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I'm Ron Burgundy

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Comment 30 Jul 2015

Agreed, there were, in my opinion, too many different people who had this "rumor" pretty much dead on accurate. Felt like a done deal to me after reading all the postings the last several days.

I understand a lot of people wanted to bury their head in the sand, or ignore the rumors until officially public. But I did not understand the viciousness towards those who were just conveying what they had "heard" for insiders.

Comment 30 Jul 2015

I'm fairly certain Corey Smith caught exactly 0 passes that traveled over 25 yds in the air, so I'd have to disagree with that.  I completely made that stat up based on my recollection of the season, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Until someone else proves themselves, we have no deep threat this year outside of Mike Thomas. He can go get jump balls on deep passes.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

I noticed that as well, but was chalking it up to an out of date graphic or mistake on ticketmaster's part. Then again, the Team Tix site also has a graphic that shows the East still being on the home side. So I don't know for sure at this point.

I'd be very surprised if it didn't rotate, just from a fairness perspective to all the schools. There are some nicer amenities on the home side of the stadium, and one would assume the locker room / clubhouse is a little nicer as well.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Yes, the "home" team rotates every year, so this year the East division will be on the visitor sideline.  It is how it has been done every year previously, so while I can't say I've 100% confirmed that for this year, I would feel pretty confident that will be the case.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Sorry, but your instant savings logic on buying used or basic cars could just as easily by applied to your vacations.

"Want to save an easy $5k? Don't go on vacation to Hawaii for a week. Now I've got an extra $5k to use on something that is more important to me personally, like a newer or nicer car..."

I don't have a dog in this fight, just sayin.. Everybody has their own set of ideals and things that are important to them that they are willing to spend their money on. Some people like to spend more on their cars or houses or other things/hobbies, some like to travel/take vacations. It's all personal preference and just because you value certain things more than others do, does not make you smart and them morons.

For the record I share you beliefs in cars. They are a means for transportation and nothing else to me. The money saved can be applied to the things I'm more interested in.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

A couple notes if this wasn't clear to everybody. Any section 100 level to 400 level that is between the 20 yd lines are NOT for public sale ever. So for the OSU side this year that would be sections 111-115, 211-215, 311-315,411-415.  Those are reserved for some combination of players families, the schools, corporations, team tix, etc.  You will not see anything in those areas in the public sale.

Furthermore, the public sale consists basically of 2 opposite "corners" of the stadium. 116-125, 216-225, 316-325, 416-425 and then the other corner 143-153, 243-249, 343-349, 443-449.  And then for the most part the entire 500 and 600 levels should be fair game for the public sale.

Lastly, the opposite 2 corners that I did not list are what get reserved for each school that makes it.

***Now the interesting thing to me is I don't think anybody today saw any seats in 116/117, 216/217 type areas which I know are public sale. Either somehow they are all sold out to previous ticket buyers, or they are being held back until Saturday. Guess we'll find out Saturday.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Yes. You need to wait until the week of the game. A couple things happen during that week.

1) Any of those Team Tix reservations that people opted NOT to buy, get dumped on the market at random times. It's not many, but there's some really good seats there.

2) The 2nd thing that will happen is any of the school allotments that don't get sold get dumped on ticketmaster about 2-3 days before the game. Last year there were entire sections in the 300 level corners (even for OSU) that were open.  These tix were actually $80 versus the $90 we're all paying today. Plus fees of course.

3) Because of the 2 things above happening, many tickets on the reseller/ticket broker sites really plummet the last 2 days before the game. Seat Geek is my go to for an aggregate view of those sites, nicely mapped to the stadium sections. Check it daily the week of the game.

It is tough to wait it out that long, just look at me. I bought so-so tickets when I told myself I wouldn't. :)   But if you stay disciplined you can get a good seat for face or less.  Keep in mind this game I don't think ever sells out. Worst case scenario there will always be seats in the upper level available. On the street those go way below face value.

Good luck everybody and Go Bucks!!  

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Yeah I ended up using my phone as well. Had to settle for seats in 220. Probably should've just waited and played the long game like I did last year. Ended up in row 10 on the 40yd line behind OSU bench last year for face ($175).

I got on in the opening seconds and did not see anything that wasn't in a corner. So unless the people who did the snail mail presale bought all those seats, the public block SHOULD go over to the 20 yd line - i.e., 116/216/316, etc.  Wondering if those are being held back for the main release on Saturday. I started searching for singles early on and couldn't get anything that wasn't all the way in the corner. 

I'm waiting until Saturday now to re-check and see if there is anything better. Might have to double down if I can get substantially better seats.

Comment 29 Jul 2015

Yeah, I had some OK seats in 121 off the bat, but got greedy and threw them back. Then got nothing decent, and now it won't give me any tickets at all. There's no way they sold out that fast. But whatever, I was only going to jump this early on really good seats.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

If the last 3 years have shown us anything, it's that the backup (and sometimes 3rd string) QB will be needed in a big way at some point in the season. Just because 1 guys wins the job for the opener doesn't mean the other is done for the year. And J.T. and Cardale know that now more than ever. We'll need them both over the course of the year, and I expect they'll both be ready whenever their number is called. 

Comment 22 Jul 2015

I refuse to believe that there is any rational follower of college football who could possibly think Tennessee is better/would be favored over MSU on a neutral field to start the season. But, according to ESPN's FPI...

Comment 15 Jul 2015

Is there a more punchable face in the sports industry?  (non Tom Crean division of course. He is in a class of his own.) 

Comment 14 Jul 2015

No. Not going to happen, and I don't want it to happen.  Many of us were going crazy last year with the multiple teams from the SEC West talk. Without going into all 30 of them, the same reasons apply here.  No one wants to see a rematch in the CFP.

The only way it is possible is if you have multiple conferences with every team having 2+ losses, and have ND with 2+ losses. Which does happen from time to time I suppose.

I guess it if it does happen, it is going to be more about other conferences having complete meltdowns versus some super special 2nd place team from a conference that already has one in the CFP.

Comment 07 Jul 2015

I don't know why but I never have gotten this, despite purchasing directly the last couple years. Anyway, probably will just wait for the presale code and try to nab decent seats in the public sections if there are any.

Otherwise, if you wait until the week of the game and hawk Ticketmaster, you will be amazed at what seats pop up on there.  There is no shortage of options to get good seats for this event.

Heck, even OSU didn't fill their allotment last year and entire sections in the 300 level corner were out there a couple days before the game.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

Seems like he has pretty long arms even if he doesn't grow another inch or two. But I agree, his highlight tape did not display any leaping ability at all. It's definitely not the end all be all, as long as he uses that big body and has good hands / gets shots up quickly.

Of course we're talking about a 2017 kid, so he's got lots of time to improve his game. 

Comment 26 Jun 2015

I agree that we do not have a known quantity deep threat. Last year it was pretty much only Devin Smith who could complete the catch on a true go route.  Corey Smith and Marshall both have shown repeated trouble tracking and judging the deep ball. I love Marshall as a slot guy catching medium-deep balls over the middle in front of safeties, but every time he was targeted on a go route he would usually slow down, jump, and have the ball go over his head.  Corey Smith seemed to be in position for a few, but could never actually come down with the ball.

The young guys who have never seen the field are completely unknown - DIxon, Campbell, McLaurin.  Hopefully one of them can become that guy, but it's not going to happen on game 1 against VT.

The only guy who I would trust to come down with deep balls right now is Mike Thomas. He might not have the pure speed of the others, but definitely the size and the ability to go get the ball is there. He is going to need to have a big game against VT or I think some may be surprised to see the offense struggle a little in that first game.

Comment 12 Jun 2015

Hawaii should be pretty bad but Western Michigan is actually pretty solid (for non P5 school). They should be a contending team in the MAC this year. Won 8 games last year and return a lot of their top young skill players.

We will blow their doors off yes, but they are way better than Hawaii.

Western Michigan is actually the perfect kind of non-conf opponent in this playoff era. Still a likely guaranteed win, but they will go on to win 8-9+ games once they get into their weaker conference and boost our SOS numbers at the end of the year.  Same deal with N. Illinois.

Comment 09 Jun 2015

Wow, that must be the difference between being a true completely biased fan of the Cavs (you) and someone who is just bandwagoning and pulling for them to win (me).  I thought indeed there was numerous bad calls that didn't go the Cavs way, but on that last play Lebron pretty deftly cruised through the traffic. He created as much of the contact with Iguodala as Iguodala did, and it was very minor anyway. He then almost completely avoided contact from anyone else gliding in the air and double pumping around Green.

I thought it was a great move, one he finishes 9 times out of 10, and he was not fouled. Not really that close. Lebron does not hide it when he thinks he was fouled, and he didn't show any indication he thought he was fouled on that play.

The non-calls on the Green jump balls were what pissed me off the most. Could not believe that. He pulls Lebron down, doesn't tap the ball and Lebron is left with it in his lap and somehow that is the Warriors ball?? WTF??

Comment 04 Jun 2015

If you're referring to the Illinois GIF, that play was actually a "fumble" on the field where he was in a forward throwing motion and the ball slipped out awkwardly.  It was overturned after review.

Cardale is so good that he can fake turnovers to then lay the wood on the opposing team and get the ball back afterwards!

Comment 26 May 2015

That's exactly it, game speed and vision is what it comes down to in a Marshall vs. Wilson debate.

In roughly half the career playing time and opportunities, Marshall has a punt return TD (against IU), a long jet-sweep / touch pass TD (also IU), and a crossing route catch and run 40+ yd TD (against Minne).  Could Dontre have made those same plays? Maybe, but the fact remains Dontre has 0 explosive TDs in double the amount of playing time. And as you said his longest play from scrimmage (I think) was that amazing 1 handed grab against VT. Kudos for that grab, but it was a great catch on a deep pass with 0 yards run after the catch.

Bottom line, so far, Dontre has been a solid performer and contributer to the team, and I expect that to continue, but he is a not a game breaking homerun hitter at H-back.

Comment 26 May 2015

5 years too many in my opinion. He was a classic case of a coach who made his name by inheriting a traditionally strong mid-major school (Ball St.) and winning with the previous coach's recruits for a few years. He managed to get out of dodge just in time, as that program started to fall apart his last year (his first with all his recruits), to somehow land the OSU job.

It didn't make sense for OSU then and still doesn't today.

Comment 05 May 2015

You're missing Raekwon's INT return against Maryland and I think it was Lee who had a 2nd scoop and score against TSUN (his 1st against Navy which is what I think you're referring to).