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Dayton (via Columbus)

Member since 27 August 2014 | Blog

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU as my father was faculty, and I have always loved the Buckeyes. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and have served in the Navy ever since.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Keith Byars lead the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind win against Illinois in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 17 hours ago

In the last four years combined OSU has only played five teams that finished in the AP top 25 teams.

Where in your statement does it say REGULAR SEASON?  It reads "last four years".

And that still doesn't answer the other questions.  Your initial claim was that Michigan's schedule in 2016 is tougher than any schedule OSU has had in the past 4 years.

How is AT Iowa, AT MSU, AT OSU, and home vs Wisconsin weak? If anything that's a lot harder than the schedule OSU has played over the last few years in the regular season.

As evidence, you use the number of Top 25 teams OSU has played in that period.  But your claim assumes that Iowa, MSU OSU and Wisconsin will all be Top 25, which you apparently base on last season's end of year poll. That's flawed logic at its best.  Or are you proposing that the various "Way Too Early" polls are worthy of making a claim to strength of schedule? If so, Wisconsin appears in none of them.  Lastly, you refuse to address the "strength" of Michigan's OOC schedule this season: UCF (0-12); HI (3-10); and UC (4-9).  Yes, I'm using last season's records, but I sincerely doubt any of those teams will that much better this season.

Comment 17 hours ago

Take a gander at the full report.  It's pretty damning.

In addition to broader University failings, Pepper found specific failings within both the football program and Athletics Department leadership, including a failure to identify and respond to a pattern of sexual violence by a football player, to take action in response to reports of a sexual assault by multiple football players, and to take action in response to a report of dating violence.

In certain instances, including reports of a sexual assault by multiple football players, athletics and football personnel affirmatively chose not to report sexual violence and dating violence to an appropriate administrator outside of athletics. In those instances, football coaches or staff met directly with a complainant and/or a parent of a complainant and did not report the misconduct.

Football staff conducted their own untrained internal inquiries, outside of policy, which improperly discredited complainants and denied them the right to a fair, impartial and informed investigation, interim measures or processes promised under University policy. In some cases, internal steps gave the illusion of responsiveness to complainants but failed to provide a meaningful institutional response under Title IX.

In some cases, football coaches and staff had inappropriate involvement in disciplinary and criminal matters or engaged in improper conduct that reinforced an overall perception that football was above the rules, and that there was no culture of accountability for misconduct.

Comment 20 hours ago

Michigan is going to play four AP top 25 teams this year three of which are on the road.

MRon - How can you possibly know there are 4 AP Top 25 teams on the schedule?  Are you seriously basing that on last years end of season rankings? A season where Iowa escaped without playing any legit team from the B1G East, before getting humiliated in the Rose Bowl?  You are losing credibility.  For that matter, tOSU is playing 5 AP Top 25 teams (2015) in 2016. 

In the last four years combined OSU has only played five teams that finished in the AP top 25 teams.

Categorically false. They played 6 in the regular season and 12 total teams in the AP Top 25, and finished a combined 9-3, including wins over three Top 10 teams.
2015 - MSU, UM, & ND  (2-1)
2014 - MSU, Wisc, 'Bama & Ore  (4-0)
2013 - Wisc, MSU, Clemson (1-2)
2012 - NU, UM (2-0)

What was UM's record against the Top 25 over that period?  5-12
Does it matter how many Top 25 teams you play, if you don't win those games?

There really isn't a comparison to make.

We can agree on that.

Comment 22 hours ago

Too many people seem to exhibit sincere outrage over ESPN. It's an "entertainment" network - they exist to sell advertising. People just need to accept that stories about OSU (good, bad or otherwise) accomplish that mission.  It's good to be the best.

Comment 22 hours ago

TBF, the National Championship was two seasons ago.  And last summer they ran Scarlet and Gray Days.  Nobody else in the B1G got their own summer camp miniseries.

And they ran this commercial all last season.