Buckeyeinchitown's picture


MEMBER SINCE   January 01, 2019

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Jul 2020

The problem discussing medical information with non-medical people is they get their "facts" from sources that have an agenda.
(All you need to see is hydroxychloroquine for that).
At one point we were running 4 COVID ICUs alone...
We are one of the largest academic medical centers in the country and are doing a lot of clinical trials.
So many of these people have NO CLUE about this disease and only want  to see football played.
Well I too want football, but not at the expense of the players and general public.
There is no bigger fan of OSU than me, but if you have seen what I have seen --- you would want a precautionary approach and not a HEARD IMMUNITY approach.

Comment 21 Apr 2020

I'd like to add (and not bashing JT at all), but he was not a threat throwing the ball.
The only reason the BIG 10 Championship game vs Wisconsin in 2017 was the interceptions he threw to keep Wisconsin in the game...
It was frustrating to watch OSU completely outplay Wisconsin and yet still be close.
The CFP playoff game vs. Clemson...
They even said after the game, they were not worried about JT passing at all.

OSU would not have beaten BAMA in that semifinal.
Anyone saying otherwise has their Buckeye glasses on too tightly.

(Actually we wouldn't have made that game so it wouldn't have mattered!)

Comment 03 Apr 2020

I'm going to disagree with you Gumtape.
I graduated a couple years before you (OK 4)...
Even though it was a hot day, the memories of that day and the look on my parents and grandparents faces will NEVER leave me or out weigh the discomfort of the heat and humidity of that day.
It was as special a day to them as it was for me.
I look at my diploma still today and would not change one thing about that special day.

I honestly feel so bad for the graduates across America missing out on that HOT, CROWDED, and MISERABLE day.
I wouldn't trade it for anything...

Comment 10 Mar 2020

Correction Oakland...
>16,000 for influenza. and on average 15,000 - 60,000 per year.

As a pulmonary critical care specialist, I could not agree more with your daughter.

As we see more case (and we will) come in, you very likely will see the overall mortality rate decrease...
Right now we are pretty much testing the people who really are sick from the disease (regardless of age), but when we start large scale testing and catching those who have mild cases, that mortality rate will drop.

I think it ends up considerably higher than influenza, (keeping in mind that mortality rate is ~0.1%), but I would be surprised if that rate ends up much higher than 1-1.5%.
Far lower than SARS (9.5%) and MERS (33%).

This is a major overreaction (IMO of course)!

Comment 09 Mar 2020

Don't get me wrong, I teach at a major university here in Chicago and spend half my time in the ICU.

I am just saying this is such an overreach (compared to SAR, MERS, and Ebola) it is stunning...

We will have 10-100x the number or reported cases so far, and 80-90% will recover.
I am not ripping OSU, Princeton, Columbia or any other university that is doing this.

We just are over reacting to something that has not shown itself to be nearly as detrimental as we are allowing ourselves to believe... 

Comment 03 Mar 2020

What made the OSU offense so difficult to defend was the run inside the 10 yard line this past year.
Think back to 2018... That threat was not great (somehow with Weber and Dobbins).

That is my one concern...
Our offense needs a solid running game (we can't be pass happy and score TDs inside the 10) or pick up those 3rd and twos.

Really hoping we are able to keep a balanced attack this season just like 2019.
Need Steele Chambers and Crowley big time if this injury is what I am dreading...

Comment 25 Jan 2020

I actually having been thinking of heading out to this game...
Would be a fun atmosphere for sure.

I completely agree with you.   I don't think many OSU fans know a lot about what Oregon has done under Cristobal.
He has moved from a (sort of run-and-shoot finesse team) to a hard hitting, built in the trenches team (like OSU, Wisconsin, SEC schools).

Oregon's defense will be a Top 10 (if  not Top 5 unit) next year.
I do think OSU will win (and maybe comfortably like double digits), but it would not surprise me in the least to see a 4th quarter game...