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Comment 35 minutes ago

The class of '16 is the first group of prospects to grow up completely within the BCS era, give or take an exception or two. During that period Michigan has been a mediocrity, having had a level of success comparable to Illinois or Northwestern. The table below compares the results of OSU and Michigan in that era:

  OSU Michigan
B1G Championships 9 2
BCS/CFP Wins 7 1
National Championships 2 0
Head-to-Head Wins 13 4

Michigan still has the tradition and facilities to rebound, but they've run out of snot-nosed kids who grew up in Ohio wearing Michigan jerseys, and rebounding will be a lot harder without them.

Comment 23 hours ago

Going a different route with this pick and choosing an obscure performance of one of the all-time standards of Delta Blues, the original Bad Man Ballad, Stagger Lee.

Comment 03 Mar 2015

An obscure song from an obscure show. I heard this on David Sanborn's old Night Music show when I was still in high school. One performance, that's all I heard, but I never forgot her voice, and then one day last year something made me look it up on the Youtube. A true love it or hate it song. I love it.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

As I mentioned in the other thread, I never bought into the "MMan is alright" bs. He always struck me as the kind of person who aspires to be an arrogant prick, and Ramzy certainly has the right to banish him. Nevertheless, I enjoyed his unique ability to perfectly embody all the loathsome characteristics of the "Michigan Man" and will miss him accordingly.

Comment 28 Feb 2015

1) Which five guys that have yet to commit are you most certain will be Buckeyes come February 2016?

2) Which five guys that people are very confident about now are likely to be bigger battles that we might like?

3) Can you please name every single player that will sign up with the 2016  Buckeye class and name the day they will be committing?

Comment 28 Feb 2015

First, I am happy to see that the proposal of the OP has been resoundingly pummeled. M-Man is a pretentious, self-satisfied windbag who isn't nearly as clever as he believes himself to be. In other words, he is a perfect representative of our rival and, as such, a welcome reminder on this board of why I find UM so loathsome. Keep on douching MMan. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

Since this is a Buckeye board, I'll say watching the game at home with friends.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

I would usually agree with this part,

I still use the old criteria to determine success. Winning the B1G is a good year. Winning the Rose Bowl is a great year.

if not for the fact that we're returning 16 starters from an undisputed championship team, seven of whom are among the top 50 players in the country according to Sporting News. In other words, we are loaded with talent, and Urban Meyer is still the coach.

Everything else is out of your control and should not be worried about too much.

This part would be true if not for the fact that the Buckeyes will almost certainly start the season ranked number one, and will absolutely be ranked in the top four. So, in fact, things are very much within the Buckeyes' control. Win the games on a rather weak schedule and go to the CFP.

Comment 27 Feb 2015

Saw it white and gold, now it's blue and black. Although the "real" dress is blue and black, that is not really the point. Slate did an interesting bit on it today. It ain't short:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/02/what_color_is_this_dress_a_scientist_explains_visual_ambiguity_and_color.html

Comment 27 Feb 2015

Franklin reminds me of the kind of guy who kills it at the interview, gets on the job and spends all his time schmoozing his bosses hoping to get promoted before people figure out he doesn't actually know what he's doing.

Comment 26 Feb 2015

There are more than 120 Division 1 teams, each with about 85 scholarship players which shakes out to well over 10,000 scholarship football players. Even if we were only to consider the top 25 teams that's still over 2000 scholarship players. From that number, SN has chosen their top 50, and of that top 50, seven are from Ohio State, and still people complain that there aren't enough Buckeyes on the list.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

If I knew what Urban's big board looked like I could make a pretty good guess what this class will look like, because I have a feeling Urban's going to be signing a lot of 1a and 1b players next February.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Hey man, I'm married to a woman who got her BA, MA, and PhD from UF. First year we were married we had a bunch of people over to watch the debacle that shall remain unnamed. Amazingly, she never tortured me with it, but I'd get it from some of her friends from time to time. Since Urban changed jobs there has been very little trash talk from the UF people I know, and I'm usually the one taking passive aggressive digs. saying things like I thought Muschamp would be a pretty good coach. Who knew? Or McElwain did a pretty good job at Colorado State. He'll probably turn the program around in just a few years.