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NYC Buckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3rd, 2003.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: A.J. Hawk/Chris Gamble/Craig Krenzel/Eddie George/Ted Ginn/John Simon
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers
  • NBA TEAM: Nets
  • MLB TEAM: Mets

Recent Activity

Comment 07 Jan 2014

I couldn't agree more... If you have to choose, to travel for a game, are you going to choose the national championship or a semi-final game?? 

Sometimes I think college football decision makers intentionally ignore common sense as part of some kind of social experiment...  I was really shocked that they decided against the higher seeded school hosting the semi-final matchup...

Comment 04 Jan 2014

I'm not sure why is such a decision? Does anyone think any team would draft him as a QB right now?   So unless he's OK with transitioning to RB, he's staying...

Don't get me wrong, I love Braxton, want him back for next season, but hes not a pro QB...

Comment 02 Nov 2013

Before today I probably would have voted for Wilson, but I say Elliot now... Very impressive game today, He looks like he has the talent to be an every down back.. Power, agility, speed, hands, and blocking, this guy may be our next great tailback..

Comment 22 Oct 2013

Its obvious TTUN is our rival, and our primary rival, and the best rivalry in college football, but Penn State is certainly our secondary rival, especially for us alums here in the north east...

Comment 11 Oct 2013

We need to keep the EMU matchup every year, u need one preseason game (even if it is not opening week).  NIU is a quality MAC school, and Va Tech is the big OOC so all good there...  Hawaii is the disappointing game... 

With the playoff in place, I was hoping we would move away from the previous formula of one big OOC and three MAC or lower conf schools, and add an additional (mid to lower level) power conference opponent such as Arizona or Wake Forest etc...  Understand that would most likely mean giving up a home game every other year, but rotate it opposite the big ooc home and home series...  

overall just a little disappointing...

Comment 11 Oct 2013

Thank you for this...

Also, everyone keeps talking about how we are "scheduling differently now that the playoff is around", and that seems completely inaccurate...   Seems to be the same basic formula, one big OOC matchup against a top 25 team, one MAC team and two other fillers...  

Correct me if I am wrong, but I am not seeing anything different...

 

Comment 03 Oct 2013

This may be the best poll question ever posted on this site...

In a pretty much win/win situation, I went with Hawk, simply because imo he is the greatest Ohio State LB of all time so I don't think its ever bad to add that to your team...

Thinking about it more though, against an offense like Northwestern's I should have voted for Laurinaitis... his versatility would be huge against NW, given how great he was at not only stopping the run/being a sure tackler, but also dropping into coverage on passing downs and his knack for grabbing interceptions... I'm surprised he isn't getting more votes here...

Comment 02 Oct 2013

Interesting perspective...  I generally believe and follow the same, that section majority rules...

However certain times should be noted as exceptions, 3rd/4th downs for the opponent or important drives, where standing needs to be tolerated...  Also, someone also pointed out in the comments above, night games should be understood to be different... if you are attending a night game, it should be understood you will be standing significantly more than usual...

As a side note, I also thought the atmosphere vs. Nebraska last year was better, but maybe thats cause last year I was sitting closer to the students in 4A...

Comment 11 Sep 2013

Yea I'm starting to get that same feeling, that the injury is more significant that anyone is admitting...  I'm thinking it may be best to rest him for Cal and Fla A&M...

Comment 05 Sep 2013

I agree, to a certain extent... I like the alternate uniforms once a year, however I think it should always be a home game, and not always Michigan...  Of the last 4 years I think we have worn regular jerseys against Michigan once?  

Comment 02 Sep 2013

Still my favorite game recap column on this site...

Glad you brought up the defense playing well as everyone (even on ESPN) kept talking about our defense needing to get better... While of course I agree it does need to get better, but I came away from the game thinking they played very well... Bottom line they only gave up 2 TDs, and they did great on 3rd downs...

 I am more concerned about the offense going to sleep for a quarter at a time (as they did a lot last season) than the defense at the point..

Also thought Joey Bosa stood out by far as the most impressive freshman...

Comment 02 Sep 2013

Yea I noticed the same thing with Decker.. Mack is an exception, but he was beaten numerous times by the other DE, and yeah it was a simple speed rush...  Thankfully he has 3 more games before he will face any real talented DEs...

Comment 22 Aug 2013

Ross help me understand something... in this quarter-quarter-half zone, this basically leaves the flat on the wide or "field" side open for the offense?  

Understand the zone will rolll that way, but it seems we struggled to make open field tackles against short screen passes (Cal/Purdue games)... isn't this formation begging for the offense to throw a quick screen pass to that side?  

You mention that this is primarily against 21 personnel, so is that just a risk the defense is willing to take against non spread offenses, which may not excel at throwing quick screens?  

Comment 01 Aug 2013

Interesting... with Bryant known for being a big hitter, I always thought he would be better served at the SS spot, especially in support of stopping the run, which would also lead me to believe he could fit in the Star role easily...  Guess I think big hitter and automatically think bigger/stronger player, which is wrong... 

Comment 29 Jul 2013

Yea I agree with most here, the Florida debacle is probably the worst day of my (sports following) life...  I was never so confident, and so disappointed in a span of 3 hours... Also think it would be nice to start and end the SEC dynasty with a rematch...

If not Florida, another SEC school... would hate to beat Fla St or Oregon and have everyone say we wouldn't have won if we played an SEC school who ends the season ranked #3...

Comment 06 Jun 2013

I always liked how the south stands weren't attached, kind of like they were built as a blockade to prevent opponents from running away out the open end of the Horseshoe.. When looking south from inside the stadium I felt it was instantly recognizable as Ohio Stadium, being one of the mega stadiums that doesn't have continuous seating all around... we appear to be losing that with these new seats... 

Comment 04 Jun 2013

Your right about another religion, but a top tier university is not going to force a president to retire over comments about a conference... ESPN had nothing to do with this, his comments about Notre Dame extended way beyond athletics...

Comment 04 Jun 2013

While I agree with you to a certain point, I actually think it was the religious comment that did him in...  Believe me, were not firing a president over ill advised jokes about Kentucky...lol

Comment 04 Jun 2013

I think the lesson here is simple...  

Don't poke fun at the catholics, even if you are the Lebron James of collegiate fundraising...

Comment 03 Jun 2013

This is more of making up for a mistake on not jumping on this from the start 3 years ago...  

When they first announced this bowl game 3 years ago, it seemed logical to all that live here that some combo of Big East/ACC and B1G should play in it... somehow the Big XII managed to end up in it, and believe me nobody here cares about K State or Texas Tech and they don't have enough fans in general to travel and fill seats... (although if I remember correct this game has been good every year)...

As everyone mentions above this will rarely apply to us, but a Rutgers/Maryland or slumping Penn St (down the road) vs. Syracuse/Virginia/UNC will easily sell 50k seats...

This will be a good bowl game moving forward...

Comment 12 Apr 2013

In my opinion, the most exciting Buckeye to ever put on a football uniform...  every time he touched the ball he was a threat to score a TD...  I've never seen speed like that on a football field...

I still believe, despite Troy winning the Heisman, Teddy was the most important/best player on that 2007 team...

 

Comment 12 Apr 2013

Most people argue and yell at me when I say this... of course I never saw Archie play live, but I agree 100% with you...