Well done, Ross. I learned a lot. Great review and thoughtful criticism.
Von Bell - not even remotely close for me.
Totally agree. Having one arch on each end makes little sense. There has to be an untold story because visual evidence appears pretty strong this wasn't the original plan.
Beautiful, responsive design. More content on first page, more content above the fold. The only small nitpick I'd make is the horizontal ad below the nav bar. Breaks continuity a bit, pushes down the content as well as creates an unusual white space area on far right side just above the social links.
Congrats! Having done redesigns before, I know it must have been a lot of cursing and late nights. It looks really good.
Definitely an homage to the charge Craft drew.
No biggie but Ohio State was actually up 13 in the 2nd half with 6 to go.
And they do get a stipend. Former Wisconsin DE O'Brien Schofield has been quoted saying he received $1100 stipend each month.
I was surprised with the Norfolk stuff as well. I go there at least 2 a year for work and don't get the feeling it's rife with crime whatsoever.
Also, I think I've eaten at half the places on Granby St. :)
Highly recommended read about Mr. Owens would be Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics. I learned a lot and came away knowing him much better. What a great man to admire.
Plus, I was absolutely shocked to learn about Eulace Peacock and sympathetic to his story. Who? Read the book.
Cal named Jared Goff the starting QB a few days ago. We'll see if he makes it to our game.
Enjoyed the preview.
It's easy to forget but recall that Miller left Ohio State a few years ago to take a job outside of basketball (in 'business'). He spend months thinking about the move and ended up doing it to spend more time with family and to have more balance.
Instead, he actually ended up with Groce for a year, then went back to Butler and now he's their head coach. Smart move to reconsider getting out of basketball/coaching. What a change in 2 years.
The best block I have for Orlando is in the link below, from the same game as the GIF above. As dominating of a run block you'll ever see IMO. Pace emptied a lot of 55 gallon drums of WP (whoop ass) while on the gridiron>
The iconic, minimalist Block O will always be our logo and anything else is a just a trendy variation that has little long term staying power.
As far as our football jersey, I just see no reason change. The recruiting angle is overplayed. We are not some nouveau riche program who needs/likes to gain notoriety because of jersey changes. That's really puddle depth tradition which clearly doesn't align with what we've come to love about OSU athletics - at least so I thought.
The current jersey is heart-skips-a-beat perfect.
For those that don't see a problem, did you watch the full video rather than just the animated GIF? He pushes and kicks players. Threw a ball at a players head. Threw another one at a player's nuts.
I don't have 'fake outrage' either but his conduct is totally out of line.
"Damn! That's a cold ass honkey"
Zeller? Channeling Tom Crean, where does winning fall in the criteria????
Good info, HW.
Also, Norman Vincent Peale is Buckeye-born as well. Ohio Wesleyan grad. (Go Bishops!)
Even more incredible it was attested by LeBron James!
It really does look that way but actually Nicklaus played with Labron Harris Jr, an amateur who had a fine tournament himself.
What no Helvetica in that Wichita State study? It only has a movie named after it.
In all seriousness, very enjoyable and kudos to the creativity.
I don't see this as a designer talent issue. Designers are many times hamstrung by the process, requirements and subsquent revisions from the business.
For whatever reason, it seems Ohio State feels the iconic, unadorned Block O doesn't carry name recognition nationwide. I think this is misguided but why else are they so desirous to keep/incorporate "Ohio State" permanently the design? To me, the solution is to use the unadorned Block O and, when only absolutely necessary, include Ohio State below it in similar styling found on the front men's basketball jerseys.
Critiquing my own thoughts, there would probably be issues when needing an extremely small logo with the Ohio State badging. However, I go back to my thought the university is wrong in thinking "Ohio State" is needed. The ADs perfect logo is already created. What's missing is the decision to use it exclusively.
Although Withey is pretty skilled offensively, my concern isn't there. It's his defense. He erases possessions with the best of them and while he blocks almost 6 shots a game, he changes many others. I really see him being a problem for us. We don't have much of an inside presence but our dribble drives from guards and wings will need to be judicious. This puts a lot of pressure on our mid-range and distance shooting.
Video is damn near as good as Braxton, which is saying a lot. Well done
Scott gets some of his stats in garbage time. Good example would be the 3 he hit yesterday vs LBS when Ohio State was up 30 and just going through the motions to finish the game.
Defensively there's really not a comparison at this point. Steals don't account for quite a bit. For example, Craft turned over LBS point guard twice in short span - one were he forced him to travel and another was a 5 second call. Neither show up in the box for Craft. This happens a lot, hidden things he does for which there is no tangible stat as evidence.
None of this is to say Craft has been excellent this year offensively. He knows he has to score more and he started well (5-7 from deep) in the opener but he's now fighting shooting technique. For me, he has to start. He's the quarterback of the team, best on the ball defender in the country and a great leader.
Best floor change was when Matta had the paint 'unpainted'. Of course, I tend to be a less is more kind of person.
I'd rather see no Value City references and just a simple Block O at center court. No sihlouettes, no Buckeye leafs, no dumbass hashtags in front of the bench, etc.
I live in a pipe dream.