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Maffro


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Comment 23 Apr 2015

Your premise: you don't wish him the best in the NBA. Your logic: You don't feel any reason to follow him in the NBA since you're not sure if you consider him a life-long Buckeye, which apparently is dependent on how deep of a tournament run the team makes. Is that correct? I'm not really sure why that thought process precludes you from doing so.

I too have no desire to follow him in the NBA since I don't watch basketball (I barely had any desire to follow him in college), but I absolutely wish him the best because he went to Ohio State and is an enjoyable player to watch. Any success he has can only help Ohio State in the future.

Comment 31 Mar 2015

This is my experience as well, unless you went to a smaller school (i.e., not 1-A) for undergrad.

I have about 20 OSU shirts but only three shirts from my grad school, all of which I got for free from playing intramural sports.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

First: Ludacris (literally never went to a concert until my sophomore year at OSU)

Best: Prince

Comment 25 Mar 2015

Not to excuse playing them, because the MAC is still pretty terrible and I don't expect either team to give Ohio State a game, but you could do a lot worse than Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. And it can't be a bad look to have defeated a conference champion, even if the conference isn't great. WMU has pulled in a lot of 3* the last couple years, which is a ton by MAC standards, and will be by far the most talented team in the conference (if they aren't already) -- it looks like it's been starting to pay off for them already, going 8-5 last year after 1-11 in 2012. NIU is always competitive, but I actually think that this is the year they'll get topped by WMU (or Toledo).

IMO, the MAC West will be one of the more intriguing conference/division races all season.

Comment 11 Mar 2015

My brother has been a Michigan fan since before I was born. I know that he hates Ohio State, and he knows that I hate Michigan, but aside from three-ish hours on a certain day each year, we're respectful of each other. I don't rub OSU's success in his face, and he never rubbed Michigan's in mine.

I also have a couple friends who are Michigan grads, and we have a much more open "I hate you" type of relationship, but it's mostly occasionally all just in fun.

Comment 06 Mar 2015

Twice.

1. When the Ravens came to Baltimore, I switched from the 49ers since I now had a hometown team to root for. (I understand that this might be a touchy subject for some here, so spare me any sort of vitriol and/or DVs because frankly I don't care nearly enough about professional football to engage in this conversation.)

2. I'm not from Ohio, as noted above, so I obviously didn't root for OSU until I went there.

Comment 04 Feb 2015

I would hesitate to call it "very similar" since Ohio State had their coach in November and Michigan didn't have theirs until January. Makes a huge difference in recruiting IMO.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

The existence of conference championship games basically mitigates all of this. No team is going to rest their starters, even if they're guaranteed a trip to the conference championship, because they'd likely miss the at-large bid if they lose their last two games.

For the record, I'd love for the playoff to stay at four, but if it expands, I have no issues with major conference champions getting autobids to the playoffs. If they're the most deserving team in a conference (i.e., they won it), then I don't see why they can't be in, especially since there's no longer an obviously weak major conference like the Big East. If they actually suck, like that UConn team you brought up, then they'll get blown out. I don't really have a problem with that. If a school doesn't want crappy teams making the playoffs over them, then beat them and win your conference.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

IIRC, the NCAA does not officially award a championship for 1-A football (the polls/Bowl Alliance/BCS/CFP are responsible for that), so the FBS and FCS designations are still applicable.

Comment 20 Jan 2015

Born and raised outside of Baltimore. Can confirm. (I still want to move back, though.)

Just about everywhere my life has taken me, people have been amazed by how much I follow college football given where I'm from. (They're also amazed when they find out there's literally nothing on this planet that I care less about than the entire sport of basketball.)

Comment 19 Dec 2014

I work with an Auburn grad who, for the last two weeks, has yelled "GO BUCKEYES!" literally every time I've seen him (multiple times a day) and has constantly let me know that we have his full support.

I imagine I'd be doing the same thing if Auburn were to ever play Michigan in the playoff.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Born and raised in Maryland. No ties to Ohio outside of when I attended OSU. Now live in Raleigh, NC.

Comment 03 Dec 2014

Just posted this in another thread, but it looks like McElwain plans to try to retain Florida's defensive staff. So unless Durkin doesn't want to be DC there, I don't imagine he ends up here.

Comment 03 Dec 2014

Rumors are that Foley and McElwain are going to try to retain their defensive assistants (or at least Durkin and their DB coach at a minimum, according to what I've read).

Comment 26 Nov 2014

It's nice that Ohio State is prestigious enough to make kids like Richmond (in Tennessee) and Nate Craig (Florida?) lifelong fans, but sometimes it may not be the best fit for you personally.

I'm not an athlete, but eight years ago, I chose to attend Ohio State over the school that I was a lifelong fan of growing up (among others) because Ohio State was a better place for me to be, and I could not have been happier with my decision. I'm sure others have similar stories.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

IIRC he failed to convert on a fake against Northwestern last year.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

He's also the guy who said A&M definitely wasn't leaving for the SEC, and that they'd be keeping Mike Sherman as their coach, and that Texas was replacing A&M with Notre Dame as their Thanksgiving game, and tons of other crap that ended up not being true.

Even some of the Texas sites I've read admit that Chip Brown is a hack.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

Sports: where I can see simply a set of two numbers and instantly know exactly what it means and then I become depressed.

Comment 11 Nov 2014

I like F/+ quite a bit. I actually brought it up often last year when people talked about how bad our schedule was while ignoring that Florida State's was equally as bad (granted, FSU obliterated everyone and we didn't, but that wasn't what I was trying to argue). I looked up each conference's ranks without their top team (with the logic being that at the point in the season I actually did this, a few of the major conferences had a leader that was so far ahead of the rest of their conference -- specifically Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor) and it turned out that FSU brought up the ACC much more than Ohio State did for the Big Ten.

I meant to keep revisiting what I did throughout the season, but didn't. It wouldn't be as interesting this season since no conference appears to have a clear front-runner (OSU/Neb, MissSt/Bama,TCU/Baylor, etc.), and even those that do (like the ACC) don't have a clearly dominant team like last year -- Florida State isn't up to last year's standards, and I'm actually surprised by how close Miami is to them this year.

One last note: When this week's rankings came out yesterday, Bill Connelly (creator of S&P+, the "+" part of F/+), noted that our performance against MSU was so good that it actually raised VT's ranking to 28, despite the Hokies not even playing, and pushed MSU down to 25.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

What "fundamental reform" do you think MLB needs, and why?