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Comment 04 Mar 2015

What I've always found frustrating about Amir - he will have stretches of 2-3 possessions up and down the court, where he looks absolutely dominant, but then completely disappears. 

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Indulge me for just a moment:

Is it possible Drayton and Meyer actually told Weber that Drayton either may or was leaving?  The kid was going to be lambasted by a lot of people up there after he chose OSU, and he was certainly aware of that, which probably added to the weight of the decision for him.  Is it possible Meyer and Drayton agreed to take the heat of allegedly deceiving him, in an effort to ease some of the anger directed at the kid for leaving "home"?  Weber's tweat was short, and somewhat open to interpretation - was that on purpose?  

I don't know, but the thought occurred to me with the lack of an immediate statement from UFM.  I agree with some others who have the feeling like something just isn't adding up.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

Thank you!   I've been of the same mind whenever people talk about worst loss:  wouldn't a game where you score 58 freaking points - in regulation - and lose, have a strong claim on the title of "worst loss"?

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Just wondering - is it possible the back judge didn't pick up the play clock expiring on that FG because he had a difficult seeing it amidst all the white in the crowd?  

Comment 12 Oct 2014

I'm frankly tired - no, make that "done" - fretting over whether or not tOSU will make the playoff or get a chance to play for the national title.  A national title was pretty much viewed as THE objective last year by the masses, and unfortunately, for me, it kind of made each week of the season a bit less enjoyable - I felt more relieved by the fact they won, but savored it less b/c I was worried about the frigging polls.  After Brax went down, and I got over being sick to my stomach, I frankly felt a little more excited for the season because the expectations were suddenly reduced.  The hope of pulling it all off was still there, but there was a better sense of "reality."  Anyway, the past three games have gotten me really excited, not only because of the wins, but how this young team looked in them. From my ignorant, layperson, weekend-warrior seat, the way they are trending is very exciting.

Comment 10 Oct 2014

Dude.  It's "Thom McDaniels".  Guy's kind of a legendary HS football coach in Ohio.  

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I've been to Wisconsin 5 times. Fantastic gameday atmosphere, but nothing about the tailgaiting really stuck out to me.  I've actually been more impressed by the actual tailgating in Bloomington, though the overall atmosphere doesn't hold a candle to Camp Randall.

Comment 27 Jun 2014

Awesome!  When I was in jr high and HS, I would wait up until like 10 PM on Saturday nights to watch the replay of the games on the PBS station on one of those monsters.  All the games weren't on live TV back then - I shudder to think about such an existence.

Comment 10 Jun 2014

How about the one dude's hand underneath the elbow of the guy drinking from the can?

Comment 23 May 2014

Absolutely!  That Trevor Berbick fight is the first one I always think of.  I was in HS at the time, and any time Tyson would fight, my dad would take off from work (3d shift cop), and we'd watch the fight on HBO.  I just remember it being an exciting time.  Thanks for the look back!  Great memories of time spent with my dad.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

To some degree, I think you put your finger on it right there -- 6 points, 2 blocks, within 3 minutes.  We've absolutely seen glimpses of the ability to dominate, but it has generally been a run of something like 2-3 trips up and down the floor, and then he disappears.  I think those who express frustration with Amir do so largely in part because from a distance, he often looks very timid and almost as if he doesn't want to be on the floor.  To me, I wonder if he's not the same player, mentally, as he was in that Final Four game against Syracuse his Freshman year - he played very well, but I always remember Craft getting in his ear after he missed a bunny and saying "You gotta dunk that *#!% Amir!"