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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Ohio State v. Miami
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 27 Jul 2014

My broken record thoughts:

Top flight recruits rarely commit early. 

Offer lists are more important than stars. 

Lower star guys often have a lot of drive and want to prove people wrong. 

Lower star recruits are often victims of circumstance due to geography and quality of competition and are thus difficult to evaluate.

We have solid commits doing work as we speak. 

One or two key commits can start the avalanche again. 

Urban always closes well. 

I am not worried.

Comment 09 Jun 2014

I tire of the redundancy of these comments.  If you have watched tOSU recruiting for the last ten years than you know the lesser star players have meant so much and many 5stars have struggled, go back and look at aj hawk versus mike d'andrea (sorry Mike I know injuries cut short your career).  But that's the tip of the iceberg.

I think there is a high likelihood that Grant Schmidt will be a better college player than Seantrel Henderson or about a hundred of other underachieving me first OL.  There is something to be said about character and coachability.

The 2014 NFL drafts had about 15 three stars taken in the first round.

Again so tired of hearing these negative things about someone you don't know about.  If the scouts, rivals and 247 people were better at their jobs (not to say they don't do a great job, which they do) they would be on a college teams staff and not writing online.  I think it's fair to say a diamond in the rough could be found somewhere the scouts arent looking.  Ever hear of Neon Boudeaux?


Comment 16 May 2014

Thank you, I knew there was a page somewhere.  Now I know, and knowing is half the battle

Comment 16 May 2014

I always jock Jerry Lucas, but him and Havlicek have to be up there in greatest duos.  A sleeper duo I enjoyed was Delonte West and Jameer Nelson on St. Joes.  Delonte West sure was a character, I found the gif of him wet willying Gordon Hayward but I can't figure out how to attach it, I know its been asked many times but how do I put them in?


Comment 10 May 2014

I was heartbroken but not surprised.  As I posted in other threads, and I apologize to beat a dead horse, but the Bengals have repeatedly spurned former Buckeyes only to take players on teams and in conferences that have been the villain to Ohioans.  It is a peculiar practice (Maualuga instead of Laurinaitis, Chris Perry instead of Gamble, Leon Hall, Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, Darqueeze Denard, a fun exercise would be to see how many more can be named like I've said before that's without really trying) and while several of these picks cannot be argued with because of results it is still maddening to me (there are also a horde of FA signings too of other players that specifically stick in the craw of us Buckeyes, see Mays, Taylor and Nelson, Reggie).  If all things are equal (or even 80% equal) like they were in the Hyde Hill fiasco you would think the Bengals execs and Mike Brown specifically would be greedy and choose to sell more tickets and jerseys (how many Hyde jerseys sell immediately versus an LSU back? gotta be enough to pay for his rookie contract almost).

Perhaps someone a little older than I could chime in here but I remember there being issues between the Brown family and the Buckeyes that may have precipitated this (I know the Browns had an issue with Modell too).

Comment 08 May 2014

I'd gladly take dissapointment of Ginn and Kumerow over the reality that the Bengals have drafted Chris Perry, Rey Maualauga, Leon Hall, Carlos Dunlap, Andre Caldwell and have Taylor Mays and Reggie Nelson (thats seven buckeye killers without even thinking I have to root for).  It's like a SEC USC team, yuk.  Give me Roby, Hyde or Shazier, PLEASE do not take Taylor Lewan or Tajh Boyd (although he isn't so bad) or Darqueeze Denard.

Comment 08 May 2014

I like all the fat security guards on segues.  America is full of fatties so it's not much of a stretch that a supermarket in Florida (Tallahassee especially) would require a half dozen 300 pound security guards on segues to protect the food.  And now Carrabas is offering free refills on pasta too just like Olive Garden! I wish I could invent an unobtrusive artery declogger (don't steal my idea guys)

Comment 08 May 2014

How's that?  I'm confused?  I only have 4 years of eligibility and am 30 with a bad back, presuming I never get hit and they let me use my rocket skates I'm the next big thing, but that still leaves three years.  When are you arriving?

Comment 26 Apr 2014

Interesting graph.  It did raise some questions in my head, specifically where is Tate's health?  Is there a chance he will redshirt because of his inability to get to full speed on top of him being a freshman?  Second why is Marc Loving's projected minutes so low (16 minutes a game)?  I'm hoping Loving's offense will evolve from March to November and he will need to be on the floor a lot.  Has anything happened in your eyes that would contradict that logic?

Thanks for the info, definitely got the brain juice squishing.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

It's a formidable stings the nostrils, in a good way...I've gotta tell you that smells like pure gasoline.

ha, love it

Comment 02 Apr 2014

I prefer Dr. K, 4 12 packs for 9 dollars, can't beat that price.  Dr. K should sponsor the college playoff.

Comment 02 Apr 2014

really tough schedule going forward.  If you look to the strength of schedule, like Woody Paige does, then we have our work cut out for us.  Fingers crossed.

Comment 02 Apr 2014

Unfortunately that was the first. Diesel infamous beginning to having the upvote responsibility

Comment 01 Apr 2014

That Diesel Washington link was dirty pool.  I had no idea who you were referring to so I clicked the link and yikes.  April fools on me

Comment 31 Mar 2014

I love the comment "he might still be there."  Perhaps they just laid new sod right over top of him.  Jokingly it did look like he just jumped off a ten story building and landed there, kersplat.  And oh my goodness the RIP gravestone next to him, who made this?  I don't know if I would appreciate a kid having made this because of his unique and in tune perspective on the situation or some cantankerous elderly fellow like myself (north of 27 yrs old) who just stinks at graphic design (I know ms paint is tough and I can't do any better, plus I'm not that clever).  I just love this all around.

Gardner did play a helluva game though, but when it mattered Tyvis Powell > Devin Gardner

Comment 30 Mar 2014

So much of this debate centers around the notion that incoming freshman trying to decide on a school cannot account for which players will leave early and schools don't know what players will become.  Nobody was complaining when we got Shannon Scott, he was a great talent, he may be a world beater next year.  Amir was a high school AA just like Scott.  If every team in the country would have whiffed on the same player (and I don't think Amir is anywhere near the lost cause everyone else thinks he is, he just needs a ping pong paddle to hand transplant) then how can Matta be held accountable for that.  Throw in your Adreian Paynes and Trae Jacksons (guys I'm pretty sure never would have been Buckeyes anyways) and it's obvious that recruiting is such an inexact science.  Maybe Fred Taylor should've recruited Oscar Robertson harder.  Maybe we should've recruited Gordon Hayward or Norris Cole or Russ Smith or whomever.

You hope for the best prepare for the worst.  But mainly you have to get a little lucky sometime.  Do you guys really think Thad and Urban won't bring us a NC in the next five years?  Haven't we been just a good bounce or two away the last few years (what if Noah and Horford leave a year early and Oden Conley doesn't have to play them, what if West Virginia doesn't lose to woeful Pitt in 07 and we face them instead of LSU for the NC, or Turner or Sullinger comes back one more year et al.)