The last section is one of the primary reasons why I prefer 11w to all other sources for Buckeye news.
College Football Playoff > Stanley Cup Playoff = NFL Playoff > NBA Playoff > MLB Playo
My Top is March Madness
Now what? Now I grudgingly watch the NBA playoffs. Then once that is over I start reading the season recap articles that 11w published and I hope I can make them last until football picks up again.
Before people take too many shots at Lou Holtz for his time on ESPN... They should check him out on the "Roast of Woody Hayes" video out on Youtube or read some of his old interviews from his coaching days.
This subject is really starting to get under my skin. It seems like everyone has an opinion on who I should or should not root for. I can make my own decision on who I want to see win a game. In the case of this year's Final Four:
I pulled for Wisconsin and MSU because I would have preferred to see them win than Kentucky or Duke. Its as simple as that. I have my own reasons
- I don't like coach Cal. Edit: I dont like Bo Ryan either but I have stronger feelings against coach Cal.
- I do like Nigel Hayes and Trae Jackson
- Duke beat us out for the services of Kennard, Okafor, Hood, and Jefferson
- I regularly pull for MSU because I admire Izzo (and Dantonio).
There are endless reasons why I could pull for one team over another (Did anyone see what David Lighty had to say about the Kentucky/Wisco game?) but in the end it is my choice. There are so many arguments and counter arguments:
Argument: Ohio State competes against MSU for recruits.
Counter: Duke is a bigger threat to Ohio State recruiting than MSU In fact, the Big Ten has been bleeding recruits recently. This year the three highest rated Ohio basketball recruits are going to Kansas, Duke, and WVU. Bill Self and John Calipari are killing us in Chicago.
Edit: this post is a response to the whole debate in general rather than a direct response to just Ramzy's article.
For one night only, on Wisconsin... Of all the players out there I would like to see Trae Jackson and Nigel Hayes get the win.
I would say it is up to their parents. If they are willing to let their 8 year old have free reign on the Internet then there is no reason to bar the kid from 11w.
Don't like Bo Ryan but I am going to pull for Wisco anyway. I do like Trae Jackson and Nigel Hayes quite a bit. I really like the story of Trae Jackson recovering after being hurt for most of the year.
Would love to see Dunn and or Ball get a chance to leave a mark in their senior seasons.
Yep. That is what I was thinking.
I picked Kentucky (Shocking)
I am pulling for MSU. I admire Izzo's program and tend to support them when we aren't playing them. As a rule, I don't like Wisconsin but I do like Trae Jackson and Nigel Hayes.
Eh, if our young guys get out there and play aggressive I think they will be a dangerous Big Ten team. Certainly not a national title contender but not a team I would want to play against come tournament time.
What I a most excited about is that next season we should have a big line up. With Loving, KBD, Giddens, Thompson, Bell, and Mitchell we can have a lot of size across the front line. Guys like KBD and Loving are going to be the key in getting the most out of Tate.
Love this video. It is a piece of NCAA football history. I end up sending this around the office every football season.
Maybe Archie hangs out in Dayton until Thad is ready to call it quits ?
No. There was a ton of drama between the Cinci and OSU basketball programs.
Was glad to see Grant perform so well at the end of the year. I am now excited to see what 'kwon can do while the position is all his. Out of curiousity, who is predicted to be behind Raekwon on the depth chart this season?
I have had my own run in with Dayton fans back when I lived in Columbus so I get where you are coming from Bucknutz18. Its just that I am big fan of the way those guys play and I was always fond of Sibert when he was a Buckeye.
I think we have another tough year ahead of us next season but by seasons end we should be pretty strong. Fortunately with our pillowfight scheduling we should still be in position to make the big dance.
Was really hoping Dayton would pull through so they could be my sweet sixteen team. Yeah yeah, they beat us last year and their fans talk a lot of trash but I am still a big fan of Sibert. Sans Dayton....
I pull for Xavier/MSU.
I want to see someone other than Kentucky win but I don't care for WVU either. I guess I would like to see Wisconsin take them down (assuming that doesnt interfere with X or MSU).
I find Wisconsin a bit more tolerable than usual because I like Trae Jackson (injured) and Nigel Hayes. Kaminsky has had some funny moments.
I think it is in Russell's best interest to go pro. Would love to have him back though.
Their legacy for me... A bunch of seemingly likeable guys that couldn't quite get it together on the court. I wish nothing but the best for them.