Yeah, the bowl ban does really suck

gordon38's picture
December 31, 2012 at 9:32a

I thought I'd be ok with the lack of the Buckeyes playing post-season.  I'd mentally prepared for it all season.  Figured, what the heck - there are plenty of other games to watch - I'll be ok.  I'm not.  Every time I watch one of these sucky teams play (i.e.., VT game on Fri. night), I'm reminded of how much better our Buckeyes would be than 90% of the teams playing post season.  So I want to thank the following individuals for making my post-season game watching truly miserable:  1) Gene Smith.  Idiot.  No precedence.  Are you some sort of nitwit!?  Sending us to a no-nothing bowl like the Gator Bowl for what??  Ratings??  Money??  Idiot. 2) Gordon Gee.  Permitting Smith to make an idiotic call by not self-imposing for a bowl ban last year.  I may switch Gee to #1 since he's the head honcho. 3) Tressel.  You lied.  You lied repeatedly. But I'm going to let you off easier than the other 2 because had it not been for your less-than-honorable moves, we'd still be stuck with your painfully boring offense and we would not be in the Urban-era.  Ok.  I don't feel totally better, but I needed to get that off my chest.  Happy New Year Buckeye Nation!!  Go Bucks!!

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"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

LouGroza's picture

Wow. That dead horse is takin' a beatin'.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I won't downvote you, but this is old.

The bowl ban does suck, but at least I can relax this season. My ulcers should be healed just in time for the 2013 season.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

gordon38's picture

I appreciate the lack of a downvote.  I know it's old.  I needed some football therapy this a.m. and 11W is the perfect spot for it.  Thank you for letting me re-hash the obvious.

Poison nuts's picture

@Buckeyesvsworld -Right?! It was a magical season & all, but I'm pretty sure there are scars on my heart & I will live about 3 years less because of it...

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Yeah. I thought this was suppose to have ended after Urban got here.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

BME_Buckeye's picture


Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


jestertcf's picture

The recruits we bring in all the way to NSD will make this all better.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Devin1024's picture

There are lots of DVDs out there you can watch of the Buckeyes in Bowl games. And depending on the one you get, I bet the Bucks will win. I would recommend the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. Oh and stay away from that one game we played against Florida, you may be disappointed. 

gordon38's picture

ha ha ha ha ha... thanks.  I did watch the marathon on BTN last week of our season and that soothed my soul slightly. 

Devin1024's picture

Always trying to help!

Buckeye06's picture

No one knows anything about what went on behind closed doors
1.  What if we had taken a bowl ban last year and the NCAA stuck us with one this year?  We lose $ for the conference and the seniors who weren't involved in crap get screwed out of a bowl game, and the guys who can't play this year get screwed out of TWO bowl games
2.  Who knows if OSU goes undefeated with the extra pressure.  This team was kind of playing with house money, where they had all the motivation to prove people wrong but didn't have to win at the end of the day
3.  Can't do anything about it now

gordon38's picture

All good points.  Thanks.

SPreston2001's picture

Im not even upset about it anymore. Kinda gives us a reason to go out with a chip on our shoulders next year. Tho it would have been nice to be playing Notre Dame in the NC...