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Member since 11 April 2012 | Blog


  • 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 07 Jun 2017

If he really is making this play, he's greatly overestimating his ability to convince an NBA coach to leave the league for a non-blue blood program.  I think you're giving him way, wayyyy too much credit here.  And that's coming from someone who actually like Gene more than most.

Comment 06 Jun 2017

Man, are people really this insanely reactionary these days?  We all know that the last few years have gotten progressively worse, but we're 2 years removed from winning an NCAA tournament game.  If you really think Thad's legacy is tainted by two years of trouble likely largely due to significant health issues, you're wrong.  That doesn't undo everything he accomplished here, and if you feel that way then you need to reread the parts of the article where you mention all that he accomplished in a conference with the likes of Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, et al and weigh things out again. 

Comment 05 Jun 2017

As someone with back issues, shit's nothing mess with.  I hope mine never get so bad as to need surgery, because back surgery often does more harm than good.  Have to feel for him in and Steve Kerr in that regard.  I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Comment 15 May 2017

I know things are going really poorly right now but these overreactions are ridiculous.  There's a reason I've been straying away from the comments on this site for some time now and these types of threads are exactly why.  I love the news and coverage this site provides but on sites like this, the forums and comments tend to bring out the worst in fanbases, not the best.  They encourage a sort of hive mind and foster obsession while leaving critical thinking and an even keel behind.  I love watching the Buckeyes as much as anyone, but it's stuff like this thread that seems to be pushing me further and further from the sports I grew up watching.  I know things are bad, but this thread would have you believe we're the bomb being ridden by Dr. Strangelove straight into the earth...for real. 

For a while the basketball coverage on this site was struggling to gain any attention, even when things were going well enough.  But once things started to go downhill, the viewers of this site finally took notice of (or at least started to acknowledge via comments) the fact that OSU even had a basketball program.  It's like the rats on another ship are pissing on the one that's sinking.  I'm sure many of you will take exception to this, as I obviously don't have to visit this site or delve into its comments or forums to enjoy OSU athletics, but I just wanted to share my two cents because I think what's happening here is a shame even if it is just a part of a more endemic problem both in the way we interact online and the sensationalized coverage of sports (not speaking about the EW staff, I actually think that in general you do an excellent job of being measured in your approach to covering the Buckeyes) that is altering the way we view and enjoys sports (cough first take cough- side note, no one can say that "we're better than first take," that show obviously has a huge audience and people do tune in.  Even if it's just to disagree with or hate on the show, it's affecting them, and so many don't see the backlash against those hot takes as being equal)  It's no longer just a game, a pastime. 

This by no means applies to everyone, I would hope that much is obvious, and I am not directing it at any person(s) in particular.  I have certainly found myself falling victim to this hysteria, for lack of a better word, more than my fair share.  But I'm working on being better and I just wanted to share my thoughts here, I don't know, in the hopes that I'm not alone and that maybe we could get back to a more measured approach to our fandom as this^ doesn't seem healthy to me.  I'm not sorry for the rant, but perhaps it's best that this will be buried and mostly ignored.  Good night all, and go Bucks!

Comment 26 Mar 2017

Yeah these guys weren't all 5'8" with poor college production as well though.

Comment 27 Feb 2017

I know there's a difference between covering from the safety position and from corner, but as a guy who converted to safety from corner his coverage abilities did not translate.  IDK if it was him or a weakness in our scheme, but he got abused last year.  This quote: "as Webb was a bit inconsistent throughout the 2016 season" is being pretty kind to him.

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.