You didn't say it about a man. You wondered who a woman who works in a male-dominated field must have blown in order to get her job. Gross on so many levels.
She also didn't mention Utah or East Carolina. Probably because, at least as of right now, pretty much no one sees any of them as credible national title contenders (you yourself said you think Nebraska is "not that good"). But that's just speculation on my part. It's probably much more likely that she is toeing the ESPN company mandate to put down the Big Ten at every turn. Or outright incompetence, right? After all, she's a woman talking about college football.
Wow. Aside from your misogynist bullshit, you clearly didn't even bother reading the freaking piece. It's titled "what to watch in week nine." She listed teams that are actually playing. Notre Dame is not playing this week. I guess I can see how you wouldn't be able to make that inference without looking up Notre Dame's sched---
OH WAIT, IT'S RIGHT THERE.
They all have one loss. They should all be favored to win Saturday. It's an absolute mess -- and that's not even including Notre Dame and Georgia, two one-loss top-10 teams that are both off this week.
It's all about framing and context (or the lack of it). From the start, OSU has been very careful to frame almost every single allegation they have made against Waters in the most negative light possible. It is not at all surprising that they are continuing to do so.
The 11W Commenter Confirmation Bias: turning innocuous predictions from one sole ESPN college football blogger into a company-wide conspiracy against the Big Ten in general and OSU in particular. Looking for, and seeing, what one wants to see. Over and over and over again.
Whether they're "here to stay" or not, they are absolutely a gimmick.
Who cares if he did? That would still make him objectively, 100% wrong, though not necessarily a "liar."
And the two things are ENTIRELY different. He was making a gross generalization based on god knows what, because it's flat-out false. I was pointing out that his gross generalization was flat-out false. Not remotely similar.
Just so I'm clear on this, it's worse to be an "asshole" than it is to outright make up lies out of thin air, and then use those lies as "support" for bullshit arguments?
Okay dot gif.
God knows, we can't have dissenting arguments on here. We must feed the echo chamber of "ESPN IS BIAS" nonsense.
I love getting downvoted into oblivion for pointing out that people are literally fabricating nonsense to support their "points." Can't disrupt the hivemind, though! RABBLE RABBLE.
NUMBER OF "POWER FIVE" GAMES BEING BROADCAST ON THE ESPN FAMILY OF NETWORKS THIS WEEKEND
ACC - 3
B1G - 4
B12 - 2
PAC12 - 2
SEC - 5 (3 on the SEC Network)
Wow, yeah, they've got a HUGE incentive to lie and give the best conference in America more air time than is warranted. And they are clearly oppressing the poor B1G, arguably the worst of the power five conferences. They should talk way more about that Rutgers/Nebraska game that they themselves are airing. And for the life of me, I can't see any advertisements for the prime-time clash between OSU and PSU. It's not like there was an enormous sidebar promoting that game for like half of that stupid Mike & Mike show this morning.
Wow. Such biased. Many outrage. How unfairness. Wow.
If ESPN doesn't have an SEC bias, why do they only play SEC games on ESPN Classic?
More made-up bullshit. In 25 minutes, ESPN Classic is airing the 2007 game between Michigan and Michigan State. Strawmen and confirmation bias, over and over and over again.
Stop talking about the SEC 99.9% of the time during College Gameday and then maybe Ill start to believe you.
Oh, so we're just making shit up now?
OSU/B1G fans' constant whining about ESPN is one of the biggest cases of confirmation bias I've ever seen. You all have a ridiculous persecution complex, and you see what you want to see. Nothing more, nothing less.
WAH! ESPN HATES US! WAH!
Stan White Jr. was a big-time LB recruit in that class as well, IIRC.
Their schedule is extremely back-loaded. Three of their last four games are against TCU, WVU, and Baylor, and all three are on the road.
Translation: "He says what I think so he must be smart and unbiased."
Football: Leach, Holgorsen, RichRod.
Basketball: Beilein by a mile. Maybe Bill Self.
"WAH! ESPN HATES US! WAH"
[ESPN publishes article complimenting Ohio State]
"Well, it looks they're finally recognizing us. They're finally being unbiased journalists. It's about time."
[Day goes by where ESPN doesn't publish something glowing about Ohio State]
"WAH! ESPN HATES US! WAH!"
That may have been the nominal excuse, but I remember the conversations beforehand: people planned those things. People were excited about participating, looking forward to it. A bunch of obnoxious, idiot students wanted to break shit, and they went out there and did it.
Sampling both Super Fly and the score from Psycho. One of my favorite songs on a great album.
Our last four recruiting rankings per 247 are #3, #2, #5, and # 9.
We are young, fast, big, deep, and have a freshman stud QB.
Other teams are fast, big, deep, and not relying on a freshman QB.
Our head coach is in the top 3 of all active coaches
Debatable, but I probably agree.
Our strength coach is #1 in his field.
There is literally no way to confirm or deny this.
Our facilities are better than most NFL teams
Completely irrelevant to the point you're trying to make.
But...our conference is ranked last among Power 5 conferences.
Because it is terrible.
Yeah, I know about Virginia Tech and all those haters will use that and our crappy conference against us.
... I just ...
No. You can't take the glaring, flashing-red-light weakness of the Buckeyes and their case for a better national ranking and then say "yeah, the haters will use that against us." OF COURSE THEY WILL. THEY ARE FACTS. WE LOST TO VIRGINIA TECH AND OUR CONFERENCE IS TERRIBLE. THAT'S NOT "HATERS." THAT'S "TRUTH."
It has made this team hungry for respect and it will earn it.
Meaningless feelingsball non-analysis.
So for all you who think that Baylor, TCU, Oregon, Ole Miss, Miss St, Georgia,...etc, should be ranked ahead of us or that they have better players or coaches than we do, we are coming and coming to kick your _____!!!!
Those are two completely different things. We may have better players than them; I don't know. We may have better coaches than them; I don't know. But as of right now each and every one of those teams, based on what they've done this season (and what OSU has or hasn't done this season), should be ranked ahead of us. Every. Single. One.
Screw you, you don't speak for us.
I want to believe Ohio State could put points on anybody, but the only respectable pass defense they faced housed them.
Unfortunately, since the Big Ten is absolute garbage, we probably won't know until November 8, when OSU plays what is pretty much the only good team on its entire schedule.
No. There were multiple pre-planned, coordinated riots on Chittenden and Norwich in the 2000-2003 range. It was completely unacceptable.