Wednesday Skull Session

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Orlando Buckeye's picture

Stank, Not so Special, or anything else.  I prefer the simple, elegant (quote/unquote) "special" teams moniker.  I'll stop using the air quotes when they go one whole game without giving up a TD.

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PALM BEACH BUCKEYE's picture

...um   42 million subscribers at 36 cents per cannot equal 182.5 million.  That would be 15.12 Million.....  thanx  

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tampa buckeye's picture

I'm glad 11w isn't doing my books.

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Chris Lauderback's picture

Haha! There, I edited to add $0.36 "(per month)" to clarify for all of you that apparently get your cable bill annually.

BED's picture

Edit snark win!

 

And make it 8 on the basketball updates!

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

Chris Lauderback's picture

Sweet. Glad to have another year round basketball fan on board.

Joe Beale's picture

I was just thinking about the basketball team as I was driving in today. As excited as I am about the new players, I still think it might be a tough year due to not having an experienced point guard.  There might be some growing pains in the pre-season while the team adjusts to life without Turner as the main distributor/leader.  It would be nice if Buford stepped up to assume the leadership role; hopefully Craft will be able to handle the distribution role.

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slippy's picture

But we didn't have an experienced point guard last year...

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buckeyedude's picture

Buford's my boy #2 from Toledo, after Dane. Buford will Git-R-Dun.

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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PALM BEACH BUCKEYE's picture

LOL....  I kinda figured it was per month. 

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BucksfanXC's picture

I hope I was included in the original 7 basketball fans.

And I'd love an article by Jason explaining the rules of women's soccer, possibly with accompanying video of that New Mexico player punching girls.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

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Kyle's picture

So Tennessee fans are blaming Thad Matta for "ratting out" Bruce Pearl.  It isn't just the SEC football fanbase that is paranoid delusional when it comes tOSU.

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tomcollins's picture

Bruce Pearl is gonna find a loophole in the rule by selling his land to the University, so when they come visit him, it's part of campus.

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PALM BEACH BUCKEYE's picture

Tom.. that is an outstanding Idea.  Now all OSU has to do is a find some family living space in Larkins Hall for Matta and he can do the same thing...lol.

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REJOSU's picture

It's just too bad that Larkins Hall no longer exists!  No worries, the RPAC (Recreational & Physical Activity Center) is much better than Larkins could have ever hoped to be.  Maybe Matta can find a spot in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center near the football trophy room.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Larkins Hall is about 1/2 the reason I'm in the Navy;  more time there than in class.

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ToledoBuckeye's picture

+1 for mighty Toledo Rockets comment!

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes
 

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Nick Buckeye's picture

BTN: We see your Erin Andrews and raise you a Melanie Collins;

ESPN: Damn

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Melanie huh..? can i have one?

"It's so easy to be average...to HELL WITH THAT" - Urban Meyer

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iball's picture

Thank you BTN for bitch slappin Time warner cable.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

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osukdawg76's picture

I wouldn't kick Melanie out of bed for eating crackers, that's for sure.

I, for one, welcome our new coaching overlords.

 

 

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M Man's picture

Melanie might not get kicked out of any beds, but she appears to be very, very lucky that BTN didn't kick her off the network:

"Thank you for your email.

Melanie Collins, who does sideline reporting and other work for the Big Ten Network, has been disciplined for her irresponsible statements on Twitter. Her actions were unacceptable for anyone associated with the Big Ten Network. The network regrets any unintended consequences of this statement incurred by the Forcier family, University of Michigan, its alumni and fans.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Conlisk
VP/Communications & University Relations
Big Ten Network

--- ORIGINAL MESSAGE --- on 8/19/2010 - 12:14 AM

RE: Melanie Collins
 

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Its quite obvious this deserves a slap on the as.....uh...wrist

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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M Man's picture

Very reliable source telling me Tate Forcier requested a transfer from #Michigan this AM. NOT yet confirmed, will update as I know more.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Sounds to me like she was just a bit ahead of the game.

buckeyedude's picture

Yeah, but Papa Forcier said, "don't pay attention to those transfer rumors."

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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Squirrel Master's picture

I'd trade my cocktail fruit for that squirrel!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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anchorman's picture

BTN is a success! PERIOD! When Lynch blocked that SCum FG that gave App State the win, and it was on the BTN. You knew this network was going to be a success!

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

ever since the new version of 11w came up there have been a lot more spelling, grammar and math corrections. wtf. who gives a crap ppl? too much time on your hands?

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I don't care the errors happen, but the grammar/spelling/math police thing is ridiculous.

 

not cold enough for soup anyways....

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flipbuckeye's picture

It wouldn't be 11W without errors and the commenters that point them out.  I shudder to think of an 11W world without the term "out of hound".

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grammar nazi's picture

SBB, What part of "grammar nazi" don't you understand? It's a sickness, Man.

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btalbert25's picture

I have noticed it too, a lot more douchery when it comes to proofreading the writers lately.  I guess people want perfection for the money they are not paying on this free site lol.

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Chris Lauderback's picture

It's all good. We don't mind a little criticism. Speaking personally, I'm still getting used to drupal's editor (totally lame excuse) so I sometimes am more worried about not screwing up my images and such so I don't proofread as closely.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

at least it breaks up paragraphs fro you with out inserting breaks manually.

 

F U blogger, why only me?

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Jason Priestas's picture

I agree with Chris. None of us went to j-school or claim to be particularly great writers, but hopefully we're getting better as we go.  In the interim, I don't mind people pointing out corrections as long as they're not doing so in an overly dickish tone.

But, yeah...

KenK's picture

Interesting news on Bobcats' ST flaws. Sounds like their weaknesses match up pretty well with our weaknesses. Our coverage units and their return units should make for some entertaining viewing.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

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Another Jason's picture

Sounds like a win for us - if they can't catch the ball, we don't have to tackle them!

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poguemahone's picture

The Big Ten Network is utterly unwatchable between April (depending on how deep Big Ten teams go in the tournament) until about mid-August

You'd think that with hundreds of hours of classic Big Ten football and basketball games, they could put on something more compelling than the usual assorted mix of campus programming (which nobody watches) and Women's Thumb Wrestling.

And even the network's coverage of football is still largely awful. Gerry Dinardo, Chris Martin, and Wayne Larrivee were broadcasting nobodies for a reason before the Big Ten came along. About the only likable persona on the network, aside from Gus Johnson, is Dave Revsine. Everyone else is either reprehensibly stupid (DiNardo, Martin) or boring (Larrivee).

TL;DR: I'm glad, I guess, the network is breaking the bank, but I'm not sure the success is commensurate to the quality of programming.

 

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btalbert25's picture

I may be one of the only ones, but I feel that Gus Johnson is extremely over rated too.  I thought it was a big joke when people where carrying on about how awesome he was last year.  He's a little too over the top for me.  Every play doesn't need the enthusiasm as a buzzer beater to win the championship.

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Luke Zimmermann's picture

I'm beyond sick of him. His excitement now strikes me as horribly disingenuous.

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Irricoir's picture

I have nothing to say other than, "Damn, she is fine!" I'm not even fond of blondes either.

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

don't worry, she's not really blonde.

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