Aside from last year's miracle run (the Burke shot against Kansas, etc.), what in Beilein's record makes anyone think he is a championship coach?
I have no idea what the facts are in this case. But, in all seriousness, the level of self-policing for TOSU and the B1G as compared to other schools/conferences (e.g. LSU/SEC) really does result in an unlevel playing field. Throw in oversigning as well. It's akin to baseball with the haves and have-nots, with the have-nots occasionally getting a day in the sun but in the long run the odds are stacked.
"Hmmm... yeah I can't really get myself interested in these games beyond watching ironically and making dumb jokes on Twitter."
Nice work DJ, couldn't have said it any better.
The Minnesota/Syracuse fumble/non-fumble was the worst call I can recall. I get that the Head Linesman didn't see it and totally blew the call. But, what, he's alone out there? How about a little teamwork among the officials?
As to rooting for TTUN, the way I see it, the B1G now will have 14 teams. That leaves plenty of room for other teams to build conference strength of schedule, and I will be rooting for that (however unlikely it appears now). TTUN can, simply put, go to hell.
Disney is developing a Wu-Tang Clan biopic? Count me in.
Bruce Hooley has never done or said anything that is meritorious of any Ohio State fan's attention.
Ramzy, BTW, forgot to add to my post above, following your tweets has become a required part of my college football experience. You are The King of Twitter!
Ramzy, you make a powerful point that I hadn't considered until I read your column - this really is a likeable team. Yes, I would probably root for the Manson Family if they wore the S&G, but it is really easy to like this set of coaches and players.
As to the rest, really, it comes down to what is ultimately the point of playing the games. I continue to believe the point is winning, in whatever form that may take. If I wanted to watch a game where beauty, style or aesthetics were integral to the outcome, I'd watch figure skating. If Jim Furyk shoots 59, no one cares that his golf swing makes it look like he is weed-wacking the lawn. TOSU has done a lot of winning, and that works for me.
Exactly what we're doing - staying downtown and taking the purple line to Evanston. Great poster!
Kenny G rocks, no question. But it seems to me some fans are getting carried away and are viewing Kenny and Braxton as equivalent. I don't know what the ceiling is with Kenny at the helm full time, but it feels like something less than 14-0. IMHO, to have any chance at the MNC, Braxton has to be the QB at least most of the time.
You had me at "booger sugar". Now I need to clean up my laptop from the coffee spit-take.
It's fairly straight forward - TOSU is a very good, but not MNC-level, team without BMiller. He cannot continue to be carried off the field and this team stay undefeated.
That said - Bring the #Juice!