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Buck95


MEMBER SINCE   December 05, 2014

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Comment 25 Feb 2020

Don’t know what your interest level is, but I thought the  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum was pretty cool.  It doesn’t appear to be too far from Butler.

Comment 20 Feb 2020

Not sure I’d say being back on campus means he’s necessarily committed to OSU. He probably needs to finish the semester to remain academically eligible, whether he stays at OSU or transfers.  I think he’ll be back, but I don’t think we can automatically assume that based on him finishing the semester here.

From what I read, he was keeping up with classes online. Don’t know if all his classes are online or not. If not, he probably got some kind of waiver under some kind of accessibility rule.

Comment 14 Feb 2020

I’d rather skip the overpriced concessions and stop at Roosters before or after the movie.

Comment 13 Feb 2020

10 of 26 on 3’s is 38.5%, which isn’t bad at all for a team. If they shot that for the season, that would put them in the top 15 in D-I (they’re actually 18th as it is at 37.9%).  Assuming all 3’s were on different possessions, that’s 1.15 points per possession, which is pretty darn efficient.  For comparison - and I know this takes into account all possessions in a game - Gonzaga leads the NCAA with 1.185 points per possession and Dayton is second at 1.145.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

In the article about Seth Jones, it said that the surgery was done by Greg Bellisari and Scott Van Aman.  Based on personal knowledge, and given that it’s an ankle, I’d say that it’s almost certain that Van Aman was the lead surgeon for Jones.  Van Aman is an ankle/foot specialist (he did my ankle surgery 16 months ago).  Bellisari is more of a knee/sports medicine specialist (and did my son’s ACL reconstruction last June).  Both are excellent doctors. 

Comment 10 Feb 2020

The world is eventually going to end anyway.  
 

My wish would be that whenever I need money (be it to buy something, donate something or whatever), I have that amount of money. I need a new car - boom, I reach in my pocket and pay for it. A friend or kid is in financial need and boom, I reach in my pocket and bail them out. My church needs a donation for a program they’re running and boom, I can fund it. And so on.

Comment 10 Feb 2020

Cooper’s team’s underachieved in the last regular season game of the year. And although his bowl game record wasn’t good, if you actually look at who was favored in those games, it was pretty close to chalk.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

John Frank caught 71 passes for 967 yards and 6 touchdowns his junior and senior seasons combined, so Gronk didn’t necessarily top him by “a lot”. It was a bit better, but Frank was at least in the neighborhood. And if you swap in Frank’s sophomore season for his junior year, the numbers go to 90/1090/7, so even closer to Gronk. Oh, and DOCTOR Frank is a lot smarter than Gronk too.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

Just went to The Pearl last week for the wife’s birthday. Get there for Happy Hour (like 4:00-6:00). Appetizers and some of the sandwiches are half price. The burger there is fantastic and the tater tots are to die for. They’re kind of like mashed potatoes formed into cubes and deep fried.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

I don’t hate Ahrens. What logical reason would I have to hate him? I’m just not blind to what he has shown to be so far. I’d be more than happy to eat a big old plate of crow, but I just don’t see the consistency. At least not yet. He has potential, but as Sparky Anderson said, “potential means ain’t done it yet”. And you apparently have no desire to try to prove me wrong.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

No, he hasn’t shown that if he plays more minutes with starters that he’ll have more good days than bad days. If he has, show me the stats. I’ve already posted that in 20 games with double digit minutes he’s scoring only about 6 per game and has only 3 in double digits.

Last year, 5 straight games of at least 20 minutes with a high of 30. In those games, he scored 50 points, but 29 were in one game, one of his three career double figure performances. That means In the other 4, he scored 21, or about 5 ppg. In the now 20 career games he’s played double digit minutes, he’s averaging   Under 6 a game.

i keep hearing all these Diebler comparisons, but he’s not close. Diebler was a top 50 4 star recruit, while Ahrens was about #249 and a 3 star. JD as a freshman averaged almost twice (5.9 ppg) than Ahrens’ career average of like 3.3 ppg. By his second season, Diebler averaged double figures. Ahrens has 3 total double figure performances. His history doesn’t point to him being a consistent scorer.

I don’t hate Ahrens. I want him to succeed. Why the he’ll wouldn’t I?  I just don’t see where all the love is coming from. Maybe it’s his 29 point game against Iowa last year, but as my grandpa always said, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.

i keep asking people to show me what I’m missing. The only argument I get is “if he played more, he’d score more”. WHEN has he proven that to be true?

Comment 04 Feb 2020

Washington is shooting at a higher percentage on the season than Ahrens with more volume .

And you’ve never even spoken to my comment that Ahrens in his career has not shown to be a consistent scorer or shooter.  Two games is not consistent enough to say he’s reliable as a scorer.. Debate me on that, because the facts support me. Make your argument against that.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

One would have expected him to be in rhythm after the Iowa game (30 minutes) last year, but in the next 3 games he played 20, 23 and 20 minutes. He went 4-14 combined, scoring 0, 3 and 9 points. The game before Iowa he played 27 minutes and scored 9. 5 straight games of 20+ minutes and he scored 50 points, with 29 coming in one of them. The Iowa game was an anomaly. The other 4 games - 90 minutes - he scored 21. Again, not trying to crap on him, but why would you think based on what he has done that he’s a consistent scorer?

Comment 04 Feb 2020

Why should he have been playing all along? What’s he done up til now to justify that? He’s a 3.3 ppg scorer. He went off for 29 points against Iowa last year, then in 20+ minutes a game the next 3, he went 4-14 shooting for 12 points. Up until the last two games, when he got hot, he was at about 30% on 3’s ( and in the 20’s in B1G play). 

Please explain to me what I’m not seeing. I really want him to be good - I just don’t see anything in his career performance that would say he should be counted on. Maybe he’s turned a corner, but his past production isn’t all that strong.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

Ahrens has had two good games this season and three for his career. Before going 7-10 or 8-11 (whatever it is) from three the last two games, he was essentially a 30% 3 point shooter for the season.

im not trying to crap on him - in fact I really hope he keeps it up. But let’s be honest - this whole “he’s a sharp shooter” thing is based more on potential than production up to this point in his career. I mean, he’s a career 3.3 ppg scorer and has failed to score in nearly half his appearances. When he plays double digit minutes per game, he scores about 6 per.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

His 40% is on 42 shots (17 makes), so not a lot of volume to base it on. He’s had two good games in a row (8 of 11 on 3), so hopefully he remains hot. However, two games ago, he was at 29% (9 of 31). With so few attempts, his percentage can vary wildly. By contrast, if Washington were to go 8 for his next 11, his percentage would only go from 40.4% to 44%.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

I doubt that anyone is game planning for Ahrens at this point, at least as a primary threat.  Yeah, they mention him on the scouting report, but just that he’s a little used spot up shooter who can’t create on his own.

I’m sure other teams are far more focused on Walker, both Wessons and Washington from an offensive standpoint.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

In the 19 games in which Ahrens has played double digit minutes, he’s averaging 6 points per game. Throw out the anomaly at Iowa last year and it’s 4.7. As I said before , I HOPE he turns into a consistent scorer, but to count on him to be so based on his historical performance isn’t realistic - at least not yet. I really want him to prove me wrong!

Someone on FB tried to say that Ahrens needed to play more because he was a guy who could get his own shot - and that’s just plain asinine. He needs others to set him up. Almost all his scores come off assists.

Comment 04 Feb 2020

I’ve never downvoted you, but I never got the love for Ahrens. Prior to this two game stretch, he’d had 1 double figure game and 20 scoreless outings in 39 career appearances. There was nothing in his career that led me to believe he was (yet) a scorer you could consistently count on. Before the NW and IU games, he was barely shooting 31% from 3, and like 20% in B1G games. Even after Iowa last year, when his confidence should have been sky high, he played 20+ minutes each of the next 3 games and was a combined 4-14 shooting.

Look, I hope he’s an answer. Maybe his back injury really hampered him earlier this year. I want him to succeed. I just haven’t seen it up to this point in his career. Maybe going forward he’ll be someone to count on, but historically he hasn’t been. And to counter the “he hasn’t had an opportunity to show what he can do” argument, there has to be a reason that Holtmann hasn’t had him in part of the regular rotation up until now. Coaches don’t sit guys they think will give them the best chance to win.

Comment 03 Feb 2020

I guess my response was actually 80% to Awlins and 20% to you. I should be under NO obligation to value my gift to the couple based on how much the families (over)spent on the wedding. I give what I can afford. Awlins calling out his friend for FLYING to a wedding and then “only” gifting $50 was out of line, but he “justified” it by “explaining” the economics. The guy had no duty to gift the couple more than he did, regardless of how much the wedding cost to put on. The guests are under NO obligation to fund the couple’s (or their families’) extravagance!