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Member since 15 October 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU's 2002 National Championship victory over Miami...waited a long time for that one.
  • 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 03 Sep 2014
Puh-lease...no offense but unless you're a senior citizen or someone who would experience trouble standing for extended periods you should be encouraging people to stand and cheer...the whole game. UFM has personally requested The Shoe to get off its assets and get in the game. You want to sit and watch? You have choices: watch from the comfort of your own home, tailgate or local sports bar. We paid dearly for our Wisc. tix last year and proudly stood and cheered our Bucks enthusiastically. Will stand for the Cincy game this year as well. Go Bucks!
Comment 07 Aug 2014
We can certainly agree to disagree but the reason I used the Sociology analogy is because this isn't The Army or Hewlett-Packard or Ford...this is an educational institution. TBDBITL is made up mostly of students who are only there for a limited period of time and pay for the privilege of being in an organization like the band. Regarding books written on leadership and the ability to change culture, how to do it, etc...there's also a lot of books written on how and what I should eat. Doesn't mean I agree or that they're correct. Regardless, if you're at the top of a student organization when unacceptable "culture" comes to light...well. Finally, if the band members love the program and Waters' leadership so intensely then they should have yielded to the changes he said he was trying to affect instead of continuing to act the way they did and costing him his job & embarrassing the program & university, imho.
Comment 06 Aug 2014
Well I've been in charge at the high leadership level of organizations and I can tell you culture change is possible and it doesn't take 2 years. These are students. Marching Band is an accredited class like any other class. They get classroom credit for it so therefore according to University policy they have to conduct themselves as any other member of a class would. Tell me that somebody in biology who called one of his classmates a derogatory, sexually oriented name, repeatedly, or put a stamp of a penis on one of his classmates forehead's in sociology would not be disciplined and/or the instructor who put up with it wouldn't suffer some fate. UFM didn't take too long to change the culture of another student organization.
Comment 05 Aug 2014
Agreed, humans are resistant to change...that's why they need to be led...that's where leaders come in. Sometimes it's called tough love. And as a leader you also have choices. You can choose to lay down the law or you can choose the path of appeasement but if you choose the latter don't be surprised if, when a situation unacceptable in today's culture comes to light, you find yourself on the Today Show.
Comment 05 Aug 2014
Fairly easy solution...student band member unwilling to change their actions becomes un-student band member. Won't take to many for the rest to figure it out. If you don't want to be that badass, make the slow learners run til they puke. Two years is more than enough time to change the culture of a group of students. Being in the band is a privilege not a right...the leader holds the cards.
Comment 05 Aug 2014
Amen brother...he knew what he was coming into. Should have taken the "New Sheriff in Town" mentality and been the bad guy for a few days. Maybe shit-canned a few members if they wouldn't respect the new rules, but better to have some ticked off parents who think their kid got a raw deal than to be looking for new employment...and on TV under that headline.
Comment 05 Aug 2014
Strongly disagree. Two months isn't a rush to judgment, imho. "Entrenched" is a cop out. You're the one in charge...you have the power to change it. They're college students. They have to try out every year. Here's the list, you do these things anymore & you're out period, end of story. I love The Ohio State University and TBDBITL is a part of it, however, Mr. Waters put everything he worked so hard for and loved at risk (his dream job) because he wouldn't do the right thing and tell some college kids to act in line with the values espoused by the program. It appears he wanted to be more of a friend instead of a leader. That attitude can very well get you fired. Do the right thing and you won't have to defend yourself. He deserves credit for leading the band to new heights and should be hired by another school, but when this came to light the university had little choice, imho. On to the season and great TBDBITL performances.
Comment 02 May 2014

DJ..."All other concerts, in every genre, will forever reside in the shadow of Dr. Dre's Up in Smoke Tour." Really? If Snoop Dogg, purveyor of such poetic lyrics as “b*tches ain’t sh*t but hoes and tricks,” is the end all be all of the historic concert landscape...I got no words. 

Comment 02 May 2014

Kudos my man! With advances in medical technology anyone really wanting to help their fellow man should consider blood, stem cell, bone marrow & even organ donation. The gift of life is precious. I'm going to recommend bethematch.org to my local Rotary club.

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!