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MEMBER SINCE   September 28, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1969 Rose Bowl / Jan 12, 2015-Dallas
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jim Otis, Jack Tatum, Byars, Beanie, El Guapo
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs, Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Inter Milan

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Jun 2019

One huge change this year is that the Reds have outscored their opponents on aggregate by 39 runs. This is currently 5th best in the NL. The last several years the Reds were bottom-3 in this stat. Consistently the teams that are best in this stat are those that make the playoffs. (It means Milwaukee is living on borrowed time right now and the Cubbies should win the central and Reds finish 2nd.) The stat can also mean the team is a "whenever we win it's always a blowout" type of team but that's fairly rare over the course of an entire season.

Comment 14 May 2019

I can actually see the NCAA's point of view on this one.

If there were no documented issues with his mental health at a previous school (leave TTUN out of it at the moment) a player can basically make up any reason for their transfer.

As long as having a reason to transfer is part of the rules then the line has to be drawn somewhere.

I think the NCAA ought to change their rule to simply - "if you want to transfer and be eligible to play immediately, you can, with no questions as to the reason" and the previous school has no say in the matter unless they claim tampering by the target school. Even the NCAA ought to be able to not screw up that rule.

Comment 24 Apr 2019

Exactly - our problems with transfers are happening because we now have had, in Haskins, and have now, in Fields, QB's that aren't just NFL picks but first-rounders (giving Fields benefit of doubt for now). Previously, our QB room was a "we're all in it until we graduate" environment because leaving early for the NFL wasn't in the cards for anyone. We've upgraded QB recruiting and with it comes the problem of the QB's in the room all having legitimate NFL aspirations.