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Bucksfan


Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

One day I changed my icon, and the entire internet almost collapsed in on itself and destroyed the known universe. Good news is that we're all still here and can laugh about it. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My friends and I getting our picture taken with Brutus Buckeye on the field after beating Michigan 14-9 in 2002 to finish 13-0 with the scoreboard in the background.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Trying to give up the NFL. Entering a 12-step pro
  • NHL TEAM: ?
  • NBA TEAM: ?
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: No. Just...no.

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Dec 2016

The only team Penn State has an argument for replacing in the playoff is Clemson...who also lost to Pitt.  Ohio State beat Wisconsin at their house.  Ohio State beat Oklahoma at their house.  Ohio State beat Michigan, who annihilated Penn State.  Ohio State was beating Penn State by double digits deep into the 4th quarter, and lost it on a series of fluke plays.

It is a strange set of circumstances here, but Penn State didnt just lose once in the early goings of the season where it can be forgiven...they lost twice.  Too many other 1-loss teams out there to consider over a 2 loss team that plays in a division with michigan state, rutgers, and maryland.  They won a tie-beaker.  Had Michigan not lost to Iowa on a last second field goal, Ohio State would be your division champ.

Comment 03 Dec 2016

We didn't get into the playoff because of our brand.  We got into the playoff because we beat #9 and #6 at their houses, and beat #5 when they were #3.  The only loss was to #7 due to an improbable series of events.  Ohio State played one of the toughest, if not the toughest, schedule in the country.

Comment 03 Dec 2016

I don't see how the Pac-12 championship has any bearing on Ohio State getting into the playoff.  Ranked 2nd, beat the Big XII champ, beat the #3 team in the country...no way they drop out of the top 4 and get left out....would have happened already.  Definitely want Washington in the playoff.  Colorado?!  Who invited them to the freakin' championship party?  Washington has been to the same # of Rose Bowls as Ohio State (strangely enough, they've never played each other in Pasadena).  Talk about overdue for getting back to prominence.  Colorado football's biggest claim to fame is their rape culture.  I'm kinda sad the Pac-12 invited that garbage.  But who am I to point fingers at inviting garbage? #rutgers

Comment 23 Oct 2016

It's just preposterous to have ever thought that a team with this many new starters would win every game.  Throw them into the best Big Ten lineup the conference has seen in years, and they were bound to have a game where nothing was clicking.

I'm not upset about this one, and I'm mentally prepared for a loss to Michigan this year.  Full confidence that Urban Meyer and this group of insanely competitive youngsters are going to rally and get better from it.  I wouldn't want to be Northwestern this week!

Comment 05 Oct 2016

An odd sentiment, and a lazy analogy.  It's not like conferences that feature unequal revenue sharing have powerhouses in every team.  Otherwise Kansas and Iowa State would be a top-5 program in the Big XII, where Oklahoma and Texas retain most conference revenue, right?  Because both would be incentivized to fill the stands, right?  Can only do that with winning football, right?

Not to mention that we don't seem to see this happening in Purdue's other sports - which would be expected if the entire Purdue campus were lazy free check-collectors.  Sure, winning football is a gold mine.  But Purdue's doing great with men's basketball right now - the 2nd largest moneymaker on a college campus.  Purdue's Women's basketball team has won the Big Ten Tournament in 9 of the last 18 years.  Their women's golf team is also pretty good.

Not to mention Purdue's science and engineering student body is one of the most competitive in the world.  I don't think the Big Ten welfare checks really affect their definition of winning.

You know what?  Fuck off, former Purdue football player, for making me defend Purdue.  Blech.

Comment 23 Sep 2016

Everyone in the country plays pretty much the same non-conference schedule.  The only time you can dog a program is if they play no one from a power-5.  But nearly everyone plays at least 1 team.  And almost no one goes undefeated.

But you're right, the SEC with 8 conference games and 1 November D-2 freebie is bullshit.

Comment 16 Sep 2016

The length of games due to commercials is starting to become a real annoyance.  But I was under the impression that there are less plays being snapped in college football due to changes in clock rules a few years ago (clock starts again once the ball is placed).  But then there's the hurry-up offense that dominates the game now, which may have introduced more plays per game, more incompletions, and more clock stoppage.

So, I'm not entirely sure what the main driving force behind the lengthening of games - but that sounds like a GREAT opportunity for the 11W double secret underground research division to write an article.

Comment 13 Aug 2016

For what it's worth - I haven't read the rest of the conversation, but I'm betting it has to do with Harbaugh vs. Meyer, and whether Meyer is going to leave for the NFL someday.  I'm willing to bet a d-bag Ohio State fan said something about Harbaugh not doing anything of substance at the NFL level.  Then Chief Justin's comment about Meyer and the "highest level" would at least make sense (no matter how stupid).  Even if what I just described wasn't the actual conversation - this dude's comments were clearly about Meyer and the NFL, making your comments about Meyer's college accomplishments a reactionary, pointless retort to an already pointless comment.