April 19, 2014

While We’re Waiting… Ohio State “honors” tradition with new uniforms, again

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Checking out the Browns’ offensive snap counts, where Josh Cribbs got two plays- “There is no doubt right now that Josh Gordon and Greg Little have a comfortable lead as the team’s top two receivers on the depth chart. Little made a couple of very nice grabs. Gordon had a scary bobble play that he still ended up hauling in. Josh Cooper and Weeden had two opportunities to get a first down, and it was startling to see the “chemistry factor” not make a difference in either case, despite the play being there. Cooper suffered a knee injury during the game and was listed as probable to return. The rest of the receivers were absent; Cribbs looked dejected when the early quick hitter pass to him was sailed over his head.” [Pokorny/Dawgs by Nature]

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Really? Big Ten Leaders Division champs t-shirts? Ugh. [Eleven Warriors]

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The endless debate- “And the Cavs need to trade him. Immediately. It’s hard to watch Anderson Varejao play this season and not want him on the Cavs. He’s incredible and the chemistry he shows with Kyrie Irving perfectly illustrates just what Kyrie can bring to the table when paired with an atheltic big man that can run the floor with him. But Kyrie Irving is also part of the problem. So is Dion Waiters. They’re just too young. Both are twenty years old. Neither have played a full, 82 game season in the NBA. They’re referred to as the Cavaliers “backcourt of the future” for a reason. Both of them, regardless of how amazing Kyrie Irving is right now, have a long way to go before they develop into the players they truly are.

And this is the crux of the Anderson Varejao problem. When Kyrie and Dion turn 25 and begin to enter in to the prime of their careers, Varejao will be 35. Sure, a guy like Tim Duncan, currently second in PER for the year, has remained relevant past that age, but with Andy, that’s not a guarantee. Unlike Duncan, a solid fundamental player, Varejao is a difference maker because of his energy and hustle. His “Wild Thing” nickname is well earned, as it’s his reckless abandon for his body that makes him such a great player. Can he keep that up into his mid-thirties when the Cavaliers championship window will, hopefully, open up?” [Benedetti/Fear the Sword]

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“At this point it’s almost bordering on cruelty to animals, what the Browns put their fans through. They come close, play hard, but find a way to lose. The Browns are quite simply good enough to lose.

It’s interesting. Before the game folks were talking about Dallas playing its third center. Take advantage, Browns fans said. Dallas then lost left tackle Tyrone Smith. Nobody in Cleveland felt in the least bit sorry for the Cowboys.” [McManamon/The OBR]

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Finally, here are all the details and pictures of the uniforms Ohio State will be wearing this weekend. [Nike]

  • MrCleaveland

    1. Wow, Leaders Division Champs T shirts! How awesome! Are there Runner-up T shirts and Participant T shirts too?

    2. You’d need a front-end loader to shovel up all the manure in that Nike press release about the alternate jerseys for this week. Yes, we’re going to honor the ’68 team by wearing uniforms that don’t look much like theirs. Oh well, it could be worse. Those unis they wore last year were hideous: http://axelrodsports.com/2011/09/13/ohio-state-unveils-buckeyes-2011-pro-combat-jerseys/

  • mgbode

    “Cribbs looked dejected when the early quick hitter pass to him was sailed over his head”

    not to mention the mini-tantrums he was throwing after the returns (all that were flagged). look, I get that it’s tough and it sucks and I disagreed with a couple of those returns getting flagged. but, as the returner (and supposedly team leader) you have to suck it up and get ready for your next one instead of jawing at the refs and flailing your hands around.

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    Note: I love Josh Cribbs and what he has meant to the team over the years. He has just gone over the deep end this season (after teetering on that line in previous years) and it’s saddening.

  • mgbode

    i’m not going to buy one of those shirts, but at least it’s an option for the Buckeyes. unlike those Wolverines who did not even win their own division (unless miracles happen this weekend).

  • http://twitter.com/bbo13 B-bo

    This thing of alternate jerseys for the Buckeyes needs to stop. But if our Nike overlords won’t allow that, then at least relegate them to a September afternoon game against Youngstown State. The Game deserves both teams in their traditional looks.

  • Garry_Owen

    I don’t have any problem with one alternate uniform a year, but I absolutely agree that it shouldn’t be for The Game anymore. I’m done with that.

  • Kildawg

    Those uniforms looked pretty good and might be the home unis next year. They could have pulled an Oregon, but kept a more traditional look instead. Time to beat that team up north and go undefeated to stick it to the NCAA and Mark May (hope he cries when the Bucks win and Lee Corso puts on Brutus’ head)

  • Natedawg86

    I agree. I see him more pouting then trying to fire up the guys. He does not smile anymore, doesn’t look like he is having fun. Does’t have the edge. Go over to the guy who got the penalty and talk to him and tell him we will get him next time. This is a young team and someone needs to step up. A few D lineman, and the WRs seem to be playing with some emotion. I am ready for the whole team to get pumped up. lets go!

  • matt underwood

    Those Buckeye “alternative” unis don’t look too much different to me. Appears to be another money grab by making “new uniforms” that are pretty much exactly the same.

  • The_Real_Shamrock