James Franklin on Ohio State: “Probably the Most Talented Roster We've Watched on Tape ... Maybe Since We've Been Here”

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buckeyenut74's picture

Do you really think he will sit, injured or not? I don’t. Franklin would push him out there even if he has to use a walker. 

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Smitty516's picture

Hey, just asking for a friend that might have some financial incentive on that 19-point spread...

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NHBuckeye's picture

I thought he had a concussion?  

Fields of Dreams

 

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BucksHave7's picture

Hamlet is  5-9.  

Our entire secondary is minimum 6-1 and all will be in fhe NFL.  

Go ahead, Throw it to him Clifford. 

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cledaybuck's picture

Hamlet is  5-9.

Alas, poor KJ.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Hamler is a burner similar to Rondale Moore. Height will have little to do with defending him. They will try slants and tunnel screens to spring him loose.

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BucMan's picture

But it better be a quick throw....The Predator is watching!  Wonder how far Hamler can run in 2 seconds.
 

Year for what?

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JJBuckeye's picture

He is in concussion protocol which means Mr Clean has no say in the matter. It will all be decided by doctors and trainers with proper knowledge and licensing from medical boards. I always want to beat a team that is healthy, but if he can’t play, I’m ok with that also. Go Bucks

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BucksHave7's picture

I recall not too long ago when Jonathon Taylor came into the HorseShoe. 

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

He was in concussion protocol but from what I hear he is going to play. 

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buckeye1964's picture

i saw article somewhere that had a quote from him that he was "locked and loaded for saturday" . so, i'd say he's playing.

danny

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sharks's picture

Unless you're watching NFL teams, this is THE most talented roster you've watched, chief.

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...

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THEGAME513's picture

You just beat me to it. I'm reading thinking you Assclown, WTF you been watching, old livesteams of NCAA, fanmade YouTube videos?? Just have the county corinor on standby someone's getting bodied.

Veni, Vidi, Vici. I came, I saw, I conquered.
The Buckeye Way

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BuckeyeBattleCry11's picture

Person I dislike more than Saban is this guy. Hairball I just feel sorry for...

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BucksHave7's picture

Because he is fake, and a cheerleader. Best in a HS kids living room, not on the field itself.

Most disliked coach amongst his peers and still one of the worst vs ap top 25. 

USC is perfect for him!

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

I wonder if Franklin has 4-5 kids that he has really loved in his coaching career???

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The Braden's picture

I don't ever want to read about PedSU coaches loving their players again.

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Bratwurstcapitalbuckeye's picture

James days obviously alot! I hope Day puts up big points in this asshole.

Go Bucks!

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dsgbuckeye's picture

"Obviously" going to be a great game...

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Crashnburn01's picture

Obviously!

Indeed. Why not have both?

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

Hey, it’s Franklin, coming to play ... coming to your house 

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Holy shit, haha. 

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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mittenst8buck's picture

Not sure he can count by twos and tie his shoes though...

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Turfgrad's picture

Will you be my friend?

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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BucMan's picture

Will you be my rival?

Year for what?

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Sargent's picture

I can't get through this... How many times is Franklin going to say "obviously"?

Obviously Chase Young is back just in time for good old Penn State. Obviously very impressed with him. Have known Chase, know his uncle, known Chase for a long time. Obviously is as impressive of a player on tape in the country. 

Unreal... I can't believe this is an actual quote. 

Founder of the BBTFA (Bring Back the Fullback Association)

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buckeyenut74's picture

So Franklin is sarcastically talking about Young. I really can’t stand Franklin. 

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BuckeyeatTSUN's picture

On being an insufferable asshat: “Obviously the asshatery at Penn State is as strong as any place in the country ... obviously.”

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Arsenal7's picture

genuinely have no idea how you got any sarcasm from that quote unless you were just looking for a reason to be mad

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Hoody Wayes's picture

TBDSNITL: The best damn screen name in the land!

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NoVAsmitty's picture

By that quote, Franklin is obviously the snitch. This isn’t sarcasm. 

“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman

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ScarletnGreyTexan's picture

Thought the exact same thing when he mentioned his Uncle, like it was a tell. He's gonna get curb stomped

"it matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
GO BUCKS!!!!!

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Moo Strength's picture

I hope Chase demolishes the QB on the first snap or two, runs over to Franklin, and points the finger at him like Bertiere In Remember the Titans at the semi-final match. 

If I must choose between peace and righteousness, I choose righteousness! -Theodore Roosevelt.

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goodlifesean's picture

Back by "good ole Penn State" I know Chase's "uncle"...

Have you ever seen a fierce animal who you were sure wouldn't bite? Because I haven't.

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BucksHave7's picture

Tell us more about Chase's Uncle....James?   Did you snitch James?  Seems kinda obvious now.

BucksHave7

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Shaquille_Oatmeal's picture

Obviously Franklin says "obviously" a lot...But that's pretty obvious. 

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Buckets At Fletcher's's picture

It's also obvious there is a ton of sour grapes and envy in that dude. His comments wreak of inferiority complex. He is not elite, and he knows it.

"Everyone has a plan, 'til they get punched in the mouth."

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MileHighBUCKEYE85's picture

Franklin made the call to get you suspended Chase, take it out on him. 

Next weeks post, Jimboy got you suspended Chase, take it out on him!

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Ole Buckeye's picture

Chase, Coach Franklin says Gatorade is better than water! 

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stlbuckeye15's picture

Can’t stand the guy but at least this was a respectful interview. I have a feeling that this might not be as close as the previous two matchups. Really hope I’m right. Saturday can’t come soon enough!

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niblick's picture

- He's a complete douchebag that I want to punch in the face every time i see him.

- I hope he stay in Happy Valley forever.  He can recruit enough to keep them relevant but he's a GARBAGE in-game coach.

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

If you believe in alternate universes, there’s at least one where Justin Fields is the QB for that guy, and ours is Tate Martell.

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PhillyNut's picture

Hey James, he doesn't check a lot of the boxes, he checks ALL the boxes.

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

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stantmann's picture

If you believe in alternate universes, there’s at least one where Justin Fields is the QB for that guy, and ours is Tate Martell Joe Burrow.

Fixed that for you....

"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

Have known Chase, know his uncle, known Chase for a long time.

Just in:  James Franklin isn't just the rat, he's the guy who loaned him the money in the first place!

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BurningRiverBuckeye's picture

Forgot Fields was once committed to them. Love it. hope he torches them for 400 yards 

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tussey's picture

Obviously Chase Young is back just in time for good old Penn State. Obviously very impressed with him. Have known Chase, know his uncle, known Chase for a long time.

IT WAS YOU!!! 

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Iwannagobacktoohiostate's picture

Urban always distrusted the old "uncle" figure that follows these younger recruits.  I suppose my uncles must have been too busy with their own families than to have to stalk their sister's kid from town to town. 

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C-Deck's picture

“[Chase] jumps off the tape at you."
On Ohio State's talent level: "Probably the most talented roster we've watched on tape definitely this year, maybe since we've been here."
“Based on what I'm seeing on film right now, I think we were right. [Justin]’s pretty good."

The Buckeyes are even more impressive live, up-close and in person!

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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CowCat's picture

Zzzzz. Give me the saucy stuff like guaranteed wins and revenge tours.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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PRO8's picture

Beware of Lions baring praise..... obviously

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Hovenaut's picture

Re: 2014..."took them to double-overtime."

I see a different version of that game (Urban and staff going wayyyyy too conservative late, JTBIV literally carrying the team on one and half knees).

Expecting a much clearer outcome, in regulation, on Saturday.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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I'm Ron Burgundy's picture

Came here to poke fun at Franklin, but obviously you guys beat me to it.

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

I believe this is the year we really go out and kick their ass. They have had it coming for several years, and we need to put em down by about 17 to 24 points

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UpIrons's picture

Is it me or does he just have one of those faces you just want to wipe the smirk off of anytime you see him? This time I really do want him to be completely befuddled at what happens to his team in a game. Like, just throw up his hands in complete and utter dismay!

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Doc's picture

He has a very punchable face.

“Ain’t life grand when you finally hit it!”  DLR

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buckeyenut74's picture

He always gets a night game when we play there, barely ever get one at The Shoe. Fans need to be rocking Saturday. 

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gobucks1966's picture

Not only that go back when we lost with Troy Smith and count the bye weeks before their games at night at least 3. They seem to always get a schedual break with us one way or the other.

Denny

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

I expect PSU is going to run Clifford a ton Saturday 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Turfgrad's picture

Until he gets 'Chase'd' down and sacked. 

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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BucksHave7's picture

We have to be disciplined and we cant have any targeting or late hits. 

This game is going to be a blow out, unless we make dumb mistakes and penalties.

BucksHave7

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DaiTheFlu's picture

"Well obviously, Ohio State is far more talented and we're obviously going to lose by 3 TDs. Obviously, at that point, we're heading for the Outback Bowl where I'll obviously be having a Blooming Onion or two. Those obviously aren't ideal from a dietary standpoint but they're obviously one of the most delicious appetizers that we've seen in a long time, maybe since we've been here."

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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seyekcuB's picture

Any truth to the rumor they are wearing all Scarlet Saturday?

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Seattle Linga's picture

Funny how last year Franklin would text every single one of his players repeatedly throughout the week that the game on Saturday was their Super Bowl regardless of opponent. Well when you lose your Super Bowl to OSU then Sparty, ttun, then Kentucky in the bowl game - it kinda takes the shine off of all of those tweets. Deeming them meaningless. 

And you want to be elite -- LOL 

The off season bites !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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DaiTheFlu's picture

I mean, everyone knows that tweets and text messages are the first step towards being elite!

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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Seattle Linga's picture

Just another reason that Franklin hates us even more

The off season bites !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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McGrind's picture

Would love to see a nice comfortable lead by Q3...and then a quarter of the Master Blaster just pummeling them. 

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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Buckeye_Bandit's picture

Anyone else despise Ped State more than _ichigan? By no means am I a wolverine lover, but I am of the philosophy that without _ichigan, Ohio State is not Ohio State; just as without Ohio State _ichigan isn't _ichigan. I would rather lose to Ped State than _ichigan, but I just cannot F ing stand a single thing about Ped State. At least _ichigan is the lesser half of THE Greatest Rivalry in all of sports.

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ScarletnGreyTexan's picture

I'm in that boat as well. I hate TTUN but respect the fact that they are our rival and a strong TTUN makes the B1G better but Penn State can Suck A D$*&, I absolutely hate them. 

"it matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
GO BUCKS!!!!!

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cricejr's picture

No.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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McBuck85's picture

With you on this one, in no small part b/c I live here. Their persecution complex is truly astounding (and I'm a psychologist!). They seriously believe that the BIG is out to get them; that they're the targets of all sorts of unfair play; that every team in the BIG resents them b/c they're Penn State which is OBVIOUSLY supposed to mean something. Don't get me wrong; there are plenty of really quality people here, people who are absolutely horrified at the way some homers still defend "JoePa" and feel worse for the players "who didn't do anything wrong" than the kids who were, you know...raped. The night the board fired Paterno, crowds of students went to his house and shouted their support. It's a total mind-f**k. 

"When a player makes a mistake, you always want to put them back in quickly--you don't just berate them and sit them down with no chance of redemption." Pat Summitt

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nickel beer's picture

"But the biggest change I'd say is on the defensive side of the ball."

Don't yet think that he fathoms the offense.  Day attacks every time while coordinating the plays that will set up the explosive plays.  That's what the players thrive on, so long as the players execute to their own standards. 

And the staff's ability to adjust the O in-game well before the half has been huge, too.

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ScarletnGreyTexan's picture

This guy is the biggest douche bag coach in the B1G, his subtle jabs at our players by not referring to them by name like Dobbins "Their running back", GTFOH Franklin, I am hoping for a firm curb stomping Saturday. 

"it matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
GO BUCKS!!!!!

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NOBLUE's picture

Franklin may be the biggest A----hole in the BIG ...maybe the whole country....

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Palm beach Ohio's picture

I’m not really sure why but I sincerely despise this man.  Much of it has to do with his postgame interviews, where he never ever just gives credit where credit is due. On top of that I have heard from VERY reliable sources he just out and out lies during in home recruiting visits, to the point he has has been literally kicked out of recruits homes after they stopped laughing. I have to admit in the beginning I found him engaging, personable and at times quick witted and down to earth.

West Palm Buckeye

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nickel beer's picture

Certain behavior of his at vanderbilt was 'controversial,' but apparently a satisfactory (as in,"hiring Franklin would not bring any more damage to Penn State University" ) match for pus--psu, I mean.

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BuckeyeBattleCry11's picture

Remember the coach from NW I think who said "No we knew what they were going to do, we just couldn't do anything about it.  They are just that good." that is calling a spade a spade and is an honest answer.  You will never here Franklin do that, what a putz I say a beat down for two reasons. 1. The team looks at PSU as a roadblock to what they, as a brotherhood, want to do this season and for that reason alone it isn't personal but the Kittens must be clubbed to death. 2.  PSU needs to be re-calibrated concerning their rightful place in this conference...that would be behind us...always. 

Bbc11

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TkeBuck's picture

...having read all the sarcastic remarks from that cue ball and seeing that huge point spread, i'm not embarassed to say i'm glad we have 'em in the shoe this year. that white out stuff is bad for the nervous system.

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goodlifesean's picture

So if anyone is making a sign this weekend, you're welcome to use my graphic. Warning, it's pretty low res, but that's gonna happen when all his online headshots are tiny. https://mobile.twitter.com/MadnessTouch/status/1196952812279783424/photo/1

Have you ever seen a fierce animal who you were sure wouldn't bite? Because I haven't.

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Bnglbck's picture

Lions will be tamed
Weasels will be exterminated
Upstarts will be squashed
Titles will be regained
RELEASE THE RUSHMEN
GO BUCKS

Victory loves preparation

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jmosley's picture

Well, OBVIOUSLY we have a predator in Columbus, OH. He’s climbing in your offense, trying to sack them, so y’all need to hide your QB and your RB, cause he’s sackin everybody out here! 

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McBuck85's picture

The difference is that our Predator isn't the kind you have to shield in order to keep your defense stout.

"When a player makes a mistake, you always want to put them back in quickly--you don't just berate them and sit them down with no chance of redemption." Pat Summitt

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McBuck85's picture

Probably the best assessment I've read: https://sports.theonion.com/rest-of-nation-to-penn-state-something-is-ve...

Satire can be so damn accurate.

"When a player makes a mistake, you always want to put them back in quickly--you don't just berate them and sit them down with no chance of redemption." Pat Summitt

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Turfgrad's picture

Beat 'State Penn'!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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jongleur8287's picture

lol...franklin's a great coach, but seems like a bit of a douche.

Based on what I'm seeing on film right now, I think we were right.

i mean, yes, you were right, but he was a five * recruit, so it's not really saying much.

Obviously Chase Young is back just in time for good old Penn State

i know gene smith said we weren't snitched on by another Big10 team, but maybe through a friend of a friend of franklin...  he sounds really salty about the NCAA letting him come back just in time for this game.

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Obviously Franklin is scared

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

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