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Normal Buck

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: In West Lafayette, to witness Holy Buckeye, live!
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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!"

Comment 30 Mar 2014

I really like this guy.  We saw some flashes of a great runner his Frosh year, and he was fantastic in phenomenal in extended action against Illinois.  He gets that blocking aspect down, and I think he and EzE are going to be a near-unstoppable force.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

KBD is going to be awesome.  If he gets a lot of PT next year, I think he and Loving will be on the floor together.  I think Amir would find more time on the pine.

Comment 14 Mar 2014

I was at South by Southwest last weekend, and sat in on a discussion with Kliff Kingsbury.  Coffee just about came out my nose when, in response to a question about the recently shelved 10-second rule, he said the sentiment among the TTU staff was: "The only injuries the 10-Second Rule would have reduced were fake injuries."

Comment 04 Mar 2014

Can we send a tape of RDS in the 2011 scUM game to the clown who questioned his toughness?

Comment 28 Feb 2014

I will miss Craft, but this basketball team just needs to be put out of its misery.

Comment 25 Feb 2014

I went last year, and it was awesome!  We took this year off, but are planning to go again next year.  It's cool hanging out with all the former players, but the most enjoyable part of it for me was all the fantastic people I met on the cruise.