Bell especially has been outstanding on the open field tackles. I like Eli's ability to fight through contact on bubble screens to get to receivers. It seems like teams try a bubble on us at least once a game, Eli blows it up, and that play call is removed from the book for the game.
I love Troy, but I'd put Eddie in over Troy
SO - what about a fan bus? It wouldn't be for just the families, anyone that needs a ride to New Orleans AND then Texas for the following game? Something free the university could put together for students and family members of students...all of which would mean the family of the players could go for free without the price of travel. Have student and family "tailgates" before and at the game with food, and maybe the family could stay with "friends" while they are down there. Sounds legit to me...
Valid point, its more about what everyone else thinks would be a "good bet" Still though...Vegas is a microcasm of the conventional wisdom, and we can't continue to be given underdog odds and expect to outperform all the time. There is some "truth" behind the odds Vegas makes and who is/should be the favorite to win though...
See this is the crap that pisses me off. Even if we go 3-7, it should be a good day for the conference since we were underdogs in all the games. I swear that this crap is scheduled this way just to continue the "narrative". Take this for example:
South Carolina (-1.5) v. North Carolina
Arkansas (-6) v Texas
LSU (-8.5) v Notre Dame
Georgia (-7.5) v Louisville
Mississippi (+3) v TCU
Miss St (-7) v GA Tech
Auburn (-7) v Wisconsin
Missouri (-7.5) v Minnesota
Alabama (-9) v Us
Tennessee (-3.5) v Iowa
Florida (-8.5) v East Carolina
The SEC is favorites in all of their matchups except against TCU. The narrative continues when they have this sort of advantage from a pure scheduling perspective, and the B1G teams have to pull multiple upsets just to go .500.
We've traveled to Seattle a couple of times during the season in previous years and here is the alumni bar we went to. Still listed as a watch location on the alumni website too.
Sport Restaurant & Bar
140 4th Avenue North
(across from Space Needle, park in Fisher Plaza)
Nooo....while it happens in a "bowl game stadium" on Jan 1st....it's a playoff game! ;)
That's what I did - moved up to Cleveland from Columbus, lifelong Buckeye fan but I never really cared about Sunday's. Up here you gotta at least participate in that life, so when it came to buying a jersey, my choice was obvious.
Haha, I like it...good strategy! The inconsistency with my approach is the "6 second delay" or whatever on any live event...so even if you are watching it live...you aren't truly watching it live unless you're in the stadium!
I would panic! How can I have influence from my living room if I'm not watching the game live!! :)
My wife is more superstitious than me, so I hosed myself over early this season. Bought a new 70'' TV for my man cave and had it set up and ready to go just in time for the VT game. So...with that being said...we no longer watch that TV when a game is on.
We have our specific room, with typically no friends over (because they know if we lose, they'll likely be banned from our house on all subsequent saturday's), and typically we don't wear buckeyes branded clothing nor clothing of the opposing team's color. The clothing stemmed from the 2006 NC game, where I bought a Troy Smith jersey in anticipation of the game.
Great post - most other folks think we're a little crazy, so nice to talk with other "like-minded" individuals!!
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If I was your TV i'd go on strike! Telling TV's to turn to ESPN might lead to the rise of the machines...just sayin'...watch your back with that...
Completely agree. While I was like "ohhhh sh!t" when we wore the all whites to the white out at Penn State...in retrospect, you don't want to poke the bear (especially at home).
This might be a hope of mine - but here is the way I see it. You only can select four teams and I think the committee won't waste those picks on teams that have already played each other unless there is evidence that team has improved remarkably since it lost to the other team. My breakdown:
1.) Not going to happen, because we ARE NOT going to lose, but no way the committee selects Oregon AND Michigan State. If Oregon wins out and Michigan State wins out, I think the B1G is hosed. The B1G should be cheering for us to dominate Sparty on Saturday Night.
2.) Same thing for Florida State and Notre Dame - Notre Dame had their chance and they couldn't pull out the win...regardless of the fact that they "should" have won the game. If FSU wins out - Notre Dame doesn't make it unless they are a clear cut choice (due to there being nothing but 2 loss teams).
3.) Auburn and Kansas State - Kansas State doesn't make the playoffs either if Auburn wins out. I don't think Auburn OR Kansas State are serious contenders at the end of November, but we'll see.
Quite a few other similar scenarios too - but I hope the committee takes this into consideration when it comes to picking the best 4 teams. I think if Alabama wins out though (alongside Mississippi State going undefeated), they have a serious chance...they can always state they would have won on a neutral field or if it was later in the season or they are the "best" one loss team or whatever.
Dude is straight line quick, that's the problem - I don't think he's all that elusive. Doesn't make people miss, and all you see is him getting tackled right before he seemingly "breaks a big one". Jalin is much more the "Percy Harvin" type player we wanted in Dontre - but I think Dontre on slants and Flat passes off of play action are great ways to utilize his abilities. Plus a nice kickoff return on Saturday! This is why you see Dontre returning kickoffs and Jalin returning punts, elusiveness on punts vs straight line hitting a open space in the coverage.
And we killed Maryland who beat Penn State this weekend...what does that mean in your world of logic?
Forgot though that he is close to Damien Harris - that would be incredible it it happened!
I dunno - seemed weird...especially since I can't think of anyone we're recruiting that would be an easy "package deal" except for maybe Gibson??
Orange vs black on what is basically halloween weekend would be amazeballs...
Who's the package deal though?
Since I don't think this was sarcasm, it was a dub over of a actual Geico commercial that said pinocchio was a bad motivational speaker. Nice work by someone, but that someone was not Geico.
Have them win the west and then we'll talk...