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MediBuck


Stanford, CA (via Las Vegas)

Member since 03 January 2012 | Blog

Born in Columbus to Buckeye alums, raised in Phoenix AZ, currently practicing medicine at a residency in Pac-12 country.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Glendale; 2OT, 4th & Goal, WLB Blitz.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joey Damn Bosa
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Arizona Cardinals
  • NBA TEAM: Phoenix Suns

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Aug 2016
Thanks for an incredible decade, guys. I started reading this site in 2008, which was the first year that I really followed the nitty gritty of OSU football, and you guys have been my constant companion since. 11W is my alarm clock--I look foward to reading DJ's Skully before I crawl out of bed and brush my teeth, and I can always count on the site to be the first with reliable coverage of breaking news. Rwading this article made me incredibly nostalgic because I recall so many of those events. Godspeed and look forward to another ten years of the Best Damn Sports Blog in the Land!
Comment 21 Nov 2015

Fire Beck. Demote Warriner. At least as OL coach, our line actually got some push. Never seen such a talented team squander such opportunity. I'm personally glad that we won't be out there getting humiliated by Bama in the CFP.

The coaching staff needs to take a long hard look at itself and figure out what it's doing before the Michigan game next week. We were outplayed, outperformed, outcoached, and outschemed by MSU in all phases.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

To be fair, the reason we did so well this year is because the defense made huge strides forward. We had just as explosive an offense last year, but the trainwreck that was our secondary cost us the two biggest games of the season (MSU, Clemson) and almost blew The Game. I'm in agreement with Johnny that the general trend in CFB is away from under-center run-first clock-suffocating Tresselball (RIP Senator) as even evidenced in Tuscaloosa. As such, these offenses have been putting their counterpart defenses in tougher positions (the hurry-up means that the D sees the field longer, as drives no longer kill clock as before, the proliferation of larger holes in spread-out formations increase the chances of explosive plays and cutback lanes, bigger point leads mean teams will pass with impunity as the game goes on, etc etc). 

In response, defenses have adapted to increasing takeaways, bending-not-breaking, and limiting big plays, rather than shutting down opponents completely (apologies to Wisconsin). That mentality shift means that the definition of a good defense has changed as well, given the limitations they have to work with. When statistically measured against their comparison cohorts from yesteryear, it may appear that this version of the Silver Bullets has been hemorrhaging yards, but with what they've had to work with, they've been simply outstanding. Though they gave up 465 total yards to the Ducks, along with 4 turnovers gifted by the O, holding Oregon to only 20 points is a minor miracle in my eyes and worthy of standing among some of the great historic Buckeye defenses.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

I agree. Don't know if it's because Oregon's new to winning, but most UO fans I know are actually quite mild-mannered. They don't take winning as a given, aren't particularly obnoxious after victories, and take friendly ribbing well.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

Case is an excellent program, and their ties to Cleveland Clinic make them pretty well-respected in the medicine and BME field. That said, Oregon is an entire academic tier below OSU in pretty much every program across the board. Hell, they don't have a medical school, and their engineering dept was pretty much outsourced to Oregon State!

Comment 19 Jan 2015

As someone who lives outside the Buckeye geographical footprint, I do have to say that our fans are incredibly present and unafraid to rep our colors. I live in Northern California, and the bar I watch most of my games from will have as many OSU fans as Oregon fans on any given Saturday, no small feat given we're only a state down from Eugene. Ended up watching the Championship from home, but during the Sugar Bowl, the ratio of good guys to Bama fans was on the order of 90-10. Blessed to be a part of such a great national fanbase!