Skull Session: The Huge Point Spread in Context, Penn State is Not Ohio State's Rival, and Metric Loves the Buckeyes

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Pardon my French, but let me just say in regard to Penn State, you want death? Come and get it, mother fucker. 
 

#notmyrival

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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DCDDC's picture

Come on RunEddieRun don't hold back.

And Good Morning to all you dubbers.

m GO BLOW!!!

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

It was 0515 this am, the pre-workout was hitting hard, and the death metal was in my ears, I just couldn't contain the fire! Let's go!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Death Metal for breakfast. Nice :)

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Deicide!! Death Metal pioneers!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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DCDDC's picture

Keep up the good work.

m GO BLOW!!!

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IGotAWoody's picture

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Bnglbck's picture

Thank you CJ Saunders.
GO BUCKS

Victory loves preparation

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NHBuckeye's picture

That kid rocks!!  I hope he gets his 6th year.   Having his leadership skills around will be a huge plus.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Brutus865's picture

I need urban to know his players names.. I don’t care if he is a walk on.

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Invictus Buck's picture

Yea, I get it. But it is interesting to watch Urban assess this kid he have no idea about. You see the gears turning "shit where did he come from, might be worth the time".
 

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EnonBuck79's picture

A Toe Cocktail? Pardon me waiter/waitress there's a toe in my drink....
Just glad the drink isn't 12 inches tall... because then it would be a foot.
But yeah that's pretty strange.

Go Bucks! Beat Not-a-rivals!

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DCDDC's picture

With or without fungus sir?

m GO BLOW!!!

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IGotAWoody's picture

Do they put jam in that nasty toe cocktail?

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Ohio2Alaska's picture

Forget about the f'ing toe, Dude.

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Buctor's picture

"They've got less than a week to figure out that Ohio State is the scarlet and gray team and Michigan is the maize and blue. I'm rooting for them."

I'm rooting for the Buckeyes this week and next, then repeating until time no longer exists!!!

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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GINNandjuice's picture

ESPN you sloppy.... but we already knew this

All Glory is Fleeting

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shiloh's picture

Game Day poster w/that pic next Sat. ok, nothing but game day posters w/that pic.

Bless their whittle hearts ...

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain

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letsgobucks's picture

Loved the piece on cj saunders! On a team full of 5 stars he continues to shine bright! We sure could use that young man's leadership next year in that wr room...

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buckguyfan1's picture

I love it!  Kevin is one salty S.O.B. This morning!

Simplify...

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GINNandjuice's picture

Seen a lot of “my man”s lately on 11W, I def approve. +1

All Glory is Fleeting

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lew-e's picture

How dare you folks assume his/her gender! /s

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huffdaddy's picture

Ze is salty.

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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Knarcisi's picture

My (wo)man. Or ... my wo(man). 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Why are women called women? Because Adam took one look at Eve and said, “whoa, man...” 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m seeing my way out.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

A lion sleeps in every man, dissatisfaction moves him,  complacency keeps him asleep.

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JeremyJ3028's picture

^this^ LMFAO

Be a good person but don’t waste your time trying to prove it.  #MeNeither #HarbaughOrDeath

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GINNandjuice's picture

Shit had me crackin up! Hahaha, Infinite UVs

All Glory is Fleeting

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Dillon G's picture

And there is nothing wrong with his content. Even if Buckeye fans are busting his balls. 

#walkaway

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SilverHaven's picture

After studying all the statistical analytics provided (most of it pretty interesting and enlightening) and after hearing all the smack offered (some of it pretty boring and boorish), we will get to watch in two days a challenging game where both teams are top ranked and playing for all the marbles-- the Big Ten title and the national championship playoffs.

I can't wait. What a thrill to be a Buckeye right now!  Aloha.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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TMac's picture

But, will it be a 4 quarter game?

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I’m betting 75 cents it won’t.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I cents a joke a your comment, Iowa. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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SilverHaven's picture

That bet makes no cents to me.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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mtrotb's picture

On Sirius college football show yesterday afternoon on the feature game of the day of the week they had a reporter from each side preview the game.  For OSU Dan Hope from this site was the guest.  For the State Penn side the reporter predicted OSU win of 63-14, ouch.

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TMac's picture

That search for a PSU reporter must have been pretty exhaustive, to have found one so realistic. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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awlinBrutus's picture

Dam, not even safe in court. I was taught proper gun safety.always clear the chamber of a gun EVERYTIME you touch it. Never saw an accident that couldn't be avoided.

Don't want to be a debbie downer but I really cringe when people talk like OSU victories are a foregone conclusion. We've had several close scares by totall inferior teams. not often but some of you haven't endured as many as us dinosaurs. Had a close ones against Marshal,San Diego State, and Cincinnati undet Tress. Coopers 95 loss to SCum and 98 loss to a lowly msu team coached ny none other than Nick Saban. And of course under Meyer 2013 Clemson pissing away a late 10 point lead in the 4th qtr, VaTech,2015 msu with its 2 backup QB's and 2 defensive offsides on their winning drive. The 2013 Purdue game at home that we needed a miracle 2 point conversion to tie the game to send it to OT.
Enough, you get my point. Never say a team is a lock to annihilate their opponent. like it or not psu has the 2nd most talented roster in the BIG imo. We probably have signed more top 50 players than they have top 100 but we've all seen these horror movies before. The 2016 loss to psu was the worst of them all, especially considering we had 2 offensive possessions after the lions game winning blocked FG TD. I think we take them to Woody's he shed as well but I'll never utter the words "can't lose" moniker for any OSU team. The most important aspect as we need to have fast starts in these last 2 games imo. Against psu we need it to break their will early and the following week to take the crowd out early in that shit hole up north. I want to see those mouth breathers heading for the exits @ halftime. Have a great "Day" dubbers.

Ps: where has our resident golden state warrior fan been? Strangely quiet, especially a team projected to be a 10 year dynasty.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I was watching a preseason NBA show and not a single analyst projected the Warriors make playoffs. Glitzy new $500M arena for a lousy team. Someone got suckered.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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okiebuck's picture

It's not just them, the NBA as a whole is sucking pond water; TV ratings are in the toilet and attendance is way down across the league. Personally, I wouldn't walk across the street to go to an NBA their game if I had court side seats.

Go Bucks, send the Nitty Kitty's back to their liter box!!

The only hard day was yesterday

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Earthoid.'s picture

ok boomer

A gentle reminder to BE NICE. Plays guitar and makes iced tea in the winter.

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MercyTex's picture

Nice pun.

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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wantagoback's picture

all want OSU to lose this one , that’s a lot of  snipers. Let’s win this one . Drive drive on down the field . 

RLMay

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Kugel's picture

I always stress that as fans, us thinking a win is a foregone conclusion doesn't affect what the players do on the field. But I will say this to your close games against weak opponents. This team is very different than the Ohio State teams of the past, and the total offense and total defense numbers and rankings are a testament to that. No team in my era has been this dominant on both sides of the ball, so excuse me for being pretty confident that Penn State won't be able to hang with the Buckeyes. And after this game, you can come back to this comment.

Even when things didn't look to be going the Buckeyes way against a pretty talented Wisconsin team (bad turnover)....they didn't shutter and beat the brakes off that team in the rain. I may be an optimist, but this team is going to be hard to beat.

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BucksHave7's picture

There are a lot of qualifiers there, and we should be wary of "they're 4-1 ATS against teams with names that start with T when the temperature is below 50 degrees at kickoff" territory. But I think this batch of games makes a lot of sense for comparisons

What about where the dominate favorite is playing at Home? 

BucksHave7

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FunZone's picture

For reference, we allocated 90.71 points to Michigan on knowrivalry.com

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Knarcisi's picture

Wonder what the other 9.29% were thinking. 

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BucksHave7's picture

.....They wish they went to Ohio State.

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BuckeyeHunter's picture

3.68 for Wisconsin 

3.51 for Penn State

Ohio Against The World

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Knarcisi's picture

Maybe some younger folks who don’t understand or have brushed off the rivalry due to the fact that Wisconsin and Penn St have been much more competitive with us. 

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PhillyNut's picture

The funny thing is that PSU fans will take this as a slight of their team's ability. If the question were asked which team concerns you the most when your team plays them my guess would be, based on recent history knowledge, Buckeye fans would rate PSU first then probably MSU second with either Wisconsin or ttun 4th. And ttun would only be in the top 4 because of the ranking of their recruits.

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

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SouthPacificBuck's picture

"Ryan Day is our Baby Yoda. We must protect him with our lives." ~ D. J. Byrnes

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Baron Browning is ginormous standing next to Binjimen Victor but on second glance, it looks like he’s standing on his toes.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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SouthPacificBuck's picture

He's floating. Also I think BVic is on the far right. 

"Ryan Day is our Baby Yoda. We must protect him with our lives." ~ D. J. Byrnes

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Unless we have three guys wearing 9, I figured the one on the right is Jashon Cornell, who’s got about 80 pounds on Victor.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Earthoid.'s picture

The dude on the far right is Ben Vic, notably skinnier (and taller) than the dude just to the right of a jumping Baron Browning (Jashon), who is the same height as Baron Browning, but weighs 40 lbs more than him.  

A gentle reminder to BE NICE. Plays guitar and makes iced tea in the winter.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Browning is jumping up and down...getting pumped. And there is no way that Victor weighs that much...

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BucksHave7's picture

About how I see it.  From a popular analyst....

the Nittany Lions are struggling to tackle in space. They got away with it against Indiana but didn't against Minnesota. If that is no better this week, Ohio State will shred them. Penn State does not have enough offense to keep up. Pick: Ohio State (-18)

Welcome Back CHASE YOUNG!

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blueblazer22's picture

That is completely true. Watching the Nits I have been appalled at how poor their tackling is, on the interior or especially in space. If they are unable to get Gophers to the turf, what are JK, Ben, KJ et al going to do to that defense?

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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fear_the_nut70's picture

Minnesota exposed their secondary as well.  I like Hamler and they have a NFL tight end, but that is it on offense.  Don’t get me wrong, PSU is all around a solid team, but they are not close to OSU’s talent.  I see no way they can hang for 60 minutes.

You are entitled to you own opinion, not your own facts.

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ToTheHouse's picture

Welcome. Back. PREDATOR.

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I can't tell you how many times this season I've been forced to write the words "toughest game so far" only to watch the Bucks carpet bomb yet another hapless opponent into rubble.

I’ll take a wild guess at 6—FAU (by default since we hadn’t played anyone else), UC (1-0 when we played them), Indiana (2-0), Nebraska (3-1), Michigan State (4-1), and Wisconsin (6-1). But as is often the case in hindsight, we were worshipping false idols by fretting over the Huskers and Spartans, who are 1-8 combined since losing to Ohio State. The only win: Nebraska 13, Northwestern 10.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

This one is at home.  18 points.  We beat IU 58-10 at IU.  PSU was lucky to win v IU AT HOME. 

BucksHave7

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iowabuckeyes's picture

What’s your point relative to my post?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

Interesting that you want to go back to as far as the Buckeyes first game of the season and discredit this team. 

Yet, you cant even acknowledge how PSU this year has been a house of cards all season (winning by less than 7 pts to every opponent w a .500 record). And even 6 days ago PSU looking bad and needed 2 IU special teams blunders to win at home.   When we hammered IU at IU 58-10.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I quoted Kevin’s comment and responded relative to it based on who we have played, as in past tense, and in chronological order. Your comment was completely out of left field. Talk to me when Penn State's safely in the rearview mirror, too.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BucksHave7's picture

based on who we have played, as in past tense, and in chronological order. 

Even ESPN says the Buckeyes are dominating in a way college football hasnt seen since FDR was President. But we know you are a PSU fan. All good.      http://www.espn.com/espn/wire/_/section/ncf/id/28080446

Talk to me when Penn State's safely in the rearview mirror, too.

LOL RIGHT...Because then you will be telling us all how great TTUN is and how worried we all should be about TTUN. 

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IGotAWoody's picture

Do you two need to be separated?

Or, maybe BH7 can just give it a rest. You are looking for fights where there's no fight to be had.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Sunny Buck's picture

Probably not a popular opinion here, but I don't really care what 2 professors determine what constitutes a rival. Penn State to me, is a rival.  Just because I think they are doesn't have anything to do with the OSU/ TTUN rivalry.

Many schools have more than one rival. I also consider MSU as a bit of a rival too.

Go Buckeyes! Beat our rival on Saturday.
 

I'm not trying to win a popularity contest. I'm trying to win football games-- Woody Hayes

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SouthPacificBuck's picture

"Ryan Day is our Baby Yoda. We must protect him with our lives." ~ D. J. Byrnes

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Who are the jackasses who assigned anything less than 100 points to Michigan? Playing 115 games to-date has made that The Rivalry with a capital R. And Michigan fans clearly agree since the only disparity that was greater was Michigan and MSU. It’s what happens when your biggest rival has an even bigger rival.

That said, Penn State is a rival because a) we play them every season, and b) no one's played us tougher in recent years. The last three games have been won by a total of five points. They are not a program to be taken lightly.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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DCDDC's picture

I couldn't agree more AML.

m GO BLOW!!!

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BucksHave7's picture

UFM said this morning, we have 1 rival. 

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JeremyJ3028's picture

Rival = TTUN  
Annoyingly competitive pain in the ass = PSU

Go Bucks!

Demonstrate the gap!

Be a good person but don’t waste your time trying to prove it.  #MeNeither #HarbaughOrDeath

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BucksHave7's picture

I apologize that I can only UPVOTE you once!!!!!

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blueblazer22's picture

I cannot fathom how a shotgun in evidence in a trial could have possibly still been loaded. That is one of the stranger things as have read in awhile, and how sad that a lawyer is now dead no matter how freakily it may have occurred. 

I would like to think the Bucks will easily cover the spread this weekend, and they likely will. But games against not our rival have been closer than expected too many times for me to put money on the Bucks minus the points. Is there a second quarter spread? We know OSU will destroy everyone in the second quarter....

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Talk about a statistical anomaly: accidentally killed in a courtroom by a gun submitted as evidence in a trial. Tragic story. Life is that fragile and unpredictable.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Earthoid.'s picture

Just horribly tragic...

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ManBearPig's picture

I apologise, new buckeye fan here so pls don't hammer me.

What is wrong with the Woody picture by ESPN? Did the swap the names?

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huffdaddy's picture

Si 

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Either the names are off or the pictures are off but no matter how you look at it, they don’t go together.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

A lion sleeps in every man, dissatisfaction moves him,  complacency keeps him asleep.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

That’s genius!

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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iowabuckeyes's picture

When you're damn near perfect at both, you end up about where Ohio State's logo currently sits, in that top right corner.

A pox on your house, Kevin, for making me strain my eyes this early in the morning. 

If I were to draw a line all along the perimeter, it would look like a very rough map of the United States, which puts Ohio State somewhere up near Maine.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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SouthPacificBuck's picture

I'm pretty sure this infographic is telling me Utah=Clemson, Auburn=TTUN and Wisconsin reeks of stinky cheese. 

"Ryan Day is our Baby Yoda. We must protect him with our lives." ~ D. J. Byrnes

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Buck-n-A's picture

Auburn would beat Michigan by 2+ scores.

Bears...Buckeyes... Battlestar Galactica.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Have you actually watched Auburn? Very solid defense, very inconsistent offense. If they played (and they could end up in a bowl game against each other), on a neutral field, neither would be favored by more than 6 pts.

S&P+ rankings have TTUN #10 and Auburn 11. In other words, Auburn = TTUN

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Makes it look like Rutgers and Vanderbilt are in a dead heat for the worst P5 team. I’d have to bet on the Dores.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Invictus Buck's picture

I tried finding LSU, I did not. Where are they?

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Far right about a fifth of the way down. Below Bama and above OU. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Looking at that graphic told me one very important thing: Utah and Oregon might give Bama and LSU a run for their money. If either of them get in to the CFP, they could make it interesting. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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lamplighter's picture

I hate to say this, but that ESPN intern needs to be fired.  That is a class 1 mistake. but then, what do you expect?

Go Bucks!.  Beat not our rival and crush the real rivals dreams

This is a forum post from a site member. It does not represent the views of Lamplighter LLC unless otherwise noted.

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SouthPacificBuck's picture

It must be the same intern that neglected to spell check Minnesota two weeks in a row. 

"Ryan Day is our Baby Yoda. We must protect him with our lives." ~ D. J. Byrnes

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TMac's picture

Cover with ease

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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TMac's picture

Or maybe not

from different angles history can suggest different things. 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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iowabuckeyes's picture

You’re covering your bets by presenting evidence supporting each side.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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TMac's picture

Here Kitty Kitty Indeed! 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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BucksHave7's picture

We gotta make sure we stay disciplined and no late hits (or targeting) on Clifford.  

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Buckeye boys's picture

Morning guys , question of the day . What’s the real score Saturday I got Ohio state 35 psu 17

Ttun sucks

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SilverHaven's picture

Is a T-shirt offered to the winner?

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

 but the reality is that the feeling is just not mutual,

W respect, speak for yourself. I HATE Generic U. Not a rival, true. But ttun=1a, and they’re 1b. 

A lion sleeps in every man, dissatisfaction moves him,  complacency keeps him asleep.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Can a brother get a Hype Video?

Simplify...

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TMac's picture

From Roar Lions Roar (They use this 11W template, but with far less participation)

I'm not naïve. I know that Penn State stands little chance of beating the seemingly invincible Buckeyes on Saturday. Vegas knows it. ESPN knows it. And I'm sure when Bill Connelly releases the SP+ picks for the week, he'll know it, too.

Yes, this game has finished with a margin of victory greater than seven points just once in the past five meetings (a 38-10 Ohio State win in 2015), and yes this Penn State team is better than the one the Buckeyes saw a year ago in the second of back-to-back, one-point, comeback wins in the previous two seasons. Everything about the recent history of this matchup points to another close game, but recent history doesn't know how unstoppable this 2019 Ohio State team is.

A Fluke is one of the most common fish in the sea..... (The rollover for the article on the home page) 

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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BucksHave7's picture

LOL....gotta love the media hype, a better PSU team without: 

-Trace McSorley: all time PSU wins, completions and passing yards. 

-Sequon Barkley: all time PSU most rushing touchdowns leader

-Desean Hamilton: all time PSU reception leader

They cant just say PSU is a paper tiger or kitty.

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Zimmy07's picture

A lawyer in 1871 accidentally shot himself in court while defending his client against the charge of murder.  He was demonstrating how the victim could have shot himself by drawing his gun from a kneeling position and did not know the gun was loaded. He died shortly afterwards.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/clement-vallandigham

Remember folks, guns are always loaded, even when they aren’t.

I hope that lawyer is not one of my acquaintances friends.  When I used to be on Facebook I would occasionally see her posting in Afrikaans.  Both of them were lawyers and the one that lived in S Africa kind of looked like the photo of the lawyer in the article.

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aeronaut's picture

That happened in Ohio, and in my home town.

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Fbk64's picture

And as a result, he won the case for his client. That's going the distance to get the win! 

Making the Great State of Ohio proud. Ohio against the World!

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Nice Saunders’ tribute!

It’ll be interesting what he decides (had heard that he’ll move on).’ Folks talk about his “leadership” being needed in a WR room full of 4 and 5 stars and studs.

I’m old enough to remember a time under Meyer’s tenure, when it was said that some older WRs were in the way of the pups, and leadership wasn’t more important than playing the “studs”.  Has always tickled me that the narrative often depends on who is being talked about.

I can see Saunders being torn about working to rehab and coming back, only to be used as a “leader” and not getting PT.  PT which will probably be hard to come by in a crowded room of the latest and greatest “studs”.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

I’m curious who were the older guys playing for Meyer who stood in the way of the young pups? And please don’t say Evan Spencer.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BUCKAROOTIMESTWO's picture

Campbell, Dixon, and McLaurin were said to be in the way of Mack and Victor, and Harris.  Funny how that “leadership” morphed into production with a capable passing QB, and some real coaching.

Oh well, the present is good and the future is bright!

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iowabuckeyes's picture

So, considering Campbell, Dixon and McLaurin all had great senior seasons under Brian Hartline and were drafted by NFL teams, could it have been less about Meyer and more about Zach Smith’s inability to develop players that had fans complaining and wanting to see the young pups?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

I think the betting line is wild and Penn State has a good chance to win. Our offensive scheme is good at stopping the RB and the intermediate passing game. But Penn State's offense lives off of the deep pass and the QB run. If they get lucky and hit a few explosive passes in the first half, it's going to be worrying.

On the defensive side of the ball, they have the best line we're going to see all regular season. In football if you're going up against a great offense (like Ohio State) where you can't stop the pass and you can't stop the run, the one way you can shut it down is by getting in the backfield.

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BucksHave7's picture

Yeah, thats good, because PSU will score 30 and we will score 50 anyway.

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jrgdds's picture

OSU has one ancient and bitter rival. OSU has one team whose name is never spoken in the WHAC.  There is one Team that above all others OSU exists to beat.  Everyone who is even casually familiar with college football knows who they are. This is testified to by the fact that you don't even have to mention them by name and everyone knows who you are talking about. PSU is our B1G "Designated Rival".  Whatever the hell that is supposed to be.  OSU must respect PSU as an opponant and beat them.  But when you think of OSU's rival, PSU is literally a distant after thought.

Since they joined the B1G and no longer have Pitt. as their rival, PSU hopes against all hope that OSU will adopt them a true rival. It pisses them off that their fan base considers OSU their main rival and OSU considers them a divisional annoyance at best. They just aren't quite the "Blue Blood" program that they desperately want to be.

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BucksHave7's picture

Havent seen that before. 

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okiebuck's picture

Considering that one of the Nitty Kitty's best plays is the 50/50 ball; the Vegas guys ought to have an over/under bet on that this week like they do for all the different Super Bowl wagers.   

The only hard day was yesterday

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FeedZeke420's picture

Prayers for CJ, hope year get that 6th year brother.

Is 11w going to post all the hilarious psu hate week tweets and roast them back again this year? those are always hilarious.

P.S. waiting on Cincy to defend this atrocity by ESPN. 

Go Bucks!

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avail31678's picture

+1 for the HateWeek coverage and bashing.

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Senepol's picture

Minor correction, Kevin.

Ohio State’s real rivalry kicked off decades ago and never really stopped, that level of hate and obsession is what sets it apart from other rivalries. Yes, there’s Hate Week where things get really amped up, but the level of vitriol toward the rival in a week in, say, mid June surpasses what’s seen in most other schools’ rivalry week.

Go Bucks. Beat Blue. 

May as well practice by beating the navy blue team this weekend.

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Dougsixxx's picture

70 pct chance of rain Saturday.  If that happens who does it favor and who does it hurt?   What’s everyone’s prediction?

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BUCKS_own_blue's picture

In the immortal words of Mr. T   "Pain"

"I Drink and I know things"..Tyrion Lannister

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BucksHave7's picture

Just ask Wisconsin. 

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scarletgray's picture

my go to betting strategy... IF A LINE LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE...ITS NOT.

JDK

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Can't wait for Saturday... here in AZ, we hang out at an OSU alumni bar in Old Town Scottsdale called The Bottled Blonde. A very good friend of mine is the alumni prez for PSU and I talked him into moving from their Cave Creek location to Old Town... so, they did, and they're right next door.  Both locations will be packed to the ceiling with day drinkers at 9am and it is gloriously fun!  It is even better when we raid their bar after curb stomping them on the field... MAN they hate Ohio State!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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buckeyetodd92's picture

Had a dream last night we won 51-8, and the 8 came when we were up 20+ and fumbled inside our 10. And I'm still mad we gave up 8 in my dream game. Hang on to the ball!

True story: I served ribs to John Cooper.

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BucksHave7's picture

Damn, and we gave up the 2 pt conversion too. 

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RockiesBuckeye's picture

I will probably get destroyed for this, but I was shocked to see the numbers on Ohio State fans' perception of Penn State. Both teams are almost always highly ranked when we play each other. The games are often down to the wire. They've snuck in a couple of wins to fuel the hatred. What's not to like about PSU week? I consider them a rival. Don't get me wrong, they are not Xichigan, but I would say they have taken the place of MSU as the #2. Wisconsin rated higher as a rival?? Really? 1. we always crush them. 2. They're too nice and decent human beings. Having more than one rival is not a bad thing. It makes it more fun. But, for the record, I would never admit any of this to a PSU fan. #notourrival is probably the greatest troll we have ever had

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KP Duty's picture

Dispatch Penn State and then DESTROY the skunk weasels!!  What a great time to be a Buckeye...

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THEGAME513's picture

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

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CottonEyeWill's picture

How does one include a pic? New to this. It asks me for a “url”

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Hockey Buck's picture

What about our only rivalry trophy, the Illibuck? .4!  I am incredulous. 

It is amazing how everyone is now happy with blowouts.  For decades I have been having people say "I am glad we have a good opponent and it will be a close game. I am sick of these blowouts against bad teams."  I told them, all I want to do is win every game regardless, but I, and my Doctor, prefer blowouts. 

Who the hell needs stress in their lives?  

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