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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 59-0...in 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: I've changed this so many times, I can't answer it anymore. I love so many of them
  • 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
  • SOCCER TEAM: Team USA

Recent Activity

Comment 2 hours ago

Fair enough. While I think Sunday's game will be a tough game to win, I'm hoping we get great performances out of both players, and it turns a bit into winner takes POY. Of course Kaminsky goes out last night and plays a great game yesterday. I really look forward to seeing the votes breakdown on how easy he wins it. I hope it's not a landslide. 

Comment 18 hours ago

I upvoted both you and BrutusB, I don't question Frank's numbers at all - they're legit. I think Frank delivered exactly what we all expected out of him, Russell has exceeded expectations. Russ is a half-assist/gm away from leading his team in every major statistical category. We're Rutgers this season without him. Wisconsin still top 5 in B1G without Frank. If you remove the bureaucracy and all of the other indirect elements of the how people vote for the award, I think Russell would win it in my humble opinion. That's all.

I dole out plenty of fair criticism and objective opinion for OSU (admittedly not much on 11w, due to the overwhelming outrage police here that instantly down votes for anything not absolutely positive regarding OSU players, coaches, administrative staff, etc) and don't think it's being overly 'homer' to think Russell deserves POY. It's debatable, I'll give you that. 

Comment 05 Mar 2015

D.Russell is the B1G player of the year - without question. Conley wasn't in the discussion. Now, of course, this year the coaches and media will give it to Frank Kaminsky because our conference regularly allows politics to overrule logic and we do things like trying to give the award to upper classman at all costs. Evan Turner lost a POY to Kalin Lucas which was highway robbery he should've won back-to-back POY. And though a closer argument, you could easily argue Sully deserved POY either of his years in college over JuJaun Johnson and Draymond Green. 

Russell just turned 19 last week. You better appreciate what you're seeing right before you. The kid is must-see tv. Who knows if any of it transfers to the NBA, that's another conversation for another day.

Comment 05 Mar 2015

Conley got the play with the best collection of talent on one roster in OSU history. They were literally 9 guys deep with 2 1st rd NBA guys (not including Conley), 4 more borderline NBA guys (Jamar, Ron Lew, Othello Hunter, Lighty), and 2 more guys who'd be starting on this years team (Ivan Harris, and Twigs Terwilliger). The question was freshman vs. freshman. Conley was a great talent, but he never had pressure to deliver. The Xavier game in the tourney cemented his legacy forever - but his NBA success is what has immortalized him here in Columbus. It's not like he tore it up all season, he showed how valuable he was during March Madness. Let's not forget most of the city thought Conley should've stayed one more year in college, which was crazy with his stock as high as it was. 

Conley was damn good on the best team I've ever seen at OSU...the answer for this question here is Russell.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

Ramzy, you continue to keep feeding us top shelf content...and I'll continue to devour it

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Hopefully Schutt, Munger, and Hill can take a step forward like Curtis Grant finally did at LB.

Now Meyer wants to focus on defensive line depth. Guess what’s getting fixed this off-season.

Couldn't have said it better. Consider it done.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

We've got enough memories from this team to last a lifetime! Beating sparty was huge, the obliteration of Wisconsin was huger, and the bullying of Alabama was hugest! Ask anyone who knows me, I was supremely confident going into Oregon. Had we lost that game, I knew it would only have to do with us beating ourselves. We tried to beat ourselves anyway...and still won by 3 touchdowns. Will be tough to ever beat...

Comment 12 Feb 2015

This article is great. There's been so much talent to play for the Scarlet and Gray the past 20yrs. I feel the need to call out Jamar Butler as one of those overlooked. He had a great freshman year on a team that had 2 senior guards. He was arguably the best PG in the Big Ten his sophomore year, shining over many senior PGs on other top Big Ten teams. He seemed destined to be a lottery pick at that time, similar game and style of Deron Williams who just turned pro a year earlier. Then at the start of his junior year came a guy named Conley...and the rest is history...

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I really hope Kam gains the confidence to just go out and play ball. I thought Thad should've had him in the last 3-4 minutes when Purdue took control of the game. Maybe he hasn't earned Thad's trust in big moments yet. I toured the VCA with Scoonie Penn, just days after the Tourney loss to Dayton last March - and saw Kam getting some work in with Greg. That soon after the season was over...fell in love with the kid right there on the spot! Enjoy:

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Fair enough. You bring up some good points. The fact that Florida thought they were going to land him, and we did is a win in a couple different regards. He's clearly frustrating to us both with his ups and downs - just shows we're passionate about it. He's still got 6 weeks to add to the ups, as does the rest of the seniors, so we'll see how they close their careers out. 

Respect to you for good banter, and no down votes. A+ in my book.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

I work with an alarmingly high amount of Penn St. grads, and they're all pretty excited about how they did on NSD. This class, and the next couple will be critical for MSU to see if they have any true staying power as a B1G power, I just think it's going to be tough. Tons of Buckeye residue in Lansing, so we'll see how it plays out.

Urbz has it rollin. The turnaround has been incredible. In the B1G, we're the tortoise AND the hare!

Comment 06 Feb 2015

How unreasonable was my comment compared to anything you want to throw out? Have you read some of the stuff said about Amir in the MEDIA - let alone in the forums? I already know you have. I stand by my comments 100%, and aren't just coming out of thin air. Being good friends with a not-so-distant former Buckeye hoops captain - if you want to try to connect the dots, surely doesn't make me the gospel of analysis - but we're all entitled to our opinion and write about it here. We can agree to disagree, but good hands, flexibility, agility, center of gravity, and balance are things where you can safely conclude fall into the category of coordination. 

You can lead the 'outrage police' charge elsewhere where it may be appropriate to bring it up. I don't cross any lines.