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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU's 2002 National Championship victory over Miami...waited a long time for that one.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Not any more...Can hardly watch.
  • NHL TEAM: Ohio Machine Lacrosse
  • NBA TEAM: Why bother?
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: What's soccer?...I mean besides the U.S. Men's Nat

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Mar 2014

You're right perhaps Top Gun isn't an insider. However, Coach Matta is as insider as they get. You can glean from his comments on Q over the years and theorize that perhaps Q was leaving a little in the tank or could be more coachable at times. Regardless, Q is and will always be a Buckeye. He helped us as a team and I wish him all success. Thanks Q! Go Bucks! 

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Rural...when you're a player involved in 119 victories, a 1000 pt. career scorer, lead your team in career assists and lead your conference in career steals I'll listen to your drivel. No apologies AC. Sad way to end it but you'll go down as one of the All-Time Bucks Cagers. Keep Calm & Spring Game... 

Comment 17 Feb 2014

Keep hoping...smaller quicker guards have no fear of Big Amir. They've figured out that the way to beat him is to drive it straight at him (see Walton in the TTUN loss.) Amir blocks a shot once in a while "off ball" but seldom gets a hand on layups driven right into him. Unfortunate because we need him to take away the lane.

Comment 21 Jan 2014

Yes, they're still our Buckeyes, win, lose or draw. And yes, it's been a frustrating stretch. Primarily because they have the potential and for some reason don't just have the "scrapper" mentality needed right now. As I watch other programs (good & bad) I see guys getting pissed when team effort drops. At times the Bucks don't look they care. That's not to say they should all go ballistic but man, when times are tough somebody's got to get vocal and step up.

Pet Peeve #1 Foul Shots - When all else fails and you can get to the line where nobody is guarding you...make your damn shots! 66%?! For the game?! As a team?! Wait, what? Oh, they're only shooting 68.4% as a team for the season? Oh, well that explains it. Hell it does. Q: 66.7%. Shannon: 66.7%. Dead-Eye Della Valle: 57.1% Even Thompson and Craft not much more impressive...BUNK! These are supposed to be shooters! Sometimes you can't do anything when your shots aren't falling but there is no excuse to struggle like that from the line. Q shot 77.6% last year from the line so you can't tell me he's not capable. It's focus.

Pet Peeve #2 Offensive Movement - When all else fails and you're shots aren't falling. Move without the ball! I see other teams freeing up people for back-door cuts, pick and rolls, etc. We get a Slam-Thompson or two a game and that's it. Seems like too many times down the floor either Scott or Craft is dribbling at the top waiting for a lazy ball screen while the other three guys stand around and watch the show. Lack of snappy passes around the perimeter. We've got team speed. Guys gotta MOVE! Thompson, Q, Amir all seem to walk around most of the time.

Anyway, this to shall pass. I support The Buckeyes and believe they can work this out but somebody's gotta care. Go Bucks! Beat Illinois!

Comment 21 Jan 2014

Williams is the least intimidating big guy in the league. If you can't block the shot at least make sure the little guy bringing it inside doesn't want to do that again. Softy Soft Softenstien.

Comment 21 Jan 2014

My point exactly! Couldn't agree more. Q will do a pump fake and then lazily take it into the lane where sometimes he looks silly smooth and many other times he looks like "stumblin', bumblin', fumblin', travelin'" guy. And for the love of a fair god, could he please make his foul shots! They might not right this ship soon but still love my Bucks!

Comment 06 Jan 2014

Love ADV and the energy he brings. (Also pretty funny on Twitter.) However, for the time being can we please dispense with the "sharp-shooting guard" moniker?  Through 15 games my man is shooting 38.6% from the field and 61.1% from the line, which is last among the 9-man rotation from the field and 2nd to last from the line. While this could and should improve (as it did for the distinguished Mr. Threebler) currently his shooting stroke is suspect. I'm amazed he doesn't shoot better from the stripe. As a team they only shoot 68.8% from the line (and that could be a problem in close games & tournament games.) Props all around for our floppy-haired friend but he does need to zero in on the bullseye a bit. Go Bucks! Beat Sparty!

Comment 13 Dec 2013

Nice write up. Very much looking forward to it and how it contrasts against the national narrative. I've always been a Tress fan, have met the man and think he was a "life-saving" influence on Mo. But Mo deserves the credit. We all make mistakes. What we do after that is what's ultimately important. Go Bucks!

Comment 12 Dec 2013

Amir has been playing much better but he has to rid himself of bringing the ball down in the post and especially putting it on the floor. It brings smaller players into the defensive equation. He is so big he needs to keep the ball at his chest or higher when he's right at the basket. Also, I know he likes the little "bunny layup" of the backboard from right at the basket but more times than not he should DUNK. THE. BALL. It not only is a higher percentage shot but it establishes more authority, brings the crowd into it and demoralizes opponents. I know he had at least three dunks last night but they were all when he was uncontested moving towards the basket. That's great. I'm talking about when he's stationed in the post and receives the ball. How many "layups" did you ever see Shaq take? Almost none. If he got the ball deep he went up with the intention to jam it. It made him a terror. That said, he is playing much better and will be invaluable come B1G season.

Comment 08 Dec 2013

"The signs have been there for two years." = 24 wins...what's wrong with this picture. OSU got beat. The secondary didn't perform particularly well, the offense got tight after some success and everyone obviously felt the pressure. Meh. 24 wins over two years with consecutive victories over our rival after going 6-7 in 2011. I'm all good. Buckeye Pride forever!

Comment 25 Nov 2013

Unlike the Cooper years I think UFM will keep this group focused and as he said after the game Sat. when this team focuses they are a very, very good team. Brax needs to be extremely focused on ball security. For all the upside that resides in his scrambles he is susceptible to putting the magic bean on the turf and that always seems to play into games with TTUN. OSU lost the turnover battle against Indiana 3-0 and still managed to dismantle them. I'm sure no one on OSU's squad wants to try their luck with such a TO deficiency on Sat. That said OSU should take care of business and launch themselves into their first B1G Championship game on a roll like none other. Go Bucks! BEAT MICHIGAN!

Comment 29 Oct 2013

Teams are trying to take the deep ball away. Look how far off PSU was playing our receivers at times. When that happens you have to take what the defense gives you...and we did. That said, Brax did throw deep several times. missing Philly in the end zone once and down the sideline right before half. He also attempted to throw deep to Fields once along the far sideline. Didn't complete any but attempted longer throws, imo.

Comment 29 Oct 2013

"On a side note, has BoB's mom filed a Bullying Report on Coach Meyer yet?" The answer is "no." However, they did file a "cruelty to animals" allegation with the ASPCA & PETA. Just wait 'til they see how the Bucks treat the weasels from TTUN in November. Go Bucks!

Comment 28 Oct 2013

...Pull your starters...stop throwing the ball for about the whole last quarter...take a knee to end the game. = Disrespecting your opponent...NOT! Sorry...the way to not get beat 63-14 is to PLAY BETTER. Obviously Baylor is hanging 70+ on opponents...respectfully.

 

Comment 28 Oct 2013

Lost a little respect for O'Brien when in his presser he claimed that Hackenberg was hurt on the false start where, "...he was slammed to the ground on his shoulder after the play." Hackenberg was hit by Bosa but nobody slammed him to the ground...at least not on that play. Granted that might have been a penalty but a poor excuse by a head coach who just got his a** handed to him (nice handshake Bill.) Now the last play of the 1st half is a different story. Noah Spence made sure no Hail Mary was possible by sacking him yet again. You could see him favoring his shoulder as he headed for the locker room.

Face, Bobby, you're guys got schooled by a Pennsylvania recruit and his pals all night. Block better, don't turn the ball over, quit whinning...Deal with it.

If Meyer doesn't challenge that 4th down spot, he's not doing his job for his team. Take no prisoners. Go Bucks!

Comment 23 Oct 2013

Per usual sir you have an elegant way of painting with a pen (or keyboard.) It is truly a great story of tradition that should be highlighted, celebrated and passed on.

Comment 23 Oct 2013

No coincidence that the resurgence in the OL correlates directly to the Exit of The Walrus...coo, coo, cajoo. Coach Meyer will have no problem recruiting big, fast backs after El Guapo's display this season. Onward! Go Bucks!

Comment 21 Oct 2013

"How many times have you seen a player bounce back and continue to run because they didn't wrap them up?" - EXACTLY! Exhibit 1a: OSU vs. TTUN game 2012. Wrap up and one touchdown never happens.

Either way, the call against Roby was BS. Go Bucks!