I know we don't beat our chests over conferences but if OSU doesn't win it, I wouldn't mind Sparty taking it home. D'antonio has done good things there and it would fully establish the B1G as a premier conference and to be taken seriously
Does the 2017 class have the potential to be the best all time, not just for OSU but for anyone?
The talent is insane and there are only 8 commits so far
Edit: sorry 9 with a kicker and now 10 with a stud in Pryor
His profile isn't working on 247 for me now
Friend is an fsu fan and said their insiders said there is no real shot
In the 2016 class, it would be a top 20 class right now
I mean there is a legitimate gripe if TCU/Baylor had played a CCG. There would have been 5 teams with 0 or 1 losses in the 5 major conferences. That is an absolute issue going forward
If you were a fan of TCU or Baylor you would absolutely be asking these questions. I'm moreso saying all 6 teams at the end belonged, and only 4 got in. And yes, I agree OSU got in at the end b/c of their last performance and because they are the biggest name
Florida St isn't in their top 20 teams?
Too talented to not be anywhere
Well if people are flying a lot would rather fly to Miami over Dallas. (more saying people would like to party/go to the beach in Miami all else being equal)
I live in SoFla so I don't really care
From everything I've read, it is based on the where the higher ranked team wants to play, with where they want their opponent to play weighed in (still up to to the higher ranked team). Let's just say Ohio State was matched up with TCU in the semi-finals, OSU would take the Orange if given the opportunity, while TCU would take the Cotton when given the choice.
I hope they play in the Orange as I always have tickets to it
He blocks the f out of Apple, or said better trucks Apple, in the first play from scrimmage in the Sugar bowl
While the fact is 100% correct the circumstances of Bama getting those opportunities is where that can be questioned.
In 2011, they didn't win their own division and went over an Oklahoma St. team that beat more quality teams during the year
In 2012, they went because OSU was ineligible
I always give credit where due, and Bama won those games when they got the opportunities. But should they have gotten said opportunities?
His play against Maryland at the 1 minute mark may be his best one. Fighting through 2 OL and still getting a moving RB on the outside. Very impressive
OSU players seem to gravitate more often towards the Army game. Army games seems a little more well rounded as far as representing the entire country while the UA game seems to be more flash and a more SEC heavy contingent.
OSU players have played in both but I think the Army game is more conservative and well run
Bought a new 55'' 4K Sony about a month ago and love it.
Best buy reps (multiple) told me if you were torn between a 65'' non 4K and a 55'' 4K to get the 4K (the 4K was a couple hundred cheaper so that goes against a "seller" mentality). They both told me 4K will be offered around 2017, and there is no way I'm getting another tv before that time
Alabama had 1 first rounder and 2 guys at the top of the 2nd round. OSU had a guy at the top of the 2nd round. Of the 3 guys who went high, Cooper played hard and had 2 TDs, Collins played hard as he got hurt and came back in again to gut it out. Only Yeldon could make this excuse and he was injured going into the game anyway
I guess I don't understand why OSU's guys weren't doing the same then. I guess OSU doesn't have guys who get graded for the NFL
or cause he's suspended for the first game of the year
Because the ESPY's are the sports Academy Awards where it doesn't always go to most deserving, but goes to the "right" people. The US women will win 1. because OSU lost a game and 2. because Gay rights matter in 2015.
I just don't think fans will vote for OSU over the Womens team
I can't imagine OSU beats out the Women's national team for the Best Team award. The momentum of the Supreme Court ruling one week before the womens team winning, with many of the women being impacted by the ruling just seems too strong of a pull. And there is recency bias as well
Agreed Kareem with his call was 100% on point. Brax transfer rumors/moving positions. Gibson's moving to WR!!! haha
I think for either MSU or Wisky to get in, they need Bama/Oregon respectfully to be REALLY good this year as well. If Oregon or Bama win their respective conferences at say, 11-2, with losses to MSU and Wisky, then the argument that a 1 loss B1G teams should go over said champion is stronger.
However, this argument scares me a lot. OSU was a fringe top 25 team early last year, who got much better during October. If OSU had played Oregon @ Oregon last year in week 2, do OSU fans think we would have done better than MSU did?
Walker falls 80 spots after blowing The Opening off
The last 3 games OSU played last year is where that is coming from. Shut out Wisconsin, shut down Oregon, and played well enough to beat the "King" in Bama.
The last great OSU D to me was the 05 group, which all started with dominant LB play. I think this defense overall could be as good if the DL can get some pressure
We were down to something like 6 spots yesterday and knew we were taking 2-3 more DBs
I think the OP can just get rid of the first 2 sentences. They are unnecessary if as you say that isn't what you want to talk about
As to the actual question presented, 2014 gave me more fulfillment. I live in Florida, and went to Miami for law school. Heard a ton about the "bad" call in 2002 but whatever. i was a college freshman in 2002 at OSU, and when I got back I was only around OSU students/faculty/alumni all celebrating. I was completely insulated from the outside view of Ohio State
From 2008-2014 I had to deal with SEC fans like no one would believe. Lived in Florida for 6 years now. I dated a gator for 18 months during this time, and every time she had on a UF shirt I wanted to throw up. Contrast that with a wedding I went to in May where a Bama fan sat there and said "You were just better than us" and i couldnt help but smile.
To make a long story short, being in a place not swamped with OSU fans makes this one sweeter.