Monday’s Musings

Written February 18th, 2013 by Ken

I’m not sure what it means either..

Well, here we are, yet another Monday morning. I’ll assume everyone has their coffee in hand, so let’s  get right to it.

Personally, I’m ambivalent on bumper stickers, unless your rust bucket needs them to keep its fenders and bumpers in place. Well, you know at some point this had to happen, and in SEC country, no less.

A few days ago, Charles had an interesting article< on recommended football rules changes contemplated by the NCAA. Not that I think the recommendations are particularly interesting, but Charles’ interpretation of their impact certainly is. If you haven’t read the article, you should.

Women’s Basketball

In last week’s Musing’s, I thought that the team came off a couple games where I thought they showed substantial improvement. After the offensively inept Valentine’s Day loss (39-58) at Nebraska, I clearly was overly optimistic, or don’t know what I’m talking about.

Tayler Hill’s 20 points (7/22 FG, 32%) was probably the offensive highlight, such as it was. Her teammates combined shooting (9/41, 22%) didn’t take the pressure off her. The other eye-popping statistic was the team’s assist/turnover ratio of 3/13; you don’t need to go much beyond that to get the gist of offensive futility that night.

Hopefully, a week’s worth of shoot arounds before the Minnesota game will cure their ills.

Men’s Basketball

After getting taken to the woodshed by Indiana, they barely made it back in time this week to get a harder-than-it should-have-been win (69-59) against a depleted Northwestern team. In a segue from the Women’s Basketball, maybe some shoot arounds will be in store for the Men’s team. That was a painful experience, and kudos to Joe for writing the unwritable.

Women’s Golf

The Buckeyes kicked off the spring schedule hosting the 18th-annual Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge earlier in the week. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the par 71, 6,017-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team concluded competition at the 18th-annual Northrop Grumman Regional ChallengeUCLA captured their fourth overall Northrop Grumman title with an 18-over 870. The Bruins were led by Erynne Lee who captured the individual title with an even 213.Senior Amy Meierfinished tied for 25th to lead the team, carding 12-over 225 following rounds of 71-78-76. Classmate Susana Benavidestied for 39th with a 229, while junior Allison Harper was tied for 58th with a 235. Sophomores Claudia Lim and Jan Chanpalangsri totaled a 245 and 249, respectively. Sheridan Bayleat, competing as an individual, finished with a 276.The Buckeyes return to competition Feb. 24-26 for the All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate held in New Orleans.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Finally for this week,  Ryan at The Buckeye Empire had a pretty sobering article on happenings in the former Evil Empire. So, for those of us who’d like to see a meteor strike to occur, oh, for example when Wolverines and Fightin’ Irish play, careful what you wish for..

So, what do you have in store for the week?


  1. GaryNo Gravatar
    February 18th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Love me some Monday Musings!


    KenNo Gravatar
    February 19th, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Gary, thanks. It kind of breaks up the day.


  2. WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 19th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    seriously . . , getting this published started an e-mail banter like I have never seen . . , beware the little people

    great stuff Ken


    KenNo Gravatar
    February 19th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Thanks, WVa. It doesn’t take much to get us going, does it?


    WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    February 19th, 2013 at 11:27 am



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