They closed the lines way early today... as evidenced by all the baseball talk. Streak. Over. Bollocks.
I had to bring it strong after last week's debacle.
If the Buckeyes play in a "post-season, College Football Playoff" bowl game, are there are any other CFP bowl games in a given season other than the two semifinals & the championship game?
The contract would appear to have a loophole if that is not the case.
I believe the intent of that clause was to reward an appearance in a "New Year's Six" bowl, but the other three bowl games are not technically part of the CFP if they aren't in the rotation that year.
Someone double check me on the language, but do sections 3.2c & 3.2e-f pay him separate bonuses for the same outcome?
Started talking, then I hear Keelsy interrupt with the "Thanks for playing." Bollocks.
I promise to bring it strong next week if I can get through...
Didn't see Enter Sandman in person as my buddy pregamed waaaay too hard, and I was forced to drop him back off at our hotel in Christiansburg before heading back into enemy territory alone (I did leave him his ticket in the room in the off chance he puked & rallied)... but thanks to the kind folks at ESPN3, got a pretty good feel for what kind of frenzy this creates in Lane Stadium at night.
The most impressive dunk was Gordon's second dunk in the championship round. But LaVine makes it look so smooth.
Got these delivered to me yesterday. Think they would honor these at the Fiesta Bowl? #RightStadiumWrongGame
If UNC somehow beats Clemson, Tar Heels would get the nod over Ohio State. 2014 Buckeyes are the case study of a conference champion getting hot late & getting into the playoff despite many protests.
The only way Buckeyes get a sniff is if Florida can somehow stop blaming Urban & beat Bama.
Differing opinions, I'm okay with.
Uneducated opinions for the sake of having one? NO MA'AM.
Two years ago, Luke Fickell was slammed for a similar comment after the Buckeyes outlasted TTUN 42-41 (http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/90837/luke-fickell-gets-defensive-over-defense):
"What went wrong? What do you mean, 'what what wrong'? Did we win? Did we win? Did we win?"
The vitriol may have been just carry over from the FireFickell.com part of the fanbase (the two losses that followed The Game sure didn't help), but the underlying truth in Luke's statement hasn't changed.
Urban has reiterated that mentality in response to almost every question about the outlook for this team in the postseason. Of course, winning a title tends to give you a reprieve from coachspeak criticism...
2002 should have taught Buckeye Nation that lesson already, though: Just Win, Baby. But in this day and age of #HotTakes, it seems everyone wants the video game version of this team on both sides of the ball & the team has major issues when it doesn't perform as such.
An unpopular opinion at that. Thought the 11W community was better in allowing dissenting opinions, but I guess I better start drinking the KoolAid before I get downvoted to oblivion...
Let me ask you guys this: Why do we stop at red lights? Because it's the law? Nope... speed limit says 65, but we break that law daily.
But if everyone quit stopping at red lights, think we would have some issues?
Same thing with OVI. JT Barrett may have had one drink. But if we start letting the entire country start driving around after one beer, someone will get hurt pretty badly eventually.
I know college kids will college. But this is a time to teach a good kid a real life lesson, not worry about what other schools did in the same situation.
This is *The* Ohio State University. Why in the world are we looking at what lesser schools & coaches have done in similar situations?
Urban Meyer has the chance to set *the* example of how you deal with a team captain who made a decision that puts other people than himself in danger. Misdemeanor or not, JT made the decision to drink & drive, and then compounded the problem by trying to avoid the checkpoint. Not saying CPD wouldn't have still cited him, but the "cover up" is always worse than the crime.
I remember when I was 20. I made plenty of decisions much worse than JT did. But "with great power comes great responsibility".
An ideal scenario would be a two game suspension & the loss of the right to wear the C on his sweater (figuratively speaking).
Yeah, I think that's what he meant... Spencer on the block. Although, as we know now, Cardale was supposed to motion Evan in, so it's a wonder he even got there in time to take out both Bama defenders. I don't think Corey Smith was on the field for 85YTTHOTS, was he? Can't tell from the TV angle.
You will see Vannett involved more in the intermediate passing game now that defenses truly have to account for the QB run.
Play action out of zone reads with the backside TE releasing to the seam? Book it.
My post was more slanted to the people thoroughly entrenched in "why mess with tradition?" camp, seemingly oblivious to what 21st century collegiate athletics requires to be fiscally solvent. Endowments are nice for facility upgrades or scholarships, but it doesn't keep the lights on.
Also, one only needs to look at the number of concerts in the Shoe already this year , or the conversation re: alcohol sales at home games to know that maximizing each revenue stream is a priority for the university.