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Comment 5 hours ago

I don't like getting in a Buckeye fan's grill, but with shit like this I have to.

This is going to reflect negatively on Nick?  Really, what did he do?  Last time I checked, Joey and Nick were two different people.  I wish people would think to themselves, "what if the kid is on here and reads this?"  I am sure at some point Nick thought, "do I really want to walk in Joey's footsteps."  Then, someone like you comes along and cements this notion.

I will do with this what I do with all pieces of toilet paper covered in feces.  Flush it.

Think next time McFly.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

"When Ohio State won the first ever college football playoff in January, bringing home the 2015 national title..."

This is a pet peeve of mine, but, while the game was played in 2015, it was the 2014 title that was won.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

One thing to consider is that Devin's greatness tracking the deep ball really made Cardale great. It remains to be seen if someone can fill that role.  While Cardale's numbers aren't as good, his came against 3 of the 4 best teams we played last year (MSU being the other).  So i would not make this decision based just on numbers.  Personally I think JT is the all around better qb but obviously am not at practice every day.  History tells me both will play.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

Well, this is where the subtly comes in--OSU really didn't have that many kids that graded out that high last year(read: this was a very young team).  Alabama simply had more of those guys this year.  As you pointed out, this didn't stop Alabama from winning titles other years where kids graded out before the game.

Whatever.  He is saying his kids didn't have heart, he couldn't motivate them, or both.

Sounds like a you problem to me.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

So it was tough getting through the SEC title game?  You mean beating the team that was a middling Big 12 team a few years ago (remember, if so and so joined the SEC, they would go 4-8)?  The one that lost to Indiana on their home turf?  While you had that "tough" game, we had to beat a Wisconsin team, that well, beat your rival in a bowl game.

I thought the reason they lost was because they didn't take Cardale seriously?

Look, the SEC had a nice run.  But as was pointed out time and again, things are cyclical in CFB.  Win with grace, lose with grace.  I have wondered if the best of Saban was behind him (losses in big games, crying about the rules, hiring Kiffin).  Now that I hear these excuses, it cements this in my head even more.  Warms my innards to know that it was Ohio State that broke the SEC.  It's killing him (and his disciples).  Alabama used to be the best on the field.  Now, they are the best at making excuses.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

Stewart, is Ohio State's schedule so bad this year that even running the table the Buckeyes could miss the playoff? Does beating Virginia Tech, Hawaii, Northern Illinois, Penn State, Western Michigan, Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and Michigan make them worthy of a playoff spot, when a team like Alabama is going to have to beat SEVEN preseason top-25 teams

Assuming this is a serious question and not just a hater trolling, it is amazing to me how people glob onto narratives and refuse to change them even when data suggests that maybe they should.  Look, I'm not gonna suggest the B1G is now dominate, far from it.  But this idea that the B!G is a complete doormat, akin to the MAC, is really starting to annoy me.  Why didn't success in the bowls change this perception, at least a little bit?  JMO, but a lot o this stems from Ohio State losing big games in 2000's under JT (two really).  Was I the only one that saw Ohio State roll through Wisconsin (yes I know, weak B1G team), then Alabama and Oregon?  Why do people refuse to consider new information and reevaluate (and all of this assumes the narrative of the B1G being weak had merit in the first place.  In the 38 bowl games played through the 2012 season, the B1G Ten split with the SEC 19-19.  This was during the SEC's great run.  I don't get it!!)

Comment 01 Jul 2015

And so we are clear, I hope my post didn't sound like I was dumping on JT.  He took a 7-5 team (that we know had talent) and won our first title since 1968.  We dominated Michigan and the B1G in that decade, and just getting to the NCG with a field of two teams two more times is an accomplishment.  Yes, the team lost games it shouldn't have, but I give JT a lot of credit for getting the team to bounce back after disappointing losses, the season never went in the tank.  OSU played in more BCS bowls than any other school I believe (or they are tied for this honor).  He was a great coach, and his misdeed aside, a worthy HOF'er.  But I don't think it is unfair or inaccurate to say that some of the teams that he coached were not "national championship" worthy.  In fact, the facts support this.  I don't think pointing this out should mean that my fandom gets questioned by someone who knows almost nothing about me.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Way off base my friend.  41-14 is a fact.  So is 38-24.  You think those are opinions?

I love you pulling the fan card because I am an honest fan who will call it like I see it.  So I don't suck at the teet of all things OSU (we are the best team every year, records be damned!!) and somehow you think that means that when they aren't winning as much I won't be a "lifelong" and "honest" fan, huh?  How would you even presume to know such a thing?  I saw EVERY play of EVERY game in the 6-7 season BTW (and even traveled to Ann Arbor to take in "The Game.").

I don't like Buckeye fighting Buckeye, but you want to respond to my posts, check this ignorant shit at the door or just scroll on by.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I love the way he cuts down fanboys and homers who don't have a grasp of the facts.  I find it entertaining.  Do I think he is right all the time, nope.  Did he piss me off at times ripping on the B1G and OSU?  Yep.  But I want to be entertained by someone who does research and at least has some of the facts.  Give me that over a boring ho-hum "gotta give it a 110%, good lord willin'" interview any day of the week.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

People are funny to me.  If someone comes on and gives ten minutes of PC sports cliches, we call 'em boring, don't want to hear it.  But if you are brash and opinionated, you are an asshat and we don't want to hear it.  I want someone to explain to me EXACTLY what Collin did with JH here that was even arguably rude or inappropriate.  I will wait...

Comment 01 Jul 2015

What you say about Collin is sometimes true, but was NOT during the JH interview.  He lobbed him softball open-ended questions and JH would mumble three or four words then stop talking.  If you can't do interviews or don't want to do them, I don't know, don't.  As for the DP show, DP is a great interviewer, I agree with that.  However, too much of his show is the four of them sitting around shooting the shit like frat brothers, making fun of each other, etc.  Too little actual discussion on sports topics for my liking.  To each their own I guess.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

DP show all the way.  So I can listen to four dudes I don't know personally talk about their private lives in fake man-cave punch each other in the arm were just regular ol' guys schtick.  What Collin did was entertaining, the way Barkley does his interviews.  I can't stand interviews where there are sports cliches being tossed around, but I guess it is true what they say: different strokes for different folks.  You watch the DP show, I will watch an interview like that one every time instead.  Simply good entertainment. It is not Collin's fault Jim isn't the least bit articulate and acted like he had zero interest in doing the interview.  He should have been called out for that.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I am officially done with MGO blog.  Used to go over there for a cup of schadenfruede now and again, but those people are off the reservation.  Harbaugh with his 58 wins and zero titles is already a god to them (and we are constantly told Urban can't coach in the pros, whatever relevance that has to a discussion of CFB coaching, despite the fact he has never tried and no one actually knows).  Urban is pure evil, apparently because "he will do anything to win," a statement that is repeated without being explained ever (no details to support it I guess).  When OSU was 3 over the schollie limit, it was classic "oversigning by the devil."  But when JH allegedly pressured that kid to quit football, people just didn't have the information JH had, and he was looking out for the kid's best interests.  Punish yourselves if you must, but I'm out.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

And as we now see, just being an honest fan, most of JT's Ohio State team's weren't championship worthy, which was the source of much of the criticism.  I have to be honest, but I heard from a lot of OSU haters in my inner circle who sung a completely different tune this time around.  Sometimes the facts are just the facts.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

I know most people don't like Cowherd but I do.  You call in with stupid fanboy statements or do what Jim Harbaugh just did, and he will call you out.  What is wrong with that?

I find it funny that UM can't get a HC with just basic communication skills.  It was painful to listen to Hoke talk with his "well, ah, ya knows".  Harbaugh fumbles for words like a shy 14 year old on his first date.  Why would any recruit outside of Michigan kids who are diehard UM lifelong fans want to play for this guy?  I agree with Collin, that was painful to listen to, thought about shutting it off several times, but I was glued to it like rubbernecking a car crash.  I came away from that thinking, "God we are lucky to have Urban Frank Meyer as our head coach."

Comment 25 Jun 2015

The NBA Draft (ESPN, 7 p.m.) is the best draft in America, hands down.

I often agree with your positions, but this is just plain silly (disclaimer:  I hate the NBA).  The NBA is a star driven league, and almost everyone agrees that there is probably only 5 potential impact players in this draft.  Even if the pundits are wrong, it's by one or two guys, no more, at least historically.  Watching teams draft role players and guys who won't ever make a roster doesn't do it for me (apparently you are down with shitty as long as it is brief).  The NBA draft, like the league itself, is ruined by the CBA that allows one-and-dones to declare.  Most of those guys amount to nothing, which really isn't surprising since they only have 1 year of ball at any high level under the belt.  Not only is this shortsighted for the NBA, but it is ruining CBB as well.   Watch if you must, but just know that when you hear many of those first round names being called, it will be the last time you ever hear those names, at least for some of them.  That doesn't do it for me.