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Comment 37 minutes ago

2011 for obvious reasons. But I also contend that 2011 was the worst college football season since the teddy roosevelt administration. The sanctions against miami, the downfall of paterno, and the abysmal title game that ended the bcs all contributed to that toxic season. 

2000 started great but spiraled out of control. 99 just plain sucked. 2001 was also bad until a certain afternoon in Ann Arbor

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Most of the national champions during the last 15 years have relied heavily on players from different states. An example would be the University of Miami, which, despite being in talent-rich Florida, picked almost half of the starters from the 01-03 teams from other states. Alabama has also had to go outside of the state lines to compete at the elite level. Southern Cal did in the early 00s as well.

At the same time, I think Urban has a tendency to underestimate some of the talent in Ohio. He sometimes gets too wrapped up in the star rankings or high school scouting combines (see Mike Mitchell) and will miss out on someone like Jake Butt

Comment 23 Jan 2016

I encourage people who are skeptical about the firing to listen to Brendan Haywood's interview on siriusxm from earlier today. Haywood states that the Cavs are a better team with Lue as the coach. One example he cites was that Blatt tried to put Tristan Thompson back on the floor with five minutes left in game four of the East Finals against ATL while the Cavs led by 30 pts before the players and coaches essentially blocked the substitution.

Lue should've been the HC all along and Blatt should've started his NBA career as an assistant. Blatt did a solid job but I highly doubt he had the chops to outsmart the elite coaches in the game. And I absolutely believe that this firing is more about his inability to properly use Kevin Love than it is about his relationship with LeBron. LeBron can, and has, been coaching himself since the team fired Paul Silas. The funky rotations and the inability to fit Love into the offense were a huge part in Blatt's undoing

Comment 19 Jan 2016

taking helmets away would be a huge step in the right direction. You would see a drastic decline in both head AND leg injuries. Nobody would want to dive at legs with nothing more than a leather strap protecting their heads.

Unfortunately the group think mentality that runs the sport will probably never even consider the idea. Riddell and the other helmet makers will keep coming out with expensive new headgear that won't actually stop players from using their heads

Comment 03 Jan 2016

-Hiring a HC before the GM is idiotic. They tried that with Mangini and ended up canning the GM during the season.

-Having the HC provide input into the GM search is even more stupefying. In real organizations, the GM HIRES THE COACH!!!

-Personnel moves will now be made by a guy with an attorney background

-Don't fret! Jimmy's wife will also be involved with the search. Thank god Mrs. Haslam and her accomplished background as a football mind will be there to right the ship

Fuck Jimmy Haslam. I hope an oil tanker drives into Browns HQ while he's there and explodes ala any Mad Max movie

Comment 03 Jan 2016

Brian Hoyer should send Haslam a box of feces. However, I doubt he has time to run to the post office, seeing as how he needs to prepare for the playoffs

Comment 26 Nov 2015

When Michigan and OSU are both good, OSU (and Michigan) tend to get squashed in their bowl games. From 1969-1980, in what is considered the golden age of The Game, OSU and UM were the only teams to earn rose bowl bids, but only combined for two wins in the Rose Bowl game. The game more or less became the season for those teams, leaving little energy and focus to complete the rest of the season, and it cost OSU a few National titles. This repeated itself in the 1980s, the 1990s and most especially in 2006.

The hype around THE GAME when both teams are good tends to be suffocating to the point where nothing that comes after it seems to matter. If there is too much emphasis on the UM game it very likely will hurt OSU in the following game

Comment 25 Nov 2015

I hate it when people say that they want michigan to be good to make the rivalry interesting again. They talk about another "Ten Year War." That's a rubbish opinion. Both OSU and Michigan got smacked in most of the bowl games throughout the 70s, and that repeated itself in 2006. When both teams are good there is too much focus on The Game and the teams usually fizzle out in the following games.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Seriously, Ramzy? I'm a huge fan of his and will continue to be, regardless of how different his views on the second amendment or anything else are from mine. But he done fucked up with that tweet. He's a good guy, though, and that lapse of judgement on twitter doesn't change who he is as a person.

Comment 29 Oct 2015

he already has Urban's B1G COY award. How much more charity does he need?

 I'd definitely be in favor of giving hin a standing ovation before the game or some mention of epilepsy treatment programs/charity. 

Comment 24 Oct 2015

Al Golden is the only person I can think of that actually looks worse in dress clothes. I don't understand why he refuses to visit a tailor. He's clearly chosen his attire in an effort to look smart and commanding, but watching him scramble around in loose-fitting clothes while begging for help from his players and the officials just makes him look like a desperate salesman whose about to get screamed at by Alec Baldwin for his poor real estate sales numbers.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

Neither of those two schools has been "historically good?" Im not sure how you came to that conclusion. Va tech has been decent since the Vick era, but thats largely more perception than reality. They had a tendency of starting high in the polls only to fall flat by october, with very few bcs bowl victories

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Went to One OSU/Purdue.  West Lafayette is  like a barren wasteland that's more suitable for a Cormac McCarthy novel than a festive collegiate atmosphere. People aren't particularly friendly, weak nightlife and windy as hell. 

Comment 15 Sep 2015

DJ is absolutely correct about Cowherd. A lot of Buckeye fans have been sticking up for Cowherd lately since he's been slobbering over the program. Frankly, those of you doing so need a reality check. Cowherd is nothing but a front runner who will repeatedly bash something until they prove him wrong. Then he will come back and start talking like everything that unfolded, even if he was ultimately proven incorrect, was a prophecy of his.

After the Tech game last year Cowherd said that there was no more talent in Ohio high school football and that Urban may be at the end of the line. Flash forward to the end of January, and Cowherd is at the mic acting like he's been on Urban and OSU's side all the while. It's just front-running garbage.

The guy is a complete hack and should be avoided at all cost. He has no foresight whatsoever and says things to get a rise out of people. Yes, he has moments where he is funny and yes, sometimes he can be refreshingly honest, but far too often he's just playing a role and stoops to the lowest common denominator. I'm totally convinced that listening to him will not only make you a dumber sports fan but also a worse and less intelligent human being.

Comment 11 Sep 2015

I've been going to Buckeye Donuts as a regular since 2006 and I can't ever recall seeing this Al Griner person. Jimmy, the guy who runs the place, is about as personable as they come, as are the other people that work there. Great people and great food.

Comment 07 Sep 2015

Pregame at The Library Bar, Out-R-Inn and either watching the game at Mama's PnB or Stube. Probably gonna need to call the uber to take me to work on tuesday