Well, I guess the good news is, my weekend suddenly opened up!
Word of the Day: Lithe.
WORK DON'T STOP. There may not be a game on Saturday, but the Buckeyes were still working.
I'm not going to pretend this is ideal; I was looking forward to watching Justin Fields throw for more touchdowns than incompletions once again. But at the end of the day, an off week before a top-10 showdown against the clear second-best team in the Big Ten is not the worst thing in the world.
I'm not even sure how joking I am? Is Indiana actually good?
IF ONLY THERE WAS ANOTHER WAY. The most frustrating part about the canceled game is the fact that there's is not a buffer week to potentially make the game up.
It's a shame. If only there was a clear solution to this problem that could have been implemented weeks ago. Surely the conference leadership would have taken it.
I talked with @OSU_AD Gene Smith, and he pointed out that this was a reason he advocated for the Big Ten to start on Oct. 17 instead of the 24th. There's no opportunity now to adjust schedule because there are no open dates.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 11, 2020
Wait, you mean to tell me that the Big Ten made a reckless decision that wasn't grounded in reality even though there was an obvious solution in front of them? That doesn't sound like the conference I love to know!
MOVE IT BACK. We've got a total of eight college football games already postponed or canceled this week, and we've already had multiple teams have to cancel games with no buffer dates remaining to make the game up.
The obvious solution here is to push back the College Football Playoff, even a few weeks. But just the thought of that has ESPN clutching its pearls.
ESPN pays on average $608M a year to show those games. They would not be thrilled moving them to 5:30 PM ET on a Tuesday.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 11, 2020
That's why I wrote in the Mailbag, CFP should be doing everything possible to make sure those games get played on time. (A bubble.)https://t.co/S8JYWsCTDs
There are a lot of things about is hell year that I'm not exactly thrilled about – that's kind of been the theme of human existence since like, March.
More than that, I've never claimed to be smart, but wouldn't being able to televise several (dozens, perhaps?) additional makeup games more than compensate for the lost revenue from moving the games?
Let's think this through and not needlessly treat your scheduled date as a religious holy day.
NO MATTA. It looks like our favorite former Buckeye basketball coach will not be getting back into the game, after all.
According to a very well placed source, Thad Matta will NOT be replacing Gregg Marshall this season. What happens in the future is anybody's guess, but in the short term, not happening. https://t.co/RiDyxIZlz6— Brian Snow (@BSnow247) November 11, 2020
I have a suggestion – Thad Matta, NBA coach. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
THIS BEAUTIFUL SPORT. We may be cheated out of Buckeye football this week, but at least nobody is taking away our MACtion, and it was absolutely glorious.
Toledo deserved to lose for rushing 3 and willingly conceding 15 yards a pop against a team with no timeouts, but it's extra incredible that the TD happened in such a humiliating way— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) November 12, 2020
The MAC is like watching a reality show, mixed with a sitcom, mixed with a video game and I love every second of it.
SONG OF THE DAY. "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister.
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