4 teams is still the best way to go. I'm not going to change my opinion on that just cause it would potentially benefit the Bucks this year. Winning your conference should be absolutely imperative.
It should be 8 wins to be bowl eligible. I don't get how companies are making money from some of these games. If no one goes and no one watches, how are they getting any benefit out of this? Is the extra advertising really that important?
SOS is so overrated. To me, there's not that big of a difference between a #27 SOS and a #50 SOS, and it's certainly not so big that we should forgive a loss for a team with a slightly tougher SOS. An undefeated team with a #50 SOS should always be ahead of a one loss team with #27 SOS.
Yeah it was a terrible idea. They should always be on New Year's Day.
Watching the game today, I felt like part of problem was that it looked like JT wasn't dropping back much at all on pass plays. He'd take a step and that's it. I was surprised he wasn't dropping back more to get more room to operate. Just seemed odd and certainly didn't help relieve the pressure.
Canelo. Not sure how much Cotto has left and it's hard to judge from his last performance where he fought a guy with no legs. It's a shame Andre Ward got hurt. Would've been nice to see him as part of this card.
I'd be surprised. I chalk it up to it being a freak accident more than anything else. I mean come on, what are the odds of doing that to someone and it just happened to be a person who had back surgery. I feel just as bad for the mascot and don't blame it at all.
I don't know why they even do a coaches' poll once the playoff rankings start coming out.
The regular season matters way more than any other sport. There are a bunch of other reasons why CFB is the greatest sport, but I'd say that's my #1 reason. Other sports just feel like they're 100% business because they play way too many games and let too many teams in the postseason. What you're left with is a regular season that just feels like practice for the postseason. There's no reason to tune in for each game. In CFB, literally the national title is on the line every week. That's what makes it special. No other sport even comes close.
As long as it's not at AT&T Stadium, I'll be happy.
Why does everyone keep talking about Bama's SOS? At this point they've only played two ranked teams and lost to one of them.
Well so much for that being remembered as one of the greatest plays in CFB history. Should have never counted. Tough break for Duke.
The Outing. That's the "not that there's anything wrong with that" episode.
I also can't fathom how someone can put one loss Power 5 teams ahead of undefeated Power 5 teams. A close win against a mediocre team > a close loss to a good team.
Seems to be a theme from the past few years. Teams give it their all against the Bucks and then can't recover the rest of the season. It's kind of annoying because it makes the schedule look even worse.
Does it really matter? It's frickin early October. Who cares where teams are ranked? It's not like they're picking the playoff tomorrow. It'll work itself out in the end, like it always does. ESPN is just filling time slots.
No player deserves hate. It doesn't matter how shitty they play.
I bet most of these idiots just became "fans" last year.
I don't consider them part of buckeye nation. They're fake fans. Real buckeye fans don't say dumb shit like this. That goes for both the idiots on Twitter and in the chat.
It's cause people are so immature and overreact to everything that happens during the game. If you can't engage in intelligent conversation, you should be banned forever. I can't stand it when people freak out every time something goes wrong during the game. It's a marathon, not a sprint. Chill out.
Rankings don't matter this early. An undefeated power 5 team will always make the playoff. It doesn't matter if OSU is #1, #5, or unranked right now.
I blame Draft Kings for the longer games. I think they get a commercial in every break. Not sure what's more annoying, the Draft Kings commercials this year or that Fall Out Boy song from last year.
They use instant replay way too much. I've seen countless times where a call on the field was obviously correct and they still spent 3-4 minutes reviewing it. They should change that rule so only turnovers and touchdowns get reviewed.
It's such a waste of time and energy getting worked up over predictions, especially in September or October. At the end of the day, all that matters is winning each game. It wouldn't even matter if OSU was currently unranked because if they win out there's no question they'll be in the final 4. The rankings right now are useless and really just serve as time fillers for the media. If we didn't have rankings, what would there be to talk about on college football live?
What I don't understand is why they're so obsessed with showing the percentage chance a team has to win according to their FPI. Do people really care about that stuff? Everyone knows those percentages don't mean anything.