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Matt de Bear

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Canton, MI (via Columbus, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

I am a 2005 graduate of Penn State, and an alumnus of the Penn State Marching Blue Band. Part of the founding group of Roar Lions Roar in 2016.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2016 B1G Championship Game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Paul Posluszny
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Tim Frazier
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 01 Apr 2020

There are obviously significant health/safety concerns that will drive all of this ultimately. I worry even about games without fans, given how easily this spread across the NBA. That's a liability thing that I'm sure no school/conference/league wants to take on. 

I'm sure there are dozens of contingency plans being discussed at high levels, this was just one that seemed to jump out to me as seemingly feasible from a "enough time to get treatments, etc. in place" perspective, and from a logistical standpoint.

Comment 31 Mar 2020

As the rules currently stand, it seems likely he'd have to sit out a year. However, by the time the season rolls around, it's anyone's guess what his status will be. The "one-time transfer" rule seems to be picking up steam, so a change to that wouldn't be at all surprising.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

My feelings on the star system are well documented around here. Are they perfect? Hardly, but I think we're more inclined to remember the 5-stars that don't pan out than those that do, as well as the 3-star kids that blow up once they hit college.

Micah Parsons, Miles Sanders, Saquon Barkley, Chris Godwin, Mike Gesicki, and Yetur Gross-Matos are all recent examples of highly recruited/ranked players that did just fine, and some, at PSU.

With Slade specifically, he was beat out by Journey Brown, a player that was criminally underrated for a litany of reasons, as well as a pair of top-100ish players in Devyn Ford and Noah Cain. Not sure that's an indictment of the ranking system, so much as it is he was beat out by other guys who were similarly talented.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

I'll always have fond memories of that game/play. One, it was just so crazy, and I was a little buzzed watching it at home with some friends before the OSU-PSU game that evening. Secondly, and I wrote about this a couple years ago after my dad passed, but his response to a text I sent after it happened will stay with me forever. I offered to drive back home to give him a hug, don't get a response for like 2-3 hours, and then he comes back with "stay the hell away from me."