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costinjr

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Krenzels 1st victory against Michigan, National Championship 2002, or ET's "The Shot" vs Michigan
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Evan Turner
  • SOCCER TEAM: USA

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Comment 15 Mar 2017

Just gonna leave these here -- someone mentioned Kaleb Wesson dominating Nick Ward (MSU) and Sterling Manley(UNC)

vs Nick Ward 

vs Sterling Manley

Dude has a big ass, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. You know, the way Dakich used to talk about Sully's behind.

The other pieces that I really like about Wesson is the chemistry and the general competitiveness that comes with brothers. Hopefully hopefully that adds an instant spark for those non-energetic practices. 

Comment 23 Jan 2017

Boy am I tired of Tate pouting literally every time he is fouled. I get sometimes things don't go your way, but pick yourself up and stop acting like a three-year-old. He's supposed to be a leader, yet every time he commits a foul, it looks like he wants to take his ball and go home. Wish number 2 would be Tate to stop taking on the whole front court alone. His wild out of control play is a detriment to the team.

I really like Potter (he's got all the makings of a future stud), and wish they could use a big lineup with both he and Thompson on the floor at one time, with Williams, Lyle, and Jackson on the perimeter. I swear, Loving has games where it looks like he's been hitting a bong a few hours before hand.

Comment 08 Jan 2017

I remember reading somewhere that the most dangerous thing about social media is that it allows people to produce comments that would otherwise be completely unacceptable around the masses, but because they're connected to those few people who agree, they get "liked" or "upvoted," deem it acceptable behavior, and continue to be a shit-stain on society. 

Comment 06 Dec 2016

A. This game was terrible. Poor execution, turnovers, just bad basketball.

B. This team just hung with UVA @ UVA, which I don't think would have ever happened with last year's team (see @IU, @MSU)

C. This isn't the first time OSU dropped to a shit team (Findlay 2007)

D. Lyle is a Lyle-bility (GOD I'M CLEVER!) when he's on the court trying to "take over."

C. Without a true stud at the 5, Thad's teams have struggled, barring a Naismith candidate. Even Craft struggled without Sully. 

B. Member....member how Thad likes his teams to peak in February. I member. 

A. I don't think the sky is falling just yet.

Comment 06 Dec 2016

Out of curiosity, is this based off pay alone? This traditionally hasn't been a power house basketball team before Thad got here, with the one O'Brien outlier. I get money talks, but the same could've been said with Michigan after LLLloyd left, and they actually had tradition. 

Comment 26 Aug 2016

This might not be the most civil comment, but after Chancellor proved he was a piece of shit with a cheap shot in a preseason game, I absolutely loved that Zeke A. got right back up, and B. Gave the vet a "welcome to the league," truck-stick hit of his own on the next play. If that was an OSU vs anyone else game, I would've woken the neighbors.

Comment 21 Mar 2016

I realize that this statement is going to be whole heartedly stupid as Wisconsin does seem to be trending in the right direction, but if I had to watch buzzcut basketball (games in the 40 pt range) year after year, I don't know if I could do it without some help in the form of beer. 

I've always thought that there are two issues hindering this program as of late. The first is that IU is no longer in the valley that Mike Davis and Kelvin Sampson put them in during the mid/late 2000's. I still believe that us getting Oden and Conley was a direct result of IU being down. Not to mention Deshaun Thomas (all Indiana recruits). Say what you will about Crean but for the most part he has righted the Hoosier ship and will continue to grab top Indiana talent. I think Matta still has "it" when recruiting players. He's a likable guy, and very relatable. He clearly has a sense of humor and is not one to complain/place blame when things go awry -- Russell is a prime example of him still being able to attract top talent -- however this brings me to a point that a lot have mentioned -- Matta's health.

I'm convinced no one truly knows how bad Matta's back is, and it's because he won't allow anyone to know. However, if I was a recruit and I saw my future practice being led by a head coach who can't get out of his chair, I would either need to fall in love his philosophy and character (entirely possible), or I would start seriously questioning how long that coach could physically be around the game of basketball. Also in terms of culture, how difficult would it be to get your players to the gym, when your next worry is how you're going to get home and take off your shoes and socks? I honestly think it's Matta's declining health that you can use as a corollary to negative trending records. I think the only reason this hasn't affected his teams more is because of the kind of upstanding guy Thad is, and I think it takes a truly special person to be in his position and keep the focus away from him. I just wonder how much longer he can continue to push that issue aside. 

Comment 11 Jan 2016

I don't know if I've ever seen such a piss poor performance boxing out. Offensive rebounds killed us. What's worse was when you have three guys around the rim and one IU player comes from 10 feet away to rebound and score. Gotta get that fixed. I refuse to believe with all of Giddens' ups on the defensive side of the floor, that he can't be a rebounding monster.