More partial to "CSI: Boise", myself.
Jesus tap dancing Christ.
Seems to me that the schedule is light years better than the last few years. TTUN should be very good and NW may be ranked, depending on whether they maintain momentum from last year. I also think Nebraska could be very good, and will definitely be ranked if they beat Oregon.
Jack Stacks remains to this day the greatest meal I've ever had. I don't recall which one, but it was a huge building that felt like a barn inside.
Dude. BYU is the exception in the list of schools mentioned as possible Big 12 expansion candidates. He's right with every other school, so why does that make him an idiot again?
I agree that starting out lower works on many levels, in particular Urban Meyer's ability to play the underdog card with his team. However, even after losing a comparable number of players, have you ever seen Bama start outside the top 5? Nope. Name one team that has recruited at a comparable level the last 3 years? If you said "Ohio State ", you're correct. I guess that's my only gripe with the lower rankings.
Anyone remember the 2010 Penn state game? We were by far the better team and were still getting our asses kicked at halftime. Came out in the 2nd half and lit them up, including 2 pick 6's against McMoxie. Turns out that Tressel ripped into the team at halftime with a profanity laced tirade that surprised every guy on the team. Always wished I had audio of that.
Fuck yeah it does. I miss Coach.
I agree with you on this, but the fact that Paterno's wins were restored is laughable. Yeah, Penn State said they were sorry and showed remorse. We see now just what that amounted to.
I like this idea. Otherwise we'd only play teams like Iowa and Nebraska twice every eight years, which is exacerbated by the fact that we would likely have to play the clown schools in NJ and Maryland every year. Bleck.
Not to mention the annual over rating of Tennessee.
Yes, and collect your plethora of up votes. J Law and Emma Stone will get my UV every single time.
I don't think the poll is indicative of any bias against Ohio State, but I have always thought the FPI was a horrible metric - especially considering the fact that it heavily relies on statistics and, if I recall correctly, uses the last 4 years of team data to compute its rankings. There aren't yet any statistics for the 2016 season since it doesn't start for almost 4 months, and I'm quite sure that the 2013 team has little bearing on this year's edition, considering the fact that 95% of the players on the 2016 team weren't even in the program yet. The biggest gripe I have is the ranking of our schedule as 30th, which is nonsense. Almost every other metric I've seen has had the Buckeye schedule in the top 10-15. It's laughable that ESPN uses this so heavily because it's THEIR metric, yet no other TV network or news outlet uses it. I wonder why?
Do you have a link to your Ohio State sports blog? >.<
Actually, the 2009 game in Happy Valley was at like 530 or 6. I remember being perplexed.
BD 299, you sum up my feelings exactly. Not sure where any of the other stuff comes from. I remember when the AJ Green and Johnny Football cash for autographs things came out, and the public sentiment was "they should be able to profit off of their own name", when just a year or two prior, Terrell Pryor was SKEWERED for doing this same thing. The hypocrisy is what irritates me. This doesn't mean that I sit at home nights fuming over the Tatgate punishment, despite what the guy above thinks.
Show me where I said that no rules were broken? I simply said that schools with far worse violations got no punishment, while we vacated an entire season and missed out on a national championship two years later. And you can go look at any story on any major news site and find people still making reference to Tatgate, so I'm not the one who needs to let anything go. Besides, this is a thread ABOUT NCAA violations, so it's kinda topical, don't you think?
Well, nothing happened to UNC, or Miami. And all the Penn State sanctions have been overturned - including vacated Paterno wins, yet were still criticized for discounted tattoos daily and are required to pretend like 2010 never happened. So no, not a damn thing will happen.
And yet they'll still start the season highly ranked with tons of hype about Josh Dobbs and Butch Jones. Ah, to be a delusional SEC homer.
Man, a lot of NFL fans are idiots. I really believe a lot of them are only following it for their fantasy teams and thus have no fucking clue about anything except stats, body measurements and what the heard on Twitter. Anyone whose team just drafted Joey Bosa or Zeke Elliot should be nothing short of ECSTATIC.
I don't see that. Even a mid round pick is better than being an UDFA. Going undrafted in no way vindicated JM; it simply reaffirms what just about everyone anticipated.
I'm thinking that Bill O'brien was so traumatized from the 2013 63-14 ass beating Braxton administered against PSU that he figured he just had to have him on his own team. Smart.
Let's just enjoy the fact that Braxton Miller got drafted at a new position ahead of arrogant shit bag Connor Cook, a three year starter and 2x B1G Champion. Lol, maybe treating Archie like shit wasn't such a great plan after all.
And yet people still make Tatgate remarks all the time. Much like an in-conference loss to an SEC foe; NCAA violations don't count when you're south of the Mason-Dixon.
Fucking MSU game. >.<