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Comment 16 Apr 2015

The men’s basketball program hasn’t been quite as successful, but since 2006, it’s reached the NCAA Tournament nine times, with a championship game loss and one other Final Four appearance

lol @ how they phrased that... yeah 2 Final Fours, 3 E8s, and 5 S16s (4 consecutive) plus 5 Big Titles and 4 B1GT titles....damn I wish we could be successful at basketball too.  Oh wait, that is a resume any supposed "basketball school" would take in a heartbeat.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

Obviously what Bliss did was so far off the charts there aren't any comparisons, but I am sick and tired of OSU fans making excuses for Tressel.  He made a foolish mistake, then lied about it, then tried to cover it, up and he got what he deserved.  I do not view him in a positive light and have no use for the excuses people make for him. Whenever he is recognized at an OSU game I sit down and do not acknowledge him.

Comment 13 Apr 2015

I have assumed from the beginning he was going after this year, but the more I read about him and his family throughout the season, I started to take the stance of "wouldn't be shocked" if he were to come back.  He is going about this in a good way - he clearly waited until the season was over to even think about it, and has allowed for some "cooling off" from the abrupt way that the season ended (which is the way it ended for everyone except Duke). The fact that he has stayed out of the news, except for the tweet last night, when his hand was kind of forced, shows he is taking this seriously.  No matter what he decides, I am very glad he chose OSU to play his college ball - whether it was one season or if it ends up being more.  He will always be well received by OSU fans years down the line when he visits Columbus.  

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Why would OSU ever go to NIppert?  That is  glorified high school stadium that seats what, 35k?  OSU's policy is to only travel to OOC games where there is enough gate revenue to not lose money.  Plus they are a mid major, so if you want a home game against OSU, it will have to be at Paul Brown Stadium, just like last time and like when Toledo hosted us in Cleveland.  That's the way it works.  And regarding basketball - well you are in a mid major conference there too, so maybe we could do a 2 for 1 deal, but that's as good as you are going to get.  

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Very well put.  I was absolutely floored by the amount of OSU fans I saw who were actually rooting for Wisky to win that title game. WTF was that all about?? I am glad they didn't win it and that Bo Ryan showed his true colors after the game going off all half cocked whining about the officials  Hey, Bo DEAL WITH IT, asshole!

For years Wisconsin has played such a horrendous version of keep away that they call basketball up there, they do not deserve to win anything.  Yes they ditched that for the most part this year, but don't expect that to last.  Coaches and programs like that shouldn't be rewarded with a title. OSU will win a basketball title before Wisconsin ever gets back to the Final Four.

Comment 21 Mar 2015

We don't need a perfect game to win this one.  We definitely need to play a LOT better than we did against VCU, but this game is winnable.  I don't expect a win since this team just has never figured out how to play away from home, but it wouldn't shock me if we were to win.  Russell just needs to have his ordinary game, Tate needs to have a solid outing and Amir (here's where it gets rough) needs to man up and at least be some kind of viable presence inside.  Today would be a great time for Loving to find his stroke again, as I think Arizona might be a little vulnerable to outside shooters.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

I don't understand all this love for Shaka Smart.  His team played like a bunch of street thugs yesterday, I came away from that game with ZERO respect for him. If that is the way he coaches and teaches the game, no thank you.  I do not want that anywhere near my team or conference. 

Comment 20 Mar 2015

It was borderline dirty, but wasn't the worst of the day.  I was very disappointed in the thuggish way VCU played.  They were all over Russell all game, and not just Russell, they were body checking and undercutting the bigs as well since they were giving up a lot of size.  I have zero respect for Shaka Smart if that is indicative of the way he coaches.  I thought they were a bush league hack team yesterday.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

1 - Skyline is shit and I do not understand how so many people think it is fit for human consumption

2 - Normally I would take OSU in a run away vs a team like VCU.  You wanna run and play havoc?  Go for it, we can run you off the court.  Minnesota was the most recent team to try that, in the B1GT, and we blew open a close game.  Of course we proceeded give almost all of it back when they got smart and slowed things down... So, with this NOT being a normal year I am worried about this game, but still think we should win.  So does Vegas as we are a 3.5 point favorite.

3 - Having the NCAAT in Columbus is a dream come true for me, and it's the 4th time now.  I think the next time we have it (in 3 or 4 years) we will have the S16/E8 rounds - that will be even better, and I hope we can get someone else to host it so OSU can play here.  Looking at you, MAC conference...

Comment 16 Mar 2015

This has been a terrible season, and honestly we deserve a bad seed and shipped out west.  I was hoping of rate 8/9 matchup in Villanova's bracket, or even MSU's spot in t7/10 game opposite Virginia.  That bracket looks very soft.  But in the end we are where we are... If this team comes out focused (unlikely) they can easily do some damage in this bracket.  VCU plays up tempo - that is plus for us, I doubt they have the athletes to hang with us in an up and down game.  I really don't expect much from this team, and can see them losing the first game or getting to round of 8 (Baylor doesn't scare me one bit). 

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Seeing the ice pack on Sam's bicep is a reminder of what a grind this tournament is.  2, 3, or 4 days in a row with a game against a B1G opponent can sap your body of it's energy.  I really don't envy those ice baths those guys all had to take last night, and will take again tonight if we get past MSU.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

I know what you mean.  20 years ago that building would have sold out every game and rocking, but there is some apathy for basketball right now which I just don't understand.  Maybe people are used to the winning, maybe it's because every single game is on TV and it's easier to sit at home and watch instead of going out on a cold winter night?  Whatever it is it drives me nuts.  In the old days at SJA OSU had one of the top 5 home courts in the country, now we are just another team playing in an NBA arena with lazy non-student fans.

Comment 11 Mar 2015

Those are 2 great plays and the striking difference in the scenarios is very telling. We have come a LONG way from the grind it out days of the early '00s.

Holy Buckeye - in a season where it seemed we were allergic to TDs - remember we punted at least 3 times while starting drives inside Purdue territory in the second half of that game - that come from behind TD sealed the game.

85 yards through the heart of the south - in a season where we scored TDs at will, this one - which came with us already up by a TD - didn't seal the game.  It made it more comfortable, but I had a feeling (like I am sure other Buckeye fans did too) that we might need to get one more.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

First of all, OSU is probably not going to beat Minnesota, so all this talk about a game vs MSU is moot.  The only games we've been able to win all year are at the Schott, and the last 3 games prove that this team on a severe downward trajectory.  Falling way behind Purdue only to come back and get a close W, ditto at PSU, followed by falling way behind Wisky, coming back then basically quitting and getting BTFO at home?  Nah, this team will not win any more games.  We barely won up in the barn, we won't win a neutral site game.

MSU will beat Wisky in the finals.

Comment 08 Mar 2015

What?  OSU should win today, the line is a pick-em game.  I really wish people would stop falling for the espn "upset" term.  An OSU win today is not an upset, hell we might even be favored by tip off.  The game vs Illinois was an undefeated team vs a team in the middle of the pack.  We are in 3rd place in the conference and beat the #2 team by 25, who happened to have beaten this team last week.  OSU should win this game.

Comment 08 Mar 2015

I was at this game, sitting in the 4th row behind where Sylvester hit that shot and my God that place went absolutely bananas.  To me that was the first game that felt like a big time game since my days as a student in the early 90s Jimmy Jackson era.  A few years later, at the Final Four in Atlanta I actually got to meet Matt Sylvester and he really seemed like a nice guy.  I had an extra ticket to the title game and I sold it to a former walk on player who didn't have one, then in walks Matt Sylvester, so we hung out with him for a couple hours.  I am glad to see his is still involved in basketball, and D3 ball is an awesome place to be, especially in Ohio where there are so many very good programs and deep seated rivalry games.

Comment 08 Mar 2015

Took me over 20 years to realize that I really didn't like playing golf!

Comment 08 Mar 2015

I experience all kinds of difficulties (technical and otherwise) during the BC (before coffee) hours!

Comment 07 Mar 2015

Frankly I am surprised this game is even within 1000 of a sellout.  I have been a season ticket holder for over 10 years and this is the worst attendance has been in all those years.  I guess it is apathy, we were not a fun team to watch last year, and this team has been so frustrating not he road.  I wish they hadn't done a stupid "white out" for tomorrow's game that kind of thing is just stupid and not really necessary or even helpful.  It really is pathetic that we can't get 18,500 people to every B1G home game.  They should never have built that arena in the first place, we had a rocking home court at SJA and won't ever get that back, sadly.