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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 20 hours ago

Reminds me of the Carlin joke about the perfect way to murder two people... "You pick up the first guy by the heels, and you hit the other guy WITH the first guy!

The cops at the murder scene - Cop #1, "What happened here?"

Cop #2, "I don't know, looks like some sort of pedestrian accident. Must've been moving at quite a clip."

Comment 21 hours ago

This is a great list, and I likely would have come up with the exact same 5 (and Mike Doss would've been my #6).

Being 50 something, I have followed the Bucks pretty religiously since I was 8 yrs old. And my first and still all-time favorite player is Randy Gradishar. He was the most complete football player I've ever seen, and he's the reason I picked the Broncos as my favorite NFL team, since I lived in Columbus, had no compelling reason to choose the Bengals or the Browns, and Denver used their first round selection to take him. I continued to root hard for him thru his days with the Broncos.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

I revisited Burr Oak over the Father's Day weekend and explored it a little further than before. It's a beautiful park with great hikes, a couple good lake beaches (and they weren't crowded last weekend like I thought they'd be), and a great lodge. The lodge is situated perfectly on a hill overlooking the lake, and it has a great restaurant and nature center. 

We rented a house near Glouster, which is right next to the park, but the lodge or staying in one of the cabins in the park are solid options. And of course, the campground is a typical Ohio state park campground, so also a great option.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

No, but he has great handles, so point forward is in his repertoire. If you're lacking guards, adding another guy that can shoot and handle the rock is a  good thing.

My comment was especially relevant since you mentioned that we will miss Lyle. With Young, we won't likely miss Lyle, who was never a PG type player, and really, with his inconsistent shot, wasn't a shooting guard either.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

I believe part of the problem with last year's passing game was the insistence that Brown was the go-to receiver.  How did that work out?  It became painfully obvious that aside from Samuel, the offense was JT-to-Brown or bust.

I think this breakdown misses the mark. You said "aside from Samuel, the offense was JT-to-Brown or bust", but actually, Samuel was the go-to or bust last year. Defenses were scheming to take Samuel away, not Noah Brown, and despite that, Samuel STILL got his. This fact alone makes it even more remarkable that Brown only ended up with 32 catches.

I think the only thing that shut down Brown was the playcalling, because after his breakout game against OK, we simply stopped throwing the ball his direction. He mostly got single coverage by a corner, nothing fancy by the defense to try and limit him.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

Some people don't believe Thad "ran the program into the ground". Some people think his health has been a hindrance to his ability to go full throttle for years, which is ultimately why the program was on a downturn.

Also, read Ramzy's excellent article reminding many fans that our high expectations of the OSU bball program came FROM Matta's tenure here, not in spite of his tenure. Proper perspective is a good thing to have.