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Lover of fatty meats, sweet treats, bourbon, and The Ohio State Buckeyes.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sitting in the Superdome, awestruck, confetti falling, realizing that 85 Yards Through the Heart of the South happened and that the Buckeyes had done the improbable. Two days before I had posed with the Nick Saban statue in Tuscaloosa holding an Ohio flag. Later on Bourbon street a drunken fan would grab my shoulders and say "THAT happened! And WE were there!"
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Recent Activity

Comment 06 Oct 2015

Zeke is going to be a tremendous NFL rb but I think he would be the greatest fb of all time. Blowing up lbs in the hole, pass blocking, and running/catching passes.

Comment 06 Oct 2015

I typically avoid the comment section this time of years because the newbies don't know that this isn't bucknuts yet.

Comment 06 Oct 2015

But the team does affect the QB and that can't be sorted by this metric. For instance, Cardale had a TD throw wiped out due to a penalty. If the TD was added, his QBR would be higher. Or Marshall's fumbles in the redzone, those are opportunities for Cardale to score that no longer exist.  In turn, fearing the pass game opens up Zeke.

What I am getting at is that these two figures are correlated and can't be easily separated.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

Of course. I like JT A LOT! I think he'll rewrite nearly all of the records at Ohio State. I just don't think fans have afforded Cardale enough patience this year.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

Stats don't tell the whole story. First, you cherry picked 2 of 4 games mentioned.Second, you fail to consider that Cardale was part of the reason the offense was at max efficiency. Bama and Oregon schemes had to be modified such that Eze had far more room and ran for more yards than he would've without Cardale. Cardale was particularly good on 3rd down in those games, seemingly gaining a first down each time. Against 'Bama, Jones faced constant pressure and did far better than not crashing the car.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

When Brax went down originally I was comforted by knowledge I had gained on this site about JT. I thought our offense was full of playmakers and perhaps would run well with a distributor type Qb. 

I was at The Game when JT went down. When cardale came in, a kid lamented "great! the guy that can only run."  I knew from this site he was the best passer on he team. I felt confident that he had what it took. 

Then last year's wild ride proved that Cardale was a monster baller. He has had great games in all of the under the lights big time games he's started (Wisc, Bama, Oregon, VT). He and the rest of the offense struggle a bit during two midday games against lesser opponents and folks start acting like the guy is a bum. I just don't get it.

JT is great and will do an excellent job but it's Jones' time. We should be using the knowledge imparted in this site to take comfort in Urban's choice. 

Instead, folks are writing craziness 

Comment 20 Sep 2015

No. I expected more but I was also the lone person immediately after last year's VT debacle that thought making the playoffs was probable. 

Doesnt really have anything to do with the point but I like patting myself on the back for that one. 

I am just a bit surprised. The difference between me and most is I trust that the offense will get much better and don't think it's necessary to start blaming coaches and calling for qbs to sit. I have more patience. I think the team earned it. I also watched that season marathon on ESPN U a few weeks ago and it reminded me how ugly some of those games were. 

Comment 20 Sep 2015

Dontre looked like he was going to break out last season but foot injuries have slowed him. I think he's still slightly hobbled. Don't sleep on him though. He's the type of kid that breaks a huge play in an important game and people that don't follow closely are like "wtf is Wilson and why wasn't he playing sooner???" 

Comment 20 Sep 2015

Your expectations are out of whack. Give it time, this team has done everything to earn a bit of patience. The offense has played down to opponents but rose to the occasion vs vt. This time of year is full of folks new to be site overreacting and yelling for folks to get fired. Just stop it already. 

Comment 19 Sep 2015

We know the talent is there on offense. They will get it together. What we didn't know going into this season is if the silver bullets are truly back. Through 3 games, that question is now answered. This is a great D. Buckeyes will be fine. Luckily western Michigan is next week and Ohio Stare should be able to clean up on offense. 

I would've liked to see Brax touch the ball a bit more 

Comment 18 Sep 2015

Right on, the 96 number is incredibly misleading. Thousands if not millions have played college football and the NFL. Around NFL 90 players that believed they had this issue donated their brains. Of course the vast majority of those brains would have issues. It doesn't tell us much about the population of NFL players as a whole. 

Comment 17 Sep 2015

The story is that Ohio State's chances to go undefeated drop from 50% to 18% which proves SEC fan's point. Of course Ohio State should do better against Alabama's schedule, the two played head-to-head just a few months ago. This year's schedule isn't that tough. It isn't Baylor level or anything, but it isn't tough. However, at the end of the year, some teams that are ranked won't be and some that aren't will be. The Buckeye schedule may look better then.

For instance, VT, and Minnesota may be ranked. SEC is losing ranked teams at an alarming rate. In short, SEC fan is right that their schedules are a bit tougher this year but they over exaggerate and I am guessing schedules will appear more even by season's end.