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MEMBER SINCE   August 17, 2013

OSU grad, born in Cincinnati, now living on west coast.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2014 Season--Beating Bama & Ore for NC. Attending many OSU victories over TTUN, including in AA.
    Seeing Seattle Slew electrify the crowd down the stretch at Belmont, winning Triple Crown,
    & Hank Aaron's 3,000 hit (a scorer's gift) and 3,001 (HR) in Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: None due to asshat owners.
  • NBA TEAM: Muscleball? Not so much.
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 05 Apr 2020

 Even if it is a Dakich caliber player, I think they definitely need one now.

I liked Andrew Dakich; he seemed to settle the team while giving a starter (CJ Jackson) a rest. A player with good handles and calmness—if not scoring—would have a place on this team, IMO.

In 2017-18 Dakich had 1.9 Assists to Turnover ratio, 1.8 RPG and 1 steal in 19 minutes per game, while shooting FT's at 77.8%

Comment 05 Apr 2020

Something is not right.

With what?

  1. The kids? 
  2. The parents / uncles, etc?
  3. The coaches (at many, many, many schools)?
  4. The players' AAU coaches?
  5. High School coaches?
  6. D1 sports?

I'd love to see someone at a national level do a story about all the transfers. Ideally, it would discuss the nunbers, whether they are increasing, and where, etc. Hopefully, it would shed some light on what these players expecations are, why they are dissatisfied, and who encouraged them to enter the portal, rather than gutting it up, staying where you are and learning from the coaches (Imagines Hoosiers-like attitude adjustments —like the film, not the state or IU).

Comment 05 Apr 2020

IF a fight between Washington & Muhammad was the reason that both were suspended for a game, perhaps this is the unfortunate consequence.

Loved Luther's attitude, defense & FT shooting. I hope that someone can replace him as top guard defender. (Musa?)

Comment 30 Mar 2020

There was no tournament to generate the money. 

In normal times, only about 25 NCAA schools make money or break even with athletics. There are 353 colleges in Division I, another 314 in Div II, and around 450 in Div III (which don't allow athletic scholarships). Rough math 25/1117 = 2.24%. So over 97% of NCAA schools have to support their sports financially from other sources, like ticket sales, branded merchandise, alumni & other donors, and often, student fees. 

In addition to lost revenue from the NCAA, there may be new costs with COVID-19: on-line classes, cleaning/sanitization, and on and on.

Moreover, most spring sports athletes do not have scholarships. And the athletes may not have the money to pay for another semester/year of school.

So those criticizing the NCAA here, and elsewhere, seem to be completely ignoring, among other things, the vast amounts of money needed to permit another year of eligibility. I suspect both the schools and the athletes have told the NCAA they cannot afford it, despite the nice notion.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

DA Russell sure was a talented shooter (45% FG, 41% Treys, 75.6% FT's, 19.3 ppg) and passer (175 assists vs 102 turnovers). 

Side Note: Shannon Scott led team in assists with 207—vs 83 TO's. Helps to pass to shooters like Jae'Sean Tate (59% FG), "Slam" Thompson (47%), Marc Loving (46%), Amir Williams (66%), as well as DAR.

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Concerned with depth at PG

Holtmann knows another shoe is about to drop. Could it be two?

If so, another PG recruit/transfer may be in the works.

OTOH, other Buckeyes could bring up the ball besides CJ, like Washington, and possibly Sueing, Muhammad, or Brown. Have to wait and see.

Comment 19 Mar 2020

I really thought he would be a better outside shooter than he showed this year.  In today's BB world you have to be able to shoot and make the 3

Carton shot 24-60, 40% treys this year, and 12-28, 42.9% in B1G play. Given enough attempts, shooting 40% treys would place one in the top 27 in D1 hoops, and 42.9% would be top 15.