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Comment 20 May 2015

Yeah, he's not an NBA caliber player at all... which has been obviously shown as he wins the D-league Defensive Player of the Year and leads his team to the D-league championships...

Feel like being one of the best guys in the D-league would at least be an argument for a backup spot on an NBA roster... isn't that the point of it?

Comment 20 May 2015

I'd say it's pretty close to the 2002, 2005, and 2010 teams.

2002 and 2005 the defense was better. 2010 we were beastly on both sides of the ball. Even 2006 I still think we look at a lot differently if we play the championship game two weeks after the Michigan game.

I do think the Miami team in 2002 was better than any team we beat last year. Generationally talented. This year Alabama was demonstrably down, and it looked as though they would have run Oregon off the field.

Absolutely love this team. I think they are an incredibly good team, they are an amazing story (a better story than anyone except *perhaps* the 2002 team... I can't decide whether winning everything with a 3rd string quarterback is better than Holy Buckeye and a double overtime championship or not), but I don't think you can put them as clearly better.

Comment 19 May 2015

I think that flopping should be a technical foul, but otherwise leave charge/block calls as written :) You have to be making a real move to guard for it to count as a charge.

Comment 18 May 2015

I have full confidence that they will be good enough to win a title -- but little confidence they will get lucky enough to win it again. Every year there are 4-6 teams who are good enough that they *could* have won a title if things all fell the right way.

Comment 14 May 2015

We should remember when we talk about college athletics that OSU's fiscal situation is not the norm. The vast majority of athletics programs are *not* self-sufficient.

I think it's amazing that we can have high level college athletics as long as the rest of the school isn't subsidizing it. That's really only true for the very top schools, though.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2013/05/07/ncaa-finances-subsidies/2142443/

Even Michigan's athletic department takes some subsidies.

So people are wrong about OSU athletics costing us -- but don't generalize our situation to the rest of the NCAA.

Comment 14 May 2015

What I don't understand is that you can already buy a ton of beer (much of it good!) at the basketball games! It's not as though they're crossing some strange moral threshold.

Comment 10 May 2015

My wife and I both finished our Computer Science & Engineering degrees in 2006. She's 3rd generation, I'm 4th on both sides. I just kick myself constantly that I didn't get football tickets my freshman year in 2002. Didn't care much for football until I got to OSU. Now I can't get enough of it.

Comment 06 May 2015

I feel like there's nothing worse for your NFL career than being a crazy athletic quarterback who is *almost* good enough to be a backup.

If he were just a bit worse at quarterback, he'd already have been transferred to receiver and be making big money.

Comment 23 Apr 2015

You know, I got a CSE degree from Ohio State, and I had that view going into college.

But pretty much every required GEC credit I took to make myself "well-rounded" turned out to be poorly taught, remedial junk :-/ Maybe if I'd gotten a minor in something they would have finally gotten to something worth learning. But I was incredibly disappointed at the level of "rounding" I managed to get in college. I've gotten more since out of a couple free books and blogs on history and philosophy.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Our only rival is Michigan. Therefore I feel my decision to like or dislike other B1G teams is based on the same logic for liking or disliking anyone out of conference. Wisconsin was fun to watch, filled with likeable seniors, and they beat Calipari, and they had a chance to beat Duke. I'll root against Duke and Calipari any day. Izzo is just a ridiculously good coach. I'd like them whatever conference they played in.

Michigan I will hate to the end of time. The rest of the B1G I hate when they're playing OSU, and treat them like random unaffiliateds the rest of the year.

Comment 06 Apr 2015

1) Huh, you might have noticed that the team this year had a ton of seniors... The last one and done player we had was Mullens..

2) We have pretty good length. They just don't rebound.

3)  Scott turned into a seriously dangerous defender, and he gets massive numbers of assists -- he just can't create by himself. He's exactly the point guard you want *if* you have shooters at the other spots, or a dangerous big man.

4) Agreed.

It really feels like our problem is that anyone we get who can play offense leaves early. Matta places a strong premium on athleticism and defense. Guys who can shoot lights out, but slack on the other end end up transferring and starring for Dayton or OU. Anyone who meets his defensive standards *and* can play offense can go pro.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

The only real change that needs to happen is taking concussions seriously.

I don't think that means changes to the rules, per se. I think it means changing how we teach tackling, and changing the culture of "toughness" when it comes to head injuries.

We've got to emphasize with these kids that if they're injured, they need to worry about their future, not the game. And we're have to have the ADULTS in the situation pushing for that as well.

I don't have any problem with my kids playing football for a coach who looks after their health. I'm terrified about them playing or a coach who tells them to shrug it off, or (knowing what we know now) throws them back in the game when the entire stadium can see they just got knocked out.

From what I've seen about the research, if you listen to your body, you're not going to end up with degenerative brain disease from playing some high school (or even college) football. It'll mean more guys like Reeves hanging things up when they start having symptoms -- but plenty of guys have to hang up their cleats for other injuries as well. Having had ACL surgery myself, I'm honestly still more worried about kids not being able to walk right. But what is living if you don't challenge your body occasionally?

Comment 03 Apr 2015

I am not worried.

I won't be surprised if they take a step back from last year... but a step back from last year is still a top ten in the country defensive line. I don't think Schutt is going in the first round, but I expect someone to step in and be solid.

Comment 13 Mar 2015

Destroying Duke.

Getting back at Wisconsin.

Unfortunately, I didn't watch his first two years so I missed the big ones everyone else talks about.

Comment 20 Feb 2015

I think this is your starting five if you're talking best players. I'm not sure it wouldn't be beaten by a team starting Diebler over Turner. Evan Turner was amazing, but he needed the ball in his hands. Diebler was just so damn efficient, he gave everyone else more room to work.