100% agree with your reasoning on these, haha! I'd like Oklahoma and Wisconsin to win above all, to show us having two wins over conference champs. Honestly, PeeSU winning is the only scenario that would make me worry about the Buckeyes getting in. I think we're good otherwise.
What's equally crazy is, the Buckeyes have technically won their division every year Coach Meyer has been here. Obviously, the years they didn't make the championship game were when they were on the wrong end of tiebreakers (or 2012, ineligible) but those Leaders/East Division trophies keep piling up!
I love how so much of the hand-wringing yesterday was from people mad that it was a grind-it-out game, yet they're the ones who predicted a grind-it-out game. I say "Just Win, baby."
It essentially means "if you don't agree, keep it to yourself."
Hey, me too...my buddy and his wife were hunting in Westerville and were on the show in July of 2014.
Great points. I think even in the midst of a transition to the 2, he's still got the ability to play the point and run the offense in the event of foul trouble or injury, as you alluded to. Just was something to think about.
Of course, this carried a lot more weight for me before Lyle exploded last night. Maybe he's fine at the 1 after all, haha!
At this point in the season, last year's team would have found a way to drop Monday's game. This year's team is finding its footing, and at this point, that's ok. I'm excited to watch the improvement, and I definitely like this group more than last year's.
I also think it might be time to start the transition for JaQuan Lyle to 3-and-D shooting guard. He's got the ability to do that, and with CJ Jackson looking as good as he has running the offense, that's what I'd do if I were the coaches (hell, or Lyle himself.) Just a thought, and that will also help his pro prospects tremendously, as those guys are the hottest commodities in the NBA right now.
We don't give a damn for the WHOLE state of *ichigan. Screw those bastards.
We left our candy bucket out in the driveway because we were over talking to the neighbors, and it was emptied in about 15 minutes.
Instant upvote, this is still one of my all-time favorite commercials!
The Horned Frogs haven't been the same team since narrowly missing the playoff in 2014 (editorial note: neener-neener).
and herp-a-derp past Vanderbilt for the second straight year.
Thank you, my keyboard and monitor needed cleaned anyway.
At your service.
He said "Offensive Line Performance" which is the training facility that LeCharles Bentley runs. Nice shout to a former Buckeye, but yeah, I would have rather heard "THE Ohio State University." And I'm with SO AMAYSN below, I'm over his shit too. I laughed when he made those comments about TP. Pot, meet kettle.
Haha no worries...the MSU and TSUN games are pretty sure bets to have it if everyone continues playing well!
I meant that partially tongue-in-cheek, but also hadn't realized Louisville had jumped up that high.
This game will get ESPN College GameDay in lieu of Ohio State-Oklahoma. Houston's upset of Oklahoma in Week 1 may have contributed to that.
The fact that our game is on FOX probably was a big contributor too.
Reminds me of this...hopefully it has the same ending!
The 30 for 30 on this, "Fantastic Lies," was outstanding. Shows just how deep the corruption went with the DA and the cops. I'd encourage you to watch, but the short version is they not only cancelled the entire lacrosse season after this happened, but they brought the accuser in to show pictures of who might have done this to her. They showed every member of the lacrosse team and essentially told her to "pick 3 of them." They did finally determine, through DNA and cell records (among other things) that there was no possible way these guys could have done this.
Almost everyone not only assumed they were guilty, but they wanted those guys to be guilty. Durham certainly hasn't forgotten about it. They've moved on, and the city is in a much better place than it was 10 years ago when this happened, but they remember down there.
Sorry for the long-winded post. This is one of the best 30 for 30s done (and it's not easy to narrow those down), and I just wish a lot more people would learn from the lessons of that series of events.
Oh, the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival is definitely still a thing. One of my best friends is from there, and there's signage and stuff up in that city year-round for that event. He won't eat any other kind of sausage.
Long Beach Poly is a high school, yes, but there also is Cal Poly University.
I've been fascinated with those cases myself. If you want a really good read on them (mostly Biggie's, but some Pac too), read Murder Rap. It's written by the lead detective on the case. I couldn't put it down.
I couldn't agree more about the MSU game. You just kind of knew it was coming at some point, because the expectations were so out of control that nothing shy of 70-0 victories was good enough. I get the talent level, sure, but when does it ever work out that way? It's funny how the teams that are seemingly "a year away" tend to be the ones that win it all (see Ohio State, 1968/2014 and Florida, 2008). Huge expectations led to "disappointing" seasons in 1969/2015 and 2009, respectively.
Sadly, I knew the 2015 Buckeyes weren't destined to repeat after game 2, when people walking out of the Shoe were legitimately angry at a 38-0 victory. Just win, baby. Alas, as you so aptly put it, oh well, haha.
Thank you, Matt. This series was simply outstanding, and it was a joy to relive (most of) these seasons. Go Bucks!
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Sad but true best tweet of last night. Oh well, they'll get their asses handed to them soon enough. They're not good.
Our team went 12-1 last year and double-whooped Michigan and Notre Dame. We acted like we got dragged over broken Budweiser bottles.
Yeah, let's try not to act like that again this year, kids. We only get one football season a year, let's enjoy it! Go Bucks!