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MEMBER SINCE   January 08, 2019

OSU '07. Science Teacher in Cincinnati

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 NC Game. Great moment for my father, brother, and I to experience in person together.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joe Montgomery
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Red Rhinos

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Comment 9 hours ago
Similar thing just happened to me at a new bar I went to last week, though not near as embarrassing. I had gotten about halfway thru my first beer and decided to hit the head before trivia started. Luckily the bathroom was empty and I obviously didn't pay attention to the sign on the door, and I guess had to pee bad enough that I didn't take note of the lack of urinals. It wasn't until I went to wash hands and noticed the tampons by the sink, and even then it took me a few seconds to put it all together. So I washed as fast as possible and got out. Luckily no one was in there nor walked in, but it was funny enough I of course had to share with my wife and the rest of the group (half were women) that we were with and it was a good little laugh. If I'd have been hammered it would have made more sense, but this was about the most sober I could be in a bar at that time. I guess being focused on trivia just got the best of me haha.
Comment 21 Feb 2020
Haha ok I appreciate that you can take a little teasing online. Some folks around here are way too sensitive. It actually makes me smile when I read your posts because I can tell you say what's on your mind and aren't worried about syntax getting in the way of you getting your thoughts out there. It's honestly refreshing because a lot of people here also seem like they're trying their hardest to be "more right" than the next guy by choosing their words/opinions carefully. And my bigger point was about the seatbelts. I can tell you're not the type to be told what to do, even if your own well-being is in mind, but I'll always recommend that everyone should buckle up. I'm a science teacher and I'm way too aware of the physics involved with humans and vehicles. Our squishy bodies aren't designed to sustain high velocity impacts with hard, massive objects. The kids I teach aren't quite driving age, but I always show crash test dummy vids as part of my engineering lessons to emphasize the R&D process but also (subliminally) to show the importance of car safety features. Obviously it's up to you to take the advice or not...I just want my fellow Buckeyes (and everyone else) to always make it to the "next season"!!
Comment 21 Feb 2020
The law exists to encourage you not to die. If you drive like you type, I'd definitely suggest wearing the seatbelt.
Comment 19 Feb 2020

Oh man, even knowing how the rest of the season went for you, I'd have definitely taken that elated feeling in that brief moment.  In regards to my NFL fandom, to have an entire offseason of mega-hype validated even for just a few fleeting minutes of actual game action would cause a dopamine/serotonin/endorphin rush that I wouldn't have been able to control.

Comment 19 Feb 2020
Saw this last night. As far as NCAA violations go, it's a fairly minor incident (an MSU guy was supposed to stay in the car during a visit, but actually went in the house) and probably not worthy of any sanctions from the almighty NCAA. The big problem is that Dantonio swore under oath that he'd never committed an infraction, and acknowledged that the above incident would be an infraction if it were to occur. So he not only lied under oath, but also double-screwed himself by admitting he was aware that this minor thing is an infraction. Perjury verified by clear photo evidence...woops.
Comment 18 Feb 2020
Praying now before bed and I'll try to add your cousin to the petitions at Mass tomorrow morning. Sorry I can't offer more. Best of luck, he's in good hands.
Comment 18 Feb 2020
So perhaps one could say that last year Browns fans were actually more delusional than ever before? ;) I'd have to ask a TUN fan to be sure, but I think hope is an amplifier of delusion. FWIW, at this point I'd love to be as delusional as a Browns fan last offseason. Hope left me long ago, and thus delusion was replaced by outright cynicism. But there is a chance for major change in Cincy now, so the hope train is chugging along. And the delusion caboose is rolling in right behind it :) Of course that's the fun part of this time of year! None of us yet know we're delusional, or at least we can take solace in knowing our hope won't be revealed to be delusion until football starts anew!
Comment 18 Feb 2020
I feel confident in saying that the Titans would very much disagree with your opinion. In his one year with the Titans, Tannehill had 22td/6int and a 117.5 rating. The only time Dalton even sniffed that kind of rating was his 106.3 in his 2015 "mvp" candidate season. Hasn't been anywhere near that since.
Comment 18 Feb 2020
Just offseason Bengals chatter, my dude. You're not the target audience. This time of year is usually our best chance at having some kind of hope, especially now with the #1 pick. Browns fans were EXTREMELY delusional around this time last year.
Comment 18 Feb 2020
Ok I'm seeing lots of Pats chatter here. And you definitely sound like someone who's more aware of some of these "moving parts" so I want to ask...if this scenario involves Brady leaving as a FA, and the Pats trade for Dalton, how do those timetables line up? Would the Pats know before the FA period starts in March that Brady is leaving, and trade for Dalton before then? Are the Bengals going to try to get a trade done or else cut Dalton before FA begins? If not, wouldn't it kind of be the same situation that happened during the year when they pissed off Dalton by benching him when it was too late to seek a trade then? If the Bengals wait right up until the draft to try to get a trade done and fail, then cut him after the draft...how screwed would Dalton be at that point?? Seems the Bengals are never in much hurry to do anything, so if all the other QB movement happens (i.e. teams either sign or draft someone else) while Dalton is still a Bengal, what happens with the whole "help Andy out" shtick? (Don't worry about addressing each, that was stream of consciousness and I think I blacked out in the middle of it haha)
Comment 18 Feb 2020
I had considered that. They're roughly the same age and caliber of player. My thought is from the Titans perspective there's more familiarity with Tannehill having a year together already. So trading for Dalton feels unlikely. However, if Tannehill makes some exorbitant contract demands as a UFA, the Titans might give Dalton a look as another option (or for some leverage in negotiations with RT) if the Bengals end up cutting Dalton. So definitely a potential spot if things fall a certain way. Should be lots of QB movement this offseason so plenty of chances for big franchise shifts!
Comment 18 Feb 2020

Good point, this strategy would probably be his best chance of all options for him to latch on to a legit contender.  It'd probably be nice for him to not get beat up for half a season and just wait patiently for a desperate, yet viable team to need him.

But is he better than Colin Kaepernick?

Comment 18 Feb 2020

NE sounds plausible, but I think Dalton has said he wants to be a starter.  Not sure if he'd take the pay cut to be a backup after getting released.  Unless it were to have a chance to "win" a SB by sitting on the bench behind Brady.  I suppose that IF he were willing to be a backup, then NE would be a good option.

I'm guessing if he were to take a backup job, he could at best get Brian Hoyer money ($5m), and more likely be in the Colt McCoy range (~$3.5m).  And if the Pats give Brady $30m as reported to get him to stay, I'm sure they wouldn't be willing to pay much to Dalton to backup.  But maybe if Andy tests the waters and discovers he's not wanted as a starter, that'd be the place to go.  

Comment 18 Feb 2020
It's so damn funny, and he's a prick so I can't help but laugh. My favorite part is there are about 4 distinct phases to the fall...first the ankles go, then left knee, then right knee, then the hips. Finally he mercifully breaks the fall with his hands after what seems like 15 seconds. Only way it could be better is if his face skidded across the ground like a snail and he ended up completely flat laid out.
Comment 18 Feb 2020
Wow I'm honestly shocked at that! I figure the Yinzers know full well that Dalton isn't capable of anything big, given how Cincy was pretty much an automatic win all these years. But perhaps they think they could give him a role where he's not relied on to do too much. Lord knows they'd be better-suited to use him appropriately than his current team.
Comment 18 Feb 2020
My reasoning for not including the Bucs in my post is that I feel there's no way in hell that Bruce Arians would allow Dalton to lead his offense. Arians loves the deep ball and, well, I'll just say that's not exactly Andy's MO.