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NorthBerg


Cooley Springs, South Carolina (via Omega, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   August 28, 2015

Stadium Dorm 1968-72.

"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son." Dean Wormer.

Why am I alive when my college roomie Larry Fedor is not.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 50-14
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Larry Zelina
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Cleamons
  • NFL TEAM: Portsmouth Spartans
  • NHL TEAM: What Are The NHL ?
  • NBA TEAM: Cincinnati Royals
  • MLB TEAM: Seattle Pilots
  • SOCCER TEAM: What are soccer?

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Apr 2019

The less we rely on transfers going forward the better.

That is also my knee jerk reaction then I remember personal failures in my working career by failing to embrace new ways of doing business. We have to accept that the "transfer portal" is the first of many changes coming to the business model of college football. Adapt or die and thankfully Coach Day seems to ahead of the change curve. It is not 1957 anymore though I wish it was.

Comment 20 Apr 2019

Sorry to have stirred the pot. My thought on Burrow for the 2019 season is that he is complete in the sense of having possibly the best combination of football saavy, leadership, along with running and passing skills. My praise for Jeaux no way means I think he is as physically gifted as Haskins, Tua, or Lawrence. 

Comment 20 Apr 2019

Why? I think because of Buckeye fandom we are conditioned to not acknowledge greatness in anyone who does not wear scarlet and gray. Murray is an exceptional talent in his own right. Murray will succeed in a system that values a mobile quarterback like Patrick Mahomes. Haskins will flourish in a system that favors a Manning or Luck. Fandom should never be a zero sum game.

Comment 19 Apr 2019

Best wishes for Jeaux in 2019. He may be the best all around college quarterback this season. Think of the positive qualities of JT Barrett but with a arm.

Comment 19 Apr 2019

GB66, I share your concern that the institution of college football is changing before our eyes.  I am saddened that the concept of loyalty to a school seems to be a thing of the past. Yet I feel the transfer portal free agency is a feeble effort by the NCAA to get ahead of the curve on legal actions that we know are coming. College pay for play beyond scholarships, unfettered free agency, and no limits for eligibility for the pro drafts are looming on the horizon. Like it or not, individual rights are being championed in today's society.  I guess it is time for us old curmudgeons to get out of the way of the younger generations, our institutions be damned.

Comment 15 Apr 2019

From an OSU perspective as to qualifying for the playoffs:

  • Do not lose to Sparty on a windmill field goal.
  • Do not lose to Iowa and lumbering tight ends.
  • Do not lose to Purdue's engineering nerds.

The committee got it right as it pertains to our beloved Buckeyes.

Comment 12 Apr 2019

I know it is fashionable to demean all things Michigan and Harbaugh, but I sense the university at Ann Arbor and its head coach have reached a comfort level where nine to ten wins a year are acceptable for the Wolverines.  If otherwise, the khaki milkman would be looking for another sleepover gig.

Comment 02 Apr 2019

Back in 1970, I had a fall quarter real estate class that met from 7p to 10p on Monday nights.  Coincidentally the class overlapped the TV broadcast time of the inaugural season of Monday Night Football. The TA who conducted the class, would adjourn the class and relocate the session from Haggerty to the Student Union. 3.2 beer, football and the principles of highest and best use made for a fun class.

Comment 31 Mar 2019

Actually it is 8 miles uphill both ways in blinding snow storm. 

Now everyone please turn down their damn music so I can listen to my Johnny Mathis and Ray Coniff LP's.

Comment 28 Mar 2019

I would be happy just to have the linebacking corp have and execute a basic scheme. Read keys and execute your assignment rather than flying around trying to make the spectacular play. Some Buckeye fans may have felt that Raekwon McMillan never lived up to his billing because he rarely made the highlight reel play, but he was an all american because he was consistent and rarely gave up the big play.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

There was a time when the NIT was actually more prestigious than the NCAA tournament. Of course there was also a time when I had hair and testosterone surging through my veins. Dayton and Xavier graced Madison Square Garden on many occasions.