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chitown buckeye

Chicago, Il (via Napoleon, Ohio)

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Comment 17 Apr 2015

Apple phones are clearly the best phones. You cant be serious in saying you hate Apple phones? Having any phone other than an Apple is just plain stupid. So you must be stupid!

Comment 10 Apr 2015

I laugh at the same things you're pointing out. Most degrees you get really don't mean squat. Its the years of real-life training/experience in the field that teaches you how to be great at something. He knows how to motivate because of his years of experience, his successes and failures, not because he has a degree in psych. My favorite term is  "Master Motivator"  that is used in 90% of every article written about Meyer.  However he gets them to perform at a high level is fine by me. Just glad he is on our side!

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I really hope he eventually makes his way to mma. Would love to see him in the octagon. When his Hall of Fame UFC career ends then he can make his way back to Columbus!

Comment 30 Mar 2015

 I really don't think Urban can make a bad choice here. The more I read the articles about the situation, Im just not sure how Miller can beat out Jones or JT? Jones is getting all the live reps, JT is back to throwing and will be healed soon and Miller is simply going to be the odd man out so to speak. There isn't a huge gap between the three and by the time Miller is 100% ready to go He will have been away from live action for close to a year. He may need some time to shake the rust off a bit and I don't think he has the time to do that. Just not sure he's going to be able to truly win the job.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

Defiance, you're are killing me on this thread with your attitude. In basketball it is very common for a "rural community" to compete with the bigger inner city or private schools of the state. In basketball you are only fielding 5-6 players that are going to see the court and its not uncommon for  a "rural community" to find 5-6 players that can play with anyone in the state. Football is a different beast as it begins to get difficult to find 22 players at that level. However, your argument of "poor, poor rural community, me" is a terrible one at best! I attended your rival high school east along the Maumee in the 90's and I can attest to Napoleon struggling mightily against the bigger schools of Toledo and surrounding area in football (old GLL, Whitmer, Fremont Ross, etc...) but holding our own pretty well each year in basketball. Please don't act like Defiance is Hoosier Hickory, I cant think of many "rural communities" that have a college in their town... Defiance got the call and won, I was glad to see them pull it out and represent NW Ohio but no need to act like Defiance somehow slayed goliath.

Comment 27 Mar 2015

I'd probably start with some strong "your mama" jokes to get him fired up. Then fake an injury to get the hell off the court all while throwing trash talk his way from the bench. I'd talk about how lucky he was I got hurt and can't get out there.

Comment 27 Mar 2015

Doesn't Meyer talk about wanting a guy who will choke you at a game of checkers? There's nothing sad about Jordan trash talking. He's cut throat competitor if you can't handle get off the court! You trash talk all you want on the court and I highly doubt it went on off the court. 

Comment 25 Mar 2015

What's stopping a booster from buying up $500k worth of advocare from Braxton? If an Alabama QB was selling advocare and "selling" it to a bunch of alumnus/boosters would we feel the same way? Not saying Braxton is doing this just merely stating that it only takes one idiot booster to cause a big mess. This type of situation is what will have the NCAA up in arms. It would cheat their system and give a way to pay players from boosters, alumnus, etc... Cant see how the NCAA wont make a stink about this.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

I agree, Oyster. I will say though in Meyers defense that his system is unique and it takes time to learn. No better way to learn than actually playing in the game. You couple that with having very young players and I think that's why we see our starters in longer at the moment. It will be interesting once we have quality depth and the system is well in place if we don't see more of a rotation in the coming years.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

It will work out because of the three players involved. If they are truly unselfish and have the good of the team as the top priority, whatever decision Meyer makes will be good. If one of these guys was a "diva" in some way that's when this situation could get dicey. Very proud of how all three of these guys are handling the situation. That is what will make this thing work.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

Chicagoland here. Always willing to listen or talk to anyone who needs an ear.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

Fair points. I guess I see it differently in that I think those teams underachieved. Some of that starts with coaching and getting players minds ready for tournament action. I guess rather than use the term "magical" I should use the term overachieve. Take the seedings out of the equation and has there been an OSU team you think has over achieved in the tourney? A team that has surprised you? Made you say wow, I think we are starting to put it all together at the right time? Aside for the final four teams, I personally cant as I see those Sweet 16 appearances different than you. I know its hard to win the tourney and I don't expect us to compete for it on a regular basis. A final four appearance here and there is certainly acceptable to me. However, I think we have left a lot of tourney wins on the table throughout the years because for whatever reason  OSU plays down to the level of competition rather than setting the level.

Comment 18 Mar 2015

I'm going to play devils advocate here a little bit. I see both sides and I'm not really sure yet where I fall when it comes to Coach Matta. I realize he has been the best thing for OSU basketball in making them relevant again. Incredible recruiter, probably the best thing he does. However, when you look at his teams and the championships/round appearances you listed, tell me what you think of those teams? Did they perform to their very best? Aside from the 2 Final four teams (Even one of those we were in position to win vs Kansas), those Sweet 16 and Elite 8 teams really underachieved. Is It hard to win the NCAA tourney? Sure. Is being a #1 or #2 seed and losing in the Sweet 16 considered a success? That's where frustration sets in for me. I don't think Matta has ever surprised us with a run in the tourney that was unexpected. If he has the players he typically wins but even then more times then not he loses before he "should" so to speak. To talk X number of 20 wins seasons is really not even a statistic when you look at the front of the schedule. Is his time here at OSU up? I don't know.  I would just once like to see us play spoiler or us have some magical run. You just aren't going to see that from us. Again, not sure where I fall but these are issues I have with the current coaching staff. FWIW just because something is better then what it use to be doesn't mean its as good as it can be.

Comment 17 Mar 2015

It think you are seeing a smarter, wiser player from the standpoint of investing and being smart with their money. You look at these early retirees and they have made enough to last them quite awhile with proper investment. If you could make a 1-5+ million over a 3-4 yr playing career and your smart about that money, you will be fine for the rest of your life and still have your mind working well.

Players now a days realize a career could be short or even plan for a short career and save money. With Salaries as high as they are I think guys like Borland and Locker are being quite savvy.

Comment 14 Mar 2015

Love cinema sins! "How it should have ended" is great as well. Hilarious!