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CGroverL


Deltona, Florida (via Dayton, Ohio)

Member since 26 August 2011 | Blog

I'm a die-hard member of Buckeye Nation. I always have been and always will be. Ohio State makes me proud to be from Ohio and I hope that in the future we not only have the best football team, the Best Damn Band in The Land, and we do it cleaner than everyone else as well. I see that as a possibility as all of the hatred towards our beloved Buckeyes has put a constant huge magnifying glass on our program and I believe our athletes can also be young men that help the community and leave Ohio State as mature NFL leaders or leaders in their workplaces as they do all possible things to make Ohio State proud.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Ken Dorsey around as the ball fell incomplete in the 2002 title game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • NFL TEAM: New England Patriots
  • NHL TEAM: Boston Bruins
  • NBA TEAM: New York Knicks
  • MLB TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals
  • SOCCER TEAM: ONLY USA National teams

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Feb 2016

I'm hated here because I research so much and my research is used to back up my opinions made. That turns my comments into novels. Anyway, I have heard that Nick is better than Joey, but haven't researched it yet. Have you or anyone else gotten to see Nick play or better yet, can you guys put up some links to make my research a bit easier? Just think too that Bosa was burst onto the scene a bit quicker because of the loss of Noah Spence... I'm not saying that Joey should have stayed another year, but damn... Joey as a senior would have really been a season full of destruction. He's not the biggest, strongest, quickest, or fastest but yet NO ONE COULD BLOCK HIM WITHOUT HELP. Another in a long line of Buckeye studs headed to an NFL career.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

I don't think so....but they will get their chance and will push the hell out of the other LB's. As much as Meyer puts into special teams, you know these guys are tough as nails and very deserving. I just think they are more the ILB types. I can't wait to see them get on the field on defense, if it happens, of course.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

You beat me by 10 hours. It's great to see us Buckeye fans getting along and agreeing on things. I hate seeing dvotes everywhere and there are just a few here Berger and Fada are 2 members of possibly the best special teams unit in all of CFB. They are fearless and hit hard. Losing 2 OLB's should hurt...maybe these guys can fill some gaps. Surely they will inspire the new kids and make the kids fighting for the OLB spots work as hard as possible.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

I'll give you an upvote for reading this, but you obviously are missing my point. I told a bunch of people that if Brown didn't play, I'd apologize. Did I forget to write that? Oops....I said I'd apologize to at least 100 people on one site if Brown did not play. The injury report listed Brown as out, so I apologized. I'm a man of my word, unless it comes to hookers...But please don't tell my wife or girlfriend I said that. Did I say that out loud?

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Thank you. It is amazing that you are the ONLY person that said that. We Buckeye fans are the most hated fans in the nation for a reason. I really thought he was faking and would be playing at 100% on Sunday. Still, when I see the hit, I see contact from the outside of a shoulder pad to just a small portion of Brown's facemask. I called the guy a liar and he wasn't lying. I owe the man an apology, period. Besides, I told over 100 of my readers that I would apologize. I can't call a man a liar and then lie, myself. Thanks for reading. Oh....everyone here has always hated me anyway. You should have seen how much hate I got for saying that Barrett should be starting over Jones after the win against VaTech in game #1 of last season. I got so many dvotes that my comment got whited out.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

I called Antonio Brown a liar. I think that is reason enough for an apology. "This guy" is a 42 year old lifetime Buckeye fan from Dayton, Ohio. I said that I would apologize if Brown didn't play Sunday. Finally, today, he was listed as "out" on the injury report. "Valdez Perfect?" Never heard that one before. Sorry that I do what I say I'm gonna do.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Awww....Laugh and call me stupid all you want, but come on!!! I got to see when Harvey screwed up the Miss Universe Pageant on YouTube. I was asked to apologize if I was wrong, and I did it to the most difficult fans in the world which are we fans that belong to Buckeye Nation. Give me a little credit. Thanks for reading anyway. Everyone that comments gets +1 from me. Thanks again.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

If you were going to fake it, wouldn't you go limp? If you were concussed, do you think you would be on your feet and walking off the field in less than 2 minutes (I timed it at 1:45). I'm smart enough to not take Pac Man Jones' words as law, but he said that Brown turned to wink and smile at him as he walked off of the field. Sure enough, when Brown got about 10 yards from the sidelines, he turned his head around towards the Bengals' defense.

I'm not going to argue through all of this again. I was wrong and admitted it. Really though...if you were laid out and concussed, do you think you would be up and walking off of the field in less than 2 minutes, or do you think that the training staff would have you carted off? Thanks for reading and +1 for doing it, even if you think I'm stupid.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

I was 100% sure that Brown was faking his injury and I said it on 3 different sites. I was wrong and EVERYONE was taking sides against me. Someone on YouTube asked me "If you are wrong and Brown doesn't play, are you prepared to apologize?"

I answered "yes". I may be wrong on predictions and my opinions may seem freaky (even though I'm correct much more than I am wrong), but in this case, I called the man "a faker". I really thought Brown was faking because I saw no helmet to helmet contact and it seemed that Burfict's hit (which was late) was minor. I still see the hit as minor. I took much worse hits in high school as a WR. I really thought he was faking and I based my opinion on him being on the ground for less than 2 minutes and then WALKING off of the field. In my opinion, a player that lays on the field for 2 minutes with a possible concussion should be carted off of the field. Obviously, I was wrong, and I know that football players, especially WR's running over the middle, are going to take some hard hits. I still think the hit was minor. BUT....Brown wasn't faking and I said he was. I called the man a liar and he deserved an apology from me and the huge hole under my nose.

I still think that Burfict's reputation played a big role in the play and I also think that Brown should have been carried off of the field. The NFL and what they call their "concussion protocol" along with my opinion that Burfict caught just Brown's lower facemask with his shoulder pad made me KNOW he was faking.... but he wasn't, and I feel like an ass now. +1 for reading my apology. I thought no one would read it.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Wow, Nutty. I've heard that M!ch!gan is beautiful, but never have been there. My Mom died a few years ago and while she was lying in bed that night before she passed, we got to talking and she let me in on something that made me sick and keeps me ill STILL even to this day. We had started talking about my father (I lost my father 16 years ago) and Mom (who KNOWS how much I hate M!ch!gan) decided to tell me where I was conceived. Now...I really have never been to TSUN, but I was conceived in Detroit. I got pissed. I even said, "Why the hell did you do that?". I do giggle about it now, but the last thing that I remember my Mom saying to me was that I was conceived in M!ch!gan. I was born in Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio but conceived in Detroit, F'n M!ch!gan. Life, even before it begins, isn't fair it seems.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Call me stupid, but what exactly do you mean in your comment? I feel stupid for not understanding it and none of the comments after yours helped me understand it, either. Sorry that you lost me. Gave you a +1 for stating something I didn't comprehend. Thanks for helping me... when you get around to it. I was thinking that the "unmitigated disaster" comment meant you were being facetious. Maybe that is why I feel so stupid for not understanding you.

Comment 11 Jan 2016

I'm not a fan of either team but honestly believe that if Burfict wanted to lay a cheap shot down on Brown, Brown would be hurt badly and not singing afterwards because of Jones' dumb "Grammy" remark. Burfict could have gone helmet to helmet and hurt Brown badly. Burfict made contact with the outside of his shoulder pad. Burfict IS a VERY DIRTY PLAYER, but if he wasn't, no flag would have been thrown as the hit was not that bad. That call was made because Burfict plays dirty, not because it was a dirty play.... And I can't believe that I am the only person here that thinks Brown faked his injury.

If Joshua Perry had hit a player in the same way during this season in CFB, no penalty would have even been called. If Burfict wanted to hurt Brown, Brown would STILL BE HURT. Brown DOES NOT have a concussion and he will be 100% for Pittsburgh's game against Denver. Am I the only person that noticed the Brown was hit with just the outside of Burfict's shoulder pad? The play has been shown hundreds of times. Burfict's reputation is what brought the flag, along with Antonio Brown's faking a concussion.

No one but me saw the play the way I saw it?

Comment 01 Jan 2016

Besides the 2011 season, our Buckeyes have been the class of the conference for the last 14 years. Other teams do need to step up. However, bowl season is almost like a 1 game season and ANY team can come out flat in ANY game. I agree with you totally (but I am laughing while I write it), but bowl season has become what we base conference strength on, and it shouldn't be that way. Even after Iowa lost to MSU, Ohio State was 3rd best in the Big Ten RANKINGS with Iowa dropping just to #5. That, right there should show you what I have been saying ever since "the committee" has decided the fate of the CFB playoff teams. Like I have been saying....There is a reason why Las Vegas could not find 4 teams that would be favorites against our Buckeyes. The reason is that Ohio State is DEFINITELY one of the 4 best teams in the country. Blame the last second loss to Sparty or blame the Buckeye's schedule, but think about this: Last season, "the committee" was looking at which team had the "worst loss" and the team with the worst loss WAS GOING TO BE KEPT OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS. Then Ohio State beat Wisconsin 59-0 in the Big Ten title game and BARELY swayed the voters over Baylor and TCU.

See, although the Buckeyes had a worse season last year, altogether,,,,they should have had a better resume than last season. Last season's squad had a loss against a mediocre VTech squad while the 2015 squad lost just one game against a PLAYOFF team on the final play of the game. My point is simple. The 2015 Buckeyes (although when it comes to player personnel, the Bucks should have gone unbeaten) are a BETTER team than the National Title winning Buckeye squad of 2014... But since the "rules and bag of tricks" that "the committee" play by are NOT written in stone, you have to think that someone like Tom Osbourne and what he says carries more weight than the words of Condoleeza Rice. This committee is killing college football but no one is saying it but me. See, when the BCS (which was NOT SO BAD) was replaced by this committee, everyone was so happy to see playoffs and the BCS gone that they didn't foresee how the diplomacy and "political habits" of what could happen when 12 people behind closed doors could change the landscape of CFB. If the BCS had stayed in place but four teams were picked instead of two, all of the people that wanted a playoff would have been happy. What we have now, instead of 100+ people voting on their own and without other people's influences, is like having the mob choosing who the top 4 teams are. Remember that before week #10 (the first week of the CFP Rankings) Ohio State was #1 in both the AP and Coaches' poll. In week #10, the CFP poll had Clemson at #1 while the season long polls of the AP and Coaches' polls had Ohio State at #1. However, in week #11, which was the first week that the AP and Coaches' polls had to be shown along with the CFP poll, the AP put Clemson at #1 and the Coaches' poll had Clemson jump 3 spots up to #2. My point is that it is OBVIOUS that the AP and Coaches "went along" with what the CFP poll did for no real apparent reason unless "not blowing teams out" is in the "bag of tricks" and the AP and Coaches' polls just followed suit. I promise that if you look at the way the AP and Coaches' polls went during this season, you will see that Ohio State would have been #1 in both polls until their loss to Sparty and it is VERY possible that the Buckeyes fall from #1 when they lost to Sparty WOULD NOT HAVE KEPT THEM OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS. However, Ohio State was not ranked #1 when they lost to Sparty as they were 3rd in the CFP rankings. The Buckeyes were not ripped off necessarily, but a 1 loss team that lost its 1 game on a last second field goal were just seconds away from an unbeaten season and a possible #4 ranking going into the playoffs because of the "committee" and their bag of tricks. We are hated by everyone, including the "committee" Really though...Did you think Iowa had a shot against Stanford? I knew they didn't, but yet they went into bowl season ranked #5. Iowa was not and is not a top 10 team.

The Buckeyes played their worst game of the season against Sparty and that is why the Buckeyes were not in the CFP top 4. Really though. How many teams REALLY would be favorites against Ohio State RIGHT NOW? I guarantee the answer would be less than four. Now I realize that you are thinking that what I am writing has nothing to do with what you wrote. Understand though that "strength of schedule" is just an opinion that is based on other opinions. JUST LIKE OHIO STATE FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON WITH ONLY A LAST SECOND LOSS TO A PLAYOFF TEAM, but finished the CFP rankings at #7 because they fell 1 spot because 2-loss Stanford beat Notre Dame by 2 points. EVERY VOTER in the CFP "committee" knows good and well that this 2015 Buckeye squad is better than the 2014 team that won the national title. Now... The Buckeyes lost to Michigan State on a last second field goal and that kept them out of the playoffs. However, if the CFP committee were voting like they did last season, they would have looked at Sparty's loss to NEBRASKA (a 5 win regular season team) and seen how WEAK SPARTY really was. Even though Ohio State lost to Sparty, Ohio State's resume was better. I'll stop bitching about the "committee" now. None of you care, anyway. My point is simple and has a bullet with it. Ohio State lost to a playoff team. Sparty lost to a sub .500 team. Last season, the Big 12 did not have a playoff team because the Big 12 has no championship game. Ohio State, one of the nation's top 4 teams, did not make the playoffs this season because they lost on a last second field goal to Sparty...a team that lost to a sub .500 team, and because of a "head to head" tiebreaker, the Buckeyes (who are obviously the Big Ten's best team) lost out on a playoff spot. If Sparty was an ACC team. Ohio State makes the playoffs. When you look at it that way, there is no doubt that Ohio State should have made the playoffs.

Now...the Big Ten West is weak while the Big Ten East is very strong but top-heavy. I totally, while laughing, agree with your comment. However, no matter what happened in the regular season, both Alabama and Clemson would be more scared if their title game was against Ohio State. Any team can beat any other team on any given day.... and if the Buckeyes had made the top 4, they probably would have been the favorites against ANY team. However, when the CFP committee first put their first rankings out, the AP and Coaches' polls just followed suit. After all, this supposedly very strong Notre Dame squad just got their asses handed to them by a team that was kept out of the playoffs by the politics of a closed room vote of 12 people and like I said: Tom Osbourne's words carry more weight that Condoleeza Rice's.

Overall, the Buckeyes are a much better team than Sparty. If Ohio State had won that game, I think they would have won their 2nd straight title. The Big Ten may be weak....but even with Alabama's titles, Ohio State has been the nation's best overall team since 2002. So...how weak is a conference really, when the nation's best team plays in the conference?

Iowa shouldn't REALLY be banned from participating in any future Rose Bowls, but EVERYONE, especially the "committee" knows that Ohio State is a much better team than Iowa this season. However, that did not keep them from ranking Iowa #5 and Ohio State #7 even though both teams lost just once and they only lost to Michigan State.

My last novel (or until the BasketBucks turn their season around which started well by beating Sparty) has some meaning even though none of you agree with me. Our football squad IS one of the best 4 teams in the nation. No more novels unless I write them in the forum. I'll see you all next football season. Goodbye, love to Buckeye Nation, and good luck to you all until 2016 football. I know that most of you hate me, but I still love you all. God Bless you all and Happy New Year. Football will be back before you know it...
 

Comment 01 Jan 2016

I agree. With a 4th season, Zeke would have the numbers, a title, possibly a Heisman (he was the nation's best player in 2014, but hardly ever does the best player win the Heisman AND, the Heisman is almost always going to go to an offensive player PLUS is voted on TOO EARLY). In other words, Zeke may be Ohio State's best RB EVER...but because of his NFL stock, his numbers will never put him where he should be when it comes down to "the greatest Buckeye players of all-time".

Just a prediction...Elliott will be a great player in the NFL. Heisman winner Derrick Henry won't. The reason is simple. Zeke is the better RB.

Comment 01 Jan 2016

Sure he does. But was targeting REALLY correct? The rule on targeting explains it as: Taking aim at an opponent for purpose of attacking with no apparent intent that goes beyond making a legal tackle, legal block, or playing the ball.

Was Bosa attacking with INTENT that goes beyond making a play on the ball? He had his hands ready to take the QB to the ground, but didn't. He slowed up and put "the crown" of his helmet in the QB's chest and stopped.... There was no intent to injure the QB, which was the reason for the rule. Yes, the rule was made to prevent players from using their helmet as a weapon. If Bosa had intended on using his helmet to hurt the QB, the QB WOULD BE HURT right now.

I've seen some very bad targeting calls this season, and despite what Bible and Spielman say, Bosa did not attempt to HURT the opposing player, period. This is one of the worst targeting calls I have seen this season. Another bad targeting call this season was when Corey Smith was ejected as he didn't lead with his helmet but his shoulders (but his shoulder pads hit the opposing players helmet) and Smith was even turning his helmet away from the play when it happened. The call should be made ONLY if there is the INTENT of hurting a player. If Bosa wanted to hurt that guy, ND would be using their next QB right now.

The call was a bad call. In my opinion, it was even worse than the call against Corey Smith. I like the idea of the "targeting rule", but it seems that the people that are in charge of making the calls do not know the rules very well and that bodes badly, especially for a player in his last collegiate game. BOO!

Comment 31 Dec 2015

After Ohio State beats ND 38-20, Ohio State had better end up in the season's end "top 5". Since Tressel's days, our Bucks have had more top 5 finishes than non-top 5 finishes. Still trying to figure out how a 2 loss Notre Dame team is ranked above our Buckeyes. The committee is the problem. In jury trials, jurors are ordered to not talk over their "decisions". But, in the playoff committee, all 12 voters talk about their voting and afterwards other members try to tell some members why their voting is wrong. Get rid of the committee and just let the AP vote. A 100+ INDEPENDENT voting system (the AP) is much more fair than a 12 person committee that discusses and members try to change each other's minds while they are voting, especially when a person like Tom Osbourne is NOT who runs the committee but because of Osbourne's career, you know what he says carries a lot of weight. I never wanted the playoff, but now embrace it, but the committee needs to be done away with. 38-20 Buckeyes... Go Buckeyes!!!