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Comment 28 Jun 2013

Grew up in UA, went to Watterson. Great rivalry, but I'm still proud to call UA home.

Comment 04 Dec 2012

I haven't commented on 11W since before DJ left (pours malt liquor out in homage), not out of outrage or anything but because I AM IMPORTANT AND BUSY. But seriously, have we as an Ohio State community commented on how Ross looks like the Fresh Prince? No? Just me? OK I'll be going home.

Comment 11 May 2012

That is also one of my favorite pictures as well. I think that one may be off of the Dispatch website which actually sells a small copy of it. However, there is a very similar, but in my opinion far superior, picture taken by an SI photographer. I went so far as to track the photographer down, compliment him on his work, and ask him if I could buy a copy from him. He told me he wasn't able to sell it to me due to SI's rules. I couldn't have been more disappointed.

Comment 30 Apr 2012

Uh Indiana is going to be really, really good. They return Zeller and Watford which means that all of their top 5 scorers are back from last year. I am also pretty sure their recruiting class was pretty good this year. They have five new guys coming in three of which were rated inside the top 100 by ESPN.

Comment 12 Apr 2012

Has anyone heard anything on Jabari Parker? He just one the Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a Junior. What are the odds that we land Jabari Parker in next years recruiting class?

Comment 02 Dec 2011

Can anyone here give a detailed break down of what sort of defense to expect if Mike Stoops is hired?

I remember playing Youngstown Mooney back in high school and I know that for as long as Mooney has been around their philosophy has been "The Quarterback can't throw from his back". Does Stoops mimic this high pressure philosophy? Does he blitz linebackers or use stunts with the line for pressure? Do the d-backs play man or zone?

I would love to see OSU play more man press and blitz the backers.

Comment 22 Nov 2011

I couldn't possibly love one comment in that video any more:

"Whether you are an OFFENSIVE LINEMAN or defensive lineman you better be able to run". Can't wait for Urban Meyer to not recruit slow, fatasses on the O line.

Comment 06 Nov 2011

Great write up Chris. I totally agree about paying attention to this team even though it is still football season in most fans' minds.


Chirs, were we in man the majority of the night? I know you made the comment that the defense was, "a tough and extended as you've come to expect when Matta has the horses to not save energy in zone." Did you notice any zone?


Bobcat, as far as Ross goes, I believe I saw Baptist (one of the bball writers for the Dispatch) re-tweet one of Ross's tweets that said he would be back on the team in December. That assumes obviously that his grades go smoothly. So I think you are correct, if things go according to plan he should be back by B1G season.



Comment 02 Nov 2011

Dear 11W,

Basketball season starts in two weeks. Please update the basketball Buck's schedule for the new season. Even ESPN has our current schedule up.




Comment 13 Oct 2011


As the divine channeler of Mr. Warren G’s eternal soul DJ has a responsibility, a holy obligation if you will, to swing for the fences every single week. If he goes down in flames so be it. Better to die with your dong in your hand than lead the timid life of an SEC fan. I think Teddy Roosevelt said that.

By the way, the Warren Harding sections have become one of the few highlights in the smoking crater that is this football season.

Comment 12 Oct 2011

Hankins has been one of the bright spots on the defense. Especially in the first half against Nebraska he was swallowing people up and a wrecking ball in the middle. (There was a second half to that game? I blacked out. Sorry I'm not sorry.)

However, the man deserves a better nickname than Big Hank. I get it; it is an easy jump from Hankins to Big Hank. However, this country has never been about doing the easy thing. This country was founded on killing red coats, xenophobia, and beer. I’ll be damned if we can’t come up with a better nickname for Mr. Johnathan Hankins.

And so I propose for a man as glorious as this ravishing beast:

The only acceptable nickname is Bubba Biscuits. Let that one roll off the tongue and tell me that it doesn’t instantly feel right. We need to make this happen for Jon, for Ohio State, for Amuuurica.

Comment 21 Mar 2011

Can we start doing the "Catching Up With" articles for the basketball recruits too? Just an idea, since I know next to nothing about the incoming class.

As always, good article. It's fun getting to know the n00bs.

Comment 21 Mar 2011

David Lighthree.

This is hands down the most entertaining Buckeyes team I have had the honor of watching. Great kids all around. They are a true team.

Comment 25 Dec 2010

For the record I am not convinced but I thought I would pass the article along. What does some rando up in Chicago know anyways???

Comment 25 Dec 2010

Don't know if anyone else has seen this but there are reports that Tressel is done at Ohio State after the Sugar Bowl. I personally don't believe it but here is the link



Comment 19 Dec 2010

I didn't catch the game due to a buddy of mine getting married. I saw a picture though, are the students still not behind the benches? I thought that they were going to be moved to the center, or is that only going to happen for Big Ten play?