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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 31 May 2017

I can say with relative confidence that Parsons is still a fan of Penn State. Whether that's enough to get him to end up here, I have no idea, but I don't get the sense there's any ill will.

Comment 30 May 2017

That's where I know South Point from! I remember the big deal when Musberger started his radio show from there. Makes sense why they're a bigger name in these early lines, win totals, etc.

I usually come out in March for the basketball tournament, but was there for 3 days last fall the weekend of the Temple game. The high-90s were still brutal, but at least you don't have that humidity!

Comment 30 May 2017

I don't think the Pitt one is too outlandish when you consider what they lost, and their issues defending the pass a year ago. The Michigan one definitely is a head scratcher.

I have never been to South Point on any of my several excursions out to Vegas, but I believe it just based on what most of the places off strip are like. 

I have a good friend whose parents retired in Las Vegas and they love it. It seems like one of those places that you don't think about being a cool place to live until you actually do it.

Comment 26 May 2017

In a way, Barrett is a victim of his own success as a freshman. He has not been the same dynamic player since the broken ankle, IMO. His numbers the last two seasons have still been very good, but I think he still lives off reputation in a lot of ways. Last year especially, he also suffered from a severe lack of anyone to stretch the field consistently. I don't think it's any coincidence either that the entire OSU offense has been mediocre since Tom Herman left for Houston after the 2014 season.

Comment 25 May 2017

With the Big Ten schedule being what it is, there is zero motivation to do any more than what PSU is doing. Heck, given Washington got in the playoff a year ago with a horrible OOC schedule, it's meaningless. With your games, and don't lose to bad teams or get blown out by anyone.

Comment 16 May 2017

It seems doubtful, given Narduzzi's statement. As dumb as he appears to be, it doesn't appear to be a DUI, and none of the charges go above a misdemeanor.