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IGotAWoody


Columbus (via Columbus)

Member since 24 October 2013 | Blog

After leaving the grueling life of a rodeo clown, I ventured back to the land of Ohio, where I re-planted my flag, grew a thriving business, and then joined a fast growing local publishing firm. I have a healthy respect for bulls.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl, of course
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: EZE / JMarsh / Braxton / Carlos Hyde / Randy Gradishar / Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley / Aaron Craft / Clark Kellog / Jimmy Jackson / Herb Williams
  • NFL TEAM: Broncos
  • NHL TEAM: Bluejackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 13 hours ago

I liked your comment about buckling cargo. I fix computers for a living, and if I pick up someone's tower to bring back for repair, I buckle that sucker in place.

Comment 13 hours ago

Thanks, Hove. He was with the Columbus FD, and before that, worked for 3 and 1/2 years with the Division of Water. So he's one of the rare individuals with 50 yrs of service with the city.

Comment 13 hours ago

If you don't win your conference, you do not deserve to be in the playoffs. Period.

This is about 97.64% correct. However, we only have 2 years worth of playoff data, and in both those years, the participants were pretty clear cut (in 2014, some tried to make a case for TCU/Baylor, but all the options were conference champs who were either undefeated or only had one loss).

A year will happen when we have several conference champs with 2 losses. When that happens, the committee may have to weigh the worthiness of a 1 loss team that DIDN'T win their conference. Think about last year - if there had been 2 conference champs with 2 losses, serious consideration would've been given to OSU over that team. Stanford won the PAC12 with 2 losses, and if things had played out a little different, the committee could've been deciding between them, the Buckeyes, and either a 2 loss OK or a 2 loss Florida (for example).

Comment 15 hours ago

My Dad was a firefighter for 47 years, and did not like wearing a seatbelt. He claimed that he had seen too many people injured in car accidents BECAUSE of their seatbelts. I never quite bought this logic, so I always wore my seatbelt. My thinking was confirmed when one of my friends had an accident that threw him 60 feet from his car, because he was not wearing his belt at the time. He miraculously survived this, but that told me all I needed to know.

Later in life, my wife and I would question my Dad anytime he rode with us in our car about the wisdom of not wearing his belt. He eventually gave in, when we started insisting that he needed to wear it. Now, at age 77, he buckles his belt every time. See - you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

Comment 15 hours ago

People tend to gloss over that fact, but it definitely had a big effect on the game plan. And certainly explains why Zeke didn't get very many carries. IIRC, he had a staph infection. The coaching staff was being extra cautious with him, as they should've, and he didn't practice much if at all that week.

It would've been nice if they had shifted to using Dunn, Samuel and the others to carry the rock, but for whatever reason, they didn't. Probably shows the lack of trust they had in Dunn.

Comment 26 Jul 2016

That should be a big game as PSU should be coming into it with at most 1 loss.

They could easily have 3 losses going into that game. They play @Pitt in week 2 (Narduzzi and his D could cause them plenty of problems), they host Temple the following week, a team they've struggled with for several years, then @TTUN. They also host Minn and Md the following 2 weeks.

Comment 19 Jul 2016

I have to say MSU would be #2 on my list. That defense, and Mark Dantonio, will always make them our toughest competition in the B1G, until someone else steps up their game (I'm looking at you, Jimmy) and shoves them aside.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Thanks for the lesson on how to effectively fuck with someone using sarcasm. It was delightful talking with you.

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Although he’s probably never going to be a pure playmaker in the Steve Nash or Chris Paul mold, he plays the game at an excellent pace, looks extremely poised at all times, and appears to show a good enough feel for the game to at least develop into a capable facilitator, ala Mike Bibby or Mo Williams. …

All in all, Curry has had a tougher time than he did last season with all the added attention that has been thrown his way, but he still projects as a very solid pro. In the right situation, alongside the right teammates, he could be a very effective NBA player, and his excellent intangibles and winning mentality lead you to believe that he’ll find a way to carve out a successful niche.

That's from the Star Tribune article that you linked. While it's true that no one projected him to be capable of leading a team to an NBA championship, there were many who thought that he could be a solid NBA PG. Point of fact - even fewer people thought Rubio was a sure thing, let alone Jennings or the others you mentioned.

While you're right that this post of Gottlieb's alone is not worthy of criticism, when taken along with his entire body of work, it's just another example of how wrong he is on a regular basis, yet he still has a job. Which was the point of the entire criticism.

Here's the link to his draft profile on nbadraft.net - http://www.nbadraft.net/players/stephen-curry

Best scorer in the NCAA so far at 31.9 PPG ... Puts a lot of pressure on defense with his scoring ability and quickness ... Looks fearless on the floor and plays under control ... Can get any shot he wants and has great shot efficiency ... Teams are completely focusing on him defensively, rotating different players at him, so he's under pressure at all times and still finds a way to hit difficult shots every game ... Very confident shooter, especially when the game is on the line (vs. WV struggled the whole game and was not afraid to take over at the end) ... Curry can put the ball on the floor and create his own shot from anywhere on the floor and he doesn’t need much space to get his shot off (he will cross-over, trough the legs dribble, behind the back…) ... Gets defenders off balance using pump fakes and uses defenders overeagerness to his advantage ... Very difficult to guard because he possesses a quick and consistent release on his shot (on the move or under pressure as well) and has NBA range ... Moves well without the ball. Great footwork when coming off screens, always ready to shoot ... Curry is good at changing speed and direction and handles the ball well ... In the open court he can stop on a dime at full speed, with his feet in perfect position (under control) and separate from his defender for open jump-shot ... Great vision while driving to the basket and control with the ball ... Defensively Curry is crafty and a smart defender with good hands 2.9 STL (not a lockout defender); moves his feet well on defense and stays in front of his defender without gambling much ... Solid lateral quickness. Possesses a great will to win. Excellent free-throw shooter .874 ... Doesn’t show too much emotion, even keeled. Has been around the game his entire life which gives him an edge knowing what it takes ...

I've spent WAY too much time belaboring this point, for some reason. Yes, he had weaknesses, but all of the strengths noted here have translated well to the NBA.