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Comment 10 hours ago

For the OP, from our friends at wikipedia:

“A false dilemma (or sometimes called false dichotomy) is a type of informal fallacy in which a statement falsely claims an "either/or" situation, when in fact there is at least one additional logically valid option.”

Comment 30 Mar 2020

2011 game was ridiculously exciting. One thing that drives me crazy still is when people describe Braxton’s game-winning TD pass as a “Hail Mary.” Buckeyes had a first down on Wisconsin’s side of the field with about 30 seconds left to play, and OSU only needed a FG to tie. A Hail Mary implies luck. It implies despair. The fact that nobody on Wisconsin thought it was important to guard Devin Smith and left him wide open does NOT make it a Hail Mary. Braxton hit the open man. Touchdown. Game over. Period.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

The day they stop running their mouths is the day I’ll worry that they’ve caught up

Exactly this. Denial is the first stage of grief, and they are standing in it like wet concrete. Let it harden around their feet. Let them stand there forever with their memories and grievances.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

Martin Luther is one of the first to ever use the term in print in the early 16th century, and for Luther it was associated with his general attack on what he viewed as the corrupt practices of Catholicism. "Papist" implied an allegiance to the Pope above and before one's devotion to God. My wife (my ex-wife too!) is from Alabama, so I have spent a good part of the last 25 years visiting the south where people still, and regularly, dismiss Catholics as non-Christian.

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Olave has already demonstrated what he can do on the field, and it’s enough to be the number 1 receiver in a team that will once again be in the playoff discussion all year. I’ll let the NFL scouts worry about whether there are one, two, or ten receivers who can do it better. All I know is he’ll be getting open for the Buckeyes again all day long.

Comment 20 Mar 2020

Not counting them out, which is sensible, is not the same as declaring them "odds on favorite" to win the recruiting title at this point, which is just clickbait. 

Comment 19 Mar 2020

Michigan has been recruiting on the leather helmet days for years. Looks like their decades of mediocrity might finally be speaking louder than their tired stories about the glory days when . . . wait, Bo Schembechler couldn't win a championship either? 

Comment 18 Mar 2020

FIFY

Ryan Day created COVID to damage TTUNs recruiting efforts, and it's the only reason that we will beat them  they will beat themselves by 4 touchdowns again this year. 

Comment 26 Feb 2020

A “commitment” is not a binding contract, and can mean different things at different universities. As long as the prospect and the coach have the same understanding of what it means there is no problem. The problems exist where the coach and the prospect understand their agreement differently. 

Comment 13 Feb 2020

Chase Young is a special player as his draft stock indicates and, on the surface at least, seems like a harder player to replace than JK. Still, Given the tutelage of LJ and the talent around ZH, I’d say MT has the harder time filling JK’s shoes next season.

Comment 11 Feb 2020

Brandon Huffman looks like he was one of the best with his CB picks last year and he just put one in for JT as well. Anybody know if it was for the good guys? If so, can’t wait to hear from AE on what’s happening in that recruitment to get the CBs moving.

Comment 08 Feb 2020

Nobody knows Fickelll’s priorities but him. Some of us would prioritize money, but don’t forget he’s already quite comfortable financially. Others would prioritize family and the issues of finding new schools etc. Still others might look at E. Lansing compared to Cincinnati  and think “they couldn’t pay me enough to live there.” And of course there’s the job itself. Putting money to one side, is MSU really a better job than Cincinnati at this moment, or just a new truckload of headaches? We all value different things. The only “right” decision for Fickell is the one he makes himself.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Agreed, and my question is whether he has done enough to become Ohio State's DC. I know this is an unpopular position, but as much as I love Coombs as a recruiter, a motivator, and a teacher of technique, I am not sure what he's capable of in terms of schemes and adjustments.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Andrew, Keith, with all due respect, this is Michigan we're talking about. Michigan. And the year is 2020. This is not about picking Ohio State because you are from Ohio. It is about even considering Michigan over Ohio State as a place to play football regardless of where you are from. Unless you have some family connection, it is hard to puzzle out any reason for it. In the immediate afterglow of the Harbaugh hire, it was possible to buy in to the idea that their time was coming (it wasn't). That foggy dream could even be extended to last year when Urban retired, and it was at least conceivable that Ohio State's time might be over (also, no). With what we saw in Ann Arbor this year, it is hard to find either of those arguments compelling or even sane. UM is 2-17 against OSU since Tressel took over. They are 0-5 in the era of their great savior, and as the last two results indicate it is getting worse instead of better. Hence my incredulity.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

It's been said multiple times that Kiner currently favors TTUN over Ohio State

It's been said multiple times because it is so bizarre that it is difficult to comprehend. It's like saying "it's a perfect day for bananafish" and assuming the conversation is over. The only normal response to such an absurd statement is to assume you've somehow misunderstood.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Slightly off-topic, but when was the last season that OSU had great linebacker play at each position? Seems like for the last several years, we've had an elite DL and/or an elite secondary, but when was the last season we had an elite linebacker corp? 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

My take is that while replay sometimes helps correct a bad call, it does not reliably do so, and its overall effect on the quality of refereeing (weird word) has been corrosive. I compare it to being allowed to take back a move in chess. If you know you can get away with a blunder by getting a do-over, it weakens your focus and ultimately makes you a worse player. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Howard Hawks, who made more good movies in different genres than any other film maker, once said that it was impossible to make a Western without John Wayne. The essential Hawks/Wayne collaborations are the aforementioned Rio Bravo and Red River

As far as John Ford and John Wayne go, well it is hard to overstate the impact of their collaboration. Together they cemented the place of the Western, its images and tropes, into the collective mythological memory of the nation. The Cavalry Trilogy you allude to is, of course, essential viewing, but the best of the bunch --because they recognize and question their role in the myth-making process-- are The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers.

And yes, there was a time for me fresh out of grad school where I watched waaay too many movies. About 1000 in two years. No fooling.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

One thing that separates Hitchcock from just about any other film maker is that he was both an artist and an entertainer, and he treated both roles with equal seriousness. If you love Hitchcock, and haven’t yet read the amazing Hitchcock/Truffaut book-length interview, donyourself a favor and pick up a copy. 

As far as John Wayne goes, Red River and The Searchers are probably “better” movies than Rio Bravo —they are certainly deeper and more somber— but neither is as fun to watch as Rio Bravo, which is why I can watch it over and over.