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Comment 04 Apr 2014

The revenue directly from going to bowl games is an obvious effect. But all I could find about revenue from the 2011 season is here. It says there was a 5% loss, but I'm not sure what all that includes. 5% is noticeable, but that's still probably in the upper echelon of college football programs. 

Comment 28 Mar 2014
Those bUCkeye state shirts came out that long ago? My girlfriend goes to UC and bought me one like last year. Does that mean they are still making them or did they grossly overestimate their popularity? Also- I know this wasn't their intention, but I totally interpreted it as something like "UC is a part of the Buckeye State"
Comment 14 Feb 2014
So, when does the UC-PSU rivalry over who wants to be Ohio State's rival more start?
Comment 22 Jan 2014

That article is terrific. Thanks for sharing.

Comment 22 Jan 2014

To me, trash talk is on the field/court/whatever playing surface. It gets inside your opponent's head, rattles them, makes you feel confident, whatever. That's fine. It's usually funny. I don't see how yelling at a reporter and camera is trash talking. An expression of emotion, sure. But I don't think he was emotional about the game. He didn't seem happy, he seemed pissed off. He admitted it in his SI article that he was upset about something, but people are still trying to say stuff like "Oh, he's so smart he uses trash talk to manipulate the opponent, he's just creating a character."

Call it what it is, an emotional outburst about something other than the game. Applaud that, treat it with disdain, whatever.

Comment 14 Dec 2013

That might be what the hype was from, but its not what it should have been. Dude is a freak. He had 8 sacks and 12 tfl as a freshman, followed it up with 13 and 23.5. Reportedly runs a 4.5 40. He's for real. 

Comment 03 Dec 2013
Looks like he deleted some. I remember a couple tweets talking about Chase Farris ribbing him for being a chicken, threatening to go hit on her himself. Good stuff in all. The wonderful world of Twitter.
Comment 18 Nov 2013

Also let's add a couple of Braxton interceptions because he isn't a good passer. 

Comment 13 Nov 2013

I love how the caller bashes Urban for running up the score and beating Morgan State 89-0...

Finebaum looks up where Morgan State is but doesn't correct the caller with the wrong sport and the wrong score in that sport. 

Comment 04 Nov 2013

Injury nomenclature is so weird. I sprain actually is a tear. What people normally think of as a "tear" is a complete rupture, or a Grade III sprain, where the ligament is completely in 2 pieces. 

But that's beside the point. Glad Decker's injury isn't too serious!

/steps off overzealous pre-med soapbox