I was 36 seconds too late...
while I hate Harbaugh as much as anybody - he's so pompous - I have to admit this is a pretty good answer:
"But I always say my reaction to the coach vs. coach buildup is — he's not going to be blocking anybody, he's not going to be tackling anybody. I'm going to be over on our sidelines blocking and tackling nobody."
Use your fingers. That's the best way to feel...
Yeah, I'm not up for the Mark May Show and all the national nonsense. It was fun ending that last year, and it's been kinda fun being the flavor of the month for so long ... but the national press knows the Bucks produce clicks and views and they are gonna pile on us to get those clicks and views.
Not mine. I'll be downloading the podcast from 11w but other than that... I'm good. I don't need to analyze what happened. I saw it. I know all too well what happened.
In some ways talk of coping here makes me wince a little. Do we need to cope? Seriously? Did terrorists shoot your friends? Does your wife have breast cancer? Did you lose your job? So maybe perspective helps. It's a game. It's a really important game, but in the end, it's a game. No one died. No one got hurt. The essentials of life go on.
That said, it hurts to lose and it hurts to lose when we play poorly and woulda/shoulda/coulda won. So rant and moan a little, then pull up that Bama game on the DVR...
We all knew the run would get stopped eventually. If we ran the table this year what about next year? Eventually someone is hanging on an L on us. No one wins them all, not even Urban Meyer.
It could be worse. We could be irrelevant to the national conversation, not worthy of national television and a team that has never won a national championship. Cope? Meh. We'll be fine. We ARE fine! We're the Buckeyes!
hate the Bert but it's a great idea. more and more teams are realizing that getting in the cfp is about having a resume. a good win over an SEC team (or from their standpoint, a B1G team) helps.
gotta be home and home though. we go south for all the bowls.
doesn't look like satire now...
this from today's Skull Session:
I like Gundy too. The media made much of his (hilarious) "I'm a man, I'm 40" tirade but what doesn't seem to be known is the reporter had published a smear piece on his QB with a bunch of innuendo and "anonymous sources say" nonsense. He stood up for his players - what's not to love about that?
And the other OSU has had about the worst stomach punch tragedies I can imagine. Good for him telling the kids straight up what happened. That's how a man acts and how a man asks others to ask. Kudos to him!
I can't believe Hoke opened up his big fat mouth and said anything about the play. Your choices are punt or go for it. Neither is a "no brainer" - both have potential problems. If you go for it and don't make it and they kick a miracle FG or throw a miracle Hail Mary (like BYU did to Nebraska) then would Hoke say "I would've kicked it?" What an idiot.
The point is that as much as we enjoyed it (and will continue to enjoy it) it's not that the playcall was so awful. Anybody even wondering what Tress would've done?! The punt wasn't a terrible call it just was executed hilariously wrong. What Hoke ought to say is "that's a tough play. They kick that ball and we're not having this conversation - those kind of things can happen to anybody." Which would be spot on (though these kind of things seem to happen to scUM more than anybody else). Instead he second guesses a coach with a much better resume than he'll ever have. #classless #clown
Am pretty sure 11w just blew that zillion dollar endorsement deal with CB ...
It's a sad day when 11w turns on Cracker Barrel. They even have VINTAGE candy from when you were a kid and their breakfast menu is awesome. I love me some CB.
They are cheaper in China (I've heard)....
A lot of money might have influenced this decision... and ditto on the "hard to feel sorry for him"
Where is the upvote a million times button when you need it?
87 yards. gonna be through the air Monday night...
clearly there's a lot going on with Illinois but if it's true that Beckman was compromising player safety THEY FINALLY STOOD UP AND DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT. everybody talks about it - as they send the wobbly player back into the game (I'm looking at you Hoke) but these guys said "this isn't right and we won't put up with it any more. season opener in seven days or not - we're canning him."
good for them!
Can't beat Doctor Who.
that's a fair point ... they did cover it well. the pass was just laser perfect.
* we ran the Spencer reverse pass against Sparty ... but he didn't throw it. hauled it down and ran it. weren't you watching Bama?
* that devastating counter play with Ezekiel that Oregon defenders still see in their nightmares was being unveiled by the ttun game, we just weren't running a wide receiver by to put the fake jet sweep action on it. but it was there ... because our O line was devastating.
* the improvement in the line was incredible.
* the db made the plays they needed to get stops and get us off the field on third down. we all complain about that punter from Bama (I hate him so much) but the reason he punted so much is because we got off the field. kudos to the D!
*ESPN doesn't hate us or love us. they hate red ink and love money. that means they will always use us because we provide a huge base of clicks and eyeballs. if they can get those by mocking us they will. if they can get those with a marathon they will. but we will always be on their radar because we can make them cash.
and I can't wait for the season to start!
We ran that play against Sparty - saw it earlier today. Spencer just didn't throw it. But it was the play.