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DaiTheFlu


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Every time I step into the Horseshoe, the 1997 Rose Bowl, the entirety of the 2002 season (especially "Holy Buckeye", The Game, winning the National Championship), the 2006 season - pre-disaster in the desert, the Game of the Century in 2006, the 2010 Rose Bowl victory against "unstoppable" Oregon, the next decade of CFB dominance under Urban Meyer.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Anthony Gonzalez, AJ Hawk, Andy Katenmoyer, hopefully Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Tim Duncan
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: I assume this is a joke?
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: The 1997 Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Never heard of it.

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Apr 2015
You are 150% right. Why do you think Alabama loses games against spread -type teams with mobile QBs? When's the last time a Saban-led Bama lost to a pro-style team? Hell, Wisky would have to have an accurate QB like Connor Cook to even have a chance, and we know Stave isn't that guy. I think Wisky loses by three touchdowns and the SEC immediately claims that they're "back".
Comment 29 Apr 2015
This is a great question and one that I was just wondering. There really is no context to the quote. And as much as we'd like to believe that UGA was shitting the proverbial (dog)bed at the thought of another Urban Meyer depantsing, would a proud SEC school ACTUALLY admit it If it were true? Maybe DJ can provide some more context?
Comment 24 Apr 2015
Kinda disappointed that MSU isn't a night game, considering it will be the game of the year in the B1G. It just hit me that we have MSU and TTUN in back to back weeks. Yikes. Oh well, November is for contenders, right? I love the night games because of how amped the crowd gets - especially for big time ranked opponents. On the other hand, it sort of ruins watching all the other CFB games that day, due to being nervous and all. That's the one great thing about noon games when we win; we then get to enjoy the rest of the day's games, stress free!
Comment 22 Apr 2015

I'm firmly in the 4-team playoff camp, for a couple reasons. 

1. The regular season in CFB is the greatest, most meaningful regular season in all of sports. If you lose, it matters. If you lose twice, you're almost assured to be out. There's a reason we watch every game so closely, because each result goes a long way towards determining your fate. The more playoff teams added, the more 2 loss and maybe even 3-loss teams (Ole Miss this year was what, 8th or 9th at end of season?) you'll have. 

2. Conference Championship games will die. Sure, the CG can be a dull matchup a lot of the time, but it gives a team a chance at another quality win. Our 59-0 pasting of Wisky got us in the playoff this year, and the rest is history. 

3. Length of season/ Wear and tear - Would you REALLY have wanted to see Ohio State play another game after beating the 1st and 2nd ranked teams in back-to-back games? At some point, guys are going to be worn out and hit a wall. More injuries will likely happen as well, not to mention the potential impact to the academic calendar. 

4 is absolutely perfect! Sure, we might get stuck at 5th once year, in which case we'll all be furious, but there's definitely a big drop off between the 4th and 5th teams to the 7th and 8th teams, as we saw with Ole Miss, Baylor, etc. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015
They do the same thing when parading their antiquated "most wins of all time" card. When the only relevant thing my team has done post - Eisenhower is have a nasty drunken threesome (not the good kind) with Nebraska and the 1997 championship, I'm probably not going to be crowing about how great my team is. But then again, I'm not a TTUN fan, so I have no idea how it feels to have so little about which to feel good.
Comment 27 Mar 2015
Minimal time commitment? Obviously you've never spent 6 out of 8 hours of a work day on Eleven Warriors, pouring over every stat and detail from the previous Saturday's game, followed of course by the rage and ranting on the Internet that comes after the Buckeyes fall 3 spots in the polls despite winning by 50. Minimal time commitment, my ass.
Comment 20 Mar 2015
Although I grew up in Columbus until age 16 and now live near Seattle, I spent many of the years between in Texas, which has some of the finest Mexican, Burgers and Bbq fast food know to man. My favorite is a tie between Taco Bueno and Chicken Express, two places that you won't find outside of Texas or maybe Oklahoma. For that I feel sorry for all of you unaware. Worst would have to be McDonald's for me, although they do have good fries. If I have to eat there, I'll eat one of the premium chicken club sandwiches; why anyone would ever eat any of their "beef", though is beyond my miniscule abilities of comprehension.
Comment 13 Mar 2015
I don't think anyone is calling Hairbag a loser, but most TTUN fans seriously believe that his resume - that of a super bowl loss, two NFC Championship game losses and zero titles - was on par or greater than that of Urban Meyer. They really are delusional, which is something we can all agree on.
Comment 13 Mar 2015
Holy shit, what a perfect moniker for Hairbag. Basically a guy that got everyone all excited for a few minutes then flamed out miserably. Jimmer. Haha.
Comment 13 Mar 2015
If anything, Tennessee fans should be beating the poop out of their own damn quarterback. Or themselves, for being UT fans.
Comment 02 Mar 2015
So, much like the last time PSU lost a highly rated recruit named "Terrell" to Ohio State, this is probably the part where Penn State fans start running their mouths about how they didn't want him anyway and how he wouldn't be able to "compete" in James Franklin's system. I guess that's about all one has to look forward to, when one is a Penn State fan...
Comment 28 Feb 2015
If you're a TTUN fan, yeah.
Comment 28 Feb 2015
This is a tough question. On one hand, I don't see Urban coaching here another 10 years, given his track record, but then again, he is home. THIS is his Holy Grail, as well as his family's. Realistically, I'd say 5 more years, but I don't think he'd go to another college team after. Maybe the NFL, simply because I don't see Urban Frank Meyer retiring to the golf course before age 60. He's too competitive. He would be driving Shelley nuts. All I know is that THIS is the golden age of Buckeye football and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it. We see from our smelly and arrogant neighbors to the north that even the blue blood teams in CFB can backslide into mediocrity.
Comment 27 Feb 2015
Buckeye Pastor, under normal circumstances, you'd be right regarding the expectations at Ohio State. But you seem to be ignoring the PRIMARY reasons for this season being so incredible and unexpected, Braxton getting hurt and then JT Barrett playing like a seasoned vet - followed of course by JT Barrett getting hurt and Cardale Jones playing out of his mind. Anyone that actually expected Barrett or Jones to play the way that they did - without ANY previous tape on either guy against legit college competition - I think is being unreasonable and disingenuous. You're right that we have the talent and resources to compete for titles every year, but what Urban did this year was absolutely legendary and no one saw it coming.
Comment 23 Feb 2015
True, but Alabama and Oregon both knew what was coming, Oregon and the counter trey, in particular, yet they couldn't even make a dent. So, at that point, what's the difference? Was the Tressel era Dave play just not executed as well? Or were these power concepts under Urban Meyer simply schematically superior to the old Dave play? Or was this 2014 team just that much better that they could run it down opposing team's throats, even when they knew it was coming?
Comment 23 Feb 2015
Brig, I agree that a few of the games this year weren't pretty, but our offense was dominant all year long. Go watch the 2012 Indiana game or Cal game. Aside from the occasional 60 yard Braxton TD or Devin Smith 50 yard bomb, that offense was painful to watch. And don't forget that the defense that year required a fullback to convert to MLB to stop the bleeding caused by inexperience and injuries. No way does the 2012 team beat this year's Wisconsin team in the B1G Championship Game, or Bama or Oregon.
Comment 22 Feb 2015

I'd have to say 2010 gets the nod at #2, based on sheer talent. If not for a couple of awful quarters in Madison, that team very well could have gone undefeated and won the championship. 

2012 was obviously great for a lot of reasons, most importantly the fact that it helped cleanse us of the filth that was the 2011 season. That said, I think the final 12-0 record somewhat overstates how good that team was. Certainly they got better throughout the season, and there were occasional flashes of brilliance (Nebraska, most notably), but I've watched several of those games over (Indiana, Cal), and it's amazing how limited they were offensively. The playbook consisted of Braxton right, Braxton left, the occasional deep bomb to Devin Smith and then Braxton scrambling after going through 1-2 reads. 2012 will always have a special place in my heart, but I think a lot of folks forget how much that team struggled at times, so I don't think they can reasonably be placed at #2...

Comment 22 Feb 2015

I said this in the Skull Session, but it bears repeating. I am so proud to have had guys like Mike Bennett wear the Scarlet and Gray. Anyone ever spewing the outdated notion that "Urban only plays/recruits thugs" needs to listen to Michael Bennet or JT Barrett or Darron Lee or Evan Spencer in an interview. Not only are they all amazing athletes, they are all articulate and intelligent and unbelievable representatives of The Ohio State University.