Didn't read you second post...I get what you are saying now.
but he throws a ton of interceptions
You know who else threw a lot of INT's? Brett Farve...he doesn't suck.
hasn't looked great this year
Have you watched him play? He is VERY good. There's a reason he'll likely be a top-5 pick.
So then stop complaining. This it 90% of the reason there aren't major bowls located in B1G country. It is what it is.
The BIG is the only Power 5 conference that does not have a New Year's Six bowl.
It's also the only conference located ENTIRELY in a region where it's cold and snows regularly in Dec/Jan. The PAC-12, Big 12, SEC, and ACC all have parts of their footprint in areas with warm winter weather.
I'm not cherry picking anything, I'm pointing out the tough games since EVERY SINGLE CONFERENCE plays craps schools OOC. That is as FACT. If anyone is cherry picking it's you since you're only focusing on the crap schools ignoring all the tough opponents.
The SEC has played USC, UCLA, Wisconsin, Clemson twice, UNC, West Virginia, Vtech, BYU, FSU...not a record setting schedule, but it's better than what the B1G and PAC-12 played, so expalin to me, logically, how that is by far the worst OOC schedule. I'll make it easy, you're wrong...not even close. You're letting emotion cloud logical thought.
Seeing as the season just started, I'm going with 76.
Weakest OOC scheduling of any Power 5 conference
That's not really true at all.
Upvote to you. I mean, I would give my left nut to have had the opportunity to play at OSU. My point was that often times some of our fans use the excuse that "we didn't really want him anyway" when the kid didn't really have any interest in us in the first place.
You lightening up might be possible.
Sorry that logic hurts your feelings.
There is a reason we never really went after Harris i just am not sure what it is
Isn't it possible he didn't want to come here? Not everyone wants to be a Buckeye.
You're going on a little DVing spree today aren't you?
Wasn't me player, but thank YOU for throwing one at me.
than coasting along to a title like Saban did in 2011 and 2012, and his LSU win in 2005 is highly suspect against Oklahoma and would have easily lost to USC.
Come on man...1) He didn't "coast" to anything, he won the games in front of him and 2) You can't say he would've lost to a team that didn't even qualify for the game, again he won the games in front of him.
Right now, Saban is 1A and Meyer is 1B, I'm not sure the fascination of trying to degrade what Saban has accomplished.
Not me either, and you are proving our point. The PinStripe Bowl is a mid tier bowl that has yet to sell out...even with the allure of the game being played at Yankee Stadium.
And then promptly curbstomped a team we lost to at home playing two backup QBs.
That's some impressive mental ju-jitsu you just did.
Confirmation bias...its a hell of a drug.
This logic makes little sense. Peyton Manning sucked his first few years. Tom Brady was an average QB in college. Now look at them, probably two of the greatest QBs to play the game. Should their over accomplishment be diminished because of how their careers started? Nick Saban was average at MSU and terrible in the NFL. That has NOTHING to do with what he is NOW, and that is the best coach in CFB.
Every other Power 5 conference has a major bowl in its territory.
One word - WEATHER.
Why should I care about helping the poor unfortunate Southern communities that already receive a shit ton of Northern cash from tourism?
It's not about YOU, it's about being able to market said bowl, and the week of events leading up to it, to the masses. Unfortunately, whether you or I like or not, it's easier to market sunshine and shorts than snow and shivering. If NYC or Chicago had a domed stadium, and a little better weather, they would likely have had a major bowl game years ago. But they don't, so it's not going to happen. There's a reason you only see low/mid tier bowls in the north....WEATHER.
And that is low-tier bowl that struggles to get people to watch the game on TV, let alone in the stands.
It's NOT about buckling to the demands of other conferences...this is a lazy line of reasoning. It's about the overall experience of the ENTIRE week leading up to the bowl and being able to sell that experience to thousands of people so they spend extended periods of time boosting the local economy. Sure, the game ITSELF will do just fine but you're crazy if you think someone from Texas is going to spend an entire week in Columbus in the middle of winter...no one goes on vacation somewhere where they have to pack thermal underwear. They want sunshine, sun, and nice weather. That's how you sell someone on spending a week in city rather than one night.
And the B1G added Rutgers for TV ratings and an entryway into the NJ recruiting turf, not because it's a great place for a bowl game.
I know, this is starting to get ridiculous.
Well it looks like our old pals at ESPN has once again hired another clown to jump on The Imaginary Hate OSU Express. Your Thoughts???
Fixed it for ya!
Because it's not just about the game.
Again, the game itself isn't the issue.