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jralvarez


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Comment 18 hours ago

OOOH.  Gibson looks sweet in that shot I must admit.... But being so skinny, and him being a lefty, and so damn athletic.... that me thinks he will make a great wr...

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Great stat..... if its relatable to football in the most difficult games are the last month of the season for OSU.... but it's not...  so... another meaningless pat on the back for Matta... if that's what our goal is....    to be 100-0 in march!  and 15-0 in the pre season beating sub 300 ball clubs....  but sub 500 vs the top 25/50 and sub 500 on the road....

Regardless-  good victory against a quality opp...   to keep the good vibes coming for bball..

Comment 02 Mar 2015

ok- thanks for fact checking me on the arena...  I'm getting older I admit and the years just roll faster than I care to admit!

SO I GUESS  millions he gets paid... more than 99% of the coaches in college....  isn't enough damn support?

Cry me damn river..... 

He gets paid top 5 in the country... Yet he's the 3rd best coach in our conference.  Go figure.  Underappreciated?

Comment 02 Mar 2015

Whatever.... when I read this post....

Really?  Underappreciated?   NOBODY is posting "Fire Matta" threads!?

Oh- AND we pay him a TOP 5 salary!!!!!  

Oh- and we built him a 20k seat arena?!

How in the hell can that be considered underappreciated?    Geesh.   SMH.  WTH.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

Yes, I DO like Matta, which has to be said first before all the pitchfork homers try to burn down my house...  HOWEVER, there are a ton of items that could be nitpicked about Matta & his methods...

1.  Try using a bench

2.  Don't recruit the Offits, Witherspoons, Siberts, and the other 1-2 transfers per year with practically 1/2 doing well at their school they transferred to which leaves us so often short on the bench..

3. Don't play favorites to the level he's done in the past.   Playing THOMPSON over ROSS to this day blows my mind... Has to be the DUMBEST coaching decision I've ever seen in a coach.  Honestly, Thompson still can't fucken hit the broad side of f****** barn in is Sr. Yr... While Ross only save his ass two years ago... twice.  

4. Which transitions me to this... if it weren't for TWO lucky shots you could erase two sweet 16's, one final four, one elite 8 (or two)?, and one NC appearance.  ANd his post season record wouldn't look nearly as good....     And yes, for one the NC run, Miller made an absolute stupid call for not falling our guard and we got so lucky....  they other only because thank God, Matta woke the fuck up and decided to finally play Ross...

5.  There there are WAY MORE teams than I care to admit that illustrate that they either don't like each other, or could really give a shit.... Please see this year, last year, and the player problems..... with Mullens, KK, Cook, Ross, Sibert, Turner & teammates, and Butler....    They can say it all the want (players) but you can tell when the kids don't enjoy eachother's company and way too often they have shown to not illustrate a real cohesiveness...

6.  NO gdamn rebounding... like ever, like never, like only 1/4 in his career has he Matta, ever had a team likely finish in the top 100 in rebounding.. It's like it's not even part of the game...

7.  Matta's offenses have been some of the most difficult to watch, stupid weave, or pick n roll, with either players that can't roll, or players that can't shoot.. I'm no bbasketball genius that is for sure, but without lottery pick NBA talent our offenses have been terrible (in conference play) and not that garbage schedule of 15 teams he always does....

Which leaves me with that STUPID, INCESSANT, mind numbing 20+ wins girl scout trophy all you homers want to give him.......  15 wins vs absolute NOBODY, and 5 maybe quality wins at home..... means absolutely nothing to me......  throw him a F****** parade why don't you...

SO with that said... yes I like Matta, he's a great dude, very personable, thoughtful, caring guy, but I think the loss of Miller, Jent, Groce, & co has really hurt his coaching....   And honestly, it should, it has, and I hope we can improve in that area....

Long Live Matta!!!!

Comment 27 Feb 2015

I bitch, moan, complain, and beat on Matta and some of his playas....  But honestly, I WOULD HATE if we lost Matta... Unless he was replaced by a "real" top ten type coach.... I would want NOTHING to do with a coaching change...

College basketball more than any of the college sport IMHOP is all about the "Jimmies & Joes", simply because only 5 play at one time...  one amazing recruit... see Oden, Conley, Cook, KK, Sully, DT, Turner, Buford, Russell, can make ALL the difference in the world...

And GEEEZ have you seen next years class with Mitchell, Giddens, Irkle, and Grindstaff,    shiiiiit.

NOW, if he would only teach rebounding, FT shooting, and had better, consistent, cohesive offensive schemes that didn't depend only on crazy good defenses...  

Matta is welcome to stay at my house any time!!!    

LONG LIVE MATTA!!!!

Comment 27 Feb 2015

Uh- no...  No way as a matter of fact, but trust me.  I love this guy.  Nothing beats his can do, must do, will do attitude.  If he can learn to really stroke it then perhaps... but for the love of God.... if DT aka "junkyard" can't make it... or Lighty.... or Ross.... then no way.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

For one.... maybe the schedules were more difficult?  And two, they didn't play 35-40 basketball games in the 60's, 70's, 80's, and most of the 90's.

Great, throw him a parade... Try playing more than one quality opponent the first 15 games.

I like Matta, I LOATHE this stupid lil league trophy BS.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

Ok...  Partied some with Big Daddy, Rickey Dudley, J Skelton, met Tovar, Derek Anderson, Spellman, Stringer, Funderburke, Raymont Harris,

Bout it I think...  It's been awhile since graduating in 94...

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Don't believe Smith's skillset for the deep ball will be replaced..   Not sure if we even have a guy on our roster with that ability..

Corey is not nearly strong enough, nor tall enough, to do what Devin did..  And Dixon is more.... S. Holmes like...

Mclaurin perhaps?  He's supposed to have the jets..

Comment 23 Feb 2015

As much as I like to criticize Matta... or the bball bucks at times....

I FIND THIS THREAD in poor taste...

I'm 100% sure he wishes he would play better, have practiced more, or fuck.... just gave a shit.... but regardless...

Damn fellas, he IS A BUCKEYE...    Try to give it a rest..