It needs to be completely revamped. Only eject for egregious targeting with intent to injure or repeated infractions. Otherwise give a 10-15 yard penalty. Like a Flagrant I/II in basketball. It's not hard.
Browns fans love to taunt Bengals fans for having no playoff wins. Bengals fans say hey, at least we made it. 18 years straight and not a single appearance.
That only goes so far. Taking a dump every time they're on national TV certainly doesn't help matters.
I've been a Bengals fan my whole life. That 2015 game broke me. Only then did I realize that they will not be a competitive team while Mike's cheap ass is still alive. No scouting or medical staff to speak of. The only team in the north without indoor practice facilities. I don't see how anyone can think that Mike Brown even remotely cares about putting a winning product on the field. He's the only owner that voted against additional home games in January, ffs.
I know Katie Blackburn will run the ship much the same way as dear old dad, but that's the only ray of hope I see in the foreseeable future.
Not to mention, got smoked by the Texans in the 2011 wild card.
And they had home field in 2013 and 2015 playoff games.
And not a single one of those 66 mattered. 2012 - lost in wild card to Texans; 2013 - blew a halftime lead and lost by 17 to the Chargers in the wild card; 2014 - lost by 16 in the wild card to the Colts; 2015 - made a sensational comeback in the 4th to have Jeremy Hill fumble away the game to the Steelers in the wild card, have been terrible ever since.
The response you should've posted there:
Man, pot's only been legal for a week, my dude. You gotta take it slower.
Ohio State gets upset by Luke Fickell and Cincinnati in Week 2, and after steadying the ship through September, everything falls apart down the stretch. A road loss to Northwestern in Week 8 derails the team, and the Buckeyes go on to lose to Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan.
Absolutely are the same clothes. It's Ash from two different pictures composited. That's how they make these types of interactive photos.
The only way a playoff system works is if (at least) the P5 champs get an automatic berth. An 8 team playoff is the logical conclusion. Last year USC and Ohio State would have been included, along with Wisconsin and Auburn. (Though I'd have included UCF as highest ranked non-P5 as an automatic berth as well.)
Put the first round on campus of the higher seed. That gives ESPN their drama still of the rankings show.
How do you justify teams that don't win their conference playing for a title though (us in 2016, Alabama last year)? The regular season has to mean something. By saying the only thing that matters is "don't lose twice" (which I assure you is what the committee did last year), conference titles mean nothing. So just schedule, let's say, the Citadel or UMass or Rice the next to last week of the season so you can coast on through.
Hot take: Adriatico's is garbage pizza, like all thick crust pizza. Catfish Biff's or bust.
XVII is 17. It says 10.28.17. X/XXVIII/XVII.
Yeah, these helmets are hot garbage. Worse than the black. At least the black ones still had the helmet stripe.
That is literally not even close to what that article says.
Urban Meyer has two undefeated seasons in his entire coaching career (2004, 2012) but no national championship followed either seasons.
To be fair about 2012, if we had been bowl eligible and were undefeated and beat Nebraska in the B1G championship (who we beat by 25 in October), we would have absolutely rolled Notre Dame for a BCS title.
Seriously. That was just a good block on a run play.
Sagarin still has the SEC bias that all of the polls do. If you've been reading Vico's pieces, he's pointed out over and over that the SEC (aside from Alabama) is basically hot garbage. Florida is probably the next best team in the SEC and they have 3 losses (and played a game less than everyone else). Wisconsin beat LSU, probably the 3rd best team in the SEC. I'd take PSU over Auburn or Tennessee. Top to bottom the B1G was better this year, but history is what makes these polling sites put a "strength" on their initial ratings, which biases the later ratings.
The cognitive dissonance required to say Alabama is in no matter what and Ohio State isn't is baffling to me. Either both are in without winning a conference title or neither are. Ohio State has a better resume than Bama. The B1G was clearly the best conference in the country this year. I don't get it.
BOOOOOOOOO to those helmets
Then they should be flagging RBs for lowering the head too, which they aren't. That part of the rule is just dumb. Keep 9-1-4, throw 9-1-3 out. And remove the automatic ejection. Make it an ejection only if egregious. It's only a 15 yard penalty in the NFL.
They already have WVU, what's another couple thousand travel miles?