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BucksinNYC 12th Warrior

Manhattan, New York (via Elyria, Ohio)

Member since 19 August 2014 | Blog

Grew up in northeast Ohio. Now I don't live there. Go Bucks. My plan is to eventually retire to Youngstown or Cleveland and buy season tickets to all four teams that I love (Cavs, Browns, Indians, Bucks)

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: As a Cleveland fan, not much. That one time the Browns went 10-6 and missed the playoffs? Let's go with that.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith (I was at tOSU from 04-08)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Greg Oden
  • NFL TEAM: The Super Bowl Bound Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Roll Tribe

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2016

Meh---a night game and alcohol? These things happen, unfortunately. 

As a Browns fan, I am happy we are still the last NFL team from the State of Ohio to win a playoff game

Comment 02 Jan 2016

This happens every few years in the BCS era as well (2001 and 2007 were pretty bad too).  I was disappointed by the quality of the games, but it was bound to happen.

Comment 02 Jan 2016

But that is what makes college football unique and different. It is also why I am more of a college football fan than any other sport (it could also be because of my love of the miserable Browns, but alas). 

If the field expands, every game won't count.  Does a two-loss team deserve a shot at a national title which they would certainly get if it expanded to eight teams?

Comment 02 Jan 2016

I could not disagree more. What is a better metric? If we use the eye test, there is an inherent  bias towards the blue bloods, but is that fair to the Iowas, Baylors, TCUs, and Oregons of the world? 

It is truly quite simple. Win all of your games and you make the playoff. Ohio State failed to do so. If you lose, pray the team you lost to loses twice. 

If Michigan could punt the football and Ohio State beats Iowa, it still gets into the CFP over Stanford, I think. 

Comment 02 Jan 2016

Eh. It is a ratings bonanza for the conferences and allows more teams to play one another. 

In an ideal world, all of the conferences would be small enough for round robin style, but that is less profitable. 

Comment 02 Jan 2016

Rankings are arbitrary based on who we experience. I cannot compare Braxton Miller to Vic Janowicz without doing a tremendous amount of research because I wasn't alive. I would say he is a buckeye legend whose loyalty and committment to the program have earned him anything he wants in Columbus. 

In 10 years, I would love for him to become President of the Alumni Association. 

Comment 02 Jan 2016

I appreciate how they challenge the preconceived notions of what a band can and should be. I love TBDBITL, but there a warm spot in my heart for the Stanford Band. 

When they mocked the Ohio State Band for all of their troubles by doing a script O-H-N-O, I was also amused. 

Comment 01 Jan 2016

They look like top 4 teams with the extra data point. We are totally discounting the fact that Stanford  loses to a team that was crushed by an average Tennessee team

Comment 01 Jan 2016

Exactly. What makes college football so great is the importance of the regular season. Every game counts (unless you are Alabama, they get a pass). 

Comment 01 Jan 2016

Given that we have all of the data points for all the B1G teams (minus Iowa), Ohio State is at or near the top. Unfortunately, the weight given to the conference championship overshadows the eye test. 

Could we beat Clemson or Bama? Sure, but not being in the CFP or having the opportunity to play them is a consequence of losing.