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Canal Winchester, OH (via Rushville, OH)

Member since 20 August 2014 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Making it to State in basketball senior year
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 03 Jan 2017

This was my initial thought too.  I could legitimately see JT reuniting with Herman in Texas.  After all, that's where he's from too.  I wouldn't blame him, and in fact, it may be what's best for him AND OSU.  Start 2017 with a clean slate at QB.  If he doesn't go there, my gut says he comes back for his final year.  No way he declares for the NFL.

Comment 15 Nov 2016

Agreed, but that type of "effort" isn't going to fill the seats.  Sure doesn't make me want to go out and buy a ticket.  They've got to start improving and getting it done in order to stir up excitement about their team.  That's the only way people will pay to watch.  There was nothing spectacular or exciting about that game last night.

Comment 24 Feb 2016

Agreed, and this comes down to scouting.  Whichever coach is in charge of film study/exchange needs to be coaching up the players on who they need to worry about when it comes to perimeter shooting - usually 1-2 guys.  Then they need to determine who our best defenders are and task them with sticking on those guys like glue.  You don't help/sag off when the ball goes into the post, or someone drives from the top.  That's just an open invitation for the kick out to the sharp shooter for an open look.  Gotta play smart.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Did you watch the game last night?  Of course the majority of the line ups people are suggesting and based upon offensive performance.  We were down 11-ZERO before Thad had to call a timeout and get some offensive firepower in the game.  No one in last night's starting line up wanted to even look at the basket, let alone try to get a shot off.  I agree that defense is very important, but you won't win many games if you don't have a couple guys who can put the ball in the hole.  Starting a game off at a 10-15 point deficit is not a recipe for winning, and quite frankly doesn't prove to me that they can play defense very well either.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

As someone mentioned previously, it doesn't seem that Thad will play Harris and Lyle together due to the remaining lack of depth at PG.  The lineup I'd like to see is Lyle, Williams, KBD, Tate, Thompson.  Essentially replace Loving with Kam.  At least Kam is looking to score every time he gets the ball, good or bad.  We spotted Wisc 11 points last night because NONE of our starters wanted to be "the man".  No one was looking for their shot or looking to create an opportunity for points.  Unreal.  With this lineup, if Lyle gets off to a bad start, i.e. multiple senseless TO's, you can bring Harris right off the bench for him.  Loving needs a knot jerked in his chain somehow.  Maybe coming off the bench would create a sense of urgency for him.  It appears that nothing else has worked.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Unfortunately we all know that he won't.  See Amir Williams.  Amir was worse than Loving (shockingly) when it came to hustle and attitude, yet there he was, in the starting lineup every game.  Loving is unbearable to watch.  So much talent being wasted by lack of effort, let alone potentially hurting the rest of your team with poor play.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

A Freaking MEN, Mock.  Your assessment is 100% accurate.  For the life of me, I couldn't understand why we were sagging so hard onto the post players and letting them get wide open shots on the perimeter.  Historically, Wisconsin is a pretty good shooting team, so I was surprised to hear them saying on the broadcast that they aren't very good from 3.  Well damn if they didn't get off on the Bucks last night.  Unbelievable, and yes, super frustrating.

Comment 14 Jan 2016

I was pleased that we didn't have the TV Teddy Valentine crew last night.  These guys actually let them play for the most part.  I can't stand a whistle/foul on every play.  Takes the guys out of the flow and makes it really hard to watch and enjoy.  Last night was great, the first half notwithstanding.  And yeah, the no look by Mitchell to Thompson was a beauty.  Keep it rollin, Bucks!

Comment 24 Nov 2015

The problem is, Urban can't decide who his BEST playmakers are, versus his FAVORITE players.  It goes all the way back to the QB "controversy" to start the season.  Everyone could plainly see that JT fit this read-option style offense much better than Cardale, but Urban didn't want to disappoint Cardale or make him mad.  And it seems that has been the case in other instances as well.  As it turns out, our "wealth of offense talent" has been our achilles heel all season.  With the exception of Zeke, it seems they've tried to appease too many people offensively, and get everyone 'X' amount of touches.  They've tried to get so many guys involved that it's been a detriment because NO ONE was able to get in a groove in this offense.  Too much trying to spread the ball around, and not enough focusing on 2-4 solid playmakers, a la Jalin, Zeke, Brax & Michael Thomas, and just riding them to a second consecutive national championship.  Coulda, woulda, shoulda.