| More Sports Board|| re: UPDATE: player who left the combine bc god spoke to him is now missing - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/26/14 at 10:31 pm|
I'm pretty sure it was Ohio State. Scout has his five official visits as UF, OSU, UNC, and the USCs(both e and w). I remember following his recruitment pretty carefully back then and being really ticked. :lol:...
| More Sports Board|| re: UPDATE: player who left the combine bc god spoke to him is now missing - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/26/14 at 10:10 pm|
I remember it being Sharrif Floyd? [/quote]
It was Sharrif Floyd (whether Urban actually said that to him is just an unsubstantiated rumor, but the rumor was involving Floyd, not Hernandez).
The really ironic thing is Floyd's No. 2 school that he chose UF over was Ohio State. :lol:...
| Olympics Board|| re: Game Thread: USA 0 vs Canada 1 | FINAL | - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/21/14 at 6:39 pm|
That was the one potential equalizing factor. Canada top to bottom has the more talented roster than the Americans. The one place they're not better is goaltending. They have at best the fifth-best goaltending in the Olympics behind Finland, Russia, Sweden and the USA. But Price was good enough toda...
| More Sports Board|| re: UNC rushing the court - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/21/14 at 8:54 am|
I never understand why people care at all about stuff like this....
| Olympics Board|| re: If the USA loses today, will you pull for Canada? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/19/14 at 11:49 am|
Finland. CBJ GM is Finland's assistant GM (the only other Olympic connection we have, now that Russia is out, is our head coach is a Team USA assistant) and I love the way they play. Plus, they're the underdog (whether they should be or not is debatable, but that's their label) out of everyone left,...
| Olympics Board|| re: Russia 1 vs Finland 3 | FINAL | Russia eliminated in Men's Hockey - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/19/14 at 11:42 am|
| Olympics Board|| re: Men's Hockey Game Thread | USA v Slovenia | FINAL - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/16/14 at 12:07 pm|
[quote]Yeah, Johnson not making the team was a surprise, but I thought there was some chatter he wasn't really fully committed to the Olympics this cycle as he's been called on pretty heavily.[/quote]
Not true. He hasn't been committed to the World Championships anymore. He's been 100 percent ded...
| Olympics Board|| re: Game Thread: Russia vs USA | Men's Hockey | FINAL | - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/15/14 at 11:18 am|
The first three shooters per team are like normal NHL (different players have to go). After that in the sudden death round of the shootout, anyone can go at any point, no matter how many times they've shot. This is different than the NHL, where no one can shoot twice (unless 18 rounds go by and the ...
| Olympics Board|| re: Game Thread: Russia vs USA | Men's Hockey | FINAL | - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/15/14 at 11:13 am|
Also, needless to say, but Bobrovsky's still the man....
| Olympics Board|| re: Game Thread: Russia vs USA | Men's Hockey | FINAL | - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/15/14 at 9:57 am|
[quote]I think the players have become bigger and faster in the NHL over the last 20 years.[/quote]
It's the same problem with many sports. The NBA and NFL are dealing with it, too. These playing dimensions were created for an average athlete in the late 19th century/early 20th century. Now, you ...
| Olympics Board|| re: Game Thread: Russia vs USA | Men's Hockey | FINAL | - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/15/14 at 9:49 am|
[quote]Okay thanks to everyone who replied. Is there or has there ever been a push to change nhl then? Seems Olympic way is more fun to watch, or do most people disagree?
I guess this is like the nfl argument with modern rules benefitting offense and scoring. [/quote]
The main problem is you'...
| More Sports Board|| re: "The NFC championship was the Super Bowl." - Richard Sherman - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/3/14 at 8:26 pm|
[quote]In the last 32 years...the NFC has won 22 super bowls. So I'll ask again...is this news?
1) That's still 10 times the NFC didn't win the Super Bowl.
2) Just because the NFC wins a Super Bowl in a season doesn't mean that season's NFC Championship determined the Super Bowl winn...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who is the Super Bowl MVP? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 2/2/14 at 9:02 pm|
I'd say it probably should be Avril. Probably will be Wilson. Could be a bunch of different guys though....
| More Sports Board|| re: Sunday forecast for East Rutherford: 51/29 10% - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/31/14 at 8:35 pm|
Anything short of a literal blizzard would be less embarrassing than last year anyway, which makes all the Saints fans crying about this Super Bowl hilarious....
| More Sports Board|| re: How many ESPN Top 10 No. 1's have you seen live? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/24/14 at 11:28 am|
I know at least three, possibly more that I don't know because I never saw the Top 10 the next day:
I saw Carlos Beltran rob a St. Louis Cardinal of a HR at Shea in 08.
A Columbus Blue Jacket goalie robbed a player with a diving stick save backward in OT, CBJ won in the shootout.
| More Sports Board|| re: Play for a contender or take a bigger check elsewhere? WWYD? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/23/14 at 4:34 pm|
Question in the OP is way too ambiguous. How much less money? How much have I made already in my career? How old am I? Just how good am I? What's the sport (a top NBA player could turn a bad NBA team into a contender while a top NFL player probably can't)? How good is the "non-contender" (i.e. playo...
| More Sports Board|| re: Best US time zone for live sports? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/16/14 at 5:15 pm|
Guessing it depends on age.
Elementary kid: Pacific
High school/college: Eastern
| More Sports Board|| re: Record 92 Underclassman Declare for the Draft - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/16/14 at 10:14 am|
for just about all of these guys, that was true under the old CBA, too[/quote]
I think it's more than you think. If you were, say, a projected third round pick under the old CBA, you might want to stay in school and work to become a first round pick. Even if you didn't get there, it was ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Discount daable check- why is the plane in flight - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/12/14 at 3:40 pm|
Do they show that the plane's in the air when Rodgers is getting to his seat? Maybe it's still on the ground at that point and the scene with the guy on the wing is after time has elapsed and it's 15 minutes into the flight or something....
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/10/14 at 8:46 am|
[quote]Why is a 2-point conversion worth 2 points and an extra point worth only 1 point?[/quote]
Because it's a completely different task. In one, the goal is to possess the football across the goalline. In the other, it's to kick the ball through the uprights. In basketball, the task of the two-...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Actors famous for one role..... - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/10/14 at 12:56 am|
[quote]Sean Astin as 'Rudy' Ruettiger
He also had a role in one season of 24 (my favorite show) so I know him from there, too, but most people wouldn't. :lol: But still, can't put Sean Astin in here because of LOTR....
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 9:19 pm|
[quote]Okay, I understand that point. I would also say that an open 3 pointer can often be your best opportunity to score. Sure it is also worth more points, but it can also be the right shot regardless of how many points it is worth.
I agree, it definitely could be. But why make it wo...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 8:52 pm|
I see your point and it's a good one. I guess I would counter the three-point line goes against the general principle of basketball of giving yourself the best opportunity each possession to put the ball into the basket (that is not what it is now. Now the principle is to give yourself the best oppo...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 8:15 pm|
[quote]The golf example doesnt work. Golf is all about how many shots it takes you to get the ball in the hole. And thats the beauty of golf. Doesnt matter if you go rough, bunker, chip to 3 ft, then tap in or if you go fairway, near green, chip to 1 ft, then sink the putt. It took both of them 4 sh...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 7:06 pm|
[quote]you're making the bob knight argument that i briefly mentioned earlier. it has a lot of good points to it and is logically accurate but is (like you mention) practically silly to implement at this stage of the game of basketball. [/quote]
I mean, I'm not even sure if I'd want to change it....
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 6:11 pm|
[quote]In Basketball there isn't a reward for moving the ball closer to the basket besides it being an easier shot[/quote]
That should be the reward. If you're able to get it closer, you have a higher percentage of getting two points than someone shooting from 22 feet out.
[quote]And you can r...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 6:04 pm|
You completely missed my point. Obviously if you can get to a situation to dunk, it's the easier shot, but I'm talking about the whole play. If it's so easy to get a dunk/layup, why would anyone ever settle for a 16-foot jump shot instead of that gimme at the basket when t...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 3:35 pm|
[quote]Golf says hi.
The golf equivalent to the three-pointer would be getting a stroke off for making a shot from the bunker instead of a putt, or for making a 25-foot putt instead of a tap-in....
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 3:26 pm|
How does it not make sense?? [/quote]
Because the object of the game is to get the ball in the basket. That's it. Why is making a shot from far away considered more difficult than a dunk? The shot itself is more difficult, but on a dunk, the ball has to make its way through five defend...
| More Sports Board|| re: Eliminate the Three-point line? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 1/9/14 at 1:24 pm|
The three-point line makes no sense. From a pure basketball standpoint, it should be removed. From an entertainment standpoint, though......