To answer to Ari's question in his tweet, YES. Amir is the laziest defender I've ever witnessed at this level. At least he put his hand up.
As far as Q returning, I think he does so. His stock is kinda down and this draft is pretty damn deep. I also think That can convince to stay and play with some of the young talent we have coming in.
One of my best friends is a big UD fan, and he did a few "douchie" things (i.e. kept insisting that Craft was traveling when he would drive to the rim) during the course of the game, but at the end of the game we shook hands and drank an Irish Carbomb. I really hated paying him the $20 I lost because of our whichever-team-makes-it farther bet, but being from the Dayton area, I'm actually a little proud of the Flyers. I hope they somehow beat 'Cuse, but I doubt it happens. UD does play power conference teams pretty tough most of the time.
I'm still pretty pissed about the loss because of the mental mistakes the Buckeyes made, but I don't think they were very long for March Madness this year win or lose.
Uggggggh. This may have been one of those games were we should have went with the smaller lineup some. Oh wait, then we would have probably got killed on the offensive boards even more. How does that Walton kid grab 10 boards?
I've officially given up on Amir. If you can't play with more effort than that against your archrival, well, you're never gonna get "it".
Final thought: This team should never take over 15 threes in a game.
Come on down to the Buckeye state, Malik! The air is crisper down here.
Lol. Dakich said he doesn't know what a man crush is, but he sure has one going on with #4.
Craft's best game of the year in my opinion. He was AWESOME! Amir was actually pretty sold as well. LSJ hit a couple big threes, as did Slam, and Q had a few nice moves in the paint. Scott was decent. Great team win!
Gotta get these next two at the Schott. I'm pretty much at a loss for words.
#15, ey. False.
Since his freshman year, I've though Slam has had a really nice looking shot. He gets great lift, and it's just smooth. Scott's is pretty nice too. I'd honestly rather have those two take a few more threes than LSJ. Smith jacks up some pretty bad ones from time to time.
I was very proud of the team last night. Sparty made 11 threes (including one from Payne that hit the front of the rim, bounced of the glass, and went in) and we turned it over 21 times and still hung around and had a shot to pull it out.
Q has got to play with more energy on defense. He'll follow his shot and offensive rebound all day, but he won't even try to block a guy out on d.
Amir would have had a couple more dunks if he could just catch the flippin ball. He is so infuriating to watch, at times, because I think he is pretty talented, but his head is sometimes elsewhere.
One theme I have noticed a number of times this year is 3-5 times a game, a Buckeye player will come down and chuck up a 3 when they are 4 seconds into a possession. It's usually LSJ, sometimes Scott and ADV will do it when he gets in there. None of the guys on this team shoot it well enough (sans Q when he is on) to do something like that. Especially when we don't hit the offensive boards very hard.
After seeing the Bucks play a legit top 10 team on the road, I feel pretty good about where they are at this point in the season.
I posted the same thing on Bucknuts last night. It could have been called, but at that point in the game, the refs are gonna let them play (kinda like the game @ TTUN last year when Craft was fouled by Hardaway and they didn't call anything) Slam came in for the put-back dunk, but Payne knocked the ball away. So close to going in, So close to a dunk, so close to goaltending. Arrrgggh. I wanted that comeback win. I stood in my living room pacing around from the last 8 minutes of the game (regulation and OT).
Now that I think about it, why didn't Scott just try to dunk it? I don't think I've ever seen him throw on down, but based on his athletic ability, I'd be shocked if he couldn't. It's to bad he couldn't slow up and initiate some contact w/ Appling and try to draw a foul.
I don't know if Tre would have scored if he would have stayed nearer to the sideline. He did have a bit of a convoy, but an FSU player could have ran him down or simply pushed him out of bounds.
I think the close call in E. Lansing last night will do our boys good in the long run. That would have been a tremendous win though. I was glad to see Slam play better than he has (he was soooooo close to a put back dunk for the win in regulation), and I continue to be impressed with Loving.
Over, probably not, but it has taken a bit of a hit, and that's good. I really thought FSU would handle the Tigers, but Auburn showed they were up to task. When Mason broke that 30 yd TD in run w/ a minute and change left, I thought, "Oh Christ, they're gonna win another one."
I think Winston is a arrogant, cocky f*ck, but I'm pretty glad he drove them down for the winning TD.
I don't know which loss pisses me off more, tOSU or the Bengals. I think I'd have to go with the Bengals. Home game, playing a team you've already beaten, team has been awesome at home, etc. Uggggggh. Sunday was the 4th game I attended this year, and it was the only one they lost. I'd trade any or all of the other Ws for a first rd playoff win.
I've usually been a Dalton backer, but I don't know if I can anymore. As most of the media has said, "the Bengals have too many weapons on offense, to go home this early." I don't know what QB they could draft in the middle rounds that could come in and challenge Dalton, but I'm starting to think that might not be such a bad idea. Andy just made some awful decisions. I wish he would learn how to be a little more decisive when moving around or out of the pocket. And he has to lead the NFL in INTs thrown on out routes. For whatever reason, he is just a half second slow when making that throw (most of the time).
Crappy way for my teams seasons to end, but both teams will be contenders next season.
Hopefully the winter is short-lived, so I can play some golf in March.
Bee-One-Gee, Bee-One-Gee, Bee-One-Gee
Edit: Maybe Conner Cook is a pretty good QB.
Just get Braxton a pair of these and throw some cleats on the bottom.
I always thought that bartender was creepy as hell. But, I guess that just fits in w/ the entire movie.
Pace: Damn coach, what the hell has happen to y'all? Back in my OSU days, you guys used to be pretty good.
Carr: (doing his best Hoke impersonation) Uh, well, ummm, we just gotta played a little harder and execute a little better. When's this thing over? It's about time for my mid-day nap.