Silver Bullet Points Faces A Dexter Invasion

Written July 24th, 2013 by Joe Dexter

It’s Wednesday and the Silver Bullet points are soaring faster than ever before. With MaliBuckeye climbing mountains like a Bauserman, the SBP faces a tough week with a brand new face (for radio). While your Wednesday ammunition king pin visits one of the greatest national landmarks in the nation, It’s my pleasure to bring you an invaded version of Silver Bullet Points. Since I get a chance to sit in Mali’s seat about once every two years, It’s imperative that I set the tone with the best soundtrack that the SBP has ever seen. Let’s just say I’m like Colonel Bruce and the Codetalkers.  “I’m So Glad” to be here!

This isn’t your mom and dad’s SBP…..

Buckeye 411

  • You can’t Hyde from the truth – But you can surely get confused trying to figure out what it is. First he was booted from the team, then he was suspended pending investigation. Now, Charles Robinson of Yahoo is reporting that video provided by Sugar Bar 2 shows that Hyde never physically assaulted the alleged victim, despite being punched by her. Of course, this is “according to sources.” Robinson’s sources also say that they believe all charges will be dropped against Hyde.
  • No safety In Numbers – Unless you’re looking at a football roster! Amongst all the crazy news from early in the week, We now have the new numbers assigned to incoming freshman. Thanks to LGHL for laying them all out for us on one document. I can’t wait to tell my friends that Cameron Johnston is #95! In addition, Ohio State has released an official roster update for the upcoming season, amidst the 4 players disciplined on Monday.
  • ADV In Italy – He’s the greatest Italian product since sliced bread. Amedeo Delle Valle instantly became a fan favorite with the Buckeyes as a freshman. Now his game is really starting to shine. In the Under-20 European Championships last weekend, ADV scored 17 points in the 4th quarter in the gold medal game against Latvia. Della Valle scored 14 consecutive points, making all three of his shots from beyond the arc. He was also named the tournament MVP as well. Can’t wait to see him get a bump up in the rotation for Thad Matta next season.
  • Friday Night Lights – One of the biggest recruiting events in the country is here this Friday, as players across the country make their way to the Horse Shoe as Ohio State puts on it’s 2nd annual Friday Night Lights. ESPN Insider has a decorated list of who will be there. Jim, our recruiting guru, put together a primer for Friday as well. Make sure you check out his great breakdown position by position.
  • Your Home is Waiting For You -  There are many reasons why recruits love to be a part of Ohio State football. One of the many successes of recruiting starts with attention to detail. Yesterday, many top prospects received some top notch recruiting pitches. The coaching staff sent unique individual images of players inside the Ohio Stadium, with the words, “Your Home is Waiting For You” on the top of the picture.  Just below that, “Join the Family” with the Urbanator’s signature. Here is what 2014 lineman prospect Demetrius Knox got in his mailbox. My favorite photo though has to go to 2014 tight end prospect Mike Gesicki.
  • Tell Me Something I don’t Know – Online ticket outlet TicketCity has released a top 25 most engaging fanbases in college football. From the great Mashable: “Their secret sauce takes into account Twitter followings, Facebook likes and “talking about” metrics, as well as a variety of IRL factors including attendance, percentage of stadium capacity filled at home games and home ticket prices from the 2012 season.” Ohio State ranks 4th. Michigan is ranked 1st. Plain and simple, somebody messed up the algorithm.
  • Cheap Plug – Hey, if it isn’t your show, you have to take advantage of the spotlight when you get a chance! Check out my interview on WHO-AM in Des Moines talking Ohio State football
  • Ticket Pre-Sale – OH YEAH BABY! Picture below explains it all!

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Ohio State Recruiting: FNL Primer

Written July 23rd, 2013 by Jim

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Ohio State’s premiere recruiting event, Friday Night Lights, is scheduled to take place at the end of the week.

That means the Buckeyes will be looking to put the final touches on the 2014 recruiting class while getting the ball rolling on some early 2015 targets.

Based on the visitors list, it seems there will be more of a focus on the ’15 class. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the 2014 class is clearly coming into focus and the Buckeyes are in great shape to finish strong.

Here is a rundown.

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Silver Bullet Points Has Been To The Mountaintop

Written August 1st, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Yosemite = Buckeye Nation

On Tuesday, I was impressed by Danny from 11W posting his “OHIO” photo from the top of Mt. Baker, for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve lived in WA and skied at Baker all the time. Second, I was hoping to have a similar photo from the top of Mt. Whitney under my belt by the end of this summer, but a couple of family issues prevented me from enhancing the highest peak in the continental US in such a glorious way. Finally, I love shots of the outdoors, and just got back from a week long trek as well- the photo on the right is much lower than Danny’s, but includes at least one Michigan fan. Always good to spread the gospel, right?

It’s good to be back… right before the team goes camping as well.  And here… we… go…

Buckeye 411

  • Somebody’s watching- The pre-season lists keep being kind to Buckeyes, with John Simon being named to the Hendricks List (since there’s not a Chuck Norris list) and Big Hank being tabbed as a CBS All American.
  • One Bad Motha’-  So, the Tuesday Newsday saw reports that Brionte Dunn would not be facing drug charges, as the officer in charge did not believe that the substance and paraphernalia in question belonged to the freshman running back. According to the rumor mills of several Ohio State message boards, this was due in part to Brionte’s mom reporting to the scene to take responsibility and ownership of the “goods”, which means that someone is getting a really awesome gift this May.  We’ll find out Friday what consequences will result from this situation, as that’s when the Buckeyes report for the beginning of fall training.
  • Productivity? Yeah right-  Particularly as we grow closer to fall practice it gets harder for those of us who have real jobs to focus on our “responsibilities”. I’m just attributing it to OHIOADHD and leaving it at that. It also doesn’t help that the Sports Information Department is enabling my problems by releasing the media guide during a work week.  Here’s the link- the effing TPS reports can wait, right?
  • Feeling Inspired? As if the media guide weren’t distracting enough, here’s a clip of the video that Friday Night Lights participants got to experience. Of course, you’ll have to imagine the huge scoreboard screen and thundering sound… unless, that is, your office is a whole lot cooler than mine. Read More

Photos From Friday Night Lights

Written July 30th, 2012 by Jim

Friend of the site Josh Winslow brings it as always with some great photos from last week’s Friday Night Lights event in Ohio Stadium. Here are some of our favorites.

Campers listen intently as Buckeye great Mike Doss gives a pep talk.

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Friday Night Lights Notebook

Written July 28th, 2012 by Tim Shoemaker

High School football stars came to shine under the lights at the Shoe last night.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has made it no secret that he loves speed. Because of Meyer’s love for speed, it should come as no surprise that Friday Night Lights concluded with all participants lining up by position on the 20 yard line to run 30 or 40 yard dashes to determine the fastest player at the camp.

The winner was Kentucky wide receiver Ryan Timmons, as he edged out defensive back Darius West and running back Ashton Jackson in the 40 yard dash that featured the fastest player at each position.

Aside from the sprint, there were a number of players that stood out in front of an estimated 2,000 fans that came out to watch despite the rainy weather.

Cleveland Heights wide receiver Shelton Gibson made the most noise on the evening, dominating from start to finish. During the agility drills at the beginning of the camp, no wide receiver could match his speed and quickness. And, it only got better once 1 on 1 play started, as he continued to abuse defensive backs for touchdowns. He has blazing speed and I would consider him a must-get player for the Buckeyes in the 2013 class. Read More

B1G Media Days, FNL and Odds and Ends

Written July 27th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

B1G Media Days and Coach Meyer speaking next to the trophy he plans to own for a good while

The Big Ten has not been all glitz and glamour like the SEC was, but then again the B1G is about blue-collar workers taking care of our favorite sport bar none.

Even with this blue-collar attitude setting the stage, yesterday was an interesting one at the luncheon kick-off to say the least.

Of course, there is a veritable throng of people covering the events in great detail that you can check out, but here are a few of the highlights for me personally.

First and foremost, there were reporters who asked Coach Meyer questions about the Penn State situation that made no sense for this event and Coach handled them beautifully.

Secondly, you can tell just from watching some of the video coming out of Chicago that Coach Meyer cannot wait for his players to put the pads on.

Finally with respect to Coach Meyer, I get the feeling that he is very excited for the future of the program but he wants to focus on the now. When asked about his thoughts on the sanctions against his team Meyer had this to say. Read More