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Buckeye Chuck

Member since 26 March 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant spinning Ken Dorsey into history. Also, my first Michigan game in 1982, though the aftermath had a little to do with me listing it among the best.

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Comment 2 hours ago

It was incredibly loud for that Penn State game. It was very tense throughout because neither team could do anything on offense, so you knew one mistake could be the difference -- which it was. Every time we forced a punt, the crowd would go insane all over again. Tressel must have been so proud.

Comment 09 Feb 2016

A Gasol type would do more good for the Cavs than would a Korver, who seems like a redundant piece to me. They need another large-ish player other than Love who can score. 

Comment 09 Feb 2016

...freaking out over who we didn't sign, screaming rage at the staff b/c they don't share our burning need for the success of the program, complaining that Urban Meyer doesn't under roster management like us and hinting darkly at potentially bad things to come because of this...

I think that's misrepresenting what people here were saying, and you don't do yourself favors by exaggerating in this way. 

Look, it's no secret the staff wanted another elite DT. They didn't get one. Most of us would have preferred they had. Pointing those things out is not "freaking out."

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Hartline redshirted too, didn't he?

This seems like the kind of question you'd ask if next season came and went and he still didn't play, not after he redshirted in a season where virtually all our freshman did the same thing.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

The truly unbreakable records are the ones that would require a fundamental change in the way the game is played. For example, most single-season pitching records in baseball, because workloads are so much less now than when the records were set. 

I don't think the DiMaggio record is unbreakable (even though no one has really come close to it), because the factors that made it possible for him to break it (most notably, that he was a really good player on a really good offense that could give him extra at-bats) could still apply today. The Ripken consecutive games record is theoretically breakable, but it requires three things besides simply avoiding injury: getting to the majors at a young age, staying good enough to play regularly into your late 30s, and deciding early on that breaking the record is something you'd like to try. I doubt it will be broken.

Wilt Chamberlain's single season scoring record is presumably unbreakable, barring someone coming into the NBA who represents as great a quantum leap in being impossible to guard as Wilt did in the late '50s. I'm not sure that's physically possible, though. The young Shaq was that good, but he couldn't stand out the same way in his era. You'd need someone with Shaq's skill level and strength who was also as tall as Manute Bol, and they just don't make human beings that way.

Offhand, I can't think of too many unbreakable football records, though Georgia Tech's 222-0 win over Cumberland seems safe. I guess you never know with Baylor's out-of-conference scheduling, though. 

Comment 29 Jan 2016

I'll always remember them for what they did here, but that doesn't mean I have to keep loving what they do in The Show. Once an ex-Buckeye ends up with the bad guys, I stop rooting for their success.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

I think some of you are downgrading the chances of the Buckeyes going to the NIT. They only need to win 2 more games to clinch a winning season, and I'd be shocked if that's not enough. I believe every Buckeye team that's been postseason-eligible and finished with a winning record has made it to at least the NIT since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

Twenty wins is still a good possibility, but the Bucks would either have to 1) win some conference games that don't seem especially likely based on how this season has gone so far; or 2) go on a run in the NIT. But a 3-6 conference finish, one win in the B1G tournament, and two wins in the NIT would get us to 20. That's not asking for miracles.

Comment 24 Jan 2016

This issue came up back in the '90s when Otis Winston, who originally came to OSU on a track scholarship, started playing basketball too. 

The idea is to prevent schools from using non-revenue sports to augment their football and basketball teams -- which isn't to imply that Wilson, Clark, and Landers aren't legitimate contributors to a legitimate track program.

Comment 23 Jan 2016

What I liked about the Miller interception was that whenever his predecessor, Noah Spence, would drop into coverage, the majority of posters here went absolutely berserk with rage.

I don't know about the most "underrated" play of the 2014 season, but I'd probably pick something from the Penn State game. That was the one we came closest to losing, and one we couldn't have afforded to lose.

Comment 22 Jan 2016

I'm not ripping Urban for not landing Lawrence because this never seemed very doable to me. But when you couple this with the equally predictable failure to get Jackson, it's hard to believe there wasn't a single defensive tackle in Ohio or elsewhere in Big Ten country that wouldn't have been a better investment of everyone's time. 

You can say all you want that "there were no DT prospects in Ohio worth our while." I don't believe it, and I can guarantee you will see some of them playing for good college programs over these next few years.

Find a 3-star and coach him up. It's been known to work.

Comment 22 Jan 2016

I agree, which is why I think it's more prudent to stay in Ohio (or at least the Midwest) and coach up some non-5 star DTs instead of wasting everyone's time on the wild goose chases down south. 

Comment 20 Jan 2016

Back before the bowls, there was a forum thread here about Baker Mayfield's grudge against TCU for supposedly pulling his scholarship offer at virtually the last minute. The consensus in that thread was that Mayfield was a whiner who needed to keep his mouth shut. My point being that outrage on this topic can be a little inconsistent from some people.

This is a bad look, but I'm not just saying that because it's Harbaugh and Michigan. There's too much of it happening these days, and there aren't many elite schools with clean hands. It might be a business, as Jeremy says, but these are the lives and futures of teenagers being screwed with. 

Comment 19 Jan 2016

I think Golden State has created a mold for future championship teams of the NBA.  You get 3 top long range shooters who can also run the floor

WAY easier said than done.