I saw the show with Eddie on Sunday. Eddie was proficient, there were other actors on the stage who were stronger, but he did a solid job.
Wow. Winning a national title and losing four games in four years does wonders for recruiting (on top of the historical significance of Ohio State to college football)
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
You can always go back to school with the financial assistance of Ohio State. Cannot say no to the NFL.
Meh. It has only been three days. I am sure it will come.
Good for him.
Another three star recruit onto the NFL. This is what player development looks like. A great stat to pull out for future recruits.
Who is next to the NFL? Bell? Apple? Thomas? Marshall? Am I missing anyone?
Edit: Good to see earned his diploma before he left. That is the goal!
In 2006, the Fiesta Bowl did a 12.9 (Ohio State versus Notre Dame)
This might be the huge difference between ABC and ESPN?
The Rose made it clear it was going to pick whoever was ranked highest for the B1G out of eligible teams.
Everyone LOVED the computers in the BCS era....
We tried that and no one wanted OSU -Michigan to play twice in the same year, especially back to back
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
They also took the team the committee ranked higher. There wasn't an Ohio State bias.
I feel awful for the Iowa fans who spent thousands flying out for this. At least it is warm.
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).
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.
I don't mind the ND tweet. They are playing into the hate, embracing it. Much like Darth Vader or a classic professional wrestling heel.
Man, I love Musberger. His gambling references are classic.
"You are looking live at one of the grandest venues in American sport"
Keep that cash cow coming!