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Matt de Bear


Canton, MI (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 24 July 2016 | Blog

I am a 2005 graduate of Penn State, and an alumnus of the Penn State Marching Blue Band as well. After spending two years at Victory Bell Rings, and over two at Black Shoe Diaries, I am thrilled to be part of the founding group here at Roar Lions Roar.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2016 B1G Championship Game
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Countpoint: when there was room for him in the class, he was not ready, and PSU had to keep spots open for other guys they felt good with. Obviously things changed with several spots opening, but it's not like Penn State just avoided him.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I honestly think a big part of it is he doesn't necessarily have a natural position. Khaleke Hudson was hurt in a similar way a year ago. With that said, he's a high three-star on the composite, and Rivals actually has him as a four-star kid.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I honestly get the idea of trying to make this final poll a ranking of the best seasons. I don't agree with the reasoning used in Nathan's case, but I understand it. 

Part of this is on the AP for not really defining any type of criteria, so you end up with as many methods as there are voters. 

Fortunately, the AP Poll has zero impact on anything relevant. 

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Just be nice! All four of these guys were more than gracious to share their thoughts with us. Also, Nathan's twitter picture is from the Harbour Town Golf Links and no one that plays golf on Hilton Head is a bad person.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

If you get a chance to go to the B1G tourney, do it. Last chance to see a great old building in Joe Louis Arena before the new one opens in the fall. Yeah, the crowds will suck, but it's a great place to watch a game.