Ohio State is going to absolutely thrash Sparty. Doesn't matter if the game is played today or played in November.
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.
It's going to be really hard to win this conference this year, good lord.
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.
Ha! Thanks for the almost-shout-out. But really, it belongs in the unmentionables.
I can see why Michigan is already complaining about their schedule before a down of football is played. Ann Arbor didn't give them much of an advantage last year in either of those games.
I turned 16 that year, and my uncle gave me a Playboy. Just so happened it was the college football preview edition, with Ohio State ranked #1, and Andy Katzenmoyer showcased. Great article.
Bears shit under rocks. Popes shit in the woods.
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.
I get pretty busy with Police Academy, too. Marathons kill my day.
So...she's an asshole.
Or maybe it shows how often the AP unfairly favored some other 1-loss team instead of the Buckeyes.
and driven by Dale Coyne:
Actually it's Connor Daly driving the car - who drives for Dale Coyne Racing.
Well, their infractions were different. Tressel was in a legal pickle when it came to the Tat-5. Pryor, et al., are the ones who did the pickling.
But, it was a scandal that should never have been as huge as it was. Tressel should have gotten leeway from the NCAA given how his knowledge was given to him inappropriately by an investigating lawyer. The Tat-5 suspensions levied by the NCAA similar to other incidents of that magnitude $ amount. The 5 year ban from Ohio State's campus, though, was completely, 100% uncalled for. Why does that make any sense at all? "He's a grown man now?" F-you, Gene. He was a grown man when he plowed over Taylor Mayes as a sophomore.
I fell asleep during most of the games last year.
I will admit that I have not signed up for football tickets the last couple of years for the reasons of high ticket price hikes coupled with the shittiest of shitty tier 2 opponents I am likely to draw.
Why do they feel they have to force a tradition in the first place? Just stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball, Danny.
There are a lot of joke mullets out there, but that doesn't do Gundy's work here justice. That is straight authentic mullet. Unashamed grade-A, 1986 era, I'm going to leave it a little long for the Mrs., mullet.
Easily my choice as well. I've never gotten over that one. Unforgivable game.
I also choose it largely because it probably wouldn't have changed the course of events. Ohio State would still have gone on to lose to Purdue and wind up in the Rose Bowl against Oregon. Pete Carroll would finish 7-5 instead of 8-4, and still bolt for Seattle. The game would have done nothing to affect Tressel's eventual fate. It might have eased the 3-year reputation of losing on a national stage at night - but that would have faded the second after USC lost to Washington the following week. It would have done nothing for Ohio State's reputation against the SEC.
Why pick it then? Because it would have felt REALLY good. It was USC. We still haven't beaten them since 1974. We lost that game because of everything Jim Tressel's style came to represent. And at that moment, I was pretty sick and tired of it. Punting on 4th and 11 from USC's 36??? With Terrell Pryor??? It was indefensible, and I was ready for a change at the top to get back to winning big games with big talent. It was the moment I turned on Tressel. If I ever get a moment alone with him, this is the game I'm most likely to bring up saying, "2009 USC - WTF, man?!"
Yes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Coming to a pawn shop near you.
These parallels are pretty weird - I didn't even think about them.
Really happy for Cleveland. LeBron is really the only reason I watch the NBA - and I got behind the Cavs in those runs over the last decade. I understood the Cleveland curse all too well, with my dad having grown up there. And I have to say, even as a loosely affiliated fan of a Cleveland team - those losses were hard to swallow. I was running with a lot of Boston natives in 2010, and I had to watch that crap with them - most of the time they were bitching about how the Celtics were crap despite 20-point blowouts. This year, everytime I saw the Cavs lose a playoff game to the 3-point chucking Warriors, I was like, "we're getting Turkoglu'd again."
Well, just know you're in very small a minority of sports-watchers. That's okay - there were people that didn't like Keith Jackson, either.
Why does it bother you if it's on FOX? Gus Johnson is the only game caller worth a damn in the business right now. If I could have Gus Johnson narrate my day, I wouldn't need an alarm clock - I'd be so jacked!
Christopher Worley, if some homegirl at Wendy's hollas at you, you say YES!