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Been in Middletown, Ohio for 27 years. (via Blytheville, Arkansas)

Member since 08 February 2013 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The clinching pick that sent the Buckeyes to the Fiesta Bowl in '01-'02...
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals/Rams
  • NHL TEAM: Only been to a Dayton Bombers game.
  • NBA TEAM: I like to watch Lebron
  • MLB TEAM: Redlegs
  • SOCCER TEAM: That Messi guy seems ok.

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Comment 03 Dec 2017

You could have lost at Iowa in an afternoon/evening game by 3 or 4 and gotten in. That would have been an "ok" letdown game after a PSU comeback thriller. But losing by 31 is an embarrassment.

Last night's performance didn't help, either. Yeah, they won, they're B1G champs, but they needed a 2014-esque victory, a statement game. The defense was lights out. (Keep in mind, the Badgers have the great Alex Hornibrook at QB. The way Danny Davis was playing last night, you put anyone else in at QB and maybe Wisky can move the ball with the pass.) But the offense was sporadic, Barrett turned it over too many times, and missed at least 3 open passes. 

I'm ecstatic that the Bucks beat scUM, won the B1G title, and will play in a big bowl. And I'm happy Barrett got to win a conference title. But you gotta handle your business throughout the season to make it to the show at the postseason. 

Comment 28 Oct 2017

Seriously, I was embarrassed the two or three times they squibbed it, gang-tackled someone and then celebrated. 

And then the last kick was right at a guy on the 40 yard line? 

I guess both kickers lack leg strength, from what I've seen and read. If they can't kick it out of the back of the end zone, I really don't know what to do except put as many talented athletes out there as you can and coach them up. They pooched one and lost contain for a 60 yard return. Squibbed one and left the defense in a position where PSU only needed 30 yards to get to field goal range to win it.

They need someone to step up and instill pride in special teams. 

<whispers> Is Tressel available to put on a clinic... ?

Comment 28 Oct 2017

I feel your pain! I almost turned it off after Barrett fumbled.

So glad I stayed. 

Comment 28 Oct 2017

I'm sure Urban had Tressel squirming throughout the game, because I was going crazy! 

He needs to do something about the kickoffs, but you are so right about him leading the way (along with Barrett) and staying focused for the team.

Comment 28 Oct 2017

They were lights out at the end. Incredible. I watch a lot of tight games at the end and pull for the underdog often. But rarely do you see a defense repeatedly hammer down an offense like that, with their backs against the wall in the 4th quarter. 

I cannot wait to see if this translates into more swagger for this defense and the rest of the team going forward.

Comment 28 Oct 2017

Barrett is a LEGEND. 

But that D-Line was absolutely monstrous, nightmarish, freakish after the final field goal for PSU. They absolutely wrecked those last few drives.

Also, shout out to the the tackles by Fuller, then J. Baker, and the bear hug from Hubbard on Barkley.

Comment 19 Oct 2015
Watched the entire game, didn't hear Cardale get booed. Heard the crowd chant JT's name. Well-deserved. They both want to win, but the offense when JT is in is so much smoother. Instantly adds a wrinkle that opens up the passing game. Yes, Cardale was AMAZING the last 3 games last year. And he has had some highlights this year. But as one commenter stated, how many games farther can we go with 2 or 3 opening drives ending in punts? The coaches obviously see something in practice that Cardale is doing to hold his job. Unfortunately it's not translating to the field right now.
Comment 18 Oct 2015
It's JT. It always has been. I've honestly felt like Urban really wanted Cardale to do well this season so he could help his draft stock. But Dolo just hasn't grabbed the opportunities that come along. There were 4 or 5 throws that he overthrew or under threw or flat out missed. I love Cardale. I love his attitude. But for now it's just not transferring from what the coaches see in practice to what happens on the field. At this point, with the passing game we saw last night from Cardale, JT is Zeke's best qb, because of the read option. I really feel for Cardale, he has a daughter, he should play in the NFL, and it would make me sick to bench him. But if I was the coach of the Buckeyes, I would pull the trigger.
Comment 26 Sep 2015
As long as special teams and defense continue to play like they have so far this year the offense can try what it wants. They have made strides offensively. Once a deep threat steps up, look out. Then the top is off the defense and Zeke is doing The Salmon in the end zone. I enjoyed the game today. I enjoyed the calm feel the offense had. Here comes the B1G.
Comment 09 Sep 2015

It did in the VT game. The missed field goal started their scoring. The fumble led directly to a touchdown. 

It's the first game of the season. Special teams was missing a return man. It was the kicker's first game as a Buckeye. Take your pick of excuses. 

I'm not going to start worrying after special teams when Urban has a direct hand in coaching them. If you want to, have at it.

Comment 09 Sep 2015

I agree about the B1G's strength and reminds me of the article posted a while back on this site (I think) about the recruiting gap between a team like Kentucky and the bottom 12 of the B1G. (Yeah I'm throwing Dantonio in there as well... I believe they sit near Kentucky in the recruiting rankings.)

Edit: Said article -