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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 24 Feb 2018

No one is making an assumptions. But the only link between Penn State and any of this as of now is DJ Newbill's name appearing on a list, with no context, from the year he signed with this agency. Thamel's reporting didn't even mention his name in the story, or any other article that has been published to this point. Call me crazy, but I don't exactly expect them to be saving the big bombshell of Penn State baskeball's involvement for a big reveal down the road.

Comment 23 Feb 2018

I'll practically guarantee this came after he graduated. The list is from the agency that represents him, and it is relatively common for those guys to loan or advance some cash to players when they sign to help them with various expenses.

Also Chambers isn't going anywhere anyway.

Comment 13 Feb 2018

I get the angst, but it's a tricky process. There are certain years where we only have 4 B1G home games, and need 3 OOC home games to pay the bills. Add on top of that you play in a division with three other top-15, or better teams, and you don't want to kill yourself. 

If you're going to play lower level FBS teams, I can at least appreciate bringing in some new faces rather than Akron or Kent State.

Comment 06 Jan 2018

This is a very big year for a number of offensive linemen. That jump from second year to third year is the time a lot of guys tend to take a big step. That includes players like Gellerstedt, Menet, and even Will Fries. Add in a couple of RS freshmen (Holmes, Miranda) that should be capable of at least situational snaps, and the depth suddenly feels better. The big part though is those guys actually taking that next step.