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Hoody Wayes


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Comment 20 May 2017

Each of Meyer's national championship seasons includes one loss, a fact that begs reconsidering the value of going undefeated. 

I'm not suggesting Meyer or any other college football coach plays to lose.

But, I think Urban Meyer's success underwrites as acceptable, what seems to be a trait of both the BCS and CFP eras: The good loss.

So, looking at Ohio State's 2017 schedule, does this make Iowa (in the B1G West) the affordable loss? 

Comment 05 May 2017

"Mugabe, 93, appeared to fall asleep at the end of the session.":

https://www.yahoo.com/news/zimbabwe-not-poor-country-mugabe-115326886.html

Comment 15 Apr 2017

When it comes to the press (and marketing), Meyer is elite and Swinney is not. Some might say Swinney could be vulnerable to a lethal case of foot-in-mouth disease. 

Meyer's won three national championships to Swinney's one. I think elite status in coaching football is earned, once multiple national championships have been won.

But once gained, one wants (and is often expected) to remain elite.

Urban Meyer came to Ohio State, elite and fearsome. After 31-0 (and a couple of losses to MSU, that one to PSU, VT and the first one to Clemson), Urban Meyer is elite and no longer as fearsome. 

2017 will be an interesting year for Urban Meyer. After 31-0 (something many never thought would ever happen to this coach), how confident is Urban Meyer?

And how confident would Urban Meyer feel, were he to face Dabo Swinney, again?

Go Bucks!

Comment 05 Oct 2015

About Florida State, I agree with you, generally. The 2015 Buckeyes enjoy one advantage over that team: No one stands out with the polarizing effect, like Jameis Winston. This makes it easier for the Buckeyes to be a team. Every win is their win. It's their opportunity to improve.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Ramzy,

You entered an announcement thread about racists in the chat and needlessly dropped ageism into it.

Needlessly? Do you truly mean it when you write this word?

As to your announcement thread, you provided no forward, limiting the discourse, in any way.

Don't pollute this thread with that pathetic false equivalence again.

Again, “marginaliz(ing) or worse, (e)ither because of ethnicity (o)r age” is simply, wrong.

I express no false equivalence. Your use of false equivalence is false. 

You seem to have misplaced your anger.

You’re describing yourself, Ramzy. Your entrenchment is bizarre.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

All I keep hearing is "we're undefeated but not as undefeated as we'd like to be."

Great observation. This exemplifies the poll-era mentality, which will be hard to shake. The "style points" refrain loomed like a dark cloud over teams and their fans. No more. No more.

When you earn a championship, you should also be accorded the respect that comes with it. With so many national champions on the field and the sidelines, I feel much better about the team's prospects, than I did at this time, last season. I mean, what must the 2015 Buckeyes do, but win? Winning's the thing.  

Comment 04 Oct 2015

Ramzy,

That you are mischaracterizing me and offending me in a public forum requires my response.

It seems you did not read – but rather – chose to read into a statement that simply identified behavior on this site as too prevalent and worthy of its publisher’s attention and action. 

On behalf of this website and in this instance, it would have been better for you to simply read and acknowledge the comment. No one should be marginalized or worse, neither because of ethnicity nor age. 

I did nothing wrong here. Your ignorant and insensitive dismissal of ageism as “victimless” and your reactionary, snide and wildly judgmental response to my post is outrageous and absolutely surprising: Let alone wrong, it is contrary to the great care and wisdom you normally display in your writing.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

It was not me.

Thanks for trying to clarify. After posting my previous reply to yours, I sent an e-mail to Jason et al, regarding same.

Hopefully, no one has to deal with this again, on this site.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

I've followed Meyer's career fairly closely. Dating to his Florida tenure, it seems to me Meyer's teams are penalty/turnover-prone. Maybe these are by-products of his "play with your hair on fire" approach to coaching?

Consider the following, which will allow a complete overview of Meyer's coaching career, in this regard (just use the back and forward buttons):

http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/florida/2005.html

Comment 04 Oct 2015

It looks like it. However, I don't think too many of us expected Northwestern to shithouse the Gophers, much less shut 'em out. 

That should be the first B1G game of the year, next Saturday in A2.

Somebody scheduled Ohio State to play MSU and scUM in consecutive weekends, over consecutive years. I would love 11W to feature an interview with that somebody.