Just out of curiosity, did the guy provide any reasons or analysis to support his opinion, or was "Alabama will absolutely blow the doors off of Ohio State" the entire substance of his argument?
I'd be more troubled by our rushing numbers if this number (26/76) wasn't the most recent one. What matters is how the defense is playing now, and I think they are playing their best football of the last two years.
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What's that? You want to see a Brazilian teenage cellist cover The National? Ok, here it is:
ND doesn't have to win championships to be appealing to Midwestern kids who have grown up attending catholic schools. For many of them it is simply the next logical step. They believe the whole "40 year plan" bit. They believe that ND is a better school than OSU, and as long as they field a team that appears to have a chance at being competitive, they will be a hard team to beat for catholic school kids.Kelly is no soothsayer; he's just selling a product whose commercials these kids have been watching for 12 years.
Thing is that your aunt actually can get a peter. Wisconsin winning that B1G Championship game? No technology in the world is making that ever happen, not even Star Trek stuff.
Just for the sake of clarity, the Buckeyes are the kid with the stick. Alabama is the thing getting rolled. 41-14 takes on a whole new meaning in Buckeye lore. Spread 'em out Urban! Spread 'em out!
Must. Not. Post. Jiggly pics.
I put Folsom on my list, but that's largely because I've always had both records on the same disc. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say San Quentin is better than Folsom, but it's every bit as good, and I agree that Cash sounds genuinely pissed off when he he says "San Quentin, I hate every inch of you." Also, Wreck of the Old '97 is one of my favorite Cash songs which is on the San Quentin recording.
All those guys were on Alabama when they put up 17 against Ole Miss, 14 against Arkansas, and 13 against LSU in regulation. I get that their offense has gotten better, but putting up 48 against Western Carolina and 42 against Mizzou doesn't make you a juggernaut. Buckeye D will have its hands full, but it's far from an impossible task.
Sonic Youth crushing it on the old David Sanborn show:
My own personal rule for these games is no Dylan, no Beatles, and only one album per band, so . . .
The Clash - London Calling
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico (the banana album)
Ramones - Ramones
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold US Back
Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
REM - Murmur
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
LCD Sound System - Sound of Silver
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Yo La Tengo - Electro-Pura
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Well, I guess that's more than 10, but it's the best I can do.
He is going to get murdered behind that offensive line which would also hurt his draft stock.
Have to go over to BlackShoeDiaries and see how the B1G forced him out.
That place is nuts. At least at MGO people seem to have a mordant sense of humor when things go bad for the team, but BSD is strictly tin hat country.
The only thing I disagree with is your use of phrases like "by far" and "by a wide margin." The obvious comparison is MSU, and yes Alabama is better. Cooper is better than Lippet, and maybe in this one case even by a wide margin, but I'd say the margin between the OL and RBs is much narrower, though possibly in Alabama's favor, and I'd say Connor Cook is a better quarterback than Blake Sims. They're solid and balanced and do many things well, but they're not particularly dynamic or difficult to prepare for. It's also worth noting that the offense has struggled away from home, scoring 17 at Ole Miss, 14 at Arkansas, and only 13 in regulation against LSU. In fact, they only scored 25 at home in their win against MSU Dixie. Not exactly an unstoppable juggernaut. Bama finished strong scoring 48, 55, and 42 in its last three games, but that first win was against W. Carolina, the second against an Auburn team that promptly fired its defensive coordinator, and the last one against a Mizzou team that gave up the same amount of points to Florida. They're good, but the best offense the Buckeye D has faced this season is the one they line up across in practice every day.
That's pretty much my brother-in-law, and I think it's hilarious. Dude's a fan. He's proud of his team and he's jacked for the game. Good, he should be. I don't need people to be polite. I'd rather know what they're thinking, and I know what this guy's thinking. It's up to our Buckeyes to go change his mind.
Silver Bullet did a little /s thing at the end of his post. I believe that was to indicate "end sarcasm."
The thing that concerns me is the change in tone from the staff during the year. At the beginning of the season Schutt was being praised as a sort of 1B option behind Michael Bennett, but as the season went on, he wasn't getting the minutes of a 1B, and we kept hearing about the lack of game-ready back ups at DT. Since I expect every Urban Meyer recruit to win multiple all-american awards, I'm probably not the best judge of whether or not a player has been disappointing, but the staff also seems a little disappointed in the overall development of DTs on the team, and that's a little worrying.
Michael Bennett is a borderline first round pick right now with a great chance to play his way in. If he treats the Alabama OL the way he did Wiscy's he'll be making that first round money.
That's Oregon's best player on D. Tough blow for the team, real tough break for Ifo.
The last time Sparty played at the Shoe Luke Fickell was head coach, Urban Meyer worked at ESPN, and we had a walrus calling plays for the offense. '15 will be a different story. Sparty will still be a tough out, but they'll be weaker next year, and the Buckeyes will be better. Not sure what business Connor Cook hopes to finish, but if he plans on beating the Buckeyes . . . nope, that ain't happening.
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