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alust2013


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The overtime field goal by Devin Barclay that sent us to the Rose Bowl after the 2009 season. One of my favorite games I got to see in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ryan Shazier
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Colts
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets... I guess
  • NBA TEAM: Pass
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: I watch real football

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Apr 2014

I think part of the reason people get on Matta's back about a down year here or there is because we are used to football, where there are a lot more available players, and replacing one player on a basketball team is like replacing four or more on a football team (1/5 of a lineup vs 1/22). Basketball is just a more volatile sport in general, where Kentucky can not get to the sweet sixteen from 2006-2009, then do really well in 2010-11, dominate the tournament and win it all in 2012, and then lose in the first round of the NIT the next year, only to be back in the title game another year later. Plus, Ohio State fans were spoiled by the crazy number of BCS bowls that we went to in that era, which was way more than anyone else.

Comment 05 Apr 2014

Haha, I like that Spence got a sack even though he wasn't allowed to. I am thoroughly pleased to hear that the defense is doing well, which should mean good things for us if it carries through the season, even if the offense is less consistent without the experienced line and El Guapo.

Comment 05 Apr 2014

I think they honestly kinda forget about the TEs during games. Heuerman should have a minium of 35 catches this year, given his status as the 2nd best/most experienced returning target

Comment 04 Apr 2014

I bet Owens takes it. If UM has a statue of an OSU athlete on their campus, you know he did something darn impressive. And his shredding of Hitler's racial ideals in the Berlin olympics was even better.

Comment 04 Apr 2014

Haha, pretty much. I work in the chemistry field, so I was not happy about that either.

Comment 01 Apr 2014

There is a cavalry, it can shoot jumpers, and it is coming. Worry not.

Lol, this has got to be the quote of the day. 

Also, the Indians won their season opener and are statistically eliminated from the playoffs.

Comment 31 Mar 2014

It sucks that one slightly off game can do that. If they could have played anything like they did in the home Wisky game consistently, which I suppose was a particularly great game for an excellent team, they would have laughed their way through the tournament and won the title like everyone knew they should have.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

I get what he is saying, but I don't like the way he said it. What Meyer has done so far, is pretty elite, and he is being paid as such. It's not like being paid $5 million a year sucks, nor does being 6th in the country in salary. Both of those say elite. However, a national championship is even a bit more than that, so I get what he is saying, it just kinda sounded like he was bashing Meyer. 

CW823, the idea of winning a championship every year is pretty absurd. I wouldn't watch football if I couldn't enjoy it without a championship. Also, Matta has done a pretty darn great job in the time he has been here, and has had the most success since Fred Taylor. He would have a championship from 07 if he hadn't had to play one of the most ridiculous college teams in recent memory in the title game, and the 2010-11 squad was clearly the best team in the country basically the whole season and even on a very off night barely lost to Kentucky. He also has the built in disadvantage of being at a football school. Places like Duke and UNC and Kansas and Indiana have a lot easier of a time getting top recruits than OSU, and Matta still gets some big names and does well. There is no other school in the country that has been as consistently good at both big sports as OSU in the past decade, so I don't see what's to complain about. 

Comment 21 Mar 2014

After OSU lost, I just wanted as much chaos as possible in the tournament, and so far it has not disappointed. I can't figure out how Duke either wins the national title or loses to a 14 seed or higher seemingly every year. There doesn't seem to be much middle ground with them.

Comment 21 Mar 2014

Great article. I think Craft has been due the praise he has gotten. It's no secret that he doesn't have the best jump shot, but what else does he do that isn't very good? He plays much like Rajon Rondo does, taking what's given to him, but mostly dishing out assists, getting steals and generally annoying the opposition with his defense. I think he at least deserves a solid look in the NBA, perhaps on a team like the Thunder, where he would have Westbrook, who I think is more of a SG than a PG, and Durant to feed for the scoring, while adding 8-10 points a game. I'd love to watch that.