Did Finebaum Really Just Say That?

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Knarcisi's picture

Particularly Michigan. He hates Harbaugh. Worse than Urban. 

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Buckabroad's picture

Sometimes I get the sense that the media is trying to speak TTUN's "resurgence" into existence. However long it takes. No matter how humiliated they are at the end of each season when proven wrong.  Why, I do not know. 

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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D56GoBucks's picture

This. Very much this. I think anyone who can look at it from the landscape of college football as a whole would agree that the sport is better when Michigan is in the thick of the title hunt year in and year out. Those around college football want it to be the case, and they also want to be able to say they called it when/if it happens. Keep saying it year after year and it's bound to happen eventually, right? Hopefully not, but odds are they're going to beat Ohio State and win the Big Ten at some point.

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn"

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Octobersownlibra's picture

I don't agree college football as a whole the sport is better when Michigan is in the thick of the title hunt year in and year out...I mean usc, Florida State and maybe even could add Texas to that list...aren't relevant and yet cfb is still striving

Ryan Day the goat....and yes I pee on ttun all the time

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McGrind's picture

College football is becoming regionalized...basically sec and B1G footprint with Okie as the outlier. We are in the haves...but the big media markets northeast and west coast are largely radio silent on college football.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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PhillyNut's picture

I don't think college fans in general give two craps if ttun is up there or not.

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

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btalbert25's picture

I've never understood the idea that (any given sport) is better when (place team here) is good.  A lot of the college football's explosion in popularity happened with Bama being not so good, Michigan irrelevant, and Notre Dame being mostly irrelevant.  It applies to other sports too.  Baseball, to me, is more exciting when the Royals are a winning a World Series, not the Yankees.  

I guess it's a matter of opinion, but I don't think the individual teams success or mediocrity makes a sport interesting though. 

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McGrind's picture

The sport is not better...it is better for the network$$$. Ratings my man. Same reason baseball wants yankees v. dodgers not three years of st. louis v KC.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

I think anyone who can look at it from the landscape of college football as a whole would agree that the sport is better when Michigan is in the thick of the title hunt year in and year out.

Shandy is not beer

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Chic'sGhost's picture

Doesn't seem to have affected our joy the last decade.  If Michigan were better, but we had the same record, my joy at whipping their asses would not be greater.  Could not surpass maximum joy.  Impossible. 

Maybe Dobbins will get tired. Michigan Man, 11-30-2019

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

That's the thing about pre-season predictions: no one remembers when you get them wrong or even dead wrong, but you always stand to get credit if your longshot prognostication ends up correct

That said, there's no way Patterson wins a Heisman, not when Tua and Lawrence are in the game. Fields too will probably finish ahead of him, though he has a small sample size to draw from. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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BrutusB's picture

Giving him attention is literally what he wants.  So instead of spending another second on his hot take, tell us more about the bourbon.  You like it?

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G.'s picture

It's a worthy choice for some evening sipping. Definitely deserves some thread time. Additional opinions on the matter are more than welcome.

G.

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CincyBuck's picture

I'll second the fact that it's really good.  I thought the whole "ocean aging" thing was a BS gimmick.  But it really does age it more quickly and add a nice hint/nose of salt.

That said, it's way too expensive.

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elitesmithie's picture

I think Miami and Michigan should schedule a reoccuring game week 1 so whoever wins will get to be top 5 in the polls for atleast a week before reality hits in.

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Buckeye in Savannah's picture

Love it should try it. Each voyage is a different time of year. They never taste the same. 

“The true soldier fights not because he Hates what is front of him, but because he loves whats behind him” - Urban Meyer

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Netbuck's picture

Agreed.  Each one is a pleasant surprise. Complex in a good way.

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Buckeye in Savannah's picture

Heisman hype Tathon vs Shea!!! 

“The true soldier fights not because he Hates what is front of him, but because he loves whats behind him” - Urban Meyer

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analyticalguy's picture

Assuming Tathan even gets the nod at QB for the U

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buckslan's picture

Conspiracy theory time. I don't think Finebalm really believes that, he just wants to see the Michigan trainwreck happen this year by adding to the insurmountable off season pressure being placed on their team, because the new OC and "speedinspace" concept.

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BrutusB's picture

Lol of course he doesn't believe it.  You ever notice how all of his theories just so happen to involve the teams with the biggest fanbases?  Think that's just a coincidence?

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

That's a bingo!

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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NHBuckeye's picture

And then when Shea falls flat, Paul's diatribe will be "what in the world is going on at Michigan"?  "It's time for Jim to go".

He's set this up perfectly.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

Yeah it’s pretty obvious he’s just trolling them. No different than when Skip Bayless builds up enormous expectations for Lebron just to shit on him when he doesn’t reach them 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

What's better than spewing that nonsense to stir up the biggest fan base for arguably one of the most successful college football teams in America! They rode the Meyer debacle out as long as they could cause they knew it brought clicks and more viewers from the Buckeye fan base to their clown show on eSECpn. They hate us cause they ain't us! Bwahahaha Ohio Against The World! A big fuck you to Finebaum and Mythigan! Who's got it better than us?!

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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BrutusB's picture

They don't even hate us, they just want the clicks.  If we start the season in the top 5 we'll be on the "most likely to get upset" lists.  If we lose early and are like #12 halfway through the season, we'll suddenly be on the "most likely to sneak into the playoffs" lists.  Either way, our fans will be all over it.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Guess you didn't see the latest eSECpn power rankings couple days ago! They got us at #13 with 6 Sec schools in front us including... wait for it.... Florida! Not to mention their flawed computer has State Penn, Auburn and Notre Dame ahead of our Buckeyes! Whatever.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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CincyOSU's picture

Guess you didn't notice that was a COMPUTER poll, not their in house Power Rankings. Guess you also didn't notice that a few months ago an actual ESPN writer said the computer was ranking us too low because part of the algorithm is coaching and QB consistency...both of which we are lacking. Guess you also didn't notice that the HUMAN poll, the actual Power Rankings, have us at #5. Not everything is a conspiracy against us.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Guess you didn't notice I typed it's a computer poll! Who shit in your cheerios today!

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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CincyOSU's picture

1) You called it their Power Rankings

2) Your obvious implication was that it was a purposeful slight against OSU. 

3) I was pointing out, factually, that their actual Power Rankings have us at #5.

4) People who look for something to be mad about, even when it’s not there, shit in my Cheerios. 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Isn't it called computer power rankings, per eSECpn? It's their computer correct? I may be wrong. If the model they are using has Florida, Auburn, Oregon and Notre Dame ahead of us than I'm more confused than ever. And after all the players Mythigan lost after last season they are somehow #5?! New software may be in order!

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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weareTHEOSU's picture

Please let this mental image go away before breakfast.

The two most important days in ones life is when you're born and when you find out why you were born. We were born to be champions. - TyLue

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Hovenaut's picture

"They rode the Meyer debacle out as long as they could cause they knew it brought clicks and more viewers from the Buckeye fan base to their clown show on eSECpn. They hate us cause they ain't us! Bwahahaha Ohio Against The World! A big fuck you to Finebaum and Mythigan! Who's got it better than us?!"

Good lord, man.

I'm continually astonished at how cunning some think the heads at ESPN are.

I don't watch the network outside of football season, but it isn't because I think they have this ongoing Ohio State hate.

It's devolved journalism. Hot takes and debates, and they want you to tune in.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

I live in Florida and believe me the hate for Urban was real. Finebaum along with a few others trashed him daily. Mcbuttmunch hails in Tampa which is 30 minutes east of me. These so called journalists had these knuckleheads down here in a big ol circle jerk daily trying to destroy Meyer. It was infuriating having to hear it everyday here. Finebaum is the mouth of the south and believe me, these redneck fucktards down here believed it all.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Hovenaut's picture

You don't have to explain it, the revolution has been televised for years.

Screw 'em, especially since you know better.

We'll show them in fall (and December, January, etc.).

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RollRedRoll's picture

Hove, that’s some sound advice you just dispensed. 

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Knarcisi's picture

Party at Hove’s house. You, Richey, and me. 

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RollRedRoll's picture

Well Richey said you were buying so I am down for that.

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FairfaxBuckeye's picture

It was infuriating having to hear it everyday here.

I have to ask, why did you "have" to listen to it? 

Turn it off, or don't turn it on.

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joethejester's picture

If Tampa is 30 minutes east of you, you must live in the gulf. Do you boat there from your private island?  I jest. For a while I lived in Lake Wales which is an hour or so east of Tampa

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Wargor's picture

Clearwater is 30 minutes west of Tampa.

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Dstacify's picture

Doesn't Finebaum also claim to hate Bobby Bowden because he chose to take the Florida State job over going to Alabama instead (I remember Jeff Snook outing him for this last summer, this was apparently during his pre-ESPN days when he was a relatively unknown but locally despised journalist at an Alabama newspaper)? If the picture of Urban and Paul on this forum is any indication the man strikes me as more of the duplicitous type. All the smear campaigns he'll spout off on his show he won't have the cajones to repeat to someone like Urban Meyer or Jim Harbaugh directly.

11 Strong.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

By the way does anybody know when Day will be speaking at Big Ten media day next week? Thursday and Friday on BTN.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Dstacify's picture

Not sure but fingers crossed McMurphy doesn't show up this year.

11 Strong.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

If he does I would hope if he asked Day a question his response would simply be "Fuck You, next question? "

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Dstacify's picture

OSU would be mired in a scandal involving their new head coach saying "Fuck you" to a reporter at Media Day if he did that. What Day should say is "Sorry, I'm only taking questions from professionals" lol.

11 Strong.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Lol. I keep forgetting this now a P. C. world!

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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FairfaxBuckeye's picture

Lol. I keep forgetting this now a P. C. world!

At what point was it, again, that it was acceptable for a coach to say "Fuck you!" at a press conference?

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Wargor's picture

Back in the storied days of yore.  You know, when we were so PC that husbands and wives slept in separate beds on TV shows.  When our delicate sensibilities couldn't handle blood in a war movie.  Back when the site of a female belly button was verboten in mindless sitcoms.  

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Dstacify's picture

You do realize Woody used to conduct locker room interviews naked after losses as a subtle but not so subtle way of telling the media to GTFO right? Imagine a coach attempting that in today's CFB landscape. It would be thrown all over ESPN in a heartbeat and said coach would effectively be ostracized far and wide nonstop for it. The game is far more overly PC now than it used to be.

11 Strong.

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Knarcisi's picture

Richey, I wanna party with you. 

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Buckeye06's picture

Patterson started in the SEC, so if he does well now it's because the SEC is the best 

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Brohio's picture

Just gonna leave this here. Yes its a real tweet. Yes from the same witch hunt cheerleader Paul Finebaum.  

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Wow, I would suggest Urban go nowhere near that dickhead. After all the shit he spewed on his show about Meyer being a liar and a failure to protect Zach Smith's wife he can go eat a big bag of dicks. I even recall Shelley calling out all the negative journalists saying shit about her husband. Wow.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

That picture had to be when UFM was at Florida.  Otherwise, neither of them get that close to each other.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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Knarcisi's picture

No, it’s recent. Paul’s penis head is protruding a little further above the hair line. 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Lmfao.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Knarcisi's picture

It’s a real tweet, but he’s throwing shade there. 

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stuckupnorth's picture

It’s funny when he was Florida he was a piece of crap.He was a liar, payed players, cover up players, cover coaches. Then he went to OSU and did no wrong. Zack Smith was the devil and trying to bring down OSU. Urban ain’t no different but since he coach at OSU he is golden and everyone else wrong.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

I don't ever recall hating Meyer when he was a Gator. Only people I know that hate him and talk shit are the fucktard Gator fans I'm around daily. He worked his ass off so hard he became ill. Unreal how that fanbase doesn't appreciate the man and how he made florida relevant again.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Knarcisi's picture

I don't ever recall hating Meyer when he was a Gator.

Oh man, I did. But if Tressel ever left, you’re damn sure I wanted him coaching my team. 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

I guess having lived here in Gatorville during his run at Florida I saw pretty much every game on tv thus giving him mad respect. Those championship seasons he had with those teams and players we're impressive. Nasty defense's and explosive offenses. Actually was fun to watch until they pulverized our Bucks.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Afonzai's picture

How can anyone take what this guy says about the game of football seriously. Has he ever participated in any organized sport or athletic activities with that physique? Can the guy even pick up and hold a microphone? His talent...stirring the pot, not literally because of his lack of strength, but with his words.

Thumbs up

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spiBuckeye's picture

I think he played the lead pivot position in his fraternity

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Looks like the Fonz agrees with your post.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Buckwheat's picture

It looks like Urban was photo bombing a dopey Finebaum picture. Urban looks like he's walking through the picture, casually enjoying the moment he invade the camera space, but he missed completely in obscuring Finebaum. I'm certain this is not the case, but it has that kind of photo-bomby feel. (Alternately, it looks like Urban may not even know Paul is in the picture.) Nice of them to help Urban out though.

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Dstacify's picture

September Heismans man. They are a biatch.

11 Strong.

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Rocket Man's picture

I like that.

Shea Patterson -- latest in a long line of September (July) Heisman winners from that team up north.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Well at least Tim May was just on Finebaum and spoke the truth about Mythigan. He said he doesn't get it why all the prognasticators like them. Said Ohio State is loaded with talent and is the team to beat. Going to be delicious watching a first year head coach throttle Shitigan in AA. Shit he's already embarrassing Hairball in recruiting! Delicious.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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Hovenaut's picture

*Deflects the allure of the clickbaitish title, does not stare directly into the plethora of post substance*

But moved this into College Sports...respect the sanctity of the correct forum.

Fifty days to go, let's hang in.

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Tim Brando is a fucking dumbass. That is all.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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OSU56's picture

FineBum and the nut job and worthless deuche, McMutt should just crawl in a hole and go away. Shitigan and selected media types really need to get a grip on what it takes to be good and then be able to write about what was accomplished instead of creating fact less hype.

But again, some that can't accomplish anything have to grasp at straws to get clicks.....

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Paul Finebaum = 

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Gotta be him with that skinny ass neck.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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OSU56's picture

Another angle-

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

I'm assuming that elephants ass represents Alabama? Knowing how much he loves Saban he should be licking that animals balls.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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OSU56's picture

Well, not really.....The elephant ass represents how big of an ass Finebum is.

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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BuckeyeLion's picture

To be honest I love all the love that the media is giving Michigan. The taller they stand the harder they fall. I'll have my popcorn ready during the descent. Wouldn't be surprised if it comes as early as Army. Looking forward to this season.

In the poll era (since 1936), OSU is by far the class of the B1G:
National Titles: OSU 8, UM 3
B1G Titles: OSU 34, UM 27
Head-to-head: OSU 43, UM 36
Major Bowls (New Year's Six): OSU 20-14, UM 10-16

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

This! I had first dibs on saying Army will give Mythigan a tough time and won't be surprised one bit to see them lose. Shitigan lost a ton on defense and that Army offense is going to smack them in their mouth. Army 24 Wolverqueens 20.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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RollRedRoll's picture

You’re not wrong, but you’re not completely correct. I will state this again, TTUN will lose to Army and Wisconsin and be 1-2 after 3 games. 

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

Delicious.

Fuck eSECpn and fuck Mythigan.

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

He's just trying to prop up the former Bama offensive coordinator

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Patterson’s chances have to be near zero.

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PsyBuck's picture

Am I really expected to believe that Shea F*****G Patterson is somehow going to go from throwing for 2500 yards and looking extremely pedestrian while doing so, to being a HEISMAN candidate just because the skunkweasels are going to "open up their offensive playcalling"?!?!

I just don't get the hype on this kid. He's a slightly above average QB that might hit 3000 yards and 30 TDs if all the stars align for him.

Then you look at the big picture with guys like Tua, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Herbert, and probably 15 other guys that will have better seasons than Shea, and it becomes laughable.

"No we don't give a da*n 'Bout the whole state of *ichigan"

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

Paul likes to get Buckeye Nation in an uproar and what better way to do it than naming a scum player as an heisman sleeper. 

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JTFor President2016's picture

Yep and people fall for it. I don't like listening to him, or Skip Bayless, Nick Wright, Cowherd, etc, but I have to give them credit. They know what will get them views, which leads to more money. Skip makes 4 million a year, Cowherd makes 6 million. It's evident. The way to fame is to say outlandish stuff that makes passionate fan bases mad. Why? Because here we are promoting him in this thread. Is it negative promotion? In today's world there is no such thing. You can make it just as far with people hating you, as much as loving you. Just make sure you aren't in between. Did you notice who got laid off in the ESPN cuts? I generally found them to be the most insightful and unbiased commentators. But unbiased and reasonable doesn't get you views on twitter. 

Elliott dots the eye, on this national championship win. 

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HINYG8's picture

It's a throw away comment that he hopes he can dig out later and throw in B10/TSUN faces down the road if Shea doesn't light it up.

'Look, I thought the kid was going to be great. I believed your hype. Shame on me for counting on a Michgian Man to deliver. Most over hyped program ever..not on par with SEC...blah blah blah'

Passive aggressive table setting so he can act like he is a benevolent commentator, but those non SEC teams just keep under performing and letting him down. That is why he dropped it in July when no one is really paying attention. He is creating his own sound bites so he can use them as digs down the road.

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

Not sure if its this Jeffersons Ocean bourbon Im sipping but I swear I just heard Finebaum just call his “under the radar pick for Heisman” Shea Patterson.

Finebaum's just getting a leg up on the September Heisman predictions for TSUN. July is the nadir of CFB sports pundits. Gotta stir the pot somehow.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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CincyBuck's picture

TBH, I don't think it's a terrible pick.  I don't think Shea is Haskins; but he isn't a slouch.  And his WRs should be very, very good this year if everyone is healthy (big "if").  If Harbaugh opens things up a bit (even bigger "if"), I could see Shea having a big season, at least statistically.

For a darkhorse pick, I don't think it's ridiculous.  Though it is kind of funny, given Finebaum's past trolling of UM. 

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Arsenal7's picture

it's not even that outlandish. he's the QB for a top 10 team with a good new offensive coordinator. "dark horse pick" doesn't mean that finebaum thinks Shea Patterson is going to win the heisman lol

stop being mad at everything 

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Chic'sGhost's picture

Shea Patterson?  The guy at UM?  Finebaum should have stopped sniffing glue a long time ago. Patterson ain't that good.  

Why does UM get all this preseason hype every frickin' year, for the last 15 years, only to lose 3-4 games and be inconsequential?  I guess if you bet on the glue bag to win every race, it will come across in the win position once a generation.  

Maybe Dobbins will get tired. Michigan Man, 11-30-2019

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Wargor's picture

Yup.

Hell, even if all the concerns we have (new coach, new QB) combine to cause the unthinkable I'll still lay even money that Shea isn't winning a Heisman and that UM isn't escaping the first 12 games without 2 losses.  Between Army, MSU, ND, Iowa, Wisky, and PSU, they've got a daunting schedule even without us.  Hell, Indiana and Maryland can surprise on the right day.

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aj99's picture

Finebaum.  Lol. And no, that guy that beat the kidnapper to death shouldn't go to jail. And the voting on that thread was rigged.

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hnyg8modonwelfare's picture

Is it really shocking?  Isn't it safer to pick non-SEC players to win the Heisman now in July?  Ditto for his predictions of non-SEC teams to win the NC now? Oooh amazing!!  He's so objective....sure.

Thank you Urban Meyer and Gene Smith

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