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Greenwood, Indiana (via Frankfort, Illinois)

Member since 19 July 2012 | Blog

U of Dayton graduate living out his 20's in the south suburbs of Indianapolis.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: attending the Rose Bowl vs. Oregon, and 2nd place goes to attending the Ohio State at Michigan State game in 2014.
  • NFL TEAM: The Bears
  • NHL TEAM: The Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Mike Conley
  • MLB TEAM: Indianapolis Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Indy Eleven (?)

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Feb 2017

I appreciate your optimism, I wish I felt the same way.

We have definitely played with more effort this year. I think this team would beat the 2015-16 team.

However, the conference is a lot worse and yet we are on track for an even worse season. That's not a good thing. I wouldn't be shocked if Trevor and Jaquan take off after this season either. Next year might be worse

Comment 18 Feb 2017

I'm with you, Zero

B1G is wayyyy down this season and we still can't beat anybody.

After four down years in a row I'm not sure how we can magically expect things to change next year with the same players and same coach. 

Comment 18 Feb 2017

Kam Williams girlfriend (Cait Craft) could probably be in the starting lineup of this squad, not sure if I'm being sarcastic or being truthful 

Comment 18 Feb 2017

I hate to tell you this but Thad's not getting fired, for better or worse...but I would be lying if I said I didn't agree with your sentiment of wanting change

i don't understand how anyone can think this team still has a chance to go dancing this year and I also don't understand optimism for next year. Marc Loving will be gone and he's the only dude who can score. KBD isn't going to be Evan Turner.  Kaleb Wesson will be good but he can't win all by himself. I think we are in for one more extremely disappointing season before Thad is gone.

Comment 15 Feb 2017

2014 - OSU, without Deshaun Thomas, struggles to do anything right and ends up with an absolutely embarassing loss to Dayton in the tournament. We've got a good recruiting class though, "things will get better."

2015 - Armed with D'Angelo Russell, OSU manages to lose even more games than in 2014 but sneaks into the tournament. D'Angelo goes off on VCU and then Arizona murders us. We've got a good recruiting class though, "things will get better"

2016 - Armed with a Top 10 class, OSU manages to be awful and loses in the 2nd round of the NIT. 4 of the 5 freshman transfer. Thad says the problem players are gone, "things will get better"

2017 - OSU is embarassingly bad, and may miss even the NIT. BuckeyeBen7.7 says "things will get better"

Come on man. You can be sick of us all you want, but things aren't going to get better unless we make some kind of change.

Comment 15 Feb 2017

You nailed it.

The guys do try hard. They just aren't that good. I think that's what's so inexcusable. No matter how hard they play, they can't win (in a bad Big Ten). That's how badly we are lacking talent.

Last year they didn't try at all. They would get down big and stay down big. This year, they always find a way to get down about 10-12 points and always cut it to about 3 before losing by 10.

Comment 15 Feb 2017

Ahh yes the age old debate.

I grew up in Chicago in the 90's and Michael Jordan was obviously our hero. Now he's dead to me as long as he is sponsoring Michigan athletics. He's also a world-class asshole in general.

That being said, I do think Jordan was a better basketball player than Lebron, but that's obviously a great debate. Lebron is by far the better athlete, there's no way you can debate that. However I'm going to take this a step farther...

Tracy McGrady is the greatest of all time.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

Spoiler alert; they will get down double digits within 10 minutes, and false rally, ending in the final score that Tim has predicted.

As always, no matter how bad the boys are, I will continue to watch every game (why, I will never know).

In the meantime, go book your postseason hoops tickets in advance!