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Born in tsun. Raised in Ohio as a Buckeye. tOSU graduate. Life is good!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets

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Comment 20 Nov 2014

Let's have Barrett run for 300 and pass for 300 yards to seal the Heisman. He could get that in just 2 quarters of play if the coaches aren't too conservative.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

JT runs much more like a big running back than a QB. Braxton makes you miss but would go down easier once contact was made. JT simply bounces off and keeps trucking, or runs right through arm tackles. It would have been interesting to see how much Braxton improved on his passing in the off season, but JT has proven himself to be an excellent QB. OSU's future is very bright, now that we have a full assortment of other offensive weapons and an improving defense.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

Exactly, and all anyone can say is how Alabama has a loss, but is clearly the best team in the world right now. Or how an injury needs to be factored into this other team with a loss. Every excuse under the sun is being used to promote teams above us and while Ohio State has been playing at an amazing level since the 2nd week, all anyone can mention is VT.

Florida State should have at least 2 losses, except for their opponents' boneheaded coaches, who built up leads over FSU, then frittered it away by switching into prevent mode.

The reality this year is that no team has been a dominant force. Ohio State is playing as well as anyone and should be considered, but only after all of the game have been played and the dust has settled. There is still quality football to be played. You just can't cherry pick excuses to use on one team, while ignoring similar excuses for others.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

I couldn't help but think I was watching some future Heisman winners, and yes, I meant that as in plural. The Buckeyes are the youngest team among the top-25 and still haven't come close to their full potential. It's staggering to think of how many Freshmen and Sophomores are contributing in big ways with loads more talent coming.

A few not-so-special plays on special teams kept MSU in it far longer than they should have been. This was a dominating performance.

Comment 14 Oct 2014

To me, the biggest improvement is in the coaching staff having some trust in their players and not oversimplifying the offensive or defensive playbooks. Playing too hesitantly and being afraid to make mistakes works about as well as the prevent defense does.

This is a young team and the talent level is only going to get better with more of Urban's recruiting classes. The future is bright and a possible dynasty is unfolding before our very eyes.

Comment 03 Oct 2014

LOL. In that picture, I was playing Devil's advocate thinking Braxton could be a bike fan, but then I was like, what bike?

Comment 25 Sep 2014

Terrible if you liked Wags, though. Torg is too buffoonish for my tastes. Reminds me of Brady Hoke or Chris Farley in a breathless, ADHD sort of way.

I've got HD radio in my car and 102.5 isn't in HD, so it wasn't my first choice, although they were much less prone to repeating the same songs every 2 hours. Now 102.5 is my only choice.

Comment 24 Sep 2014

It's OK to charge $75 for ttun fans to buy Eleven Dubgate tickets. Just throw in 2 Cokes with the deal. They'll buy anything for 2 Cokes, apparently.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

...and the dropped perfect passes, the shanked punt, the big returns, the missed blocks, the terrible play calling, the lack of any in-game adjustments, the wrong routes, the 7 sacks, the false start penalties, the block in the back, the late hit out of bounds, the interceptions, the fumble and the pass interference calls. Other than those mistakes, we were great and would have won the game!

Sorry, SocalBuck, it was a stinker of a game by our Buckeyes (and we still could have won). We deserved to lose that one to a team that played much better. Don't like it any, but that's the fact, Jack.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Better pass defense than last year. It still seemed like their secondary was more aggressive at the line of scrimmage than ours was. Our blitzes always seemed to be picked up and the ball or carrier went to where our players weren't. As has been said by the coaches, we got them in lots of third and long situations, which is great, but it appeared that we went into "prevent mode" and they converted due to softer coverage.

Dang it. Is it too much to ask for a complete game with a take-no-holds, hungry scheme on both offense and defense? That's what has been promised by the hiring of Meyer and his staff. We have yet to see it. Everything is "simplified" and scaled back.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

By far the worst press briefing given by Meyer at OSU to date.

The honeymoon is definitely over and there are serious concerns with the coaching staff, not the talent of players recruited. That's the only thing Meyer has proven to be good at thus far. Still waiting to see the miracle offense on display. Many more stinkers like the VT game and he'll lose a few recruits to other schools doing a better job.

Maybe we have too many rocket surgeons on staff...