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Comment 23 Oct 2016

Ok. I get you.  It can get bad when they slam people and become ugly. 

I just think this is the flipside and cost to the excitement and cheers. I really do. Thrown under the buss one week place on a pedistool the next. Anything other than that is college golf. When was the last time we meltdown about that? 

Too philosphical I suppose. I see your point; hope you see mine. 

Comment 23 Oct 2016

Best post. 

The staff has a lot of work to do. 

Some of this game is on them; but the team didn't well either.

I look for improvement in the passing game. If we don't improve then book a ticket to Orlando or whereever the BIG also-ran goes now. There are worse things in life.  Still aggravating though. 

Comment 23 Oct 2016

Do you  believe that about positive comments?   Isn't that a problem in society?  We want all the accolades and none of the boos.  But the world don't work that way.  Both spring from passion. Want to get rid of negativity then get rid of the passion. But then you end the accolades too, and the economic engine of Ohio State football, and this site. Every benefit comes with a cost. 

I am not saying some comments are not ridiculous, but so are many positive ones on these many forum. Ohio State can beat the Browns?  I mean come on.  The hype creates such a high bar no wonder we have meltdowns like this. 

Comment 12 Feb 2016

Well yes, but you still need a runner to do it. The wildcat is meant to add an extra blocker for a runner to run behind. You can pass out of it but that would only be a change-up, surprise. If you bring in a passing QB in a wildcat who is no threat to run then you might as well just kept the starter in. 

Comment 06 Feb 2016

2004 was also bad. We lost to Northwestern, Wiscy, and got totally crushed by Iowa on the road. I think we lost three in a row. We pulled off a late W in East Lansing, but then lost to Purdue in the late 4th quarter. Why has the 2004 suckiness been forgotten? Because suddenly we woke up and kick the butts of Michigan's last big ten champion team by 20-points. 

That's the importance of The Game.  

Comment 05 Feb 2016

This seems like cherry picking to me. I respect your opinion somewhat but it seems you want to lay blame on Coop for some character defect by showing problems that some student-athletes under him had while assuming Tress and Urbs had none. But that's not the case. Under Tress we had a player dismissed for assult and robbery, a QB suspended for accepting money, a kicker dismissed for selling drugs, a star running back suspended for NCAA violations and later went to prison, and spades of DUIs and other problems. This doesn't include Tat-gate. Urban has his own list including his stint at Florida. Should we blame them for all their players do? No. Coaches work with 100s of kids in a career. You can cherry pick events under any coach and say thing. 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

On some forums I go to the mods have a thread explaining deletions, bannings and the like so the members can get a better sense of the rules and how things are judged. It is lots of work though, and it may not be what 11W wants to do, but it is a suggestion. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Looking back I think that Earl was too much like Woody in a time that was changing, so they went with Coop who wasn't like Woody enough. Both coaches were great, just were a mismatch with either the program or the times. 

Tressel and Urban have just the right amount of Woody for the times. Of course, they show different aspects of Hayes: Tressel the solid social and moral leader, and Urban the intense disciplinarian. I think this is why those two could put it all together for NCs, the connect with a tradition but also bring in something new. 

Comment 26 Jan 2016

My favorite, as in most laughable, is that Jim Morrison's faked his death and then had cosmetic surgery and became. . . well see this!  http://youtu.be/CZYTAWRyyO8

Comment 09 Jan 2016

It has been going downhill for a long time. Certainly technology has a hand, but I think it is the race to the bottom. There are simply more readers for polemic, trolling articles than for a well written piece. Just look on any sports forum and note how many more threads about some idiot 'writer' slamming the forum's team than threads about beautiful sports writing. 

Not too many talented writers go into sports reporting anymore. I think that many of todays sports writers were just kids who liked sports but had little athletic ability. So they decided to become a sports journalist in order to have a career in something they love. Problem is that they have little talent for writing, nor the passion for words they have for sports, nor do they care to read anything else but sports. So many of today's sports journalist simply can't create quality prose. It is that simple in my opinion. Some of the thoughts I read from sports writers boggles my mind. They are just soooo weird. 

Comment 06 Dec 2015

You are not looking too hard then. Attendance is down, TV rating are down, games are not fun to go to. Some of this is because of one and done, but the regular season in NCAA basketball is pretty meh. Even big ten play was good until they created the big ten tourney, then it went down the drain. 

Comment 06 Dec 2015

No more stupid replays! They ruin the game by slowing it down, damping MO, and they don't get them 109-percent correct anyways. It is a game, it suppost to be entertainment. NC lost because Clemson dominated the line of scrimage, not because of their being no replay.

adding replay to PI is a bad ideal.