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TheBigCat


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being on campus for The Game in 2006. Probably the best sporting environment I've ever been a part of, and one of the craziest weekends that I'll ever be a part of as well.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: V. Bell
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: S. Thomposn
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  • NBA TEAM: Golden State
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  • SOCCER TEAM: Do we play soccer in the US?

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Comment 07 Jan 2016

You left out the part where you stopped to get a new haircut, then decided to pick up some Heinekens while on the way to the store, only after pounding through your protein shake, while, also being in the zone.

Comment 18 Sep 2015

As my Dad always said, "you can't buy class."

There were times when I loathed Tress' conservative coaching style, and feel it ultimately lead to a few defeats (specifically Texas at the Shoe), but in the end, he was, and is, a stand-up human and representative of the University. 

He is in a great position to impact the lives of young people in the state that he grew up in.  Nothing but love for coach Tress.

Comment 12 Sep 2015

One of the most gutless calls I've seen.  You're an FCS school with the #6 team on the ropes, and you kneel with a :39 left, with a timeout, after losing momentum.  Game was lost at that point.  Total meltdown.  Damn

Comment 16 May 2015

Cardale Jones and Teddy Bridgewater should never be mentioned in the same conversation if it's regarding arm strength.  Guy lost all credibility to me after that, what a bozo.

Comment 16 May 2015

Completely agree.  These two fanbases have ridden the coat tails of LSU, UF, and Bama more than any other in the SEC.  They fend to forget that they haven't actually won anything in a very, very, long time, and haven't actually contributed to any of the success that the SEC has had.  

I've lived in UGA for the past 5-years and every year is "their year", until the ultimately blow a game or two.  The game against UF last year was a classic example.  The fact that they lost to Nebraska last year comes in very handy when talking to them.

Any when all else fails, I've always got this in my back pocket, "The North, 1-0 against the South in the game that truly mattered."  That is typically a conversation killer.....

Comment 05 May 2015

FYI - You can download the HBO Now App for a free 30 day trial right now.  Just have to set a reminder to cancel the subscription before you get billed after you trial expires.....

Comment 28 Jan 2015

"I signed the paycheck on the front he signed the paycheck on the back."  And on that note, Lou dropped the mic and exited stage right.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I can see it now.  Urban in the loving room, the TV's on quietly in the background, and a preview of Late Night with Letterman comes on, featuring none other than the man sitting in your very own living room.  If I'm a recruit, I'm asking where to sign on that dotted line...

Comment 17 Jan 2015

The really disappointing thing to me is the fact that everyone, with the exception of Tate and maybe Russell, looked like they would rather be doing anything except for playing basketball today.  Looked totally disinterested. 

There are just too many guys who just don't provide ANY benefit to the team when they're on the court.  Amir has obviously never had any offensive ability, but he could at least bang inside, play solid help defense, and be a solid rebounder.  Amir had 3 boards today, which just so happened to be the total amount of rebounds pulled down by all of our bigs.  Pathetic.

The only takeaway from today's game is that Tate needs to be in the starting rotation.  At the very least, he brought some energy today and acted like he gave a shit.

At this point, I'm wondering if this team even makes it to the big dance.  They could easily drop 4 more games this year, and end the year with 0 wins vs. a top 25 team.  A 9 loss team with an early exit in the B1G tourney is a good way to punch a ticket to the NIT, which for me, would be one of the most disappointing bball seasons in the Matta era.  

Comment 14 Jan 2015

The thought had not even crossed my mind until local sports talk in Atlanta started to talking about the possibility of him taking the opening with the Falcon's.  I hadn't even thought about it, but it seems like the consensus right now is that Meyer is on a very short list of coaches, in the NFL and in college, which folks consider to be among the sports elite.  Similar to Saban, if Meyer wanted an NFL job, he'd have one.

With that in mind, i don't think there is a chance he bolts.  Ohio State is undoubtedly his dream job, and I think he realizes that if he leaves, he may never have the opportunity to come back.  In addition, the depth of young talent right now is incredible, and he has 3 proven, Heisman caliber QB's on the roster, with two studs coming in to fill the pipeline from this class.

No way Urban leaves.  I think he spends the rest of his time stalking the sidelines at the Shoe until he decides he's ready to call it quits, which in my opinion, is at least 7 years away.  When all is said and done, I think Urban is right up there in tOSU lore with Woody Hayes, the significance of which will not be lost on Urban Meyer.

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Line em' up and take a number.  Amazing what winning a Natty will do.  As Urban said, "the future at Ohio State is very bright."

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I get the commentary and the dig to the SEC with this, but to me, it's a bit of a slight to Cardale.

He worked his ass off, stuck with it when he was named the back-up behind JT,  and stepped up when his number was called. This is his team now, leading us to a National Championship.

It's amazing that we take down Bama with two guys at the helm from the great state of Ohio.  Shout out to Glenville and Ashtabula.  The great state of Ohio taking it straight to the SEC tonight.  

Gotta enjoy this one for all it's worth!!!  Fantastic night to be an Ohioan!  So proud of my Alma Mater and my home state!  Such a cohesive and close group that stuck together through a shit ton of adversity this year.  With I was at Out R Inn right now to take this party into the sunrise!!!!

Comment 02 Jan 2015

I get the commentary and the dig to the SEC with this, but to me, it's a bit of a slight to Cardale.

He worked his ass off, stuck with it when he was named the back-up behind JT,  and stepped up when his number was called. This is his team now, leading us to a National Championship.

It's amazing that we take down Bama with two guys at the helm from the great state of Ohio.  Shout out to Glenville and Ashtabula.  The great state of Ohio taking it straight to the SEC tonight.  

Gotta enjoy this one for all it's worth!!!  Fantastic night to be an Ohioan!  So proud of my Alma Mater and my home state!  Such a cohesive and close group that stuck together through a shit ton of adversity this year.  With I was at Out R Inn right now to take this party into the sunrise!!!!

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Wow - what a disgusting and pointless post.  Very thought provoking.

I'll just chalk it up to the fact that based on your screen name, you've probably been subjected to years of unusually high methane exposure.  The easterly winds south of Columbus probably overly expose you to excessive landfill fumes, coupled with a nice tint of turd factory thrown in for a nice touch. 

That would at least give you an excuse for all the filth and shit that rambles out of your mouth.  In fact, I'm actually impressed that the analogy you used actually fits within the context of your post.  Props for that at least. I didn't see that coming based on the punctuation, or lack thereof, in your posts.  Stay classy Groveport.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

You do realize that this comment was made in a thread that is titled "#FireHerman" right?  If you don't want your "parade to be pissed on" then why would you click on this thread in the first place?

And comments like this don't water down OSU's win, OSU did that themselves with their play/play calling tonight.  They were a 14.5 favorite tonight on the road to beat a depleted PSU team in primetime.  They were up 17 points at half, then let them crawl back in the game and squeaked out with a win. 

Why would I not just sit back in relish in a win on the road, regardless of the score?  Because I want tOSU to be part of the national narrative and in the hunt for a playoff berth.  We already dropped one game to a god awful VT team at home, primarily because our coaching staff wasn't able to make the appropriate in-game adjustments.  To get put us back in a position to be in the conversation for one of the four playoff spots, we need to win out, and look good doing it.  Taking 2 OT's to beat a shitty PSU team doesn't get it done.

Not to mention the plethora of folks who come on here and bitch about the SEC bias, then turn around after a close win and change the narrative to "why can't people just be happy that we won in a hostile environment on the road?"  

it's simple really.  If you are a fan who just relishes victories, regardless of the opponent, and has no interest in post-season aspirations, then tonight is reason for celebration.  However, if you are a fan who has high aspirations for this team, a team who already has a very bad home loss on their record, then tonight's game was a disappointment meriting of criticism.

And PS, I could give two shits how hard PSU practices or about their feelings.  The fact is their program has been decimated by sanctions and they're a shit team who he would have blown out tonight.  D1 collegiate athletics are not a participation sport and not everybody gets a trophy at this level - save that shit for tee-ball.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Well thought out response.  It's obvious that a well articulated response would be wasted on you - so all I'll say is enjoy the rest of your copper top Bush heavies while you relish in this big double OT win against the juggernaut that is PSU.  

Comment 26 Oct 2014

You're right.  If you take away PSU's losses to Northwestern (29-6 at home), and UM, then this team is in the top-25.  And it only took us 2 OT's to beat them after going into the half up 17.  I can't believe we aren't getting more credit for this hard fought victory.  Damn ESPN and their SEC bias!

If you want to accept mediocrity, go for it.  But this team and staff deserves criticism after this performance.  And no, I wasn't whining, simply stating that people have been all over our coordinators asses for the last 3 years, and Meyer has essentially skated.  Meyer hired Fickell, he hired Herman.  He deserves to start taking responsibility for their sub-par performances.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

The officiating tonight was some of the worst that I've seen, and was flat out embarrassing.  We were the beneficiary of some very terrible calls.  

My girlfriend and I were in shock when they came back and confirmed Vonn Bell's interception.  No excuse for that type of call to stand when instant replay is in-place.

I'm glad the calls went our way, especially since i had money on us to cover (damn you PSU) but never like to see a game impacted so much by an officiating crew.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

I'm not sure why this is getting so many downvotes.  Urban Meyer is the CEO of this program, which means that he is ultimately responsible for the results on the field, good and bad.

People have been bitching about the defense for 3 years.  Meyer at various points has said the he was personally going to be getting more involved.  At some point, if issues aren't corrected, it falls on Meyer.  Either make a change or go down with the ship.

Yes, he has racked up a ton of wins in his tenure here.  However, it's been against shit teams, and when the games have mattered the most, we've completely shit the bed.  It's disappointing and frustrating.  And yes, we technically haven't won shit since he has been here.  The trophy case since Meyer's arrival is bare.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

Fellow Mensa member of one Mr Herman?