I think any comment that classic should be upvoted.
Tressel's old OL coach is at MSU, yes?
It looks more like he got the "T" for taunting afterward than hanging on the rim. In any case, this wasn't the last play of the game, and didn't cause the overtime to happen either. There was more basketball played after this call.
Stop injecting reality. It's no fun.
Gonzaga versus Duke should be a fun game to watch, so that's what I voted.
This young man will be an All-American before he leaves OSU, and will play in the NFL as well. He will get his degree as well, either before he leaves OSU or after. Top-notch individual. I wish him well in all aspects.
Interesting analogy, Village Buckeye.
I voted Jones.
You can go back several years and pick out names each year of top Ohio players that didn't stay home.
Wisconsin is a good example this year with Nigel Hayes and Trevon Jackson, and Michigan State has Javon Bess and Travis Trice, and Michigan has Caris LaVert. Those are just guys that are on current rosters that are from Ohio, and I may have missed some others as well.
Those are just the names that come to mind without giving it much thought. There are lots more of Ohio's top talent that OSU either didn't get signed or that Thad didn't even recruit.
I guess you can give a DV if you don't agree but that doesn't solidify your argument that OSU hasn't missed out on a lot of Ohio's top talent, some that Thad didn't even recruit because he apparently thought that they weren't good enough, but who had above-average careers despite that.
In my original comment I didn't say anything about Thad Matta being replaced. To the contrary, I think his teams have always improved from the start of the season to the finish, and if you look at my comment history you will see more than one time I have said that. I would absolutely want to keep him as coach. To argue that Thad hasn't missed out on some of Ohio's top talent is untrue, though.
I know if it was me I would not be able to turn down the money.
In the NBA, the defenses won't be geared to stopping just him, and he will grow into a good NBA player. No logical reason for him to stay in college.
True, but my point was that OSU won the CFP and Oregon did not, even though they can lay claim to winning a game in the CFP and a game in the NCAA in the same year, they cannot lay claim to winning the CFP and winning an NCAA game in the same year. Now, winning a CFP game and winning more than one NCAA game in the same year, well they have a shot at that and we no longer do.
Just playing around with you on a minor point. Not hatin'....
It is ironic that so many top-notch Ohio players do not go to OSU. Look at Wisconsin's roster for just one example out of many. It would be one thing if the Ohio talent wasn't good enough, but it is pathetic that OSU misses out on so many who go on to be CBB stars or at least above average players.
Sweet pass no doubt. Had Patient Zero somehow been able to score his average then the game might have turned out differently. Bad time to have an off-shooting game, but it happens to every player. It was nice having him for a season and I wish him the best going forward.
"First program ever to win a College Football Playoff game and NCAA Tournament game in the same season!"
With Oregon in the NCAA and in the running to tie this mark, OSU apparently set another record today. We can also lay claim to the first team to win the CFP and win an NCAA Basketball Tournament game in the same season as well, one record which Oregon cannot tie.
I'm all for that. If it is close at the end don't turn it off...
The clock was a factor, agreed. Two seconds is enough time to get close to the bucket, or pass closer to the bucket and still get a shot though.
If he had made it I would have called it cold-blooded and gutsy, I would admit that. Just thought we could have gotten a better shot there. Not a big deal, but Sam is just a smidge over 25% from beyond the arc for the season.
Survive and advance is what it is about about, so not going to argue the result or the minute details, because the outcome works for me.
Arizona is a different animal than VCU. It will take effort of a different level than OSU has reached all year to win. Anything can happen in the tournament though.
No matter when he plays his final game, this year has gone by too quickly. He has been fun to watch.
The 3-point attempt with less than a minute to go was a poor choice, but for the most part I agree with you.
I thought that the refs were bad both ways. I would think that they could come up with competent refs for the NCAA Tournament for every game. Apparently there are not enough of them in the entire Untied States.
Charles Barkley has Arizona as his NCAA Tournament champion. For what it's worth.
So you may have heard Stokes' drop the Shaka Khan reference in the second half then...
I haven't seen VCU at all this year. I have no idea how OSU matches up.
Matchups are important in any game, and even more so with this particular OSU team.
Smart is a top-notch coach. It would be great to grab a win though.
On another note, is his real name Boss?