Don't know if it was mentioned above, but a ton of the anti-Craft sentiment's gotta come from the verbal fellatio he receives from play-by-play guys. Every. Single. Game. The "Brett Favre Effect," if you will.
UM winning the B1G outright for the first time since 1986 on Brady Hoke's favorite unofficial "holiday?" Fitting, that.
Of all the ways to burn UM fans, a jorts competition might rank dead last on the list...
On the positive side, if "Rock Bottom II" is 22-7 (9-7), shit can't be all that bad, right?
After we win, I can't wait to hear ESPN stuttering and listen to the wild and crazy excuses.
I'm well aware that the mystique of "ALABAMA" is much better than actual Alabama, but OSU's two best wins last year were Wisconsin in Columbus and... uhh... at Michigan? Maybe Iowa in Columbus? I think one of Ramzy's points was that while Urban's obviously a great coach & recruiter who has them headed in the right direction, OSU's 24-2 the past two seasons is just about as empty as 24-2 can possibly be.
ESPN's been referring to MJD as that for years...
Brady Hoke & Urban Meyer have combined for as many B1G Championships as me. Impressive stuff, that.
Unlike the Buckeye coaches, who developed Bradley Roby into a 1st Rou... uhhh... nevermind.
The South will rise again!
~nobody intelligent, ever
I never even considered Title IX-related ramifications. Two things...
A) I can't believe a sport that almost solely exists to produce revenue and uses 85 full scholarships has to be balanced out on the female side. Amazing.
2) As someone who played a non-revenue sport in college, I had absolutely nothing in common with football players & just about everything in common with 90% of the female athletes on campus. Yet, according to equality-type stuff, I'm essentially a football player. Again, amazing.
Much like 99.9% of everything the NCAA does, the current 85 scholarship limit is outdated & completely broken. It practically invites attrition, which is idiotic; retention should be the goal. Don't remember where I read it, but why not institute a hard cap of 25 scholarships per class with no overall max? Kids benefit in that more of them get a "free" education, and they can't get their scholarship yanked for oversigning-related bullshit. Coaches benefit from getting a larger roster. What's not to like?
The problem with this is that preseason rankings are based on a school's reputation more than anything. Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Alabama, Texas, USC, etc. are ranked EVERY year in the preseason simply because they're Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, etc. Michigan will go into 2014 ranked somewhere in the 20's despite a two-year stretch of 15-11. Voters don't watch them play, they just see "Michigan" and write them down somewhere using the logic, "Oh, Michigan, they're good and stuff." Same with every other "blue blood" program.
In other words, OSU basketball = UM football?
"This totally worked in 1995, yo!"
Do UM fans not like wrestling?
Prolly not--he went 4-0 against Sparty.
Uh, how many states other than Ohio think Ohio State's going to be better than Sparty over the next five years?
Remember, Brady Hoke is still tied with Urban F. Meyer in number of B1G Championships won. With zero.
Darren Rovell tweeted out the % of bowl tickets sold for a handful of teams this morning...
Sparty - 100%
Iowa - 95%
UM - 51%
tOSU - 44%
Wisconsin - 32%
Minnesota - 29%
Didn't see Nebraska in any of his tweets.
Bobby Carpenter?!?!? Even Andy Katzenmoyer thinks that dude was a colossal bust...
Can an unranked team be overhyped?
Sleepy - 0
Brady Hoke - 0
Urban Meyer - 0
Does this mean I've been a super-successful college football coach or a total failure? I'm confused...
In the 15 years that the BCS has existed, an undefeated team from one of the "big six" conferences has NEVER been left out of the MNC Game in favor of a one-loss team. Literally, never. Beat Sparty & they're in.
D) whoever wins the Big XII
Does this mean Braxton has to officially give his July Heisman back?
Is this a better example? Guess I was just trying to say that a team's never as bad as it looks on its worst day. Gotta stop commenting after 12-ish hours of drinking...
Since Tressel's involved, will Akron have to forefit this loss in 2014-ish?