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Larryp713


Olathe KS

MEMBER SINCE   July 28, 2011

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Fiesta Bowl; 2006 Victory of TSUN; My blocked punt returned for a TD against Midview JV in 1987
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Dec 2019

People don't like his crap talking, and I am glad he acknowledged he is trying to keep in under control, but I believe all great defenses need a couple guys with that attitude. If nothing else, the other team's wide receivers lose a little of their focus because they are trying to shut this guy up. Damon has been heroic this year...

Comment 03 Dec 2019

My unavoidable anxiety at the end of November increasingly feels like a personal problem rather than a reflection of anything approaching reality

You hit a little too close to home with this line - I was asking myself the same question - what is wrong with me that I was this anxious before this Game? Well written column, thanks for the opportunity for self reflection. 

Comment 27 Nov 2019

There is a lot at stake this year, and the Wolverines are playing their best FB, so I would agree that I am concerned (as concerned as I get about a football game that only impacts my life in the amount of crap I take at work). But the Buckeyes are still the better team and the Wolverines are not sneaking up on Coach Day and staff. My head tells me that this is a comfortable end to a perfect regular season.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

I hate feeling overconfident going into the Game. It is probably the psyche of any football fan who has grown up in northern Ohio, but I just don't ever trust the "we can't lose" feeling. My head looks at both teams and says the Buckeyes are simply better, but that was the story most of the 1990s. Coach Day has the right mindset, I think the real question is can Justin Fields play great (again). He has done it all year, and if he is close to great on Saturday, I think the Buckeyes win, maybe easily. If he can channel Troy Smith's spirit, the Buckeyes will blow the wolverines out of the big house. 

Comment 26 Nov 2019

Arkansas is like the  SEC West version of Tennessee. The only prayer this program has is for a big name to come in and have four years plus to turn around the culture.Only a big name (Les Miles or Tommy Tuberville?) would have a chance to stay long enough to really implement a change. I agree - Fickell would be better suited at Michigan State. I think he should just stay patient and keep building a program at Cincy. He's done an awesome job so far and I don't think he has peaked there yet.

Comment 26 Nov 2019

Personal note - Clemson's Isaiah Simmons went to school with my oldest son. I always told him to wait for the Buckeyes to offer and he would just laugh. Great young man from a great family, very happy for him. 

Congrats to these Buckeyes, I don't know if I have ever been more proud to be a Buckeyes fan than having these guys, and so many of their teammates, represent Buckeye nation. We are truly blessed.

Comment 18 Nov 2019

The Buckeyes definitely looked like they were just getting through this game for the most part. Some individuals made excellent plays, but overall the team lacked a real sense of urgency, which given the opponent is understandable. 

I think my biggest takeaway is that Rutgers looks like they are improving. If I were a fan, I would hope they would keep their coach and try to build a staff around him. He might be a hidden gem. Their defensive front was pretty impressive, just need to get some of those 4 stars that litter that part of the country.