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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 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.  

Comment 19 Jun 2019

Buck68 is the only person to receive a degree in "Creative Writing While on Hallucinogens," with a speciality in avoiding simple declarative sentences.  AE could never be Buck68 because there will never be another Buck68.  For which I am eternally grateful.

Comment 15 May 2019

I agree that you would be lucky to have either one as your team's coach, but not sure about Matta stepping into a better situation at the outset.  Matta's first team was on probation AND not very talented.  

Comment 22 Apr 2019

A clumsy way of phrasing the fact that that team was slow and not very athletic, but I don't recall any players taking offense.

To say Coop inherited less NFL talent on that team than other OSU coaches hardly does justice to the team Coop took over.  Indiana had more NFL talent than Ohio State that year.  Some of the starters would have struggled to start for some MAC teams.  There is a reason it took 5 years for OSU to become a top team again.  I am happy to see Coop being appreciated for what he was--an elite evaluator and developer of talent.  

Comment 07 Apr 2019

played fantasy baseball for years and loved it.  No time these days to keep up with the day-to-day stuff.  But recently I have played Whatifsports.com's historic fantasy baseball, where you buy a team of players from 1880-present and you compete with other teams over 162 games. Their computer simulates each game.  Pretty cool, but I think you need to play a lot of seasons to figure out the best players for the $ (in other words, my teams stunk the couple of times I played).