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Normal Buck

MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In West Lafayette, to witness Holy Buckeye, live!
  • NHL TEAM: Blackhawks
  • MLB TEAM: The Tribe

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Nov 2017

Agree poor application is a problem. If leading with the helmet is a criteria for targeting, why is it never called on ball carriers who lower their head and try to “ram” defenders? It would seem that a player injuring himself by doing that is not a concern - which is absurd. I don’t think it’s because the defender is not “defenseless” (thinking of Joey Bosa in the Fiesta).

Comment 11 May 2016

I was in my Army barracks room in Germany when I first saw Major League, and had to leave the room when Willie Mays Hayes scored from second on that bunt.  

Comment 04 Mar 2015

What I've always found frustrating about Amir - he will have stretches of 2-3 possessions up and down the court, where he looks absolutely dominant, but then completely disappears. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Indulge me for just a moment:

Is it possible Drayton and Meyer actually told Weber that Drayton either may or was leaving?  The kid was going to be lambasted by a lot of people up there after he chose OSU, and he was certainly aware of that, which probably added to the weight of the decision for him.  Is it possible Meyer and Drayton agreed to take the heat of allegedly deceiving him, in an effort to ease some of the anger directed at the kid for leaving "home"?  Weber's tweat was short, and somewhat open to interpretation - was that on purpose?  

I don't know, but the thought occurred to me with the lack of an immediate statement from UFM.  I agree with some others who have the feeling like something just isn't adding up.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

Thank you!   I've been of the same mind whenever people talk about worst loss:  wouldn't a game where you score 58 freaking points - in regulation - and lose, have a strong claim on the title of "worst loss"?

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Just wondering - is it possible the back judge didn't pick up the play clock expiring on that FG because he had a difficult seeing it amidst all the white in the crowd?  

Comment 12 Oct 2014

I'm frankly tired - no, make that "done" - fretting over whether or not tOSU will make the playoff or get a chance to play for the national title.  A national title was pretty much viewed as THE objective last year by the masses, and unfortunately, for me, it kind of made each week of the season a bit less enjoyable - I felt more relieved by the fact they won, but savored it less b/c I was worried about the frigging polls.  After Brax went down, and I got over being sick to my stomach, I frankly felt a little more excited for the season because the expectations were suddenly reduced.  The hope of pulling it all off was still there, but there was a better sense of "reality."  Anyway, the past three games have gotten me really excited, not only because of the wins, but how this young team looked in them. From my ignorant, layperson, weekend-warrior seat, the way they are trending is very exciting.

Comment 10 Oct 2014

Dude.  It's "Thom McDaniels".  Guy's kind of a legendary HS football coach in Ohio.  

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I've been to Wisconsin 5 times. Fantastic gameday atmosphere, but nothing about the tailgaiting really stuck out to me.  I've actually been more impressed by the actual tailgating in Bloomington, though the overall atmosphere doesn't hold a candle to Camp Randall.