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Comment 11 Sep 2014

I'm a cynic so I am going to say it. the playoff committee will select the teams using these two criteria:

1.) which programs will make us the most money?

2.) is there sufficient reason to include four of those programs without making it obvious that our main concern is number 1?

Then they'll pic the four teams that most satisfy 1 and 2. 

So I do believe if we vastly improve, win out, and win by impressive margins, and other top teams go down with a loss, we may be included. Especially is Virginia Tech wins out--beating FSU for the ACC crown.

I don't think that will happen though; we are not a playoff team. VT isn't beating FSU. Though, stranger things have happened. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I agree with " get a grip." Although there's plenty of legit criticism for the way we played Saturday Night ( I said we to counter the usual "we" when the Bucks win and " they" when they lose.) but come on people. Loses are going to come. They can build character and be learning tools. Especially with a young team developing. Watching a team develop through a season can be rewarding too. The NC or bust mentality is depressing; the vast majority if seasons will be bust. Now we have a playoff which makes going to a bowl less important--which is why I hate the idea. College football had a different soul, but whatever, times change....I'm rambling. 

We do need to figure out how to limit expectations from preseason hype. Every year we convince ourselves that the team is dominate, no matter what. Even 2011. But they are what you'd think they are if you pretend they were a team you didn't follow. Lose your top running back, top receiver, most of your OL, then your Heisman candidate QB, with a defense that is in rebuild mode that hasn't performed well years? Yeah I can see a team like that losing their first big game. It's really not a shocker.  

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Here is how we defeat the texting narcs...everyone at home, the ones not at the game, who cares about making Ohio Stadium a dreaded place for opponents, should text BRUTUS some random seating keeping those idiots busy as real fans stand and cheer. If they get 20,000 text for VT they will shut that down real quick! It called civil disobedience people, they'd get the message quick! 

Comment 31 Aug 2014

It's the entire function of the pylon. The pylon is there so the ref know where the end zone ends and where the in-bounds line begins. Touching it with the ball while inbounds is a touchdown by rule. I don't know why this is discussed so much on buckeye boards; it's football 101. If the pylon is not in the current place then that's a problem with the ground crew and field judges, and I would hope both teams would have someone responsible for going around and making sure everything on the field is correct by the rules. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Don't support a Ohio-based team that would do that. But why would you ever support Michigan? That's the issue. No real Scotsmen Buckeye would ever consider supporting Michigan. Ever. It's Ohio State or bust. If you have to boycott Ohio State than you choose bust. Or at most you could follow a local I-AA or MAC Team, but never SCum.   

With that and calls for cheering TSUN to have a perfect record going into The Game as me thinking there is a real 5th Column, bandwagon secret SCum fans that have join our facebase lately. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

The Neutron Man happened organically and was fostered on him by Buckeye Nation and he took on the role; the others planned it and forced themselves on us. All the Neutron Man did was dance in his C-deck seat, while the others seek out the camera to promote themselves. Buck-I-Guy gets most of the ire because he's the most visible, but the ire also goes to Big Nut and the others. 

too me the Neutron Man is classic fanship, a symbol of us all. The others are an embarrassment. As for crying man meme, f'em. I care not for what opposing fans think. And you shouldn't either. Most of those programs don't have enough interest to have a crying fan meme. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Ramzy, you are the best writer--not only of Ohio State--but all of sports. I don't say that lightly as I am often critical of the cliche ridden mound of crap many in sports publish. But yours borders on literature. You are always insightful, profound; your prose is beautiful and you know how to tug at the heart strings. If SI or ESPN magazine had any brains, they'd come to you with a huge check. If you made a book of your best Buckeye essays I'd abandon sex with Jessica Alba to go buy it. 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Although I support Wilson balls and think it should be tOSU's choice, any so called member of Buckeye Nation who threatens to support Michigan should be unceremoniously kicked out of the fandship. Just boot, right then and there.

Threaten not to fund the program or go to games--fine.

Actually stop following the Bucks--fine. Change your mind years later, welcome back.

Actual root or even threatened to root for Michigan? Gone. No re-entry. Ever!

It is like threatening to join Al Quida if congress doesn't pass a certain bill.