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WC Buckeye 12th Warrior

San Diego, CA

MEMBER SINCE   January 12, 2011

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being present in Tempe to see my Buckeyes win their first national championship since I was a child.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ever: Chris Spielman; Current: Chris Olave
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek
  • MLB TEAM: Padres. 2019 World Series Champs. Bank on it.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 hours ago

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.

Comment 16 Feb 2019

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.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

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. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

"...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.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

We're about to see - in spades - this year if your hypothesis is correct. I am excited to find out.

Comment 10 Jan 2019

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.