Here's to feeling good, all the time.
I count 25 decommitments since 9/27. Do I just not know what "commitment" means?
God I hate Tom RInaldi. "There's emotion on your face, why?" What a douchebag.
So do fans who refuse to acknowledge shortcomings and weaknesses until something humiliating like this happens. I've been getting told to relax for two years, and I had a feeling it would take a big loss like this to jar people out of that. Even in my pessimism, that loss was worse than I ever imagined it would be.
Jim Calhoun has the ugliest voice I've ever heard.
I just don't understand the perspective that criticisms are only allowed if you could do better. If my surgeon leaves a scalpel inside me, oh well that's okay no criticisms allowed because I couldn't have operated on myself any better.
Damn, Rece Davis is calling him out right now during halftime of the UL-UK game. "Like a petulant child."
You know, I started hearing people talk about this and I thought, there's no way it's that bad.
It is that bad. What a prick. The trip is egregious enough, but his reaction afterwards is incredible.
Hell of a start.
It sounds like something Stalin would say. I try to be objective but Michigan and their fans and their university and their football team are pathetic.
Micah Potter reminds me of Gabe from The Office.
According to Eleven Warriors' comment policy: "If a particularly dumb comment reaches -5 votes, it's unreadable. Once it reaches -10, it's locked. We don't want that to happen often, but we realize that sometimes the trolls come out from below the bridge. Don't be that troll. Don't hold a grudge and downvote people you don't like "just because." Be conscientious and understanding of differing viewpoints; they're what makes the world go 'round."
So what the 2:1 downvote:upvote ratio here is saying is that your comment, which is rational, coherent, cites precedent, and provides a reasonable opinion, is "particularly dumb." You are "that troll" for thinking that Ohio State won't make the playoff. I've been increasingly frustrated by the tunnel vision around here recently. I want Ohio State to make the playoff. The original commenter does too. You do if you're reading this. But it is delusional to think that it is impossible that we don't make it.
Same - go Hokies, I wonder if Hokiepro is lurking around and can send us some VT mojo.
I will feel much, much better if Virginia Tech can eliminate Clemson. I also go to VT so I'm rooting for them anyway but it's mostly Buckeye selfishness. I think Alabama, Ohio State, Washington, and Wisconsin would be so much fun.
Can someone who was at the game describe Harbaugh's unsportsmanlike penalty? Kirk mentioned that his playcard flew out onto the field but it wasn't shown on TV. Michigan fans are irate about this penalty too - Woody got his for throwing line markers on the field, Bobby Knight got his for a chair, why wouldn't that petulant prick get his for throwing papers onto the playing field?
Honestly I thought the 3rd down spot was a little short. I don't think I'll lose any sleep over it though.
For a long time I've at least had respect for Michigan fans for being knowledgeable about the game, but the sheer number of them parroting this ridiculous complaint has erased that respect. Our fanbase, like any, has its moments of nonsense, but I'm glad we didn't dwell on the pass interference call against Penn State the way Michigan fans are going on about this. To me this has become a complete humiliation for their team and fans.
So what's the reasoning - could there be a situation where a team would purposefully miss a field goal so that their opponent would end up with lousy field position? That would be pretty shrewd but guess I get it.
Does anyone have some clarification on the spot of the foul for the facemask penalty against Michigan? Was it the right call?
I had a marathon of Ohio State - Michigan games from Youtube on all week and now I can add this one to the playlist, thank you. I love having an old game on in the background for cleaning, taking a nap, etc.
You're exactly right. We have a small sample size, but out of 8 playoff participants so far, 0 did not win their conference outright. Obviously I want Ohio State to make the playoff but I just do not get how everyone seems so confident that we're in as long as we beat Michigan. Washington's loss to USC suddenly looks like one of those "good losses" since USC is ranked so high, so I would think if Washington wins the Pac-12 they get in by virtue of their conference championship. What about the one team who wins the Big Ten, even if they have two losses? I would feel much, much better about this if Clemson loses the ACC championship. I really hope I'm wrong, but every argument about Ohio State's quality wins is making an assumption about the committee's weighting of accomplishments that we just don't know.
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There's just no precedent. TCU's lack of a conference championship dropped them from 3 to 6 in one week in 2014. I respect everyone's optimism, and obviously I hope we get in, but I think we've already seen that conference champions get the nod.
I like Maryland's flag.