I agree with you BUCKZ4EVR. Block "O" does a mediocre at best job in my opinion. They should take a collective trip to see the Seattle Sounders play and learn from them. Selecting one section per side to be block O is stupid. The loudest, most rabid fans need to be able to get in early and be up front. One section is not enough for this. I've always noticed loud fans are contagious too so instead of containing them, spread them out. It's the students job to get the stadium rocking and the "old timers" will join when it feels right.
and it was against a team that nearly beat TCU
I think so too, but before that happens Baylor will be ranked ahead of us again assuming they take care of K-state. Hopefully nobody overreacts to it because the very next week we will be ahead of them and TCU.
I know its not DC/Arlington but I have to say it anyway.... Union Jacks Bethesda is awful. I'm not sure why the Montgomery County Buckeyes still go there when there are better bars within a few blocks with better service, food, tv placement, and audio systems.
I'm hoping Maryland becomes a formidable dual sport(football and bball) program. The area has become so detached from college sports over the last decade so I think it will take both sports lifting each other for Maryland to really make it. They should make the tournament in basketball this year and their football team has been on a slow steady rise for a few seasons if you account for injuries. Maryland already dominates non revenue sports.
Basketball Jones! I got a basketball jones!
2010 still hurts so that's not a great stat to me.
El Guapo returns kicks?!?
ESPN is not anti-Ohio State for no reason at all. Its all about the money and if there's one league that means even less to ESPN than ours, its the Big 12. If its OSU vs. TCU/Baylor, with their 15 fans, then they will gladly sing our praises. Once that changes, lookout.
The use of "the eye test" against the SEC is a real game changer. I guess we've come to accept a metric from the machine that created this mess in the first place.
Kerry Coombs' short sleeves deserve a nod on this list.
Blame it on the alcohol...
Vegas is forward looking with assumptions, the committee is backward looking without assumptions. At the end of the season, those two will align.
Look, we are all eating frog for Thanksgiving when Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns get their first major win. Hook 'Em Horns!
This will eliminate TCU and degrade Baylor.
I don't find it much different than a super high profile incoming freshman QB. We saw the Terrelle Pryor/Todd Boeckman saga. Also similar to the Tim Tebow/Chris Leak situation. If Miller has a bad game people will be screaming for Barrett if he plays well Barrett will provide trick plays or clean up in garbage games.
King of the Trolls, Colin Cowherd, filled out his ballot today and the Buckeyes are in at an impressive #3
Yup, better coverage
Being surrounded by so many exclusively EPL fans (Eurosnobs) in the DC area makes it refreshing to see the MLS mentioned here. Glad to see you are representing Jeremy!
Yeah, I agree, they are definitely doing something right. Once fans have the perceived threat of a sell-out, season ticket and advanced ticket sales skyrocket which commits people to go so they wont cancel the day of. Sell outs are contagious. It's a snowball effect and right now they have positioned themselves near the top of the hill. I was just getting at how a couple extra million a year could allow them to make that final push.
Good for them. They can use the cash injection. The Crew organization is so close to being great, it just needs a few little boost to attract more fans and get to those sellout crowds. The Nordecke has done a lot to help in a short period of time, but (unfortunately) not everyone is into that part of atmosphere. Also the new league wide television deal should help increase team payrolls and talent retention.
If they are paying Saban's mortgage, then......... you know what I'm getting at.
Not even the best song with that title
Their self imposed bowl ban was considered enough punishment. I think it was one of those you F'ed up, we F'ed up, lets just walk away situations.