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Columbus (via Cincinnati)

MEMBER SINCE   February 21, 2016


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2016 and 2018 Michigan games
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Jae'sean Tate
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Bill Walton
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: FC Cincinnati, Liverpool

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Jun 2019

Grew up in Cincinnati and thankfully was raised to hate UC and root for OSU. Graduating from OSU sealed the deal. But coming out of high school there were more OSU guys than UC guys that paid any attention to sports. There aren’t many all-out UC football fans - many more for basketball. But as for all fanbases you hear the loudest and dumbest fans. 

Comment 12 Jun 2019

It would only be excessive if the goal differential didn’t mean something. With it being the first game, who knows if every other team in the group could thump Thailand by 13. The goal is to move pass group stage, and goal differential can prevent that. If they had already clinched and this was the final game, or it was past group stage, then yeah maybe take it a little slower instead of blitzing down the field like the opponent isn’t even there. 

But they made a statement to the other teams and to the US heads. The celebrating could’ve been toned down, but that’s it

Comment 28 May 2019

That's not even remotely comparable and is completely false. The players were considered to have broken a rule of the game and therefore suspended according to the rule. Doesn't matter if you consider the call or the rule correct or not. 

The fact that such terrible calls are being made across all major sports DESPITE lengthy reviews being used in the game is the more important point. Is it easier to 1) make a correct call on 0.5 second play, 2) write clearer rules, AND/OR 3) make a correct call after reviewing it for a few a minutes. Options 2 and 3 (which are much easier to do than 1) should be able to make incorrect initial calls harmless.

Comment 28 May 2019

Refs aren’t breaking any rules by making a mistake on the field. If they do a poor job, they’re essentially demoted as has been pointed out. If you really cared, you can start tracking who is reffing where and when. Refs get enough shit on gamedays and occasionally are subject to harassment for weeks afterwards 

Publicly announcing a ref’s punishment accomplishes nothing besides making people like you happier. Imagine if they say ‘Ref John blew a call, so this week he’s reffing Team X vs Team Z instead of A vs B’ 

Plus, I’ll click on an article about the suspension of a coach or player, and those suspensions will get public somehow. I’m not going to click on an article about the punishment of an obscure ref. 

Comment 24 May 2019

I agree. Day needs to have the team ready, because Fickell and UC will be going all out. Going to be a tough one, and I can't imagine the crap coming from the UC derelicts I know

Comment 24 May 2019

2016 Clemson I hung on, but 2017 Iowa I turned it off... followed by 2018 Purdue.

2017 Penn State had such a different feel than any of the true beatdowns. It felt like we were playing well and gave a damn. Those other three were just disasters from the beginning

Comment 17 May 2019

How has it been poorly run? Two years ago there was stuff with the CEO, but I haven’t heard anything since. Obviously has a CEO and is easily the top in Columbus, and is well regarded in quite a few fields not including the James. It amazes me that people whine about a university president over a band investigation and football investigation, with the current direction of the school both athletically and academically.

Comment 15 May 2019

Start to finish: Matta

Second half of tenure: Beilein

The last four years of Matta somewhat hides just how good he was the first 9.

Comment 06 May 2019

The Florida championship game is close, but damn 2015 MSU sucked. A team that should've been lightyears better than any college team and we play in shitty weather, forget about Zeke, lose to a backup QB with a last second field goal, and lose to the one team that would eliminate us from the B1G title and playoff spot. Still unbelievable how the coaches screwed up that game/year.  I don't think the three blow outs happen to Clemson/Iowa/Purdue if we are in the 2015 playoffs with the sort of recruiting boost and (what should've been) competent coaching