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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: 2010 Rose Bowl, 2016 Game @ Oklahoma
  • NFL TEAM: The Bears
  • NHL TEAM: The Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Pacers
  • MLB TEAM: Indianapolis Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Indy Eleven (?)

Recent Activity

Comment 18 hours ago

The team probably would have still had a shit season.

Right now the hardest part is the not knowing. Because we don't really know how Gene feels. We don't TRULY know if another shitty season dooms Thad. We can only hope that enduring another clown show of a season will bring us the change we want, or Thad is actually Jesus himself and gets this current roster to the tournament.

The picture I posted is just hilarious and feels appropriate for any ohio state hoops discussion

Comment 18 May 2017

"Ohio State basketball is a raging dumpster inferno, but at least it's not a post-asteroid strike hellscape"

Also, this isn't just a 2 year thing. It started with 2011 recruiting. If it weren't for the icey veins of D'Angelo Russell, we would be going on 4 years of no NCAA tournament wins.

MOD EDIT ON MYSELF - Rant definitely not for here. I understand this is a perspective piece, but I may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed

Comment 17 May 2017

Hey, that's fair. Maybe I should have worded "fooling yourself" differently. Lyle leaving is something that probably needed to happen, but him leaving doesn't make the team better.

If you look at Daniels twitter, he has tweeted stuff recently about his DePaul visit and how Tennessee is recruiting him...nothing about OSU. I REALLY doubt MJ Walker is coming. Some guard originally from ohio that was committed to ole miss just asked for his NLOI release last night, maybe we will offer him. I don't even think D'Angelo Russell could get next years team to the tournament so anything Thad does or doesn't do recruiting wise may not even matter.

Comment 16 May 2017

I agree on Wesson, could he be great? Absolutely, but what makes anyone think this staff will actually develop him. Another thing that drives me nuts is how KBD somehow became this amazing player while he was injured....just a convenient excuse for how bad last season was.

Comment 16 May 2017

Thad threw 4 kids completely under the bus, said he had cleaned house and was ready to coach guys proud to wear the Ohio State uniform. Went out and had an even worse season, missed the NIT, and now we've lost even more players.

Does that sound like a good transition to you? I know you never said it was actually happening, but I can't see any thing positive here except the closer we get to the end of next season, the closer we get to staff changes. 

Comment 15 May 2017

he kind of is holding us hostage, he hasn't spoken publicly since the Rutgers disaster, just tell us what the hell is actually going on already...I can't wait to hear him throw Lyle and Thompson and Kam under the bus at a booster lunch!

Comment 15 May 2017

Holy shit this just keeps getting better and better.

Some day there is going to be an amazing story written about the downfall of Thad Matta. I hope the last section of that same story is the 2nd Coming of Thad Matta, but let's be honest something is going on here we just don't know what it is.

Comment 15 May 2017

I think Kam Williams is gone too, not to the NBA but overseas, he's done here.

So let's say the starting lineup is: Andre Wesson, Kaleb Wesson, KBD, JaeSean Tate and CJ Jackson. That's not a great lineup by any stretch, but its decent. We would have Beverly, Potter (and let's just say Kam Williams too, I really do not like him as a player, I like Andre Wesson starting a lot better) coming off the bench.

It's so hard to know what to feel right now. If we bomb, then we get our new coach, If we do well, we keep our current coach but recruiting potentially keeps falling off. I don't want to cheer against the players on the roster as of today, who I truly like (as people, like they are players you can root for), but I also don't want Thad running the show if we continue to miss on just about every recruit we go for....mixed feelings man. I guess we will see what happens.

EDIT - Shit, forgot Funderburke. He's a wildcard. 

Comment 04 May 2017

You can't beat the Starbury. And you can't beat the reason why he started making those shoes.

They were a popular shoe choice in the rugged intramural basketball leagues of Dayton.

I'm still waiting on my pair of Air Bombays (if you get this reference, we are friends for life)

Comment 03 May 2017

Wouldn't mind seeing Scoonie Penn be the coach of another team I watch.

If I were you guys I'd do whatever I could to watch this team play because it may be the last quality Buckeye hoops you see for a while.

Comment 01 May 2017

If you wanna read into something too much, look at Jaquan Lyle's latest tweets haha.

If Kam comes back and lights it up, I think we would all enjoy that. And you can all say "god Shookster you were such a dick and you were also wrong" and I'm prepared for the day when the program turns around and these things are said to me. 

Comment 01 May 2017

And honestly whatever if he does leave, would anyone really be that upset besides the homer-iest of homers? We are talking about a guy who was recruited to be a 3-point shooter who couldn't hit the ocean from the beach last season.

I wish him the best of luck if he does go somewhere else, and I wouldn't be shocked to see him do well elsewhere since coming out of HS he did appear to be quite a good shooter.