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PhillyNut


from Lorain, Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   January 17, 2018

Born and raised in Lorain, Buckeye fan since I can first recall watching a game on TV and that was 1965. Favorite Buckeye moment - getting Woody Hayes' autograph as a kid. Suffering in the hell hole known as PSU country but love sticking it to the fans here. Have made attending the Spring Game a tradition with my two grown sons.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching all of my children compete in whatever they chose to do.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin, not even close
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Pete Maravich
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins (sorry, wife from Pittsburgh)
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: None

Recent Activity

Comment 35 minutes ago

So the key seems to be to use really high, verifiable retail prices to set the stipend amount but make sure there are plenty of options to get their items at a steep discount when they actually go to pay for them.

Comment 20 Aug 2019

While it is one thing to go against the grain it is another to go fully over the edge.  When the rest of your buddies see MSU being at best a low Top 20 team and not one, not two, but three other teams in the division are ranked ahead of the one you pick to win it there is not much hope that so much could go wrong for all three teams to have your pick magically win the division.  MSU has to go on the road to NW, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Michigan. The only hard game on paper that they get at home is Penn State.

Comment 20 Aug 2019

I am with you on this. As beloved as he was for winning, Meyer had his warts with the Ohio State fan base.  Too loyal to certain assistants and players, tended to not give the younger players the chances the fan base thought they deserved, needlessly created QBGate, would go into a shell at times when things were really tight, leaned too heavily on his running QBs when he had really strong RBs, would have unexplained losses that you just did not see with Saban. I think all of those things are helping the fans to move on quicker than most thought.  Day is also going to be given some latitude given what has happened to his QB room.

Comment 19 Aug 2019

I am not one who believes that every captain has to be a starter.  When you name multiple captains you are really acknowledging multiple leaders of the team.  Leadership comes in many forms.  Star sales people or star scientists do not automatically translate to being leaders nor are leaders necessarily the best at sales or R&D. Too many organizations make the mistake of taking people who were really good at a particular skill set and moving them into leadership positions just to be able to justify paying them more. A really good leader may be the player who constantly has the right work ethic, leads by example, is a really positive influence but just does not have the physical tools to be on the field as a 1.

Comment 17 Aug 2019
For all the crap they deserve they do have some really good players and always have. If the coaches can truly teach it, if Harbaugh can keep his hands off, and if key players do not get hurt they could be very good on offense. It will be interesting to see if their linemen can adapt.
Comment 17 Aug 2019
Slowly but surely this is going to become the home of the basketball teams. They will ultimately spend the money necessary to make it their home, even if means almost tearing it down and building it back up. The Schott is 21 years old. Arenas like that where there is little historical reason to keep it around have around a 30 year life span. Take it to the bank.
Comment 17 Aug 2019
I think the term "returning starter" is a misnomer for the experience of this team. You have Jackson who was a 2 or 3 year starter at Rutgers, a captain and all Big Ten player. You have Bowen who, if he had not been hurt in 2017 when starting would probably in the NFL this year. You have Alibi and Davis who were starters in some of the biggest games last season. This is not a situation of trying to find guys from a returning group who did nothing but play in mop up duty last year.
Comment 15 Aug 2019
Yes he is a villain. And yes, the players have few options when they are not happy. But Bryant quit on his teammates when things did not go his way. There are about 60 other players on that team who were not starting, some who likely did start at one time but lost out to someone else. I believe part of the reason he did it when he did was to preserve some eligibility. Ok, fine. You made a decision that was best for you. Does not mean the team owes you anything because clearly that decision was all about the player. Sorry, I just cannot fault Dabo on this one. Bryant got all his accolades the year before leading the team. Things did not go his way. Life works that way.