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mockjocks

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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 14 hours ago

The ongoing translations as each Spring Practice goes by = the Spring Game will feature mostly 3rd and 4th stringers after 2 or 3 possessions. I thought this would be the one year where you'd get to see some starters play due to so many key starting spots up for grabs, and different players (like Thomas) moving into bigger roles. 

I guess we'll see the future, future on April 18th

Comment 30 Mar 2015

Is it just me or did Anthony Lee just disappear from the team? He went from "groin injury" to "can't quite get that groin healthy" to "uhh is he even on the bench during games?".

I swear I didn't see him at all after the MSU game. He didn't make the trip to Portland for the tourney, right? Or maybe I'm just fuzzy-eyed.

Comment 25 Mar 2015

Agreed. I came from a different perspective with context. Google tells me that the average NBA salary for this 2014-15 season is 3.94 Million. Evan Turner makes 3.28 Million this year...below average by over a half Mil. With salary caps north of 63 million on each team - many more people are getting paid better in the NBA. I always tell people if you made a million dollars, but all of our co-workers and neighbors made 5 million...you'd feel poor as hell. It's all relative. 

Trust me, he's grinding away. He doesn't compare his situation to us, his only comparison is what his peers are doing. It's the ultimate grind to him, I'm sure of it.

PS - I'm a fan of yours, happy to banter. UV for you

Comment 24 Mar 2015

He came on like no other the second half of the season, and by the end of the season, I was owing him an apology. I had my issues with he and Tyvis in their poor decisions and gambles they took early. Most of those huge TD runs and throws we'd give up were on them. 

Then...Vonn must've said, "No more" and the rest is history...

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Great news. He's too valuable on the sideline. Beck can earn his paycheck by keeping a watch in the box. And if Beck needs to pull a 'Narduzzi' and split halves in the box and on the sidelines to answer to Coach W, then so be it. EVERYBODY ALL IN, ALL HANDS ON DECK, LET'S GET THIS TITLE DEFENSE!

Comment 17 Mar 2015

I agree. I didn't see where you said 'run the table' in your original post. My point was that regardless who our QB was, we weren't going worst than 10-2 during the regular season. We only ended up losing 1 game, but that sounded about right going into it. Like you said, most figured it would come at MSU, but my point is OSU football is superior to most other B1G schools regardless of who's out there. At least lately we have been. I don't see any 3-9 seasons coming any time soon like the guys up north.

I think our buddy's post directly below says it perfectly. Apples and Oranges, that's all. No worries man, I upvoted you.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I'd say the odds were pretty high compared to odds of winning the NCAA basketball tournament. Our football schedule was weak so backup or no backup QB it wasn't like we were going to curl up and not win games or move the football. And by the time we made the final 4, we had pretty decent odds to win both games - even as the underdog.

To me there's no comparison. These Seniors lost to Dayton this time last year...

Comment 11 Mar 2015

Easily 'the fan' of the Sugar Bowl. The cameras cut to him and his buddy will forever be etched in my mind, and tens of thousands of others as long as I walk this Earth. UV for you and all your responders...

Comment 11 Mar 2015

Couldn't agree more. RAMZY, I'm running out of superlatives to provide on your pieces. Your content is so good, so entertaining, so just damn premium, it's practically narcotic...Kudos for life

Comment 10 Mar 2015

I pretty much agree with you. My point should've focused more on the "Dontre Wilson" effect that permeated over Buckeye Nation upon his arrival. The kid from Texas with lightning speed and originally committed to Oregan. The reality is he fits in nicely like a few other guys in his very same position. We'll be fine either way. We were last year. Of course we want him healthy for every reason you mentioned. I just think in the WR/H-Back position no one guy will make or break its success. Here's to hoping Michael Thomas plays so well he proves me wrong on that last part, ha.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

As much as Dontre was one of the biggest gets for Urban when he got here, I just don't see him being a critical factor. Sure, you want all the depth you can - but Mr. Dixon and others can fill in nicely at the H-Back position if we ever needed to...not to mention Jalin Marshall has that position on lock. Don't know how you could pull Marshall off the field even with a healthy and ready Wilson. 

Here's to a speedy recovery, Dontre. We'd love to have you be a part of the mix, but "there's another train coming". Focus on your health, and see how the chips lay at that point. Buckeye nation need not worry.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

I remember it well...

He was such an unsung hero. As great as Conley was, that one year here prevented Jamar from going to the NBA. He was on his way to being the next Deron Williams, a lottery pick, then lost his spot his junior year. Senior year was very good, but on an NIT team a year removed from a run at the national title

*Sorry for the double-entry, meant to reply to your post*

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Kudos to Kyle Jones for this story. I couldn't agree more. Never mind if his talent translates to the NBA, this kid is the best freshman I've seen during the Matta era. He's a half-assist/gm away from leading the team in EVERY major statistical category...as a freshman. On a top 30 college team. At guard no less. Unheard of.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

I remember it well...

He was such an unsung hero. As great as Conley was, that one year here prevented Jamar from going to the NBA. He was on his way to being the next Deron Williams, a lottery pick, then lost his spot his junior year. Senior year was very good, but on an NIT team a year removed from a run at the national title

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Am I the only one who feels a quick exit helps the Buckeyes for the real tournament? 1 win, 2 wins - anything less than a Title game appearance doesn't change our seeding. We're definitely in, and likely an 8 or 9. Zero wins gives us a 9, 1 or 2 (or 3) wins gives us an 8. I would much rather Russell try to catch his legs this week, so we can ride him next week. The kid's tank is on E...he needs a fill up.