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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 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!

Comment 16 Jan 2017

The point has been made that evaluation should be made after the completion of the season and not on the basis of individual games/losses. Basically I agree with that.

But lets look at it in light of the recent football situation where the consensus seems to be that the results of the Clemson game and offensive woes at the end of the year served as an impetus to making needed changes.

If the season turns around and the basketball team finishes 10-8 in B1G with an upset or two, wins a league tourney game, finishes 21-12, somehow slides into the NCAA where it loses in the first round as a 12 seed. Would that satisfy the crowd? I don't think anyone wishes that the team continues to slide this season. But would a result like this prolong the status quo that seems to have beset the program?

Comment 08 Jan 2017

A new, better chapter will come to OSU basketball. I don't think it gets written this year and from the looks of it, I think the author might be different.

Comment 08 Jan 2017

That is true. Facebook and Twitter provide a venue to display that truth to the rest of us. I personally hate social media. It gives people a platform to unabashedly say things about others that they would rarely say to their face. It also shows the arrogance of people who think that the rest of the living world really cares about what they do, think, or say.

Comment 07 Jan 2017

I second your sentiments about St. John. I went to almost every home game in the late 80's when Gary Williams was the coach and it could get loud. I prefer it as a venue to The Schott which is pretty sterile. They weren't the best teams but the product and style of ball was fairly exciting.

Comment 02 Jan 2017

Great in 2014.

Job taken away in 2015 and played good when given the chance.

Played in 2016 with shortage of good receivers, debatable line play at times, and poor play calling.

Do we really think a first year QB could take next year's team to expected heights?

Comment 02 Jan 2017

“Our game was to be balanced and certainly not, whatever the stat you just said, that wasn't our game plan,” Meyer said. “We just didn't execute very well on offense.”

On 21 of the first 27 offensive plays, the Buckeyes directed J.T. Barrett to drop back to pass.

“That was not the game plan. I think we kind of got taken out of the game plan a little bit,” Meyer said. “But no, that was our plan, to be balanced. We didn't follow the plan."

Respectfully, how did they get taken out of the game plan when 21-27 of the first offensive plays were passes and Weber doesn't get the touches? Why didn't they follow the plan? Maybe my purely inexpert football mind is missing something, but they made no real attempt to establish the running game with Weber inside or outside. And about that missed catch, I propose that Barrett should have thrown it more to his inside shoulder. That was a harder catch than we think.

UFM clearly decided he was going to put the outcomes of the last 2 games squarely on JT's shoulders and see what happened. Well, he batted .500 but it wasn't real pretty. Thank you for writing an article on a topic that many of us have been scratching our heads about.