The Situational: Other People's Property

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BuckeyeIn NY's picture

And you know what - we're right. We absolutely can be both spoiled and deserving. We're Ohio State fans. It's part of the uniform.

Great as always Ramzy.  Couldn't agree more with your sentiments above.  

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ChicagoBuckeye10's picture

If they can win it they'll revel in a similar ride into next fall. MSU will be burning hot.

Fine.  I can't wait.  See you all in East Lansing November 19th, 2016. 

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bucks4nuts's picture

Sounds like a lot money just to see Heisman winners.

"To The House"

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aznchipmunk's picture

Can we start a kickstareter to get Zeke and the slobs up there?

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Crumb's picture

And you know what - we're right. We absolutely can be both spoiled and deserving. We're Ohio State fans. It's part of the uniform.

I love that. Cause for a few hours between when we didn't get the chaos we needed to get in and the Fiesta Bowl announcement I was disappointed. But then when I heard we were playing the Irish 2005 came roaring back. We were the team that no one wanted to face in a playoff at the end of that season too and get the chance to make a statement against Notre Dame. Some people may feel ho hum about the Fiesta Bowl, but I certainly don't, and I hope Urban's warriors don't either. Go Bucks, Beat the Irish!!!

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_Patches's picture

Thanks for reminding me about Hamby.

Damn you

If you take everything I’ve accomplished in my life and condense it down to one day, it looks decent!

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Now you can re-live that play in all of it's painful ignoble glory

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D-Train's picture

Ugh. Just as I guessed. I indeed did not need to re-watch that. It's sad that I remember that feeling so much more than the 02 championship

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Keyser Soze's picture

I know how he dropped it the guy didn't use his hands. I throw up every time I see that clip. I was at the game right by where it happened and I still don't understand why anyone catches with their body. My dad taught me the most important thing I ever learned about catching the ball, watch the dot all the way into your hands. The dot being the dot on the spiral and after I got it I caught 99% of the balls that were thrown to me (minus one season where I played with a left handed qb, lefties mess up the whole game...jk) just make a sign with your hands like you are calling your buddy a pussy and follow the ball into the hole. 

That's how winners play. We convince the other guy he's making all the right moves.

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GoBucks10's picture

Beat the Domers.  Bring on 2016

I hate the offseason.

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aznchipmunk's picture
ft. 50 shades of Purple

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stantmann's picture

I'll root for MSU, but only because it is Alabama, If it were Michigan, I'd be rooting for Alabama. After that game, I'm rooting AGAINST MSU. I'm not a B1G fan, I'm a Buckeye, born and bred, and I don't give a damn about the whole state of michigan, and even the B1G. OSU is the pace setter, everyone else in the B1G needs the Buckeyes, not the other way around.

"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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TShell's picture

Wrong answer. In a hypothetical Michigan Alabama matchup, the correct rooting interest is: Meteor and/or sinkhole.

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IGotAWoody's picture

I've rooted for the meteor many times, but the meteor has yet to win once. Sadly. But sinkhole, now that opens up some new possibilities!

“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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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Can you say Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL?

"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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LoufromOSU's picture

I root for Bain.

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."  - Herb Brooks

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Chitownbuckeyecpa's picture

I like your take on the situation.  I've posted in other threads that I'm rooting for MSU but maybe that's just because they're playing Alabama and I can't stomach the thought of Alabama winning that game.  Let Sparty beat Bama and then they can go f%$@ themselves and get pounded by Oklahoma.  In the meantime I'll take pleasure in the Finebaum show after the B1G takes down the SEC again.

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stantmann's picture

Before the Florida game, Finebaum said OSU should be in over Alabama - Not sure if he still said that after the game.

"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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THE's picture

OTHER PEOPLE's PROPERTY

OPP! Well the last P, that's not so simple...

But at least now you know how much you need for when J.T. Barrett gets invited next season. Start saving!

11W corporate expense and write off for a table next year!  Count me in for a seat. 

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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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jaxbuckeye's picture

I will always be bitter about this. The only truly deserving team is Clemson. Every other team has flaws, either bad loses, lucky to be in a crappy division, or backed in because someone else lost. What makes Bama, Mich St, or Oklahoma's schedule/wins/losses any better than Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Stanford, or Houston?  Total BS. 

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bucknut1994's picture

Q: What do Oklahoma, MSU and Alabama all have in common (besides one loss)?

A: A conference championship 

That's why the "backed in"

#94Ways

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Sick of hearing about conference champions. Proves my point. Oklahoma didn't play a game. Alabama only made it because Ole Miss lost, and Ohio St missed it because Mich's punter sucks and they had the misfortune of being in the same division as Mich St. This system may be better than the BCS but it still sucks. The Buckeyes were bested for a grand total of ONE second yet they're out. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Sick of hearing about conference champions.

Worked for us last year, didn't it?  

I wouldn't be so bitter.   We had our chance.....and blew it.  Nothing gained by pulling the other 1 loss teams in the same kettle of shit stew we found ourselves in.....unless it makes you feel better.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

As I said below, us getting in doesn't mean Baylor and  TCU didn't get screwed. They did. It will take something colossal like the SEC being left out for it to change. 

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Nutinpa's picture

Yup....I see your point......and in your next post, about ND as well.  Fair points.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Thank you for understanding my point and not being a jerk like everyone else. 

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jaxbuckeye's picture

BTW, I also think Notre Dame got screwed. They played a very hard schedule. Not many teams would have won at Clemson or at Stanford, let alone by 4 points. They should also have a chance to play. What makes Oklahoma better than them? 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

What makes Oklahoma better than them? 

This is a fair question, but I can see why the Committee would rank OU higher than ND. 

Win-Loss record:  OU is 11-1 with a loss to Texas at a neutral site, ND is 10-2 with losses to the two best teams it played.
Best wins: OU beat 6 P-5 teams with winning records, including 4 ranked teams: 2 10-win teams, 1 9-win team and an 8-win team.  ND beat 2 P-5 teams with winning records, both won 8 games, and only USC was ranked. ND beat two other ranked teams, both AAC Group of Five: Navy (9-2) and Temple (10-3).
Opponents W-L records: Of the teams they beat, OU's opponents were a combined 73-58; ND's were a combined 49-59.  OU beat better teams overall.

Lastly, OU won its conference.  ND is an ACC-lite team, playing half of its games against ACC teams.  They lost to the eventual ACC champion, making them essentially the 3rd or 4th best team in the ACC.  IMHO, it would have been a stretch to put ND ahead of any of the four that the committee selected.

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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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aznchipmunk's picture

Hey Navy.  Do you get tired saying the same facts over and over again?

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Horvath22's picture

Facts need to be stated over and over again on this website to counteract all the BM's that keep flying in the breeze.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

To use wins against teams with winning records you would have to use mind-boggling analytics to be even remotely accurate. It's a bogus stat. Who did those teams beat to get that winning record?  

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Essentially, teams with the same records as every other team in the Top 25.  I've done the math a couple times before, and it comes to the same conclusion.  First and second-order wins are consistently the best measure of performance of nearly any team.

Take a look at the Buckeyes schedule:  They had six common opponents with MSU: WMU, IU, MD, PSU, Rutgers and TTUN.  Let's call those a push.  Then look at their remaining 5 games.  tOSU beat VaTech (6 wins, only 1 over a team with a winning record), Hawaii (3 wins, none with winning records), NIU (8 wins, 2 with winning records both in MAC), Minn (5 wins, 2 with winning records neither P-5 7-5 CSU, 8-4 Ohio U), UI (5 wins, only Mid Tenn St had 7 wins), and a loss to MSU.

You can do this with any team, and it's just about the same.  You can't tell me that beat a bunch of opponents with 3 wins can ever be better than beating a bunch with 8.

Check out Football Outsiders for mind-boggling analytics.  They track every stat and every snap, and compare it against all 128 teams in FBS.  'Bama comes out #1, Clemson #2, OU #3, and the Buckeyes #4.

"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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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Oklahoma didn't play a game was the outright Big XII champion and beat 6 FBS teams with winning records, including 3 ranked teams and 2 with 10 wins . Alabama only made it because Ole Miss lost they won the SEC outright and beat 8 FBS teams with winning records, including 3 ranked teams, 1 with 10 wins and 2 with 8 wins. Ohio St missed it because Mich's punter sucks and they had the misfortune of being in the same division as lost to Mich St, failed to win their division and conference, and only beat 2 P-5 teams with winning records, and only 1 ranked team that won 9 games. This system may be is far better than the BCS but it still sucks. The Buckeyes were bested for a grand total of ONE second yet   the better part of 60 minutes and lost the most important game of the season to the best opponent they played, thus they're out.

FTFY.

"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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jaxbuckeye's picture

Oh please. I could find stats that run counter to everything you said. Saying a team beat teams with a winning record means nothing. 

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ibuck's picture

OK, JaxBuckeye, present your stats with your argument. I'm sure others will consider them as well.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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ELJTSA76's picture

I wish I could give you 100 up votes for this one brother. 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Ohio St missed it because Mich's punter sucks and they had the misfortune of being in the same division as Mich St

No, they lost because somebody forgot to burn the last surviving copy of Bollman's OSU playbook and decided to use it for the MSU game

Shandy is not beer

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I laugh every time I see that gif.  Thanks for that.

"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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stantmann's picture

They had no choice for the top 4, no way they jump OSU over Oklahoma, it would set a bad precedent. My problem was the teams behind them. Stanford is 1-2  3-2 against the top 25. They moved USC to #25, to make Stanford's resume look better. Although Rice and Willingham couldn't be in the room for Stanford ranking, they could be in for Stanford's potential opponents, Iowa or OSU in the Rose Bowl. You know they were campaigning hard for Iowa to be #5, because if you want to win the Rose, who do you want to play, OSU, or Iowa?  Iowa played the same game OSU did against MSU, but without the driving wind and rain, so they could throw the ball downfield - What a joke to move them to 5.

"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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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Jaxbuckeye - I'm sorry, but you sound like 2014 Art Briles. 

Bama, Mich State and OU all won their conferences.  That's what makes their seasons better than the Buckeyes.  It sucks.  I hate it.  But it's true.  Putting tOSU ahead of them would have been BS, just like putting Baylor or TCU ahead of the Buckeyes would have been BS last year.

"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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jaxbuckeye's picture

Read my statement above. If you can't see the flaw then I don't know what to tell you. What part of: THE BUCKEYES WERE BESTED FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF ONE SECOND is so hard for people to understand?

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

They were bested for the better part of 60 minutes, not just one second.  Any objective fan who watched the game would say the same thing.

"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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Nutinpa's picture

Agreed.  If not for 2 gifted TOs.....(or at least the punt muff) we are shut out with the whole world watching........

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Oh so now turnovers don't count either?  Wow this game of football is changing by the minute!

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Nutinpa's picture

Of course they count.....I've used your argument in other settings/threads often. 

That said......while you're passionate about the "1 second" argument......and factually correct, all I am saying is when comparing our Offense vs. Sparty's D, the game wasn't a fair fight.  They totally owned us, lousy play calling and all.  When we pinned them down to their 2 yd line in the 4th quarter, we just needed a stop by the D and couldn't get it until they flipped field position.  We don't move the ball, and with 1 more punt from our endzone, and it was game, set, match, and easy to see coming. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Oh so now turnovers don't count either?

Alabama only made it because Ole Miss lost, and Ohio St missed it because Mich's punter sucks and they had the misfortune of being in the same division as Mich St.

But you are basically implying that MSU's FG doesn't count because it was the final play of the game, or that Arkansas' win shouldn't count because it was the final play of OT, or that Sparty's win over TTUN shouldn't count because it was the final 10 seconds of the game.

Every play of every second of every game counts. 

"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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jaxbuckeye's picture

That's funny. I always thought games were based on points. How silly of me. 

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Besides, never said they got it right last year. Baylor and TCU absolutely should have had a chance to play. They got screwed. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I'm confused.  Are you saying the Buckeyes should not have been in the playoff last year?  Or, are you advocating for a six or eight team field?

"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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jaxbuckeye's picture

I am advocating for 8 teams. I think this is better than the BCS but still majorly flawed. Teams got screwed last year. Teams got screwed this year. I am not just being a homer. I don't think the Buckeyes were the only ones. I think Notre Dame, Iowa, Stanford, and Houston also have a gripe. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

That's very different from your OP, which started this discussion. 

The only truly deserving team is Clemson. Every other team has flaws, either bad loses, lucky to be in a crappy division, or backed in because someone else lost. What makes Bama, Mich St, or Oklahoma's schedule/wins/losses any better than Ohio State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Stanford, or Houston?  Total BS. 

All you said was that only Clemson deserved to be in.  And you stated that it was BS that the other three teams were there ahead of tOSU, ND, Iowa, Stanford and Houston (which by the way, would be nine teams so somebody still gets left out).  Based on the current construct, which is the four best teams get into the playoff, and the metrics the committee uses to select those teams, none of the five teams you mentioned got screwed.

"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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analyticalguy's picture

No matter HOW many teams are in a playoff, there will be someone with a gripe (see the NCAA basketball tournament and its 72 teams).  I agree that, with 8 teams, you pretty much eliminate the possibility that a team outside that 8 has a legitimate argument that they proved themselves worthy of being considered the top team in the country (or even within the top 2-3 teams).  Sure, there is a chance that, had they been let in, that hey MIGHT win three games, and an argument that team 9 or 10 might be better than team 6, 7 or 8, but that that they're really the best team.  On the other hand, this year (unlike many years), you might argue that there is a team - Clemson - that could be crowned as the best without any playoff.  My preference, though, is to make them earn it on the field by beating two (or three) more teams. A four team playoff won't always work perfectly, but it's better than what previously existed.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Great post, Analyticalguy.  Although, I believe you would hear griping from fans of #9 FSU  and #10 UNC, which have the same or better records than #5-8.  One thing we can definitely say about #5-11 this year: with the exception of Stanford, all of those teams lost to one of the Top 4.  (Stanford lost to two teams in the Top 13.)  By that fact alone, I think the four-team format is relatively safe.  Why should the Top 4 have to play any of those teams a second time?  They've already beaten them once this season. 

"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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jaxbuckeye's picture

For whoever is down voting me for my opinion, not only can you kiss my ass, but you are the reason so many people can't stand buckeye fans. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Jaxbuckeye, for what it's worth, I actually upvoted a few of your comments, and have not downvoted any because they did not violate the commenting policy.  There is no need to get hostile or combative; it's a silly internet HS, and usually people will UV to offset if it's an opinion thing.  I wouldn't be surprised however, if this comment attracts some DVs.

You asked a question, and commenters and I attempted to answer it with facts and logic, absent emotion. Apparently our logic doesn't work for you.  But I would submit that your saltiness and insistence that the Buckeyes got screwed or were somehow entitled to be in the CFP is a reason "so many people can't stand buckeye fans." 

"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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bucknut1994's picture

I've never downvoted you but you are the reason so many people can't stand buckeye fans.

#94Ways

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Horvath22's picture

Thank you for providing LOL humor for the website.

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SilverBullets4Life's picture

That trophy will always be ours, much like Green Bay always claims the Lombardi. The CFP should be renamed the Meyer Trophy out of respect 

MACTE VIRTUTE

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Medical Redshirt's picture

I'm done being pissed and just getting ready to emotionally stand behind this group of Juniors/Seniors that we will never see play together again. I live in Indiana and Notre Dame fans simply think they will not only demolish Ezekiel Elliott but beat us handly. Screw Notre Dame

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BuckNutsinIndiana's picture

I live in South Bend and this is all I hear on the news:When ND beats OSU then....blah,blah,blah. The Buckeyes will tarnish that gold and then i can hear all the excuses why they lost for the next 9 months. Go Buckeyes, beat those homers!

I dont often hate, but when I do...I hate _ichigan Wolverines. Stay victorious my friends.

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yantubos's picture

ND is in for a RUDE awakening. Zeke is going to destroy their wafer-thin rush defense.

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WVpharmBuck09's picture

Good call on the Old Scout Smooth Ambler - not many people would give credence to a WV distillery, but they do a solid job on all their offerings.

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IGotAWoody's picture

I'm gonna track this one down, this about the 4th time someone's mentioned liking it. Thanks for the tip!

“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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WVpharmBuck09's picture

Its grand.  I enjoy it in an Old Fashioned.  I've only seen it in WV and Florida though -- but I'm sure if you have a specialty ABC/Liquor store you can find it.  If you're in Ohio, may be worth the drive to Wheeling/Parkersburg/Huntington to get it.

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IGotAWoody's picture

There's an ABC Liquor on Morse Rd, I'll have to swing by there and have a look. Thanks!

“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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1stYrBuckIClub's picture

I just bought a bottle of Smooth Ambler yesterday in Ohio (at Giant Eagle in North Canton across from Walsh), so it's around but rare. They had 3 bottles left, but it's the first time I've seen it on a shelf. Also got a 'Baby Saz' rye, which was the only time I've seen it on the shelf as well. The guy that runs their state liquor store enjoys whiskey, and the selection reflects it. 

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KevinJ's picture

Great Situational Ramzy and thank you for the Bourbotussin, I happen to have a bottle Old Scout 7yr so if I'm unlucky enough to feel like death I know what todo now.

Cheers

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xyzner's picture

That looks awesome. Unfortunately, the dietitian in me has to point out that the whole local honey thing for helping your allergies isn't true at all. But regardless, it's bourbon and I'll come up with any excuse at all to drink it - even if that excuse is shoddy science. 

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buckeye phi's picture

The team could go in one of two directions right now, in my opinion.  They could be so disappointed in missing out on the play-off and a chance to defend their title that it could affect their performance adversely.  - OR -  They could be so upset about missing the play-off that they're determined to prove to the college football world they are, in fact, the best team. 

I'll go with the latter -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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IGotAWoody's picture

Based on the result up in that shitty town they named Ann, I'd say the latter is much more likely.

“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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AMart71314's picture

I'm pretty sure reading Ramzy's writing gives me goosebumps. A+ for you

We're all a bunch of nuts

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MDBuckeye23's picture

I am all sorts of jacked up to see the future. I didn't realize all the similarities of this season to '05. Watched that Buckeye beatdown of ND from a sports book in the Bahamas and won 150 bucks. That was a lot of money for 21 year old me and I blew it all in about 5 minutes. 

I digress... '06 will have a dominant quarterback, a few unproven and hungry running backs, and fast and aggressive young defensive front, some guys returning from injury, and the MONSTER CHIP on the shoulder that we seemed to lack this year. Cannot wait to see another Buckeye Bashing of Notre Dame and a solid end to the '16 recruiting Cycle.

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Dillon G's picture

Both The Senator and UFM could not decide on a QB.

#walkaway

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GoBucks10's picture

Playoff teams:

I hate the offseason.

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osugreg04's picture

Ramzy, I see what you did there with Katherine Webb

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BuckeyeinSF's picture

Thank you, Ramzy. I would be thrilled with a beatdown of ND and another 12 win season, which would be 4 consecutive 12+ win seasons. To put that into perspective, Michigan only has 2 12 win seasons in 137 years.
 

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ScarletNGreyEd's picture

Goddammit. I don't think the sting of that Sparty loss, nor the Buckeyes having to be the "undercard" in a NY6 bowl will ever go away.  Just a asterisk type season.

We're coming to get you Barbra!

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Ole Buckeye's picture

I agree, but if things go right, we still end up in the top 4 in the final rankings.

if we play really well against ND, MSU loses big to Bama, Clemson cruises.... then I'm not surprised to see us end up ranked as the 3d or 4th best.

Next year will be a good one, especially after we lose so many players to the NFL and to graduation, and we're pre-season number 12 or something....

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Bourbotussin - after all these years, I had no idea it had a proper name.  I guess mom was right once again.  "This'll cure what ails ya."

"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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RangerJunior's picture

Great Situational, Ramzy.

I didn't have a sore throat till I read this and now it's scratchy. Thanks.

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aznchipmunk's picture

ICYMI

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aznchipmunk's picture

This year's is sponsored by the Froggy Chode McNugget Commune, or something like that (too lazy to look it up). 

Ramzy pulled a funnies.

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Bookdotjeffrey's picture

I will declare this season a success if we do to Notre Dame what we did to Michigan.  I know that's a pretty spoiled and bratty thing to say, but Ramzy said I could and I'm pretty sure he's the spokesperson of Ohio State fans by this point.  Another great read Ramzy.

"Shut up Meg."

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MassiveAttack's picture

I'll never forget 10/8/2005, as my son was born before the game that day (2:16pm).  I watched the whole thing in our recovery room while he and the wife slept.  I struggled through every minute of it (right up until Troy Smith got strip-sacked in the final minutes) wondering, "WHAT THE HECK IS THE GAMEPLAN, TODAY?!!"

The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!" 
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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Hopefully this season still ends with Ohio State trouncing ND and next season still ends with Urban Meyer trouncing a team to win the national championship.

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SM_Chi's picture

I'm no longer salty about who made the playoffs and who didn't (i.e. OSU). OSU controlled their own destiny before playing MSU, and they blew it by losing to the wrong team at the wrong time. What's interesting to me is that the Playoff Committee claims that it's about putting the best 4 teams in the Playoffs.  I'm not so sure it's best 4.  It feels like most deserving 4 or maybe some combination of the two - best and deserving.  Which is fine by me but then don't characterize it as "best 4".

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aznchipmunk's picture

This week I listened to the Gladiator sound track while reading Ramzy's piece.

This year may have been "disappointing" to some of the fans/coaches/players, but it will definitely hurt if Dantonio raises the crystal ball golden tulip.  #BeatND

I don't know how buckeye nation can handle it if the BTN goes all in on Sparty this off-season (potentially in addition to Sparty's basketball and debate team success)

Proud graduate of THE Online State University.

Become a 12th Warrior today!

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Hovenaut's picture

I love the uniform.

Even the alternate jerseys...

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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FitzBuck's picture

Damn your butterfly effect Ramzy

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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0H-10's picture

I made myself listen to that kanye west thing because...the video of the girl quitting here job was intriguing. I regret I did not mute prior to playing the video. Kanye has no talent, and oodles of arrogance (and $) to go with it...IMO.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Well, that's where you're wrong.

I heavily dislike the guy and his newest stuff is whack, but that album was amazing.

Ramzy, thanks for the spin down memory lane. That album played quite frequently at our house parties back in college, as well as in my vehicle at loud volumes.  Roadtrips, tournaments, trips back from Brothers cruising north up Neil with a truck full of new friends for an after party.

I hear that album and immediately think of my best memories at Ohio State.

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Sonof'47alum's picture

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.  That, arguably, is the lament of many fan bases as they reflect on their own team's circumstances--current and past.

What helps, in part, put this season in perspective for me is that, in the 16-year-run of the BCS, there were 11 different champions.  And there were some other excellent teams such as Oregon that never quite made it to the mountaintop.  Those stats tell me perhaps more than anything that there's a lot of parity out there in this day and age.

i will be quite happy if the Buckeyes take it to ND on New Year's Day and win the Fiesta Bowl.  And, if they do that, this 4-year-run under UFM is as impressive a 4-year-streak of consistency of excellence as any in the Buckeyes' history.

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Greenbriar's picture

Let's not forget how bad things looked right before the National Championship--darkest before the dawn.  

We suffered an equally if not more horrific loss to Michigan State and then got embarrassed by Clemson.   Mike Thomas calling out coaches.  Braxton gets hurt.  Virginia Tech embarrassment.  After the VT loss, OSU was as low as it could be.  No hope.  And we know what happened next.

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Ole Buckeye's picture

I agree. 

Curtis Samuel for Heisman!!

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FitzBuck's picture

Had to Ramzy

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Bourbotussin ... priceless!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

"The Hunt." Ohio State Football 2016.

Wake me in August. This year is over for me.

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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buckeyepastor's picture

Counting the two last year, we've played in 10 BCS level bowl or championship games in the last 11 years, and one of the years without a bowl, we finished 12-0.   From 2002-2004 just before that 11 year stretch, we played for and won a national title in one of those seasons and romped K-State in the Fiesta Bowl in another.  The two worst seasons in the last 14 years were 2004 and 2011.  One of those, we finished 8-4 with a bowl win and beat Michigan.   The other, with an interim HC, we still finished the regular season .500.   

We are so, so spoiled.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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mr.green's picture

My son has been at OSU 4 years now.  He has seen a perfect season, a undisputed national championship run, four straight wins over m*chigan, a bowl win over the SEC.  Up next: an Irish beat down. That's quite the 4 years!!!

(Also interesting that through all that just one B1G championship). 

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

I'm definitely spoiled as a fan. Started at Ohio State as a freshman in 2001 along with Tressel and it's been a great ride since.

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buckguyfan1's picture

This Ramzy guy makes me thirsty. 

Simplify...

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Breakawayspeed's picture

Uh....dd you mean..." These pretzels are making me thirsty".?

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RBurgundy4's picture

If I had gone to Prophets-R-Us back in August and been told that the Bucks 2015 season would include blow out wins over PSU, UM and a possible win over ND, but we'd lose one game somewhere along the way, I would have been pretty freaking happy. For me, they are my three most disliked teams and to beat all three in one season would be absolutely special. NC's are legitimately super difficult to get. Beating ND in addition to PSU and UM is a great opportunity and one that I'm grateful to have. Unless we lose. Then I'll be out of my mind again.

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Urbanbuck's picture

I've been to the Heisman events a few times, all those packages are corporate and most are used in sales or rewards, lots of egos. 

Get your flu shot, also drink bourbon.

Wahoo! Wahoo! Rip, Zip, Bazoo! I Yell. I Yell. For O.S.U.

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buckeyeupnorth's picture

I was listening to Sirius radio , channel 84 College sports a couple of nights ago and two unfortunate calls in a row were from well spoken but completely whiny OSU fans complaining that OSU should have been in the playoffs,with a recitation of many of the same rationales and justifications constantly being posted on here.

The host flipped out. I mean, flipped out. He called both callers dumb asses, with dumb ass complaints. He went on for a good five minutes, explaining how the Notre Dame vs OSU game should be an incredible matchup, how this is the spot OSU earned this year, and how he knows there are intelligent OSU fans, but he cannot tolerate these "total dumbass fans". 

The next caller said gently that OSU should be playing in the Preparation H Bowl, because of all of the butthurt OSU fans.

Sigh....I had to laugh at his comments, because there is truth to them.

I am looking forward to this game and have moved past all the post season victimization. Good article, Ramzy.

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Horvath22's picture

Thanks for sharing. I would give you 100 upvotes, if I could.

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toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

"...The Super Bowl champion Cleveland Browns." What year? What century?

I just got my big laugh for the day with that line.
 

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Go1Bucks's picture

I believe that the minute we gave away the game to Michigan St, no matter by what reason ( and there are a few), the CFP people wanted us nowhere near a possibility of getting into the playoffs. They ranked us where they needed to to make sure we didn't in, because as we have shown in the past following a loss, we make corrections and become a machine (a glimpse of which we showed against _ichigan). We would have destroyed the field and they didn't want that. How else would 'Bama get their trophy and make SEC people happy and make themselves- the ESPN CFP creators look good in the eyes of college football?

So here's to OSU crushing Notre Dame and wondering how it could have been as back to back CFP Champions. 

Go Bucks! TTUN tears are best! Beat Wisky!!!

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BeatTTUN's picture

Weird season too say the least
I have a feeling Coach Meyer will not allow anyone on the field that is not 100% prepared to put ND's mouth on the curb.

Poor Coach Kelly he was just too high strung.

Go Buckeyes
Beat ND

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

I don't think those 4 teams get that they're just taking care of our trophy until we're ready for it in 2016.

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1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Love the bourbotussin! But please, people... Under no circumstance should you be using Parker's other than drinking straight! Use something you'll be able to find with some frequency.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Have to finish the season on a high note. If not, it's going to be a long off season with a lot of "shouldageddons'"

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Maestro's picture

Big fan of "Gone" and "Hey Mama", but next season hopefully "We Major". 

vacuuming sucks

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BuckInNashville's picture

"60 minutes of terrified, puckered football". Thank you for perfectly articulating the MSU loss. If my team has to go down, I want to see them go down swinging. That didn't happen - and that's what hurts the most. Coupled with the fact that I AM spoiled from last postseason's magic, it all feels pretty empty right nowadays I'm jealous as hell of Alabama.

I'll be ready for ND on Jan 1, signing day in Feb, spring game in April, and then the build up to a new hungry team and hopefully hungry staff.

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Nappy's picture

I know I'm late to this party and this comment will never be seen, but that Kanye performance is one of my favorites to watch.  The entire show is incredible.  Say what you want about his personality, but his music is just on another level.

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aznchipmunk's picture

I know I'm late to this party and this comment will never be seen

Proud graduate of THE Online State University.

Become a 12th Warrior today!

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jccavanaugh's picture

I have said "What the hell was that game plan" way too many times. 

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