I don't see Alabama's schedule as being much more difficult than OSU
Ohio State played 2 teams in the F/+ top 50 final rankings. They went 1-1
Alabama played 10 teams in the F/+ top 50 final rankings. They went 9-1
(this was before the bowl games, at the time of the selection)
OK and tOSU each had one loss, the difference being that OK lost to TEXAS early
No, the bigger difference (along with OK's Conference Championship) was the wins over 4 ranked teams (TCU, Baylor, Okie St, and Tennessee) compared to OSU's one (Michigan).
all they had to do was squeak out W's against very injured TCU and Baylor teams.
Which they did. All OSU had to do was squeak out a win against a very injured MSU team - which they didn't.
I just don't see how you leave a 1 loss defending champ out of the playoffs.
Because they only had one win over a team within the top-50 F/+ rankings.
Yes, you are a good team - yes, it is loaded with talent - but the schedule did not give you the opportunity to prove it. Especially when you consider that you lost one of the only two games anyone outside of your fanbase was watching. The committee will consider a non-conference champion, but they will have to have a great resume - OSU 2015 was far from that (good news! 2016 looks to be much better in that department)
Yes the conference championship helped a lot, but OSU's weak schedule was the main culprit there. It wasn't the timing of the loss that hurt as much as the fact that it was to one of the only two notable teams you played all year. Had you played (and beaten) more difficult teams, that one loss record would have been more likely to rank you above Stanford. As it stands, the Committee got it right.
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Glad you agree with me. Sorry you didn't get my point - which is the "what if" scenario is a useless game to play because anyone can bring up their own, useless scenario. In recent years, Bama has 4 championships, OSU has 1 - all were earned. Any complaints to the contrary are just sour grapes.
She paid absolutely nothing
Well, not willingly. She did get raped and then ignored afterall (allegedly). 1/4 mil seems low to me.
Only 2 SEC schools did not appear in the top 30
That's because most of the SEC spends their petty cash on bagmen, whereas those 8 B10 teams use theirs to pay off the cops.
You gotta have priorities.
Sure it is ... but given the record, you gotta like our chances of more to come. Even if Saban retires this spring, any competent replacement (Dabo, How you doing?) would be in position to make a run for the next 3 or so years with the talent currently on hand.
might be your last for awhile/under the Saban
Feel like I've heard that before. Several different years in fact.
FWIW, Black was a very good talent who seemed to get derailed more by injury than a misuse of the slot. He was rumored to be the break-out player in 2012 before an injury knocked him out before it began - then Amari Cooper showed up instead. He showed flashes of that talent, but didn't get the time I guess he thought he needed to excel. He has graduated, so he should be eligible to play right away - and may be eligible for a 6th year due to his freshman injury. He would be a good addition to any team IMO.
From the ABC article linked in the other thread:
... FSU will pay Erica Kinsman $250,000 and her attorneys $700,000.
Anybody else think that's a little off tilt? I'm all for paying your professionals, but good grief!
Only if you are focusing on MSU. LSU was mediocre at best before he arrived and Bama had been mired in stupidity / poor management at the position since Stallings left and was decimated by sanctions/loss of scholarships prior to Saban's arrival. Florida and OSU were both pretty strong programs when Meyer took over (though Florida was down a bit, it wasn't far removed from and still had the name and interest that Spurrier built). Consider this: every recruiting class Saban has signed at both LSU and Bama has won at least one national championship. That's pretty impressive.
Saban didn't do too hot at Sparty.
He took a team that hadn't had a winning record in over 4 years and went 5 years without a losing one - ending with a 9-2 year and a #7 ranking. (and that 9-2 season at Toledo isn't bad either) He didn't have the wins that Urban has had at all his stops, but he built the foundation that Dantonio has maintained/built upon to what they are today - that's not as bad as ya'll would make it.
If you're new to bourbon, allow be to give a few tips:
1. DON'T swirl it. It is not wine and doesn't need agitating to release the aromas. If you want to inspect it, tilt the glass and rotate slowly. Observe the fingers it creates draining down the side of the glass. Smell it with your mouth open.
2. Take a small sip. Don't shoot the pour. Let that first bit run over your tongue and swirl it around in your mouth before swallowing. This will burn - let it. After a few seconds take another (slightly bigger) sip. This one will reveal a lot of flavor and taste you didn't notice the first time. A good bourbon will have lots of different tastes you can identify.
3. If, after at least 2 sips it is too harsh for you to taste anything or for you to handle it, then add a few drops of water or a single ice cube and try it again. I find that anything over 110 proof can use a little dilution, but others like it more without.
4. Share. Bring friends into this and share your bottles. Makes it easier to go through and find what you like. Between myself and 3 or 4 friends, I bet I've tried 50 bourbons over the last year (I think I did 25-30 over my bourbon trail weekend last April).
I'm so glad you said that about Bookers. Some friends and I hit 6 distilleries in Kentucky last April for my birthday (I was the bourbon guy) and I brought home a bottle of Bookers - among others. While the other guys liked it well enough, I really didn't - until I dropped a single ice cube and let it breathe a minute or two. Boy, that opened it up a lot to me - glad I'm not just wussing out on that 126 proof.
If he enrolls part-time and pays his own way, he is a greyshirt - doesn't count against the 85 and can't practice with the team until next spring. If he is a recruited player and is enrolled full-time or practices fully with the team, he MUST be on scholarship.
The B10 doesn't really like OOC games after September so don't go blaming the SEC for not coming in November. Are you sure you want that anyway? I mean, the last game you played that weekend in bad weather didn't turn out too well.