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rosenbuck


Columbus (via Columbus)

Member since 11 April 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 2003 National Championship Game
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joe Germaine, Craig Krenzel, Mike Doss, Teddy Ballgame, and Braxton.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: JJ Sullinger, Ken Johnson, Terence Dials, David Lighty, Threebler, Aaron Craft, and D'Angelo.
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Tribe
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT and the Crew. Love watching Barcelona

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Feb 2017

Joyce was without doubt one of the best in the game, so this is sad to see.

Comment 06 Feb 2017

What system is that?  Belichick is a defensive coach, and the way the Patriots run their offense has changed greatly over the years.  I mean, have you actually watched Brady play?  He's an incredible QB.  At this point denying him is nothing more than hating.

Comment 06 Feb 2017

Not to mention the luckiest catch in Super Bowl history that lead to the Seahawks even getting inside the 10.  Also Brady was on the wrong end of some bad luck in both Giants games (Eli's dumbass heave that Tyree bailed him out on).  And the tuck rule game...was not the Super Bowl, he still had to go on and win the big one, which he did.

Comment 05 Feb 2017

As conferences keep growing, rivalries will continue to be diluted unless they are protected.  That is one of the biggest consequences of expansion.  But, if you were to give each B1G team a single rivalry with a home-and-home each year, that means every B1G team would have a home-and-home with every non-rival conference team once every 4 years rather than once every 3.25 years without unprotected rivals.  That's not that big of a difference, and well worth fostering rivalries that make the sport more interesting. 

That being said, the rivalry just doesn't seem to transfer to the hardwood very well.  Perhaps it would mean more if the two teams were better, but that kind of qualification doesn't exist with the gridiron version of The Game.  I would love to see us beat Michigan at Scrabble, but nothing can compare to The Game and trying make that happen seems unfair. 

To be completely honest, for the past 10 years Sparty and Bucky have been bigger roundball rivals.  However, even those rivalries seems to be diminishing.  The old saying is "familiarity breeds contempt."  Without that familiarity, college basketball is losing its edge, and I fear the same thing happening to football in the near future.  Everyone is selling out for money and basically ignoring the product on the field, court, diamond.  As sports lose their edge, they lose their appeal.  Maybe I'm just getting older, but this trend is disappointing and I find myself spending less and less time caring about sports because they are spending more and more time caring about everything but what matters: the game.  Well this comment took on a life of its own, sorry for going off the rails. 

Comment 15 Jan 2017

That's encouraging.  Without results on the field it's only going to get tougher to recruit elite national kids to play their college ball in Nebraska.  They're basically coasting on their history right now and they need to pick it up before they truly slide off into mediocrity.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

This isn't your usual MSU team...

But...turnovers...

No heart...

No effort...

This team just sucks...

Our players are bad and our coaches should feel bad...

Did I cover everything?  Ok, good.  These are not bad players.  Thad is not a bad coach.  We had a crazy amount of roster turnover and that has definitely affected our rotations, not to mention losing Keita.  To say that losing Keita didn't affect this team is asinine, he was a huge part of our rotations.Yes, we have been struggling mightily to close out games, but we have been in every game this year but one, the last one.  I can excuse turnovers because they mean guys are trying.  Teams don't just come together overnight, and even though we brought back a lot of contributors for last year, this is hardly the same team.  I think we hit the perfect storm at Wisconsin coming off a demoralizing loss where we had Purdue, and the way we responded today tells me a lot of positive things about this team.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

I bitch about the refs as much as anyone, but I don't know if I've ever actually blamed the refs for a loss.  I know that OSU made lots of mistakes but the refs literally cost us this one.  Never once called a travel on purdues bigs, called ticky tack stuff on us, and then literally gave them the basket that was the difference.  Unbelievable.