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Dr. IlliBuckeye

Richland, Washington (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

Member since 27 July 2011 | Blog

BS, The Ohio State University Class of 2010.
PhD, University of Illinois Class of 2016.

Now living in Richland, Washington (it's in the desert in SE WA).
Do not live in a van down by the river.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: In Person:
    2006: #1Ohio State vs. #2Michigan in the 'Shoe! I have never seen a better game in person.

    Close 2nd = 2010 Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon, 35 hour drive straight through was well worth it.

    Close 3rd = 2011 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, yelling F*%K you to Mark May made my life

    4th: 2014 - Seeing CARDALE JONES and the rest of the Buckeyes destroy Wisconsin 59-0 in the B1G Championship Game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold, EzE
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft, Jon 3Bler, David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Merica

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Jul 2017

I don't see anything wrong with what Chris Spielman is doing. As far as I know (could be wrong), but players do not sign away their names and likenesses to be used by the university, especially with third party sponsors, for the rest of their lives. They should be able to negotiate the right to use their name/ likeness for marketing reasons or at the very least give a go-no go to using their name/ likeness.

Comment 07 Jul 2017

Your rankings are pretty close. Though at lot depends on the program. For most engineering programs it goes:
Tier 1: Northwestern, Illinois, Michigan, Purdue

Tier 2: Penn State, Wisconsin, Ohio State

Tier 3: Minnesota, Michigan State, 

Tier 4: I have no idea, but I know Indiana just started an engineering program

But 13/14 of the B1G (not Nebraska, primarily because of their large dependence on USDA research) are in the Association of American Universities, which is basically the top 60 research universities in the country. 


Comment 20 Jun 2017

I think there is plenty of context in the shirt. Ever hear of the saying "driving while black". While he added more context to clarify, it certainly had enough to start the conversation. I fully respect him for doing this. Easiest way for him to reach a large audience. It absolutely is a race issue too as we are still very segregated by where we live, by where we go to school, where we work, etc. This tends to exacerbate problems with violence, poverty, etc. Diversity in where we live (etc) tends to improve all these aspects. I'll leave these here so that everyone can read for themselves.


Comment 20 Jun 2017

Agree 100% Bad Owl. To say nothing can be done "from the outside" is absolutely inaccurate. Short-term help, perhaps cannot be helped, but over the long-term things can be improved by improving education, reducing poverty and income inequality, providing rehabilitation, etc. All of which, all people can become involved in in some way.

Comment 20 Jun 2017

See tweet in Bucknut's post above. Trade is meant to break up dysfunction in the locker room and more importantly clear up cap space for a big move next year.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

The importance of the "beyond the arc" shot in 3-on-3 compared to 5-on-5 necessitates that Jon 3bler be on your team (at least off the bench as the Olympics will have one sub). The dude shot over 50% from 3 his senior year.

Group him with Turner (studly), Lighty (excellent defense and good enough shooting/ movement/ ball handling), and Oden/ Sullinger (only one big man is really necessary in 3-on-3, though I lean towards Oden as his defense can protect the basket from anyone getting past Diebler).

Comment 05 Jun 2017

He's still only 49. I could see him come back to another program after a few years... if his health issues improve.

He would make a great studio analyst for CBS or ESPN. I doubt he would want to do too much travelling as a game commentator with his back/ leg ailments.