If Ohio St wins, does anyone care?
I watched the OSU/Mich game last night. It was a bizarre game. One team totally dominated the inside and the boards, and that team lost. It was a game OSU had no right to win, but they did. I know they did by deciding to make everything, but this team is much better than the media acknowledges. Well, actually that's hard to say because NO ONE IS SAYING ANYTHING about Ohio St.
The only place I notice any real disrespect is in projected brackets which all seem to have OSU around a 6 seed. If the season ended today they'd be a 4, no questions asked. But the most bizarre thing is that they don't even get mentioned. The only time I hear anything about them is when the media lists the good losses "americas most underrated team" LSU or my favorite, "wait until next year's OSU recruiting class". Fuck next year. This team deserves its own praise. This team has one weakness, rebounding. Everything else, better than average. Excellent guard play and shooting. Good team defense. Good post player. Good at creating turnovers. Also, a good FT shooting team. They share the ball and are really starting to get the 4-out, 1-in philosophy. Depending on matchups (as always) and keeping Matt Sylvester out of his own way (probably just off the floor in general would help), this team is a legit threat to make a Final Four. I'm not saying they will, but they are good enough to give anyone fits.
Now, will they get any praise? Probably not. In fact, cbssportsline.com lists their "10 biggest CBB games of the weekend" and OSU vs. I-L-L didn't make the list. OF THE WEEKEND!! IN GEORGIA!!! Considering the oinge and blue are 60% Dee Brown and 30% Augustine, they don't really frighten me. Plus, they lost to Penn St, at home. With OSU finally getting a good road win, they're either gonna be fired up and win by 20 or be overconfident and lose by 5. I don't see any other option. I just don't understand how a team who's worst loss is a toss-up between a 5 point loss @Iowa or a 2 point loss @Indiana with a healthy DJ White can get ZERO pub of any kind, but they are.
-Am I the only one in the world who didn't think the officiating of the Superbowl was THAT bad? I mean, there were some questionable calls. Other than the Hasselbeck "block-tackle", which actually was a non-factor, nothing else even struck me as horrible. I think the Seahawks only had 6 penalties in the entire game. This whole "it's everyone's fault but mine" accepted group think from the media about this game is confusing at best.
-The greatest BC forward of all time was Ryan Sidney. He played a whole season with his mouth wired shut!! He was only 6-2!! Great player. Just not as good as Troy Bell.
-Yes, ACC officials love Duke. And yes, Sheldon Williams would have to blow the whistle himself to have a foul called on him. But his "great defender" rep has "earned him that call". So that just begs the question. Sheldon Williams picks up TJ Ford on a drive to the bucket. What happens? I'll await answers. All are acceptable besides, "Vitale masturbating all over himself", b\c that's a given.