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Member since 28 December 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: a luxury box. It was bout as good as it gets... and I've been to 6 OSU/scUM games all between '98-'07 - so all the good ones
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Impossible to answer
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jamar Butler, several others also. Dude was underrated
  • NFL TEAM: fantasy football since 2001
  • NBA TEAM: Indiana Pacers for as long as I can remember
  • MLB TEAM: Playoff baseball > any other pro sport playoff

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Comment 21 Sep 2015

What makes no sense is a one score game at home in the 4th against Michigan, allowing their RB to run all over us, only to beat Wisconsin and the #1 RB in the country 59-0. But that happened. 

What makes no sense is playing crappy against a bad Penn St team, only to damn near put 50pts on MSU on the road 13 days later. But that happened, too. 

Trust me, I was you guys last year. Thinking we were in trouble. I ate my words happily and I'm guessing you will too in the next 7 weeks. 

I'm curious just exactly who will beat us before 11/21? Care to name a team? NIU is probably as good as any other team we'll see. Don't tell me Penn St, cuz they're a joke right now. I heard Urban twice now say they'll get better. Trust me, they will. 


Comment 21 Sep 2015

Good points. +1 for you.

I think when the lights shine the brightest are when these boys are going to play their best. I'm not saying that's ok, or that I don't expect better - it's just what happens when you return virtually an entire team who won a championship already. These are kids. Anyone who knows me has heard me say it'll be some sloppy ball being played the first month. Too many weapons to figure out, new coaches to get their footing on offense, getting everyone's best shot, etc

You're one (of probably thousands after Saturday's performance) who think there are major issues. Not me, I happen to think Urban and staff will figure it out. I bitched and moaned most of last season after the poor performances we had most of the year. I haven't forgotten about those, we could've lost to a handful of teams (Penn St, Indiana, and others) including scUM - it wasn't pretty. They proved against MSU, and then at the end of the season that they've got what it takes to get the job done. I spent a lot of time complaining about why they weren't playing better. I couldn't see the forest through the trees. Now that's he's proven it to me - In Urban I trust, period. He said they'll get better. They will.

In my eyes we're playing with house money in 2015. We already have a trophy (the 1st trophy) sitting at the WHAC. I'm enjoying the ride this season. They can win every game by 1pt for the next 7 weeks. I'll judge these guys on 11/21 and beyond. If they lose before then (and I don't see it), shame on them.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

I guarantee Urban and his staff will have these issues resolved when it counts - on NOVEMBER 21ST. Until then, it's clear that we've earned the benefit of the doubt with the polls to stay #1 as long as we keep collecting Ws. We've got plenty of time to figure out the best way to optimize the offense. 

I hope they tune out the panic police, and focus on the guys who can make our ceiling the absolute highest. I don't care if we look good against the cupcakes. I only care about us being ready when the lights shine the brightest, and the guys playing have the highest ceiling and are playing at maximum capacity - I trust they'll know who truly deserves to get the reps at any position. 

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Buckeye production in the NFL is definitely increasing - especially in the offense skill positions. For as many guys as we've put in the NFL the past 15 years, very few have had impact in the skills positions relative to how many we had go pro.

It looks like it'll be even better in a couple of years!

Comment 16 Sep 2015

I wish my co-workers work and performance reviews were public, ha! I love the transparency. Hell, make the entire world's performance reviews public, so we all can be held accountable. I love how our staff is evaluated, the areas of where they put emphasis too. Though I must say it made me LOL as I read Warinner's review with Instagram underlined with "Need to use this more". Hilarious, I must admit.