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Comment 19 May 2015

Mr. Byrnes-
In all fairness, the very first tagline for this article on the frontpage reads "Win total speculated to be 11", not "Vegas likely to set win O/U at 11".  So admittedly, I was already reading with a preconceived notion of the text.

However, there are more people than you'd think who don't understand how the juice works on two sides of a betting line to keep the books profitable.
Comment 19 May 2015

That O/U does not necessarily mean Vegas is predicting Buckeyes to win 11 games.

All prop bets are created with the intent to turn a profit.  If Buckeye Nation bets the over & SEC country bets the under, Vegas will move the odds of each outcome appropriately to ensure the money is relatively even coming in on both sides.  And there would be no liability for the books on a push of 11 wins, not counting the punishing blow to our national championship hopes...

Comment 01 May 2015

Probably should be a moratorium on "The Wire" #Bangers considering the current state of things. It's a little flippant. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

All the trolls who spew vitriol about nothing else to do in Columbus and a skewed life balance would be wise to remember that families are Buckeye fans, too.

This estimate is just that, but I'd guess that over 20% of that crowd will not go to a game in 2015.

The weather obviously helped, but the spring game serves as a chance for those who can't spend $400+ on four tickets, parking, and food to come to the Shoe and experience a gameday atmosphere affordably.

Comment 15 Apr 2015

Weather.com now predicts a high of 74 on Saturday with 0% chance of precip.


What would the Vegas odds be of the Shoe hitting 100k this weekend?  I'm gonna go with +450.

Comment 06 Mar 2015

I think Urban has earned some deference, given his track record.  But let's not completely dismiss those who think "The Grind" is more rhetoric than reality.

Yes, expectations at Ohio State have never been higher, both academically & on the gridiron. 

But the only players on the roster who are to be truly commended for balancing their workload everyday are the ones who are loving fathers first, student athletes second.

Elite athletic talent always seems to lower our expectations for those individuals and that is a major disservice to the 90% of the roster that will never play on Sundays.

Buckeye Nation needs to follow Urban's lead when he makes programs like "Real Life Wednesday" mandatory for all players.  We should expect those young men to handle their business in the classroom so they won't need football ten years from now when the real grind begins.

Comment 11 Feb 2015

Interesting how Warriner/Beck will change the dynamic of the QB room.  Herman clearly got the most out of that group.  X's & O's are one thing, but relating to & being an effective coach of those young men remains to be seen.

Warriner has been a sideline coach to this point, while Herman called plays from the press box.  Neither fact says much, but now that Warriner will assume the playcalling, how will his effectiveness as a position coach change?  Can Beck truly develop the QB group while not being able to call a game that tailors to each of their strengths?

As far as Braxton, seems like every time the cameras would cut to him on the sidelines during a telecast, there was nary a headset to be found.  So the last game reps (mental or otherwise) that Brax has had was January 2014.  Maybe it's because he had already mastered the Herman offense.  Maybe there were only enough headsets for JT & Collier.  But it's not a good look.   I don't think Braxton can win back the starting job by Labor Day.  Cardale will be the sharpest, and there's no room for a "warmup" game at VT.

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Yeah, that drive from Blacksburg to Roanoke could get dicey after the game, what with all the celebratory spirits. 

Plus to drive back to Columbus from Roanoke, you have to double back through Blacksburg anyway.  

Comment 03 Feb 2015

Anyone have any success trying to book hotels in Blacksburg?  It's like they know Buckeye Nation will descend in masses and they are trying to make it as difficult as possible.

As far as the rest of the OOC schedule, anytime you have a directional school that isn't part of the actual state name, chances are the schedule is a big, hot steaming pile.  So why not double down on the directional doodoo??

Comment 30 Jan 2015

Valid argument.

However, Keels is a true play by play guy.  We barely hear the crowd reaction and the radio audience already knows it's an interception.

Most other radio guys wait for a spotter to feed them information.  Keelsy gives us the action & worries about semantics later.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

The Spidercam feed will be simulcast on Watch ESPN for the National Championship... only audio is the ambient stadium feed.  If you are crafty, you can sync up the radio call and watch in Keelsian bliss.

Comment 30 Dec 2014

So the question remains, was Chad Lindsay the long con?  Planted by Saban, the most criminal of defensive masterminds?

If I see one play where Zeke gets tackled in the backfield due to a Bama LB "guessing right", consider  the answer to the above a gut punching yes. 

Comment 04 Dec 2014

kids acting like adults is usually funny.

but like urbs says, kids are a product of their environment.  that little boy learned that behavior from those around him.

so if you were someone who saw that vine & laughed, but then chastised ray rice & adrian peterson weeks ago... gotta take a step back & think about what domestic violence actually entails and the people it affects, unintentional or not.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

So how would have this "perception" changed if Buckeyes beat Minny by three scores like it should have?

Gophers likely then are unranked and there goes a "quality" win.

Selection committee is either not watching the games or knows where the most talented team is and is trying to establish a framework to get them in the playoff.