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OSU grad, born in Cincinnati, now living on west coast.


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Muscleball? Nope.
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants! Champs!
  • SOCCER TEAM: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 14 hours ago

It would be great to add height and bulk, as the suggested athletes could take up space in the lane and, possibly, rebound. But can they defend?

A good offensive player shoots 50% or better, but a defensive liability could allow opponents to score on nearly every possession. And that's a losing proposition.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

It was fabulous to see the Buckeyes answer each Indiana surge to regain the 10-12 point lead, and with the younger players contributing so much, especially with Russell out. The 2nd half start was awesome. Why can’t they start the 1st half that way? 

The Buckeyes are sometimes so bloody inconsistent. They play well for stretches, and then look lost: 4 straight 1st half possessions without getting a shot up, despite dwindling seconds on the shot clock. So the 2nd half start and finish were great to see.

Comment 20 Jan 2015

This argument (If they played 10 times...) is a characteristic of people in massive denial. And often is apparent in other parts of their life. The world has a way of presenting such situations over and over until they alter the worldview to which they so fiercely cling.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

Do the folks who like to slam Matta realize that NCAA hoops is not like FBS football?

There are ONLY 13 schollies, spread over 4-5 years. That averages only about 3 recruits per year.

Coaches have to pick and choose, and not all the recruits want to work hard on defense, or in school. And some of them feel entitled (and don't pan out.) So not every recruit in Ohio gets chosen—or chooses Ohio State. Unfortunately, that's the way it is.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

As I recall, RB Jim Otis was picking up 8-10 yards on each carry—not an average—in the 1969 UM game. But they stopped going to Otis. 

Comment 14 Jan 2015

UM tends to win The Game when they hire a new coach, and this year the game is in AA.

The 2015 Buckeyes will have to be healthy, tough and focused to win it.