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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I used to live in NYC and would watch games at the alumni gathering. After a lack luster win over YSU the bar flipped the TV's over to what would become Michigan's infamy, the App State game. After watching Michigan fail and wrapped in the ensuing warm glow I then made my way back to Grand Central, dressed in full regalia as always for the games. As I crossed 6th I saw, headed my direction, a utterly dejected Michigan fan, also in full tailgate dress, head down, oblivious to me as he trudged west on 46th. I stopped to watch his slow shuffle, a wide grin growing on my face. About 10 feet away looked up and our eyes met, my grin turned to laughter. I laughed, not a polite chuckle, but a deep cathartic howl that exercised all the Cooper demons from my soul. The look of anger, pain and confusion welling up on his face was a dish I had never tasted from a Michigan fan and I reveled in it. In a city of 9 million, our paths crossed at exactly, from my view, the right time. No words were exchanged. We passed, never to see each other again. But I feel safe in saying neither of us will forget those few seconds at 46th and 6th Ave in Midtown, and that is my best sports moment.

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Comment 12 Oct 2014

It's my opinion, since there's no historical data to extrapolate from, that a 1-loss Champ from any of the Power 5 will be good spot to get in.  Having that extra game will be big over a 1-lose team that was at home for the conference championship game.  As for a team that got their first loss in a Conference Championship game?  That's a lot of variables but we, as humans, tend not to feel strongly about teams that just lost so I would not expect a team that just lost a CC game to get in over a team that just won theirs without some sort of mitigating circumstances.

I feel a 12-1 Ohio State is in the playoffs.  However, there's still a lot of football to be played and no certainty we end up 12-1.  

Comment 08 Oct 2014

I see a lot of chatter over the idea that the playoffs are basically going to be an all SEC show.  People need to stop listening to ESPN.  First, there is zero historical data to base any speculation on as far as what the committee will or wont do.  All we have is what they have said and that is that they will no be taking any poll into consideration and that conference championships, while not a prerequisite, will be given heavy weight.  Until we see otherwise or find out that the committee is staffed by ESPN employees I will continue to believe that a 12-1 B1G champ Ohio State has a puncher's chance at a playoff spot.

Of course that means we have to win the next 8 games in a row and that's easier said than done.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

I live in SF.  This morning on KCBS everyone was gushing about Hyde.  Even John Madden sounded momentarily lucid while talking about Hyde. (KCBS sports interviews Madden every weekday at 8:15am, it is the high light of my commute)

Comment 07 Jul 2014

So the police have already admitted there is, at a minimum, a 50% chance the drugs are not his.  I don't see how that charge sticks.

Comment 30 Jun 2014

I went to 5 guys 3 times at 3 different locations.  Food was over cooked each time.  I don't consider this a compliment on any level.

Compared to In-N-Out or Super Duper my experience at 5 Guys was disgusting.

Comment 24 Jun 2014

This is very common in Europe.  In Italy I saw an Ohio State hoodie in Spartan colors next to a michigan shirt in Scarlet&Gray.  

The reason for this is licensing fees.  Shops can sell the American "look" to a population that has seen it in movies and whatnot but doesn't know enough to realize colors, logos, etc. are wrong, all without having to cut the NCAA and schools in on the action.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

Alabama gets 68% to Ohio State's 60%???!?!  WOW!!!!  AMAZING?!?!!1  And that includes having to deal with Auburn??!?  Oh My!!!!!  I am just in awe.  In AWE!!!  

One question thought...  Is that the same Auburn you lost too?

Comment 11 Jun 2014

If all it takes to be an asshole is an NCAA violation then most of us are probably assholes.  

Back when I was a student I ran into a few "student athletes" at the old BW3 north store shortly after they had concluded a successful season.  These were not football or basketball guys, but I knew them.  I bought them a round of shots as grats on the good year.  It was years later when I would discover that in my buying and them consuming we were all guilty of NCAA violations.

I don't feel I should be in the same category as the guy harshing on teenagers on twitter.

Comment 07 Jan 2014

Your flippant response is in error.  The Big Ten gets a piece of every single TV that has the BTN on a standard tier.  By moving into the NYC and DC markets they are trying to get on the standard tiers of a much larger number of TV.  However, the BTN get ZERO dollars from internet access fees.  So, as people move away from cable the plus side of MD and Rutgers will diminish while the down side of their ineptness most likely will not.

Now this isn't to say they won't develope a new model that works, but under the current structure Buckgnome is correct.

Comment 19 Nov 2013

One 6-inch wide strip of white vinyl, one 3-inch wide strip of red vinyl, two rolls of black electrical tape.

Comment 19 Nov 2013

I really wish Mercedes had not branded their little junko city cars as "Smart Car" because "self drive car" is a odd term since everything else, from phones, to TVs to dishwashers are called "smart".

Comment 18 Nov 2013

I hear you but it's important to remember that before the BCS era, there was no National Championship game.  You played your schedule, then whatever bowl game your conference was partnered with and then the AP (among others) voted on who was best.  So it's not a question of could you go 22-0 and not be in the discussion for the NC game, it's, could you go 22-0 and not have won a NC from some voting body, AP, UPI, FB writers, etc.?

I don't think you could.

Comment 01 Nov 2013

I am lying to myself am I?

Here's the thing, disappointment implies surprise.  "Mike said he was going to come over and then no showed, I am disappointed".  How could you possibly be surprised if Ohio State gets excluded from the MNCG????????  How?????  If the question is, will I be upset then YES, I will be upset.  But how can I possibly be disappointed by something I know damn well is going to happen?!

Comment 21 Oct 2013

The mistake would not be on the NCAA.  The NCAA does not run the BCS.  Also, the mistake is already made.  The BCS rankings are based on a formula that is already set in stone.  There will be no tweaking to help or hinder Ohio State, or any other school.  That said, let's focus on winning the next game and not get overly worried about what ifs.  There will be plenty of time to cry foul if it comes to pass.

Comment 15 Oct 2013

Good lord are those endzone seats far away from the field.  It's be like watching a game from St. Johns.  I wouldn't sit there for free.  No way that sells out.

Comment 07 Oct 2013

I am not a lawyer but I have two questions.

1) Do the lies in Hayes’s article rise to the level of slander?
2) If so, can an argument be made that, as Ohio State fans, we have standing, in so much that said slander causes us emotional distress?

If the answers to these questions are “yes” and at least a “maybe”, respectively, then I am willing to throw money into the kitty to pay for a law suit.

Comment 30 Sep 2013

I am surprised Noah isn't having trouble breathing the way Wisky's O-lineman kept wrapping their arm around his neck.  And the refs only call it once. 

Comment 25 Sep 2013

Good lord!!  Who is that ugly dude next to the orc?