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Comment 06 Sep 2014

PSU has looked pretty average during the first half. If their line can't protect Hackenburg against Akron he's likely to be barely able to walk halfway through the B1G schedule. He's saved a few sacks by throwing the ball away but he's likely to throw a pick 6 as he seems to just want to unload the ball and throws wherever he is looking. They've gotten some good plays at the edges but the Zips seem to be stopping runs up the middle.

On offense, the Zips have done a good job on moving the ball against PSU. They are getting guys open but can't seem to hold on to the ball. A few less drops an they would be tied at least. The running game, while not breaking a big one moves the ball as well and the QB has saved a few sacks with his feet.

Overall, if this is what PSU will be like in the B1G they are in for a long season. Us, TTUN and MSU would be L's and MD / Ill tossups.

That roar is annoying. A soft meow would be more appropriate.

Comment 06 Sep 2014

He's from KY and would be a hometown hero to a lot of fans, especially ones with connections, if he goes there and has a stellar career. You can't fault a kid for wanting to stay home and play for an in-state school.

Comment 06 Sep 2014

While I see your point and to pretty much agree I also feel if you count the wins you gotta take the L as well.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Hard to believe most of those Coeds are now nearing or in their 30's

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Don't forget Astronauts as well - Ohioans - We're Out of this World...

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I park in the garage next to the Ohio Union. Easy to walk to the stadium and get back onto High St especially heading south. I believe it was around $10 to park.


Comment 28 Aug 2014

They do look great, especially the class rank (not rank such as Midshipmen Capt, Lt, etc).  I wonder if Marine options will have an EGA on the unis?

As a side note, they look like what we used to call Trop White Short rather than Trop White Long since the former had short pants and the later had long ones.

Psyched for the game as I'll be there.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I was there for that. John Glenn, after professing his love for Ohio and the Buckeyes, said he had a special place in his heart for the Navy as well, opened his jacket and pointed to his Wings of Gold. 

The game was a great experience as well, from the teams running on the field together to the flyover and the ending.

I am also a Navy vet and will be wearing my Ohio State hat with a Navy crest pined to it. I am looking forward to a great game with a fine bunch of young men.

Fair winds and a following sea,

Comment 25 Aug 2014

I don't think it's a matter of liking one over the other; rather appreciating what each they did in context of the times.

Woody For many, he defines Ohio State football. Beloved, not just for his accomplishments as a coach, but for what he did for the University, for Ohio, and anyone else who met him.

Earle Bruce Old 9 and 3. 5 top 20 and 3 top 10 finishes in 9 years as a coach at OSU. A coaching tree that's a who's who of coaching, including Saban and Meyer.  Winingest coach in Big 10 and 5 -4 against TTUN; and we fired him. Never follow a legend. 11 - 0 start not matched as a first year coach until UM.

John Cooper. Great coach, won many big games. Always seemed one play away from a national championship. Didn't seem to get The Game. Still a loyal Buckeye.

Jim Tressel. Great coach. Took us to the promised land.  Came close a few times after that and owned TTUN, making us forget the Cooper years.

Luke Fickell A true Buckeye. Stepped up when the team was in turmoil even though it was a no win situation and deserves our respect and gratitude.

Urban Meyer. Our guy now.

Time and change. I enjoyed each coach and wouldn't swap one for the other.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

Ah yes, the old soccer vs football thing. We had that too, but after  a little "friendly" game with a few of the big bad football players having hurt ankles from sliding tackles and shin bruises from ball steals they stopped playing us for fear they'd get injured and not be able to play football.

Comment 23 Aug 2014

In. No one ever accused Pete Rose of not giving 100%+ as a player or coach and his record speaks for itself. He paid the price and deserves to be recognized while he is still alive. The players from the "Steroids Era" didn't get lifetime bans and are HOF eligible and their impact on the game was certainly measurable and negative. For MLB to have such a double standard is unfair to Rose, the fans, and the sport.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

we may be talking about different types of sports books. I was referring to one like they run in Vegas, where in my admittedly limited experience talking with people in that industry, they want to balance their bets so they are covered no matter who wins. They make their money off the top so it's a volume business. The opening line isn't necessarily what they think the score differential or the right line should be but what they think will generate even bets on both sides. If their book gets out of balance they need to move lines to balance it. The might not balance every line but in aggregate they come out even.

Some books may take a position but that's not a smart way to make money in the long run if you can essential eliminate the risk of paying out with your own money and just taking a cut off the top.

As for future bets there is, as you point out, another side, namely all the rest of the teams. As long as the aggregate dollars lost equal the payout less your cut you have  a balanced book.

In short, do you really mean to say a Las Vegas casino puts at risk any significant amount of its own money on a betting line because they think it is a sure thing? 

Comment 22 Aug 2014

I would think another benefit is it gives defenses less time to react to the offense and change players to adjust their schemes.  That lets them keep the defense off balance and if the offense has a number of potential threats increases the chances of one being open. The defense of an open tempo team would need some depth to keep from getting gassed as the game wears on so backup defensive players become key to the offenses success.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

You had it easy. I had to do that in 3 feet of snow and all I got afterwards on TV were TTUN games.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

The thing to remember is a sports book is not trying to predict the odds but set a line that balances bets on both sides. The line represents what bettors think are the odds and moves based on betting patterns. The house makes money on the betting and doesn't care who wins or loses since they are not taking a side on the bet.  If they are skewed to one side of the book then they will get to many bets on one side and thus put their own cash at risk; they adjust the line to bring the betting back into balance.

The Championship is a future bet.  You can imagine the pool of money as all what was bet on all the teams with odds. The house wants to balance the total betting so no matter who wins they still get their cut and payout from all the cash collected. So the odds move to keep that balance.

10 - 1 without Miller no doubt made a lot of people want to bet some other team would win and the book makers would like to add money back into the OSU pool  by offering a larger payout if they win.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I think that would be the smart move for him. Get his degree and take his shot. The last thing he needs is a career ending injury in college, he's already shown his loyalty to OSU for coming back for his senior year and I for one wish him God speed on his recovery and a great NFL career.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I agree. In the middle of all of this is a young man who his chasing his dream and now faces an uncertain future where he may or may not realize his goal of playing in the NFL. The first order of business is for him to get healthy, and if that means missing the season so be it. It'd be great for him to bounce back and have a super senior season but I would not want that at the expense of his long term health and NFL success.  

Comment 18 Aug 2014

The best part:

If you play it backwards it says"Bomb Ann Arbor Now" and "Brady Hoke will never leave.."