Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Cleveland, OH
Biography:native of Pensacola - MA from LSU (grad. asst. with band), former band director at Louisville (still follow UL sports as well), Ph.D. from Illinois - now teach at a small college in Cleveland
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Occupation:college professor
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Registered on:11/29/2009
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This is by Tom Verducci, perhaps the dean of national baseball writers. He compares Skenes starting the All-Star game to Mark Fidrych starting the game in 1976, and includes stats showing that Skenes arguably has the best start to his career of any pitcher in MLB history. [link=(https://www.si...
Nice article about how much different thing are in Omaha this year without LSU fans. [link=(https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/40388675/mcws-2024-jell-o-shot-challenge-records-rocco-update)]LINK[/link] :geauxtigers: ...
Yeah...I was a little surprised to see that he's still on the list. I guess the thinking is that a top prospect could be bouncing back and forth between the majors and triple A in his first year, although I imagine Skenes will stick. The #2 prospect, Jackson Holliday, a shortstop for Baltimore, wa...

Updated list of top 50 MLB prospects

Posted by TigerCard on 5/22/24 at 8:48 pm
This is from ESPN+. Guess who's No. 1.... :geauxtigers: [quote]1. Paul Skenes, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates My No. 2 overall prospect in the preseason Top 100, the only negative parts of Skenes' scouting report for the last year-plus have either been searching for holes (his fastball shape wasn'...
This is a great article on Skenes, both his talent and his maturity, and the thinking behind how the Pirates have been handling his progression. [link=(https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/40108333/mlb-paul-skenes-pittsburgh-pirates-debut-top-prospect-ace)]LINK[/link] [quote]"What we're seeing...

Shaq always reppin' LSU

Posted by TigerCard on 5/6/24 at 11:46 pm
Watching Inside the NBA after the Minnesota/Denver game. They showed a highlight featuring Naz Reid and Shaq says "Get 'em, LSU. Get 'em, LSU.". Always a Tiger.......
There was an article in today's Washington Post about Dylan Crews. He was out for a couple of weeks with an injury and is struggling a bit as he adjusts to professional pitching. The article is behind a paywall, but here's a link for anyone who can access it. [link=(https://www.washingtonpost.c...

re: Brian Kelly Kisses The Ring

Posted by TigerCard on 4/6/24 at 7:15 pm
Don't follow the news much, do you?...
[quote]He was great in college. I don’t understand how kicking field goals would be any different in the NFL. [/quote] I think he was trying too hard to take his preparation and technique to a new level when he got here, and he admitted as much himself. He felt like that he, as a highly-drafted...
The Browns still think he can be a good kicker for them down the road. Hope they're right.... [link=(https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2024/03/why-the-browns-brought-back-cade-york-about-those-greg-newsome-ii-trade-rumors-and-more-browns-insider.html)]LINK[/link]...
[quote]You really believe the time in-between the loss and the press conference is the only time posts like that were made? I know you don't believe that.[/quote] EXACTLY!! This is what our players were referring to: the cesspool that is social media. I'm sure this is just a representative s...
[quote]Nothing against Reese but she came here for money. she’s good at what she does, I have nothing against her. But the way Caitlyn plays and reps Iowa. She’s the greatest that will ever do it and she’s the underdog against all these NIL super teams. And she’s just incredibly exciting to watch. I...

re: White House disses Easter

Posted by TigerCard on 3/31/24 at 9:05 pm
These are the same rules that have been in place for 45 years, including during the Trump administration situation. All this false outrage is completely bogus and manufactured ...

re: That play looked familiar

Posted by TigerCard on 3/29/24 at 9:22 pm
I was just about to say the same thing. A good memory .... ...
This is a great article, by one of the best and most respected sportswriters in the business. Sally Jenkins goes out of her way to dismiss the easy media caricatures of Mulkey. Here's the opening paragraph: [quote]It’s hard to argue that someone who wears boa-feathered cuffs and spangles like s...
According to Sports Illustrated, the proposal would move the December signing day up to early in the month and add a summer signing period so players could sign their LOI if they're sure of their decision and put recruiting behind them before they enter their senior season. February signing date wo...

re: I've just watched No Kin To Me

Posted by TigerCard on 2/1/24 at 1:47 pm
[quote]Willie Simms was the best first person off the bench in the country[/quote] If I remember correctly, Willie Simms went on to play pro ball in Israel....

re: I've just watched No Kin To Me

Posted by TigerCard on 1/31/24 at 9:31 pm
I was at LSU from 78-81 and saw Rudy, Dwayne Scales, Ethan Martin, Greg "Cookie Man" Cook and the rest of those great players. It was an exciting time to be a Tiger basketball fan! :geauxtigers:...
If he sees his future in the NFL, this would actually be a good entry-level job. Stefanski puts a fair amount of emphasis on the TE position, and Rees would learn a lot and , if he does a good job, build some cred as a solid NFL assistant....
Here's an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about this. Looks like it's a pretty serious possibility. [link=(https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2024/01/browns-working-towards-hiring-tommy-rees-former-alabama-oc-as-tight-ends-coach.html)]LINK[/link]...