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from Columbus

Member since 29 January 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship game when Ohio State defeats Miami
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Chill
  • NBA TEAM: Greg Oden's Miami Heat
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Mar 2014

I think most hope for the NBA but are OK with getting payed to play in Europe. I think this is especially the case with those that leave early and hire an agent, otherwise if they had an NBA or bust mentality, they wouldn't hire an agent and would go back to school for another year. If some people are out there saying you could go in the first round or late second round, then I'm not sure they would regret their decision. LQR doesn't strike me as someone who loves being in school (pure speculation on my part).

Comment 28 Mar 2014

This off-season is the first one in recent memory when I feel like we don't have a proven scorer waiting in the wings. When ET left, DT was coming up. When DT left, LQR was ready to take over. Now LQR is leaving and it's not clear who will fill the void.

Comment 28 Mar 2014

Excited to see how good this D-line will be this fall.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Great summary of the season. The fact that we won 20 something games this season is kind of surprising considering our deficiencies.

Comment 04 Mar 2014

As this season comes to a close, will next years Basketbucks be better, worse or about the same?

I am a little worried because of the apparent lack of leadership. Who's going to step up and be a leader for a team that will welcome a lot of young talent? My initial guess is Shannon Scott, but I would really like to see LQR take a big leap in this department (for his sake).

Will these young guys respect the older guys who can't put the ball in the basket?

Comment 28 Feb 2014

Diebler was a certified gym rat from the stories I've read about him. He was always in the gym putting up shots at all hours of the night and would get teammates to do the same. I don't know if there's anyone on this team that is like that. Let's face it 3-time academic all americans are not in the gym past midnight working on their shot. I don't know what med school Craft wants to attend, but if it's not OSU, then he's probably studying for the MCAT, not to mention the fact that he's engaged.

I know there are challenges to being a student athlete, but the really elite guys are always working on their game. We were really fortunate to have some of these guys like Evan Turner and Diebler. Didn't ET dribble around campus w/his left hand the off-season before he started playing PG?

I don't know what the issue is with this team, maybe they are working really hard behind the scenes, but it doesn't show offensively. Maybe it's unfair to compare them to those other guys, but maybe it's not coaching as much as it is attitude and work ethic. When you put in the hard work, you get confidence in your shot.