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Comment 12 Dec 2015

Got these delivered to me yesterday.  Think they would honor these at the Fiesta Bowl?  #RightStadiumWrongGame

Comment 29 Nov 2015

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.

Comment 05 Nov 2015

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.

Comment 31 Oct 2015

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.

Comment 31 Oct 2015

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).

Comment 29 Oct 2015

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. 

Comment 15 Oct 2015

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.