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Buckeye Knight


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1997 Rose Bowl
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George

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Comment 15 hours ago

I thought it was very well done.  There are so many other players they could have featured if given more time, David Boston and Vrabel for sure, but what and who they did cover was excellent.  Great team in 1996!

Comment 24 Nov 2014

That pic is pre-huge SEC/ESPN TV contract.  I believe he still loves the Buckeyes, but ESPN requires constant SEC pimping on air.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

I used to be a big Herbie fan, then the whole SEC/ESPN TV contract kicked in.  There was a NOTICEABLE difference in ESPN commentary as a whole and it was projected by Herbie as well.  ESPN shifted the entire way that college football was talked about and, therefore, thought about.  It became less about teams and players and more about conferences.  All that you started to hear was how great the SEC was (b/c of ESPN's TV contract).  Did the SEC become a great football conference at the time?  Sure, although blown out of proportion.  Did it become a self-fulfilling prophesy of sorts, sending more and more recruits to SEC teams b/c of the CONSTANT ESPN/SEC lovefest?  Probably.  Did/does ESPN need to proclaim "SEC dominance" every 30 seconds?  No.  Hell, I remember Gameday doing a feature on a receiver from the Big 12, I believe, years ago then after the feature the cameras come back to Kirk, Corso, etc. and they say that the kid wouldn't have nearly the stats that he does if playing in the SEC, laughed about it, and then moved on.  That was the last time that I watched GameDay.

IMHO, ESPN and Herbie have made their bed with SEC fans, they can have them.  I have always thought it ironic that Herbie left Cbus for Tennessee, the biggest SEC honks of them all.  Vols fans are constantly riding the SEC coattails b/c their team has sucked for a very long time and the excuse is how great the SEC is.

I believe Herbie is still a Buckeye in his heart, but for obvious reasons (a giant paycheck) he does what ESPN tells him and has to mention "SEC" every 30 seconds on air.  For that reason, many Buckeye fans have turned on him.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

I gave you an upvote for this post above.  It's just that repetitive threads have been crazy lately on this site.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Literally 3 posts down...

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/forum/college-sports/2014/11/44615/faux-pelini-and-goldie-create-new-trophy

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Would love to see something like Jimmy Kimmel where the stars read the Tweets about themselves, only put the person who wrote it next to the player.

Comment 23 Nov 2014
Nope, but looks like he came back for his degree. Well done Mr. Oden.
Comment 23 Nov 2014
For me, I think the flat black helmets look mean and tough, much like a flat black muscle car. I would love to see a tasteful black uni with flat black helmet, but I also think we are a few years late to the party.