I used to make unlicensed college football apparel back in the day. Pretty sure the Buckeye leaves/color combo would violate the trademark. You'd be surprised how vague the language is. However, if you removed the Buckeye leaves, I think this would be completely fine. We got away with pretty much everything color related, but once you start adding in physical stuff it gets problematic (I seem to remember getting some stuff flagged with that had horseshoes on it because it tied directly to Ohio Stadium) It's been over 11 years since I've been active, so don't take my word as gospel.
A thread containing the word "California" in the title that's lasted over an hour without being locked? Amazed
Man, this board is getting too homer for even me (an admitted homer) and that's saying a lot. If beating the number 9 team in the country on the road when 4 teams above you haven't played a ranked opponent isn't worthy of moving a spot or 2, what is?
Feed me my downvotes now please
Do you know the mathematical probability for 5 years of CFP polling, 6 weeks of CFP rankings per year, and 25 teams per poll...for it to almost identically mirror the AP poll within a max variance of 4 spots as listed above? It's just asinine to say the AP poll doesn't influence the CFP. Last year Clemson had played 8 games of unranked OOC opponents and unranked ACC opponents (save #16 NC State) and were #2 in the first CFP poll. So how did they coincidentally get their exact AP poll rank in the CFP by playing one of the lowest SOS slate of games in the weakest power 5 conference?
Why do guys try so hard to be the forum pessimist?
i think I’ve said 3 times in this thread alone that we will get it handled by the end of the season and there were some extremely bright spots. There is a middle ground between being the “sky is falling” guy and being the “I’m downvoting every comment that says anything other than Ohio State is perfect” guy. It’s called reality. I prefer to live there.
Injuries happen. Bama lost their best defensive player, USC lost their starting QB. This isn't a problem unique to OSU. FAU scoring 21 points is not championship football no matter how you slice it. There is so much time to fix and so great takeaways from this game to build on. Is it really that difficult for people to say "We underperformed. We'll get it handled. Lot of season left" or are we Penn State now? Sheesh
A lot of those guys on the field are in heavy rotation with the 1s. Sure, Chase was not out there and that obviously has a huge impact but I have a hard time calling who was on the field the reserve squad
The rankings do not matter but let's stop pretending that any of the teams listed had stellar games.
How does the committee determine your SOS? How does the committee determine what is a "quality win". By the team's AP ranking. So yes they do matter. It's a bananaland take to assume otherwise. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the biggest rank difference a team has had between the midseason AP poll and the first CFP poll was 4 spots. You can't just ignore that data. Your preseason rank is an arbitrary number thrown out that plays at least 20% into the outcome of your season. I wish it didn't matter, but it does. That's like saying pole position doesn't matter in car racing.
Joel is wrong about Michigan. I'm with you. I just said he was right about OSU and we're talking a difference of 3 rank spots. Very mild take
if Alabama got 21 hung on them by FAU and didn't cover the spread, this board would explode if they weren't dropped in the rankings. Got to call them fair man. We showed flashes of greatness, and we also showed wild inconsistency which is to be expected with all the new moving parts. A preseason #5 ranking, given the circumstances of new coach, new DC, new QB, worst statistical defense in OSU history returning the majority of its' weak spots, was a gift if we allow ourselves to be honest. Excited for what's to come, but this was an extremely mild critique and one we deserved. We played top 10 football. We didn't play top 5 football.
If that "Highest paid RB & WR" recruiting graphic isnt out by EOD, we riot.
• Arizona Cardinals: Dante Booker
• Buffalo Bills: Kurt Coleman
• Carolina Panthers: Marcus Baugh
• Cleveland Browns: Braxton Miller
• Dallas Cowboys: Mike Weber, Tyvis Powell
• Houston Texans: Johnnie Dixon, Malcolm Pridgeon, Tracey Sprinkle
• Jacksonville Jaguars: Terrelle Pryor
• Los Angeles Chargers: Cardale Jones
• Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Worley
• Seattle Seahawks: JT Barrett
Really? Nobody can read between the lines? Sammy is making edits for recruits in exchange for inside info so Birm can break it. They've been doing this on an unofficial basis for quite some time btw.
1. Short yardage dumps to WRs and RBs against LBs in coverage.
2. Awesome DL
3. Way earlier in the season than I'd like it to be because of new QB and DC
4. See #1
Are we in a safe enough space for me to say I'm officially worried about the Cincinnati game?
Hijacking my own thread here to say, you know what pissed me off thoroughly? I specifically remember multiple occasions when I was so frustrated in school, specifically math. Absolutely worthless knowledge (to me) about graphing parabolas and shit like that and it never occurred to the powers that be "Hey we should probably save this shit for engineering majors and teach the general public a useful skill like the home buying process". I was getting so angry sitting with our realtor because as he was describing things to me, he may as well have been speaking Klingon. I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about. Yet if pressed, I'm sure I can muster enough long term memory brain cells to solve worthless trig formulas. Forget college, stuff like this should be taught in high school. Ok, rant over lol
We are doing just that!
$1k a month gets you a belly laugh from a landlord before he hangs up. My 1 bedroom apt in Hollywood is $2400 a month and thats because we're fortunate to live in a rent controlled building. Most 1BR in Hollywood, especially ones with in-unit washer and dryer like ours are every bit of $3k a month. And if you think that's crazy, take a look at San Francisco apartments.
BAW GOD THAT'S BIRM'S MUSIC!
Let's say your mortgage payment is $1,000 per month.
Brother, I fucking wish haha
We live by there now. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it sucks. Also fun fact, that corner is a huge transvestite hangout spot. You see some pretty amazing outfits there at night.
This was one of the things I was referring to when I said I was shockingly ignorant. I've since educated myself to the best of my ability. We don't have to worry about apartment buildings but we are roughly 3 miles from the site of the future Rams stadium so I had a bunch of concerns regarding that. Everything I've heard back has been pretty positive though.
I've been told to stay away from these, but I'm open to anything at this point. If there are any specifics I should research, let me know here. We are doing a kitchen remodel prior to move in, so we'll be replacing the stove and there is no fridge now so that will be new as well. Showers were new in 2012, so I think I'm good there for a while at least. The only appliance we are keeping is the dishwasher (also a 2012 purchase). Anything I'm not considering?
1. Baldwin Hills area
2. A leasing company owns the property and they are highly motivated to sell. We took a huge blow and found out the sewer pipe to the street needed to be replaced because it was cast iron. The leasing company gave us an immediate full credit for the repair. We might have walked away from the sale if they hadn't. They worked with us on everything.
3. Ms. Brohio is an amazing partner in this process and we keep in other in complete check about all of this. We have a plan, we have the money and we both have emergency "oh shit" funds outside of what we have allocated to the expenses.
This is true, but we do have an additional detached unit out back with electrical. You better fucking believe that will be a Buckeye bar/clubhouse if I have my way. It's pretty low on our priority list but some day I hope to come running to that old 11W memorabilia thread to post pics of my new Ohio State man cave.