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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 18 Jul 2019

Alas and alack, the young men need to get paid.

Since 99% of college football players don't even get a pro tryout, and are unlikely to ever earn as much as $500/game, one could argue that they are getting paid—grossly overpaid—with their scholarships, tutors, room and board, snacks/meals, trainers, nutritionists, game tickets, etc.

Comment 18 Jul 2019

Does a First Responder Bowl help fill in the stands by giving away tickets to First Responders?

And Boy Scouts? etc

Comment 15 Jul 2019

Haskins > wow.  And replacing him down in there may be the challenge

Yep. Dwyane's accuracy paired with good hands by receivers brought success on those plays. 

If Field's accuracy (or defense reading) or receivers snag-ability falls off a bit on such plays, more field goal attempts may result. Of course, OSU could run different plays though superior blocking or route running.

Comment 15 Jul 2019

I would like to see Fields run only enough to force defenses to honor the threat.  Depth (or at least proven depth) at QB is an issue for us this season.  I like the idea of running Fields as little as possible - under those conditions. 

If we can get defensive players to hesitate for even just an instant because of their renewed concern for the QB keeper, he should be able to get the ball in to the hands of his talented receivers (and RBs) even more effectively.  They should be able to get yet another step or so on the coverage. 

Hear, Hear. Throw it here! Speed & an extra second are key.

Comment 12 Jul 2019

I remember the Big Kat getting the ok from Arch to wear 45, want to say AJ Hawk and Justin Hilliard did the same with OSU/the Harley family to wear 47?

It seems it's the coach who calls the honored player or his family, not the current Buckeye athlete. (Probably what you meant.)

Comment 12 Jul 2019

Shaw and Jameson Williams must be going for the Bol Bol physique. Shaw Listed at 6-2 and 175. Williams listed at 6-2 and 169.

Marroti and nutritionist Sean McMickle need to work on these guys. These players may very well put on the "Freshman 15," making them respectable at 190 & 184 respectively. Added muscle will be gravy.

Comment 11 Jul 2019

I don’t understand how any buckeye fan could be hateful toward a guy that was far and away our best player the last 2 years. Without him, no way Holtman has the immediate impact he has had so far. The rebuild would have certainly taken longer. My only criticism is his dumb fouls away from the ball and in the back court

IMO, KBD was the best OSU B1G player in 2017-18, but Kaleb's presence & play sure helped that.

I agree that KW's play was crucial to Holtmann's impact, as seen last season when he was absent. I am encouraged by the apparent weight loss and hope it means better conditioning. But it may not be much help if Kaleb still lets opponents goad him into stupid (reaction) fouls, especially in the backcourt. Hoops smarts include "keeping your head in the game", as Hoosiers (film) fans know.

Comment 11 Jul 2019

While we are extremely talented and optimistic as a fan base, most teams that are replacing the best QB in school history, one of the best coaches in school history, a large part of our passing offense from last year in 3 WRs, and have quite a few new coaches on staff as well...objectively it's okay to not rank us that highly.

Yep, and placing someone above OSU sells magazines / ads / pageviews. This year it also feeds UM's need.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

What if the NCAA hoops tourney only extended invitations to D1 schools in "pristine standing"? That is, no violations that gave them an advantage in training, recruiting, etc. If violations were found, or were being investigated, then no invite would come.

Could this be reasonably done without constant lawsuits?