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saltybuck61


Salt Lake City, UT

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2007 game against TTUN. It's the only game against them I have been to. The O-H-I-O chant in the Big House is something I won't forget.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: AJ Hawk/Ryan Shazier
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Detroit Lions
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Redwings
  • MLB TEAM: Chicago Cubs

Recent Activity

Comment 25 May 2015

Jordan may be the "Greatest of All Time," but I would say that Lebron may be the best player of all time. In baseball, Babe Ruth is the greatest player of all time because of what he meant to the game and his dominance at the time. However, it is doubtful that he is the best player of all time. The athletes now are unbelievable. I don't believe that Jordan would be as dominant as he was if he played today. However, he meant more to the sport than anybody.

If I could pick one player to start an All-Time Team, I would pick Lebron James. His versatility makes him slightly more valuable to a team than Jordan.

Comment 14 May 2015

It is a lot of fun, particularly two player matches with another person locally. It is addicting as can be too. Very solid game.

Comment 05 May 2015

I could see it ending with Don jumping out of a building, like in the credit sequence. However, I feel that will not be the case. I think he leaves for good; he has enough money to not work. Glenn needs to make an appearance. He is a legend.

Honestly, I don't like to see it end. It has been an excellent series and I am not sure how it will be wrapped up. It seems like the characters have a lot of interesting stuff ahead of them still.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Jeff Heurman arguably had as good of a year last year (466 yards, 4 TDs) than all of the tight ends combined this year (429 yards, 8 TDs). Heurman was probably the second receiver that Miller would look for, besides Philly Brown. Miller definitely found the tight ends at least as much as the other two did. There were not as many touchdowns last year, but with a guy like Carlos Hyde, why throw it to a tight end?

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Philly Brown had like 6 catches that game against MSU. Braxton found him plenty of times. He seemed to be the only competent receiver down the stretch. Devin Smith had like 2 catches the last 3 games last year. He played much better this year. Pre-season projections of Devin Smith's draft status often had him as undrafted or a late round guy. Also, there were several drops in the B1G Championship game. If those are caught, it is a completely different day for Miller.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

I would not be surprised if his arm came back stronger than Barrett's arm. Cardale is a different story. Many people forget that Braxton Miller had a hose before he went down with the injury. Even with a torn shoulder he was firing the ball to receivers in the Clemson game. 

Comment 14 Apr 2015

There is always hope. Whenever this happens I wait in anticipation with glee. However, I am always disappointed. I do not know if there will ever be another "BUCKSFAN CHANGING ICON" thread. This is off to a good start, though.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

There is no chance. I got a 35 with a 3.9 GPA and I certainly didn't get into any Ivy League schools. Got into the colleges I wanted to get into, including Michigan, just so I could turn them down.

Comment 16 Mar 2015

I grew up a big time Ohio State fan but will be attending the University of Utah as a student this fall.

I will be at the game, and you better believe that I will be clad in Scarlet and Gray. Never been this excited to go to a game that Ohio State isn't playing in.

Comment 07 Mar 2015

I disagree to a certain extent. JT and Cardale both had far more "push passes" than Braxton did, and JT in particular had far more short passes than Braxton did. JT also has a tendency to overthrow guys often. 

These are small things, though. Any one of these guys could lead Ohio State to another National Championship next year, especially with the running game that they already have.

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Comment 27 Feb 2015

I used to see white and gold. Now I see black and blue. For awhile I saw gold and blue. I don't understand.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I am hoping to study Electrical Engineering at Ohio State next year, but picking a college is hard. 

Comment 16 Feb 2015

I think he has elite quickness and speed. He ran a 4.36 at the Opening as a senior in high school. For comparison's sake, Dontre Wilson ran a 4.51 at the Opening as a senior in high school. Devin Smith is around the 4.4-4.5 range. I would have to say that Curtis Samuel is the fastest and the quickest. His speed is unbelievable.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

This is definitely an interesting point. I remember after the Orange Bowl game last year people were blaming Braxton for the loss, even though he had a pretty solid game with 67% completions and 2 TD's. He did have 2 INT, but I believe it was the only time all of last year, and maybe for Braxton's career, that he had thrown multiple interceptions in a game. Yet, many people claimed that Miller lost the game for Ohio State, and that Ohio State needed a Pro Style Quarterback to win a big game. The defense gave up 40 points and Sammy Watkins had one of the best games for a wide receiver that I have ever seen. Obviously some people were calling for Fickell's head, but many people squared most of the blame on Miller, which was completely unfair. Does anyone believe that last year's defense would have been as efficient as this year's defense against Oregon or Alabama? 

Braxton is a great quarterback, and I want to see him perform in next year's offense. It could be something special.

Comment 16 Feb 2015

I don't know. I think people forget how good of a passer he is sometimes. From the Wisconsin game to the Indiana game Braxton had an average completion percentage of 67.7%. If you take out the Indiana game, it is easily over 70%. That is my biggest issue with Braxton. He is inconsistent. At his best, he is the best quarterback of the three. JT Barrett never had as high as completion percentage as Braxton when both are at their best. Braxton also had to throw the ball downfield more, as the touch pass was not really utilized as much last year. However, JT has been more consistent. 

Also, it seems like JT overthrows guys more than Braxton. JT is known for his accuracy, but he overthrows guys a lot. He hits his receivers in stride better than Braxton.

Comment 13 Feb 2015
I loved Mad Men. It is my favorite so far. Just started watching Breaking Bad though, so that could change.
Comment 11 Feb 2015

Braxton Miller is a quarterback. He will be at quarterback next year unless his injury prevents it (which is entirely possible). Some have said that he has a top 5 arm in college football. He has a cannon. When he is on, his accuracy is solid. It seemed like he ran a more pro-style offense with no shovel passes or short passes. Most of the throws that Braxton made were downfield. The talent around him was not nearly as good as well. He uses the tight end more often than the other two quarterbacks. His running skills are absurd. 

I think most of it comes down to whether or not he is healthy. I find it highly unlikely that he does anything other than quarterback unless he is still injured, however.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

Evan Spencer is one of my favorite Buckeyes ever. He has done everything he has been asked to do and has excelled. This team will miss him for sure.