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Mastro16


Lincoln, MA (via Reston, Virginia)

MEMBER SINCE   April 15, 2016

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Adrian Peterson's comeback season
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Terrelle Pryor
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dwyane Wade
  • NFL TEAM: New York Giants
  • NHL TEAM: Washington Capitals
  • NBA TEAM: Washington Wizards
  • MLB TEAM: Baltimore Orioles
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

Same old story as always... Studrawa is one of the laziest/lousiest recruiters in recent OSU memory. Probably literally just hasn’t gotten off his arse to make the offer

/s

Comment 13 Mar 2019

I see someone still can’t get past their confirmation bias. I’ll say it again since the message obviously hasn’t sunk in yet: 24/7 Sports does not have anything against OSU. 

Comment 12 Mar 2019

And at worst, you’re creepily tweeting at an underage stranger.

Basically, that’s what it amounts to no matter how you slice it

Comment 06 Mar 2019

Ronnie Rocket Viper. Ronnie the Viper Rocket. Rocket Ronnie Viper Hickman. Viper Hickman and the Ronnie Rockette's. Ronnie McDonnie. Ron. Rocket Burgundy. Rocket Maaaan, Burnin' Out His Fuse Up Here, Alone. 

Idk man take your pick 

Comment 22 Feb 2019

Mixed legacy; probably viewed very differently by different people. Pretty sure he was a certified Grade-A arsehole, but that didn’t stop him from making awesome music. Still one of my few favorite bands of all time. RIP

Comment 18 Feb 2019

It’s a quality get for MD, no doubt. But I don’t think Jackson will elevate them above a middle-of-the-pack team. Seems to me like his stock was inflated by starting experience and VT’s brand, which is fair. I was never impressed watching him play live, though.

Comment 07 Feb 2019

I didn’t know now about those ladies until I came across boygenius, but I loved it so I checked them out and I like all of them. I probably like Phoebe Bridges best out of the trio, but she’s very raw still

Comment 07 Feb 2019

Lucy Dacus is a good one, also would recommend. OP: Did you hear the collar group she did, boygenius? Good stuff also - it's her and two others that are very similar, but they make a great group, if only temporarily. 

Moses Sumney - electro-soul, with a ton of layered vocals. His voice is extremely unique and insanely pretty, I listen to this guy a lot. 


 

Thundercat - jazz-fusion(?). He's a bassist and his voice is not the best, but he's such a talented, funky bass player. Maybe his best work is when he plays on other artists' songs, and he's a very sought-after collaborator these days (played bass on the Sumney song I shared above).

Natalia Lafourcade - latin folk rock. Very soothing and gentle. Makes me want to go to the beach and do nothing but enjoy the scene

Hiatus Kaiyote - neo-soul/jazz. Probably one of the most talented bands I've come across yet. They're Australian, and every one of them is amazing. The drummer is my favorite, though - changes tempos and rhythms all the time like it ain't nothin'.

Always appreciate these threads. Might just find something new I like, and either way it's fun to see what other Buckeye fans have to share.

Comment 06 Feb 2019

But it sure seems that Nester's rationale is based on things that are the same now as they were two years ago

I think he laid out his thinking pretty clearly in that one main quote, at least in summary. He got an offer from Ohio State and jumped on it because he didn't want to say no to going to one of the best programs in the country. As time passed, he was having doubts if it was the best fit for him, so he started to look around. Came up with Penn State as an alternative, but then landed on Va Tech, which is basically Penn State but closer to family/home. He committed to Ohio State when he was 16(?). I don't think it's unnatural for someone who is 16-18 years old to be uncertain about how they want to proceed with their future. 

As some others have pointed out elsewhere, the term "committed" doesn't necessarily have any significance in the arena of recruiting. It is a term made to get attached to kid's profiles online so that teams' fans can brag about who's going to play for their team in the future and how good their team will be. Actions speak louder than words, and the actions of Nester and Ohio State's coaches I think clearly demonstrate that they have all been on the same page with this recruitment for a long time. Ohio State never stopped recruiting Nester and/or alternatives to him cause they knew his "commitment" might not hold, and Nester continuously checked out other schools and communicated with other teams cause he himself knew his "commitment" might not hold. Sure, it might've been best for everyone if he never "committed" to Ohio State. But he was 16, thought he was making a good decision, and who cares that he changed his mind over the course of 2 years?