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Ohio (via Urbana)

Member since 12 December 2012 | Blog

Long time fan of the Buckeyes, can remember various items like the tp in scum colors and the nasty words about the team up north. No love for Bo, worship of Woody. First game was back in the 80s watching my boy Punky P as a freshman at LB. numerous others since including up in Minny, out in Cali, over in Tempe and at the shoe for quite a few. Bleed scarlet and grey!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dad and I in Tempe and Sun Devil Stadium to see the Ohio State Buckeyes win the National Title over the Canes. Was better than any game I could have imagined and it was shared with my idol and the guy I respect the most in the world, my father.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George, Orlando Pace and Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson & Perry Carter
  • NFL TEAM: Loved the Raiders until they took Dud over Eddie
  • NHL TEAM: CBJ when I get to see them
  • NBA TEAM: The Bulls of Jordan, the Lakers of Magic. Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: OSU, the Crew, Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 23 May 2017

Sorry to offend any fans but I don't know the sport well enough to say much other than the Preds win last night was thrilling and listening tonight reminds me of the WLW broadcasts of my youth listening to the Big Red Machine. Sound at times is better than visual and whoever the announcer is for the Pitt/Ottawa game reminds me of that thrill. I hope Preds win as I have watched two games live and both were in Nashville; vs the CBJ. Unless it is scum, I'm okay rooting the teams that beat us ( or have historical value with that). 

The commentary makes the grade for me and hockey has won over the Cavs broadcast for me. Hope Cavs beat Boston but I'll fall asleep listening to hockey. For soccer fans, it's like listening to John Champion commentate. The hockey crew are more interesting/heartfelt than the NBA crew. My opinion only. Go Cavs!

Comment 15 Feb 2017

This is the only tie left that will be worth watching next round. Hoping Aubemeyang gets out of Der Funkt.

Comment 15 Feb 2017

United fan here, hoping City has a two legged dogfight with Monaco and Arsenal attempt to overturn the result (they won't). I do think this is the year they drop out of the Top 4 and hopefully plummet for a few years like ours have done recently.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Interesting day and unfortunately, no need to watch the DVR'd games. Wow, who'd have thunk PSG would be through to next round already without Tiago Silva back there. No chance they overturn that score.

Tuchel to Arsenal sounds like a continuation of the present; sign him up as soon as Arse leaves. Benfica is solid but Dortmund should've still taken this game. They just lost 20 million euros on that Aubemeyang price tag. He was not  good.

Still think Bayern wins by 2 at home and moves to next round. Real will end with a tie. 

Comment 15 Jan 2017

Wow, go yo! Wish I was in the deck chair on my ass watching anything but masochistic peeps destroy themselves. Good luck and be the 40%! And then drink a 6er of Longboard for us!!

Comment 02 Oct 2016

Worse yet, it wasn't Butland in goal. Keeper was making his second start but made some great saves.

For some reason, the game did not record all the way and the stream on DirectTV was bad all morning. I missed almost half the game due to it. Joe Allen was on fire for Stoke for the bits I could watch. United played well but have to finish better. Pogba had a couple pops that were lacking. 

Spurs looked good beating City, what a loaded young team. Will be an overly competitive year at the top with pool in form, Spurs, Arse, City, United all looking good. 

Comment 20 Jul 2016

Would agree Mata is gone along with Rojo and probably Blind. Schweini has an offer to go to PSG (let him). I would be fine losing Fellaini as well but think Valencia and Young offer depth in the squad though that may not matter to Jose.

Also heard that James Wilson is being sold along with Keane (Will?). I would hope the other youngsters are given a chance for depth, especially Tyler Blacket and the two you named. 

Wish they had gone for Jose after Moyes, would've made a lot more sense than the LVG days other than being forced to play youngsters thanks to injuries and a lack of depth

Comment 20 Jul 2016

Expensive signing and I hope he ends up being worth it. He is not currently. Jose will be able to get some big players in thanks to his agent Raiola but this fee includes his 20% or should. 

Pogba has the potential to be one of the best CMs in the world and can easily slot into Carrick's spot but think he looks better on the left side and not as a deep holding mid. If Schneiderland is given a chance to live up to his Southampton days as the deep/holding CM then that will help Pogba. He may also take minutes from Rooney at the 10 spot. 

Been a pretty good summer for United. Zlatan will be good for a year or two while also allowing Rashford to stick around. Mihkytarian can play the 10 or be on the right with Martial on the left. Bailly looks like he may be a great partner for Smalling. Would've liked to see them go harder after N'Golo Kante and/or Kroos. Think we have enough offensive type kids but as I said earlier, hopefully Schneiderland gets back to form.

Now who leaves?

Comment 21 Jun 2016

Solid tournament for USMNT, didn't think they'd get to semis so I was pleasantly surprised. May be the last big tournament for Dempsey and Jones, will be missed. Defense stepped up for first four games and is solid for future. Need to find a playmaking mid that can create opportunities for Wood, Morris and other attackers. Bradley needs to drop back to DM. Bedoya is decent and has improved but is not going to be the man. 

Will be interesting to see how much more time JK gets, presume through next World Cup cycle. Needs to keep the youth coming. And leave Jozy home!

Comment 21 Jun 2016

Good to see Beckerman off. Wish Zardes could learn a first touch but he has worked his arse off as usual. Pulisic is playing well but he is getting outmuscled (nice work there though). 

I'm thankful that they don't have Di Maria or Aquero healthy. Ouch! Lavezzi

Comment 21 Jun 2016

Most of their players play on top teams in Europe; ours play in MLS. It's like MLB vs AAA talent level. Messi is the best player in the world, Higuain is a top 10 forward who just set the Italian league scoring record. Masherano plays for Barca and is a top 10 defender. They're world class players going against lesser guys and can do what they want. Pulisic is a potential "next" great player for the US but he is a sub for his European club. Glad to see him in at this point as he brings a spark that we did not have.

Comment 21 Jun 2016

He is one of the better options but it's hard to tell if we have better since he does start most games. Usually better going forward but his decision making has been poor for a few years. Jones helps bail him out.