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Valley of the Sun (via C-bus)

Member since 20 March 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: All the wins, some of the losses.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All the Offensive Linemen
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: FK Pelister, FK Partizan, Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 31 Dec 2015

It's amazing how folks can overlook just how blessed we are as a University to have probably two of the better, if not the best, young coaching minds in football and basketball. They get it. And the football coach we had prior wasn't all too shabby either. He woke us up to our potential greatness, and brought us a natty for craps and giggles.

Sports, like life, aren't about cheap thrills. You have to love the trials, the pain, the growth, which lead to the final success. You have to acknowledge the fall, but understand there is hope and keep your mind on the end game. That's what it means to be a fan, a supporter, a servant.  If you're in it just for the endorphin rush, then get the rock out of town because you're selfish. You gotta love these kids, because they're your kids. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the student fan base is having a blast. They're involved and they're part of the team. I wish I had this environment while I went to TheOSU. I loved the Bucks but it just wasn't there. Coop/Ayers IMHO were GREAT coaches and men, but they just didn't get some things. I just don't think they understood the pot of gold they were standing on. And, that's ok, a lot of us don't in life. You try again...

We've had trials in both programs, and in both we've seen amazing growth and victory. If you can't/won't acknowledge or see this elephant in the room.... well then there's a nice academic institution up north that can use some extra fans to fill in the stands. Because it is EXACTLY their selfish and arrogant attitude that has brought them down from a place of glory (yes, I'm secure enough in my Buckeye-ality to state this) to the dregs of athletic culture.

Comment 29 Dec 2015

My gut tells me that MSU will, at least, make a game out of it. That's just how Dantonio rolls. He's taken the reigns from theJPTressel in creating these defensively heavy teams, with unexciting, yet annoyingly, effective offenses that beat you in a way that leave you scratching your head while conjuring up childhood trauma and latent, alchoholic tendencies... it's almost sadistic.

I'm rooting for the BIG, but this year I'm not as happy about it because the way MSU got in the playoffs just doesn't sit right with me for some reason. They were given the invite by the committee as well as ScUM and THEOSU. #dantonio'sscowl

Comment 19 Dec 2015

They seem to be playing pretty well right now.

Still can't believe people want Matta fired because we aren't playing well one two seasons?

I guarantee we see a vastly improved team by end of season.

Comment 18 Dec 2015

It's astounding to me that some people believed that Fickell somehow took a back seat to Ash in running that defense. It's a testament to how well they worked together in seeing how dominant that Defense was from last year's playoff run through this season.

Having said this. If I was Coach Fick. Man I would be so stoked to have the opportunity to work with Coach Schiano. I would, literally, hand over the reigns for the 2-3 years max (let's be realistic) that Schiano would be here just to learn something more and further perfect my craft.

It's good to be a Buckeye ladies and gents.

Comment 17 Dec 2015

Hi guys -

Our basketball program is not our football program. Matta has had us contenting for the BIG pretty much every year and, at least, Sweet 16 able those years as well. We haven't had this much success in basketball since the 60s.

Another thing we need to consider. We have, for all intents and purposes, the best basketball league in the nation. Where the other schools lag in football, they are powerhouses in basketball.

So I'm not ready to do something dumb and call for Matta's head over kids transfering.