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Sep 21, 2017

S3E12 – Who We Playing?


BBall news, no wait, its good news!

Injury updates; Worley, Burrows, Wade & McCall

So, who is QB2?

Is Weber being “saved” for the lone run?

We do #SlooPicks… big upsets this weekend?

Purdue, or Purdon’t, against Michigan?

We find out how good PSU is this weekend?

Bulldogs and Bulldogs…. Tiger, Tiger, Tiger

The biggest upset… of all time

Are we under estimating UNLV?

Will #OhioState be pass happy vs UNLV?

Can #OhioState cover this massive spread?

We breakdown UNLV…  but not too much.

THE key to winning this game

Kyle Snyder wins the planet



-Outro Music-

Artist: Post Modern

Song: Speak Softly


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes

Sep 18, 2017

S3E11 – Enjoy This

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Haskins or Barrett... is not discussed

Did we earn anything about the offense?

Why so many bubbles? …RPO

Blasting the, “ya, against Army” crowd

Do we feel any better about the passing game?

Is Austin Mack stepping up?

When will we KNOW if things are fixed?

How good is Purdue, you guys?

Will Haskins see increased time?

Army owned TOP… that’s who they are

Is Texas the best 1-2 team?

Is Louisville still worthy on conversation?

Tennessee & LSU stay on brand

Why try to remember which ACC division sucks

Enjoy JTB for who he is, even if he’s flawed



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Southeast Engine

Song: Cold Front Blues







Sep 14, 2017

S3E10 - Moving Forward

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes



Moving forward, trying to anyway

JTB or not, our opinions don’t matter

Is it time to take Kevin Wilson off the leash?

Another big commitment from Blinn JuCo

Tennessee is Wal-Mart brand Texas

Can Texas or Louisville pull an upset?

Army strong… Army smash

Army passing: Weak on weak

#OhioState’s D vs Army, what can be learned?

How many possessions will #OhioState get?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Worship This!

Song: Jen, With 2 n’s

Sep 11, 2017

S3E9 – No More Excuses

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Jared says, “Burn it down”

The sun came up, the season’s not over

Why this is 2016 revisited, not 2014

More to blame, coach K.Wilson or Z.Smith?

What excuses do we have left for JTB?

Is it all JTB’s Fault?

Is it time for change at QB?

Are these the same question?

Is JTB limiting the playcalling options?

Don’t let your expectations slip

Is Urban willing to pull JTB?

Why the DLine isn’t blameless

Mayfield is a douche… is that so bad?

#OhioState’s offensive identity is indecision


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Cloud Kicker

Song: Dysphoria


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Sep 7, 2017

S3E8 – Oklahoma Preview

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #Buckeye


How many 3&Outs is too many 3&Outs?

Advantage/Disadvantage:  Strong Week 1 opponent

Big deal or no: Bob Stoops steps down

#OhioState is ranked #2. Is that appropriate?

Revenge game for the ACC?

Reminder: Don’t real life gamble… but…

Why this is THE game for the Rushmen

Can #Oklahoma establish a run game?

Can #OhioState contain the country’s best TE?

How #OhioState can take this game over

How many carries for Weber this weekend?

Was Indiana a valuable prep game for OU?

Strength V Strength… glorious trench play

Jared was a fan of Landers before he was cool


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Nine Inch Nails

Song: We’re In This Together


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Sep 4, 2017

S3E7 – Good News, Bad News

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #Buckeye


How do YOU feel after the #IU game?

Why #OhioState was able to pull away late

Bigger concern; passing offense or defense?

Adjusting to loss in the secondary

Why DLine is SOOO much better this year

New wrinkles from Schiano

No more sugar coating the passing game

The 2nd half provided hope… is it false hope?

Offensive line grade?

What does JKD’s success mean for Weber?

The #B1G stands up!

Louisville down, or #BoilerUp?

Illinois wins a football game

Is there anything to be learned from UF vs Um?

Is Herman better than Beck is bad?

Does a challenge week1 help or hurt #OhioState?

Can #OhioState beat Bama?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: The Ohio Weather Band

Song:  Dirty Water


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Aug 31, 2017

S3E6 – National Preview

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Can Washington repeat as Pac12 Champs?

Is USC… actually… finally… back?

Can Rosen and UCLA finally live up to the hype?

Can Oklahoma contend nationally w/o Stoops?

Can Herman fix UT… how quickly?

Is Baylor fixable?

Bama is juggernaut

Who wins the SEC-East… does it even matter?

Bama V FSU… we overwhelmingly favor one

Is the ACC the nation’s best conference?

What is Clemson w/o Watson at QB?

Lots of Quarterback questions in the ACC

Which teams comes from nowhere this year?

Playoff predictions

Can Jared finally win the SlooPicks?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Welshly Arms

Song: Legendary

Aug 28, 2017

S3E5 – Wilson Effect


Position Battle updates, position battle winners

Is Weber really 100%?

Can Dobbins really supplant Weber?

Has Austin Mack put it together?

Arnett is CB2. What does that mean for Sheffield?

What Burrow’s injury means for him, long term.

Can Sprinkle be the next big thing for #OhioState?

Who will start at Safety & WR-Z?

“Blue” chooses Scarlet & Gray

Know Your Enemy: Indiana Hoosiers

The Kevin Wilson Effect… Will #OhioState roll IU?

The two big “ifs” Indiana must face

Indiana… doesn’t suck

Is Ryan Day the future at #OhioState?

Kyle Snyder is GOAT among GOATs


-Outro Music-   

Artist: New Bomb Turks

Song: Born Toulouse-Lautrec


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState   

Aug 21, 2017

Black Stripe Updates

Splitting touches with Weber, Dobbins & McCall

Ryan Day’s effect on JTB

JTB + Confidence = ?

Will Purdue win a game out of conference?

Most underrated team in the #B1G?

Jared rows the Minnesota boat

Northwestern returns a lot… does it matter?

Can Nebraska win the B1G West?

Can Iowa win, or even make, a bowl this year?

Wisconsin, undefeated in regular season?

Better season… MSU or Indiana?

Overrated: Michigan and their 5 returning starters

Can Penn State survive October?

Will Urban get his 2nd B1G championship this year?

Biggest “trap game” potential on #OhioState’s schedule



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Absolute Hero

Song: Expect Good Things


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState   

Aug 14, 2017

Is Mike Weber a homerun hitter?           

Who is this year’s breakout defensive player?   

What are you doing Zeke?          

#OhioState loses a DLine recruit               

Updates on a pair of 2018 WR targets    

An #OhioState DLineman, suspended   

Let’s ask it again, who is the QB2?           

What to expect from Prince this year.   

Pryor sheds his black stripe, but will he play?     

Can Dobbins & Young live up to the hype?          

Jared makes a declaration on McCall      

Can Martell crack the 3-deep?  

Too much hope on Dixon’s shoulders?  

What will Mack & Victor’s rolls be in 2017?           

Will we see another true freshman OLine starter?                           

More starts… Sheffield or Arnette?        



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Signals Midwest 

Song: Alchemy Hour      


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState   

Aug 7, 2017



S3E2 - Roses


#OhioState adds a Linebacker to the 2018 class 

Add one defensive recruit… loss another?          

#Buckeyes open their 2019 class with a #Boom 

Doug Nester, best HS player to ever come from WV… sorta

McCall with the ball, any means necessary          

How Much JK Dobbins will we see this year?      

Dobbins losses the #BlackStripe… who’s next?  

Does speed help JTB… the offensive line?           

What’s to be expected from the freshmen WRs?            

A case for putting a freshman at RG       

Can Chase Young get reps this year?      

#OhioState is juggernaut, smell the roses            

Is Damon Webb actually Batman?           

Who wins the returner job?       

Will we see the “Save us JT offense” this year? 

Swag bag, y’all  


-Outro Music-   

Artist: McCafferty           

Song:  Daddy Long Legs


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState    







Jul 31, 2017

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

S3E1 – In the Air


Football is in air, change is in the air

$10 (or more) = SLOOPCAST SWAG BAG

Another Hooker Brother coming to #OhioState

#B1G Media Day review and Fall Camp preview

Experience is the difference 2016 vs 17

Do Wilson & Day fix all of JTB’s struggles?

Can JTB surpass his freshman season?

Seven player battle for RG?  Who wins?

Is 2017 the year of the TE at #OhioState?

Is Denzel Ward the next great #OhioState CB?

Kendall Sheffield vs Damon Arnette for CB2

We project #OhioState’s top WRs,  1-5

Bigger year; Johnny Dixon or Terry McLaurin?

#NFLBuckeyes making moves and bank


-Outro Music-

Artist: Playing to Vapors

Song:  You Never Seem Sorry When You're Gone

Jul 24, 2017

132 - #FNL17 in Review


Just how good is Jeremy Ruckert?

Jackson Carman & Jalen Gill attend #FNL17

Is JTB’s wrist ok?  Spoiler: yes

Could #OhioState’s DLine class be an all-timer?

Can #OhioState take all these DLineman?

Current #OhioState commit maybe flipping?

Kyle lays the smack down on Jared

Can #OhioState land 2018’s #2 DT?

The common thread in #OhioState’s worst losses

FLIP WATCH: Emory Jones, but for real this time

No commitments at #FNL17.  Surprised?

THE Scarlet&Gray win THE region at THE Basketball Tournament

Someone sign Craft & Sully already


-Outro Music-

Artist: Linkin Park

Song: Numb


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jul 17, 2017

131– #OhioState Recruiting Special

#GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #BuckeyeNation


Jeremy Ruckert, newest #Buckeye?

Yes, we talk Basketball now

Has #OhioState ever had a player like Ruckert?

Friday Night Lights preview! #FNL17

Reminder: Mispronouncing names is a #SloopCast tradition

Will one or more players commit during #FNL17?

Two 2018 WRs we expect to join #OhioState

Is the clock running on Micah Parsons?

#FNL17: The 2019 QB to keep an eye on

Any decommitment concern around the committed 14 #Buckeyes?

We predict the next 10 #OhioState commits

Can #OhioState get two more top5 CBs in 2018?

#OhioState wants all of the DEs

Is it a big deal if Jackson Carman skips #FNL17?


Artist: The Floorwalkers

Song: For The Better

Jul 10, 2017

130 – Ohio State #1


Are there any actual Golden State fans?

Keeping an eye on, #1, Jackson Carman

Could #OhioState land 2018’s #1 TE?

#OhioState will retake #1 in recruiting rankings

How Urban makes FNL the #1 camp

BBall: #OhioState, #1 in B1G recruiting

Jared don’t know how BBall recruiting works

Let’s get naked

#OhioState, #1 at internet videos

#OhioState, #1 to play school and Football


Artist:  Friday Giants

Song: Catch Me If You Can

Album: Twenty Nothings


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState



Jul 3, 2017

Episode 129 – The Boys of Matta


#OhioState sends 8 to #TheOpening

Friendly 40 fingers

What’s with the Weber hate?

The bouncing fortunes of #OhioState BBall

Goodwin de-commits… any chance he recommits?

Does anyone… ever… recommit?

A pair of BBall #Buckeyes leave the team

The Boys of Matta

The nation’s best RB chooses…

Coach Coombs upgrades the business card

Zeke tops all RBs in #NFL100

Remember to vote for Kyle Snyder #ESPY

One last loss for #JoePa


Artist: Soul Monsters

Song:  Dead Set


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jun 26, 2017

Welcome to The Sloopcast Music special #1, exclusively featuring music The Buckeye State.


Track Listing:

The Black Keys -- Little Black Submarines
Forest & The Evergreens -- Lady
The Werks -- Into The Moss
MotherFolk -- Salt Lake City
Lydia Loveless -- Longer
John Patrick & The Outside Voices -- Terrible Feeling
Old Hundred -- Casey
The Afgan Whigs -- Turn on the Water
Cloud Nothings -- No Future / No Past
The Dopamines -- The King of Swilling Powers, Pt. I, II, III
Hells Fire Sinners -- Peel My Skin Away
Lo-Pan -- Bird of Prey
Starset -- Satellite
Brainiac -- Nothing Ever Changes
Correy Parks -- Road Less Traveled
Twenty One Pilots -- Car Radio

Jun 19, 2017

Episode 127 - Hope in Holtmann


The key thing Holtmann brings to #OhioState

Urban’s influence on the BBall staff

Holtmann dropping suspensions early

Could Kyle Young follow Holtmann from Butler?

Fair expectations for #OhioState BBall this year?

Can #OhioState BBall, at least, be fun this year?

Is Master Teague better than advertised?

What Teague’s commitment says about Zamir White?

4*, 2-way lineman Matthew Jones chooses #OhioState

#OhioState officially has #1 2018 class

How absurd could this #OhioState class be?

How valuable is Barkley to PSU?

NCAA needs to step in transfer block lists

Stoops gone; same old Oklahoma



Artist: The Dopamines

Song: Business Papers

Album: Tales of Interest


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Jun 12, 2017

Episode – 126 Matta Matters


We celebrate Matta

Why change was needed

How prestigious is the #OhioState job?

Matta’s legacy, in names & numbers

Matta’s best NBA’er?

Did waiting to move on cost #OhioState?

How Holtmann can succeed early

We talking recruiting, basketball, recruiting

How perception shaped Matta’s reality

Money, also, matters

Bob Stoops out… wait… what?

Stoops offers no reason, so we speculate


Artist: Cloud Nothings

Song: Modern Act

Album: Life Without Sound


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState



Jun 5, 2017

Episode 125 –How Many RTs?


#OhioState adds two 4* defenders

How Many DEs will #OhioState take in 2018?

Will Chatfield play DE at #OhioState?

A top 2018 safety makes his decision

Should #OhioState hold out hope for 2018’s top RB?

Will Emory Jones flip? No, and please stop asking

Early betting odds for #OhioState’s big games

Bigger threat in 2017, PSU or UM?

#OhioState LAX falls one game short

What the hell is happening in Cinci?

ESPN cuts to affect College GameDay?

More trouble for Sparty



Artist: The Afghan Whigs

Song: Demon In Profile

Album: In Spades


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

May 29, 2017

Episode 124 – Irreplaceable


No new news is a known-known

#OhioState lands Ohio’s best LB

#OhioState in exclusive recruiting company

Can #OhioState get another 4-Star LB commit?

3 #Buckeyes prospects set June announcements

We attempt to predict #OhioState’s next 10 commits

Can #OhioState seal up Ohio’s top5?

Why Cinci is primed to clean up Ohio recruiting

Buckeyes in primetime, but Fridays?

Who is #OhioState’s most irreplaceable player?

Who is the most irreplaceable #SilverBullet?

Will #OhioState finally use their TEs under Wilson?


Artist: Brainiac

Song: Vincent Come On Down

Album: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture, 1996


Pitchfork Article, “Why Brainiac Mattered…”:


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

May 15, 2017

Episode 123 – Rumor, Smoke & Fire


A pair of corners exit #OhioState

So #OhioState is at 85 now… right?

In the end, will Haubeil need to grayshirt?

Could #OhioState have room for Jonathan Giles?

More player departures coming?

Early signing period: Help or hurt players?

Does early signing actually hurt #OhioState?

Will #OhioState add two linebackers this month?

#OhioState Basketball… this is fine

2015 recruiting busts

Good thing that Matta doesn’t play his bench…



Artist: Hell’s Fire Sinners              

Song: No Tomorrow

Album:  Revelations, 2017



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

May 8, 2017

Episode 122 – Draft Results


Draft predictions; hits & misses

Offense-heavy top10 slides some #Buckeyes

Were the #Bears drunk?

Is Carolina a good fit for Samuel?

Do I trade or do I go now?

Did the Browns get their QB?

Let’s talk about Gareon Coney

Are Watt & Peppers actually 1st rd players?

Who is best the TE in the draft?

Bengals are the Bengals; draft Mixon

Will McMillan out perform his draft position?

Should I be impressed by UM’s 11 picks?

Is #OhioState DBU? (Spoiler: yes)

Is Georgia the new king of HS football?

Could #OhioState land 2018’s top DE

Is Emory Jones truly committed? (Spoiler: yes)

Who will be #OhioState’s next 2018 commit?

Neutral site game suck, don’t @ me



Artist: Correy Parks

Song: Rollin

Album: The Road Less Traveled



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState



May 1, 2017

Episode 121 – Depth Chart Predictions


Haskins vs Burrow… fight!

Is McCall really staying at RB… like for sure?

Starting WRs? …pick 2

Is Marcus Baugh a starter, week 1?

The Right Guard, still up for grabs

Prince is, rightfully, your Right Tackle

Luxury problems at defensive end

Can Landers or Jones be effective at NT?

Can Hilliard or Browning work into the LB rotation?

How many reps will the true fresh CBs get?

Will Fuller start at Safety for #OhioState this year?

Kicker battle? Kicker battle!

Which freshmen will have the biggest 2017 impact?


Artist: John Patrick & The Outside Voices

Song: Old Habits

Album: Hound Dogs



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Apr 24, 2017

Episode 120 – Draft Prev 2017


No news is good news

Is Leonard Fournette worthy of pick 2?

Is Mike Williams a top 5 talent?

Stop over-think, draft M.Hooker

Who picks Trubisky and when?

How many #Buckeyes go top10?

Where will/should Dalvin Cook be picked?

Eli, Brees & Big Ben getting old…

How many ‘Bama players will go Rd1?

Peppers to Pittsburgh?

How far will Mixon fall?

Curtis Samuel to the Raiders just feels right


Artist: Old Hundred

Song: Massachusetts

Album: Old Hundred; 2010



#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState


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