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Comment 21 Oct 2014

Of all the ESPN voters in the ESPN power rankings, Pollack ranks tOSU lowest at 18.  That's a couple spots lower than the next harshest critic, Desmond Howard.  Pollack is an SEC hack and Desmond is just not very bright.  

Comment 19 Oct 2014

Lets hope the Committee looks at quality of wins based on whole year, not the temporary ramkings which are way off this year. A&M vaulted into top 10 by beating SoCar (now 3-loss and unranked), Miss St leapfrogged into top 5 by beating A&M (now 3-loss and unranked) and Bama leapfrogged after beating A&M at home. Ohio State's win over Rutgers may be the same or better quality win than Bama over A&M but tOSU still gets leapfrogged. The SEC teams were improperly credited with big wins that were not truly big wins and those the SEC West will not be discredited enough if beaten another SEC West team. There is a sel-fulfilling prophecy effect. 

Comment 28 Sep 2014

Your signature line should be "Have a Hoke and a Smile" rather than "Coke and a Smile"!

Aside from his disgusting treatment of his player with a cuncussion, Hoke does make me smile. I would not mind seeing him stay until Ohio State evens the series to make up for TSUN's inflated record with wins against Ann Arbor High School.

Comment 24 Mar 2014

Yeah, the dude is definitely odd, but it may too soon for jokes about coaches behaving inappropriately in the locker room.

Crean is the brother-in-law of M*chigan Man Jim Harbaugh. Two of the strangest coaching personlities out there. The holiday dinners must be bizarre.  Yet, I might pay $10 to watch that movie!

Comment 17 Feb 2014

QBs need to announce earlier.

Comment 15 Jan 2014


who is the primary recruiter for 2015 DT Tim Settle? Will Johnson have an impact from already having a relationship with Settle (or his coach) or being an appealing position coach?

also, did Johnson recruit other positions in his geographic area? Could he get 2014 OT Damien Prince to flip, since he is said to "own" the Maryland/DC market?

Comment 01 Jan 2014

Nikki (the BS Diaries author) sounds like the tsun fans who are living in the past.  Personally, I think it is the author who doesn't get it.  

She says BOB should have been the figure head of the University, not just the football coach.  She has this unrealistic expectation for a newly minted coach because the former coach came into that role over the course of several decades.  Worse, the former coach was exposed for being too controlling and covering up NCAA violations (to deal with them himself, because he knew better than the governing body and to protect the PSU image) and covering up and enabling a terrible criminal. If PSU is to right the ship, then PSU should not want the next coach to be a figure head for the university--they should want BOB. 

BOB is the one who actually does "get it." They will miss him him terribly, starting on NSD.

Comment 29 Dec 2013

Stanford has about 14,000 students per year; about half undergrad and half grad students. Since 11% undergrad and 43% grad students (1/4 of total) are from other countries, it is likely they do not even understand American football, let alone care about it. MSU has been averaging more than 45,000 students, and 3/4 are from the mitten state. Simply put, MSU has a much bigger alumni base.  Add families of students/alumni, and local sports fans, and the Sparty fan base gets even larger than the Cardinal fan base.  I suspect the family of a brilliant engineering grad student from some "-stan" country does not care about the Rose Bowl or "Junior" enjoying campus life, or supporting "Junior's" school...they just want Junior to create the next Google.

So, "Opulence, [they] has it!"

Comment 21 Dec 2013

So that Florida '10 class was among the best of all time and Gator fans and Will Misschamp still claimed Urban left the cupboard bare?! Somehow, empirical evidence seems to be lost on SEC fans--whether it's recruiting data or Strength of Schedule data, or even scores of games played.

Comment 19 Dec 2013

Yes, but tsun's past is so glorious! They count wins against ann arbor high school and downtown athletic clubs when they quote their total wins! 

Comment 18 Dec 2013

I expected this one to be in the top 2. Its a classic that has been replayed more than any with the possible exception of the Hall Salute.

Comment 01 Dec 2013

Of the 60 AP voters, 2 voted Auburn #1 and 11 voted Auburn #2.  It is no coincidence that these 13 voters are the only ones who voted Ohio State lower than #2.  The worst offender? Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press, of course.  He pushed Ohio State down to #8, the lowest of any voter.  Most of the others are regular OSU haters, as proven by always being an outlier when ranking OSU. 

Joe Giglio  (Raleigh, NC) OSU 4, Auburn 1
Scott Wolfe (Los Angeles, CA) OSU 3, Auburn 1
Donovan Campbell (Miami, FL) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Drew Sharp (Detroit, MI) OSU 8, Auburn 2
Garry Smits (Jacksonville, FL) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Hugh Kellenberger (Jackson, MS) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Jon Wilner (San Jose, CA) OSU 5, Auburn 2
Mike Barber (Richmond, VA) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Mitch Vingle (Charleston, WV) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Pete DiPrimio (Fort Wayne, IN) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Ryan Brown (Birmingham, AL) OSU 3, Auburn 2
Tom Murphy (Little Rock, AR) OSU 4, Auburn 2


Comment 22 Nov 2013

BCS rewarded teams for their work all year long.  A Playoff rewards a team for their work the last few games.  I will miss the every-game-counts attribute of the BCS. I will also miss the more transparent ranking system of humans being tempered by computers. It is far from perfect but i dont see how 12 Angry Men and Condaleeza making decisions behind closed doors is more transparent.  

I recall USC fans claiming they were the best team at the end of the season and that's all that should count so they should get in the title game despite an early season loss.  My response was, well, then don't lose any game and maintain the hard work and focus throughout the entire season. I will miss that.  But I am ready for something different--a playoff.