It would be no different over here.
Yes, please post stats, but please also include the same schmattering of excuses that you'd find on this site as to reasons why they weren't actually better than us when we played them last year. For starters, we played Navy the week before them. We had injuries. We were young. We weren't experienced. They got away with holding all game. Qb played game of his life. Etc.
Wait a minute. Are you seriously going to mock them for losing to Wake Forest last year when they beat us in our house? Come on man....
Say what you want, but I respect the VT program, their players, their coaches and their fans too much to predict a blowout when we play them on the first game of the season at their house. Could a blow out happen? Sure. Will a blow out happen? Not in my opinion. They beat us last year. We return the same team as do they. They get home court this time. We have a new OC who hasn't experienced playing against one of the best DCs in the game. And most importantly, its the first game of the season, so any comparisons made to how we finished last year aren't really relevant, we haven't played game speed in 8 months. I do think we win, but if we do, it will be a very good win because VT should be a good team this year, same as they should have been last year.
But the idea that Silver Bullets defense will be playing as well as they did against Oregon in the NCG, after an entire season of playing together, in their first game of the season is also laughable. You can't compare end of 2014 season to potential start of 2015 in terms of performance. I do agree with you about offenses being behind defenses at the start of the season, but think its also important to recognize that the defense will be behind where it finished 2014.
I'm surprised you didn't get the point. The point was not that VT's roster is on par with OSU's roster. The point was that you can't assume that one year of playing experience will only benefit Ohio State's returning players and will not benefit VT, who returns a similar amount of players on offense and defense.
I wouldn't say I'm pessimistic in this case, but rather optimistic on VT. VT has a lot going for it this coming year. They return a ton of players. They get us at home. At night. On the first game of the season where offenses are generally operating less efficiently. With a great DC who will have them ready. We will be ready too, but I see this as a close game. I think we win, but 3-4 TDs seems either overly optimistic on OSU, or way too pessimistic on VT.
This about OSU:
Every starter minus maybe 1 receiver spot is better than they were a year ago and the same thing goes with the defense minus Bennett and Grant.
Then this about a VT team that returns 8 on offense and 9 on defense:
V-tech's offense regressed and Michael Brewer can't stretch the field meaning we can have more players closer to the line of scrimmage, Vtech's receivers and O-line are very suspect!
They are only as cool as the way they use them. They could be awesome. Think about hitting the lights at the stadium and watching your team run out in pitch black? Could be awesome. For a night game at the shoe, think about that.
Birm. Just know there's a quiet majority that doesn't speak up during times like this and appreciates your hard work, effort and responsibility.
I think we should all speculate on which commit is the softest and which one we'd be OK with losing or want to lose.
You forgot this one.
That doesn't seem to jive with the week in and week out battle of gods that occurs in the SEC. I mean, if SEC games were as brutal, taxing, and high quality as they are said to be, there would be way more fans in those stands. Color me confused.
I'd get the Yeti 110 and ice it down with some Silver Bullets.
The site isn't a democracy and everyone is not equal.
You don't waste your time making posts anyway and mostly, the people who do waste their time making posts, have these posts hijcked and taken off topic by you when you do decide to waste your time.
My guess is that it wasn't a "dupe post" but it was duplicated content. You're not getting penalized. I appreciate the effort to focus all discussion of a single story into one thread. I think that is all that's happening.
I think the disagreement stems from assumptions and expectations. Is this going to be a radio song? No. Is this guy a creative and musical genius? Hardly.
However, he knows that 1.) OSU has a large alumni base. 2.) consisting of rabid football fans and that 3.) his ex-player status has him uniquely positioned to within the university and fan base so that his efforts are recognized and worthwhile.
My opinion? Rapper/Musician? Nope. Smart Businessman doing what he loves but isn't great at? Yep.
This is great and all, but what's up with TT? The lack of news is incredible.
Your belly button? That's fetishy.
Wins don't matter, only inflated rankings of SEC teams do.
Whose face do you imagine as the ball before you punt it?