One year...but two of my all-time favorite Buckeyes. I'll always root for their happiness.
DJ - Chillicothe makin' you Marionaires jealous? Represent Ross County! ugh. I'm going back to visit next week. I might have to pop somebody in the chops for too much mustard on a burger or giving me diet coke instead of regular.
March on. Great links today. Edifying, but I'm going to be late for work.
Hooray for Mike Conley! I usually fill out a scarlet colored one, and then another where the teams I hate the most go the furthest....of course that one did really well this year again...but Duke didn't hold up their end of the hate quotient bargain.
GO BUCKEYES! This should have more than a half dozen comments. I love football and hoops, but I'm also pretty jacked with the Bucks win championships in other sports....but because the other sports are hardly ever on TV, it's hard to really be a fan.
Still - this is crazy impressive.
Sherman baby. Gotta tank named after him that helped kick some Nazi tail too.
I could have a lot of fun with negative recruiting against Alabama - that sort of stuff was reputedly why
Eli Payton Manning spurned Ole Miss for Tennessee - surely not a great step up - but considering Ole Miss' rock-bottom nature.
It would be really cool if 'Bama or some other bastion of racism would lose a few high profile recruits with a conscience. Just a letter is all it would take.
I was part of a group that did this from within another campus about 15 years ago....for basketball. It was very effective.
Thank you so much Deo! You're a great Buckeye and Buckeye Nation wishes you great success in Europe!
OK OK OK...so we had a down year....for US....for now. So many of you have been spoiled by Matta that you can't enjoy a 20 win season. Have you forgotten the years when 20 wins was considered a great season? I'm sick of all the dancing on the grave of Aaron Craft's season and career. It's always, "what have you done for me lately?" I guess this is the price one pays for being a fan of the Buckeyes where a final four in basketball and a national championship in football are the only seasons that don't disappoint.
Have you talked to any Hoosier fans lately?
If you're going to do an autopsy - do it right. There were clearly flaws on this team, but there was plenty to consider that was positive as well.
Lighten up folks! We live in the golden age of Buckeye sports.
I think the B1G has a new "Most Punchable Face" candidate in coach RicHARD Petino. Seriously he looks like the prick character in any number of John Hughes movies or a Wall Street cheat. Who'da thunk anyone could challenge Crean - but this guy (and I don't yet hate him) really make my arm twitch and my fist clench.
I think we need an 11W poll.
Let's hope they take smart shots in the half court set, and if they're going to drive wildly into the lane, they do it early in the shot clock like they did against NW, before the D has a chance to set up. Get a lead and play loose boys. Go Bucks!
OH! That's awesome! Many congratulations! Very proud of the boys!
Church league games were the dirtiest, worse than ghetto courts - but with less trash talking.
Used to play with Bobby Olive, Chris Carter and Greg Frey....well a bunch of that team played. They were all good, but Chris Carter was amazing.
I didn't attend OSU my freshman year. It was a very bad mistake. I didn't know jack about college - and just went where I was courted by coaches. I wish someone would have challenged me to seriously think about what I was doing - I would have wound up at Ohio State earlier because I would have done the proper research on careers and education.
It isn't an easy decision and one never knows until you spend some time at a school before you have some idea if you made a good decision....and you may never know if it was the best decision.
So to recap: just go to Ohio State - it's the world's best destination.
There were at two pretty well known gay men on OSU's roster in the late 1970s-early 1980s. It was a poorly kept secret. I recall "Munch" on QFM 96 cracking jokes when one was traded from the Browns (?) to the 49ers during his pro days. That was a generation ago, so it was pretty hush on campus, but lots of students knew - and it wasn't a very good secret once these guys went pro.
Most excellent. I'm proud to call you a Buckeye and to help welcome you to an extraordinary family - Buckeye Nation- and back among the ranks of this equally extraordinary group of folks here at 11W.
11W - this is "bold and brave". Crushing it as usual. It is worthy of the quality writing and worthy of THE university we love. Thanks!
You win with people.
Larry Johnson is a Buckeye.
If someone on the team had a reliable 10ft pull-up jumper - that would really help unpack the zone defenses that have been so effective on us lately. We've had that guy in the past. Q would seem to be that guy, but he clangs those off the rim frequently.
They just look tight, like they're playing scared - the psychology that effects the last 5 minutes of games is a bizarre and powerful thing.
Maybe Thad can hire a shrink, or hypnotist?
What I've noticed is the inability to hit a 10-15 jumper, especially the little pull-up in the lane. They're taking them, but nothing is falling. You got to hit those against the zone - especially when you can't bomb a zone from behind the arc. It's really puzzling.
It's also a psychological issue - and slumps go away just a quickly as they materialize, so I'm not throwing in the towel yet (well..I never throw in the towel on the Buckeyes).
Aaah...the burden of high expectations.
The quotes by coach Johnson are pure Woody - "You win with people" "You won't outwork me", etc.
Rooting for Oden. Super nice guy.
I was a social user as a kid and during my years actually 'on the streets' in Columbus - when Bruce was the local pusher. When I moved away and had to hear fans from schools talk about the superiority of their 'junk', I craved my Buckeye juice even more.
My addiction grew during the Cooper years and reached a euphoric Nirvana as Ken Dorsey was being slung to the ground in 2002. I've been trying to get that high back - and it just won't return and now I have so much trouble enjoying a 24-2 run. I need help.
He's made fewer freshman mistakes than Q or Lenzelle in recent games. He doesn't take a bunch of bad shots. He is more under control when he's driving than most freshman - not over committing to any particular shot or a pass. It makes him more dangerous than some other players who never seem to use a pull up jumper. It makes his tendencies hard to scout.
I've taught college for 20 years. Sure, a lot of athletes aren't prepared for school. There are a lot of other students who are just as poorly prepared for college - and in recent years it has been more often than not international students and other out-of-state kids. I think something like 25% of our freshman class was not college ready in math and/or language. Test scores frequently tell us more about their high school than the individual.
To me two of the more important question are:
How different are the athletes from the rest of the student body in terms of academic readiness?Are we doing the right thing by admitting students when they need significant remediation?
Now, let's hope we can coach these guys up. I'm hoping that isn't the real problem behind our lack tackling and exectution in the back 7. We've had quite a few 4-5 star guys not develop as planned...and few of those 2-3 star guys surprise us.