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from NW Ohio

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Best OSU sport moment Rushing the field after Wisconsin game and singing Carmen on the field.
    Best non-OSU moment, attending the 2009 National Championship and seeing Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bob Knight and MJ all in the same night besides the game.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • MLB TEAM: Erie Warriors aka Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Apr 2014

Good for Synchro!! While it is an underrated sport these ladies ramped up their training in the last month to 6-11 AM for 6 days a week. Not to mention they have been practicing all year their routine and conditioning.  

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Jeremy  Schaap recently wrote a book called Triumph focusing on the complexities and misconceptions Owens. Definitely worth a read 

Comment 29 Mar 2014

To be fair, Spike is his best passer/decision maker( highest Assist/Turnover Ratio) and I think he feels comfortable asking Spike to make that play just like he does in the open court in running the offense. 

Comment 23 Mar 2014

Rick Barnes being Rick Barnes playing a 2-3 against a 3pt orientated team. Next time just rope off the Top of the Key for Stauskas and the corner for Spike if you want them to spot up 

Comment 23 Mar 2014

I think the biggest issue is the outside shooting because this team tried to play exactly like last years team minus Thomas.  Lets not forget Thomas averaged 16 shots a game and this Ross averaged 11 shots a game. Someone had to step and take more shots and it look like that role fell to Craft when Smith fell off the cliff with his stroke down the stretch.  I feel that our perimeter orientated offense for a perimeter deficient team was a poor choice in asking players to do something they couldn't.  Ask yourselves this, how many times did we have an open layup in the half court off a pass and not a drive? Very very few as we lacked an off-ball offense of cross screens and back cuts.  

Comment 23 Mar 2014

People need to remember that not all of the decision process of the players falls on Thad's lack of interest.  Trey Burke committed early to PSU, their coach gets fired.  Trey Burke improves since his decision, he opens up his recruitment again.  Thad already has Shannon Scott lined up and would have been ridiculed to take 2 PGs in the same class with Aaron Craft already here.

Same story with Carlis LaVert.  He committed early to OU and John Groce.  Groce leaves for Illinois.  LaVert improved his game since committing and now has more attractive offers.  Meanwhile Ohio State didn't a lot of open scholarships to be recruiting a late bloomer like LaVert.  In Basketball, your misses are so much more magnified and harder to hide than in football.  

Comment 18 Mar 2014

He is the only person in United States history to serve as President of the United States and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

I am sorry but how is this accomplishment only worthy of an 8 seed??  The most accomplished Statesmen in the country for personal achievement and intellect in our Nation's history since the founding fathers is a lowly 8 seed.  A travesty committed by the selection committee.  I demand to see the Seed list 1-64!!!

Comment 14 Mar 2014

Thanks Nick. I tried to upload this from my phone while in BankersLife and I guess I'm not as successful as I wanted.  Thanks 

Comment 01 Mar 2014

If I remember correctly, that NIT game was sold on general admission alone. Clearly the dedicated younger fans showed up and made it loud. Being young that we first and last Buckeye basketball game in SJA and nothing has compared to it here during my time as a student. I wish we would host a throwback game in SJA  much like Sparty  did last year at Jennings Hall with Tuskegee? 

Comment 27 Feb 2014

Curious to see at the end of the season, where this year's team ranks in attempted 3s. It feels like much more of our offense is based on the 3 man or zone.  This season has been frustrating as we have no offense without the ball (back cuts, cross screens) to get layups with a challenged jump shooting team.  

Comment 13 Feb 2014

Bert being Bert 

@footballscoop: I just RT’d it; but @zach_barnett has a great read on how Bielema was driving force behind 10 second rule proposal

Comment 11 Feb 2014

Maybe we should try to get some layups from passing, cutting and ball movement instead of perimeter ball screens.  Their guards were defending Scott and Craft from damn near the elbows.  There is no ball screen in world that will open up the lane with the D sagging that far.  Less dribbling more screening and cutting please

Comment 24 Jan 2014

What about the most recent Final Four Team who were really rough down the stretch at home then went to MSU and turned it around for the 2nd Half and beyond?? To me that stretch was even more maddening with a 1st Rounder in Sullinger and legit scorers in Buford and Thomas. And then to turn it around on the road at halftime to spark a Final Four run? Gives me faith that when end of the season comes for tournament time, Thad will have this team right were they need to be.