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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist

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Comment 25 Feb 2015

DJ touched on it today in the skully FYI. 


Comment 25 Feb 2015

You as a parent should let him do what he wants, but I think I would emphasize the fact that he will likely not make a career out of football.  Try to guide him to make his decision based on what he wants to do for the rest of his life - what to major in and quality of education.  Make him aware of the time commitment of playing football and make sure he knows that he is, in fact, going to college to play school, whatever he does is up to him, but the most important thing is to get the degree and training that allows him to exit college and enter the working world in the best position. 

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Not a mechanic either but did you just run it out of gas in park?  If so, not really a big deal.  You may want to consider flushing your fuel lines out in case any debris traveled from the bottom of your tank into your fuel system.

If you're having to spray ether as a starter helper, then maybe you need to look into ignition parts, fuel injectors, carb, or spark plugs.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

My point with respect to your comment on post play is very simple:  Did you expect to have dominant post play this year?  If your answer is no, then how can you argue this point?

I'm not making any excuses for the seniors.  My point is more related to this being a team game and the team is just not good.  People love to blame the seniors and Matta this year.  But if you look at games that we've lost, we get around the same production from the seniors.  It's a perfectly good argument to state the seniors should have been producing more all year, but the plain and simple fact is that they haven't.  It's just not logical to single out the seniors for doing exactly what they've been doing all year.  

We rely on DR - as he goes we go.  So in order to win, DR needs to play well first and foremost.  When we lose, it's because DR is not playing his best and because one (or "X' number) of the many talented players on our roster, no matter their year, didn't step up.  But really, the first step towards losing is for DR to shoot under 40-42%.  But I'm not even trying to blame DR for this.  It's just a team game.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

DR gets his fair share of attention, but apparently none can ever be negative.  If we want to consider him our go-to guy, then we need to consider the fact that most teams win and lose based on this guy.  We have been winning and losing based on DR's performances all season.  

But I refuse to place blame squarely on him, it's a team game and this team just isn't that good. 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I've heard all of the excuses.

Now you're saying it's not the team, it's just 4 of 6 leading minute guys, and 4 of 5 starters.  And implying the guys on the bench are better so we can blame the coach at some point for that too.  

Let's throw DR a bone because defenses are keying on him, yet he's still throwing up 15 shots a game anyway. 

Let's call out post play for getting out produced when we run an offense that uses its post men for screens mostly.  Plus, at what point coming into this season were expectations in place for this not to be the case?

Comment 24 Feb 2015

But here's the thing, based on the entire season these guys are contributing right around what they normally contribute, Williams (6.7ppg), Thompson (10.3ppg), and Scott (7.6ppg).  FYI, DR is at 19ppg.

Sure you can say that they've need to contribute more for the entire season and that's probably a legitimate statement as only Thompson seems to have statistically improved from last year, but we're playing with the roster we have.  

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I think you could just as easily call out DR for his own poor play in the losses.  

Against MSU, Williams (8), Thompson (10) and Scott (15) contributed.  DR only had 10 on a poor shooting night. I have a hard time saying this loss was on the seniors.

Against UM, it wasn't as good with Williams (4), Thompson (11) and Scott (2- terrible shooting night).  DR had 16 (5TOs), but in another bad shooting outing.  Not great senior contribution, but I don't think you can pin the loss on them.

I get the theme of the season is poor senior leadership, but the seniors, while rarely contributing enough to win entire games, aren't contributing so little to lose many either.  We love to call individuals and coaches out, but I think we're wrong in doing that this year.  This just isn't a great team.

Comment 21 Feb 2015


Its a whole new ball game now. 

618 - 1 ; Life - 0 


Comment 21 Feb 2015

Joey can pay me $2500 and I go all Tonya Harding on him so he has an excuse not to do it. 4.2? You're drunk, go home. 

Comment 21 Feb 2015

What you're going through is not easy, 618. Too many people care about you for you to do this. Take their love, and all the love from this community and get help. Talk to someone, anyone about it. It may not seem like it can, but I guarantee that it gets better. 

Comment 17 Feb 2015

OSU has better track record of putting WRs in the NFL than QBs.  Given that some projected you as a WR straight out of high school, did this play a role in your decision?  I'm sure you're not considering this now, but is this on your radar?

Comment 17 Feb 2015

I love NO.  I was there for Mardi Gras. Beautiful place. 

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Fact? Fact!?!  How many foreigners do you actually know!?!? It's disappointing to see this kind of ignorance on an educated site for a team that I put so much into. At the risk of speaking for the entire Ohio State fan base, you're not one of us. You lack an appreciation of what the university contributes and represents to the world.