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MEMBER SINCE   March 06, 2012


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship team is a no-brainer...I'll go with Evan Turner's last second, near-half court shot as time expires to beat TSUN in the BIG tourny. Unbelievable, and I loved Thad Matta giving TTUN's coach an earful - rumored to be in regards to him not voting for Turner as player of the year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, but other Buckeyes are fast approaching..
  • NFL TEAM: Brownies
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets, I guess?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Sep 2019

I like this take.  I actually get a little annoyed at the comments that criticize us for daring to discuss early polls.  A) it's college football, and we're gonna talk about it.  B) if polls are meaningless until October because we don't know how good everyone is, then please let us discuss all the games we've seen and what we THINK about various teams --> see point A.  C)  these polls AREN'T meaningless because they very much can sway national talking points and opinions before actual CFP rankings come out.

Comment 17 Sep 2019

Unpopular thought here.  I don't think Fields being a good runner has affected the run game much.  Although he is a great runner, he almost never keeps it on reads (and, as a 11W staffer pointed out to me, a lot of "read" plays aren't really reads, they just look like reads and the ball was 100 percent going to Dobbins all along).  Also, reducing the number of hits on Fields has been a very consistent and public topic.  If I'm an opposing D coordinator, I'm honestly focusing on Dobbins more and not as worried about Fields.

I think other things are going on that are helping the run game - like possibly O-line play and Dobbins just clearly playing with a lot of fire right now. 

Comment 17 Sep 2019

Yeh - I love Day so far, and love the trajectory, but as some have already pointed out, he was gifted the most talented group of players possibly in OSU history.  Heck, even this Skully points out who we lost in the draft and how, amazingly, this year's players might be better.

I will say, though, Day SEEMS to get these boys up for weak opponents so far.  No let downs or close games at all against Cincy or Indiana.  

Comment 09 Sep 2019

They really have a tough stretch of games on their schedule too.  PSU, ND, Maryland, and Sparty  (though a BYE before Sparty) - and then they get a "break" with Indiana right before TOSU.  And they have Wisky and Iowa earlier on.  If things really go wrong, they could find themselves near .500.