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BuckeyeDevil


Findlay OH (via Cambridge OH)

Member since 01 February 2014 | Blog

Long time OSU fan-attended my first OSU football game which was against Michigan in 1982. Former season ticket holder for basketball way back in the Perry Carter/Treg Lee days. I go to basketball and football games now as budget and schedule permit. My daughter attends the same high school that Aaron Craft attended so we made it a point to see him play in person.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Anthony Carter get crunched in the 1982 Michigan game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Anyone who helps us beat Michigan
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: It was Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Don't care about it-let Canada have it
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Why anyone cares is a mystery to me

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Feb 2017

I didn't DV it but the trend towards decline can't be denied. This makes 4 subpar years in a row and the past 2 have been nearly unwatchable. Fans just don't have confidence that Thad is the man anymore. That's the business and I think Thad knows that as well as anyone. 

I know if I was in the top 10 salary wise nationwide in my field and had 4 mediocre years that I would get the boot. Granted it isn't apples to apples. But to whom much is given much is required. 

Comment 11 Feb 2017

I pretty much abandoned the NCAA tournament idea a long time ago. 4-1 would only make this team 19-12 and 9-9 in the league. They didn't even get a sniff last year at 11-7. And oh by the way, it looks like the B1G at best would only get 1 team in the top 16 seeds per a recent ESPN article (not that I always listen to what ESPN has to say) if the tournament started today. I am hoping to get an NIT bid at this point.

Comment 11 Feb 2017

I assume the rationale is that we have had several close games in the B1G this year and with a good player or three to go with the multitude of role and MAC caliber players Thad has assembled, we could be 8-5 in the league instead of 5-8. Even if we were 8-5 in the league we still would be a middling team and on a national level, we would be far from elite.

Comment 08 Feb 2017

I tip my hat to Mr. Cox for wanting to be at Ohio State. I wish him well and hope that he can end up like some of the more recent walk-ons who earned a scholarship.

But as a parent with a child ready to go to college next year, as much as I am a diehard Buckeye, I would not be happy if my kid passed on a scholarship offer to play at Toledo or YSU to walk-on at Ohio State. Maybe they are in a different financial condition than me.

Comment 31 Jan 2017

Thad neutrality has been my mantra until this year as I could see arguments on both sides. I read where people say he should have opportunity to right the ship. I don't think we can risk giving him that opportunity only to see failure persist. If it is a talent issue and the wrong players/attitudes that is on Thad.

It admittedly isn't an apples to apples comparison, but who among us could see our job performance continually spiral downward for 4 years and still be employed, regardless of how well we did in the past? And my guess is none of us are making Thad's money either.

Comment 29 Jan 2017

There the 2 seed Buckeyes were, in the Elite 8 at the end of the 2013 season, poised for a repeat trip to the Final 4 against 9 seed Wichita State, but played really bad for about 3/4 of the game. When they finally decided to play it was too late to make up for lost time and the result was a 70-66 Shocker (pun intended).

Even though there is nothing at all wrong with an Elite 8 season, I don't think the program or the coach has ever been right since that game. Momentum was lost and has never been regained on the hardwood and with the exception of Russell, recruiting has been nothing short of MAC-like. I have always wondered if back to back Final 4's would have yielded a different result.

Comment 20 Jan 2017

Belle, I was a Bengals fan from 1975. I stuck with them through thick and thin: Homer Rice, Shulà, you name it I was there. 41 long years. But the playoff debacle of the 15-16 season just did me in. I just don't care anymore and don't want any Buckeye to experience firsthand the misery I have experienced from a distance. But at least they would make big money doing so!