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Unky Buck

Boardman, OH

Member since 13 July 2012 | Blog

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I live in an apartment that I rent in the city. I do lots of things for a living and I am content on not having an office. No wife, which is a long story. No kids either, which is an even longer story. I also have more nose hair than my brother.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship team - was my 3rd year at OSU
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tie between Eddie George and Joe Germaine
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Buffalo Bills
  • NHL TEAM: If I must pick one...Pittsburgh Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers but I don't care for the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Celtic FC

Recent Activity

Comment 18 Oct 2014

That's not the point of the post.  After their win over South Carolina, the pundits claimed it was the offense that made Manziel and that he was replaceable after seeing one game with Kenny Trill. Clearly Manziel meant more than they thought. 

Comment 18 Oct 2014

Remember that one time when they said Manziel was replaceable

Comment 17 Oct 2014

Wait on just one minute. So you're telling me that when they said that UK could beat Ohio State right now and will definitely be better than them all around next year, which is on top of UK having an all around better coaching staff, that they were simply just imagining this? Those UK fans and their damn, dirty lies!!!!1111

Comment 17 Oct 2014

I don't know...this just made sense to me...

Comment 17 Oct 2014

No, you couldn't do that. Quite frankly, you really only need to do this with the football and basketball teams. The entire university wouldn't be relegated; just that particular team. They could still see revenue from the conference but at a lesser, predetermined percentage. The university still sees money and the non-revenue sports still receive their exposure on the BTN. I know it's not as simple as this, but that's where I think you would need to at least start.

Also, keep in mind that this wouldn't be a yearly thing. I think it would need to be at least 2 year averages. It gives a chance for a school with an abnormal down season to stay around while showing a trend with the schools constantly at the lower end of the spectrum.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

The best model I've seen was one that kept the divisions the same and just limiting the relegation to FCS schools. Division II offers limited scholarships and Division III doesn't offer scholarships. Bringing those into the fold would create a bit of anarchy and certainly issues with stadium capacity (can you imagine Ohio State playing at Mt. Union who has a 5,600 stadium seating capacity?) among numerous other issues, including player safety (as noted last year when we played Florida A&M, the chasm in the talent level would be even greater and pose a greater risk).

I think each of the Power 5 conferences would need to be paired with a Group of Five regional conference (say B1G with the MAC and ACC with the AAC) and 1 regional FCS conference. This allows for continuity, keeps teams within a region together, and helps further recruiting within a region as well, even for those lower schools. Will this ever come to fruition? I highly doubt it. There are a lot of moving cogs in this for it to work and a lot of people would need to be on the same page to even make it a possibility...but I do think it could work.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

This is why relegation should be used. With profit sharing, you need to earn your keep. If you continue to not progress, then let another team come in who may be able to perform. Of course there should be stipulations for teams making a step up that would not equal the entire amount provided by the conference, maybe say an escrow, until certain criteria is met over a set number of years. Until something like that happens, leeches will still suck the life out of the conference and those teams who are trying to get compete regionally and nationally. I'm looking at you, Illinois and Purdue!

Comment 17 Oct 2014

Ooooh, another VT thread? I have something to add to it!

Comment 16 Oct 2014

I agree...I couldn't find a gif that had it. Probably should have just gone with the video instead

Comment 16 Oct 2014

Yeah, you haven't been around these parts very long. I wouldn't begin judging any part of Ramzy's bourbon knowledge.