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Comment 27 Aug 2015

Scheduling is simple, just play the Best and schedule the Toughest all the time. This is how it was done in the past, the BCS changed that so that all these teams have their fill of cupcakes. If USC wants to play you the same year you have Oklahoma on the schedule, then play USC, drop Central Michigan or some other directional school to make room for USC. This is how you create a compelling and interesting slate.

If you want to be the best you have to beat the best, let's get back to that mantra.

Also, as a fan it is insulting to ask me to pay $75 for a ticket to see them crush Kent State or Central Michigan and pay the same for  a conference game against Rutgers or Penn State. Conference games are much more compelling. Paying $150 a ticket to see USC is a much better value than paying $75 a ticket for Central Michigan because it is a compelling matchup vs a glorified scrimmage.  

Comment 25 Aug 2015

As fans we should expect more than this. We should expect that if we are paying $75+ for a ticket to at least offer the semblance of a compelling matchup. I will not waste my money on a game that is over in the first quarter.

We should aspire to be exceptional, not just aim to be better than Baylor. We should demand compelling matchups. We should demand more from college athletics. Vote with our feet. Is being a 12-0 team playing a boise or Baylor schedule all that exciting or is 10-2 better when you challenge yourself and have a compelling matchup each week. Be the best, play the best week in and week out. OSU should set the standard not follow the race to the bottom.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Absolute Yawn.

Cant they just pay Cincinnati to come up and play them. I am sure they would jump at the chance. Yes they want home and home but still would play OSU for a pay day in Columbus. For a pay day game it may be more of a challenge but at least it is more compelling football to watch

Comment 11 Aug 2015

Because they play against many scholarship players who do earn that scholarship in HS and they know deep down they are as good or better than the scholarship player and can in fact make the team. It is confidence, it is swagger, but it is also based on their own experience, not just a Rudyesque dream. Besides how often are recruiting services wrong

Comment 11 Aug 2015

It's personal when I look across and see the winged helmets and their coaches and their players... I've been in rivalries. Utah-BYU. Bowling Green-Toledo. Florida, we had three: Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia. You make them personal, but they're not. I didn't grow up disliking Georgia. When I was 6, I was thinking about this rivalry. This one's seared on your soul. It's ingrained through every part of your body...

My favorite part of the quote. Sorry SEC, but Florida was not his dream job.

Comment 04 Aug 2015

Anything is better than Adidas. For Adidas uni's their old uni's were not that bad by Adidas standards which does not say much.

I like the jersey better, the pants are meh

Comment 28 Jul 2015

Disagree - when you start selling a crappy product at premium prices, I am not going to take it just because I love OSU football.

I have bled scarlet and gray since 1986 but given the opportunity to watch a compelling matchup on TV (say Florida v LSU) and see it go 4 quarters down to the last possession or go to see OSU smack around Kent State 70-7 and paying $80 a ticket for that chance, I am watching a compelling game on TV. If this were a BIG game, you bet I would be there.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

This is ridiculous talk about Nebraska leaving. I think the majority of their fans are happy in the BIG and the admin is definitely happier. That is different than longing for the old days of past glory. Hell, I still long for the days of the 1990's when the Reds went wire to wire, but that does not mean I want them back in the National League West.

No matter what amount of money they put together, it will not convince Nebraska to leave a better situation in the BIG. 1) Whatever payout the networks could get for a Neb and A&M addition back to the Big 12 still would still be smaller than the BIG payout just because of demographics (Neb is a small state and Tex is already blanketed in the BIg 12). There is very little value there. 2) Even if the money were greater with these additions, there is so much dysfunction in the Big 12 that makes them unstable. 3) The BIG is a better cultural fit at this time for Nebraska. This is why the ACC is still together. If it were solely about the money, UNC and UVA would be in the BIG at this point.

There is a lot more to it. If you put it to a vote  in Nebraska, they would say they are glad to be done with the Big 12

Comment 26 Jul 2015

I was offered tickets to the Hawaii game. I turned them down to spend the day with family and maybe watching more compelling match ups than this one. It is the sad thing about ooc scheduling now, and I will no longer be a part of it. Beyond following the Internet for updates on the game, I will not waste 4 hours of my time on crap.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

You would figure that after all these years of making uniforms for college sports, Adidas would figure out a way to make a decent looking uni. No matter what school they represent, whatever uniform these use, they are always hideous. They even figure out a way to make the standard traditional team uni look bad. You would figure they would hire someone who knows a thing or 2 about design. Nike has. Hell even Under Armour is figuring it out.

Comment 23 Jul 2015

Downvotes are what separate us from the drivel on Facebook. Plus even if they are not used correctly all the time, for the most part they are not abused and people treat them with respect.

The Down Vote is one of the things that make 11W the best fan site I have seen in CFB. (This is coming from someone who admits to being a troll on other sites)

Comment 22 Jul 2015

What Briles was trying to say is that - Baylor beat TCU head to head, TCU Beat West Virginia, Oklahoma, Oklahoma beat Tennessee (AN SEC TEAM AT THAT) and Tennessee beat Tennessee Martin. Tennessee Martin played a team in Virginia somewhere on their schedule last year and that team had a former player on their team from Virginia Tech which as we all know, beat Ohio State. Therefore, one can only draw the logical conclusion that Baylor would have won the National Championship last year because Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech, and Baylor was only six degrees away from a college team that actually played a real schedule. It is just that simple

Comment 20 Jul 2015

Gordo's is in a nondescript building across the street from the Old Carnegie library, near the Kroger fuel center. They have a really nice patio to sit on too.

Comment 20 Jul 2015

FWIW and not to be one for splitting hairs but Gordos is not actually a Jean Robert place, it was started by the former chef of his Jean Ro Bistro on 4th street and he was able to take the recipe of the signature burger.

Comment 20 Jul 2015

Hit the Otr area. Eagle, Abigail street, there is a good wood fired pizza place there too. Taft Alr House is awesome too. You really can't go wrong

Comment 20 Jul 2015

Terry's is very good but for burgers I prefer Gordos in Norwood. If you have not tried it you will not be disappointed. It is in the same realm as Terry's but a bigger dining room. They do the high end former burgers 

as for OTR, the Eagle is a must. Best fried chicken ever but get there early because the wait can be like 3 hours on most weekends 

Comment 16 Jul 2015

Pat Forde said it brilliantly  about Saban's excuses with his comment:

"By the way, Ohio State had a player on its team die the week of the Big Ten championship game. That's a slightly bigger issue to deal with than draft status."

Comment 16 Jul 2015

I still say that if OSU did not play in the NC in 2007 against LSU, where they really had no business playing in, the national narrative for the prior 7 years about the BIG and OSU would not have been there.