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Scarlet O-H


Whitehall, PA

MEMBER SINCE   April 19, 2015

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Comment 16 Feb 2020

Cardale showed (again) that he's a great team player.  The in game interview after his interception is a great example.  He explained his mistake, took responsibility, and moved on.  McGloin, on the other hand, acted like an entitled brat pointing the finger at everyone but himself.  

Comment 17 Jan 2020

Mr. Scarlet reminded me this evening that I forgot my two favorite quotes (oh the shame).  "By all means, move at a glacial pace" from the Devil Wears Prada.  And, "sometimes being a *itch is all a woman has to hang onto" from Dolores Claiborne.  

Comment 16 Jan 2020

"Po-Ta-Toes". to which someone in the house will respond with "what's tater's Smeagol."  It's not verbatim from the movie but close enough for the Scarlet OH household.  

Comment 15 Jan 2020

I appreciate the satire but this feels like a combination of things said by Bama after their loss last year and some of our complaints from this year's game.  Can a Clemson fan be that smart or is my paranoia running higher than normal tonight?

Comment 13 Jan 2020

I agree that the replay official in the booth was incompetent with the scoop and score reversal, and possibly the targeting call.  There needs to be consequences for him, a demotion or something more serious.  Are there any consequences when refs make egregious calls like this?  I don't recall reading any stories on refs being fired or demoted due to bad calls in a game.  

I also agree that a lot of the calls didn't go our way and seemed to favor Clemson.  But if there was some conspiracy between the refs in favor of Clemson, I don't get why.  Why would the SEC refs want Clemson to win the game?  Clemson embarrassed Bama last year.  Clemson was the team that no one wanted to play, so by that logic, Clemson would give LSU a tougher road to the title.  If the SEC refs wanted to ensure that LSU won the title, wouldn't they want the perceived easier team to win the game? 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Ahh Duke.  I was never a fan of westerns until Duke.  Stagecoach got me started.  I heard good things about the John Ford and John Wayne trilogy with She wore a yellow ribbon, fort apache and rio grande.  I'll set aside one of the upcoming football-less weekends and watch them together.  

Thanks for the Truffaut book suggestion.  Sounds like something I will enjoy.

Comment 11 Jan 2020

I love old movies from the 30's and 40's.  Gone with the Wind tops my list, but also any of the Fred and Ginger movies (Top Hat), any Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn movie and the Thin Man series.  Camille, The Grapes of Wrath, The Philadelphia Story, The Best Years of our lives.  The only recent movie that really draws me in each time is the Lord of the Rings movies.  

Comment 11 Jan 2020

I share your love for Hitchcock. Vertigo and Rear Window are great movies. I also love Rebecca, North by Northwest and Dial M for Murder.  He was a master at suspense movies.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I go back and forth on my opinion of Herbie.  He came up in the business when announcers took pride in their un-biased commentary.  That's the way he was taught and the way he wants to continue.  I respect that and appreciate it.  I don't want or need an OSU homer calling the games on national TV.  

But then I am reminded of the bits of nonsense that he's said over the years.  Most of it I can agree to disagree but he's had too many to ignore.  Tattoo-gate is a big one for me.  ESPN trotted him out as the Buckeye authority and used his status as an alumni to support all the allegations and rumors.  He furthered the whole SEC rules the world narrative like no other place in the country could play good football.  Most of my other gripes have been mentioned above.  

Now I just find his commentary stale.  Lots of phrases and buzzwords that have been used over and over again, year after year.  He used to be fresh and creative in his comments and takes on the game and players.  I remember the "here comes tempo" phrase from the Oregon/Florida State playoff game 5 years ago.  He used the same phrase when we played Clemson.  It's one example of his many stale phrases.  He hasn't been fresh in years and I no longer look forward to hearing his commentary.  

Comment 25 Dec 2019

I have a similar story to yours MiamiBuckeye, but my win came last year, not this year.  My friend's league had a player drop out 18 hours before the draft.  I play the pick-the-winner pools but never played fantasy.  He gave me a few sites to check out, explained the points system and I spent the night poring over lists and draft cheat sheets.  Our team allows you to keep 2 players, mine were Christian McCaffrey and Julio Jones.  On the day of the draft, I picked my own players, but the other guys chipped in with info about injury status, what position to draft next, and general strategy.  I had Philip Rivers and Russel Wilson at QB, Adrian Peterson, Chris Carson and Sony Michel as my other RB, and Cooper Kupp, TY HIlton and Stefon Diggs at WR.  

I started out the season beating the winner from the previous  2 years, lost my next 2 games, and won all the rest.  My team over-performed every week, and I got damn lucky with choosing who to start each week.  Last years winner was in my division so I played and beat him a second time. We met a third time in the Championship round.  After the Saturday games, I knew that I was beat and I made peace with it.  On Sunday, my team over-performed once again and I beat him by 15 points.  

None of the guys were pissed that I am a woman, they were pissed that they helped me on draft day and that I spent less than 12 hours looking at draft stuff.  At this years draft, they made great suggestions on drafting players like Joe Theisman, Barry Sanders and Jerry Rice.  

Mine was definitely a case of beginners luck as my team went 6-7 this year, and most weeks my bench players outscored the starters.  The guys stopped gloating after their QBs scored more than my entire team.  

Comment 08 Dec 2019

My mom has serious football powers.  She can single handedly control the outcome of games hundreds of miles away.  She has a broken wrist and is wearing a cast right now.  She chose to wear a t-shirt instead of this seasons sweatshirt because she didn't want to squeeze her cast through the arm.  At halftime, she had me cut the sleeve on her sweatshirt so she could wear it.  Buckeyes came out scoring and we all know the rest.