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MEMBER SINCE   May 04, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Do I really need to pick just one?
  • NFL TEAM: Who Dey!
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2020

Not sure why you all are spending time talking about September.  If there is one thing I do know from reading the internets, twitters, and watching ESPN Gameday:  Come late November, Michigan will really be hitting their stride after a rougher-than-expected early season.

Comment 02 Dec 2019

I expect Michigan to really be hitting their stride come late November and media members (Desmond, Finebaum, etc) will jump on the "this is the year" bandwagon.  It will then turn into every other late November come kickoff.

Comment 04 Nov 2019

Thanks for all the responses.  I think we are locked in for a good day.  Now I just need a little sunshine & 50-degrees and it's guaranteed to be a great day.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: fans of "Conference Supremacy" only care about conference supremacy when their team isn't the reason for the supremacy.

I've lived in Kentucky for 20 years, which is an odd mix of both SEC & Ohio State fans.  Here's what I can state as near-fact:

1) If I had $1 for every time a Kentucky fan wanted to talk to me - a known Buckeyes fan - about the dominance of SEC football, I'd be a millionaire living on a beach.  Why?  Because they want to get 2nd-hand credit for the success of Alabama.

2) If I had $1 for every time a Kentucky fan wanted to talk to me - a known Buckeyes fan - about anything related to SEC basketball, I'd have $0.  Why?  Because UK is a BLUE BLOOD of College Basketball, and don't care about what measly old Alabama or LSU does.  Their measuring stick is Duke & Kansas.

Comment 28 Oct 2019

I'm 100% Buckeye, and believe Ohio State should be #1 because of the dominance we've shown.  But having said that, the argument that Clemson is struggling is getting a bit tiresome.  Clemson is winning their games by an average of 35 points, and their last 3 games they've outscored opponents 139-31.  They started slow, but they are picking up speed quickly.  

Comment 28 Oct 2019

You know it's been a great year when, after beating the #1 defense in the country 38-7, the biggest mistake the QB has made this year is a slightly cocky comment related to how the weather impacted their offensive output.  Remember folks - last year at this time, people were jumping out of 12th floor windows screaming "Purdue" as they hit the concrete.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

All the changing criteria from the Selection Committee is my frustration, as stated earlier.  But I think we can all agree on one criteria that will NOT be used this year: the famous "Eye Test."  The Buckeyes are #1 as it relates to the Eye Test - so I can assume that the criteria this year will exclude it.  Instead, the new Criteria will be something like "Out of Conference Power 5 wins" - which will help Alabama (vs. Duke), Clemson (vs. Texas A&M + S. Carolina), and Oklahoma (UCLA).  

Comment 24 Sep 2019

Unpopular Opinion, but also a facts: 

  • It is 9/24/2019....the Big Ten Champion will be crowned in 74 days
  • Michigan controls their own destiny in the B1G title chase
  • At this exact moment, ESPN's predictions percentages are just as accurate as anybody else's, including everybody on this thread.  Predictions aren't right or wrong until the scenario has played out completely (i.e. December 7th, 2019) 

Criticize the predictions in 74 days, or wait at least until Michigan is eliminated from the BIG title.

Comment 04 Sep 2019

More drivel from this uninformed, gobbly-guck of a hack writer?   I want my money back!  And get off my yard!  Fire Fickell!  I hate my life and sunshine.  While we are at it, f#ck cute puppy dogs, cuddling babies and apple pie!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               - OCBucks

Comment 28 Aug 2019

As somebody already pointed out, this is their 2nd major LB to go down for the year, in a position where they already lacked depth.  I ran into a Bama fan at lunch, and he was irate in talking about the injuries happening this close to the season to veterans that have nothing to prove on a practice field on August 28th, 3 days before the season opener.

Comment 27 Aug 2019

I agree with the original question.  Seems odd that Day will be adjusting offensive schemes on the sideline while our defense will be in the heat of the battle.  Will timeouts really be 100% up to the Defensive Staff?  Will voicing an opinion on a bad call really be 100% up to the Defensive Staff?  Will the decision to  call a Defensive timeout late in the half to save time for our Offense really be 100% up to the Defensive Staff?  All those things seems to be the responsibility of the Head Coach, who - given this current design - will instead be focused on our next possession vs. the current possession that could be more important.

Comment 22 Aug 2019

"Overtime is kind of like the Titanic movie in that you already know before you see anything that an iceberg, a great ship and dripping hubris are destined to meet at midnight. It's just a lot more romantic and inspiring than when 1,500 people died in the North Atlantic back during the golden era of Michigan football."

We are all in the midst of a G*D D*AMN Hemmingway, gentlemen! Legitimately one of the smoothest, funniest, and ironic paragraphs I've read in my lifetime!

Comment 15 Aug 2019

That play was the cause of a recliner being gently (I'm serious) turned upside down in my basement.  I wanted to toss it violently, but as I approached the chair, my emotions had already turned into the demoralized "WTF?" stage.