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Member since 17 August 2013 | Blog

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


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Thee Thrillogy, especially 85ytthots
    Attending many OSU victories over TTUN, including in AA.
    Witnessing Hank Aaron's 3,000 hit (a scorer's gift) and 3,001 (a HR) in Crosley Field.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers –Yorks. Met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Go Warriors! (Chill, Draymond, & Think!)
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: USMNT, but: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Aug 2017

Something tells me Mr. Goins is likely to follow that same path.  Impressive young man, to be sure.  I'd hire the guy in a second. 

Yep, he seems thoughtful, level-headed, and he speaks well, which are good characteristics for a pharmacist. However, I suspect CVS may have the inside track on hiring.

Comment 14 Aug 2017

It still comes down to 1) completing a pass, 2) the receiver hanging on to the ball, 3) making a defender miss, and 4) getting first downs or good progress toward getting a 1st down..

Last year there were issues with 1, 2 & 3, so 4 was not happening enough. There were several reasons for 1 not happening, and too often 2 & 3 did not when 1 did happen. So too many QB runs resulted, because JT could hang on to the ball and make someone miss. 

It's going to take all 11 guys working together efficiently for it to happen this season. And when 1 through 4 happen consistently, the run game takes off too. But without 1 & 2, the offense cannot beat a high quality defense. Nor do they deserve to.

Comment 13 Aug 2017

This nightmare was created by Thad

Blaming? Scapegoating? It couldn't possibly have to do with the OSU fan culture that this is "a football school, dammit! and I'll only attend games if they win, and only against top 10 teams", or the bad arena, or whining, unreasonable fans who don't attend games but constantly snipe at anyone/anything about the program.

It couldn't possibly be about schools that have had really good hoops programs for decades, and the sport they emphasize, excellent arenas (designed for the fan experience, especially students, rather than about money-making and a concert venue), top-notch coaches and recruiters, and histories of sending kids to the NBA—as lottery picks. No sir, this was all the fault on one man: Thad Matta, the winningest coach in OSU hoops history.

Or is this just Entitlement?

Comment 08 Aug 2017

Should have kept Warriner to coach the oline 

I suspect that it's not just coaching, but recruiting as well.

And it's hard to keep a good man down. Warriner's success more or less forced a promotion, and a chain of events led to him leaving OSU. Can't keep looking back at a closed door. Gotta move on.

Comment 03 Aug 2017

I'm still not sold.  I have high expectations.

High = Unreasonable?

But college basketball is not about 3 or 4 year plans.  Year 2 you should be up and running.

Would you be more comfortable rooting for Kentucky? You seem to be describing their program, with a lot of guys only around 1-2  years. The B1G's academic & other requirements make that less likely.

Comment 01 Aug 2017

Ultimately one must put the ball in the hoop, despite whatever else is happening.

S&G missed shots at the end of each half and the end of the first OT.

Comment 01 Aug 2017

How do you not finish that?

Gotta get the shot off before the buzzer.