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TX_Buckeye

Frisco, TX (via Cincinnati, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   January 06, 2015

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 85 yards through the heart of the south!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Stars
  • NBA TEAM: None
  • MLB TEAM: Reds / Rangers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Chelsea FC

Recent Activity

Comment 24 May 2019

Whomever wrote the headline for that article is a lazier writer than people claim the show runners to be and is just looking for clickbait.   It's clearly *not* what he said :  "He said: "How will it all end? The same ending as the show? Different? Well... yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes."

But beyond that, of course it will be "different."  It will be several thousand pages long and involve characters and stories that didn't exist on the show.   That doesn't say a lick about whether the general endings for the characters aligns.  

Comment 23 Apr 2019

In the final episode of last season, Dany said she had seen the army of the dead and Jaime asked her how many.  She replied "more than One Hundred Thousand"   The North has 8000 unsullied and 16000 Dothraki (minus any that were killed in battles like the Loot Train and Casterly Rock).   Plus they have what is left of all of the northern banners (except for the Glovers who are being whiney bitches and not helping).   So 30K is probably a good guess.   Maybe a few more.   Typically an entrenched defending force can hold off a much larger attacking force.  But I suppose it is different when the attacking force is the living dead.   Plus they have dead giants, a dead dragon and who knows what other creatures.  

Comment 16 Apr 2019

I could've lived without the "Cold for a southern girl" / "Keep your Queen warm" / make out with Drogon lurking scene.  But that was pretty short so not gonna complain too much.   I think they did a great job of cutting to the chase on many of the big questions coming into the season.  Things like "when is Jon gonna ride a dragon?", "when will Bran/Sam clue Jon in on his true identity?", "what will happen to the Theon rescue party?",  etc.   Now that all that is out of the way in the first episode, the board has been cleared and we can start moving pieces into place for the end game.

Comment 05 Mar 2019

Nah.  She took The Hound off her list.   And no one gets to take down The Mountain except The Hound.  #CleganeBowl!

Comment 27 Nov 2018

I don't follow this logic.   We got beat by 29 at 6-6 Purdue.  How is that better than losing by 20 at 9-3 LSU?  Other than that loss, Georgia won every game they played by 3 scores or more.   I have no problem with their current rank based on the entire corpus of their season so far.   Now if they stay there after they lose to 'bama, that's a different story.  

Comment 26 Nov 2018

Saturday's game may have been the first time they lost as much as we did during some of those games in the dark ages.

So much this.   Some of those losses felt like having your heart ripped out because of what it cost the team.   That's why this win is so satisfying.   They all *knew* this was their year.  And the Dwayne Train took it from them and smashed their hopes to bits.  

Comment 05 Oct 2018

Fun topic.   I cut my teeth on Buckeye football watching Art Schlichter connecting with Doug "White Lightning" Donley in the '70s.   My Mom worked at the College Football Hall of Fame, which was in Kings Island, OH at the time.   She was dating some dude who had press box access plus a few seats in the bleachers right in front of the press box on the 50.  Yeah - I was spoiled.    Went to just about every home game while at school there from '83 - '88.  Most fun was knocking off #1 Iowa in the rain in '85 and a trip to the '85 Rose Bowl with 8 other guys in a rented motor home.  

Comment 05 Oct 2018

After reading/watching this, I'm more struck by the pattern on deep balls.   Yeah, the early drops hurt.   Get a couple more first downs on an opening drive and everything looks different.   But from this post, it appears that every ball thrown over 10 yards downfield was overthrown (even the Victor completion was high).   Maybe a bit of extra adrenaline at play here?  

Comment 28 Sep 2018

Everyone here is predicting Buckeye scores in the 40s.   I know these are the 2 highest scoring teams in the country right now.   But I don't see this being the shootout everyone is expecting.  There are exceptions, but high profile games with high stakes like this are more often than not tightly contested and clock-managed.   I'm thinking something more like 31-24 to the good guys.   But I hope you all are right :) 

Comment 10 Jan 2018

I also agree that OSU was in the same position at Iowa, with nothing to lose by replacing the QB in the second half.  

Wait.  What?  The halftime score was 31-17.  2 scores. This was 7 days after executing one of the most impressive comebacks most of us have ever seen - against a better team.   There was absolutely no rationale for a leadership swap for the 2nd half of that game.   The offense had drives of 80, 74 and 77 yards in the first half.   Yes, there were 2 very costly interceptions that accounted for the 14 point gap.   But no one saw the full blown dumpster fire of the 2nd half coming.  Making a switch to a QB who has never played other than garbage time at a point like that would have been crazy.  And when it didn't work, the pack of wolves would have been in total frenzied melt-down.  

Comment 31 Dec 2017

Enough on each sideline and end zone to roll with O H I O with authority.   There was also an in stadium poll about which team had a more impressive stat (can't recall what they were - sorry) and the results were about 70% Buckeyes.  That's probably a good measuring stick for attendance.