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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.


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  • MLB TEAM: Seattle Pilots
  • SOCCER TEAM: What are soccer?

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Jan 2020

Mr. Hope, based on your observations of the Clemson program prior to coming to Columbus, might you compare and contrast Swinney's so called "family" approach to recruiting versus the Urban Meyer legacy of the Ohio State recruiting pitch of being a pathway to the NFL?

Comment 13 Jan 2020

I am rooting for "John" Burrow as he is a product of my home region of the Buckeye  State.  For that I will watch. Also as I live in Clemson territory, I need to be conversant about the game. Either way, the Tigers win!

Comment 07 Jan 2020

I experienced a very similar medical episode in 2013. My good fortune was that my "crisis" occurred while I was at work. My job being a financial analyst for a hospital. 18 hour surgery and three weeks in CCU.  No classic "NDE", but I experienced the most surreal dreams or hallucinations during my recovery. Mental "movies" so real, tactile, and vivid.  Classic "pump head" symptoms from the anesthesia and sedations. The "trips" slowly vanished, but to this day I still have an occasional relapse into the mists. However it is all good except for a few inexplicable posts on 11W.

Comment 03 Jan 2020

A circuitous route of employment led me here and retirement and family will keep me here. Although parts of the Upstate does resemble scenes from the movie Deliverance, Greenville and environs offer upscale urban amenities, great outdoor recreation opportunities, and most importantly a vibrant growing economy. As to Clemson fans most are knowledgeable and are not asshats, yet they have their fair share of incorrigible homers. Oddly enough, USC probably has more long term fan support than do the Tigers and their dislike of OSU makes Clemson fans look like Buckeye supporters.

Comment 03 Jan 2020

The things about BC for Hafley are these:

Hafley is an east coast guy and this a homecoming of sorts for him.

There are absolutely no championship expectations at Boston College. 

The Eagles are not a program in need of total rebuild. Eight wIn seasons would make Hafley a solid candidate for better jobs down the road.

Comment 03 Jan 2020

A discussion of "dynasty" has recently cropped up on Clemson sports talk radio in Upstate State South Carolina. The discussion is predicated on Clemson getting past LSU. If this happens, the talk is of a 60 plus game win streak and four straight nattys to go with their 2016 trophy. The so called facts thrown out are that almost 80% of their current roster is made up of first and second year players plus their number one recruiting class would give Clemson the best talent pool in all of college football.  Delusional thinking on the part of Tiger fans indeed, and of course Dabo Swinney is a charlatan, Yet the scary thing is given the weakness of the ACC, such dominance is cannot be dismissed out of hand.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Must be. Still searching for the next Percy Harvin I guess.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Minnesota has been the cinderella story of college football in 2019. Great win over Auburn. Morale booster for the Gopher program and Big 10 football in general. Yet as Buckeye fans learned, statistical metrics and superior strength of schedule guarantees nothing.  The application of transitive analysis means little in college football.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Enjoy the journey forward.

Success can not be truly appreciated without first experiencing the sting of disappointment. 

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades. The ovoid shaped ball the game is played with takes funny bounces. A finger tip on a shoe can trip a player. One half an inch or a tenth of a second on a pass can be crucial. A referee's blink of an eye can change perspective.  Bottom line is Clemson executed when it matterred, Ohio State did not. The football deities are fickle. Ohio State owns Michigan. Clemson has had the upper hand on the Buckeyes.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Unfortunately the management of content of the roster in terms of numbers and productivity is part of the job description for the coaching staff of any college football program that aspires to winning championships. At least Ohio State appears to make a good faith effort to help players who have had the "conversation" find suitable transfer landing spots.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Liam McCullough. Perfect in execution and proof one does not need be an athletic freak to contribute to Ohio State football.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Admittedly I run with an older, metamucil crowd, but my Clemson friends in Upstate South Carolina, agree that the call was bad. Do they believe the call cost the Buckeyes the game, no. They correctly point out OSU's futility in the red zone was the Buck's downfall. While they proclaim proof of Clemson's dominance by their 29-7 run over the last 34 minutes of the game, they were shocked that State did n not lose by 24 or more.

Comment 30 Dec 2019

We need to stop beating ourselves up. Clemson made the plays when it counted. Ohio State did not. The refs did not steal the game.  Celebrate the great season and celebrate the Buckeyes earning the opportunity to compete in the playoffs. Championships are earned. They are not a birthright because we are  THE Ohio State University.

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Time heals and allows for rational reflection. Clemson played one hell of a game. Ohio State played one hell of a game.  In the end, the Tigers made plays when it counted. Experience on the biggest of stages mattered. No shame, no embarrassment for the Buckeyes. Fandom should be enjoyed and not be filled with angst. Losing hurts but it did not cause the world to stop spinning.