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BuckeyeKing02


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Buckeye born and bred. 2003 graduate. Blessed to have observed some glorious OSU football and basketball moments. Go Bucks!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship game, every win over scUM and every home football game in the 'Shoe!

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Comment 16 Sep 2014

Going up against one of the best passing teams they'll face all year in just the 4th game, it worries me.

True, but isn't that what we want as a premier team--to take everyone's best shot and face the best competition?  Look at South Carolina for instance.  They had to start the season with Texas A&M and their ridiculous passing attack and just 2 weeks later turn around and play Georgia with their impressive stable of running backs.  I sympathize with your comment, but I think if we want to be great, we need to face great teams or components of teams on a regular basis if we want to be champs in the end. 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I thought the same.  Really sad these comments / mindsets represent our conference.  I guess that is why the B1G is in such a sorry state right now.  Really frustrating to think we are one of the wealthiest conferences in football and yet these comments / mindsets are representative.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

With the imminent demise/disappearance of the NCAA, I'm curious to know if conferences as we know them will even exist in the bold, new world.  Sure, we have a Power 5 setup now, but for how long when bottom feeding teams simply catch a free financial ride from winning teams year after year?  What's to stop the long-standing winning programs from each conference from simply forming their own legitimate conference/union/fiefdom and controlling the whole kit and kaboodle.  I'm not sure I would be against OSU joining forces with premier schools to have a high quality league together (at least in football).  At minimum, it would help ensure that legitimate performers are rewarded year in and year out while longstanding losers are not a drag on resources (and our time).

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Couldn't have said it any better. Busy poor technique and a lack of concentration.  JT has been putting it in the money today. 

Comment 05 Sep 2014

M Man - Yes, it's a strange phenomenon for sure.  Being from Toledo, I always found the negativity strange as it always seems endemic to the general area.  My dad actually cancelled our Toledo Blade subscription a number of times through my childhood out of sheer frustration for the general negativity and trolling the paper seemed to do about any productive/worthwhile topic, including at times our beloved Buckeyes.  It took me moving to Columbus for school to learn what the term "homer" truly meant when referring to media outlets because the greater Toledo/Detroit media outlets seemed to offer quite the opposite.  Wish I could put my finger on the origin for the phenomenon and how to change it because some positivity could go a long way up there!

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Sweet, will do!  :)

And thanks for the color on the seats.  We sat in 10B last year and liked the angle, but not the occasional pole-blocking view of action at the south end zone.  I figured 12C would still provide a nice angle and a good view given we are only 7 rows up.  Having sat all the way up top once last season at a different game, I'm looking to stay closer to the field when possible. Hoping the fans in C deck will act like A-deckers given its a night game!

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting!  This is why I love 11W so much--great community and insights!  My wife and I were planning to go and likely to scalp tickets for up to $500 for the pair.  We just picked up face value tickets in 12C, row 7--not the best, but not bad--for a total of $238 for the pair.  There are some additional ones out there as well for those still looking.  Go Bucks!

Comment 22 Aug 2014

As a personal friend of Craig's since our college days, I can personally attest to him being a man of high character and extremely devoted to family.  I am not aware of what took place at the practice in question, but I can assure you, he's a great man.  While any of us are capable of losing our cool at any point in time, it would be surprising if the accuser here is being 100% truthful.  Craig is consistently even tempered and cool under pressure (as plenty of footage from '02 would attest).
 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Couldn't agree more, but both were also seniors.  Never underestimate the importance of senior leadership.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

I think this will actually become more of a trend.  The Power 5 will attempt to load their non-conference schedule with a couple very high quality games to ensure their strength of schedule is sufficient to earn them one of the four coveted playoff spots.  No team can control the strength of its conference, so they will seek stronger competition in the non-conference games.  This would actually be a good thing for teams like OSU who are willing to play (and beat) high-quality opponents (silencing critics) yet have a large number of lackluster conference games that are out of their control.  It would also be a great thing for fans of college football in general.  I'm fine playing one MAC team from Ohio each year, but give me two other strong non-conference opponents before the conference schedule begins.  Ratings and interest would only increase as would our reputation.

Comment 01 Aug 2014

I still remember hauling in Mike Mitchell and Trey Johnson at the Army All-American game a few years back and thinking that doing so would have a big impact on our team.  Surprised that neither of them are a part of this conversation in a meaningful way, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.  You can't fault UFM for trying to recruit to the position.  It just goes to show that you need to land studs at each position every year to keep the train moving forward because life happens and not everything works out the way we hope.  That said, it also shows that the best coaches not only recruit, but develop talent.  Some of the lesser-heralded recruits have turned out to be stalwarts for us.  Glad to see we've made a lot of progress in returning LB to a position of prominence within our D.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Thanks, Hove.  Maybe this adds a whole new wrinkle, but would your response be different if you were fortunate enough to attend a Championship Game in the past?

Comment 29 Jul 2014

BINGO!  That's my take.  If championship is Alabama vs. FSU, I am not going, but I can still sell my tickets for a premium.  That said, I would still be slightly bummed by skipping the semi-championship game, especially if at the Rose Bowl, but more bummed by a loss and having spent all that dough for the occasion.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

Ignorant question:  Has it been predetermined which Bowl will host the 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3 games?  ie. Do we know the Bucks will play in the Rose Bowl?

Comment 22 Jul 2014

Very hard to resist, especially as an 18-year, single, soon-to-be college guy...

Comment 07 Jul 2014

Over $10,000 raised now....wow...

Comment 07 Jul 2014

Great find!  Even better idea.  Kudos to Zack Danger Brown for creativity and entrepreneurship!  If only they would teach those things in b-school....