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Cooper


MEMBER SINCE   February 26, 2015

We're the Manchester United Fan Club... from Ohio.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Game 7, East 4th St watching Cleveland's 52 year title drought come to an end. 1/3/03 and 1/12/15 in Dallas watching the Buckeyes take home the National Championship.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ron Lewis / Jerry Lucas
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Glory, Glory Man United / USMNT / #SaveTheCrew

Recent Activity

Comment 11 hours ago

For what it’s worth, I completely agree with your assessment and believe Sueing will be the best player on the team next season. He also has the best NBA prospects, gathering from what Holtmann has said plus great measurables.

Comment 08 Apr 2020

My favorite story of him is how he was discovered - by a disgruntled Roger Ebert who left the movies because the popcorn was too salty. Ebert walks into a bar, listens to Prine, becomes enamored and writes a review, and the rest is history.

Comment 08 Apr 2020

I always get a little jealous reading passages like the ones above, because that was the complete opposite of my high school experience. The majority of our student body built up resentment towards our high school coaches because they had zero social skills and were bitter men.

Comment 05 Apr 2020

I’ll argue that you actually don’t know what you’re saying and you’re just trying to double down off of a bad take that you made because you’re boiled up with emotion because you’re favorite basketball team isn’t perfect

Accusing me of reactionary analysis is borderline laughable, and reads more like a non sequitur projection on your part. I watched the games, I used the advanced stats for my argument, I saw what everyone else saw: an offense that shot the ball well from the perimeter, but at times had no movement, fed the ball to an interior post player that saw decreased efficiency in the post due to his weight loss, and had a lot of contested shots late in the shot clock - something I’m sure Holtmann gives a rip about, considering every analytic proves an open shot gives you .10-.15 points more per shot than a contested shot.

To conflate that critique with being a hot-head fan who is fed up with Holtmann and the basketball program is not acting in good faith - I’m not going to be metaphorically dunked on over a reasonable assessment.

Comment 05 Apr 2020

Those same “trusted statistical sources” say that Ohio State was able to find an open shot around 36% of the time, which easily ranked towards the bottom of the Big Ten and NCAA. I know what I’m saying, those players face too many contested shots and a fair share of it is because of the sets Holtmann runs. OSU may have shot the 3 ball well this year, but it did not indicate much of a true offensive identity.

Comment 05 Apr 2020

I have one (maybe two depending on the first) issue with Holtmann, and that’s his refusal to change his offensive philosophy. The lack of an offensive identity, stagnant movement within sets, and the percentage at which OSU struggles to shoot open shots is frustrating. 

Maybe players are transferring because they don’t believe in his offensive system? I don’t know, but I don’t think these events should be seen as a nothing burger.

Comment 04 Apr 2020

He isn’t helping his argument by being a public health risk and going on vacation. There isn’t a man in college football I have more vitriol towards than that insufferable knob.

Comment 02 Apr 2020

Oklahoma has a strategy for how they want its team to play. USC has no identity. You don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish on offense or defense. With Oklahoma, they’re able to control what they want to do on offense with 99% of the teams they face. It doesn’t hurt to have a Heisman level QB every season, either.

Comment 01 Apr 2020

I doubt Sueing transferred to ride the bench, either. He also has a year in the program and the potential to be the best player on the team next season. He was a 14 & 6 guy in a much better conference than the Ivy League.

Sueing, Towns, Liddell, and Young all deserve to start but that can't happen. I think Towns is the best option to provide quick scoring off the bench. Those 4 will all play roughly the same amount of minutes, anyways.

Comment 01 Apr 2020

I think Kaleb realizes that his NBA draft stock is not going to be any higher than it is now. There's nothing he can do about his lack of athleticism. He has to strike while the iron is hot but also carry the realistic expectation that the majority of his career is likely to be spent overseas whether he leaves this year or in 2021.

Comment 01 Apr 2020

Starting 5 next year will be CJ, Duane/Luther, EJ, Sueing, and Young? Towns as the 6th man off the bench along with the other guard. Then the rest of the rotation will be shortened and filled by Musa, Ahrens, Key, Brown, and Diallo.

I realize the college game is changing, but that's not a lot of height for the key contributing big men... especially in a conference with the best big men in the nation.