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I'm Ron Burgundy

Fishers, IN

Member since 25 July 2014 | Blog

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Comment 24 hours ago

Cables modems do offer DHCP, yes, but every cable company I have known only allows 1 Public IP to be assigned, therefore only 1 machine or router can be actually be used in that fashion.  Unless you pay for more. It may vary company, but think about it, public IP space is finite and a valuable resource for any ISP.  They can't just let anybody hook 4 or 10 devices up direct and eat their IP space.

Comment 24 Apr 2017

Yep, at MAXIMUM he is a 4 year guy either way. But likely a 3 year.  There is no sense in redshirting, because believe it or not, a freshman (especially of his talent) getting small handfuls of real game reps in just mop up duty does help them improve and be better prepared for a starring role in year 2.

Comment 24 Apr 2017

I would definitely investigate this first over buying an additional router/AP.  Not sure if it is a finished basement, but you may have a straight shot to run coax into a more central room on the 1st floor - family room, office, etc.  You may even be able to see where the existing ethernet run goes up into the room.  Allowing you to run that coax extension for your incoming internet to that room.  So you can then just have the modem/router combo plug in there.  Then use a small switch in the basement to tie everything else together for the LAN.

Comment 24 Apr 2017

The summary of all of this is, if you ONLY have coax for the internet ran to this spot in the basement, then you pretty much have to have 2 routers/APs if you want the wireless signal elsewhere in the house.  One primary router connected to the modem in the basement, and one other serving as an AP wherever you want it.

Comment 24 Apr 2017

This won't generally work.  Your "LAN" switch would have the following ports connected to it:

- Modem Internet port

- Wireless router WAN/internet port (in some room)

- Other rooms with ethernet runs

The other rooms would not function properly, at least out of the box.  Since they would have no LAN side connection to your home router, no DHCP, etc.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

Always has to be @TTUN as #1.  I know they lose a ton and we've been owning them the last 15 years.  But as much as we hate to admit it, crazy Jim is a good coach, and he will have them ready by the end of the season. And you can't help but feel like the law of averages will catch up some year. Just not this year.

My 2nd tier of moderate concern consists of the home opener with OU.  If we don't reload and hit the ground running in the secondary as well as last year, OU will put up some points.  And then the 4 game grind of @Neb, PSU, @Iowa, MSU.  That is a tough mid season stretch against solid to very good teams, it will be tough to come out unscathed.

3rd tier of very low concern but crazy shit happens would be @IU in the opener.  We haven't always played our best against them, and they have improved over the last few years.  Who knows, maybe the playing against their old coach gives them a small boost too. Not likely, but not impossible.

No concern for the other games - Army, UNLV, @Rutgers, Maryland, Illinois.  All major mismatches and majority are at home.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

Every year is different, so it is impossible to say.  I don't think 31-0 will play that much into the minds of the committee, it was last year - different team.  The media and fans will make a big deal about it, sure.  It again would take a similar scenario of a 1 loss Buckeyes with a huge non-conf win over Oklahoma running the table in the Big 12, and a non-OSU B1G champion with multiple losses and/or other conference champions with multiple losses.

Remember, things even got more complicated last year with PSU winning the B1G title game, and none of the other favorites such as Washington or Clemson stumbling in the their championship games.  Had Wisc won it would have been a no brainer due to head to head.  A similar scenario could happen this year with our games @Neb or @Iowa.

But, I for one, would like to see the Buckeyes back in Indy for B1G championship game in 2017.  Getting sick of selling my yearly tickets!

Comment 19 Apr 2017

JT has the highest floor of the 3 QBs, but also the lowest ceiling.  Another year of JT guarantees we will win 10-11+ games and be in the thick of it for the playoffs.  Here comes the downvotes, but to me it also all but guarantees we will not win a national championship either. I mean if Krenzel can do it, then JT can do it under the perfect circumstances. But our overall chances are diminished.  It would have to be a combination of more great defensive play creating points and the right opponents who won't completely smoother our attack with a QB who can't pass against equal competition.

Guys, MSU 2014 is only one game, and it was an entire generation of players ago.  If that's all we have to point to or hold on to as an example of JT passing well against a good team, that's not a good sign.

Comment 18 Apr 2017

And furthermore, we continually got to see Germaine come on in relief in real, meaningful games and set the world on fire.  And yet, every game Jackson trotted out as the starter.

We have not seen Burrow or Haskins come into real games and light it up.  If that happens, which is possible, probably more due to a short term injury to JT, then yes, let's go crazy and make the comparisons.

Comment 17 Apr 2017

I am definitely on the fence in the JT vs. the backups argument, but you are correct about Penn St.  Outside of the blowouts against bad defenses, I thought the PSU game was his best performance of the year.  He even threw his best deep ball of the season with the game only the line only to have Clark get interfered with and simultaneously not come close to catching it.  So I would not blame the PSU loss on JT.

On the flip side, I thought his poor play SHOULD or COULD have lost us both the MSU and TTUN games.  And the Wisconsin game he was mostly brutal, but did recover down the stretch and in OT.

And due to his overall limitations and subsequent predictable play calling by our OC tandem, Clemson was able to crowd and maul us up front.

Comment 12 Apr 2017

This was my exact thought. I mean not necessarily the millennial hipster part, but a lot of kids/people are wired that way - in that whatever is the most obvious/assumed/popular choice for something, is a turn off for them.  Myself included.  The route less traveled if you will.

We'll see what happens. Hope he chooses the Bucks, but I won't lose any sleep over it either way. 

Comment 10 Apr 2017

Cool article.  Personally, it doesn't bother me (or make this article less authentic) that Blu.fan posted it.  So those of you with that disposition aren't looking at this objectively.  Bill Connelly is a highly respected numbers guy, and at a first glance this a pretty fair - or at least objective - way at comparing QBs and their performance.  Strength of opponent is not taken into account, so that may help (or hurt) J.T.'s ranking. Keep in mind he piled up huge numbers against bad defenses, and has done the opposite against good defenses.

Just how "good" of a QB J.T. is has been an interesting debate on this forum since early 2015.  There are many who, just because of his raw cumulative career numbers says he is "the greatest OSU QB of all time."  And there are those who consistently call for his benching. And some who sit in the middle of those spectrums.

This article and numbers study is one of the first objective, holistic comparisons to all other QBs I have seen.  And it is important the way he has divided them into groups. He is not even a dual-threat based more so on PLAY-CALLING than what his skill set may offer. OSU calls a ton of designed runs for him. Can't argue that.

What's more damning to me is, when lumped in with and compared to other QBs and offenses who are also QB run heavy, is that he is outside of the top 30 when taking into account all the various passing and running #s.  He would certainly rank worse when compared to other "dual-threat" QBs as well.

I don't think there is much to argue with here.  J.T. in 2015 and 2016 is, at best, a middle-of-the-road average running QB.  Sure, he has great intangibles and other qualities that may not be measurable, and I'm not sure I could find 30 QBs I would rather have starting in 2017 than him. But based on actual performance as shown in this article, he's pretty average as a QB.  Which is interesting because, the heavy pro JT guys on this site want to paint him as one of the best to ever suit up for OSU.

Comment 28 Mar 2017

After this season where I expected improvement and got regression, I have no prediction.  But I will continue to pull for the Bucks in every game, and my expectation is that they win 20-22+ games and at least make the tournament.  

Comment 03 Mar 2017

I'm actually surprised he's that tall.  Thought he'd be closer to 5'10" flat.