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MassiveAttack


Columbus, Ohio (via Columbus, Ohio (originally Toledo))

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Computer programmer, college football fan.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy James Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Maurice Lighty, Jr.
  • NFL TEAM: Which one has the most former Buckeyes?
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Miami Heat, since they acquired Shaq
  • MLB TEAM: none
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 2 hours ago

Certainly we want our offense to dominate, but putting up 24 points on an elite defense is reasonable.  At least 2 really nice TD throws were within our grasp, but Sparty's defenders had excellent plays to deflect.  Putting up 35 points against Clemsom is not what I'd call "didn't get it done." Our defense should not have given up 40 points.

Unless you're playing a multiple overtime game, your defense should not be giving up a touchdown per quarter.  I would argue that if you give up more than 24 points in a regulation game, you failed as a defense. (special teams TDs excluded)

Giving up 34 to Cal, 30 to NW, 35 to Illinois, 41 to _ichgan, really tells the tale of why we lost the last two games more than our offensive "woes."

Comment 09 Apr 2014

If your backup QB is not better than your TE, WR, or RB, why risk injury to him and why remove the other player from the field?  Do you really want a situation where your backup gets injured, then XBrax goes out for a series or two? 

 

Comment 07 Apr 2014

LOL!  I think they had 15,000.   I'm looking for us to have that number times four, but hopefully five (60,000 - 75,000).

Comment 03 Apr 2014
  1. Illinois got a obvious strip/fumble handed back to them with amazing field position.  This resulted in a TD 4-5 plays later.
  2. I remember the obvious illegal pick on the OSU DB that resulted directly in a touchdown.
  3. Illinois won 28-20.

How did The Illini deserve to win this game?  Cause they played hard?  Every team plays hard against OSU.  When you get 14 points you didn't earn, then win by 7, I say you stole a victory you DID NOT deserve.  Not that it mattered, we still got into the MNC game and lost.

 

Comment 25 Mar 2014

Killer highlight reel.  TeddyBallGame, indeed.  Some of those games Ginn outscored the opponent with just his contributions.  He just destroyed _ichigan and _ichigan State.  If you had an injured linebacker, don't even play him against OSU, Ginn is just going to abuse him.  I think he had 1 receiving, 1 rushing and 1 punt return for touchdown against MSU in that reel.

Comment 21 Mar 2014

I agree with all of your points.

I have said the same about Amir for two years.  Was hoping he would figure it out this year.  On the football team, he would have been benched.

I definitely think the officiating was very one sided, particularly in the second half.  One play stands out where LSJ is guarding one of Dayton's forwards about the 3-point line and the guy slips/trips on his own feet and they whistle LSJ.  Since they were in the double bonus, two made free-throws were the result.

It's not like Dayton was playing that well.  If we had even one more shooter on the floor, it would have been a 10-15 point victory.

Comment 17 Mar 2014

I'm a CB fan.  However he had a season-ending injury at the END of his 5th game in his senior year. (um, close out the game strong guys, _ire _ickell!)  On a year by year basis, you usually have to play in at most 4 games to get a medical redshirt for the year.  

Somehow Jordan Hall was able to score one after getting injured in the first half of his 5th game in 2012 (_ichgan State).  I guess you can infer where the cut off point is.

Comment 27 Feb 2014

Surprised you didn't know, it wasn't a secret.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Ginn,_Jr.

Ginn played for his father, Ted Ginn, Sr., in high school at Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he played defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver. Ginn, Jr. was selected as the 2004 USA Today Defensive Player of the Year, a 2004 Parade All-American, and named the 2004 SuperPrep National Defensive Player of the Year. He also participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a member of the East team, along with former Dolphins teammates Ryan Baker and Chad Henne,[1] and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.

Ginn intercepted eight passes as a senior, returning five of them for touchdowns. One of his interception returns went for a state-record 102-yard touchdown, while another went for a 98-yard score.

2005 Spring Game quote:

http://danwismar.com/2005/04/

The surprise of the day was Ted Ginn Jr. getting some time at cornerback, especially in the Red Zone. He played about 5-6 plays at CB, and I don't believe he had more than one pass thrown in his area. After the game Coach Tressel was quoted as saying "That's something he has the capability of doing. One way or another, we're going to get comfortable at that position." Ginn or no Ginn, I'm comfortable based on what I saw yesterday

Somewhere there is a quote from Ted Ginn, Sr which said something link [sic] "Coach Tressel is not getting his money's worth, as Ted Jr. was is an excellent cornerback."

 

Comment 20 Dec 2013

Sorry bro, not true on Easton.  Simon Malls built Tuttle Crossing and the former "City Center" in downtown Columbus, OH.  Les Wexner built Easton Town Center in response to being excluded from the City Center venture (co-developed by The Georgetown Company and Steiner + Associates, with M+A Architects serving as the Architect of Record).

Comment 19 Dec 2013

I thought Shannon Scott played poorly as well, worse than Craft.  At least Aaron had some nice dribble drives with finishes, though he missed at least two layups in minimal traffic.  Shannon turned the ball over multiple times, missed several shots, didn't deliver open look passes, got beat on defense at least 3 times, and made 2 stupid fouls with less than 5 seconds on the shot clock.

Oh well, everyone has an off game.  Good luck at MSG!

Comment 17 Dec 2013

Additionally, I would say that even if XBrax ran as often as last year, he took FAR fewer hits this season.  He routinely ran out of bounds to avoid contact, and turned around backwards when anticipating contact.  Not saying any of that is a bad thing, just that he didn't take as many hits.