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Columbia, MO (via Columbia, MO)

Member since 25 August 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State winning the National Championship in 2002 & 2014(!!!)/Atlanta Braves winning the World Series in 1995.
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • MLB TEAM: Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Also, I'm amazed at the incredible abundance of young, talented middle infielders possessed by Puerto Rico: Correa, Lindor, AND Baez.  That's pretty darn good.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Surprising that Korea did so poorly this time around.  Should be a banger of a game tomorrow: USA vs. DR.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

Really pumped for the WBC. Wish they were broadcasting on something other than MLB network though because my cable provider doesn't carry it.  Luckily, I have MLBtv so I can still watch but I imagine they are losing quite a few eyeballs by not putting this on ESPN or Fox or something.

Comment 05 Mar 2015

Any family of animals that includes Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Mountain Lions, etc. definitely does not suck.  We're talking about the greatest athletes in the animal kingdom here.  Some respect is warranted, Sir!

Comment 31 Jan 2015

here you go: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015-sugar-bowl/2015/01/49010/drive-thru-2015-sugar-bowl.  There's drive-thru's of the TTUN game and the B1G championship game as well.

TTUN: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2014/12/46869/drive-thru-michigan-at-ohio-state-2014

B1G Championship: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2014/12/46151/drive-thru-the-2014-big-ten-championship-game

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I've seen some other people reference this in the comments but my own #take on why Dolodale held a press conference was that Ted Ginn Sr. wanted to emphasize the importance of an education to the kids in his academy.  You always see guys holding huge press conferences and making a big deal about entering the draft, but when guys announce they are coming back to school they usually only release a statement or do some other understated thing.  Why should returning to school be any less of a big deal than entering the draft?  I liked the idea to flip the script and make Cardale's decision to return to school a big event.  I think this will resonate with young kids as it emphasizes that getting an education is just as big a deal as entering the draft.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

“He was dropped into the deepest end of the pool imaginable. He not only survived it and treaded water. He was doing back flips off the high dive."  What a great quote.  Long live King Dolodale!

Comment 14 Jan 2015

On the new one, the behind-the-head double fist pump before the right-left double boom combo is solid.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Two things:

1) If I'm ever feeling unmotivated, all I've got to do is look at #crankedcoombs and I feel way better.

2) Mike Thomas' body control is UNREAL.

Comment 06 Apr 2014

I have to disagree with you about baseball not having prospered internationally.  Baseball's actually quite popular internationally (much more so than American Football).  For instance, it's the biggest sport (or one of the biggest sports) in a number of countries in Asia (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan), the Caribbean (Puerto Rico {Not its own country obviously but distinct culturally from the USA}, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Netherlands Antilles, Venezuela {I realize Venezuela is in South America but it has some cultural connections to the Caribbean so I'm including it in this group}), Central America (Nicaragua, Panama), and North America (Canada, Mexico), and it's growing and increasing in popularity in a number of other countries (Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, China, etc.).  MLB has talked about staging some regular season MLB games in Europe (Italy or the Netherlands) to start the season similar to what they did in Australia this year (which was a big success by all accounts) and in Japan in seasons past and we can also see the increased international appeal by the ever increasing influx of international players into the Majors and the increased participation by countries in the World Baseball Classic.   So while baseball may not be quite as International right now as soccer, basketball or hockey, it certainly has a much greater international appeal than American Football and I think speculating that Baseball will never have worldwide appeal is a little presumptuous because it is, and has been for a number of years, been increasing its appeal and popularity worldwide.  Not trying to jump all over you or anything but I'm really passionate about baseball's international expansion so I just wanted to point out some things that you may not have considered previously.  I think you have to consider the international expansions of American Football and baseball as distinct entities as American Football is not nearly as far along in its development internationally as baseball is, so lumping them into the same category isn't really accurate in my mind.