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Comment 20 Jan 2016

It wouldn't be the same if the schools and their logos and uniforms weren't in the game.  I see no reason why they can't be used, but out of an abundance of caution, schools started pulling out (it was rumored OSU was first). 

Names already arent included.  I don't see any reason they can't have blank slates (all players start a default skin color, no number).  Then if the user modified it too look like the roster, there is no way that can be on the game programers.  This can be done, and my guess is, once the dust settles it will be back.

Comment 20 Jan 2016

If this keeps up we might as well eliminate the Big Ten championship. What would be the point of it besides giving some creampuff a chance to dope fiend the conference's legitimate playoff hope?

I made this argument (in writing, still have it) when we were deciding how to originally split the teams.  I understood wanting to protect tradition, but based on history of the conference, I knew if Michigan hired the right coach, this would often be your de facto championship game.  Looks like it is trending in that direction (with Michigan State thrown into the mix).  It may be several years before we see a West team actually in the conference.  I do think this game will be a blow out far more often than it will see a West team win it, which will make it a farce.  At this point, it's only purpose is an additional semi-quality opponent for OSU at the back end of their schedule those years we get to the game.  #somelovefakechampionships

Comment 19 Jan 2016

I have to admit, this made me smile a bit.  It's one thing for a kid to decommit, happens all the time.  It's another to say "Urban was basically like a father and I talk to him all the time about non-football stuff for advice" (this is a paraphrase of his quote) then jump ship and go play for TTUN. 

It also makes me think that what lead him to leave was us cooling on him rather than the other way around.  Urban and his staff have this recruiting thing down to a science (as much as that is possible).  I think we'll be alright here.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Ha ha.  You think you have as much information as he did?  Were you at practice everyday?  One of the things that I read is that it took JT longer to recover from surgery than was anticipated and that he simply wasn't ready to go from the start.  Plus, no real reps for him in the Spring and Summer.  What if that is true?

It is amazing to me that internet poster thinks he knows more than a coach with Urban's track record who is there day in and day out. 

Comment 15 Jan 2016

When anything goes wrong in Buckeye Nation (and by that, I mean losing one game by a field goal in a 12-1 season). some on this board immediately begins a witch hunt so they can metaphorically burn someone at the stake.  I guess people need a scape goat because the other option is to admit we were out played at times during the season.  I mean, a few years ago it was Luke Fickell, and in looking at this latest crop of LB's, it's clear Fickell has no idea what he is doing.  These people were right, he should have been fired a few years ago.  I mean, are we really supposed to trust a coach with 3 titles and a.850 life time winning percentage to pick good assistants?  The people on here know better.

Comment 13 Jan 2016

I am so sick of this brand of Buckeye fan.  First, you attempt to apply a cliche to a quarterback situation that as far as I know has NEVER happened at this level of CFB in the history of the game.  Pfft.  This team went 12-1 and was few plays away from an undefeated season (there was exactly no undefeated teams this year now) and yet he "reaped what he sowed?'  Do you even know what that means?  You know, the other teams have good coaches and are trying to win too, right?  You are the exact kind of fan that is going to drive Urban out of Columbus sooner than would otherwise happen.  Then maybe you'll get it. 

And yes, I down voted you once (because the system wouldn't let me do it more than once to bastardize a famous Woody quote.  Please don't post shit like this here).

Comment 08 Jan 2016

There are lots former and current Buckeyes I have really enjoyed watching over the years.  But every once in a while, a player comes along that is transcending--a player that I wish could remain a Buckeye forever (on the field that is) so I could keep watching him on Saturdays long into the future.  Braxton is one of those players.  His special abilities, his unwavering team first attitude are just two of the things that makes him one of my favorite Buckeyes of all time.

I posted this on another thread last week but it's worth repeating.  I got to meet Braxton after the Fiesta Bowl Friday night at an Ohio State Buckeye Booster Bar in the Phoenix area.  I looked up as he came in the door and said to myself, "hey, that's Braxton Miller."  (I didn't know he was scheduled to be there).  I tapped him on the shoulder and said "welcome Xbrax One," and got that trademark smile. He signed a picture I am going to frame and put in the Buckeye room at my house, a piece I am thrilled to add to the collection.  He is as nice a kid off the field as he is a good football player on it.

And yes Xbrax One, you will ALWAYS be a Buckeye.  Good luck going forward # 5, I am certain there is a place for you in the NFL.

Comment 07 Jan 2016

I will always appreciate and respect this group for what they did. One of the best in school history for a school steeped in tradition.  What more needs to be said?

Having said that, I was telling another rabid fan the other day that I am looking forward to  rooting for a hungry team again.  It felt like most of the year this team was going through the motions, expecting to win.  I don't  what the percentage is, but I have always believed a large part of winning football games is wanting it more than the other guys do.  I don't think that was always the case this year.

Comment 02 Jan 2016

I dont think you read my comments very carefully-i said he's one of the game's best players.  You continue to ignore the fact that the Heisman Foubdation has repeatedly said they only invite people who have a shot to win.  In actual voting, Zeke finishef fifth (and was only fifth in total rushing yards as a rb) so clearly he did not. Whose side am I on?  Are we going to war?  I am on the side of reason and logic and refuse to be a homer.