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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Playing Center Field on the 1985 Ohio State Baseball Team and scoring the winning run to knock the Barry Larkin led Michigan Wolverines out of The Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Keith Byars
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Magic Johnson
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Don't have one
  • MLB TEAM: Detroit Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Seriously?

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Jan 2014

I couldn't agree more. Sorry, but you have to ride Hyde to victory and we didn't. So, here is the bigger question: Herman obviously abandoned the run in the second half with Hyde, especially against Sparty and Clemson.  Why didn't Urban overrule him? Are they both blind?

 

Comment 06 Jan 2014

Last Friday night we simply did not have enough talent available to put on the field on the defensive side of the ball.  The talent that we did have was inexperienced.  Urban is familiar with defenses that are "Ohio Statish". This years was not. Young DL that performed pretty well all year. Another year or two and we should be where we need to be. 

Comment 04 Jan 2014

I agree completely. Poor defense aside, our offensive play calling was really suspect against Sparty and Clemson. It seems like he gets lost in his play chart. How about I formation and Carlos Hyde? Urban said we would run some I this year. Never happened. We had over 6 minutes to go & 75 yards to win it. We could have ridden Hyde to victory with some play action. In both games Hyde barely touched the ball in 4th quarter. Still...Defense gives up over 550 yards and can't tackle well...Ballgame.

Comment 04 Jan 2014

They gave a great effort. Clearly we have some work to do but nothing to be ashamed of. What a run we have witnessed since 2002. How fortunate we are.  We all need to stop more and be thankful for what we have. Tressel gave us a great run and now Urban will continue. No excuse for calling out players. It is a team effort. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't.

Woody: "Getting the hell kicked out of you is a "GREAT CLEANSER"!!!!!

Love Woodrow.

Comment 04 Jan 2014

You know what? I am sick of idiot people. I'm sick of our society. College kids who played hard who maybe didn't have enough to get a W. We played hard and just couldn't get it done. We need a better D to be at the very top and we are not there yet. People laming Philly and Braxton??? Our D just isn't good enough. Over 500 yards given up and 40 pts...they deserve to lose the game.  

Comment 04 Jan 2014

He made a mistake. If it wasn't for Philly, we aren't even in the game. He is a gamer and has alot of talent. People who are killing him on Twitter have no balls and would run like sissies in the opposite direction if Philly was in their face.  PUNKS. Philly didn't lose this game, the team wasn't good enough.

Comment 04 Jan 2014

That is coaching. Hyde is a guy that you ride. He will will you to victory. I am tired of hearing about Herman and his great offensive scheme. He gags. he gets lost in his play chart and forgets he has a stud back.  He forgets about his TEs and I am sick of this read option crap. How about a little I formation and run the ball down your throat???

12-2 isn't horrible. We scored 35 points and turned it over way too much and the Philly dropped punt was a killer. Our D sucks and we are fortunate to be where we are. We cannot stop the run and we are a lousy tackling defense.

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Also, Joey Bosa is one tough young man.  I think what it really comes down to is our defense. Who do our opponents fear?  We have a long way to go. We gave up a ton of points in the last three games and that just isn't good enough.

But just like anything else in life right now...we are spoiled. Fun game, but it might be the worst D we have had in years not counting 2011. We can't stop anyone and we tackle like you know what.

 

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Our defense is thin...injuries etc.  Tom Herman gags. He abandons the run. You have 6 minutes to go 75 yards and you have one of the best backs in the country that doesn't touch the football. How many carries for Hyde in the second half??? Tom Herman gets lost in his play chart of 1000 plays.  It isn't that hard.  Wear them out with Hyde. He has all winter to rest and get ready for draft. We did not coach well in the last three games, and we regressed.

Having said that, great run and let's regroup. 

Comment 05 May 2013

I agree.  Baseball is part of the culture in the south.  When we used to travel to South Carolina to play the Gamecocks on our spring trip, the fans were rabid.  Used to call us yankees call us names etc.  It was a fun atmosphere. 

Comment 04 May 2013

Quick study:  6 major league teams-Baltimore, Boston, NYY, ATL, OAK, TEX...I think the numbers below reflect the college baseball story.  More players in the south...better weather and they play all year round.

Active Major League Players:

Northern Players:  38  (26%)

Southern Players:  70  (49%)

Hispanic:  27  (19%)

Other:  9  (6%)

Total:  144

Comment 04 May 2013

First of all, thanks to 11W for being one of the very best sites out there.  You cannot find a better site for Buckeye football and all sports for that matter. You all are doing a great job.  As for your comments about BIG baseball being like Conference USA football...interesting analogy.  Rather than get pissed, because I am a former player, I thought about it for a minute.  I'm not sure that is accurate although I understand why you made the analogy.  Clearly, baseball up north is not the same as it is in the south.  Teams in the warm weather climates get the better players and more of them.  If you take one of the best BIG teams and put them up against one of the top southern teams they can compete and win on any given day.  If you play a three game series, generally the southern team will win the series.  The pitching is deeper and the talent is deeper.  Teams up north more than likely will never reach the level in the south for all kinds of reasons.  Look at this year as an example.  The weather has sucked.  If you are a blue chip high school player from the south, where are you going to go play?  Not up here.  You are going to stay down south.  If you are one of the top HS players in the country and you are from Ohio or Indiana and you have the opportunity to go play for Flordia, Texas, LSU...you are probably going to go there. So not a poor analogy on your part...when it comes down to it...the weather usually sucks up here...and by the time it gets warm, there is only a month left in the season.  The very top HS players in the country from the north usually go south.  It's a different animal.  Wouldn't it be interesting to look at all major league players in the past 30 years and see what percent of them are from the north and what percent are from the south?  Why are there so many hispanic players in the big leagues now?  They play all year round.  Sorry for rambling, but thanks for bringing the issue up.  When I played I would have killed for 11W coverage of Buckeye Baseball and the BIG Network.  No internet then believe it or not... or Bill Davis Stadium.  These kids got it made! 

Comment 02 May 2013

I would agree that we need a tweak in design and maintain the tradition.  It's all about recruiting as Urban says so I say go ahead.

 

I think the changes are well thought out, brings the needed change and keeps tradition in place.  I have always thought our whites look a little boring.  The grey helmets used to be matte before they started with the sparkly silver stuff.  I think they look great!  Nice work!!

 

I think we are about ready to get an announcement soon on this anyway.  Urban came in and made the necessary changes last year and put the uni change on the back burner until he had the time to evaluate it.  We will get change soon I'm sure. You can bet he has had Nike working on this for the past year.

 

 

Comment 13 Apr 2013

When is the university going to grow some balls and bring Chief Illniwek back?  They have sucked ever since they shelved him due to all the feelings that they were hurting. The only reason people showed up was to watch the Chief dance.

 

Comment 12 Apr 2013

Thanks!  I was unaware of that new policy.  I think it is a positive step. 

Comment 12 Apr 2013

Scholarships are annual scholarships and are renewed every year.  You can bet that many schools put pressure on kids to leave in order to free up money.  Just because you sign a letter of intent to play at a school doesn't mean that you will have a scholarship for four years.  The amount of hours that are put in by athletes in D1 schools is sick.  Once you sign on the line, they basically own you for four years.  That isn't necessarily a bad thing, if you are on a full ride your education is paid for.  Most would kill for that opportunity.  But, there are people out there who are jerks who will no doubt tell you once you are there..."You can't play for us."  They can make your life miserable.  Why stay under those conditions?  So the "four year scholarship" is just semantics.  You better improve, get better and work hard if you want to keep the money. 

Comment 13 Mar 2013

Just society in general.  I didn't read your posts and wasn't referring to you.  Today, we are not allowed to express an opinion if somebody doesn't agree with it.  The internet is a breeding ground to bash others when you don't agree with the opinion.  You just read some of the stuff that people say to each other online and it is sort of disgusting. If read read a post of yours and I disagree, I should tell you why I disagree.  You have every right to state your opinion just as I do.  I should also respect you for your opinion regardless of whether I agree with you.  We all need to respect each other more and have good honest discussions.  That doesn't happen as often as it should.