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Comment 9 hours ago

So you need to drink it before it ages. Enjoy an Irish 7 course meal. A six pack and a potato....

Comment 12 hours ago

EF is one of my go to's in DC when I am there. Lil Sumpin Sumpin is good as well; as is the Left Hand Nitro Stout. 

Comment 12 hours ago

I second the Guiness comment. I was in London a while back at a pub with a large selection of beers on tap, along with Guiness, and it was well worth the late nights. They had a commentating Guiness glass and when I offered to buy one for my son who collects glasses they gave me one. Left a very nice tip...

Comment 06 Feb 2016

Do you know what gives you the unbeatable, trump card of bragging rights? A national championship. To me, a great season is a national title. It sounds like to you that bar is the Michigan game. Maybe that makes me a worse fan because I want Ohio State to be the supreme team in the nation, not just the rivalry. Maybe it doesn't though either....

I don't think it an issue of good or bad fan as much as it is blending the desire to excel with the understanding that not achieving the ultimate goal doesn't disqualify one from a great season.

As for Cooper, the man could flat out coach and recruit; every year i expected "this is the one..." 

Comment 06 Feb 2016

Never heard of ... Boone's Farm.

A quality beverage when the budget won't allow of premium brands such as Thunderbird or the hard to find Ripple...

Comment 05 Feb 2016

Maybe a better idea is to make all scholarship offers binding, or at least tell the athlete if it is or is not binding, after a certain date, say 1 Sep of an athlete's senior year; with all offers outstanding automatically becoming binding on the school on say 1 December. Schools can still extend non-binding offers before that, or explicitly state an offer is not, but must decide who they want far enough in advance so a kid has a chance to look elsewhere if a school changes their mind. 

It would probably mean a lot of 3 stars wouldn't get big time offers until later but at least they'd have a clearer idea of who is really interested. You might also see athletes going to a broader array of schools since schools could not afford to extend offers to every 4 and 5 star but need to focus on ones they really think they want to fill a need; if a school does make a bunch of offers they may wind up with a 10 person class. To avoid over signing and culling, the NCAA could automatically review a programs numbers for any school that over signs by more than 3.

Comment 05 Feb 2016

After reading that SEC Bag Man article, I just wonder if any of this matters.

As long as there is serious money to be made, and big time donors want to brag about winning, it'll be nearly impossible to fix. At best you can slam someone every now and then hope to keep it in check. I know someone who worked as an agent for a while and basically said the kids know they can get stuff so they ask, and everyone gives because they all want to land a whale. even if they know they aren't getting the kid no one wants a rep as being cheap so they all pony up a little cash, all the while knowing the kid is probably hitting up the other guys for "$100 to help with the rent..." 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

The problem is coaches will always push the boundaries and some will exceed them. The stakes are simply too high; and even coaches who want some sanity and common sense in recruiting are still under pressure to perform.

One way deal with this is for the NCAA to get serious about enforcement. They could establish an office of enforcement at each school, with staff paid by the NCAA. The staff would have unfettered access to programs, records, players and employees and report directly NCAA HQs. You could even rotate them every few years to avoid the Stockholm Syndrome. The program could be paid for by an enforcement fee leaved on member institutions. Periodic audits of programs could be done by teams composed of staff from other campuses and HQs. Of course, that would mean the NCAA is serious about dealing with violations.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Yea, I always wondered if they'd pick us vs ND or us vs UA.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

If you want to stay in Mississippi or even the South an Ole Miss degree carries weight, simply because of the alumni connections. I'd guess they'd take an Ole Miss degree over a chump ass yankee degree from TTUN.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Public relations, marketing, and media buzz about OSU, that's part of Smith's job.  He does not win football games.  And he is losing the media battle big time.

While TTUN got some "Oh, look. SHINEY!!!" PR from their event there is a lot more to marketing than a one shot deal. All throughout the season OSU was featured in advertisements for the CFP, we inked a big deal with Nike, and as other pointed out the hype around Buckeyes in the NFL will ramp up over next few months.

(Hiring Urban Meyer was a no-brainer.  You or I could have done it.  Urban would come regardless of the AD.  He specifically had an "out without penalty" clause in his Florida contract to leave for Ohio State.)

Maybe. Would have been fun to do so. However, GS didn't panic over the Tressel resignation and settle for someone but rod it out to get our guy. I would fault him for misreading the NCAA on bowl bans which cost us a shot at meeting Alabama in the NCG, however

Comment 04 Feb 2016

It's a dangerous game he is playing. You can bet there are plenty of people who would drop a dime on TTUN if he called a school out. When everyone's hand, including yours, is in the cookie jar you don't draw attention to the crumbs on someone else's shirt

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Unless they are squeaky clean it could end their college career before it starts, and with it any hopes of the NFL. In addition, they would be known as THE GUY who blew the whistle and portably would get the cold shoulder form a lot of folks who simply don't need, or want, the baggage and who would wonder if they are the next person under the bus if the kid thinks he didn't get something he was promised. 

TL;DR: There is no upside for the kid in doing so...

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I think it's great when opposing fans come around and engage in reasonable discussions; I have done that on other boards such as VT's the Key Play to get their perspective on us, their team, and how the game may play out. Blu hasn't been trolling and his additions have been welcome. Sure, we are on opposite sides of the greatest rivalry in sports, but intelligent discussion, with a little friendly smack, is something I find enjoyable.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Good for him. A kid should go to the school he feels is the best fit and if he clicks with a professor, great. That's how I wound up at OSU; having grown up never hearing about Woody or the Buckeyes (the horrors!!!) and saw the light once I started school. 

Would I lie to have him come to tOSU? Sure, but I look forward to beating him once year for the next 4 years; other than that I wish him well.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

While he has kept TTUN in the news, hype only goes so far. Unless they start winning and becoming relevant in the CFP they shine will wear off and they'll be looking for a new team to lead them to glory. Only time will tell if their method works.

I'd argue GS is far from average. He made a killer coaching hire; great facility upgrades, and the athletic department is on very firm financial ground. I have no doubt that GS and UM are looking at ways to increase the awareness of OHIO STATE's brand, but they'll  do it in a way that they feel is right and doesn't wind up pissing off a bunch of other schools or coaches, at the HS or collegiate level, or give the impression tOSU is run by a crazy coach.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

What I like is the 12W PL hasn't turned into a separate premium content section; especially the PL. It would be easy to turn it into a private haven away from the rest of 11W but that hasn't happened. The only Us vs. Them mentality I've noticed is tOSU vs TTUN; as it should be.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

The graph could also represent the programs, one had a couple of bad years followed by a rapid return to the top; the other, while certainly good, has basically flatlined.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Heh. It's amazing how people never see the need for a piece of technology and once they have it they can't live without it.