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ibuck


Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog

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

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  • 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 FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • 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 20 Sep 2016

Lather-rinse-repeat:

It's Bama then a bunch of over-hyped teams

It's Bama then a bunch of over-hyped teams . . . year after year

               then a bunch of over-hyped teams . . . year after year

                       a bunch of over-hyped teams . . . after year !

 'Cause SEC and... hype-masters ESPN.

Comment 20 Sep 2016

Odd how B1G COY awards have been accumulated:

  • UM  7
  • MSU 5
  • ILL 5
  • PSU 4
  • NW 4
  • OSU 3
  • Wis 3
  • Pur 3
  • Minn 2
  • Ind 2

OSU must be the best program in the B1G (and all the FBS) if their 4 (excluding Meyer) Hall of Fame coaches have only garnered 3 COY awards since the award's inception in 1972. Going to / Winning BCS Bowls or NC games must not be considered exceptional for OSU.

Methinks there's something rotten in Denmark.

Comment 19 Sep 2016

Bowl records can be deceiving too:

  1. Bowls in south or south east locales nearly always have crowds that are 75% or more for the local team—Not at all a neutral field.
  2. Too often there are mismatched opponents (11-1 vs 9-3, or 10-2 vs 8-4)

In these cases the road team or underdog wins mean something, but otherwise, not so much. 

Comment 19 Sep 2016

According to some football stats I saw, the further a team has to go, the less likely they are to score. 

Couldn't find the web page. Maybe an 11W-er can help.

And, in the shadow of their own goal, they get more cautious & conservative, lest an error doom them.

Comment 18 Sep 2016

OSU 140 yds passing, 260 yds running. 

Okla has 402 yds , 226 thru air.

I'd like to see OSU with more balance, but I'm not arguing with results—so far.