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NitroBuck


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Comment 09 Apr 2014

If you forget about the 1993 WTC bombing ever happening - because all of these people obviously have - it is a fascinating question: How did Biggie know? How?

Great work as usual, Ramzy.  Thanks for a good laugh.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

But the lessons of his life, his entire life, are just as important to learn as any jump he ever made or any race he ever won.

Eloquently stated, Johnny, and oh so true.  Thank you for telling the rest of his story.  We have made some great strides in this country, yet there is still so much further to go.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

Damn...I live halfway between the #1 and #6 fattest cities.  Doom creeping in....

Comment 08 Apr 2014

I agree, Amir gets more crap than he deserves.  No, he does not have the hands and offensive firepower of Sullinger, but he is a far better defender.  He has improved each year, and should continue to do so next year.  My observation from this past season is, defensively, we got pounded badly inside whenever he stepped off of the court.  This was especially true during the January slump, when McDonald was completely unable to keep up.  Another big man or two would have really helped this past season, both in terms of keeping people fresh and player development through competition for playing time.  

That said, the really glaring problem was poor outside shooting as a team. That was the root cause of probably 80% of the losses, and that problem had far more impact than any weaknesses in the paint.  Shoot, decent outside scoring would have opened up more opportunities for Amir inside.  It is tough to penetrate a packed in zone defense when they can get away with having no respect for the outside shooting.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

I've enjoyed watching you play, Mr Ross.  Sad to see you go, but I understand the decision. Buona fortuna!  Better yet, I hope you make it in the NBA so you won't have to hear that phrase.

Comment 29 Mar 2014

Dude, a greatly enlarged spleen is one of the symptoms of mono.  Doctors take a very dim view of mono patients playing sports, when any shot to the abdomen may result in a ruptured spleen.  Hell, doctors typically don't want patients to drive a car or ride a bike.  And that is if the patient even has the energy to participate in a sport.  A lot of kids are wiped out for 4-6 weeks.

Comment 28 Mar 2014

Baldwin and the OL guys facing that D-Line crew every day in practice is probably the best thing that could happen for them.  If they learn to hold their own, the O-Line will be well on their way to becoming the strong position group we need. 

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Aww, give the Hoosier fans a break.  Aside from having a once proud basketball program, what else do they have going for them?  Plus, they have to live with the basketball equivalent of Bert.

Comment 27 Mar 2014

Not to knock Speilberg's accomplishments, but what has he given back to Ohio?  I know Newman was a major contributor to his Alma Mater (Kenyon College), who won 31 consecutive NCAA Div III swimming championships in no small part due to the natatorium  he helped provide.  Paul Newman was a pay it forward kind of guy.

Comment 27 Mar 2014

The only real knock I have on Armstrong is him being reticent to talk about such a unique experience. I feel like he should've been obligated to discuss that experience more.

Good point Vico.  Maybe Neil didn't want to be like Buzz Aldrin passing out Halloween treats in the Youtube clip on Big Bang Theory:

"Hey kid, here's a moon pie.  I walked on the moon, you know."

Comment 27 Mar 2014

DJ, I have a family member who was a rape victim, as was my first love.  Yes, they were both sensitive to the issue, but not the word.  For them, it is all about the context.  Pulling a Taylor Lewan would upset them greatly.  Seeing the act portrayed in movies?  Absolutely.  Speaking of raping college football?  No.  And I don't say that to defend Bobby Knight.  I've always thought him to be a first class jerk.  My experiences with rape victims might be different than yours because I was raised in an age before PC ran amok.  Nowadays, everyone waves their feelings on a banner looking for maximum sympathy or the image of moral superiority.  

Comment 27 Mar 2014

You might be right about Fickell reaching his level of competency.  Impossible to tell from outside of the program.  However, it seems to me that Fickell and Heacock produced a few strong defensive teams as co-coordinators under Tressel.  Personally, I think there was a communications breakdown (chemistry problem) between Fickell and Withers, or Coombs and Withers, or both.  The end result is the back 7 looked tentative and uncoordinated all season long.  We saw the same thing to a degree in 2012, but that group got it together as the season progressed.  In November, that was a good defense.  I was hoping that would happen last season, even though the coordination problems were worse early on.  My feeling is that mounting injuries got in the way of making that improvement over the course of the season...first Bryant, then Roby in the last 2 games.  OSU should have the experienced depth ready and waiting to handle that, but didn't.  All the same, I'm pleased with the staff changes that were made.  That should address a major part of the problem.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

We might not get a look at Braxton's progress this spring, but maybe his injury will be a blessing in disguise.  The staff appears to be making every effort to have Braxton work on the mental side of the game while he is out of commission.  Hopefully, he will become a student of the game, like Troy Smith did his Sr year.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Wouldn't it be reasonable to assume Urban blames Everett Withers as opposed to Luke Fickell?  After all, one is still on staff, and the other is gone.  Maybe Meyer just does not want to kick the guy who is already out the door.  Bottom line is, changes were made to correct the problems.  And I am thankful for that.

PS, I up-voted you to offset a down vote.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

In other word, DJ, it is your way or the highway?  Because you've made up your mind how to define a word, all other opinions are void?  You are raping our freedom of expression.  Oh, what a sticky mess that leaves.

I love your work, DJ.  But your opinion is not the only valid one.