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rightfield


Ohio (via West Lafayette)

Member since 03 December 2011 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: 76ers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Jan 2017

It of course gets worse the bigger the year difference is. The best Browns team from the 60's would get beat 70-0 by today's Browns. Jim Brown wouldn't get to the line of scrimmage on any carry. 

    It is not just bigger players, it's much stronger players and much faster players.  Not by a little- by a lot.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

It wouldn't be close. Take the 75' Steelers today against todays Steelers -regarless of which rules and today's team rolls to easy win.  Same results with the 75' Buckeyes against the 2016 Buckeyes.

   The size and speed difference alone is worth a 30 point spread. Then throw in the advanced O and D schemes now and it is 40-50 point spread. What I teach at the varsity HS level now versus what I was playing at the HS level in the mid 80's is night and day. Times that by 10 at the college and pro level.

  I agree that the players back then had a toughness about them that we lack at times now but you are losing 50 lbs per lineman at least and a hole lot of speed. That is a combination for disaster.   

Comment 08 Jan 2017

Samuel has a unique opportunity to win the Heisman next year and with a new QB guru to help fix JT's problems and a genius O Coordinator to get Samuel the ball in the open more often , he has a decent chance at a life changing award. He is gold for life if he wins a Heisman at Ohio State. That is worth rolling the dice for another year and to up his stock for next year. Yuuuugh difference in first round money and second round money. 

Comment 11 Dec 2016

I have thought the Colt job would be the one to get him back in the NFL. His old NFL team, Luck, Colts is disaray....  Seems like a good fit. Harbaugh can say he got *ichigan back on track with the success of this past season and be able to leave with some pride still intack. This past season was his best shot at beating the Buckeyes and win the B1G. It aint happening in the next couple years. Good time to go back to the League.

Comment 04 Dec 2016

I was at the Orange Bowl also and I thought it was closer to 70-30%. I think it will be the same or worse out there. Going that far for a game is out of their norm. I'm guessing they have played outside of the south east maybe a hand full of times in the past 20 years. 

Comment 19 Nov 2016

We should have all realized by now- any win against MSU no matter how ugly is a good win. Especially against a Dantonio coached MSU team. We are their super bowl ever year . 1/2 the team is from Ohio - players and coaches. We will never be able to match that fever, that level of focus that they have for us.

Finally the toughest road schedule in OSU history is over. Thank God.

Comment 16 Nov 2016

I was hoping Matta would redshirt one of the incoming frosh. I thought Wesson- add strenght and put him in same class as his brother- that would make for a special senior year for them. As far as redshirting goes in D1 basketball, if we are not going to get one and done players every year (Kansas, Duke, ect) then win with experience and having a 5th year senior every season to add to the team is a good thing. 

  It is either win with a bunch of one and dones or with senior lead teams. Looks like we are going the senior rout so why not redshirt a player each season to help with the experience factor. 

Comment 14 Nov 2016

Only 4 teams in a D1 college playoff makes no sense.  Yes, it is better than the shams we had previously but far from adequate from a legitimate way to find the best team in major college football.

MLB has 32 teams and 8 get in the playoffs

NFL has 32 and 12 get in the playoffs

D1 basketball has 300 teams? and 64 get in

D1 football has 132? teams and 4 get in!?!?

It is still the most backward sports organiation in the world.

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Oklahoma and Nebraska are all time College football powers. I wonder if any team had ever beat them like we have in the same season to the degree the Buckeyes did.

Comment 27 Sep 2016

Very classy letter, Danny. Hate to see you go elsewhere. After I saw Cardale struggle last year I had serious reservations that Urban's offense could change for a pro style QB. IMHO Urban liked what Cardale added to the O during the playoff and thought   he could make that a permanent change in his O. We saw how that went. 

Best of luck to Danny!