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xrox


from Clintonville

Member since 02 March 2013 | Blog

At one point ranked 15th in ESPN's 2014 Bowl Mania. That's my only claim to fame.

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Comment 31 Jul 2016
You don't move USA v Mexico from Crew Stadium. The point of even keeping it there is to limit fans of other teams taking away home field advantage. Put it in Ohio Stadium, and I guarantee you'll have over 50% rooting against the USMNT. Plus, Dos A Cero is past superstition and coincidence at this point. It's a psychological thing where Mexico just wants any other score to happen, and the USA feels at home. You don't mess that up.
Comment 02 Feb 2016
I always forget that he was a Naismith, Wooden, and National Player of the Year winner...and not just a character in Titus' book. I'm glad his number will be up there to remind me. Why doesn't Ohio State promote that he won those awards? Doesn't that bring some history to a program that doesn't have a whole lot until Thad? Somehow we get more mileage out of Lebron, who never played for Ohio State, over Turner, who was coached up by Thad for 3 years.
Comment 06 Jan 2016
I'm only disappointed in the lack of coverage our win got. Not here, but just anywhere. Not in a "anti-OSU" or "anti-B1G/Midwest football" kind of way. Just in a "why is no one else excited at all?" way. We beat Notre Dame! Crushed 'em! I was really excited, really happy that we got to play the Domers and win on a big stage. I didn't meet anyone who shared my excitement. I'll probably rewatch the game like I did for last year's playoffs and BCS wins. Maybe I'm just sentimental because 2005 was my first real season as a fan, and even then not until beating Michigan and Notre Dame. Who knows what next year brings? Imma live it up. Where's my Champions Today shirt?
Comment 27 Dec 2015

If the Buckeyes make the tourney, does Thad get consideration for B1G COY?

I didn't think we would have any sort of shot this year the way we played early in the season. I didn't think Thad could turn them around in one season, and that's not a slight against him. I didn't think any coach in the country could do much with a very raw group of underclassmen without any one-and-dones. It looks like Thad could do it. He got the team to buy into playing defense really quickly.

Comment 18 Dec 2015

They got there by beating no one? Are you kidding me? They beat Pac-12 Champions Stanford in South Bend and Big XII  Co-Champions Oklahoma in Norman. Boston College and Wake Forest were the only non-bowl teams on their schedule. The sentiment going into the National Championship was that they'd probably get destroyed, but they had definitely earned the shot over anyone else.

Comment 17 Dec 2015
You don't necessarily need "NBA talent" to win at the college level. Craft, Diebler, Deshaun Thomas - these are recent Buckeye greats that might not ever make it to the top. They've all contributed more to the program and were arguably better all-around basketball players than, say, Byron Mullens or Kosta Koufos. They might not win much this year, but they can definitely develop. This team reminds me of the NIT champs led by Jamar Butler. The exception being that Jamar was a senior and could handle the ball without turning it over. Diebler couldn't dribble to save his life his freshman year, and the rest of that team wasn't much better. We don't have a stable PG yet or an upperclassman. I have faith that Lyle will develop in time.
Comment 10 Dec 2015
Getting two NY6 and a CFP team from the B1G hurts us in the matchups. Delany had to restructure the bowl ties towards the end of the BCS era because the B1G kept sending 2 teams to BCS games, and it made the matchups less competitive. Probably just an anomaly this year getting 3 into the big games. Let's see if the conference can hit above its weight like last year.
Comment 21 Nov 2015

I don't understand two things:

The constant need to give our playmakers the ball BEHIND the line of scrimmage.

Calling routes that fall short of the first down marker on 3rd down.

Comment 15 Nov 2015

This is a great win for this year's team. THE MOUNT usually win their conference and make the tourney. Sure, they're not a Gonzaga, VCU. Dayton, or Xavier in terms of mid-majors, but Thad seemed genuinely concerned before the game. The Basketbucks stepped up and played to their talent.

THE MOUNT's coach saying we should be ranked by season's end is pretty encouraging, too!

Comment 24 Oct 2015

I will always maintain that Army and Navy would've been better additions than Rutgers and Maryland. Same TV markets, more history and bigger national following/interest. I understand the drawbacks in athletic department size/capacity, weight limits, and stadium size. I still think the national interest every week outweighs any potential that Maryland and Rutgers would ever have. Plus, any Army/Navy game will always be more relevant than any Maryland/Rutgers game.

That is all sports-specific. I wonder about the moral/philosophical reservations B1G/CIC university presidents would have in adding military academies. I would love to read an article and interviews on that subject.