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LouBuck35

Louisville, KY (via Centerville, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in Ohio Stadium for: Chris Gamble's pick 6 of Zach Mills and Will Allen's game clincher against scUM in 2002.

    Rushing the field after The Game of the Century in 2006.

    OHSAA Division II State Basketball Champs - 2001
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie, Glenn, MoC, Doss, Gamble, Troy, Teddy
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Is it me or is he ripping off OSU's actual graphic designer, Sammy Silverman?

Comment 24 Jun 2014

Is going to Buckeye Corner or a similar place really that much more expensive/not worth it than getting a knock off from across the Pacific?

Comment 24 Jun 2014

Someone posted this on the other LeBron thread - but the brakes should be applied a little bit here.  Disclaimer, I am not a Cleveland fan.  If both Bosh and Wade opt out as well, the chances of LBJ returning are pretty slim.  At that point, they are all going to be discussing reworks of their contracts in order to add more pieces to Miami.  If neither Bosh nor Wade restructure, then the Cavs hopes could jump up considerably.  Say what you will about Kyrie Irving - and I agree he is extremely talented - but having just him and the #1 pick arren't enough to get LeBron to return.

Comment 20 Jun 2014

I don't disagree with anything you've said.  BUT...I think there are a lot of teams that need to trip up for UCLA to get into the playoff and then win two games.  But again, we are talking Tim Brando and he is bat shit crazy.

Comment 20 Jun 2014

That might even be worse because by that logic he has UCLA winning the national title? In football?!?

Comment 20 Jun 2014

Only other B1G stadiums that I have been to are Michigan and Penn State (both in 2005).  PSU atmosphere for that game was absolutely insane and dwarfed the crowd effort at Michigan.  I'm with others that Michigan Stadium is impressive it's size, but it doesn't hold crowd noise well at all and the fans didn't appear to be into the game, which was shocking.  Based on accounts from those here and what I've seen on TV - I would have to agree with the list.  Personal experience maybe gets PSU up to 3 on my list.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

I think Gene Smith has done a pretty good job.

I lived through the "gray sleeves" era and I don't miss those uniforms at all.  It makes sense to have all the stripe patterns coordinate and I think the current standard uniform set is great.

With that said, I also really like the most recent Pro Combat uni.

I also dislike the OH-IO chant, even on game days.

I do not miss lining up  and running (predictably) Dave on 1st down. (And sometimes 2nd down) (And every so often, on 3rd down)

I'm happy that Ross and ADV went pro.  Not that I'm necessarily happy for them, but I was over having them on the team. ADV was not the second coming of Jon Diebler.

I know that 11W staff cannot police everything and that we all should ignore it, BUT... I hate how downvote trolls can really disrupt/hinder/stifle conversations on threads that otherwise could go in a good direction. Maybe we all might have been better off without Helmet Stickers.

 

Comment 17 Jun 2014

Without doing any research whatsoever, is it because the skillset of the players at Wisconsin is at a higher level than SDSU, Iowa State or Arkansas?  You can utilize any coverage/technique combination you want, but if your players aren't up to task, you probably are not apt to perform high nationally.

Comment 13 Jun 2014

Does anyone else believe our recent quarterback play has considerably spoiled us?  Recent history fills our minds with Troy, TP and Braxton - all 3 who worked themselves into being all-time Buckeye greats.  I believe that for Coach Meyer/Herman's system, we don't NEED an all time great QB, nor do we need the most electric running QB.  Miller and Pryor both have made considerable contributions running the football, but we don't need our QB to run for 1,000 yards.  We need someone who knows the system inside and out, makes the right reads, is athletic/mobile enough to be a pseudo threat, and someone who can deliver the ball to open guys.  Who's to say that J.T, Cardale, Collier, Burrow or Clark aren't able to do that?  No one has seen them in true game action yet.  As I said in another thread a while back - either Gibson will come here, or he won't.  The sun will still rise and set and we will still be Ohio State.

I don't have any capacity or ability to critique the staff's decision making when it comes to the players that think will succeed in their system.  I believe they will make the best decisions they can make for the future of the program and I am also confident in their ability to develop a winning football team.

The tl;dr version:  We are incredibly blessed to still be in one of the golden ages of Ohio State football.  We can't expect EVERY QB that comes into our program to be top 5 all time at their position.  Viewing YouTube and reading Birm's articles don't make me an expert talent evaluator, so if a player is good enough for Urban et.al, they are good enough for me.

Comment 12 Jun 2014

I see that too, and even if Braxton did see it, he may have been too pot committed at that point.  By the time that alley really opens up, Braxton is trying to turn on the jets to get around the corner due to the DE shedding the block.  I can only assume he's thinking he has a better chance of getting the first down near the sideline then attempting to stop on a dime and cut back against a swarming defense on 4th down.  In the Stages of Grief, I think I have finally crossed into "Acceptance" on this play.  Ready to move forward to an new season.

Comment 06 Jun 2014

Thanks for the statistics.  Although his numbers, as compared to other recent Buckeye QBs, aren't great - the OP stated he was a terrible quarterback.  Stats and more importantly, my eyeballs, tell me that isn't true.

Comment 28 May 2014

Spot on.  I'm in Louisville, and the only major difference is we are about 4-5 degrees warmer than Columbus on a given day.  Plenty of snow/ice and wind down here in the winter months.  Kentucky is definitely the "south" in about every way except for the weather.

Comment 28 May 2014

Maybe I'm just getting old (30), but I'm just meh on the recruiting process.  I used to get pretty invested in landing the top guys, but then I think back to how my mind worked (or didn't) when I was in high school. I won't hang my emotions on any 17 year old's day to day fluctuations in attitude.  I love the work done by the 11W staff and really enjoy reading their updates on the upcoming class, but if we get a guy - great! If we don't, then we don't.  Top 20 lists and tweets and Elite camps are all fine and well, but you'll receive my investment when you sign on the line in February.

Comment 14 May 2014

I really wish some sports journalists could come up with better things to write about than predicting next year's NFL draft literally a week after the 2014 draft finished.  I understand the desire for round the clock content, but there have to be more interesting things than prognosticating a year in advance about draft positioning for people who may or may not even be in the draft.  How about just a watch list of talent.  Do we need to really slot them in order?  Hell, no one has any clue what the draft order will be, so how can players be accurately predicted.  Adam Kramer actually wrote a great piece this week about how mock drafts really need to be put out to pasture.  He cited Mayock/Kiper/McShay at BEST getting 6 out of 32 first round picks accurate - and these are the guys who are called draft experts and gurus.  Sorry OP, this isn't a knock on your topic - I love CFB and the NFL, but 2015 draft talk (even when Buckeyes are involved) is a lot.

Comment 08 May 2014

Eisen/Mayock > Berman/Kiper/McShay

Plus, UFM will be making some appearances on NFLN, I believe.

Comment 06 May 2014

Then what is the reasoning behind the Reds honoring the UK basketball team's national title two years back?  Not saying I agree that Cincy is an annex of Kentucky - but that has always confused me.  It certainly doesn't help in the situation that grinds your gears.