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Comment 01 Mar 2015

Makes sense... but an effort to gets eyes on BTN games hurts in all sorts of ways. Attendance, recruiting etc. No different then college football. Kids want to play night games under the lights on Saturdays. Sunday night is just such a dud time-slot

Comment 01 Mar 2015

Anyone know who does our schedule? Is it the league/networks/school asking us to do all of these Sunday games? Sort of like Thursday night football in the NFL/NCAA imo.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

REALLY!!!!!!!!! Hope this is coach-speak. If not... speak volumes imo.

Matta said he's not exactly sure why sophomore forward Marc Loving hasn't been as effective after coming back from suspension.

Why? how about a kid who let down his coach, teammates, school, family, friends, fans and the great State of Ohio and appears to be one more failed test away from being out all of next year. You put me in that same situation and I'd be lucky to hit the rim let alone be effective.

Comment 24 Feb 2015 has a piece with 15 deadline guys and potential landing spots. They have Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and Jordan Eberle as guys the CBJ are looking at.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

The problem with Murray being injured is that he's slated to be a top pair guy and then he goes down and we're forced to rush these kids up who aren't ready for this stage. The CBJ need to protect themselves this offseason and hedge that he might get injured again and build a blue-line accordingly.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I was hoping for more out of Amir but will never pile on the kid. You'll never convince me there isn't something "not right" with him. Don't pretend to know the science/psychology of it all but some people in life react to things much slower than other people do. To me it just seems like he's always a beat behind what is happening live right in front of him.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Update : Don't know if this is the case but couple of people now reporting CBJ chasing Phil Kessel. So sounds like moving Wiz might be pure salary dump to offset a big move at the deadline.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

He's not elite..agreed. But we'll always have to overpay until we prove we can put a year to year product on the ice that has some sort of relevancy in the playoffs. We've got a bunch of kids who don't chase the play back into our zone and then inexperienced d-men who just get overwhelmed leaving it to our goalies to stand on their heads most nights. We just look like a team that needs to add a couple of guys in our top 6 dmen with experience and subtracting a guy like Wiz to me just seems like taking another step back talent wise.

If they can move him and somehow bring in a couple of top four pair guys I'm all for it... just hate to give him away because of his contract and then get stuck with a bunch of kids who should be in Springfield.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Tend to think the combine hurt Smith's chances in the draft. The big knocks on him are two things. Doesn't do anything but go deep and can't get off the line versus physical corners. Those bench numbers aren't going to help. Guys like White and Coates did 23 reps.

Actually think Smith's best shot of going early in the draft is for a team to fall in love with him being a one trick pony. A team that already has a solid group of receivers but doesn't have a deep threat. Coming on the field in passing situations as the 4th or 5th WR would leave him against a safety or 3rd corner which would be to his and the teams advantage.

Comment 22 Feb 2015

Continue to be disappointed with our guys who play in the lane. Last two games 29 shots and 1 FREAKING assist from Tate, Williams and McDonald combined. It's just WAY too easy to defend and double team in the paint because these guys NEVER pass the ball once they touch it in the paint.

Not going to overthink today. We lost to a TERRIBLE team and couldn't hit free throws when it mattered. Continue to be absolutely baffled as to why Keita Bates-Diop isn't seeing 30 minutes or so a game.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

Agree to disagree. Part of the reason we all love the guy in your GIF is that EVERYONE feels involved. From the players, fans, coaches, coaches wives..everyone.

And It's not a one game sample. Can pop in tape from the last 10 years. Thad shortens the bench in close/big games. Keita Bates-Diop two games against Iowa this year ZERO minutes. 1 minute vs Louisville, 5 minutes vs UNC, 5 min today, 4 min vs Indiana, 3 min vs Maryland. In games that mattered this year Keita Bates-Diop hasn't played more than 5 minutes.

I get not playing Loving because of the off the court stuff but c'mon. When a kid like Bates-Diop gives you 37 minutes, 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks the previous two games PLAY THE KID.

It's the reason the Jordan Sibert's of the world end up scoring 16ppg at another school.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

Hit and miss with Buckeye Corner. Their service has fallen off since Lids bought them. I got my NCG shirts/hat okay but ordered a jersey that showed up dirty.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

Still not sure what happened around the three minute mark. Branden Dawson ended up at the free throw line on a foul I guess by Russell. But every time I looked at it looked like a jump ball and then a travel. They got back from the commercial break and he was shooting free throws..

Battled back. Will never understand Thad's rotations in games like this. Had such good rotation the past stretch of games and then he reverted back to his old ways. Frustrating.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

Didn't understand that last play. Spread the court and no screens? Just seemed like Thad overthought that. Put guys in the lane and let someone break off a screen and get a decent look inside half court.

Don't understand the minutes for Keita Bates-Diop. Forget his offensive upside. He can defend/rebound and block shots. 6 blocks and 14 boards in his last 37 minutes and Thad only gives him 5 minutes today. Disappointing

The Loving thing bit us down the stretch. Horrible 4-5 minutes late for Tate missing shots, screens, picks late d rotations and have to imagine in a "normal" game he would have been pulled for Loving.. he'll learn from it.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

I think we'll battle back and make it a fight but this wasn't unexpected. Even banged up MSU isn't Rutgers or PSU. Too many bought into the team getting better and team chemistry on the rise after our last two wins. Two wins over teams that are 5-20 in Big Ten play.

Sticking with my original prediction. This team loses today. Wins four in a row and loses to end the season vs Wisky. 23-8

Comment 14 Feb 2015

I'm not as worried as those up the page about turnovers. Easy to forget how young these kids are class/experience wise. Just about every turnover we had was from a guy playing in his first season.

For me it's the kickoff return game. Urban Meyer is the only coach in my lifetime ( back to end of Woody's career ) that hasn't had a player take one to the house for a TD. Neither Wilson, Samuel or Marshall got any father than our own 43 and far too often we took touchbacks.

Comment 14 Feb 2015

Would have put this and Tosh but didn't think of them as series I guess....

Comment 14 Feb 2015

In no particular order...Curb Your Enthusiasm, The League, Louie, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Kroll Show, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Silicon Valley and Modern Family.... some stuff I LOVED some seasons and not so much other seasons.. Community, The Office, 30 Rock and Californication.