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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk
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Recent Activity

Comment 18 Apr 2014

March on.  Great links today.  Edifying, but I'm going to be late for work.

Comment 03 Apr 2014

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.

 

Comment 29 Mar 2014

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.

Comment 25 Mar 2014

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.

Comment 22 Mar 2014

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.   

Comment 22 Feb 2014
My dad is richer than you...and I'll cut you off in traffic.

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.

Comment 22 Feb 2014

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!

Comment 14 Feb 2014

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.

Comment 11 Feb 2014

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.

 

Comment 10 Feb 2014

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.

Comment 09 Feb 2014

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.

Comment 25 Jan 2014

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?

Comment 18 Jan 2014

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.

Comment 16 Jan 2014

The quotes by coach Johnson are pure Woody - "You win with people"  "You won't outwork me", etc.

Rooting for Oden.   Super nice guy.

Comment 12 Jan 2014

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.

Comment 11 Jan 2014

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.

 

 

Comment 11 Jan 2014

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?

 

Comment 05 Jan 2014

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.

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Little worried about Amir's aggression on the boards and Lenzelle's tendency to take what's not there...or his attempts to force things.  Really happy to see Amadeo get some solid minutes. He's not a bad defender and when he's on - he's a weapon.

Thought the refs gave us more than a few calls yesterday.  We definitely won't get those in Breslin or Kohl center for sure.

It was like an ointment on a bad burn to watch these boys play DEFENSE after that hot mess in Miami.