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Hong Kong (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   January 25, 2015

Been a Buckeye fan since 1986 and taking BuckeyeNation to Asia since 2000.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Buckeyes beating the Hurricanes in 2003 to cap a 13-0 season and the national title!
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Recent Activity

Comment 13 Oct 2019

If you were building a college football team from scratch during JT's playing days, you'd probably take him within the first 10-15 picks at the QB position.  If the expectation was for him to be a top-5 QB, then obviously you'd be disappointed.  It's all about expectations.  

Comment 13 Oct 2019

It's a fair observation.  One can be good at one's craft and at the same time make serious personal mistakes that are socially not acceptable (some acts should not be socially acceptable in any circumstances).   They don't have to be mutually exclusive.  Chevy Chase was a great comedian and actor, but everyone who's ever worked with him thought he was the worse selfish and narcissistic prick who treated everyone like sh*t.  

Comment 05 Oct 2019

Does anyone know why the team has not been actively pursuing another QB besides Jack Miller? It seems like Miller was identified 3 years ago and then all QB recruiting for 2020 class just stopped...

while we should all look at rankings w a truckload full of salt, he’s ranked #238...and not even in the top 10 as pro style QB;  doesn’t seem like the kind of prospect that the buckeyes normally reserve the throne for.  

Comment 03 Oct 2019

It's a great example of how important it is to grow up in a "normal" household with parents around, to both discipline, teach, and also provide insights based on experience to help a young man grow, develop, and set him on a path to enable him to achieve his potential.  A lot of the kids on the team don't have this, and we as fans and people need to be more sympathetic and understanding when a kid strays a bit.  Our development is 10% DNA and 90% nurture.  

Good luck young man, and look forward to watching you dominate as a Buckeye.


Comment 03 Oct 2019

Not necessarily.  If an athlete is more worried about his endorsement, then the coach can just sit him and see how much he gets paid then.  Having said that, if you're Chase Young (by the way, only athletes at his level will really get endorsement deals, and there are very few of them), you're smart enough and good enough to know that you can't be a total douche and expect to get paid.  

The main point that many don't fully understand is that companies generally don't pay athletes who can't help them make money.  And these athletes have to be pretty damn good at what they do compared to their other athlete team mates.  Sometimes the free market self-regulates.    

Just like a HC gets paid more than an OC; they're both coaches, but one delivers more.  and should be compensated as such.  So if you're Chase Young, you should be compensated more than just a scholarship.  Because the school makes a lot more from you being part of the program than the 85th scholarship dude.

Comment 03 Oct 2019

If you're not doing it, then you're gonna quickly be on the losing end.  California has 52 schools.  That's more than enough to take on all of the elite athletes in the country and form a pretty damn good "CFB" league of its own.  plus, it's nice and sunny out there.  now you also get paid, that's a slam dunk, from an elite athlete's perspective.  

Pride sounds great, but being able to provide for yourself and your family in the here-n-now will always trump that.  Just basic human survival and common sense.  

If you're an elite athlete, who's to say that you can't go to San Jose State and instantly make it a national powerhouse if there's another 6-8 elite guys on the team? And you all get paid!

Comment 30 Sep 2019

I'd caution being overly optimistic at the moment.  Fields still need to get comfortable letting the ball go much much faster.  The OL has given him days to get rid of the ball.  MSU has elite defense, and this will be a big factor.  Fields will get there, but he's not quite there yet.

Comment 30 Sep 2019

people only didn't like him because he thought it was a good idea to not root for the Buckeyes because of the "eye test" B.S.  when everyone else stumbles all over themselves to root for SEC teams, given his affiliation and the fact that we were 13-1 and conference champions.  If you're gonna judge us based on "feelings" and "eye test", well, here's how we "feel" and "see" you!  

Comment 30 Sep 2019

I'd take Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Maryland over A&M.  that's before Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the good guys.  

That leaves Rutgers, Illinois, Purdue, and Indiana.  on any given day, Purdue might even beat them.  So that actually leaves only 3 teams.  

The whole idea of "Quality Loss" is at best subjective, and generally just weird...and they loss to an average Clemson team.  4 games tells you that Clemson is average at the moment.  They couldn't even beat NC!!!

Comment 29 Sep 2019

Anyone who predicts 3 playoff teams from the same conference is just trolling and pure click-bait.  

TAM is a middling SEC team, which makes Clemson look very bad so far this season.  They didn't beat NC, NC lost the game by going for the 2-pt conversion and bumbled it; should've ran left to the weak side but instead the QB thought it was a good idea to just go lateral and the strong side.

Comment 29 Sep 2019

The secondary is playing lights out so far this season.  Plus, the trenches have been incredible (OLs and DLs) and that's help the LBs tremendously (where we can improve; though some of the I-formations and the late Nebraska TD brought some of last year's frustrations back to the surface, albeit briefly).  

Chase Young is literally unplayable.  wow.