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Barcelona, Spain (via Columbus, Ohio)

Member since 06 June 2012 | Blog

OSU BA '07, Columbia Law '09... role model: Vinny Gambini ... living in Barcelona, Spain


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Comment 27 Nov 2015

One thing Ive learned over the season is that this team is good, not great but good. I also think Michigan is good. I am picking Michigan to win by a couple scores and heres why. I think Butt will be a match up nightmare for OSU's LBs and even if we drop Powell down to help cover, he has shown time and time again this year he just doesnt have it. Butt is one of their major playmakers and I can see him having Gronk type numbers as OSU tries to sell out on the run in order to shut down the 8-headed monster back field Harbaugh will throw at them. Also, Apple vs Darboh. Darboh wins that every time. Eli's been very disappointing I think unless we slide Bell over to help, I just don't see us slowing Darboh down. Finally, the offense is still the offense. I know Meyer said he'd be more involved and people are expecting thins to change but there are just too many things: 1) play calling, 2) QB performance, 3) OLine performance (Specifically right tackle), 4) WRs making plays, and 5) Zeke being able to past their stout DL. I like for OSU to show more fight offensively than it did vs Michigan State, but I think Michigan is the better team. Its in Ann Arbor, and the loss to MSU may do that same thing i did in 2013 when OSU came out flat vs Clemson. Ill say Michigan 31 OSU 17. First time in a long time Ive thought that will happen. Hope Im wrong and can understand a lot of people's optimism. 

Comment 24 Nov 2015

The team has looked like garbage 9/11 games. When you return that many players from a team that did what they did last year, theres no reason why they put on the performances we've seen. 

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I want to say it can't get worse, but Im sure with this offense it can. If we come out and only throw it twice down field the whole game, theres got to be something else going on because theres just no way coaches making over a million a year can be that stupid. For the love of all that is holy, GET CURTIS SAMUEL THE DAMN BALL. 

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Is this team the biggest disappointment in OSU history considering all the preseason hype and expectations based on last years result? I know they are 10-1, which should make this question seem ridiculous, but they have only looks good twice this year (at VT and at Rutgers) and have looked from bad to horrible the other 9 games. 

Comment 23 Nov 2015

If the tweet wasn't about the program then he made a massive oversight or he deliberately intended to stir the pot. Theres just no way a player who knows his tweet will be monitored by thousands of fans tweets that without understanding what type of reaction it'll get. Especially considering the timing, this was a stupid post by him IMO. 

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Holy moly are a lot of people on here so hypocritical. When Cardale "struggled", it was all his fault. JT stinks it up horribly and its the coaches' fault. Theres no way you can look at the way the team played last night and really for entire Illinois game and say that its clear JT is the better of the two. IMO, Cardale would have probably had similar struggles vs MSU given the type of plays that were called; however, if they changed it up to fit Cardale's skill set, you'd have seen more deep balls thrown instead of just the two we actually did try. Its a moot discussion, but you can't sit there and think that its ridiculous to feel Cardale would have provided a better shot to beat MSU. Especially, if you've been one of the fans who called for Cardale's benching after every single negative play. Similarly, the issue with this offense is both the play calling and the execution by the players. Its all piss poor and at the center of this whole disappointment is the offensive line who went from being one of the toughest units in the nation to one of the softest. If/when our offense barely moves the ball vs Michigan's top D, I think any criticism should be about the OLine and not the QBs or really the play calling. 

Comment 22 Nov 2015

What he said was 100% true. What he did  was 100% stupid. Its not a horrendous act, its nothing worth being mad about. He let his emotions get the best of him and thats normal. I mean he basically lost his shot at another B1G title, another playoff birth, another national title and the Heisman all in one game. The coaches stunk it up (again), but you handle it behind closed doors. He's a good dude, its just a simple mistake. 

Comment 22 Nov 2015

About right. It'll be interesting to see what happens if/when OSU loses to Michigan. Will OSU get a New Years 6 bowl? Unlikely because Iowa/MSU and Michigan would get spots in them. Maybe something like the Capital One bowl vs a team like Florida again. 

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Been saying it for months now, Eli Apple sucks. He gets bullied by WRs and if he does 'win' a physical match up, its always a clear PI call. I wouldn't be bothered with him leaving, Darboh is going to embarrass him all game next week. I guess the team is exactly who they've been the previous 10 games, a dysfunctional group of players who were supposed to be some of the best in college football led by a under-peforming offensive coaching staff who for some reason doesnt realise how stupid they are. The last few games have played out in such a predictable way from play call to play call that its not even slightly fun to watch OSU play, even when they win. Its flat out boring. You get a weapon like Braxton Miller to line up next to Mike Thomas, Curtis Samuel, and Jalin Marshall and your offense is that? I don't know if its over thinking or just plain not thinking at all. Im not sure a change has to be made with regards to the employment status of Beck, or even Warinner (OLine got worse; offense was terrible throughout the year up to this point), but if they don't significant alter the play calling this week, its appearing like a deliberate attempt to put the team in a position to lose. 

Comment 20 Nov 2015

I like MSU to lead at half 17-10. OSU sorts out some stuff defensively and methodically works its way to a 30-24 win. It'd be nice to see the team actually look like they are supposedly capable of, but I think the team we have seen up to now is just what this team is. It'll be a frustrating one but a game OSU should win, which is of course the most important thing. Zeke goes for 105, JT has a decent day with a couple TDs and a pick. Kicker is the MVP, going 3/3 on the day.  

Comment 16 Nov 2015

The lack of touches for Samuel really angers me. IMO, he is a bigger threat than Miller and the best offensive player on the team. He has quickness, speed, great hands, tough runner, and seems to always be open. I get tired of hearing about how "great of a kid he is" and want to start seeing results via touches. Going into Michigan State, there are two things on my mind. Is this really how good OSU is, at least offensively? Or, are they holding back and just tried to get through the schedule up to this point? I want to think its the latter but more and more Im starting to believe that it is the former. Theres just been no development from the offensive line nor the play calling. I am really impressed, however, with how the DL is growing under Johnson. The secondary is worrying me, specifically Eli Apple and Powell (who has taken poor angles in run support and can't tackle). But, I love what Im seeing out of Raekwon, he is just all over the field during games. We've got the obvious issues to fix, but one major revision that needs to be made for us to beat Michigan State IMO is the play calling. Put the offense in a position to win the game. Don't force a square peg into a round hole and outthink yourself. 

Comment 09 Nov 2015

I feel like the situation was a massive overreaction from what Ive read is the cause (a swastika drawing or something like that?). If they have petitioned the President on many occasions and things haven't at least led to a meeting with the President and concerned students then I can understand the outrage. But, if its a simple case of people being offended by other peoples prejudicial (but completely legal) points of view, then Im not sure why the Football team and the Faculty went over the top like this. Just looks like a really bad situation from both the position of the President and the position of the boycotters. I would be hopeful that if this happened at OSU, different opinions could be shared and respected and ultimately decisions would be made to address the situation while at the same time respecting other people's right to freedom of speech and expression, regardless of it being deemed offensive by a group or groups of students. The President being forced out is setting a massive precedent that could be revisited at different schools across the country and again, Id hope if it were to happen at OSU, we'd handle it more fairly and more responsibly than what the University of Missouri has done. 

Comment 07 Nov 2015

The entire team for the most part was in a "well, lets just win this and move on" attitude. People needed to realize that before the game and just enjoy the fact OSU won. For the people who want to attack Cardale for the struggles, did you watch the OL miss blocks on about 10 plays that left Cardale out to dry? Or the lack of a running attack from Zeke? Or the play calling (maybe not run Braxton every time and perhaps use Samuel and Jalin in more ways than having them run in motion)? The team didn't have any fire tonight and I can't blame them, it was a Minnesota team that is just trying to get through the rest of the season. Theres no reason this game should have been played at night, this was a noon game that got played 8 hours later than it should have. 

Comment 06 Nov 2015

Thats going to one amazing place. Their campus is situated in a pretty awesome spot and Chicago is a great town, could be one of the best facilities in the country, especially considering the views it'll have. 

Comment 03 Nov 2015

I think you've got it right, or at least got what it should be. OSU really hasn't looked good aside from the VT game (against what has looked like a bad team) and Rutgers (which is a bad team). Obviously, the only poll that matters is the last CFP poll and if OSU somehow gets through Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan state, and Iowa unbeaten then they are in an likely the overall #1 team (Clemson's sched isn't as good down the stretch despite playing FSU still and I have LSU losing to Bama). Beat Minnesota.