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tbirnbrich

Columbus (via Phoenix)

Member since 27 July 2011 | Blog

I was born at THE OSU med center, then moved to AZ around the age of 5, but never wavered from my true fandom. Grew up with the Bucks as my college team and Cardinals as my pro team. Finally moved back here and come up every Saturday for game day. Go Bucks!

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Beanie Wells
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Arizona Cardinals
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns
  • SOCCER TEAM: United States

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Apr 2017

As a cardinals fan it drove me crazy to watch them pass on Hooker. But I don't get why Browns fans aren't more excited. You picked up an extra first for next year, from a team that barely won their division and is either going to have a rookie or a Rutgers QB, so that pick may actually return some value. Then taking Peppers, who actually has a high ceiling as either a safety or LB can really become a great player if the coaching uses him correctly (think Mark Barron in Stl). He does have a relatively high floor too, in that he will at worst be an okay safety or LB on a rebuilding team and can contribute on special teams.

I think we OSU fans are a little blinded by hatred here. He's a good player with a ton of upside on a team that needs a ton of talent.

Comment 28 Apr 2017

I think this is what drove me nuts during the Clemson game, our defense held Watson, the 10th overall pick to 1 Td and 2 Ints. He obviously didn't have to do too much after the 3rd Qtr, but still we had one of the most elite D's in OSU history and our offense was so inept that we couldn't make a game out of it.

Good news is that with improved playcalling, this coming team should be literally great. The Dline will be the best we've ever seen, the LBs should be very solid, and the secondary I will forever trust combs to rebuild (I mean the secondary was supposed to be the weakness this past season right?)

Comment 27 Apr 2017

I don't know how a top D-Line prospect would not choose OSU right now. With LJ at the helm there are so many reasons to come here.

1. He will teach you sound technique, especially leverage and hand fighting.

2. He will play as many players as possible to keep everyone fresh. Regardless of age (How many teams in the country let freshmen have the impact that the Bosas had their FR years, the answer, not very many)

3. He is placing guys in the league that have been very successful at a great rate, that's only about to get better with the talent coming in.

Comment 27 Apr 2017

Well, for 1, it's not a stupid tattoo, it actually is to honor my father who swam at OSU, so there's that. And 2, you obviously didn't live on the west side, they hate OSU there. There's a reason kids from the private schools like Elder, Xavier, and La Salle rarely go to OSU and instead go to ND. It has very little to do with the Religious aspect, it's because they grew up hating OSU.

My experience there gave me every right to hate that place, and it wasn't 1 kid it was probably 80% of the people. So, yea Hamilton County cheer for UK more than they do OSU.

Side bar, it is not an excellent Metropolis, the city is in an awful spot, child poverty rates are higher there than in 3rd world countries, there's the worst heroin problem in the Midwest, among many other issues facing the city. So, I  guess I have no idea what's it's like there, so I'll just excuse myself from this debate, because you and I had different experiences in the city and therefore our views will be different.

Comment 27 Apr 2017

Well, nothing, but I wasn't responding to something about the decommitment, I was responding to what we are undoubtedly going to hear at some point this offseason, which will be an article where Thad says that he recommended some guys leave to the draft to cut the fat, or some BS about how now the roster is exactly how he wanted it. And that he is going back to coaching hard and pushing guys.

Long story short it's just going to ignite the fire in some dumbasses hearts, making them think that this coming year will be a great one. I've seen it multiple times on 11W that people think we are going to compete for the B10 because Wesson will come in and make us forget about TT. TT averaged a Double-Double and people think the 60th ranked prospect is going to replicate that?! This season is going to be terrible to watch, and yet I'll probably go to most games for some dumb reason.

Comment 26 Apr 2017

I think this is the issue that bothers me most. I go to every game (though you ouldn't know based off of game attendance) and still pay more than my buddies that go to UC and Xavier games. Hell I'd be getting 4th row seats at Dayton for how much we are charged at the Schott. We are being charged and are paying out like this is UK, Duke, etc and yet we watch this train wreck, all along being told that the problem is some bad players. How is it possible that every class since 2012 has been filled with bad players that bring the program down? Once in a while, I totally get, but we have been continuously hearing that once blah player leaves, things will turn around. It's not the players, its the coach.

Comment 26 Apr 2017

And yet I got torched on here saying that this should've been Thad's last year. Whelp here we go, our best coaching prospect is gone, now our top player is decommitting, this program is going to be in such a shit hole that I don't know who would wana take the job. It's not the top job in the state anymore, that's for sure.  

Comment 25 Apr 2017

So, two thoughts....1) if you have no desire to bang a guy, don't go watch him fuck someone else. Just MO, but if I was out and someone asked me to watch them have a 3-Way, I'd either join (if they were hot) or GTFO. Not saying that she didn't get raped or anything, but it's amazing how you can get yourself out of a situation by being smart.

2) I had a close friend that got accused because after sex he told the girl he didn't want a relationship. She went to the cops ad accused him of raping her. Fortunately he had about 10 friends that were at the party and a few of us accidentally walked in (as one of the guys told the police and I quote, "She was riding it like a jockey") Fortunately we were able to corroborate his story, but it scares the hell out of me that there are people out there that would accuse because of shit like that. This is someone's life we are dealing with here.

That being said, if it turns out to be true, then man that's really messed up, Conley had such promise. Hopefully the law will sort it out correctly.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

Completely agree, what do we have to lose, he can't make the team any worse than missing the NIT. The only way to go is up, and it could be a great story for the program if he were to turn it around here.

Comment 20 Apr 2017

Agreed, sounds like he is very smart in the way he is handling his recruitment. I'd rather someone take their time to gather all the facts and make sure the decision is right for them. If he's pushing back the decision he isn't going to allow the emotions of G-Day to get to him prior to his announcement.

How many times have we seen a kid commit to us while on a visit, or while watching a Natty game, only to see them decommit later in the process. I appreciate the players that take the emotion out of it and find the school that is truly the best for them.

Comment 19 Apr 2017

How am I in the wrong here in any way? Some D-Bag UC fan has the audacity to talk to me like we are on some similar level?

Cincy is a total shit-hole if you aren't from there.. all they care about is where you went to HS and what part of town you live on. You know I'm right.

As a "Bengal Buck" you know the majority of your friends hate OSU, and probably ask everyone they meet where they went to HS (Elder is far and away the worst for this)

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I moved to Cincy for 3 years and couldn't wait to get the hell out of that shit-hole. They were awful to me as a Buckeye fan. I used to root for them due to the whole Ohio thing, but now I hope they lose every game. They truly believe that we are rivals. In fact I have a block O tattoo on my shoulder for my dad, and some random UC fan stopped me on a mall escalator to say, "Hey bro I guess I have to hate you cuz of your tat." to which I responded, "Oh yea, well Michigan still sucks." He looked at me all weird and said, "No man, I'm a UC fan."

I have never been so pissed in my life, I literally looked him in the eyes and asked if a sheep is rivals with a wolf. He didn't get it cuz he probably couldn't get into UC, let alone OSU, but the point remains the majority of their fans believe that we are on the same level and they hate us. Never cheer for any team from there, they are as low as Xich in my book.

Comment 19 Apr 2017

I watched him as much as I could for the same reasons. I will give him a ton of credit (and a lot to myself for defending him all offseason btw) for him in the circle drill, he took Holmes, who is one of the strongest linemen on the team and held his ground. Holmes slides inside during the rushmen, meaning that he is one of the stronger guys that can push back guards, so I was stoked to see prince hold his own against him.

Comment 17 Apr 2017

I don't understand why you got hate for this, it's an honest assessment of the state of the program. Can people not be critical of a program? Or are those of us that don't see a future with Thad not allowed to post our thoughts? Personally, I like the idea of bringing in whomever Thad thinks can help the program win AND he can develop... the key being that second point, which Thad has really struggled with throughout his tenure.

Comment 13 Apr 2017

Very true, there is one position I don't ever care if the player leaves early and its RB. Weber SHOULD leave. Regardless of draft stock, it's not like he'll go form a day 3 to 1st rounder with another season. If he has an average year, or improves on his numbers from last year, his best decision would be to go.

RB is a position that you really want to only be the main ball carrier in college for 2 years max. Look at Fornette, he's great, but I think, and many scouts agree, that he took way too many carries in college and has bust potential more due to injuries than talent.

Comment 08 Apr 2017

Jax, where have you been all my life???  I post about that all the time and constantly gets DVs. Apparently you're a bad fan if you don't think Thad is a perfect coach on here. People keep saying there is no talent here, and that hopefully Thad can bring some in to help, yet there are multiple guys that were top 50 players currently on the roster, none of which have developed. To the average fan, that knows nothing about college athletics, when a player doesn't develop it's on the staff. Some players may have better attitudes towards the offseason and don't require much from the staff, but most of them do. Thad has shown no ability to develop players, ET was an aberration in this, because for every one player Thad developed there are 20 I can name that didn't grow at all.

I specifically remember Bell's recruitment. He was considered one of those players that could develop into something really special in the right program. When I saw Thad's remarks on how they could develop him I may have literally shit my pants laughing so hard. I was talking to a friend about him and said, 'Thad guy will either be a bench player that never develops or transfer.' I guess I was right. 

Comment 07 Apr 2017

Personally, I'd take him unless the staff sees a player in the '17 or '18 class that they feel they have a legit shot at. So, basically, if they see a top player a la MJ Walker who they really think they have a shot at, go for him. Otherwise I'm all about bringing in potential like Bragg has. If he can spend the year out refining a 3pt jumper and FT. He could work himself into a solid NBA SF prospect.

Comment 07 Apr 2017

Actually, the 1" can make a huge difference when it comes to overall length. If he is 6'8 with a 6'9 wingspan, that is not very good for a 3/4. But if hes sitting at 6'10 with a 7ft wingspan, now we are cooking with a shot blocker and rebounder.

The taller you are the longer those linbs can/should be. So as much as it doesn't sound important, it is.