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wpbbuckeye


Jupiter FL (via Columbus OH)

MEMBER SINCE   August 16, 2012

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU beats UM in 1975 in AA, in Archie's final regular season game. I was there. A 12 year old's dream!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie!
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Kenny Smith
  • NBA TEAM: Heat
  • MLB TEAM: Marlins

Recent Activity

Comment 22 Jul 2020

Something is ALWAYS going on at Baylor.  Sexual abuse coverups, murdered basketball players, recruiting violations...how this school manages to avoid the death penalty is beyond me.   What a disgrace.  If Baylor were to play Xichigan, I would actually have to root for the team up north.  Have I mentioned how much I despise Baylor athletics?

Comment 10 Jun 2020

The shot of the scoreboard reading 24-0 marks the moment when I decided I had had enough of this game and instead to spend the rest of the afternoon at the Varsity Club drowning my sorrows.  Fortunately, my much wiser and more patient friend convinced me to stay at the Shoe.  Thank God I listened.  Probably the best Buckeye game I ever attended.  Great memories!

Comment 12 May 2020

Sorry, but which studies have said that further lockdowns are not the proper path?  Was this for California?  What was the basis for the conclusion? I would be interested to read the study.  Thanks 

Comment 24 Feb 2020

Love this!  Percy was a big part of those great teams of the late 90s, and a Columbus guy too IIRC.  Everyone can learn about taking risks and preparation from his experiences 

Comment 01 Feb 2020

100% agree.  To me Earle was the prototypical coach who could turn a mediocre team into a good team but could not turn a good team into a very good or great team.   I remember when we lost to MSU in 1987(?) there was a video taken by the mom of one of the OSU players where she literally called every offensive play before the snap.  He signed some legends--Cris Carter, Pepper Johnson, Keith Byars--but had lots of guys on D who were not very fast or strong. By the end we had lost any ability to recruit effectively outside of, and to an extent inside of, the state of Ohio (remember Elvis Grbak being recruited as  punter??). 

Comment 07 Jan 2020

Perhaps the only team I would root for Michigan to beat.  For an alleged Baptist Christian school, they have no real problem with covering up campus rapes, shooting of a basketball player, etc.  Baylor can't lose often enough IMO.

Comment 31 Dec 2019

I live in south Florida.  The morning after OSU beat Miami for the 2002 national title, I tuned in to Miami's all-sports radio WQAM on my way to work.  An alleged lawyer called into the show and spent 5 minutes telling the hosts how Miami got screwed by the PI call, etc. He then stated, with the tone of a DA announcing a high-profile prosecution, that had written a letter of protect to the NCAA, demanding that they provide redress for the missed call (presumably, award Miami the championship despite the result of the game)

18 years later I can still remember how pompous and idiotic this guy sounded, and wonder how anyone in the world would take seriously a lawyer who thought such a letter would matter.  The  moral I took away from this incident is--let it go.  Officials have always sucked to some degree, and will continue to suck at more or less the same level notwithstanding any technical advances in the profession. 

Comment 03 Nov 2019

Zero chance Urban would take this job.  That program is a mess right now. FSU alums in South Florida have practically lost interest in the team.  And why would Urban want to move to Tallahassee at this point? 

Comment 18 Sep 2019

I never saw Kern but saw the others on your list play almost every game.  Hoying and Germaine were good enough but don’t have Greene’s resume.  Hoying never beat UM, vs. Corny who rallied the team from down 7 in 4th qtr in AA to keep the 1975 unbeaten.  Germaine had a great season but split time with Stanley Jackson for a year, so body of work is somewhat thin.  Schlichter and Greene were both outstanding and won a lot of games, I could go either way on that one.  Anyway, point is I think he deserves more consideration for top 5 status.  I would personally rank him ahead of JT  behind Kern and Troy.