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Comment 08 Dec 2014
I'm not sold on Baylor vs a defense with a pulse. This may be one of those odd bowls where a shootout is predicted and winds up 17-13. Tennessee is probably better than their record, but Iowa isn't totally overmatched. Maryland with Diggs is also above average. Illinois is toast. I think 4-5 or 5-4, but that may be a lot optimistic.
Comment 04 Dec 2014

I think he'll surprise some people.  He has been working in the shadow of the great Nike factory, sprinkled in some 9 and 10 win seasons at a school known for finishing last in the conference, and won more bowl games than he's lost.

It's easy to poke fun (and I don't begrudge anyone doing it), but I would ask, really, who else would you have hired that would have actually taken the job?  It is probably not a top-20 position.

Comment 03 Dec 2014

Top wins (your estimation may vary)

TCU: KState, OU, at WVU, Minnesota

OSU: at Michigan St, at Minnesota, at Maryland, at Penn St (sub in at Navy if you like).

Tough comparison... but our best wins were road wins, even tho they were close.  TCU has a little more quality up top without the benefit of the Wiscy win.  With it I think we move on, if you don't give too much credence to quality losses...

Comment 15 Oct 2014

If Miss St & Auburn (lost to MSU) win out, both will go, Auburn will have wins over Ole Miss and Alabama (and Georgia) and a decent looking road OOC win at K-State.  Not likely that happens, but AU will be at worst #3 in that scenario.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Some pretty bad things have come out of it too, ranging from elimination of men's sports teams in the name of proportionality all the way to the erosion of due process and standards of evidence for the accused in campus sexual harassment hearings (something that really shouldn't fall under the original law).  I wouldn't call it silly, but I'd pop some champagne if it was repealed/redefined.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Wilner is a joke.  I spent a season about five years ago following his column which explained his ranking system, and it was just a mess.  Some credit for bucking the trend of keeping teams in the same order as the preseason poll, but his system in truth might be a monkey with a dartboard.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

VaTech is a perennial 10 win team (last year or so not-withstanding).  That transfer QB makes them like Wiscy with Russel Wilson, they should finish ranked just outside of the top 10.  (no, that still doesn't make it right).

Comment 23 Apr 2014

See also http://www.forbes.com/sites/jesselawrence/2014/04/18/how-prices-for-bruins-playoff-tickets-are-killing-the-secondary-ticket-market/

 

I don't mind OSU cutting out most of the secondary market on a 7-8 game home season.  I do mind paying the same price for a ticket at the top of D deck as for A deck.  With the analytics available (especially partnered with Tickemaster) they should be doing a better job of variable pricing.

Comment 11 Mar 2014

Eh.  Browns were at 97% capacity last year, and they have a wait list for season tickets.  Filling seats is not the problem, keeping butts in the stadium past the third quarter is.  Former Buckeyes are great, but they haven't had a good track record with recent picks (Robiskie comes to mind).