I'm not trying to start that sort of debate either. I was just merely pointing out that the kid's hardwork is what put him in position he was in before, shit luck has him where he is now, and his same hardwork he had before will get him back. I just think that's what an inspirational tweet from a coach should be centered around.
Ha ha ha, so wait, thank you for waking the Saban Kraken (and taking away your hope for a title). Uuuummmmmmm ok dude you're welcome
I can understand a kid wanting to try and make sense of a situation like this, but a coach tweeting out that this is part of God's plan drives me crazy. Everything doesn't happen for a reason and divine intervention doesn't have anything to do with bad luck. This kid got hurt and it sucks for him. Horrible luck, but unfortunately shit happens. When he gets back on the field it'll be because of the very hard work HE puts in and the dedication HE has. Trust in yourself and listen to your doctors Noah, I'll be rooting for you!
What's going to probably happen is Michigan loses, Minnesota and Wisconsin get shit stomped and MSU maybe wins or maybe has a heartbreaker and we hear how horrible the B1G is going to be again this year. Let's face it, the B1G does a pretty good job validating the "experts" opinions a lot of the time. Last year was a fair bowl season, but the out of conference slate and the bowl slate in recent years hasn't been a lot to get excited about.
People said TCU should get in after the Wisconsin game. I'm not saying Ohio State would have been in if Cardale played like shit and the offense sputtered all game but we won 10 -0. I'm saying it didn't take a 59 point beat down to get us there. At the end of the day TCU got a TON of hype because people love the underdog in conversation. No one likes the underdog in the actual games though. Just like in basketball, a Cinderella is awesome on the first weekend, but no one paying the bills want to see a final four Florida Gulf Coast.
At any rate, agree to disagree. I don't believe there will be a conspiracy to keep Ohio State out of the playoff. I think an Ohio State/Bama matchup was the dream matchup the powers that be wanted.
Here's the thing, some dude you talk to in an airport or at a bar isn't on the committee. Hate for Ohio State has always been there. People everywhere hate Ohio State, Bama, USC, FSU, etc but their opinion has NOTHING to do with who gets in the title game. Ohio State was just on the 2 highest rated cable television programs ever. Let that sink in for a minute. The committee is put together to pick 4 teams that are going to benefit college football and the fan experience the best. Ticket sales and TV ratings are all the committee cares about. Plus if there is controversy about who gets in, that means people are talking, and it draws more attention to the game.
There are dozens of 1 off situations where possibly if the B1G were better it COULD benefit Ohio State, those scenarios just never happen. Sure if there are 5 undefeated teams or 5 1 loss teams vying for the 4 spots, and 4 of those unbeaten teams had much higher SOS then yes it could be bad for the Buckeyes. THat never happens though, it's typically 1 unbeaten or 2 then a mix after that. We've never seen an example of the Buckeyes being left out because the B1G sucks, and I'll venture to say that will continue.
OF COURSE THAT'S WHAT THE COMMITTEE SAID!!!!!!!!! They aren't going to say yeah, Ohio State was a cold lock if they won the game, they are just too valuable! FSU played a lot of bad games last year, and while the dropped despite being unbeaten, they still got in. Sure the talking heads will talk about having a bad game here and there and how we may not deserve it etc, BUT money talks and bullshit walks. The committee will always put the Buckeyes in if it's close between them and another team. Well, Almost always. I do think Notre Dame or Texas could edge us out if all things are equal.
Our non conference schedule was a train wreck last year, and we lost to a bad team. True, if we had 2 losses we wouldn't have been in (rightfully so) but repeatedly with a bad B1G we've seen that the powers that be will put Ohio State in position to play for a title. 4 times in 12 years this has been the case. We've repeatedly been picked for BCS bowl games when other schools like Boise may have had a more legit claim to spot.
I always hear the defense that a better B1G is better for Ohio State, but history hasn't actually shown this to be true, and I venture to say it won't, because when comparing similar resume's Ohio State has the money factor. They are always going to get benefit of the doubt unless say Texas and Notre Dame are the other 1 loss team with a similar resume getting consideration for that 4th playoff spot.
I think Michigan will win their game, and I don't want to see it, but just have a feeling Harbaugh puts together a pretty decent first season. There's talent there, and I hate that. I would LOVE Minnesota to win, but I have a feeling they are in for a curb stomping. TCU brings a lot back from that team and after seeing how they handled business down the stretch and in their bowl game. I think Minnesota may lose by 5 TDs.
I'm not sure it's true that a "normal" blowout against Wisconsin wouldn't have put the Buckeyes in. In that Wisconsin game, the committee just needed to see that Cardale and Ohio State's offense could run efficiently and compete for a title. I think a good 3 TD ass whooping would have done it.
Ohio State, Bama, and FSU in the first ever final four??????? With an Oregon team that people love watching as the 4th team? NO WAY the committee doesn't include Ohio State and takes Baylor or TCU. College football is about $$$$$. An Ohio State Bama matchup, 2 blue bloods, SEC vs B1G, they knew that would be a ratings, gear, and ticket bonanza. TCU or Baylor only get in if Ohio State loses or Cardale and the offense looked like a joke. A clean and decent win was a slam dunk to put the Buckeyes in.
HA HA HA HA HA , that was drunk Brian posting half passed out last night. Trying to talk about QB's while I was reliving my nightmare of a week at work!
JT was ngreat and mostly made good decisions, but let's just say this. JT got a lot of yards and scores from a simply flip/lateral "pass" to other players. I think JT did a fine job, but the communitydoesn't need another source. I hope the best for the QBs but Cardale and abilty to really stretch the field are better than what the fund manager feels.
I hate UK, but I can't think about my grandpa without thinking about him in that old hat. It's an old "trucker" hat from the early 80s. After he passed away 5 years ago, I took that hat so it didn't get thrown away. That disgusting old hat of an even more disgusting team makes me smile every time I see it, and then it promptly chokes me up after.
I'm kind of surprised these guys haven't stepped up and commented here. Maybe they aren't on the site, but I have a feeling they have to be. We've seen guys who are former players, players dads, recruits, hell even the guy that Pryor supposedly was in the autograph business with came here and defended himself. These guys are probably here. It would be interesting to hear them to tell their story here. I for one would respect them for at least manning up.
I think about my grandpa when I think about a super fan. My grandpa had the same old UK hat that he wore for 30 years. He had a UK jacket he wore all winter long. He would wear a UK sweat shirt in the spring and fall. He had the same old gear my whole life. He loved UK. He watched every game and listenned in the years when they weren't allowed to be on TV. He loved UK his entire life. This extreme love he had for the program and he never set foot on UK's campus. He had never been to Rupp or Memorial Coloseum.
That to me is a super fan. Someone who has never physically been to see the team in person but fully understand's how special it is to be part of that fan base. I took my grandpa to his first UK basketball game when he was 70 or 71 years old. I paid way too much for him to see UK take on UofL at Rupp arena. I'm not a UK fan, but that's one of the greatest sports memories I'll ever had. He talked about that game every time he talked to ANYONE about UK basketball.
Superfans don't end up on TV dressed like idiots, superfans are that huge portion of the fan base who will never have the opportunity to even show up at the shoe for a game, but would give their right arm to watch a game there.
I don't find it endearing that grown assed men wear wigs, stickers on their 3rd chin, capes, and whatever other kind of idiotic apparel the feel like wearing. If you want to do that, though, that's your business. Who cares if you look like a dumb shit. In general, I think "super fans" in any form are dipshits. It's just not my cup of tea. A HUGE portion of our fanbase validates their behavior though. Obviously, he charges for pictures because people pay it and want to have their picture taken. I wouldn't pay 10 bucks to have my picture taken with Urban.
I sat behind the one that wears all the buckeye neclaces one time. He throws a towel to people all game and takes pictures with his cell phone. I don't know if he charges or not, but why do people oblige him? The game and the band are entertainment enough for me. I don't need some silly bullshit in the stands too. If people told them, NO you can't get down here I don't care about getting on TV, NO i don't want your stupid towel to get my picture taken, no I don't want you to harrass kids at the hospital, or people in line at Kroger to see the national championship trophy, these guys would just fade away and actually, everyone would get to WATCH THE FUCKING GAME and not the side show going on around them.
I heard essentially their schtick is, if you let us up here with you, you'll get on TV. Personally, I'd say this ain't Hollywood, and I've got a face for radio, so get the fuck out of here!
I'm not sure I've ever been as excited about a Buckeye play than I was when he broke through and tore off that run. Maybe Holy Buckeye, but other than that, I don't think I've ever had such an emotional reaction to a play.
There could be plays this year where 4 guys on the field can legit sling it. This year is going to be very fun to watch.
Digger, I had a friend who always said a Hillbilly was a potato farmer from Michigan. She would say that any time someone said Hillbilly and she wasn't a sports fan. I honestly assumed your name was some sort of play on that definition of Hillbilly.
I'M SO ANGRY OTHER PEOPLE ARE MAKING AN OPTIONAL DONATION TO MAKE SURE MY FAVORITE BLOG STAYS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
It's crazy. I can remember way back when you had to click on an article to see what was going on because it had 30 comments on it. It must have been a big story! Amazing how far this site has come in such a short time. Jason, did you ever imagine you'd get to this point?
There has always been an opportunity to pay on this site if you wanted to. There was also a drive to pay for a beat writer, which was successful. This site has grown exponentially in just a couple of years. The more people coming here and reading this great free comment and posting GIFs, and commenting in forums, the more it costs to keep that group content coming and just simply running the site.
If Jason came out and said hey guys what about donating some funds again. Would it succeed? Maybe in the short term, but what about next year when this site has another 5000 (probably more) regular users. The "perks" for 12W aren't THAT significant. We can all go out and buy a flask for 10 bucks (it's a cool flask I'm not knocking it) and a 12 w member will get the opportunity to buy whiskey glasses before they hit the drygoods store. Oh and a nice new forum. This doesn't smell to me AT ALL like the site is going to trend toward a pay site. Especially when all the fellas who have worked so hard to build and make this site amazing are adamant that it will NEVER BE A PAY SITE!!!!!!!!!!
My guess is by putting that little icon out there, and giving a couple of perks Jason is going to have a very nice windfall in the next couple of days. Much more so than he would have if he just put a link out there and asked for donations , which was always an option in the past.
Part of me doesn't want someone to be that big of an asshole to fellow 11 Dubbers, but a big part of me really wants to see this beatdown playout!
I just added the avatar too, all these years on here and I've never had one. I figured since, as soon as I get up and get my wallet, I'm going to be a 12W member, I need to look good for the premium lounge