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MEMBER SINCE   August 24, 2015


  • NFL TEAM: Oakland Raiders
  • MLB TEAM: Atlanta Braves

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Comment 06 Jul 2019
My comment was a reply to the poster above that said something about ESPN spinning it to somehow make it look like a positive for SEC teams. A joke, really.
Comment 10 Jun 2019
It depends on division movement, but yes it usually is the case. I remember them being Division 4 when I was in HS. Big powers in the conference, and also several others that can pop up with great seasons here and there. Coldwater, Delphos St. John's, St. Henry, Marion Local, Minster, Versailles, Ft. Recovery, New Bremen have all had some recent success. Not so sure how things have been going recently since I haven't been following too close for a while, but Anna was a pretty good team before joining. Back in 2014 there were 3 state champs from the MAC, divisions 5, 6, 7, and 3 more teams were in the playoffs. Sadly, my alma mater is not listed above. We were usually the whipping boys for those other teams. Except for one magical year just after I graduated, we went 8-2 with the only losses to 2 state champions (Coldwater and Marion Local, only 1 loss combined between them, one beat the other) but still missed the playoffs.
Comment 05 Jun 2019
Could be in any number of products. Supplements are not regulated like drugs, they don't have as much oversight as a result. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/sda/sdnavigation.cfm?sd=tainted_supplements_cder That link has a non-exhaustive list of some tainted supplements that have been pulled from the market due to containing stuff that is not legal to be there. Steroids and ED meds are very popular unlabeled additives in the shady side of the supplement industry. I didn't find ostarine in that list, but it would follow the same logic. They try to boost sales by making a product that actually works, because if they would go with just what is listed on the label it wouldn't be nearly as effective. People are going to seek out what works. If you put Viagra in an "herbal" ED product, it'll do the job. Put steroids in a muscle building supplement and it'll work. It's like whack-a-mole for the FDA. They hammer one company but another (or the same one with a different name) pops up with the same product. Not saying this is what got them in trouble with the tests, but I wouldn't rule it out either.
Comment 05 Jun 2019
Pharmaceutically, a drug is considered "out" of your system after 5 half lives. It's not entirely gone, but usually it's to the point that it will not be effective or very easily detected at that point. 1- 50% 2- 25% 3- 12.5% 4- 6.25% 5- 3.125%
Comment 29 May 2019
Musberger just gets on my nerves, and I can't really explain why. He just does. Not as bad as ESPN's baseball crew now, though.
Comment 24 May 2019
"The student-athletes are in complete agreement that PEDs have no place in collegiate athletics. In this case, it is our strong belief that no violation occurred." See, also: We got caught but we agree that other guys shouldn't be using that stuff. So, go punish them!
Comment 24 May 2019
Yep. I don't want to lump all the athletes together, there are certainly those that deserved their scholarship and made use of it. But most of the guys in that dorm I rarely saw going to any classes. Most of their time during the day was spent playing shirtless "ping-pong" where the goal was not to score by normal rules, but by seeing who could make the biggest welts on their opponent by hitting them with the ball.
Comment 23 May 2019
They will find academic scholarships for athletes they want. My first year dorm at ONU was filled with football players that to my eyes had no business even being in college academically, yet had just as much scholarship money as me that graduated 2nd in my (small) HS class and kept a 3.5gpa through college.
Comment 20 May 2019
Pay off what's left of student loans (~80k) Build a new house (assuming this means I can stay in the same town, if not: pay money to not have to move to SF, then build a house) Nothing crazy, just a really nice place that my kids can grow up and have a space for parents to move in if that's ever necessary. Maybe a truck for projects (who am I kidding, I would just have other people do that stuff so it would definitely be a gaming set up)
Comment 19 May 2019
Catch the ball is #1. Anything on top of that is gravy. We generally have a good defense and a good offense. More often than not, better than our opponents. Don't give them an advantage of an extra 40 yards of field position and the ball back. The extra 5-8 yards from punt returns are not important enough to put another Dontre Wilson back there with butter fingers.
Comment 13 Apr 2019
I'm a big Braves fan, very familiar with Ozzie. It's an excellent deal for the team, not so much for Ozzie, that is absolutely true. But he it is also not as simple as just looking at market rates for his production. He would be making close to the minimum this year and next because he hasn't reached arbitration yet. Then his 3 arbitration years are included in there. So, 5 of those years he would not be making full market rate already. That still doesn't make it a good deal from his perspective, but it makes it a lot closer. Most other Braves fans on SBN would have expected something in the 70-80M range for those years, and been perfectly happy with it. I also saw someone say he has the same agent as Kimbrel (don't know for sure if that's accurate). And he most certainly was willing to take a little less $ to stay in ATL with his best friend Acuna. I'm ecstatic as a fan, but do feel a little bad for Ozzie not getting more. He seems to be perfectly happy with it though, so who am I to judge.
Comment 09 Apr 2019
I started off horribly in the tournament challenge. Was in the 20th percentile or below for the first 3 rounds, and 1400+ in 11W. Even pushing toward the 10th at one point. But something switched when the field kept getting trimmed down, and the elite eight/final four/final teams were staying alive. I didn't get a lot right to start with, but got a lot of the long runs correct. Ended up in the 93rd percentile overall, and #105 in the 11W challenge. Had Virginia over MSU in the final and Gonzaga (near miss) and Wofford (lolfail) as the other final four teams. Best I've done in several years.
Comment 02 Apr 2019
Makes it awful difficult to figure out what you are trying to say when names are reduced to a single letter. Just an observation.
Comment 12 Mar 2019
At least if someone donates a pool or a library with a wink-wink agreement to get their kid in, that building or amenity can be used by many other students for years to come. These people were directly taking up athletic team preferred admission spots that their spawn had no business being considered for.