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from Greenville, OH

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Comment 06 Aug 2015

Mark May bashing OSU is clearly just shtick for ratings at this point.

Voting him #1 enemy of the state gives way too much clout to this gamesmanship.

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Pretty sure TCU's best win was a close loss to Baylor.

Meanwhile, we now have what appears to be the country's best road win (@ Sparty) and the potential to notch back-to-back-to-back wins over Wisco, 'Bama, and Oregon.  Our strength of schedule was better than TCU's before we played 'Bama and Oregon.

I don't foresee a divided AP vote.

Comment 30 Dec 2014

Is this a scene from a film?  If so, I have to watch it immediately.

Comment 16 Oct 2014

bye-weeks  bye weeks

tight-ends tight ends

line-of-scrimmage  line of scrimmage

most-improved  most improved

well-coached  well coached

bed-checks  bed checks

 Save hyphens for phrasal adjectives (e.g. long-term growth) and compound nouns that might otherwise be confusing (e.g. three-and-out).  No need to put a hyphen between adjectives and nouns (e.g. tight ends) or between adverbs and adjectives (e.g. most improved).

Comment 05 Oct 2014

This year will really tell us a lot about the committee's approach and whether they disregard preseason rankings.  The resumes of Alabama and Texas A&M are not impressive.  South Carolina beating Georgia is the only win against a currently ranked team in the entire SEC East.  Think about that.

Further, we were told the playoff would lead to people making more difficult out-of-conference schedules, but I don't see any incentive to do that right now.  MSU went to Oregon and admittedly melted down in the 4th quarter, but they've otherwise been impressive.  Meanwhile, Alabama hasn't beaten a ranked team since the middle of last season and coasts on hype and past glory to the highest ranking of any one-loss team.

Comment 05 Oct 2014

Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama have 1 combined win against ranked teams.  That's Georgia's week 1 win v. #25 Clemson, which they followed up with a loss to a South Carolina team that's mediocre at best.  Yet all three are in the top 14.

Comment 01 Oct 2014

I hate unnecessary and incorrect hyphens.

need his improved-motor improved motor opposite of the man they call the Big Bear.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I understand the SEC has earned the benefit of the doubt.  But it is getting pretty absurd when any in-conference loss for any SEC team means that their opponent must be better than expected rather than accepting that the loser may not have been as good as advertised.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

Whoa there, D-Day.  I'm not trying to insult anyone and I don't see how anything I said was snobbish or arrogant.

Of course there are lots of people in Cincinnati who support Ohio State, but there is also a sizable contingent that doesn't  I hear the folks on WLW bashing the Buckeyes all the time, still holding it against Thad that he left Xavier, etc.  The natural comparison is to Cleveland, and having lived near both cities, I don't think there's any doubt that Cleveland is much more unified in support for OSU than Cincy.

Maybe it's something engrained in a culture of hometown pride that Coach Coombs alluded to yesterday that takes precedence over statewide pride, maybe it's some sort of defensiveness from the perception of a lack of OSU support that you allude to, or maybe it's just proximity to other colleges with viable athletic departments.  In any case, OSU needs Cincinnati, so here's to hoping UFM and his staff can continue to expand their relationships with and pipelines to the Queen City!