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Oldschoolbuck 12th Warrior

from Findlay, Ohio

Member since 12 February 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 12, 2015
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

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Comment 14 Nov 2015

Herman is a member of MENSA?!

Not only did he have a rough first year, Gum, but remember all of the comments on here about how horrible he was LAST year - until he wasn't. 

I no longer subject myself to the freaking out on the in-game thread during the game, but I checked a little while ago & there are some folks quite upset with the staff. I'm sure many of them would make much better OCs than Beck/Warriner; and, no doubt know so much more than Urban about hiring good coaches.


Comment 05 Nov 2015

Sorry. MJ was great, Magic was great. Wilt was great. Kareem was great. Bird was great.

Greatest evah? The Big O, Oscar Robertson.

Comment 26 Oct 2015

Delusion and scUM go together like peanut butter and chocolate.

Also, they are in a no-lose situation when it comes to The Game: Lose, and its, "Well, wait 'til Hairball gets his players here..." Win, and its, "There's a new sheriff in town, biotches!"

Comment 26 Oct 2015

I quit reading the open threads last year after VaTech - a small-but-loud segment of the commentariat is, well, no other way to put it: insane!

I get that this team wasn't performing up to expectations; but the idea that some schmuck sitting behind their laptop/smart phone knows more about play-calling and player preparation/development than UFM, Warriner, et.al. is beyond laughable, bordering on delusion.
Comment 14 Oct 2015

Spent a decade in the Commonwealth ... I don't miss it.

Amen, Hove! Arrived in Lancaster County (you have to pronounce it LANK-I-ster if you live there, by the way) when the Nits were entering the B1G. All I heard was how they would dominate the conference for years to come, yadda, yadda, yadda... Well, they did have a couple of impressive wins against Coop; but by the time we moved back to God's country, they were reduced to giving me sh!! about the Buckeyes losing to scUM.

So maybe a game-day experience in State College is different than having to live with PSU Nitpickers 24/7/365...

Comment 11 Oct 2015

Well played, Zmoty. Unless one is severely sarcasm impaired, the tip-off was your mention of Herman :)

Comment 11 Oct 2015

Alcohol and drugs are for the weak-minded.

Lol! "Thus Spake Zarathustra" - thank you, Friedrich Nietzsche. Hey, how's that work on the "Ubermensch" coming, anyway? Lord have mercy...

Comment 03 Oct 2015

E$PN Gameday "anal-ysts" are stirring controversy for ... ratings​! That ​​​there is some truth in what they are saying (the Buckeyes haven't played up to expectations at this point) only adds to the meme and tends to rile up the fan base - which means more publicity, more eyeballs, more advertising $$$. I heard what Corso said and laughed - especially when Herbie called him on it. Just ignore this crap. As many have wisely said, nobody is winning the Playoffs in October, the Buckeyes will improve, and, it's probably good motivation for Urban.

Comment 26 Sep 2015

Yeah, Keels really sucks. Maybe we could get Beth Mowins and Gary Danielson to do Buckeye play-by-play!​

Comment 23 Sep 2015

It's too bad Urban couldn't convince Campbell to join the Buckeye staff in 2012 (though I understand the attraction of being a HC rather than an assistant, even an assistant in an elite program like tOSU). I've been impressed by him since he took over at UT.

Comment 23 Sep 2015

Yes, Chem. ^^^^

My immediate reaction on reading Annie's words of wisdom, "G-d bless you, Annie Apple! You are probably in a much better position to make an insightful comment than we armchair coaches and pearl-clutching fans." (That's not to say that my blood pressure was helped any by that game against NIU!)

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Wow! I haven't DV'd anyone in ages & ages. But I'll make an exception...

Comment 21 Sep 2015

My reference to the difference in culture between the programs was intended to suggest that the BS we saw last year with FSU SHOULD (emphasis on 'should') be mitigated by more accountability and leadership on the Buckeyes. I EXPECT improvement - given what we've seen in Urban's teams over the years, and especially last year. 

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Woody, I was thinking of The Zombies song, "Time of the Season" - "What's your name? Who's your daddy?"

Comment 21 Sep 2015

...last year, the preseason #1 looked like shit all year long too clinging to 4th qtr leads every week.​

BuckInNashville, I agree with your comment about the QB. That game Saturday took 5 years off my life. However, I don't think we, as fans, can know what exactly is in the game plan, to be honest with you. It may have called for deep passes and, for whatever reason (lack of execution, trying to take what NIU's D was giving, etc.) they really didn't work out (except JT's pass to Thomas in the end zone).

I do take umbrage with the comparison to FSU, however. I've seen some others post the same comment. There is a different culture here under Urban than exists under Jimbo at Tallahassee. I don't believe JT or Cardale or Joey Bosa or even Braxton Miller would be playing if they were arrested for shoplifting, let alone all the other behaviors certain Seminoles participated in.

And, speaking of comparisons to last year, Bosa is correct. The Buckeyes looked horrible against VT; they didn't play very well against Indiana, Minnesota or TTUN, for that matter. But they found a way to win. And, as DJ pointed out in his article, the "trajectory" for Urban-coached teams is they improve over the course of a season. I believe he and the staff should be given the benefit of the doubt (the offense is, obviously, still working out kinks with new guys and old guys in new roles). I recall that many on here were calling for Herman's head long after the loss to VT. In fact, he only became really popular, if memory serves, after the B1G Championship game, the Sugar Bowl and the Nat'l Championship.

Give. It. Time. It will be OK.