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Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog

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


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Thee Thrillogy, especially 85ytthots
    Attending many OSU victories over TTUN, including in AA.
    Witnessing Hank Aaron's 3,000 hit (a scorer's gift) and 3,001 (a HR) in Crosley Field.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Go Warriors! (Chill, Draymond, & Think!)
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Feb 2017

Tate: “Just lack of thinking, not being on the same page”

Not on the same page? It seems they’re reading different books, about different sports, in different libraries.

Tim Shoemaker: A team with this much experience — despite having just one senior — continues to make the same mistakes.

So they’re NOT learning or listening. Being less than "coachable."

Tate: “We’ve got to be smarter.”

Collectively, this is the lowest Hoops IQ, slowest learning OSU men's hoops team in my memory.  Is "Bonehead Buckeyes" an apt name?

Comment 15 Feb 2017

It turns out he stuck around for 4 years, didn't develop his game, and...

To me, this is scape-goating a player with outsized expectations. I disagree with your comment, as Loving has developed his game, as his calmness and steadying influence, scoring and rebounding have helped this team. That he didn't fit into the round hole some have tried to force him into, doesn't make him a bad player or a bad person. He's a true Buckeye and a credit to OSU.

Comment 15 Feb 2017

I'm not sure that, with Thad's health issues, any high level recruits are chomping at the bit to come here. Gotta be a lot of negative recruiting going on.

This is a weak argument.  Thad never takes the court, he never, ever plays. He's fully able to conduct practices, be vitally present during games and modify the actions of his players during the game. He's able to travel & recruit and do the things a head coach does.  

If you are using this as an argument for OSU to dismiss Matta, could it be that you personally are uncomfortable with people who have a medical issue or disability? 

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Tate managed just seven points in 23 minutes. Kam Williams also scored only five on a dismal 2-of-10 shooting performance despite playing 37 minutes.

Buckeyes need better shooting. That's too many minutes for Kam, a shooting guard who didn't have a good game. One must have good legs to shoot well, especially from distance, and too  many minutes uses up legs.

Comment 11 Feb 2017

 Loving perhaps playing better, more comfortable when Lyle is out.

Verrrry interesting comment. 

I've wondered about team chemistry a lot this year. But I've also been astounded by these players' inablilties to learn from their mistakes or adapt to game conditions / officiating.