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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist

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Comment 9 hours ago

PM me.  I don't like to give out my address on forums.

Comment 9 hours ago

Hard to envision an early-mid year firing.....

Maybe Brandon is offering a pair of tickets, a T-shirt and a chance to call an offensive play for $100.  

Comment 13 hours ago

If you take a team that was 2-10 a year ago and put them at 5 wins with at least one win over a top 20 team, I think its possible, especially once the coaches start getting plucked.  If you want a home run hire, you need to act quickly and early. Michigan essentially ended up with Hoke because they were slowly and came in late to hire a coach.  Now is the time to do the homework and get a list.  I think Stoops should be on the list as should ECU's head coach.  I'd also be looking at Duke's head coach, but I doubt he will move.

Comment 21 Sep 2014

If I had to guess, I think Vegas will have OSU favored by 13-16. I will take cincy if its more than two TDs. 

Comment 21 Sep 2014

Yea. Three question marks are like I'm just throwing this out there for discussion at leisure. But FOUR, FOUR question marks are  highly suggestive of an emergency situation that needs immediate attention. 

Comment 21 Sep 2014

That depends on who the wins come against. Below .500 with a signature win puts him in it to win it.  There are plenty of opportunities left for him to get this win. For instance, in his first year, coming away with a win against one of LSU, UGA, or S.Car would be huge. 

Comment 21 Sep 2014

We relinquished our right to whine and moan about rankings when we lost at home to VT. At this rate, we appear to be the only FBS team who can't beat VT. 

That said, it's about time Duke appeared in the rankings. 

Comment 21 Sep 2014

It's not a michigan man that they need. Their most successful coach was none other than an Ohio State coach. Look for Tom Herman or Ed Warriner to get poached. 

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Well. MSU is 3-0 in bowl games and 2-1 vs. OSU over the last 3 years. We are 0-2 in bowl games. 

And degarding Wisconsin, they are another very good program. I guess I don't understand why you choose to disrespect either program, especially when our performance hasn't really been all that superior in recent years. 

Comment 20 Sep 2014

I could have told you you were going to respond that way before you did it. At some point, we, as a fan base, need to get the silver spoon out of our mouths and start opening our eyes to what's around us. Dantonio has built something at MSU and he has done it with less - they are the best in the big ten until we prove otherwise. 

Comment 20 Sep 2014

We've seen discussions about relegation, but I'm wondering what about incentives for placing - kinda like golf payouts across athletic departments and specific sports. 

Comment 20 Sep 2014

But that's not actually the problem. 

Look at the number of schools in the top 50-60. These programs are losing to MAC schools and every other power 5 school that they play

Comment 20 Sep 2014

How deep it went....

After reading this article, I really do think it reinforces my opinion. If nothing else, it's clear that Goodell was under pressure from the Ravens and that Goodell waivered in his decision, demonstrating that he wasn't really making an all out effort to cover this up. 

Its definitely getting interesting. 

Comment 19 Sep 2014

I do think it was a calculated risk.  I also think that the calculation was based on the public's "caring" of these cases in the past.  This isn't the first DV case and it won't be the last - the only difference between this case and every other case is that we actually get to see it happen.  I think this visualization is what caused this incident to go viral.  I think the biggest concern at the time was how to punish Rice for something that our legal system did not punish him for without getting caught in a legal extravaganza with Rice or the players union.  Then once this decision was made, it obviously snowballed.  

You can call him a dishonest coward, but we don't really know him, nor do we know what we would have done if we were in his shoes and behind the closed doors.  And sure, he can step down, but what makes the next guy better than him?  How many high profile people do we see repeating the same stupid stuff that others have gotten in trouble for?  People with that much power and that much money eventually regress to the norm.  I really don't think Goodell was trying to cover anything up.  I just think he was trying to balance all of the pressures set upon him by this case.  The way I think about it, It's not all that different than what happened to Tressel, minus the actual crimes being "covered up."

BTW, I'm not worried about the DVs.  I have enjoyed our discussion and the fact that we can do it passionately yet respectfully.  People that DV either of us still haven't learned that dissenting opinion and debate are what makes this site what it is.    They'd probably rather DV anything with substance and just have an entire site dedicated to gifs of monkeys falling over after they smelled their finger which was up their butt.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

I will repeat my point that the NFL is under numerous internal and external pressures in its existence as a business. 

Just sit for a minute and think about it.  Think about the consequences for a business that goes against the findings of our legal system. Think about consequences that could be faced if a business releases confidential or sensitive material or information regarding its employee. All I'm trying to get you to recognize if the fact that the NFL is a business and ALL business decisions have consequences. It's entirely possible that the NFL did what it did as a calculated lesser evil, choosing between public faux outrage if hard evidence surfaced or facing legal ramifications from the players union.