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Afonzai


Chesapeake VA (via Small Town OHIO)

Member since 14 July 2014 | Blog

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1994 OSU Graduate. Entered the US Navy in 1995, still going strong. Love the Buckeyes, like to stay in the know with both Football and Basketball Bucks.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Notre Dame/OSU Fiesta Bowl
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: El Guapo
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dennis Hopson
  • NFL TEAM: Patriots
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Call me crazy, but I believe the loss to VA Tech may have been the best thing to happen to us long term.  What I mean is - it hurt, it stung - we got smacked right in the mouth with a huge serving of humble pie.  Since then, look at what this team is doing.  Would a close win vs. VA Tech done the same thing? Maybe, but the turnaround since then has been incredible, and the extra motivation was a result of that loss.  The Bucks have a legit shot at making the playoffs if we continue to focus on us and handling the teams we face, without letting another VA Tech happen.  I believe this can happen this year and I am very confident it will happen next year with a more confident and mature team.  Go Bucks!

Comment 15 Oct 2014

I too saw it happen real time, scratched my head and thought the announcers would say something with the cameras in tight on the action.  Never thought about it being illegal or anything, just some pain relief from a doc/trainer.  I believe they would be ultra cautious/conservative with all of the media attention over the concussion the week prior.  I have to assume nothing illegal.

Comment 07 Oct 2014

McDonald? Are you joking? I just threw up in my mouth. I'm shocked.  If that is your assessment, then I guess what was said about Russell means absolutely nothing.

Comment 07 Oct 2014

Amir just isn't that bad either.  He has a role on this team, sometimes he excels and sometimes he doesn't.  Someone else taking his spot, I can buy that, but that is not what was said, he claimed McDonald is that guy, I am sorry but I have to disagree.  McDonald is not that someone coming into his fourth/senior year as a Buckeye.  He has improved steadily as a reserve, but I have not seen anything showing he has the talent to push Amir aside as a starter.

Got it, poor choice of words "throwing up" to describe my reaction to the statement of McDonald starting.

Comment 07 Oct 2014

Sorry to make you wait.

2013-14 Stats

Williams, Amir

Games/Starts 35-35; Minutes 809; Min/Gm  23.1; FG 101-169;  FG% . 5 9 8;  FT 71-109; FT% . 6 5 1; Rebounds 203; Rbs/Gm 5.8; Blks 62; Stls 14; Pts 273; Pts/Gm 7.8

McDonald, Trey

Gms/Starts 35-0; Minutes 424; Min/gm 12.1; FG 29-55; FG%. 5 2 7; FT 13-39; FT%. 3 3 3; Rebounds 58; Rbs/Gm 1.7; Blks 17; Stls 7; Pts 71; Pts/Gm 2.0

I know everyone loves to hate on Amir, but he is the best big we got and has been a starter since he was a Soph.  He also improves each and every year.  Maybe not turning out to be the 5 start stud everyone was hoping for, but he is well ahead of McDonald.  McDonald will get his time and play some good minutes.  I also believe Lee is going to play a major role with some time in the middle with a smaller lineup, but I have to hold judgement on that because I have not seen him play.

Comment 07 Oct 2014

I'm sorry, but if McDonald is the best we have, its going to be a long year.  He has gotten better, each and every year.  Played some valuable reserve time last year and has showed much improvement.  I just think predicting McDonald a starter after watching some drills in practice is quite a stretch.

Comment 06 Oct 2014
Well I would have to disagree with your assessment of Matta's assessment. It's way too early to make any judgment like that and post it. Its the first week of practice.
Comment 01 Oct 2014

I really don't care what Urban said and think its silly for us to speculate he was implying anything, I believe it was an unfair and BS question.  We are four games into the 2014 season.  JT has surpassed most if not all expectations of a first year player, and still has a lot to prove.  We are watching a completely different offense under JT, which is very exciting to me and probably everyone else which is why this question is out there.  Let the game be played and enjoy what we are witnessing.  Next year will come and we will get to enjoy another football season, probably with a different flavor again with new faces making great plays.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

Understand what you are saying here; however, JT could actually get hurt at some point and Cardale is our man.  Also, JT has made it very easy for me to forget about Braxton.  Loved watching Braxton play, but its something about JT and his unknown abilities/capabilities that really makes it exciting to watch him develop.  There is always someone waiting their turn to step up.  We have been blessed with someone more ready than imagined.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

I completely disagree with this comment with all due respect.  Grant made a lot of plays and I was very pleased with his performance.  He was not ineffective (typical) by any means, especially if he was being "chipped" and taking away a blocker as you point out. Why the hate?

Comment 28 Jul 2014

Mr. Birmingham,

How big of an impact is a football player's high school senior season?  These kids have only been evaluated on early high school year production and summer camps.  In my opinion, there is still a lot to prove.  Thoughts?