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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 14 hours ago

the new "positionless" breed of basketball, of which Holtmann is very much a subscriber

IIRC, Holtmann's small lineup did fairly well when they were on the court. So I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. And if Key is anything like JaeSean Tate, that would be cool.

Comment 14 hours ago

There's a lot to like with Zed:

  • A throwback, back-to-the-basket big man with a 7-foot wingspan
  • Good shooter: 54% FG, 92% FT  (16 ppg)
  • Good rebounder: 6.5/game
  • Good patience and footwork
  • Good size & strength
  • Good attitude*

* HS coach: “He just wants to do whatever we need him to do to help us win.”

Welcome, young man.

Comment 17 Sep 2019

 that 1100 SAT score is not very good based on the scoring system implemented a few years back. For Ohio State in the general student population 1260 is the 25th percentile and normally is the lowest score you can have to be considered for acceptance.

Is that his SAT score as a Junior in HS? IIRC, scores go up an average of ~100 points when as Seniors, they take the SAT again.

Comment 16 Sep 2019

Day said with a laugh that getting a safety on Olave's punt block was "actually the worst-case scenario" because the Buckeyes only got two points out of it instead of putting them in position for a touchdown. Said the punt block was a huge momentum boost, though,

But the Buckeyes did score a TD on their next possession—from 80 yards away (after a delay of game penalty). IU kicked off after the safety and OSU scored a TD on that drive.

Comment 16 Sep 2019

Honestly, I don't think rankings should come out until after week 5 or 6 because you literally are setting initial expectations on name brands and guesses. 

Agreed. Seems the rankings are used to continue to promote the idea that the SEC is the best league and deserves to lose and advance (to the CFP) in the SEC Conference Championship game. It's like ranked teams losing in the round of 64 in the NCAA hoops tourney doesn't matter: you advance anyway.

Comment 15 Sep 2019

Will Arnette's pick-six—on that pass to a TE in the flat—give future opponents pause in passing to their tight ends?

Or will he get more opportunities to do it again?