His name is Kwame. Played on my intramural b-ball team two years ago. Was sold to me as a good player with the "passing ability" of Michael Jordan. Maybe the biggest overstatement of all time. Dude couldn't pass a lick. Could easily drop 0 points in a game and shoot 5 airballs or go on a streak and score 15. Has to stick to being a ball boy because b-ball isn't his game.
I wish I had seen this guy at the Rose Bowl, must have missed him.
I was at the Rose Bowl and outside of FSU and Oregon, tOSU may have been the most well represented team there. A lot of Buckeyes were at the game wearing their scarlet jerseys. There were a few 'bama fans there (I made sure to rib them a little bit), some various pac12 team fans, and of course a couple of idiot scUM fans, including a guy in a signed Harbaugh jersey (worth about $4?) that sat a few feet over from me.
It was pretty nice getting to chat with fellow Buckeyes since I don't see many going to school at Oregon.
On a side note, I remember coming to the Rose Bowl in 2010 and seeing how it was 50/50, maybe even more favored towards tOSU against Oregon. FSU fans barely showed up for this game. It was about 80/20 and that's being generous. Such a shitty fan base for the Seminoles. I know they have to travel, but Tallahassee can't be that much further than Columbus and we turned out for the Rose Bowl.
Whose hair is that next to Braxton? Pretty sick.
Or they could just honor him by winning.
This is fucking awesome.
I jumped three times after I graduated. No one really cares. I don't know how it is with the fence and wrist bands now, but you can always break in Monday with the other students.
Referring to last year I believe.
I love the old unis. They would definitely add +1 Toughness +2 Strength.
Everyone calling for Tressel, look, we won a natty with him. But like Cooper, think of all the potential wasted. Cooper didn't do a great job planning the x's and o's, and Tressel didn't do a great job utilizing the talent he had. Urban's track record speaks for itself. That being said, Herman and Fickell are not helping at all. Combs may not be the answer either. Jury is out on Ash. Either way, we don't need to go back to Tresselball to have success. We need to get the right assistants to help coach these guys, as well as better game plans.
Once Braxton got hurt, it was a novel idea to think we could go undefeated in the regular season, and I thought we had a chance based on our schedule. Clearly our game plans are not working and that's not going to happen at this point, but we can't clean house b/c we've lost 3/4. We were in it against Clemson, MSU, and Va Tech. Shit defense last year, and no Braxton this year led to losses. Better game planning by our coordinators could have prevented those losses. Urban needs to fix the coordinator situation, or maybe Gene Smith should, if we are going to utilize the talent we have. I don't know why our young/inexperienced players seem more lost than on other teams, or why the fuck we can't tackle for the past 3 years. Ultimately it comes down to coaching. Urban has a proven record, the others don't.
Clearly Urban needs to take more control of the offense, or at least the game planning. But we are inexperienced and we need to realize that. We'll have to deal with our coordinators through this season unfortunately and hope we get better replacements for next year. But we should stop screaming for Tressel ball just b/c we won one Natty with him (remember the 2 we lost?). Urban deserves 4-5 years at the helm before we start questioning his ability, but his coordinators don't deserve that b/c they haven't proven they are an elite group.
Herman is overrated. Consistently bailed out last year by Hyde and Miller. Smith should have caught the TD pass, changing the game in the 1st half. But, Herman seemed unable to adapt to what VT was doing, and kept calling the same fucking plays. If JT is young and they want to keep the play calling simple, and the play calling isn't working, change the fucking play calling!!
This scared me.
Yea I wonder if he has Marfan syndrome..
Ok that tall kid playing basketball. First, he almost doesn't look real. Second, I feel like when he runs I'm going to see his legs snap in half. Third, I can't see this kid making it to the NBA unless he dramatically grows into his body, which given how he moves, I don't see happening.
Purdue has to be cheating, I just voted and somehow they have over 1 million votes. Sparty is 2nd with 409,234. Minnesota 3rd with over 107,000. I'm not sure what's going on with this poll, definitely some SEC-style manipulation going on.
Haha thanks. I don't mind if I get yelled at for comparing them to ESPN (will Waters yell at me?) only because this is a rare case where they slipped. 99% of the time this site stays on topic with great articles and postings.
The thing to pay attention to is what he did regarding the sexual harassment issues. You can't analyze every outburst or "infraction" that's unrelated to a firing or a crime or some other unfortunate event and somehow lump them all in as evidence. If this sexual harassment stuff had never occurred and he was never dismissed, this yelling at the drum major would have never made the light of day.
Why is Elevenwarriors reporting this? I've been yelled at before by my boss, took it, and moved on. Seems like they are just adding fuel to the fire and doing their best ESPN impersonation. Don't become ESPN Elevenwarriors.
My friend is smart. She scheduled her wedding for the Sunday after the football game. She did this so no one would miss her wedding because of the football game, and because she wants to watch the Buckeyes beat up Cincinnati.
Damn I'm loving his passion. Always great to hear that Buckeye enthusiasm from a recruit. Holy shit I can't wait for football season now!
Need James Brown as a color commentator during a game, would be hilarious.
Currently in Eugene, OR for grad school. The Ducks are great, but the city is boring. I'd give anything to be living back in C-bus right now. Ohio, especially Columbus, just has a natural draw it seems if you were born and raised there. There certainly aren't the mountains and outdoor life I get to experience in Oregon, but it's just not fun here like in Ohio. Plus it's more fun to suffer as a fan of Ohio sports teams with other Ohioans.
Thad Matta is great. Here's a quick story from my interaction with him.
Ran into Dave Telep at a wedding (Dave is a scout for the Spurs right now, but at the time appeared on ESPN for college b-ball and high school b-ball recruiting info) because his wife was good friends with my friend. Dave and I were discussing college b-ball and I was talking about tOSU. He mentioned he was good friends with Thad and was telling me how nice of a guy he was and how cool he was. So he gets his phone out and calls him right in front of me and says he has an Ohio State grad here at this wedding. Dave quickly puts me on the phone with Thad and we proceed to talk about a number of random things, including his yard work and drinking beer. It was pretty cool he took the time to talk to me for a few minutes and wasn't afraid to use some colorful language.
Can't wait for the next 10 years.
Thon Maker goes to my old high school Carlisle in Martinsville, VA. It's a private school that often recruits local kids from surrounding cities. They win the state tourney in their division a lot (we lost in the championship my senior year and then won it 3 years in a row after I graduated). Either a news outlet or sports site did a story on him and how he ended up there, he was also featured in faces in the crowd by Sports Illustrated. He moves pretty well for someone so damn tall.