As a Fan, I Would Rather See the Buckeyes Get Blown out 41-14 in a Title Game Than Experience the Type of Loss Auburn Fans Saw

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xbuceye's picture

Sorry, Auburn is a part of the SEC so there will be no empathy here.

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MercyTex's picture

No.  Go, fight, win. If not victorious then take the full measure of you opponent. 

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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Iwannagobacktoohiostate's picture

Auburn is the new Notre Dame.  

Eventually, your skill bag must exceed your luck bag.  Luck can only get you so far for so long.  

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BuckeyeDropout's picture

I feel bad for the players, but no sympathy will be shown for any fan base like this. 

What we have currently available is what we have available.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Wow, that went on for way too long with way too many people. Not just a few knuckleheads that jumped the gun. There was still time on the clock in a one possession game and they prematurely went nuts.

Good for them.

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MichiBuck12's picture

What a bunch of idiots. But its Auburn so I'm kinda glad that happened to them.

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PRO8's picture

Yes that was rather Miamiesque of them...

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southbay's picture

That is hilarious! The thing is, even if your team wins, you shouldn't celebrate a semifinal win like that. 

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tomgreg's picture

And then they went home and their roommates told them Auburn lost. 

Burns deep. 

Onward and upward! Go Buckeyes!

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youra6's picture

As a Buckeye fan, I would rather see Auburn lose in that kind of fashion every year.

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MichiBuck12's picture

Agreed, and can I order another one of those for our friends at Clemson?

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937Buck's picture

F Auburn and the SEC. If they won, I would've won my bracket... Yet I'm still glad they lost.

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Page Turner's picture

Given the shady dealings of Auburns coach I would say fair is fair.

As an aside I recall being the only one in a room full of fans to see Ernest Byners fumble, a lifetime ago.

If you can't be a Buckeye, it's good to know one 

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Sonof'47alum's picture

Sorry for triggering that memory.

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Bighemdog's picture

Ouch PT.  Now I have to restart therapy!

OH!

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Sonof'47alum's picture

I wasn’t sure with the original post; that’s fine with me.

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BGSUBucksFan's picture

So you'd rather be exposed on the biggest stage rather than be competitive in a semifinal. Is it because you'd rather make the title game or just because of the nature of the loss? If the latter, I'll have to wholeheartedly disagree with you there. I will take a competitive, heartbreaking loss any day over getting depantsed by the opponent, which is really even more heartbreaking for me.

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BeatMeechigun's picture

This is everything I was about to type.

Had we lost to UF in 2006 in OT or a wild finish I would have been crushed but we would have belonged.  The 2006 blowout loss, was so bad that it's sour taste even taints the "Game of the Century" a bit for me.  That 1 vs 2 win over Michigan should have been the most rewarding ever, but for me 2016, 2018, 2005, etc. all rank ahead simply bc of the subsequent NC exposure.

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Nashville's picture

Same here, and it wasn’t just Ohio State that was exposed, Michigan lost just as badly to USC in the Rose Bowl. 

"You can never pay back, but you can always pay forward."

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Pastor Of Muppets's picture

The foul on the shot was a good call.

The missed double dribble/kick was inexcusable.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

What? I don't get your logic whatsoever. I would much rather know that my team deserved to be there and attributed a hard loss to some minor things or dumb luck rather than getting blown out in embarrassing fashion. You couldn't say anything to your own defense when it comes to getting blown out. If someone said you didn't deserve to be there, you couldn't say a thing, man. Truly, I don't see how you could prefer getting blown out to losing a close game. 

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Sonof'47alum's picture

I generally do prefer a close loss and knowing that my team belonged there.  I’m talking here about an agonizingly close loss where your team should have won the game.  

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Byaaaahhh's picture

I really hate getting jobbed, but I still think that's better than being outright embarrassed. 

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stxbuck's picture

Eff that thinking. I want the Buckeyes to leave their hearts and their balls on the floor in a championship game-win or lose. Getting smoked 47-14 is not indicative of doing that. I want to be proud of my teams effort, regardless of the outcome.

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PhillyNut's picture

Agree. Would rather see my favorite team show they belonged. As painful as the Fumble and the Drive were I still prefer that over anything else the Browns have done since 1964. Do not need another 41-14 or 31-0 memory. Look how the ttun fans are dealing with the latest ass whopping our Buckeyes delivered to them. Hope has left a large portion of those who still hung in there after losing two close ones in the two years prior.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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va_buck's picture

That was the most inconsistently called game that i watched in the tournament (and the last call was correct).  I saw Guy get knocked down off a screen - no call.  Saw rebound contact that in the 1st half that was against the UVA big man but in the 2nd half no call against Auburn. Saw UVA players arguing with the ref for the first time this year.  Way too many times the off official was making the call with the ref 3 feet away swallowing his.  This game was so reminiscent of Ohio State - Criami National championship.  Right call at the end with a bunch of missed calls during the game.

VA_Buck

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Buxki84's picture

The officials let a lot of contact go without foul calls in both games. Shocking to me given how touch fouls were called during the regular season. Shows that you have to have hardened warriors on your team to be able to compete. Don't go crying to the refs.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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Rocket Man's picture

Both types of losses are extremely painful, but the blowout pain is less severe during the game (some sort of mental anesthesia gets released sometime between a throttling and a blowout).  But that blowout pain lasts a long, long time.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Zonabuck's picture

I don’t care what sport, what season, or what stakes. It’s a strong reminder that if you leave your fate in the hands of refs, you’re likely to get screwed. Whether it’s deliberate, or just world class buffoonery, it’ll just never be a fair shake. If it ever is, it’s just dumb luck. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Here's the thing, though: it's basketball. Most Auburn fans and students will forget about it within 48 hours.

A similar thought occurred to me in regards to Texas Tech's biggest-ever moment in basketball before now — beating the Buckeyes for the 1993 women's national title. On the one hand, it was a heartbreaking one-point loss for the Buckeye women, made worse by the fact that it's still our one and only trip to the Final Four despite all the excellent talent we've had over the years. On the other hand, it's a fact — not passing any judgment here — that most Buckeyes don't lose sleep about anything bad that happens to Ohio State sports unless it's football.

The Auburn folks will be fine until the next time they lose to Bama.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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BeatMeechigun's picture

Couldn't be more wrong.

Mention 1992 Fab Five or 2011 Kentucky and most Buckeye fans will have VERY painful memories.  The Bucks are usually in the top 20 for attendance and top 10 in years with a conference title-contending team.  We may be a football school, but our men's basketball program ranks about 9th to 12th all-time depending on the weight of the metrics (FF vs NC vs Conference titles). 

2nd to football?  Yes.  An afterthought?  Far from it!

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cricejr's picture

Yes.

 I had the unfortunate pleasure of attending the National Championship game against Florida in football AND basketball. I remember the same feeling during both, euphoria, then a slow numbing.  Yes, I remember the football one more because the Ginn TD to start the game was amazing, but the basketball loss is right there and we hung in but then Florida just slowly pulled away.  Championship losses hurt, no matter what sport.  But let's remember...Auburn wasn't a championship loss. So really, there is no comparison, at all.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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teddyballgame's picture

Blown out in national championship?  Uhhh no.

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

I would rather lose in the last second as opposed to looking like I didn't even belong on the same court/field.

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Buxki84's picture

It's bad to get blown out, and it's bad to lose a game in the final seconds. But losing when you are on the brink of winning, where you can taste it, where you can't even imagine that there is any way possible to lose, that is so devastating. It's that unexpected reversal, it's somewhat like being in a car accident.

For Auburn, it's wasn't just one play, but a whole series of plays. Including the missed free throw by the Auburn guard who hit 17 or 18 in a row, which would have given Auburn a 3 point lead. How can anyone foresee Virginia scoring 6 points with less than 10 seconds against a very good team?

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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cledaybuck's picture

I get it. The 1997 World Series is a lot more painful to me than 1995.

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PhillyNut's picture

Yep, but 2016 hurts pretty bad as well.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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cledaybuck's picture

Yep.  I had already kind of resigned myself to losing before Rajai hit the HR.  Made it sting that much more.

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PRO8's picture

Hey, ya lose  it sucks badly either way but losing going down fighting is a hell of a lot better than  losing like you didn't even show up or ya didn't deserve to be there. The Iowa and Purdue football loses the last two seasons prove that to be very true.

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G.'s picture

Mad respect to the kid who nailed those free throws.

G.

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tampatom's picture

Never want to get blown out of any game, so that would not be my pick, love what happened to Bruce Pearl, they hired him after he was banned for a few years and his assistant is going to jail as a bag man...Karma Auburn fans!

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

This game will be for UVA fans just what the Miami NC game has been for us.  One where the right call was made, but the opposing fanbase, and a percentage of the ignorant masses whose opinion is driven by the talking heads who only want controversy for the sake of ratings, will believe they got hosed.

And when it comes to the double dribble, in and of itself, yes huge missed call - but was there any non-referee out there who saw that play live and jumped out of their seat screaming double dribble?  I would guess not, fairly whacky play in a frantic moment.  Also just like we like to show the highlight of Gamble first getting held, and then making a catch inbounds that would have ended the Miami game in regulation, UVA fans can show the reverse angle highlight of the double dribble play.  Auburn defender is clearly purposely trying to foul and reaches and grabs his jersey before the double dribble.  Should have arguably just been a foul right there.  You can go all day on the technicalities.

Yes, Auburn should have won, but I don't feel bad for them.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

talking heads who only want controversy for the sake of ratings, will believe they got hosed

I haven't heard any talking head say Auburn got hosed

Shandy is not beer

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tomgreg's picture

Just adds to the randomness of the whole thing. If they played the whole tourney again with the original seeds not sure any of the final four that did make it would make it again. It's all fantasy anyhow. 

Onward and upward! Go Buckeyes!

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Sorry, I can't buy into that line of thinking - just not the way I'm wired.

I would take a heart-breaking loss in a close, hard fought and extremely competitive game vs getting utterly humiliated every damn time

Shandy is not beer

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