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Buckeye Chuck

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  • 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 30 Apr 2015

I don't want to hear the "no room" excuse, because King didn't make a final choice; all he did was make a cut to his top five. Do ALL of the named schools have open spots for fall 2016, as of now? Somehow I tend to doubt it.

Bottom line is the Buckeyes would not have accepted the Micah Potter commitment had they truly believed they were in on superior prospects. 

People can keep pretending all is well, but may of those same people spent a good two years promoting King as the key to the turnaround of the program. Now that he's given us the brushoff as emphatically as Carlton Bragg, we're being told "no big deal." Yeah, right. 

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I suspect the Bulls, who have had multiple seasons ruined by Derrick Rose's injuries, will beg to differ on the "only in Cleveland" thing.

Those are my teams too so I relate to a point, but the self-pity is wearying.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

He sounds like a Shannon Scott who can score a little. Color me interested.

A transfer does seem likely eventually. Every time Matta has had something close to a full roster, someone has departed after losing out on playing time. 

Comment 23 Apr 2015

The Buckeyes did get better after Turner left. Key differences between that situation and this one, however: 

1. The post-Turner Buckeyes were still a veteran team, while next year's Buckeyes will be a virtually all freshman/sophomore squad.

2. Sullinger was a superstar at the college level the moment he stepped on the court, and it seems unlikely that anyone in the new class of freshmen will be at that level.

If we get good production out of next year's centers -- and I don't just mean better than what Williams gave us, I mean legitimately good -- then the team has a chance to be better. But I think it's a true rebuilding year, which is going to be a disappointment considering we've already been trending down for several seasons. There might be reason for optimism beyond that, though.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

I don't recall seeing Pam after the day she flaked out moderating a particular thread. That was unfortunate.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

 I can't bring myself to publicly wish him the best in the NBA like so many others have done here.  Sure I hope he does well,

I am confused. You wish him "well," just not "the best?" You hope he's only sort of good?

Comment 22 Apr 2015

A loophole only in the sense that you'd have to be pretty high up the food chain (no pun intended) at that grocery store to be able to sign off on something like this without risking your own job. 

What Winston said could be true. I'd be shocked if similar things don't go on everywhere there's bigtime college football. But I said the same thing at the time of the tattoo business, and it didn't matter that "everyone does it" -- our guys got caught, and the Buckeyes had to pay the price. So yeah, let's look into it, NCAA.

Comment 17 Apr 2015

There's a lot of hypocrisy here from Patriots fans. Why do they think Hernandez went in the middle of the fourth round despite his obvious talent? He was a behavior risk and everyone knew it. And despite the early end to his career, New England got more out of him than they would have out of almost anyone else they could have taken with that pick.

Let's say Urban talks Belichick out of Hernandez and the Pats take Thaddeus Gibson instead (the Steelers got him just a few picks later). on the endorsement of Jim Tressel. Would the fans be any happier about the pick today, given Gibson's lack of performance in the NFL? It's all stupid. 

Comment 16 Apr 2015

That's the part that I'm surprised ESPN is so willing to forgive -- she was basically using her employer to threaten this company, something ESPN obviously can't get behind.

We all have our bad moments, but this was so over-the-top that it's hard to believe she's not a jackass all the time.

Comment 13 Apr 2015

I have an annoyingly nuanced response: I think the Buckeyes have a better chance than any other team, but even in a year with a true #1, there are just going to be too many other teams in the mix. Think about all the recent champions that had one loss somewhere along the way -- if that loss happens to come in the conference championship game or in the playoff, then you go to "no chance" just like that.

So I'd put it somewhere between "high chance" and "puncher's chance."

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Spending time in Cincinnati can be a lot of fun, as long as the topics of Pete Rose or Sam Wyche  never come up. I have friends there. They're doing good things with their riverfront, and the sight of the skyline coming over the hill on I-77 North is one of the great spectacles you can have on the American road

But you know the difference between Cincinnati and all the other major cities of the state, or regions of the state? None of them act like the rest of Ohio is beneath them.

P.S. My condolences on Kentucky losing in basketball. Too bad they haven't had a national championship from their favorite state university to enjoy anytime recently.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I want to add my condolences. As someone who has been there with both my parents, most recently not quite a year ago, I can tell you that it does get better. 

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I see your point, but the South and the North had different aims. The North needed to conquer, and thus needed that superiority in industrial might. The goal of the Confederacy was to go its own way with its own system. If Gettysburg had turned out differently, the political pressure on Lincoln to look for a way out, which was still pretty strong well into 1864, might have become unstoppable. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I'm sure Urban doesn't want injuries, but after what happened last season, I can't imagine any situation would have him nervous for long.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

One other point: I know people love these postseason all-star games, but at least the ones at the college level serve a real purpose, because players are trying to impress pro scouts. But something like the Semper Fidelis game is gathering together high schoolers -- teenagers who in some cases are coming off seasons as long as 15 games -- who have either committed already or are weighing various offers. There's nothing at stake, which is why it's a shame Dean was re-injured in this way.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Well, a school would be responsible for medical expenses incurred by a scholarship athlete. Which is why Dean may be taking a risk, because if his knee really is in that bad a shape, no amount of wishful thinking is going to change that. I can't imagine a school will take a flyer on him just for the hell of it, or because Ohio State at one time thought he could help them, if he's not going to be capable by at least the spring of 2016.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

OK, re-reading the article, I do see the part about the offer of a medical hardship. This seems to be a massive difference of opinion, if the school is saying he can never play football again, and Dean is saying that he believes he can. He must be pretty confident that at least one school will agree, because he's walking away from an opportunity at a first-rate university. I hope it works out for him, academically and especially healthwise.