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Bluke221 12th Warrior


Member since 13 February 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The entire 2002 football season which I got to enjoy as a sophomore on campus.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Carlos Hyde
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dyshawn Pierre
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Dec 2016

I hesitate to say the system needs changed because I can't really see a viable alternative that will be both fair and make the powers that be the same money they're making now. Honestly the best solution would be to backtrack to the previous conference format...ie small conference, no championship game, total round robin. Committee then picks best four teams in country. That's not going to happen though.

It's silly to put so much emphasis on conference championships when who plays in them is only determined from 3/4ths of the season. Like others have mentioned, it would have been better for OSU to lose to Rutgers/Maryland etc than Penn State even though those are far worse losses. And while Penn State did it 'on the field', their body of work in conference play (let alone entire season) is not equivalent to ours (no wisky, no braska, no n'western, no back to back road night games with team coming off of bye).

Another factor that won't matter but is interesting is the value of playing in a conference championship game against a team you already beat, on their field. Not really gonna get a ton more credit than that and you have everything to lose.

These are just a couple things that don't make sense due to the nature of two uneven divisions and a championship game format.

Like I said earlier thought...not sure what the alternative is.

Comment 13 Nov 2016

I think an important factor in all of this is Wisc being the representative from the west, which looks like its going to be the case (might already be set, too lazy to check atm).I think the committee looks at OSU and says 'they missed out on division representative from tie-breaker' and 'they already beat the team they'd be playing in title game at their place'. Which imo means missing out of the conference championship game isn't going to be as harmful as it normally would. Throw in what would be 4 wins over top 15 teams (if it plays out like it should), the perception that, talent wise, OSU is one of the only teams comparable to Bama, and the always important OSU brand and alumni base and I think you have a lot of factors working in our favor.

​Additionally, I agree with a lot of others on here that its put up or shut up time for the committee. If you are truly trying to get the four best teams in then OSU's situation is about to provide you with the perfect opportunity to embrace that. If you they do leave 11-1 osu with 4 really good wins out because they lost a tie breaker in their division then just come out and say you have to win your conference title to make it to the playoffs.

Comment 27 Oct 2016

For me top 3 IPA's / Pale Ales
1) Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium (this is the nectar of the Gods)
2) Lunch - Maine Beer Company
3) PseudoSue - Toppling Goliath

Top 3 Non IPA's
1) Black Maple - Jackie O's
2) KBS - Founders
3) Vanilla and Coffee Bean Dark Apparition - Jackie O's

We have a seriously awesome gem of a brewery pumping out amazing beer in southeast ohio.

Comment 27 Oct 2016

I don't want to be 'that guy' but for me ZD is not the same as it used to be. Its lost some of its big citrus crispness and is more malty (in line with Alpha King). Its still a damned good beer though. And I fully admit the last couple of Dusts i've had may have just been  less than stellar batches or my tastes may have changed.

Heady Topper is freaking amazing and is worth the effort if you like citrusy IPA's/Pale Ales. Its like drinking candy.

Comment 21 Sep 2016

Was in the hospital recently and the other guy in my room got pissed at the nurses one day and started yelling at them. They told him they would call security because he was being combative. After they left the room he repeated "Tell me i'm being combatant. I'll show them combatant!" I laughed

Comment 21 Aug 2016

I'm interested, but only for a small entry fee (10-20). I also have 3 drafts coming up in other leagues so if the draft time doesn't work out then I would probably have to respectfully drop out.

Comment 05 Aug 2016

Im interested. I've been playing fantasy sports for damn near 20 years and have yet to do a dynasty so I'm very interested to check it out.

Comment 12 May 2016

Everything in my post was made up. I was trying to channel my inner Onion, Guess I did it too well lol.

Comment 12 May 2016

Excerpt from a Mike Bianchi article in the paper...

Rumors swirling out of Gainesville that a 2017 Florida recruit, Bruce Judson will be opening his recruitment back up. Speculation that Judson is interested in two schools, Alabama and Pitt. Trouble arose last week when Florida coaches were unable to remember the details of a family vacation Judson took when he was ten years old. A vacation he has long considered the best of his life.

"Its tough man you know. That was the trip of a lifetime and when something that important to you is apparently not important to people at Florida, it hurts."  Judson was quoted as saying to the Orlando Sentinel.

This is now the second incident with forgetfulness that Judson has been involved in. It has been reported that he soured on Ohio State when Head Coach Satan Meyer foolishly forgot his name.

As for his current targets, both Bama and Pitt may just offer what Judson considers important from a school. Bama head coach Nick Saban reportedly made a phone call to Judson at his home to remind him that an elephant never forgets. As for Pitt, it seems Judson is impressed by former Pitt offensive lineman Mark May's inability to forget a crushing defeat he suffered at the hands of the Buckeyes back in the 80's.

"When I see May on TV" Judson said, "I'm impressed by his ability to hold onto the memory of that loss. You can see it in how he carries himself on TV. If Pitt players can have that kind of memory, then it might be the place for me."

Only time will tell where Judson ultimately ends up but this is one recruitment we're sure to not forget....anytime soon.

 

Comment 23 Feb 2016

Insufferable. Only announcer that has ever caused me to deliberately not watch a game. I don't know how anybody can stand working with him.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

I see it now! Reading comprehension failure on my part.

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Im not the most fluent twitterer, but im not sure what, about his twitter, is giving you concern. Looks like all the of most recent stuff was on him signing his letter.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

Agree with this wholeheartedly. Equally as annoying to have to sift through irrelevant posts calling out multiple threads as it is to sift through multiple threads.

Comment 19 Jan 2016

Shamelessly commenting to receive completely unwarranted internet kudos.

Well done yesterday to all of the folks here at 11W.