and now as a coach, supposedly get hoodwinked by Ryan Day? That makes zero sense... Ohio State would never ruin its relationship with an influential high school coach in a large metropolitan area close to Columbus by lying to him and his prized, once-a-decade player. None of it... the silent commitment from a kid who's never even been to Columbus, the "lie," the alleged falling out between OSU and Edwards after the kid had been to campus more times than I can remember... makes much sense. So, we'll see. 

Comment 21 Mar 2020

Another 'gap' exists between Ohio State and *ichigan and it presents in the fan bases... reality Vs delusion. The irony, imo, is that the larger the gap in talent, wins and losses, and conference and national titles grows, the more delusional much of their fan base becomes. Granted, it's far easier to accept reality when that reality is pleasant, like it is for the OSU community, but it is dumbfounding to me that *ichigan's coaching staff, AD, administrators, and fans repeatedly seem to revel in what's coming 'next year.' The arrogance seems to be leveling off somewhat after last November's ass kicking, but there are still many people in their community who are convinced that relief is just around the corner... delusional. 

Comment 20 Mar 2020

This is why, at least in part, Hartline is such an enormous success on the recruiting trail... he's been exactly where the players he's recruiting want to go, both collegiately and professionally. He can teach them the 'tricks of the trade' that Zach Smith couldn't, and he won't be demanding anything of them that he hasn't demanded of himself... that means a lot. 

Comment 20 Mar 2020

...arguing about J.T. Barrett's legacy and whether or not he should have been benched.

Oh, there's no argument, Meyer should have benched Barrett in favor of either Haskins or Burrow. Drew Bledsoe was once a good quarterback in the NFL... long story short, he was hurt and replaced by Tom Brady, a guy to whom Bledsoe paled in comparison. Like Bledsoe, Barrett was a good football player who paled in comparison to the guys who sat on the bench behind him. 

Comment 18 Mar 2020

If Henderson commits, does Ohio State back off of Edwards? I have memories of Robinson flaking out last cycle, so I'm wondering where OSU stands specific to Edwards IF Henderson commits... and is there any chance -- realistic chance -- that Edwards also commits in the next week(ish)? Donovan Edwards has been to campus so many times, and he's so familiar with the program, staff, players, city, etc., that it seems he's infinitely more prepared to pledge without concern about flipping. This feels like a very precarious position in which Ohio State finds itself specific to these two players, and while I understand that Pryor's commitment takes lots of pressure off, how will they manage it while not putting themselves in the same back-against-the-wall position they were in last year with Robinson, or is that even a concern for Day/Alford now that Pryor's in?