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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett is growing on me rapidly.
  • NFL TEAM: Any team with former Buckeyes

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Comment 2 hours ago

That's what we call addition by subtraction.  Also, he should try out audition for the NBA.

Comment 2 hours ago

I like the one guy in the choir that didn't get the memo that they were supposed to fall over.

Comment 4 hours ago

9er was from PA, so it very well could be Mark May.  FauxPelini acts like he's a Nebraska Fan just to throw us off the trail.  A "Big Red" Herring if you will.

Comment 4 hours ago

I don't think lowering the collective IQ of the entire team is a good strategy for winning football games.

Comment 4 hours ago

His fatness just proves his buckeye pride.  It's really more like "growing extra skin" so he has more room to put buckeye flair.  I mean, look at his chin/neck appendage!

Comment 4 hours ago

I disagree.  Our WRs against their Secondary is an advantage.  Our DL and LBs against their OL is an advantage (we stuffed Wisconsin and MG without stacking the box, not sure why Alabama thinks we have to put 8 in against them).  The only advantage they might have is Amari Cooper vs. Doran Grant and/or Eli Apple but we'll see who wins that matchup when Sims doesn't have time to throw like he's used to.

If this game is a blowout, it will not be in Alabama's favor, that's for sure.

Comment 5 hours ago

Clemson is not in the SEC, nor was that game played in the Sugar Bowl.

Comment 5 hours ago

If you are referring to our loss to LSU in 2008, that wasn't technically the Sugar Bowl game.  Our last appearance prior to Arkansas was a victory over Texas A&M in 1999.

Comment 5 hours ago

I agree with him about TP and the gold pants.  That pissed me off when I heard they were selling those and their championship rings and stuff.  Not because it was a "violation" but because it was spitting in the face of tradition.

But they're not going to whip us for 4 quarters.  The only time they will threaten us is if they receive the opening kickoff, they will have exactly 1 opportunity to take the lead.  And then Bosa will end it.  And then we won't look back.

Also, we beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl the last time we were there.  Alabama is the team that lost in their last Sugar Bowl appearance.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

I'm just glad he didn't bring Lebron.  Didn't go too well last time.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Yeah, but when Cardale gets within close range of you, he destroys you by running through you, jumping over you, or throwing and brushing off the hit you were trying to make on him as if you weren't there at all.  Oh, and lets not forget what he does if one of his receivers happens to fumble...

I think 12 gauge is a perfectly acceptable name.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

And now you are wasting even more time checking for replies to your post about having wasted 5 minutes of your life.  Hopefully you see this comment and decide not to waste even more by replying to it.  

Maybe we can start a kickstarter to raise time instead of money (since time is money) to get your 5 minutes back.  If we exceed our goal, maybe you can use the excess to continue commenting in this thread.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

My wife doesn't like watching Jeopardy! because she thinks Trebek is a jerk.  She isn't completely wrong, he can be a bit of a show-off and come across a little pompous sometimes.  And when he tries to do accents, he is completely horrible and it is embarrassing to watch.

That said, if he had actually done what the producers asked him to do and try to console her more, I actually would have lost a little respect for him.  He is a professional and he did what he is expected to do, explain the rules that pertain to the situation at hand -- if you have zero or less at the end of Double Jeopardy!, you get third place and you don't continue to play.  It's the mother's job to console her daughter, not blame her daughter's struggle on someone else.

I worked at Magic Mountain for a while.  There are always little kids that come up to the register during weekdays when it isn't busy and they ask for free tokens.  I always smile and say no.  And then the parents come up and have to explain to them something about the mean man behind the counter.  I can't tell you how angry I would feel when that happened.  As if saying no to an adorable 8 year old child is ever fun or satisfying... but instead of teaching them about how life works and having to pay for things, instead they teach them to ask for handouts and if they don't get them, it's the other person's fault.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Oh, so that means that Wisconsin's DB got blown up!  And if the mat got blown up too, it would be impossible to get up from because it got blown up!  

And if we aren't limited to sports anymore, I wonder what kind of mat it was.  Maybe it was a jump to conclusions mat?  Or a yoga mat?  I could totally see Wisconsin doing yoga (instead of playing defense).  They just got so comfortable down there they forgot they were supposed to get up, I guess.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Was it a strike as in Bowling?  Or a strike as in Baseball?

Bowling:  Cardale throws a strike at Devin Smith, knocking him and any nearby defenders senseless.  Incomplete pass.

Baseball:  Cardale throws a strike at Devin Smith, who despite flailing his arms to make contact, completely misses.  Incomplete pass.

I think it would be easier for the ball to fall gracefully into a bucket in the bowling analogy, and since the defender is already thrown down to the turf, maybe there's also a mat there that they couldn't get up from.

Sports analogies are fun!

Comment 16 Dec 2014

I like how out of 47 contests, the SEC was the higher ranked team in 33 of them.  Out of the B1G's 37 contests, they were the higher ranked team in 18 (which is just under 50%).  Should we have won more of our bowl games?  Absolutely, but the SEC stacks the deck in their own favor on top of having virtual home games for them all.

Also, if the B1G is so terrible, why do they have more January bowl appearances than the PAC-12 and Big XII combined?

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I heard that Coaches at OSU get free backstage passes to all events at Ohio Stadium.  I hear there's a concert there coming up...

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Johnny Football to Braxton next year:  "Just toss it in the general direction of Mike Evans."

Braxton to Johnny: "Dude, Mike Evans is in the NFL, and Devin Smith is too.  That's not going to work."

Johnny:  "Well, just run around frantically until someone gets open.  If that doesn't happen, pretend that the other team doesn't have any cornerbacks or safeties."

Braxton:  "Was that your gameplan against the Bengals?  I'm pretty sure that's how you throw a for-sure interception."

Johnny:  "Well, it worked when we had Mike Evans... I won a Heisman and sold a bunch of autographs from it.  It's not my fault you don't have Mike Evans."

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I'm not saying it isn't going to happen.  I'm more concerned that Bruce Feldman is our inspiration for making it "official."  No thanks.

I fully expect Herman to make a statement either after the Sugar Bowl or after the National Championship game accepting the job.  But until he does, it's all speculation.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Ok, so there have been a string of tweets about this, but Bruce Feldman is the breaking point and still no confirmation out of OSU or Herman?  I don't buy it.  Feldman has been blatantly wrong before, remember the Warriner to Kansas rumor that he pushed?  I don't understand this article.  Who is his source?  Other than the other tweets that are also without sources...

Comment 12 Dec 2014

It is interesting to consider the similarities and differences in our three QB's.

Braxton -- Electric runner. Struggles with the read game. Doesn't go through progressions well. When he throws, throws lasers on target but lacks touch for the intermediate passing game. Great at making something out of nothing but also takes bad sacks because he doesn't feel pressure in the pocket well.

Barrett -- Shifty runner. Excels in the read game. Goes through progressions well. Throws are generally on target, lacks zip, but great touch in intermediate passing game. Good at making something out of nothing. Doesn't take sacks and feels the pressure, knowing when to escape or throw the ball away.

Cardale -- Good straight ahead runner than can run through you or jump over you (lol). Seems to go through progressions well. Throws lazers on target, seems to have good touch on intermediate throws, better than Braxton but not as good as JT. Hasn't shown the ability to scramble or make something out of nothing, but maybe hasn't needed to yet. Doesn't take sacks because he shrugs off would-be tacklers. Don't think he's had to throw a ball away yet and is the best pure passer of the bunch.

It seems like all three have strengths and weaknesses. None of them have the same strengths, nor do any of them have the same weaknesses, it seems. All can excel in different situations. Would be interesting to see a two QB package for any combination of 2 of them, loved the wildcat pass to Cardale against Wisky, would have been epic if they had converted it.

Anyway, all three will remain on Ohio State's roster next year, so let's quit with the "Braxton is transferring to <insert school here>" threads.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

Haha, I know.  But a lot of Alabama fans have that kind of opinion.  

Still, I'd say the Kick Six was more Saban's fault than anything with the whole arguing over 1 second on the clock and then not recognizing that Auburn was in kick return formation/personnel and not adjusting to that.  I remember watching it and saying that they could catch it and run it the other way and could not believe when it happened.  Craziest play ever.