Your Carrier Classic Open Thread

By 11W Staff on November 9, 2012 at 6:45p
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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Season opener, boys! what a cool scene...Bucks 75-59...O-H!

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

kr66osu's picture

I don't even expect much from this year, but I'm still really excited for this season for some reason

Tim's picture

Always hard to start a new season when I remember how close we were last year and how long it took for that team to come together.
That said, I'm really excited for this team and some up-tempo basketball.

David Sokol's picture

Amedeo in street clothes

NoVA Buckeye's picture

He looks like Napoleon Dynamite.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Kennywayne34's picture

Tried to UPvote wrong button. Gosh dangit

buckeyefanatic's picture

I up voted to counter. :)

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

CALPOPPY's picture

And I up voted to get to the point where we would have been without fat fingers.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I hate when that happens haha

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

SC Buckeye's picture

I saw him and I honestly didn't know who he was because I didn't follow the recruiting class.  The group that I was sitting with collectively, and so did I, thought that he was a "special" kid that was "helping out" with the team; sortof an honorary manager.

thatlillefty's picture

Hells yes. Let's play some ball!

Tim's picture

Thompson in the starting 5.  Ross off the bench for instant offense, I like it.

thatlillefty's picture

Thompson getting the start!!! Hell yea. I wanna see some dunks!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Ravenel over Amir. Going with the senior.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Pam's picture

This is very cool

thatlillefty's picture

Not gonna lie... this is without a doubt the corniest intro to a ball game i've ever seen.
Is the music supposed to be Top Gun-esque?

dbit's picture

Looks to be a decent amount of scarlet in the stands.  I like it!

coloradobuckeye's picture

Two goals: buckeye win, and Aaron Craft does not go overboard!

Let your hobbies and interests supplement your life, not be the main course.

bucknut8's picture

channel for cable? Im not findingit anywhere.

#Buckeyes

thatlillefty's picture

NBC Sports Network

Bish's picture

1323 Time Warner

bucknut8's picture

for some reason, not picking up the game! uh.............

#Buckeyes

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

shiiiiiiiiiit this condensation might get annoying

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

thatlillefty's picture

we didn't see this "condensation issue" coming?

dbit's picture

They need a "basketball zamboni"

rdubs's picture

Need a fan at court level

Tim's picture

Thad Matta can barely walk, don't criticize him for not wiping the floor!

JLBNYC's picture

I was thinking the same thing

Kennywayne34's picture

They should have this out in the dessert. Oh wait

wside buck's picture

this is a disaster

Tim's picture

Yeah, might even be a worse start than the football team's first quarter against Miami.

Braxton2Devin's picture

It's kinda weird watchin the Marquette players help wipe the court

dja.ohio's picture

Being the Navy, I would have expected the court to be wiped in a more disciplined manner.

wside buck's picture

they need a crew with big mops that run up and down the floor every 2 mins

Tim's picture

They're going to have to dry the floor at every TV timeout...

JLBNYC's picture

im not so sure they should play under these conditions. If the condensation comes right back, its going to be dangerous. 

kr66osu's picture

This doesn't look good. They should just call off the game if it's that big of an issue

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lol, Thad: "Aaron Craft gave me a dissertation on what's goin' on."

wside buck's picture

they need to play this during the day. the condensation is so bad at night

thatlillefty's picture

we don't need a weather guy... have Aaron Craft explain what's going on
seriously though... i'm wondering if we're going to play this game.

wside buck's picture

It is way too dangerous out there. They should not play

kr66osu's picture

Terrible decision to have this at night

wibuckeye's picture

I think it should be called off.  We don't need anyone hurt.

WIBUCKEYE

Braxton2Devin's picture

Really? Did this not come across their minds once when they were planning this game out?

wibuckeye's picture

Does Nike have some stikum?
 

WIBUCKEYE

kr66osu's picture

PLEASE just call it off! It's not worth a serious injury just to have one cool game

thatlillefty's picture

i think Gene is calling it...

wibuckeye's picture

Gene Smith says let's play.  Another brilliant call by the AD.

WIBUCKEYE

Braxton2Devin's picture

This is kinda, sorta, possibly, why they play basketball indoors.
Sorry for my cynical attitude.
 

dja.ohio's picture

Casual Gene Smith in the middle of the confab.

Melissa's picture

Don't risk it. Not worth players getting injured.

wibuckeye's picture

Good thing ESPN is not airing, they would say play now, we've sold advertising for this specifically.

WIBUCKEYE

osubuckeye4life's picture

C'mon man! Talk about lack of planning.

Tim's picture

Gotta cancel this.  Play tomorrow during the day?

wibuckeye's picture

We don't need a Wounded Players Project.

WIBUCKEYE

kr66osu's picture

Come on you have to postpone or cancel this, this is really dangerous

Earle's picture

Condensation Classic.

Just say no to italics abuse.

thatlillefty's picture

are we going to play half court?

Kennywayne34's picture

I needed this tonight dammmitt

wibuckeye's picture

This game has cluster written all over it.

WIBUCKEYE

Kennywayne34's picture

Play scrubs to test!! I keed I keed

Tim's picture

Titus just tweeted that they should play the walk-ons for the first minutes  and see if it's ok haha.

Squirrel Master's picture

Not going to happen. Shame but I am not interested in watching them either wipe the floor for 10 minutes every timeout or an injured player! Time to watch other games I guess. 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

VHX7's picture

Call the game. We don't need to see anyone get injured in what is really a meaningless regular season opener.

wibuckeye's picture

What's the NCAA and insurance companies have to say about this?

WIBUCKEYE

osubuckeye4life's picture

Players "We'll play anyone, anytime in any weather."
Coaches "This is not good."
 

Squirrel Master's picture

Gene Smith: Not the best AD but a damn fine court whisperer!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

SilverBulletNYC's picture

This is SO STUPID!

The South will NOT rise again!

wibuckeye's picture

We don't need O-H oh no.

WIBUCKEYE

Tim's picture

Just run Dave every play.  No fancy zone-reads and passing the ball tonight.

kr66osu's picture

20 minute delay?? JUST CALL IT UGH

osubuckeye4life's picture

A 20 minute delay, how is that going to help??!? Isn't it going to get cooler?

wibuckeye's picture

I'm not a meterologist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

WIBUCKEYE

Squirrel Master's picture

I still don't know why, A)they have the court near the water. Isn't an ACC huge? and B) don't they have lifts for the jets to come up onto main deck that they could have built the floor on. Maybe be able to lower it down into the ACC to protect against this type of thing? 
I love the idea, I hate the setup!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

JKH1232's picture

THe lifts are tiny compared to a basketball court.  Also,  Yorktown's hangar deck is full of aircraft and other artifacts- it's a museum down there, and there's no where to put them.
Also, I highly doubt the lifts on Yorktown even *work*, and if they did, there may not be any power for them.

Squirrel Master's picture

all good points. I don't know anything about ACC except they are huge. I did forget about possible planes being on board. Still, could have come up with a better plan. Anything than a court right near the water. 
Have you been on board or just knowledgable?
 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Kennywayne34's picture

Honey Crafter don't give a shit

osubuckeye4life's picture

I think this might be the first weather delay in a basketball game ever.

kr66osu's picture

Syracuse/SDSU got postponed too!

wside buck's picture

The court needs to be the same temperature as the air outside for the condensation to stop forming. That could take awhile if the temp keeps dropping

thatlillefty's picture

that someone smarter was Aaron Craft

Tim's picture

If it gets 20 degrees or so colder, the court will be solid and there won't be any problems!

osubuckeye4life's picture

Man, those shots look sick!!!! Damn, bad planning!

kr66osu's picture

They really went way too far with these military games this year

osubuckeye4life's picture

I wonder what time they would tip if the decided to play this tomorrow?

kr66osu's picture

I doubt they'll do that since both teams play on Sunday

dbit's picture

As much as I want to watch this game, it would be awful to see someone go down with a big time injury from slipping.  This has "ACL - out for season" written all over it. I sincerely hope that is not the case

LABuckeye's picture

They should have held it on the west coast like last year. Less air moisture. It would still be daylight. There are a few sprinkles around today, though.

Buckeyejason's picture

THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS!! This is why you don't have basketball games on open roof ships! Especially in that area!

BUCKEYES BABY!

LABuckeye's picture

If they had it during the day, what happens if a pelican or a gull poops on someone's face in the middle of a layup?

DetroitBuckeye's picture

This is why you make sure that the floors are heated, the same reason why hockey arenas in the south are cooled.  They had the technology to do it and it was an oversight.

 
partisan's picture

Aaron's dad turned into hank hill for the beginning of that interview
 
"boy ill tell ya what"

Buckeyejason's picture

LOL ^
"I'll tell you what, damnit it Bobby get that out of ladybirds mouth!"

BUCKEYES BABY!

wibuckeye's picture

Good night everyone.  Drive home safely.  Remember to tip your servers.

WIBUCKEYE

BeijingBucks's picture

Our tax dollars at work...

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

Tim's picture

Wanted to watch this game so badly tonight...  It's the right call, though.

VHX7's picture

Good. I hope they never do this Carrier Classic shit again. Knowing how the people who organize this stuff though, they'll just increase the amount again and make 5 of them.

Michael's picture

"Almost impossible to plan for?"
Really? Doesn't it get cold every night?

VHX7's picture

The best way to plan for it is to not have a game on a goddamn boat in the first place.

Braxton2Devin's picture

This whole idea was stupid. If it's at night, of course there's gonna be some condensation. I'm just kinda upset because if they do play this game tomorrow, I won't be able to see it....

VHX7's picture

No way this game gets played at any time. Both teams have games on Sunday and then road trips to early-season tournaments next week. Not happening.

johnblairgobucks's picture

can they at least play a game of P.I.G for fun/bragging rights?

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wow they just ruined a bunch of people's nights, especially the fans who made it out to the game. Stupid idea to have this game at night.

kr66osu's picture

What a disaster

Tim's picture

Well, at least Pittsburgh-Connecticut is on.  Oh wait, they're playing football.

Braxton2Devin's picture

@VHX7 -- you're right. I was really looking forward to this game, because it wasn't a classic cupcake game scheduled for the first game of the season. Stupidly planned game. 

bucknut24's picture

Which ever team give the most signatures wins!!!!  Go Bucks!

kr66osu's picture

Terrible way to start the season, complete waste of money and time.
I was looking forward to this ever since it was announced, this is so disappointing

Ohio1St81's picture

Wow, I'm really proud to have Aaron Craft represent my university. 

bucknut24's picture

Aaron is such a class act.  Love the guy.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Craft badger signing autographs and answering questions like a boss.
WTH was with the camera when he was saying hello to his brother overseas?

Squirrel Master's picture

Half court, game of 21 for the win! Make it take it!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Just heat the floor and this all gets solved, I like the idea of playing a game outside I just don't know why they have to do it on a boat.  If they wanted to do something with the military couldn't they have just done it on a base as in like NOT OVER THE WATER.

 
osubuckeye4life's picture

Amir says "I'm thankful to be here and support our country".
What he means, "I'm thankful for your service and I can't wait to get off this boat".

SEC BUCKEYE's picture

I would like to see a game on an outside court not on a boat

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Max Power's picture

Couldn't the floor have been designed so that neither end was close to the water? I know it's a ship, but it seemed like there was more room where the bleachers were and even behind them. Who would've thought that playing a basketball game on the ocean in 40 degree weather could cause condensation on a wood floor?

Max Power's picture

It was a conspiracy to keep OSU from winning a game in SEC country!

Squirrel Master's picture

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Ohio1St81's picture

Call me cynical, but I fully expect people mock/blame Ohio State for this. Our old friend Pat Forde lambasted Northwestern and Illinois for the game at Wrigley that could only play to one endzone. 

Squirrel Master's picture

Now that was a dumb choice. Not sure if the Universities should get blamed but they didn't even think about the proximity to the wall? Just dumb.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

osubuckeye4life's picture

They should have moved the tip time up a few hours or had a fall back plan to play at The Citadel.
 

Alice in Aggieland's picture

They did, actually, in case of rain. The dumb decision to delay the game for an hour made it impossible for them to move to the Citadel in time.

BSTP DeCon's picture

The only thing I really hate about the outcome was the fact that the announcer was saying how the players were telling the coaches that they could play and it was alright. Then, Matta comes on after the decision was made saying that the players were even saying that it was too slippery to play on...

VHX7's picture

I think the announcers and NBCSN were butthurt that they didn't get to do a game.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I heard Matta say that the Marquette kids didn't want to play.  Never heard him say his didn't.

DaveCHS's picture

The backup plan in case of rain was McAlister Field House ( the Citadel's arena). Guess it was too difficult to move things there after the game had started.

Weren't there some condensation problems in San Diego last year? Obviously not as bad, but I seem to remenber them wiping down the floor a few times.

VHX7's picture

I remember a few problems, but they weren't nearly is bad. The only player I remember falling in that game was MSU's Dawsen, and that was because of the deathtrap decals all over the floor, not condensation.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

That was uh...anticlimactic.