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Comment 20 hours ago

1) Cincinnati Reds - I love everything Cincinnati, best city in America. Born and Raised and will die there too.

2) Ohio State Football - Fell in love with the Buckeyes as a 5 year old when no one in Cincinnati liked Ohio State and then when I got my degree there..

3) Cincinnati Bengals - Goes to the Cincy thing

4) Xavier and UC Basketball. - I am a Cincy homer through and through. I cheer for OSU on this same level too.

Comment 04 Mar 2015

TTUN did more than the Bucks nationally from 1998-2003. After that they started their fall. Also remember that these kids do not really remember anything sports wise until they are around 4-5 years old. Which means their earliest sports memory is OSU winning the national championship. They don't remember OSU in the SUgar Bowl in 1998 nor TTUN winning the Orange with Tom Brady.

This means TTUN's accomplishments in the minds of these recruits are even less.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

Clemson, time for payback when it counts.

Florida - Because that would be neat to see Meyer beat the Gators, but I do enjoy Florida being down

Bama - Because beating bama is always fun no matter what time it is.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I still say they should have gone with the flaming pile of poo

Comment 24 Feb 2015

IN a word, no-

I don't have a problem with changing the helmet for a game or two but beyond the alternate uni's they used this year, I cant think of what you could do to the helmet to keep it looking as good as it already does. Maybe change the striping a bit, but beyond buckeye leafs, we don't need helmet stickers

Comment 20 Feb 2015

Surprised St. X would agree to be in the commercial. While it is good publicity I know the school tries to downplay this some and not try and be over the top. Sometimes they have to temper the alumni and donors there and remind them that their mission is more than football.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

12 and 3 in Ann Arbor. Loved those games up there. My old college roommate went to grad school at scUM and he proudly wore his OSU colors on campus. The games up there were great because we always sat in the student section but there were always plenty of OSU fans scattered in the student section so we were never far from friendly company. 2001 and 2005 were the best years there because in 2001 we saw Tress start to right the ship and in 2005 scUM was still pretty good and we took it too them up there. 2003 was not worth talking about.

Comment 18 Feb 2015

2003 Miami National Championship was #1 - Best National Championship game played ever (only debate is the 2006 Tex/USC game)

2006 OSU/Michigan was #2 - We vanquished the demon that year

2001 OSU/Michigan game - Only because Tress called his shot 10 months earlier and proved it on the field even though the team was mediocre. It was my first game in AA and we painted the Rock on Washentaw with a big Block O the day of the game.

2015 Sugar Bowl - Vanquishing the SEC was great and the fact it came against bama was better. Also it was a game like the Miami game, big win against all odds and it came down to the final minutes

2015 National Championship - Great win and great time to go out on top. Not as good as the others for me, partially because the game was not as good as the others (excluding 2001 Michigan game which is there for personal reasons). The Oregon game was great but it was over by the 4th quarter.

Comment 17 Feb 2015

THe amazing thing is that the players back then were much smaller (and beefier) but with pads on they looked like giants and todays players while much bigger, faster  and stronger look small compared to players in the 70s and 80s because the technology with the pads and such.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

They need to let juniors take official visits. As for coaches leaving after signing day, I think if the HC leaves then the player should be released, if assistants leave it is what it is. How many assistants will be there all 4 years anyway. It is just not realistic, and can be a good life lesson for the player. Even if the assistant leaves, the new one is going to have to espouse the HC philosophy. Ohio State is not going to a pro style offense because Drayton left. The big picture has not changed. If the head coach leaves this poses a problem because the entire character of the team will change with the new HC. This can impact a players playing time if he is a system player and needs to shine in a certain system.

An early signing day would actually be a bad thing because in December there are still head coaching changes going on. The NFL is not over and head coaches could get poached by the NFL, Coaches could still get fired, etc. Generally, by February, the movement for head coaches is done and you as a player know the philosophy of the team at that point.

Comment 09 Feb 2015

I personally don't care if he wears a TTUN shirt while he is in high school up there. Once he steps foot on campus, he can get the stain of scUM out of his system. After how hard of a decision it was, it is ok for him still to have some feelings for them. He will get it out of his system soon enough

Comment 09 Feb 2015

I am going to call this a fail for not paying attention to detail. He got the South End stands all wrong, they added seats last year. He needs to make the correction, plus the end zones are the wrong color

Comment 09 Feb 2015

HOw are there only 2 BIG teams ranked yet 10 SEC schools. I mean get real. Also, Baylor ahead of TCU. It is not like Baylor is out recruiting TCU here and we saw who the better team was last year. Baylor loses their QB too while TCU still has Boykin.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

There is very little difference between a 4* and 5* athlete with the primary exception is that the 4* still have room to grow and develop and the 5* has likely developed earlier.

I think there has been a study done about most of the NFL players in the league being 3* and 4* guys. I imagine, the 4* guys catch up quickly after their freshman year, the 5* guys tend to get injured a bit more too (speculation of course, no basis for this assertion)

Also, how do you rank one 4* vs another 4*. You really don't. Recruiting is an inexact science, and player development matters much more . Otherwise, the ACC would be winning championships every other year.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

There is always January 2 or 3rd. Yes, the Rose and Sugar will not move but they could play the games on the 2nd or 3rd. Or, a novel concept, there is nothing that says they cant play the playoff games during the day on January 1 or even play them at the same time as the Sugar or Rose bowl.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

He has a right to be angry but the situation is very complicated.

1) it is unrealistic to expect the same position coach will be there through your college experience. You pick a program for a head coach and the university. The Head Coach is important because the position coach will coach to his philosophy. Brady Hoke leaving Michigan is much more important to the team identity than Drayton leaving Ohio State.

2) on the flip side, you do not want to misrepresent your brand. If Drayton told him the night before signing day that he was definitely going to be there that is a problem. If he said he would be there his entire time at OSU, that is a lie as well because we do not know what tomorrow will bring. You do not openly misrepresent yourself in such a case. If it came down to Drayton, and he lied, it stains the program.

3) Even if you are in the right, the PR by this could be bad and you need to take care of your brand. If the kid comes protesting and putting up a fight, you have no choice to let him out of his letter and let him go to Michigan. If the kid ultimately wants out you need to let him go. If there is miscommunication, you err on the side of the 17 year old. If you force him to honor the commitment, it will ruin the relationship with coaches up in Michigan as well as potentially other schools around the country. This is bigger than Weber as it effects the brand.

4) Weber, has a right to be pissed right now, but if he calms down and takes a week or so to let it sink in, he will probably see that while Drayton was a key to him going to OSU, he picked OSU for many more reasons beyond Drayton, and outside of that minor component of Drayton leaving, the place is the same place that he fell in love with when he committed initially.

I am sure with a few days rational minds will prevail.


Comment 05 Feb 2015

What will happen is that this will be the only time it is on New Years Eve. When they see how poor the ratings are, they will realize they made a dumb choice. I am less offended by the Monday date over NYE, but the really nice thing about NYE is I will not have to work the next day.

Comment 05 Feb 2015

There is no room for discussions of politics, religion and Dawson's Creek on this board. Didn't you read the disclaimer

Comment 03 Feb 2015

the 2002 season is what makes Ohio State the brand it is today. Otherwise, Ohio State would be UCLA, Penn State, Clemson. ALl are good programs that turn in winning seasons but never get over the hump and have provided nothing on the field that will be remembered in the history books.

Ohio State in the 80s and 90s was poised to continue in this mold. Tressel changed that forever.