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ShawneeBuck74

Shawnee, Kansas (Kansas City) (via Columbus, OHIO)

Member since 02 February 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Too many great Buckeye moments to pick just one.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: KC Chiefs
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus BlueJackets
  • NBA TEAM: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • MLB TEAM: KC Royals
  • SOCCER TEAM: Sporting KC/New York Red Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 01 May 2017

But you're sort of proving my point, though. Like LCT pointed out above... the Browns could have had Bosa and Hooker on the team. But they didn't value me enough so they traded down for picks and you get people like Coleman instead. 

Like Scoob said above, maybe it's not a conspiracy or some long standing bias.... just terrible front office work from both teams for 25 years or so. 

So, why won't either of them try something different? They're not good

Comment 30 Apr 2017

Precisely. 

IF the Buckeye is the superior player (EX: Bosa, Zeke, Thomas, Apple, Decker) and the Browns/Bengals have that need on their roster (umm, they both suck, so they have those needs). 

Why not draft a player from a proven program in your state - given the fact you share a fanbase? It's a PR win. It's a win for OSU fans. And it would likely, over time, make those two teams not be dumpster fires. 

Comment 30 Apr 2017

Professional jealousy and pettiness happen all the time in most professions. In this case, if that culture is established over time, its easy to see how there would be some implicit bias against OSU. 

Comment 30 Apr 2017

Everyone's focusing only on the Browns. The Bengals do it too.  (Yes, there are a few outliers here and there).

IF either team was good at football, I wouldn't care as much. But they keep sucking and never changing. 

Why not, you know, draft some Buckeyes and get better? 

Comment 30 Apr 2017

Why would it surprise you?  Ohio State fans are fans of Ohio teams.

Our two Ohio football teams have basically sucked since the early 1990s.  IF they were good, we wouldn't complain as much. 

The very definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results.  

Why not try drafting Ohio State players? Other teams do it and it works for them. 

Comment 30 Apr 2017

This year, possibly. But this post isn't about this year. It's about the long-standing trend. 

What explains the trend? Perhaps it's not a conscious bias, but an unconscious one. 

There've been plenty of times when need & Buckeye player matched up with both teams in the last 25 years. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

THIS is the reason Thad is on the hot seat. It's not the football teams success or that OSU is a football school.

It's that at Ohio State, you have every resource given to you to succeed - provided your coaching and recruiting is solid.

Note: I'm actually a Thad supporter and want him to turn it around. The last 2 years are unacceptable for Ohio State standards in ALL sports.

Comment 22 Apr 2017

Listening to BOSA talk over the years as well as some other guys... I don't think they loved Vrabel. I think Vrabel was a pro and expected that of them, but didn't really connect on the college-kid level. I think Vrabs is going to be a pro-coach. Maybe of an Ohio team one day. I just think he seems more suited for pro ball than all the politics and drama of college coaching.