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Ole Buckeye 12th Warrior


Adrian, MI (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   June 07, 2013

Lifer. CBus native living in TSUN. Picture is my son and his buddies with Vanilla Ice on High St.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU-Purdue, Oct. 1968. In the Horseshoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Nick Buonamici
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jerry Lucas
  • NFL TEAM: Saints
  • NHL TEAM: Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Pistons
  • MLB TEAM: Tigers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Barcelona

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Mar 2020

Until we really turn the tide on the coronavirus, this all feels a little like drafting a fantasy team, you know?

I mean, keep it coming, and I love seeing OSU still being the kind of place and program these elite athletes want to go.  

I'll just enjoy it even MORE when we get back to practice, back to school, and life gets mostly back to normal.

Comment 07 Mar 2020

I work in Ann Arbor and there's nothing I want more than for the women to win tonight so I can be a jerk on Monday morning - again! 

example of my jerkiness: last week I asked a coworker: "Do you think Juwan Howard has that clause in his contract like Harbaugh has? You know, 'if you don't beat Ohio State that's okay'"??

Comment 01 Mar 2020

Kaleb is the key, but when we win, it's always a matter of everyone chipping in. 

Last time we played TTUN, Walker was an oh-fer, and I think Andre Wesson disappeared, too.  Andre has been up and down a lot this year - but he plays better at home. 

And as has been mentioned already, take care of the ball, don't turn it over.  

Winner will do better from three point range today.  Either team can shoot 25% or 45% from three...

Comment 27 Feb 2020

Easy solution: sound off. 

For me personally, it works best. 

I like listening to Ronnie Stokes - everyone else just grates on my nerves, so the sound is off!

Go Bucks!

Comment 27 Feb 2020

since we are down to 8 healthy bodies, and really 7 players in rotation, he will be getting all the minutes he needs tonight.  Some players need to log serious minutes or else they can't be effective.  In other words, it's tough to go in, play for 3 or 4 minutes, then come back out and sit. 

That said, since this is a road game, and everyone likes to beat the Buckeyes, Nebraska will be energized and it will be close at half and then we end up winning by 7 or something.  

I hope we get a big enough lead that Diallo can get in and get some minutes - that would be ideal. 

Comment 25 Feb 2020

even the whole sequence that led to the technical on Cowan STARTED when Wesson went straight up to contest the shot and #25 Maryland pushed his hip to the right (directly into Cowan) because #25 was trying to get in position for an offensive rebound if Cowan missed. 
The ball went in and #25 realized what he had done, and he backpedals all the way to mid court, like, "nothin' to see here".

Cowan couldn't see what had happened so he didn't realize that Wesson had been pushed. 

So when we talk about "the refs could have called a tighter game"... yes, they could have called #25 for a push. Wouldn't Turgeon have loved that??? :-) 

But that's a foul we will probably never see called. 

So, on to the next one. Let's just hope all the Big Ten teams dial it back when they get to the NCAA tourney, or else we will lead the tournament in fouls!!

Comment 18 Feb 2020

I would like to see AT LEAST 2-4 and then 1-1 in the tourney.  At least. 

To say that we could go 1-5 and still be in "for sure"?  Yeah, I know we are better than some of the lesser conferences' automatic bid, but would really like to feel that our team earned their berth. 

I mean, we have TTUN at home and we have Nebraska.  C'mon, guys.

Comment 17 Feb 2020

At Iowa, I think it will be important to limit Garza.  I know some teams have beaten Iowa and let Garza get 30 or whatever, but at Iowa City, he is good at getting the fans all amped up. 

So I'd really like to see Gaffney get in and spend a few minutes just challenging Garza on everything. 

Plus, I really think we need to get Gaffney some minutes...

But I digress!  Take care of the ball, men!  Stop dribbling into trouble!!

Comment 12 Feb 2020

619, I agree that this is a good test of the program and of Ryan Day's leadership.  We have seen what happens at other schools where this isn't taken seriously. 

And as the father of two grown women, I can verify that it takes on a different meaning. 

We are all reminded of what is important in life.  

Somehow I know that Day will do a good job of dealing with it and staying transparent with the details of how the program and the school respond.  

Comment 11 Feb 2020

I was at that Navy game and he saved my day.  I was there with my son in law and Navy scored with like 5 minutes left to get within 2.  Oh shit, I'm thinking, we're going to overtime if they make this?? 

So not only did Rolle intercept the conversion attempt, he ran it all the way back which meant that even if Navy got the ball back on an onside kick or something, they had to score a TD as a FG wouldn't do it.

My son in law? He's like, "yeah, you knew they were gonna win", like it was a done deal...  Not me.  I thought we were going overtime for sure. Yikes!  

Brian Rolle was one of the Good Guys. Great write up.

Comment 06 Feb 2020

Really like Teague, and I think we will have enough talent behind him so he will feel pushed to go hard. 

While some say "yeah but he played late in the game, garbage time" I would also say that many times, when he played, everyone knew he was going to get the ball (killing clock late in a game), and he would still run hard and get 3, or 5, or 12 yards! 

I think his first gear is good... but his second gear is great.  For all his size, i love the way he runs off tackle. 

Comment 04 Feb 2020

Young was indeed great, as was Kaleb.  

I thought it was interesting how we couldn't drive to the bucket. Several times we took it to the rim only to get swatted, or, as the announcers kept remarking about, getting the shit knocked out of us.  And it went both ways, physical game.

The other guy who I think deserves credit is EJ Liddell. He played tough, lost the handle a couple of times, kept fighting, powered in a couple of 2-pointers down low.  I thought he grew up a lot tonight. 

Andre couldn't get a shot...? Maybe he was uncomfortable? 

Bottom line, great to get a road win in the Big Ten, and it's even greater when it's against TTUN.

Comment 31 Jan 2020

The only important thing is Carton's well-being.  In this case, I feel like he'll be back at some point.  He seems like a good kid. 

I'm glad his last game was so good.

And, the timing of this is good. We have a verrrrrry interesting team,  some really good wins and then some struggles, but we're on the bubble right now for the tournament,  and the rest of the season will probably be the same: some good wins, some struggles. 

So take a break, DJ, get help and get family and support and don't feel like you are responsible for the success of the program.  That's not something an 18-year old should have to worry about.