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Ohio1St81


Blacksburg, Virginia (via Akron, Ohio)

Member since 30 November 2011 | Blog

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Comment 06 Jan 2017

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. 

Comment 04 Dec 2016

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. 

Comment 28 Nov 2016

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? 

Comment 28 Nov 2016

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. 

Comment 27 Nov 2016

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. 

Comment 27 Nov 2016

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. 

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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.