California has way more talent for Stanford to choose from. B1G territory does not yield enough talent (year in and year out) for Northwestern to be good enough to beat the rest of our league.
SO much this ^^^! People were on the internet complaining just as loud when these losses happened.
I really enjoyed Tress as our coach, but everyone agreed Urban was a "modern upgrade". Last time I checked, Urban lost at Florida a few times.
Wore standard road whites against Michigan State in the B1G Championship game.
I'm also from Toledo, but have been living in Columbus from 1996. It does have quite a few issues, and always had plenty of Michigan fans.
However every morning I drive by 3 _ichigan houses on my way to work. One has a block M mailbox, another has the block M flag, and another has Go Blue license plate frames and doormats. Usually the flag comes down after their 3rd loss of the year, but the other 2 never change.
Also Meijer (a _ichigan company) has several racks of their gear for sale right in front, along with the Buckeye gear. Granted most of the people that buy this stuff are more Buckeye haters than _ichigan fans, but still.
No DV, buy you even quoted it yourself... "of the century". Last I checked, Archie was from a different century; one where none of the current players were born. Conceivably one where the current players' parents were not even born.
I remember this same feeling in 2005 when we lost to Texas and then Penn State. Turned out to be a really fun year after that. I hope the same happens this season.
And people wonder why Jim Tressel was the "Master of Saying Nothing."
I don't remember it being great the year before he got here, either. Neither does a certain (former?) pizza delivery guy.
Despite all of the stuff mentioned in the article, we still could have won the game (or at least be in it for overtime) if a few more dropped passes were caught.
I have no idea why Tom Herman didn't call short stuff for JT. Especially in the second half when you could see how the offensive line could not handle VT. Just call three step drops or less, hit some slants and screens. Watching the fourth quarter was brutal. Every time they showed the blimp views of the wide receivers, everyone ran deep routes. This just doesn't even make sense.
I don't understand why Bennet was getting subbed out constantly on third down. They guy would get in the backfield and disrupt, then they would trot him off. VT would get the first down on 3rd and long, then they would trot Bennet back on. How is all of the back and forth keeping a guy fresh?
I didn't get the whole lack of screens either? Seemed like VT was ripe for the picking through the use of tunnel screens, and regular screen passes in general.
Don't get me started on the "_ichigan throw back screen" they burned us on.
The defense can't cover everyone all the time, but the guy clearly can get open. I never like to come down on individuals, but I would bench him. I think he dropped 5 passes and caught 1. Of the 5, 4 of them I could have caught, and I'm fat and slow.
Why would a big time receiver in a big time program be trying to catch passes with his chest, instead of his hands?
It's only creepy if you are there just staring and hiding behind bushes. If you are there actually enjoying yourself with a Frisbee, football, or the like, you are cool. And any girl who would lay out in a bikini at the Oval, wants you to look.
I thought it was going to contain a NSFW disclaimer when I first read it. lol
So much this. ^^^ Auctioning unsold properties when you land on them really speeds up the game. As does computer counting of money.
I also love Monopoly, and am very good at it. But like others have stated, it has multiple problems. The two biggest are how long it takes, and how miserable you are when you are losing. I learned this when I was like 10. Other issues involve:
- not agreeing to trade
- unfair trades
- not auctioning properties that people don't want to buy
- not agreeing on regional rules before playing (free parking)
The best way to play is to set a limit to the number or turns (25, 50, etc.) or set a time limit (1 hour, 90 minutes, etc.) If you really like to play it, try it on a tablet or smart phone where you can adjust the rules and limit the number of turns or time.
NBC or ESPN or whoever broadcast that Eastern Conference Finals playoff game, showed the clip constantly after it happened. Then it was on social media and a topic of debate the rest of the series.
Well said, brother.
But you know what, coach? Put him in some situations where he doesn't have time to think, just react. Give him nothing but a few slants and a tunnel screen, then have him wing the deep route down the sideline. These are low pressure throws which don't require him to do much reading (i.e. Thinking).
You have just leveled up your sarcasm skill, sir. +1
I also agree with this, and has been my retort every time someone said he disappeared. But at the same time, if on film the opposition sees you are the big play guy, you get double covered. Braxton threw very few interceptions because he would usually only throw to single covered guys.
Additionally, the commentators on the Navy game kept talking about OSU not taking a chance deep. But at least 3 times I saw JT Barrett drop back and look deep, but the O-line didn't provide the protection to make the throw.
I think the offending block is one of the first series or two of the second half. Dontre is carrying out wide and Rod runs around a pair players engaged in a block, then slips and falls when he realizes he ran right by a guy who could be blocked.
On another missed block he and I think EzE are in the backfield and both run passing routes. Rod's runs right through the line and a Navy defender (linebacker?) runs right through the same hole for the sack.
No DV from me.
Dude! Kick-ass! Thanks for sharing.
Up-Vote for your first comment.
What if every seat is filled, would they still call it a Sell-Out?
It was always on DirecTv, but this week it's free for people who are don't have the Total Choice Xtra package or better.