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Springslips


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Comment 18 Jan 2015

I like your thinking. Why minimize Oregon and way they were weak therefor lost the title, instead of seeing that the Buckeyes were strong end won it from them? Without the Buckeyes in the playoffs, Oregon is Champs! They were not weak, they were damn strong; tOSU was just better. 

Comment 18 Jan 2015

And I don't think he has a lot of development either.

Comment 18 Jan 2015

Note though that those games were played in the cold, while our three post season games were inside. There is more too the phrase " Urban has an SEC team" than hyperbole. 

Comment 17 Jan 2015

The quote is ignorant of history. Bo would not be mad at Ohio State, as they were doing what they are suppose to, but at the rest of the Big Ten for voting TOSU to the Rose and not TSUN. 

Comment 17 Jan 2015

We live in a nation of 300-million, you can always find a few people that say, do, or act like something way out of the ordinary. That doesn't make it an example of how society is falling a part.

Here is the truth the OP fails to understand: this kind of thing has ALWAYS happened. Look in the history books, even in the 1950s games were called because they were too much a blow-outlets. I know because I help compile historical scores and records for a school--one game in the 40s or 50s the school was getting beat in football 80-0 at the half and they called the second half off. 

I get sick of people taking an anomaly and generalizing the state of society from that. This is thinly failed politics and ideology. ( political news channels of either ideology do this kind of thing all the time.) More absurdly is when they state it is a new thing when it has been done for years! 

Comment 17 Jan 2015

Not to nitpick, but Florida went 8-5 his last year. Still 4 NCs in 5 years would had been impressive. Ifs, ands, or buts. . . 

Comment 17 Jan 2015

One of my fav wins by Tress is the 2006 Fiesta, a total take down of the Irish. It validated our place in the mid-2000s ( that year we only lost to the Champions and to number 5), set Troy Smith up for the Heisman, and lunched our NC attempt in 2006. It looked like the sky was the limit for the program. This was before the mild BCS problems finally solved in the 10 Rose Bowl. 

Comment 17 Jan 2015

I agree! The event that happened there are to horrible for us to use it to slam another program due to a sports rivalry. 

Comment 13 Jan 2015

The same phenomena is happen with the Canes. I went to their scout board and it looks like an Ogio State forum; every other thread is Buckeyes this, Urban that. It's dress in fake disgust, but really they are fantasizing it is their team. Human, all too human. 

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Wrong. College football changes, but the soul must remain the same. NC or bust is NFL. Here the regular season matters. You tight for the final ranking. A top 5 finish is a feather in your cap. A top ten less so. This can not change or it will make college football less than it is. 

Comment 11 Jan 2015

This is incorrect. The main ones, the ones we typically see as legit, the AP, UPI, Coaches polls were done after the bowl games by the 1950s. 1970 is a Football Foundation award, which shouldn't be counted. 

For most of my life it wasn't. Recently they have counted it. I have no reason why. Might as well count all foundational and algorithmic NCs. Which would be.

1933, 1942, 1944, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 2002, 2006.  So 14. If we want to look goofy. 

Comment 11 Jan 2015

That. Another obvious answer is that Saban and the staff are good at recruiting. Pretty simple. 

Everyone should read coach Conley's book about recruiting. All these things fans think matter don't. What does is building relationship and comfort. It's like attracting woman ( or men if you are a woman or oriented that way.). The big point Conley makes is to find "the decider," the person with the true power to make the decision. This could be a parent, a supporter, a coach, or the recruit himself. That's the person you have to sell too. Saban, Meyers, Miles, Tressel, ect knows this secret. 

Comment 11 Jan 2015

I am just going on the record to point out that there is no need to conspiracy theorize that ESPN is dissing the BIG and Ohio State to help the SEC when clearly the leagues own network does it too. So can we put an end to that? Unless some think that the BTN is in the conspiracy to help the SEC too? 

Comment 10 Jan 2015

No. ESPN isn't counting 61 and 70 as they are not NCs given by the wire services. In 1961 the profs voted to not go to the Rose Bowl; in 1970 we lost to Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Up until recently, Buckeye Nation didn't count them either. ESPN is not being evil here, their count was ours as early as 2006.

personally I am Ok with counting 1961, but 1970s is ridiculous. It's Alabamish. 

Comment 10 Jan 2015

By going to a lawyer.

He didn't go to one even though he had lots of access to them. He had personal lawyers and agents, lawyers working for the athletic department, lawyers working for the University, and a whole bunch that work in a building on campus called a The Ohio State Law School. But there is no evidence he did, even though the dead mouse that was given to him was full of legal issues. 

The Better Call Saul that sent him that email was obviously trying to spike the Feds investigation by using Tressel and the NCAA as pawns. How was that to work is over my head, but that is the only reason I can think he sent the email. Tressel should had went to a good attorney to deal with it. They could had then called the FBI who could had called the NCAA and agreed to put off an investigation until after the Feds were done. ( I don't know, point is Tress should of handed that off.)

The belief the player would had been in danger makes little sense to me. What do the gangsters gain by hurting players? It wouldn't had stopped the investigation, they already knew about the FBI's case, their own lawyer was the one that sent the email. The tat five were not indicted in the case, they were not part of it. They were a side show.

Nevertheless, Tressel deserves this award. He like everyone who ever lived is a imperfect person, but this mistake is strongly outweighed by all the good he did, and continues to do, on and off the field.

He is a great Buckeye even to this day.