Good feedback, and this isn’t that uncommon, really, especially if you have a crew that hasn’t worked together before. It’s a chance for them to feel each other out on tendencies, limits, and interpretations, which by itself isn’t a bad thing. Yes, Kaleb Wesson absolutely has to keep his hands up and not reach - that by itself would eliminate 2 fouls per game, if not more, and that’s enough to keep him in most games. He’s inexplicably very undisciplined on this one crucial aspect of defensive play, particularly in the 4 and 5 positions.
Thanks, BFB. They and PSU fans are the absolute worst in that regard, and I do try to remain objective about officiating.
There’s no conspiracy, but I do wonder sometimes how these officials don’t come under a lot more scrutiny for whatever games they call, not just OSU games. If they are bad for one, they’re probably bad for all. People at ALL schools used to be sure that Ed Hightower, Ted Valentine, and others were against their schools. They weren’t, they just sucked.
Whoa, hang on there, turbo. Did I say that they played well? Absolutely not - they did not deserve to win that game. Turnovers alone were enough to sink them, and poor shooting just iced the cake.
That said, did you even see the phantom fouls that were called? Did you see that goon center hack our guys as they were shooting and NOT get called for it? Did you see the 3- and 4-step traveling non-calls? Have you ever officiated basketball? I have, so I can make some statements about officiating that perhaps you aren't qualified to make. IT WAS TERRIBLE.
True, but that officiating last night was ass, my dude. Seriously, some of the worst I’ve seen, and I have been watching basketball for a very long time.
"...while still keeping a decent run/pass balance."
THIS. We don't want to get one-dimensional in the other direction, either. We have to keep mixing it up.
We're about to see - in spades - this year if your hypothesis is correct. I am excited to find out.
BuckeyeJay: Doug Flutie would like a word with you. He was listed at 5'10", but I don't think I've ever seen a shorter 5'10" athlete. Maybe I just magically grew 2" every time I saw him, which may just be my personal superpower, I don't know.
That's enough from the peanut gallery.
What a great story! Having grown up on a farm - albeit with no swine - I can relate, and got a good laugh reading it.
Pigs be like,”Mmm, human tastes good. Shoulders taste GOOD.”
Drizzle >>>>> poop on sidewalks.
Now the question: poop on sidewalks <?> ball-crushing cold
And I am reasonably certain there are a few of those guys who balled out pretty well in HS, too. Remember that Orlando Pace was a damned fine HS basketball player in his own right (6'7" and 320# with a 36" vertical leap!!). This shouldn't be as far-fetched of an ask as we might think...
I don't think it helped him any, that's for sure. Next season should be an interesting test of that theory.
In fairness, he was running about a 7.0 sec 40 at that point in his inebriation, CTB. Barney Fife could have to put an open-field hit on him.
...and he'll try to walk through walls to escape the police... <RIM SHOT>
Bronko Nagurski would like a word with you, but +1 for the thought, just the same.
Let's all hope that "Ohio woman" doesn't evolve to become synonymous with "Florida man", as it appears she might...
I was thinking maybe of a Steve Miller Band song...
+1 for Hermensa. If it's yours, trademark that shit (at least on these boards...).
Putting out the Barf-signal. Where are you, Barf? HELP!!
He and Washington both (and perhaps Don Brown - the comment about his potentially taking the Temple position was interesting, I thought) may be privvy to something cooking surrounding a potential Hurlbaugh departure. If they lose any position coaches on the offensive side of the ball, that might just confirm it.
I hope it doesn't happen, FTR - I hope he stays and/or is given that "lifetime contract" that was being bandied about - but there is some rumbling about it, anyway.
Pretty damn good effort on this, though, young padawan.
You're working your way up to Barf strong, KB! NICE!!!