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Sylvania, OH (via Liberty Center, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   July 30, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew and 'MERICA

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Nov 2019

And for those saying Rudolph is the aggressor, the ORC specifically addresses that even when provoked, you're still held accountable for the assault.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

I'm not sure if the slippery slope refers to football only, or maybe other sports such as boxing, MMA, etc. You expect helmet to helmet hits, blindsided tackles, and questionable attacks to the legs in football, and punches to the face and head in the other sports -- it just comes with the territory, and it's what you signed up for. But using someone's helmet as a club to attack someone's unguarded head crosses that line from the riskier aspects of a sport to a straight up crime. If a slippery slope means holding more people accountable for actions outside the typical flow of a game, then I'm grabbing my sled because we have plenty of snow on the ground in northern Ohio now!

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Precisely. Somehow the field has become this area of legal immunity. And I completely understand things happen during plays that are highly questionable, but where does the law stop and football begins?

Comment 15 Nov 2019

Full disclaimer: I'm a Browns fan.

Garrett should be down with the Browns. Period. But we don't live in an ideal world, and the Browns have already shown they'll employ a guy that will literally kick a woman when she's down.

I also think criminal charges should be brought. You make all the arguments you want about the so-called "pussification" of football (targeting calls and the like), but this is something that, while it happened on the field, happened way outside the typical realm of play. He struck a guy in the head with a blunt force weapon. I'm sick of this whole "football players get legal immunity" bullshit that always seems to happen when an actual assault happens on the field.

A good prosecutor could make a serious case for aggravated assault (a felony) with a likely plead down to simple assault (misdemeanor). Per the Ohio Revised Code:


(A) No person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another's unborn.

(B) No person shall recklessly cause serious physical harm to another or to another's unborn.

2903.12 Aggravated assault.

(A) No person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly:

(1) Cause serious physical harm to another or to another's unborn;

(2) Cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another's unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance, as defined in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of aggravated assault. Except as otherwise provided in this division, aggravated assault is a felony of the fourth degree. 

Comment 08 Nov 2019

Schools like Seton Hall, New Orleans, and East Carolina seem to fly under the radar with that rule, seeing as real life pirates/privateers were ruthless killers and actively engaged themselves in Transatlantic slave trading.  But none of those schools are prominent enough for the NCAA to really make a statement of their authority with them. NCAA rules are completely subjective.

Comment 07 Nov 2019

That's the thing this year... he's a high energy guy that should be counted on to contribute every night. And it's that energy that should allow him to keep scoring and grabbing rebounds every night. Prediction if he keeps his minutes up: he'll out-rebound and even have more double doubles than Kaleb this year.

Comment 02 Nov 2019

I'll say this, and it will be vastly unpopular. I don't care to listen to the Buckeyes on the radio that much because of Jim Lachey. Keels is incredible so I think you're right... you need a color commentator who's going to pull his own weight to really let the play-by-play shine.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

Why not just start the games the second week of September rather than Labor Day weekend

Every AD and sports media exec is rolling their eyes right now... no way are they going to pass up holiday weekend revenue.