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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2003 Fiesta Bowl, everything else pales in comparison. That season and especially the way it ended was incredible. I had an awesome rush for two to three weeks after that game, and it was far and away the greatest sports-related moment of my life.
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: umm ...... soccer, really???

Recent Activity

Comment 41 minutes ago

Their option attack was a sight to behold, and completely unstoppable.  Frazier was a phenomenal option QB, and the RB tandem of Ahman Green and Lawrence Phillips was just sick. 

Comment 1 hour ago

The only thing affecting lower tier bowls would be their ability to sell tickets or TV rights. 

Bowl attendance is already trending down.

Already in its first year, the CFP was more successful than the BCS ever was.  Its a combination of factors, but I don't see 30+ bowl games every year being sustainable.

Comment 2 hours ago

I like the current system at 4 teams in the playoff, I really do.

The problem I see, though, is the diminishing focus on the non-playoff bowls.  The CFP was such a smashing success, fans are going to care less than they already do about bowl games that really don't effect title implications.  Bowl games were already being having revenue issues before.  I expect in the coming years the CFP will draw the oxygen away from 2nd tier bowl games, to the point they go away simply because they're not economically viable anymore.

The public pressure to expand the playoff, along with the economic incentive to do so, will be very tough to resist.  Factor in the likelyhood of a shrinking number of opportunities for teams to play post season games, and an 8 team playoff becomes inevitable IMO.  8 teams, at least.

It may take a decade or so, but more changes are on the way to the FBS college football post season.

Comment 16 hours ago

I'd like to think so, the Buckeyes were plenty talented enough.  But if I'm honest with myself, the 1995 Buckeyes wouldn't have fared well.  For starters, Osborne was a far better coach than Cooper.  On the field, the Buckeyes petered out at the end of the season.  First, they got Biakabutuka'd by TTUN, and then beat by Tennessee in the Citrus.

1995 Nebraska averaged 400ypg, rushing alone.  They never trailed after the first quarter in the regular season.  Their closest game was 14 points, which only got "close" in garbage time.  They beat four opponents ranked in the top ten at the time they played, AND four of their opponents finished the season ranked in the top ten.  In the championship game, they crushed an undefeated Florida team by 35+ points, rushing for over 500 yards.  They were a juggernaut.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

I was think this earlier.  Zeke's run is my favorite play since Holy Buckeye,

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Agreed, I keep replaying it over and over.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

The 2015 Sugar Bowl and National Championship Game will both soon be released on Bluray and reg DVD.

It's about time they start putting the championship games out on Blu Ray instead of just DVD.  Any preorder links?

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Jason 11w is now whitelisted in my browser.  I've been using an adblocker for a long time and to be quite honest never gave it much thought.  So in that sense, this thread has been enlightening.

The adds aren't too bad, I can get used to it.  However, count me in as a person who'd gladly pay for an 11w Premium membership or whatever that is add-free.

Comment 20 Jan 2015

There's nothing of him really listed on the 97.1 website anymore.  Wikipedia still lists him as employed by 97.1, but that don't mean much.

Has the station ever made it official that you know of?

Comment 20 Jan 2015

I haven't heard Krenzel on 97.1 since the aforementioned TTUN postgame.  I'm wondering if he was suspended.