Maybe Clemson wasn't that great.
I mean, yes, traditionally after a game like we saw on Saturday as a fan you're supposed to build up a vanquished foe for your own myth building, but in all honesty what Andy and I have decided is this: Ohio State was truly just a better team than Clemson.
It isn't just that Ryan Day and company viciously outcoached Dabo Swinney and his staff. The Buckeyes had a decided advantage in virtually every phase of the game, and were able to effectively cover up their weaknesses (like, say, their secondary) with dominance via their strengths (Ohio State's defensive line versus the Clemson offensive line). It was an epic, incredible, and extremely fun ass-whipping of a team that sorely deserved one that I won't get tired of watching for a long, long time.
Plus: Alabama is on deck (and a different beast altogether), and Ask Us Anything (which you can do at firstname.lastname@example.org) takes us into some weird and delicious places in southwestern Ohio. It's a celebration! Let's get into it.
0:00 Oh, Dabo. You poked the bear. Never, ever, poke the bear.
40:52 'Bama could be a rough spot for the Buckeyes, but hey, at this point anything is possible.
48:53 Central Pastry was the move for getting a cookie after detention. Not that I'd know.