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NW Buckeye 12th Warrior

Poulsbo, WA

MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Coaching my kids through HS sports.
  • NFL TEAM: Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Meh

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Oct 2019

Got to watch a lot of non OSU football yesterday due to the bye week.  My biggest take away from all the games was that most teams seem to have little understanding of the basics.  Tackling was abysmal.  Field presence (knowing down and distance, time management, etc.) was a clown show.  Do coaches not take the time to teach basic fundamentals any more?  It was comical all day long!

Comment 26 Sep 2019

^ This.  Coached HS for many years in WA.  Only time I could get any of the team over to watch an OSU game was the 9 am slot. Later games competed head to head with the west coast teams.  

Comment 25 Sep 2019

FOX does do night games, but they switched the time for their "Game of the Week".  It is now the big nooner!  It has been so successful that it is out drawing any night games they did last year.  Too much big game competition in prime time was their reasoning, and it turns out that they were right - they are even surpassing the night games on ABC / ESPN this year.   

Comment 24 Sep 2019

The Roku devices have great buffering.  We are rural and the best we can get for internet connections is DSL with 10 mbps.  Had glitches with our firestick but absolutely none with the Roku.  

Comment 23 Sep 2019

We will be there.  Love going to road games just to see other stadiums and traditions.  That said, I really don't like all the pump up vids on the big screen - don't even like them in Ohio Stadium.  Much prefer the on the field traditions - bands, crowd noise, actually playing the game, etc. 

Side note:  Does anyone know if TBDBTL is going? 

Comment 03 Sep 2019

Agree that it was a penalty.  However, FAU's receivers should have been called several times for the same contact.  The refs should call it the same both ways or not call it at all. 

Comment 02 Sep 2019

McCaffrey looks the part of a starter, but he is a little green around the gills.  Better runner, but slower going through his check downs.  Certainly has the arm strength, but a little erratic.  Would certainly be competent enough to step in for Patterson if anything goes awry. May even pass him up by mid season.  

Comment 30 Aug 2019

We are always in our seats an hour before kickoff.  This allows enough time to watch all pregame warmups and see the band enter (like stated above they come down the tunnel about 20 min before kickoff).

We find it amusing that  so many fans are envious of those who can attend practices, yet they don’t show up to a game early enough to see the pregame practices.  

Comment 30 Aug 2019

Style points do not get you into the playoffs.  Take a look at history.  The committee is not supposed to to look at total points scored in a season, but it is obvious that idea is ignored.  That said, I am not in favor of running up scores, but I also don't think you tell the kids to not score.  2nd and 3rd stringers need to experience success as much as the starters, even if it is just running the basic offense or defense. 

Comment 26 Aug 2019

Most coaches do inquire, usually in the form of weekly updates or more frequently if need be.  In the past, there were many coaches who tried to influence Doc's to release players, but in this day and age this is frowned upon at almost every level.  I was just a HS coach, and we would not let any player see the field without a release from their Doc.  The whole reason for this was dictated by Risk Management.  Granted, HS is a lot different than College, but we had many contacts with College coaches and their staffs as well as a few kids we sent to D1.  The coaches confirmed that medical decisions were closely governed by the Docs, and our players really backed that up by informing us that the trainers/Docs had the final word on their participation.  Even though a couple players thought they could go the Docs would not release them.  . 

This is probably more of a case of Franklin just being a dick.  My son was on Idaho State's team when Franklin was an assistant.  The team thought he was the biggest prick in the locker room.  I don't doubt Dr Lynch's claims at all. 

Comment 20 Aug 2019

I watch all the Buckeye games live.  A few Big 10 games live.  Most others that I watch are recorded or I wait for the 60 min condensed version.  Too many GD commercials to sit through every game on a Saturday. 

Comment 19 Aug 2019

We have 12 days until we see the first game.  You can see his performance in a game and decide for yourself!!!! Patience is a virtue......