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Comment 08 Apr 2016

I also don't buy into the whole "ESPN hates us" myth that has infiltrated every corner of Buckeye Nation, because the coverage we've gotten since Urban came on board is 2nd to none.  With that said, I do look forward to the SEC homers (some of them prominent in the media) that beats the "Ohio State doesn't play anybody" drum when the following dominoes fall:

  1. Houston upsets Oklahoma in the season opener
  2. Ohio State has a RELATIVELY easy time in a win @ Norman

Suddenly, by week #4 the narrative will become "Ohio State's best win is a team that lost to Houston.  See I told you they never play anybody."  With 2 losses, we'll watch the scheduling of Oklahoma go from "Wow, playing at a top 4 team on the road" to "See, Ohio State is afraid to play real teams."  And then the annual ritual of defending the argument of "Scheduling is done 10 years in advance" is not a science will commence.

Comment 21 Mar 2016

A co-worker and I don't go a day without quoting Seinfeld during business meetings...there are just too many instances where inserting a Seinfeld quote is basically a MANDATORY.  Many of them have been quoted or alluded to already, including some of my favorites:

- "Why don't you just TELL me what movie you'd like to see?"

- (Kramer) "You just write-it off Jerry."  (Jerry) "But you don't even know what a write-off is."

- And perhaps my favorite: "You know, Darren, if you had told me twenty-five years ago that some day I'd be standing here about to solve the world's energy problems, I would've said you were crazy. Now let's push this giant ball of oil out this window."

Comment 30 Nov 2015

Although the math is definitely NOT in our favor, I see a very clear set of circumstances that would get us in:

1) Alabama losses to Florida 

2) Sparty winning BIG over Iowa (something like 31-10)

All other games are irrelevant, but would be fun to see chaos rule.  I believe a 1-loss UNC ACC-Champ would get in over OSU, as would obviously an undefeated Clemson.  And I believe a 2-loss Stanford would NOT get in over OSU due to the Northwestern result earlier this season (so the PAC-12 game is irrelevant).  

With all that said, we need a 2-loss SEC champion and we need our loss to Sparty look better than Iowa's loss to Sparty.  

Comment 20 Oct 2015

I view Harbaugh's comment in a much different light, and - frankly - I don't blame him.  I'll compare it to the celebrities that - point blank - say they do not talk about their private relationships.  And if they hold firm to that, they spotlight does indeed go away.  I think Harbaugh is being honest when he says he essentially won't give the question the day of light because it is absurd.

Personally, I think Jim Harbaugh will be at Michigan beyond Urban being at Ohio State. Not because he will "outlast" Urban, but because Urban is absolutely knocking it out of the park and I don't see him overstaying his welcome.  5-6 more years, hopefully 1-2 more titles and I could see Urban riding off into the sunset.  Although a bit different than Tressel's exit, almost all Ohio State fans agreed Tressel would never coach college again because he had reached the pinnacle in his dream job.

Harbaugh's loyalty to Michigan - and the fact he's going to struggle getting to the pinnacle as long as UFM is in Columbus - will keep Harbaugh at UM for awhile.  Let's be real - if Harbaugh wanted an NFL job, he would've stayed at SF or took one of the multiple jobs he was rumored to be a candidate.

Comment 07 Aug 2015

It is crazy to think that - even though he NO DOUBT is the least talked about starter on either side of the ball - Nuernberger could end his Ohio State career as being the all time leading scorer in Big Ten history.  He would currently be on-pace to break the record set by Monte Ball, and with an offense that would APPEAR to be loaded for years to come, having a guaranteed 80-90 pts per year on extra points could go a long way towards being the all-time leading scorer

Comment 14 Jul 2015

Another title for Cincinnati....but rest easy NE Ohio, it should be Cleveland's turn for something resembling a 1st-place trophy any generation now.  Worst case, have the Browns start taking credit for all of St. Ed's wrestling titles.  

Now let me get back to finishing this Three-Way for breakfast before I head to Cincinnati City Council and finalize the secret agreement to have Cincinnati secede from Ohio and join the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Comment 13 Jul 2015

The hatred towards Cincinnati by some on these boards is both laughable and sad.  The lack of geography knowledge is also appalling.

1) "Cincinnati thinks they are part of Kentucky" -> Really?  Do you know that 25% of Greater Cincinnati's population resides in another state?  And I can assure you with 100% conviction that EASILY the #2 team in the counties bordering Ohio is Ohio State.  Yes, UK takes the #1 spot...is this some kind of indictment on Cincinnati?  Breaking News - the University of Kentucky has alumni outside of Lexington...some alumni even have the audacity to seek employment in the city of Cincinnati (a whole other state!!!).  As hard as it is to believe, sharing a border with another state doesn't exactly make you less of an Ohioan.  I know that is hard to contemplate for the 32-year old that has never left Geauga County, but it is true.  

2) "I've been to parts of Cincinnati, and they talk with a southern accent" -> Wow...where do I begin?  I've been to parts of NW Ohio, and they talk with a Michigan accent.  I've been to parts of SE Ohio, and they talk with a WV accent.  If walleye, bass, & crappie could talk, I'm pretty sure you'd have people in Cleveland that had an "accent" too.

3) Anybody claiming to have been seriously harrassed for wearing Ohio State gear while in Cincinnati is one of three things: a) a complete & utter p*ssy when it comes to taking gruff from another fan, b) lying about ever really having been to Cincinnati, c) a completely & arrogant jack*ss when donning Ohio State gear in Cincinnati.  Chances are more than one apply - because I have been wearing Scarlet & Gray loud & proud for years, and the banter from either UC, UK, or even Xavier fans has been nothing more than what you'd expect from a Michigan fan if I lived in Toledo. In the words of Jeff Foxworthy, "If you spend time worrying about what another team's fans say about a shirt you're wearing, you might just be a p*ssy with an abnormally sheltered lifestyle." 

Comment 13 Jul 2015

CincyBuck - the "boos" for Urban were light.  But I can say WITHOUT A DOUBT, that if you did not hear Andy Dalton get booed when he was introduced in the starting lineups, then you only at the game in your dreams.  I turned to my buddy and said it was embarrassing for the city to be booing our starting QB on national TV.  You are CERTIFIABLY DEAF if you were in the stadium during the announcing of starting line-ups and did not hear Andy Dalton get booed loud & clear.

Comment 02 Jun 2015

I just wish Braxton would take some time out of rehab & practice and spend 30-60 minutes answering all the media's questions directly.  Or, even easier, simply spend 5 minutes putting out a Tweet to declare his intention once & for all.  

If he does that, we can all go back to criticizing him for wasting time talking to the media or tweeting instead of focusing on his rehab & game preparation.

Comment 07 May 2015

I personally SHOCKED - shocked I say - that a classy town like Cleveland would have a fan spit on an opposing player!  When I hear "class," I think of Browns, Indians, and Cavs fans.  Now time for me to get back to enjoying a 3-way and Cheese Coney.  You want me to save you a bite, @marion_ohio?