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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist


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Comment 15 Jul 2015

You don't waste your time making posts anyway and mostly, the people who do waste their time making posts, have these posts hijcked and taken off topic by you when you do decide to waste your time.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

My guess is that it wasn't a "dupe post" but it was duplicated content.  You're not getting penalized.  I appreciate the effort to focus all discussion of a single story into one thread.  I think that is all that's happening.

Comment 13 Jul 2015

I think the disagreement stems from assumptions and expectations.  Is this going to be a radio song?  No.  Is this guy a creative and musical genius?  Hardly. 

However, he knows that 1.) OSU has a large alumni base. 2.) consisting of rabid football fans and that 3.) his ex-player status has him uniquely positioned to within the university and fan base so that his efforts are recognized and worthwhile.  

My opinion?  Rapper/Musician?  Nope.  Smart Businessman doing what he loves but isn't great at?  Yep.

Comment 08 Jul 2015

I thought our MLE was around 3-4 mill?  They can also sign minimum contracts as they did for Jones and Perkins.

Comment 08 Jul 2015

I think this is the last year on that contract.  They will not pay him 10 million this year, so they either trade him and get something for him or cut him.

Comment 07 Jul 2015

Great article with accurate points.  However, as others have pointed out, the Buckeyes QB, RB, and OL as well as the entire defense (scheme-wise) has had one year to age.  This in stark contrast to OSU breaking in a new QB, OL and RB with a new defensive scheme last year.  We will have new offensive coaches with Beck ad Alford that we need to factor in.

Comment 07 Jul 2015

Crowder from Boston is out there still I think.  

Edit: nevermind.  He signed already.  Here's a list of some of the "top" available shooting guards.  Slim picking.

http://hoopshype.com/2015/06/11/nba-free-agency-2015-the-top-shooting-guards-available-this-offseason/

Here's small forwards:

http://hoopshype.com/2015/06/11/nba-free-agency-2015-the-top-small-forwards-available-this-offseason/

Comment 07 Jul 2015

Smith is for sure, but I'm not sure if he's trying to cash in or not.  I think the Cavs are going to let him explore, which will force him to realize his true value.  Ultimately, I do think he will resign with the Cavs for 2-3 years around 4-6 million a year.  I don't think the Cavs are going to offer him more money, although given what they did with Shumpert surprised me

Comment 07 Jul 2015

They really don't need a true "backup" for Lebron with Irving and Love on the floor, but they do need someone who can fill in at the 3.  Mo Williams is not that.

Comment 07 Jul 2015

2014 team for me and I'm surprised at how not even close it is.  2014 was a team that was just dominant and undisputed, they could only be stopped by themselves.  The 2002 team was a scrappy, defensive minded team that really was offensively challenged.  They will always be marked by some ignorant fans as a team that should not have won it, despite the fact that call was correct and other calls that benefited Miami were incorrect.  But I do think it was the playoff this year that really gives the 2014 year the edge - they are unquestioned, whereas 2002 was more of an inconsistent team that had more "controversy" around the championship.  

Comment 07 Jul 2015

This is a great deal.  I'd like one more guard, maybe more of a pure PG slasher and I really like this roster.  I'd be thrilled to dump Haywood and get something in return.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

West made sense only if the Cavs traded Haywood and AV for Johnson. AV has our worst guaranteed contract.  

Cavs priorities, beyond resignings, are a spot shooter and backup PG. 

Comment 06 Jul 2015

Yep. And this means that Johnson is probably out of the equation now. 

FWIW, I've always thought the mid level exemption would be used on Mo Williams.