That particular penn state board is it's own circle of hell. Read some other threads on there to really grasp how delusional some of their fans is. It has to be embarrassing to most of their fanbase what goes on there.
Born in 81, so don't remember Earle, Remember those heartbreakers in the mid 90's with those absurdly talented teams, then Tress got me back on an even keel. I still get a little queasy during tun week, no matter how bad they are. Cooper years taught me that ugly wins are better than losses, which is coming in handy lately. I still think about those 95-98 teams and am pissed they didn't win a national championship. Have to be some of the most talented teams in the college ranks ever. I have yet to be as shell shocked over a loss as I was after '98 MSU.
If they don't at least go after Patterson hard, they are doing it wrong. I think Strong gets another year, unless they lose out or something equally ridiculous. Herman would be a great fit, but he would probably feel bad about leaving Houston after one year. Texas is one of those jobs worth burning bridges over though.
Sadly, agree. I love to see buckeyes play in state, but he's just missing too many. And very make-able ones too.
I live in columbus, and it's sad how few bengals fans there are. There are more Steelers fans. And browns fans outnumber us at least 50-1. I love watching Browns games with Browns fans though. They are just waiting for the other shoe to drop. You all live with the utter certainty of disaster in the near future, and embrace it pretty stoically.
As a Bengals fan, I know from bitter experience if they play at the same time, Browns are on 9 times out of 10. Even when the Browns are like 3-10 playing a team that's 4-9. and the Bengals are fighting for a playoff spot against another playoff team. I get it, we're outnumbered. I actually was looking forward to watching both today, so of course they didn't show the Browns. Probably something with the nfl tv contracts.
If there were a "September Heisman" in pro ball, Dalton would win it, lol. I'm totally drinking the kool-aid though. The d-line is unbelievable. If no major contributors get hurt, I think this is the year they win a playoff game, maybe more. Need Geno Atkins and A.J. green to stay healthy. Is there a better d tackle combo in the league than Peko and Atkins? The rest of the team is good enough Dalton can "Trent Dilfer" them to a playoff run.
I think the problem is that in the NFL, a win is a win basically. win by 1 or 50, to a terrible team or to a great team, they all count the same. There is a tendency among fans to move on quickly when teams win ugly, because a win is a win. It's not the same in college though. If you're undefeated, great, there is not going to be 4 undefeated teams. You are in the playoffs. It's when you lose a game that people start freaking out, because then you need to look at the resume. There will be what...maybe 5 1 loss teams, maybe 2 undefeated teams in any year? in our hypothetical, there are 2 undefeated teams guaranteed spots in the playoffs, assuming they're from power conferences. Let's not even talk about lesser conferences. So there are 2 spots for 5 teams, and all the stuff that doesn't matter in the NFL suddenly matters a great deal. who did you beat, how much did you beat them by? did you look good doing it? So when we don't look good, people freak out, because we might lose a game. And if we lose a game and look shitty in some other games, then we could get left out of the playoff. And there is that line between "I'm going to go voice my opinion on our subpar line play" and "ED WARINNER IS GARBAGE"! If you're getting that worked up over ugly wins, I question why you subject yourself to this too. If you can't enjoy a win at all, what's the point?
Better to ask forgiveness than permission.
I kind of feel like Joey bosa and Adolphus Washington are the reason that Diamont played. Their starter was standing, all taped up, everything. I think the coaches just knew it was not wise to put a hobbled qb back out on the field. If one of those guys gets a clean shot, they play for keeps. Maybe against an average d-line, they trot him out there, see what he can do. They put Jordan Howard back out there all gimpy.
Man, that is the truth. Beanie's stiff arm was borderline assault.
Right. It's way too early to freak out over polls. Most of this will work itself out.
I feel like Charlie Strong is a good coach who will win if he gets a roster of his guys, I just don't know if he's gonna make it that far. That's one of the things Urban is a master at, getting guys to buy in and working with the talent on hand. And they HAVE to be seeing what's going on down at Houston too, right?
Zeke has a serious knack for the big play. At this point, other teams have to consider keeping a safety pretty deep don't they? And I would put healthy Beanie on that list. He really was the total package when healthy. Just couldn't keep from getting those little sprains and stuff. Heard him talking on the radio the other day about his favorite weather to play in. He said cold and rainy, cause he knew he would get the ball. They asked whether it hurt more to get hit in the cold, and he basically said "no, I did most of the hitting anyway" That's what I like to hear from a running back.
I was wondering about that brax call too. Seemed like he hit him above the waist, how's that a chop block. He just smooshed into the side of him. Is it because brax was sort of almost coming back to the defender?
You're not wrong. Definitely an argument to be made for TCU being ahead of us. I just keep thinking how these basketball on grass teams tend to not look so hot when they face a really tough defense paired with an offense that can hold the ball. It happens to Oregon every time it seems. But I don't know if they'll play one of those all year, and our offense is certainly not shootout equipped right now. TCU looked fairly average for that Minnesota game too, whatever that's worth.
Every year. If Mark Richt coached at OSU, he would have been canned like 5 years ago. Every year, they are so hyped, then every year they lose a game early and are out of the national conversation.
You could say we don't look like a #1 team, but nobody does. MSU was taken to the wire by Purdue, Ole Miss lost, Baylor scored a ton of points, but gave up 35. Alabama would definitely be #1 if they hadn't lost a game, but they did. They look the best to me right now. TCU housed a Texas team with it's own player retweeting transfer stuff at halftime. Just think, our fans get upset if Zeke tweets on a random Tuesday. What would the meltdown be like if anyone was tweeting during a game? That Texas team is off the rails right now. If someone wanted to say TCU was #1 right now, I would believe that I guess though. LSU would be terrible if not for Leonard Fournette. If he can run for 250 and 3 scores every week, they might just win it all. But they're not gonna play Eastern Michigan every week either. The difference between OSU and those teams is if we do put it all together, only Alabama is even close talent level wise across the board. But if we don't do that, we will drop one of these games coming up, and it won't matter.
Yep. I guarantee there is nobody who hates losing more than Urban. He's not gonna make a decision based on what might work out 2 years from now. He wants to win right this very second.
Yeah, I've been around the web. Nice to know what real people have sitting on their shelves though, right? keep my eye out for those, thanks.
I'll have to give those a shot too. got a recommendation for a not-islay scotch? looking to branch out a bit, sometimes you don't want the peat kick in the ass, you know? I've had Macallan 12, liked that pretty well, not all that much else.
I'll have to put it on the list for the near future.
I have had it, it is pretty goddamn good. bit pricey though (the 16). enough to think twice for me. Laphroaig is my go to, Someone recommended ardbeg, giving it a go. Not as good, to me. But getting the job done.
Ardbeg 10 year keeping it classy for the rest of you hooligans:) how is the russell's reserve? I honestly almost picked that up when I went to the liquor store yesterday.
that's pretty much what has happened. The live chats just get left to the trolls and chicken littles. and, apparently now, bigots. I'm not sure it's a great idea though. I feel like there have probably been a few thoughtful people who would be great forum members who wander in there and think "if this is how this site is, I want nothing to do with it". I know if an open thread was my intro into 11w, I would probably not have given it a second chance. Huge turnoff. One of the things that makes these forums better than most other sites is that some civil discourse can happen, and the forum threads can be friendly banter too. That's not usually the case in the open threads, and it kinda disappoints me it seems most people have just thrown in the towel on them being anything other than bitchfests and troll caves.