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Comment 19 Oct 2014

I really hope you are correct, that is their charter.  The problem is ESPN is so heavily invested in the SEC that they keep pushing for in-game (and out-of-game) "top 4" leaderboards that have 2-3 SEC teams listed based on the continued circular logic of rating teams like the Carolina and A&M highly and calling any victory over them a "quality win".  I hope the committee is above this politicking but if they are really watching the games, guess who is providing the story-lines and subtexts?

Comment 03 Jan 2014

Your comment seems too well thought out and insightful given all the schadenfreude available for feasting upon, but +1 anyway. 

Comment 02 Jan 2014

Don't look now, but if Oklahoma pulls this out they will have that sole distinction (for 24 hours anyway)

Note that if we do win tomorrow we will break our tie with USC for most BCS wins (or break our tie with Florida if you believe vacated games never really happened).

Comment 01 Dec 2013
He is picking Sparty in the B1G championship game. I have no problem with that.... i really hope Urban has everyone focused and ready. That was a physical and emotional win over our hated rival, and Sparty is actually a really good team (easliy top 5 if they were an SEC team and got the SEC boost)... I am more nervous about this game than any since the las one against USC, taking significance into consideration.
Comment 01 Apr 2013

Interesting reading the history here, but I don't agree with the conclusions.  Bad shooting nights happen... and most games show significant variation in metrics from season-long averages.   It just so happens that these games were in the tournament, so 1) we remember them and 2) they were against other good (tournament) teams that win when the other team is having an off night. That is why I hate the tournament as a way to determine a champion... it has a lot more to do with being streaky/lucky... not having any off night on the nights they chose to schedule the games.  The NBA uses a series of games so that a good team's season does not end due to one single game.

Comment 25 Mar 2013

Wow, horrible reporting. 

 

On CBS John Adams said that hypothetically, if Craft's foot was above the line, a blocking foul occurred.  He went on to say that he thought it seemed as though the foot was above the line, but he had not seen anything that conclusively demonstrated that.  To misconstrue Adam's statement as saying the call was incorrect.... horrible job Yahoo!

Comment 13 Jan 2013

I didn't think there were many things that could compare to beating TSUN, or Better Know a Buckeye, and then you show me that TBDBITL doing Fantasia is a thing!  My reality is at least 25 points better than it was one hour ago!  Thank you, Vico, you are killing it!

Comment 19 Dec 2012

First of all... wow, great writeup, sorry I could only give it one helmet sticker.

Second, I still have trouble seeing this.  I really hope Delany proves me wrong, but as someone who has family in NYC and visits their annually, I don't see Rutgers as delivering the NYC market.  Same thing with Maryland.  Unless the B1G adds the Ravens and the Giants, I don't think we get these markets.  Notre Dame, on the other hand, has far more fans in these markets. 

The biggest problem I have with all these sorts of analysis is dichotomy of reasoning expected... "think like a businessman" but also "think like a Univerity President." To the businessman I say, "Its about the product, stupid!"  CFB drives the bus, and UNC, UVA, and some other university I am to bored thinking about to scroll up do not provide a better product.  Nor, for that matter, do Rutgers/Maryland (again, hope I am wrong here).  If the B1G wants to "Live B1G", get Notre Dame, Florida, and/or UT or GO HOME!   Delany did a great job with Nebraska, but chasing demographics with a bad product is a sure path to business failure. 

Comment 10 Dec 2012

Soccer was invented by European housewives as a way to keep busy while their husbands did the cooking 

Comment 12 Nov 2012

Between the way tOSU will dominate TTUN, TDBITL, and what will surely be a deafening cheer for The Vest and The Best Damn Team in the Land (2002 edition), Meyer will be able to put on a great show in front of a huge contingent of top-notch recruits.  12 days to go!!!

Comment 07 Nov 2012

Oh please please please tell me we will see the Bobcats prevent AACC from making a Sweet 16 appearance again, that was almost as sweet as cheering the Buckeyes all the way to the Final 4.

Comment 04 Nov 2012
I agree, particularly the short/timing routes. Intermediate and longer passing was okay today. D seems to be what it is this year... servicable, occasionally stout, but not able to win games by themselves in Camp Randall or against TTUN. This offense has been impressive when everyone knows they are running. With a pass threat we could easily outscore anyone outside of the top 5, and noone we will face the rest of this year is anywhere near top 5.
Comment 31 Oct 2012

Deep leauge too... only Northwestern and Nebraska are outside his top 68 teams.  There could be a lot of B1G dancers at the end of the year.

Comment 28 Oct 2012
I agree Mauiti didn't like the hold. However, the holding was not being called either way. If it was, Matty McPick6 might have connected to a few more Silver Bullets tonight.
Comment 21 Oct 2012
First turnover was the fumble Braxton recovered prone and eventually Short came in and ripped the ball away. Horrible call, but glad we eventually overcame that. The two interceptions sounded worse than they were. One was Braxton's hail mary to end the half. The other was Guitons second to last drive. He did not seem to have anyone open so threw one up that ended up acting as a servicable punt. I can't remember the final turnover.
Comment 21 Oct 2012
I have great respect for what Fickell has done as both a player and a coach at tOSU. I would be dishonest not to admit to crying for Heacock's defenses at points this year. However, we are wet TP thin at LB and trying to install Whither's pattern matching D. If either of those were not happening I think the D would be repectable. The silver bullets will be back next year, and Fickell will be the reason why.
Comment 16 Oct 2012

Thanks all for your comments!  I don't know why, but I do feel better that other people saw the ball drop between Bryant's hands.  I will look more closely the next time I can catch a replay.  Maybe I am only one for three, as I also thought Stephon Taylor's elbow was down on ND's OT goal line stand.

NW Buckeye makes a great point on the onside kick... Roby gave up on that play.  I love Roby's nose for the ball and how he has been playing this year in general, but that was just bad effort.

Here's hoping Braxton continues to roll and our D causes some boiler ache this weekend and gets back to Silver Bullet form.

Comment 09 Oct 2012

The AP ballot is a lot like the Heisman race thus far, the Tide is so far out in front of everyone.  I have to admit the Gamecocks shocked me with their performance, so maybe they could give 'Bama a shot (I really want to watch the MNC this year, so I really hope that it isn't another unwatchable SEC showdown).  After that, everyone is pretty even.  I picked UF, only because I am not at all impressed by their resume (sorry, LSU's pre-season ranking doesn't change the bleh they have shown on the field so far).

Comment 25 Sep 2012

I have a good feeling about this game.  I think we have been playing to the level of our opponent a lot and can get it clicking on offense.  The Oline has been playing pretty well and will have to have a great game against a talented D line.  I predict the offense finally putting together 4 angry, solid quarters with an open playbook and unleashed Braxon  Miller.  Meanwhile the D doing enough to keep us ahead.  Shocking barn-burner: 42-34

Comment 16 Sep 2012

Does anyone think we will have trouble getting to 12-0?  Yes, today's performance left the distinct impression we are a "good" team at best.  We have major fundamental defensive issues and an offense predicated on running inside the tackles with no inside-the-tackles threat.  Nonetheless, tonight I watched Sparty wishing he could get within a Sparty of Spartying all over himself... and that was for the "best team" in the B1G...  against Notre Dame!  This is a deeply flawed team, but between UAB and the woeful B1G I have a hard time seeing a loss in the schedule, since we fortunately miss Nerdwestern this year.  Wait, what did I just say???