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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 31 Mar 2016

They left.

Good riddance.

Players and coaches share in the kafuffle.

Now it is time for Thad and staff to get their act in gear and fix this situation by getting some good players who can step in and contribute immediately.

Comment 21 Mar 2016

If this is the measuring stick, then Thad may as well go now. This team is not going to make a Sweet 16 run next season. As I look at the caliber of teams in this season's Sweet 16, this OSU team is no where close to that level. And many teams that didn't make it to the round of 16 were better than the teams that did.

If we win 1 game in the NCAA it might be seen as a step in the right direction.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

Thad needs a new offensive scheme, or an offensive scheme period.

I am watching Stephen F Austin play and it is totally different than Ohio State. We pass around the perimeter a lot, try to do something one on one, or take a mediocre shot late in the shot clock, with a lot of guys just standing around. SFA players move without the ball, pass to the paint, penetrate and pass for good shots, and run when the opportunities are good. Plus, they play defense with energy and effort.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

I just don't see that. But I think that Thad needs at top 5 in the B1G, play in the conference tourney semi finals, win 1 NCAA game and at least make a good showing in the second round. That really isn't a fantastic season but that is the minimum acceptable in my thinking.

I have been ambivalent when it comes to Thad seeing both sides of the the argument for and against. But if this program continues its downward trajectory next season after the past 3 seasons, then it is time for a change. Not that anyone cares about my opinion.

Comment 18 Mar 2016

MSU just kept a lot of money in-house at Vegas since so many put money on them to win it all. I just wish I would have put $25 on MTSU. I would be $500 richer. Now they know how OSU felt with football.

I hate to see the B1G embarrassed but there is a certain joy in watching Valentine and MSU crap themselves on the national stage.

Now Valentine and MSU know how OSU felt after that football game. You know who the better team is but there isn't anything you can do about it

Comment 14 Mar 2016

And I think I heard that Monmouth played more true road games than anyone else. As a mid-major they did what the committee has asked over the past few years--play road games, play tougher games out of conference, etc. I supposed they go penalized for losing to Canisius very heavily. But still, I would pick them over Syracuse who really had to lose some horrific games to end up with an RPI as low as they had given the fact that they played in the ACC and had a decent non-conference schedule. Boeheim got in because he is old and in his last year.

Comment 13 Mar 2016

Completely off topic but in the picture of Lyle shooting, I looked at the crowd and saw a lot of old people (older than me and I am 50)close to the court. I wonder what game that picture comes from because to me it says a lot about our home court advantage, or lack thereof.

On topic, this tells me that Matta lays into Lyle because he knows he can take it and take it in the right way. It also says that he is depending on him to be the key to bringing this program out of the doldrums.

But I am really bothered by the statement that he wasn't ready to play. Why? Is that player or coaching related, or both? Did they go into the game with the mindset that they didn't stand a snowball's chance of winning?

Comment 12 Mar 2016

If what a lot of people seem to think about the returning players, Thad, and coaching staff is true, then it should get better. I hope they are right. I look at that roster and I am underwhelmed.

Comment 12 Mar 2016

Syracuse this year is somewhat reminiscent of Ohio State in 2007-08. Same record. Same kind of quality wins. Similar conference tournament result. That Ohio State team would have done some damage in the NCAAT but got shut out. I am curious to see what happens to the 'Cuse in Boeheim's swan song.

Comment 12 Mar 2016

I am not talking about a change at this point. Saying they haven't been relevant for 3 years doesn't mean that I am advocating a coaching change. Fact is, they haven't been very relevant the past 3 seasons. Winning 1 NCAAT game in 3 years isn't relevant.

I talked to a guy who played in the Reds organization during the Dusty Baker era. He asked me if I thought that Dusty should go. My problem was that while Dusty never produced in the post season, that Reds fans needed to be careful what they asked for because who was going to replace him. Case in point since Brian Price came on as manager.

It could be the same situation at OSU. We might want to be careful. But at the same time, there are a lot of good basketball coaches (more than in MLB) who would be glad to come to OSU. I can think of one right here in Ohio that would be a great hire if that time comes.