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MichiBuck12

Grand Rapids, MI (via Strasburg, OH)

MEMBER SINCE   January 08, 2015

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Comment 22 hours ago

I was never really a Kobe fan so I was a bit surprised at how I felt with the news yesterday. I didn't believe it at first. It just seemed too strange to be true. Like one of those random internet hoaxes. I was a kid when he had that run with the Lakers where he won 3 straight NBA titles. He was a larger than life athlete. I wasn't a fan and didn't much care for the NBA but he was so big that even with my lack of fandom I knew a lot about him. Its hard to picture the world losing a guy like that, and its even harder to fathom the world losing a guy like that in such a freak accident. His daughter being on that helicopter is probably an even bigger tragedy. I can't imagine what his family is going through right now. 

On a lighter note, it was nice to see the BasketBucks play a decent game yesterday. I know its only Northwestern, but sometimes you just need a slump buster.

The wrestling match with Minnesota was pretty fun to watch last night too.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

North Carolina appears to be, but Villanova and Kentucky are still pretty highly ranked and playing well. West Virginia too. I know we lost that one but it was close until the end. Thats what really gets me. The Buckeyes were legitimately one of the best teams in the country. Now they are objectively terrible. They can't shoot. There is no movement or rhythm on offense. The defense sucks. The effort sucks. Theres no heart or hustle. What the hell happened?

Comment 20 Jan 2020

I'll be honest, I'm not very well read on the UK stuff from the 40's and 50's. I would agree that point shaving is worse than pay for play. SMU would probably also be a case more egregious than what michigan did. The bag men thing is cheating I guess, but its fairly well known at this point that it happens pretty much everywhere. The Fab Five was one of the most high profile cases of it and yet michigan fans still like to pretend like they are above the fray with that sort of thing. The total lack of self awareness is baffling to me.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

If it wasn't my team, I'd say it ain't fair and blame online classes

Or just accuse everyone else of paying players as if your school, who was guilty of probably the biggest pay for play scandal in college sports history, is too morally superior to do that sort of thing. 

And perhaps the basketball team could use Big Thanos. I mean they have to do something. What happened? I've never seen a team go from being so good to so bad seemingly overnight. The shooting I get. They started the season red hot shooting the ball and eventually they cool off and aren't hitting shots. That happens. But where did the defense go?  

Comment 16 Jan 2020

Yeah, the guys leaving its no issue but there was at least one guy thats coming back in one of the videos. And I made that original comment tongue in cheek. I don't give two shits if theres any NCAA infractions committed. I think it would be absurd for the NCAA to make a thing of this. I just use it as a chance to poke fun at them for other absurd things they've made big deals about.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

I love that Burrow and his teammates apparently ruffled some feathers with their celebrations. Particularly Heather Dinich who was the one who got upset about them smoking cigars in the locker room after the game. I do have a question about the OBJ money though. Now that it was confirmed that it was real money we know that players got an impermissable benefit and then the school "covered it up" when they lied and said it was fake money. Thats a bowl ban and a show cause penalty for whoever told the lie right? Because thats how I remember it. Even if they call it loans and they pay the money back so theres no harm done, thats still at least 2 games for all involved right?

Comment 15 Jan 2020

If you followed that FBI investigation into shady business in college basketball, there is a Clemson athletic department official that explained on wiretap at least one strategy Clemson football used to rise to the top. They also had 20% of players tested get popped for steroids last year. But don't worry they looked into it internally. They didn't find anything wrong, but the results of the investigation are sealed so you'll just have to take their word for it.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

I disagree that their schedule hasn't hurt their preparedness. They were not prepared for the Buckeyes. They got absolutely manhandled in that game and the only reason they were able to start moving the ball was because Ohio State had one of the best defenders on the field taken away for the rest of the game. And they sure as hell were not prepared for LSU on monday night. They have the talent, but their schedule did not prepare them at all for playing this level of competition.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Thats the problem, and I've been railing on Herbie for this for a while. He doesn't know better. And he doesn't know better because he's lazy and doesn't do his research. I would go as far as to say he doesn't do any research whatsoever. Joe Burrow transferring from Ohio State to LSU and then having the greatest individual season in college football history is a massive story. Herbie knew he was going to be talking extensively about Burrow during that broadcast. He knew it was going to come up and yet he still didn't bother to look up even the most basic facts about him.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

My sentiments exactly. It should be the Buckeyes in this game. Call it bitter or whatever. This game game is tainted in my mind and I don't care which version of tiger wins it. Also, Tigers are not purple.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Doing the park and ride/bus, and the skyline, and not eating at the game are all things I could have done when I was single. I don't know if you're married or not, but if you are you will understand that there are ways that we as men do things when we are with the boys and ways we do things when theres women around. Back in the day, I'd show up on friday night, crash on my buddies couch, and consume nothing but beer and hot dogs all weekend. I find that to be a great weekend. My wife would not. If I want her to enjoy my hobby with me, I need to make it a little more friendly to what she likes. So my original comment is not the absolute cheapest it can be done, but the cheapest it can reasonably be done without stressing over every last penny. I mean, if you go to a game with your wife and don't budget for game snacks and souveniers, is it really worth going? And to be fair, even taking the wife is going to be much cheaper than the time my buddy lived right around the corner from Columbus Gold. Or the time he lived right down the street from Cahoots. Those trips weren't actually all that cheap. I just wasn't sharing a bank account with anyone so I could do whatever I wanted.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

When I had buddies that were still in school I'd get down there for at least one game a year. But that was crashing on a couch, with a heavily discounted ticket and a liquid diet for the majority of the weekend. But most importantly, I had nobody to be accountable too. Now with a wife and kids its not so easy to justify dropping $500 on a weekend getaway. Not to mention the additional logistics of setting up the kids at the grandparents house and finding accomodations that my wife finds acceptable. I remember in 2012, the Purdue game was at noon. My buddy called me at 3 on friday afternoon. His exact words were "Hey buddy, I know its short notice but my roommate can't go to the game tomorrow so I have an extra ticket. Its free. Do you want it?" I told him "Dude, its gonna take me 6 hours to drive there so it would be 9 oclock til I got down there. And I have to pack a bag. So I'll see you at 9:15." I was off by a bit, I didn't get there til like 9:45 cuz I stopped for food and gas. Point is, its just not as easy as it used to be.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

I agree and disagree on the pricing. Students obviously have different reasons for not going than you or I do. For my wife and I to go to a game, its a 6 hour drive. Which means it is at least a 2 day event. I can go cheap and find a hotel 45 minutes to an hour away for $150/night. Plus gas down and back is about $100. Get Mcdonalds breakfast for $12. $40 for parking. Lets say we do cheap tickets for a garbage non conference game, $100 each for a total of $200. If its a noon game, maybe a couple hot dogs, sodas, and popcorn, $40. She loves to shop and we have to grab a few souveniers while we're there, say we go cheap there too its still $100. Then dinner after the game at a semi decent restaurant somewhere on the ride home is another $50. Thats over $650 at the absolute minimum and thats getting a mediocre view of a game thats barely worth watching. So I agree that its far too expensive for the average Joe. The thing is, the tickets are only a fraction of that cost. So I agree that the average Joe is largely getting priced out, but the cost of the tickets is only a fraction of the equation. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

I strongly believe that if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. I generally try to surround myself with people smarter than me. But I also don't care to be the dumbest guy in the room. Its nice to keep friends like that around, if for no other reason, than to fade the heat when I do stupid stuff. In all seriousness though, he's a good dude. But he's definitely "that guy" when it comes to michigan fans. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

This also. Not only did he change correct calls to incorrect ones, but he violated the biggest replay protocol to do it. INDISPUTABLE video evidence is required to overturn a call. There is not a level of incompetence high enough to explain this one.

Comment 10 Jan 2020

I was being generous. I would also add to my original comment, that I don't think the on field officials were that bad. The PI that Boren highlighted may have been a bit ticky tack, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on that one. Outside of that and the obvious PI they called on Clemson, they let them play in this game. And thats how it should be. They didn't call much and let the players play. Keep in mind both the targetting and the scoop and score were called (or not called) correctly on the field. It was the replay official who came in and changed the correct calls to incorrect ones. Thus the replay official and the SEC office he was sitting in are the ones I am accusing of corruption. Not the on field officials.

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Agree with the first sentence. Disagree with the second. Both calls but especially the scoop and score were so agregious, simple incompetence doesn't cover it. No sane person could see a guy gain possession, take three steps, and then have the ball forced out and conclude it was an incomplete pass. And certainly not someone who is allegedly one of the best in the profession. That goes beyond incompetence.

Comment 10 Jan 2020

So the Egg Bowl rivalry going forward is going to be Lane Kiffin vs. Mike Leach? That just doesn't seem fair. What did the state of Mississippi ever do to deserve those two? They might be the two most entertaining personalities in college football. I for one can't wait to hear Mike Leach's thoughts on the SEC, southern food, recruiting in the south, and a whole host of other topics. And I also can't wait to see Joey Freshwaters responses to those thoughts.