PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I missed this last night. Can someone elaborate?
Never mind, just read the Skull Session. I really want to like Herbie, but he almost makes it impossible sometimes.
Seems like he goes too far out of his way to NOT be a buckeye homer.
Embrace Buckeye Nation Herbie. You wouldn't be where you are without them.
that is awesome, haha
Herbstreit is such a snob.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
I went from really liking Herbie to the point where I can't stand listening to his opinions. He does a decent job when analyzing games he's calling BUT in opinion pieces he's overbearing. He really has gotten to the point where he's so overly sure of himself and his opinion. I think he really believes his takes are better/ more important than everyone else's... "why are we even talking about this"? Well Herbie, because there are other people.
Spot on man.
Herbie should embrace his inner Lou Holtz and become the biggest Buckeye homer on tv. Couldn't hurt our rankings or recruiting to have someone lobbying for us on TV every Saturday*.
*As long as it is more coherent than Dr. Lou of course.
I dunno, is it really fair for us to want that when we consistently decry Desmond Howard for his lack of objectivity? I'm not a Herbie apologist (the slight during the Sugar Bowl was all time), but I'm glad that he's not an outright Ohio State backer. Granted, I really wish he would have been a voice of (relative) reason during the Tatgate Witchunt--instead of picking up a pitchfork, he could have tried to put it more in perspective--but I don't think that he's inherently a troll or anything. He's probably the most intelligent guy analyzing college football on ESPN (though "making plays in space" is really goddamn old).
Besides, doesn't Herbie have a little bit of a point here? Does anyone really think that NIU is a better BCS choice than Oklahoma? I understand the love for MAC-tion, I really do; and you cannot discount the year that teams like NIU and Kent State have had, but you play either of those teams against a handful of other BCS-at-large-calibre teams on a neutral site, and you'll see a +7 line for them, at best.
You are right Hodge, but there are ways of saying just that and not coming across as a total and complete doucher. Herbie comes across as a football snob and his comments weren't very polite. Especially on the BCS show when the teams are announced.
I don't know Hodge. I saw a lot of hypocrisy from the ESPN staff Sunday night in their response to the NIU selection. Does anyone remember all the belly-aching from ESPiN analysts during the years when they felt Boise, Utah, Hawaii, or TCU weren't being given a fair shot in access to the BCS bowls. If you compare the situations, those schools in the WAC and Mountain West weren't fundamentally different than NIU or Kent State in the MAC. Yes, NIU lost to Iowa and Kent lost to Kentucky but does anyone remember that BGSU took Florida to the wire in the second week. Or that same week that Ohio beat Penn State. Does anyone remember that Western Michigan beat UConn or that Kent beat our new conference mate, Rutgers.
The only difference that I see is that now a MIDWESTERN school has busted the BCS and none of these blow-hards (David Pollack - LB, Georgia; Jessie Palmer - QB, Florida; and Kirk Herbstreit - QB, Big Ten turncoat) want to give any credit to the midwest for its football acumen. Big Ten or MAC, it makes no difference. Midwestern football is less in their eyes.
Somehow Hawaii deserved a shot but not NIU. Bullshit. The people at ESPiN created this BSC-buster fairy tale. Now they need to STFU and deal with their creation.
Go Huskies! I hope you beat the shit out of the Seminoles.
I missed the point on "do you even lift?". Is that something he said, or a reference to something he's said in the past, or a modern pop culture saying. Just askin'.
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