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Ole Buckeye 12th Warrior

Adrian, MI (via Columbus)

Member since 07 June 2013 | Blog

Lifer. CBus native living in TSUN. Picture is my son and his buddies with Vanilla Ice on High St.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU-Purdue, Oct. 1968. In the Horseshoe.
  • NFL TEAM: Panthers
  • NBA TEAM: Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Gahanna

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Feb 2016

I look at this team and think that they must not believe in strength and conditioning in the hoops program. 

Well, maybe conditioning, but for the most part our team looks like a high school team.

I really like Matta, I've said it many times.  But this might be his last year.

I hope the guys can get to 20 wins and do it for Coach Matta.  But at this point I doubt it.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

I was impressed that he had that good of stats.  Does this mean he was able to run up and down the floor for an hour without grabbing his shins in pain?

Seriously, if he is able to do that, he could get signed by an NBA team.  Couldn't Boston use a big guy in the middle? Every time I see them 6-7 Sullinger is trying to play the post.  He does a good job, but...

it would be a kick to see Oden have one decent year in the league.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

I hope the program gets some positive mo going soon.

I'm not saying #firematta, but I would not be surprised if Matta moves on soon.  Whether he retires or whatever.  I know he's not that old (50, right?) but while a lot of our sports programs are at or near the top of their heap, the basketball team is definitely middle of the pack.  Just sayin'.

I think it's completely amazing that he has never won fewer than 20 games as a head coach anywhere.  He's a great guy.

But Ohio State basketball needs to be more consistently in the top 20.  Yes, I'm spoiled,  and it's not because of the football success --- it's because I still remember the 60s.   Yikes,  I'm an old fart!

Comment 29 Jan 2016

yeah, when they walked him to the locker room, he got back to that hallway, and he just stopped and stood there waving like a palm tree in the wind and someone finally grabbed the back of his pads and guided him into the locker room.  Dude is quick for a big fattie, but he needs to watch his head.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

I agree that bringing up the MSU game is bringing me down on what is otherwise a happy Friday.  Like, if we'd gotten up by a touchdown in the second half we could have just given it to Elliott a lot....  Oh shit, wait....

The hoops wins were nice last night but man Matta's team is hard to watch.  I popped Die Hard into the player and kept flipping back and forth. such a good movie!

I'm the fly in the ointment, the monkey in the wrench...

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Eh, a lot of players go through the program and could make the case that they were underutilized or improperly utilized, but Braxton is unusual because he was an MVP superstar before his injury.
I'm hoping that Cardale is a quality QB at the next level and then we are having this type of discourse on how he was used his last year at TOSU.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

they were calling some ticky tack s**t on Giddens.  Not to sound like too much of a homer but Giddens and Thompson both are young, and at times look a little awkward, and so they don't get the benefit of the doubt in tight situations.  "must have fouled him", you know.

Ugly, grind it out, burn the tape, whatever. A W is a W is a W.

Comment 27 Jan 2016

well, he already got some attention this week.  Now he can sit out, rehab, and let some 7th round guy get some reps in the Senior bowl.   He didn't need it.

on to the combine.  3 months to heal up.

Comment 26 Jan 2016

Shake 'em up. I like it.  But I think Loving needs more messaging.  His defense at times is so pathetic.  He needs more Alpha in his personality, or something...

You know, my hope this year is that we somehow get to 20 wins and we play competitively and then we find a new coach. I really, really like Coach Matta, but I look at him during games and he seems lost. Or at his wits' end.  I don't know who would be better, but I think it's just getting stale. ...and sometimes hard to watch.

It struck me last night, if Urban were coaching the basketball team, would they be dragging their butts up and down the floor like they are? Or would they be committed to excellence, being the toughest and smartest bunch of players they could be?

Comment 25 Jan 2016

and really, we have a lot of players with a lot of experience.

Starting with Curtis Samuel, Baugh, Wilson, Noah Brown if he gets back on the field,  Dunn on Offense, and Hill, Sprinkle, Hubbard, Weber.... I mean they've been out there in real game conditions.  For TOSU we will be "green", but you're talking about a lot of solid program guys, 2 and 3 and 4 star guys.

It will be a season to enjoy because expectations are lower, and the only game that has me really worried is the Oklahoma game.  By rights, we should lose that by a wide margin, but never bet against Urban Meyer.