I think you hit the nail on the head Triv, needs to work on his handles and outside shot to become a 2 guard in the NBA. He has a high basketball IQ and is a very savvy for being a frosh.
Congrats Brian on your find, I like to drink my Bourbon neat as well and over the years have gravitated towards the higher proof selections such as Noah's Mill, Knob Creek SB, and WT Rare Breed. In the summer I do like to drink Knob Creek SB (120 proof) over an Ice Sphere, it's one of the few whiskey's I've found that can hold up to ice and not taste watered down, I hate watered down whiskey.
Enjoy my friend.
I would really, really like to get my hands on a bottle of EC12BP, I was able to acquire a few bottles of Makers Mark Cask Strength though which I think is pricey for what it is but a very good Whiskey.
Never was a fan of Jack, it was Old Grand Dad Bonded 100 proof for me back in my younger days.
Hmmm does it involve a bridge?
All Animal House references get a up vote from me.
Hey M Man
Matta is a victim of his own success, we call last year and this year a down year, but if you look over the last 40yrs of OSU Basketball they should actually be considered successes. Any time OSU made the tournament in the 70's, 80's, 90's even the O'brien yrs that was a good/great year. When Matta leaves Ohio State it will be on his own terms unless he does something illegal.
Matta said he needs a big game out of Amir Williams tomorrow going up against Hammons. "We need Amir Williams to play, he’s got 80 minutes in this arena left in this career and he needs to cherish and value every one of the minutes he is on the court.”
Therein lies the problem, I don't think Amir really cares. McDonald cares but he's just lost on defense, you'd think after 4 years of practicing how to defend a pick and roll he would know what to do.
Hopefully Russell will be back to his old self, Scott and Thompson can put two consistent performances together in a row, get some help from Loving, and KBD. I think Tate will struggle with inside scoring in this game because of Hammonds help defense and shot blocking ability, he'll still be out there giving his all though.
It would have went the same regardless
If Michael Onwenu doesn't want to come to Ohio State that's fine but like Kirk Barton says either go to Ohio State or lose to Ohio State.
I worry about his health but I voted 7-10 I hope he can stay healthy enough to last that long, maybe just wishful thinking, but I know he loves coaching so I'm sure he will stay as long as he thinks he can do the job.
Matta needs to keep recruiting guys like Tate, guys with heart and desire todo what it takes to win, he reminds me of David Lighty the glue guy.
Aaron Hernandez played at 6'1" 245 and it wouldn't surprise me at all if Brown ended up at TE, I think one of Berry, Brown or Hubbard will be moved to TE, and if they don't believe Baugh is going to contribute it will more than likely be Brown or Hubbard. Only time will tell but I really don't see him as a H because I think Campbell is going to push for playing time there, I have also been reading some good stuff about McLaurin. Speed Kills
Can't wait for spring practice.
Johnny there are just some people that will never be happy and will never be satisfied. I had a job in Gainesville FL during the Spurrier years and while driving I would listen to the local sports/call in show and there would be fans that called in bitching about play calling how the team was being run, yada, yada, yada, during a time of success that program had never experienced. Then they got exactly what they deserved, the Zooker.
This years teams is a disappointment so far and last years was frustrating as well but I think this is just a speed bump, hell even programs like Duke and NC have their bad years and don't live up to expectations. Duke a 3 seed last year was bounced by Mercer in the round of 64, if Matta had a 3 seed lose the 1st weekend all hell would break loose.
I'm extremely happy we get to call Thad Matta the Head Coach.
Here is a good book on smoking for a good price ($12.27) and it has a lot of good recipes for Rubs, Mops, and sauces, I make my own rubs and mops. don't mess with the BBQ sauces because Sweet Baby Ray's is good enough for me.
The link is the 11W/amazon link
Do yourself a favor and invest in a Weber Gas Grill they last so much longer than other brands, I have the Spirit E 320, I also have a Weber Performer which is a Kettle that has a gas hookup to light the coals. I use it for indirect cooking (smoking) for medium cooks like Ribs 5hrs or Pork Loins 3hrs, and Chicken and Tri Tip. I just drop a chunk of wood (preferably cherry, peach or pecan) on top of the coals to get a good smoke ring on the meats and smoke flavor. For longer cooks like smoking a Brisket or Pork Shoulder I have a propane Smoker that keeps a consistent temp so I don't have to baby sit for 10/12hrs.
This is one of my favorites to cook on the kettle Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Pork Bomb.
There is a little whole in the wall neighborhood bar I frequent that keeps a good selection of bottled and Micro Brew beers on tap, they don't sell food and only have a license to sell beer and wine. Once in awhile patrons will bring their dogs in and owner is cool with it, so it's not unusual to see a dog in the bar.
About 2 years ago I walk in with a few friends and there is this huge black beast laying on the floor beside it's owner. I'm a dog person and currently have a 15 month old German Shepard so ask the guy what kind of dog is that and he says it's not a dog it's a wolf. I petted the wolf and he just laid there the whole time we were there, I was shocked at how big the darn thing was, paws as big as my hands. Anyhow here is a pretty good picture of what that wolf looked like (minus the girl) and I'll never forget it.
KBD is going to be a great player next year and I expect him to be a starter, to me he has more upside than Loving and plays with greater energy. Loving better pick it up or KBD and Tate are going to take all his minutes which if Loving doesn't have the desire to improve would be fine by me.
You would think Matta's job as far as motivating his team would be easy this time of year, especially with 5 guys who's careers are coming to an end. Loving better get his head straight because if he doesn't KBD is going to take his minutes, glad to see at least the freshman care.
Another one for the Amir Williams career highlight reel. https://t.co/XEpBlDCMf4— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) February 22, 2015
Surf and Fish, hell I do it now for free may as well get paid to do it.
The sad thing is this game should be a gimme but it won't be, hopefully Thad can get some of the younger players not named Russell and Tate to help pick up some of the slack left from the underachieving upperclassmen.
To bad there isn't a guy like David Lighty on this team, unfortunately the two guys who can lead are Russell and Tate, the seniors are not going to follow two true freshman. Matta said he is opening up competition again for starting positions, it just shows the lack of leadership and a lack of will to win in the senior class.
One thing Meyer says, he looks for players who are competitors first, you know a guy who would choke you to win a game of checkers, there isn't one senior on this MBB team who has that in him. Hopefully Matta has learned from this class and I know he has commented on Tate and his will todo whatever it takes to win.
They won't be in the top 25 after yesterdays debacle, I see them getting in but I don't see them winning a game unless Russell plays out of his mind and gets some help from one or two of the other youngsters. I'd like to see more Russell, Tate, KBD, and Loving on the floor at the same time with Lee in the middle (if he can get healthy). At least with those players on the floor there is a possibility of getting some scoring from someone other than Russell.
I'll root for this team until the bitter end, but I'll be glad to put this senior class in my rearview mirror.