This year's OSU team might be one of the best ever so let's beat Clemson and LSU and solidify it for everyone. No whining about not playing the best. But let's beat a good Wisconsin team in the CCG first.
Wisconsin had rematches with Michigan State in 2011 and Nebraska in 2012. Wiscy split the decisions in both years, winning one of the games and losing the other.
I'm thinking of rematches in college football that I can remember. OSU-UCLA 1975, UF-FSU 1996, Alabama-LSU 2011, Wisconsin-Nebraska 2012, Oklahoma-Texas 2018. Maybe rematch upsets aren't common at the college level but these are the ones I remember.
Early line has Buckeyes favored by 16 points: https://www.vegasinsider.com/college-football/odds/las-vegas/. Rematches tend to be weird but I think we should handle this one. Buckeyes pull away late and win by 30+.
Here's the entire game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JAZX5rsmE8
The 1975 Buckeyes beat UCLA in the regular season but lost to them in a rematch in the Rose Bowl. I think that's the last time that Ohio State played the same team twice in the same season. Not sure if it ever happened before that.
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Putting Alabama in over a 1-loss Pac12 champ might be the final nail in the coffin of our 4 team playoff. According to Klatt, the Pac12 is already on the verge of collapse because they can't get in and then they get snubbed again just so the SEC can get a 2nd team in.
If Joel Klatt is correct, an 8-team playoff is coming in the next 3-4 years and will include autobids for the P5 champs. No playoff system will be perfect but, after 2015, I would rather have too many teams in the playoff rather than too few. I'm ok letting a 9-4 Pac12 champ in, it's just another game to watch. Hopefully they won't load it up with 4 SEC teams but even if they do, we are still guaranteed to get a Big10 team in every year.
The full Maryland game and a 30-minute version were both on YouTube the next day but it looks like they are gone now.
I think you are right. We're just waiting on the appeal now.
Yeah, I hope the new playoff will have rules that limit the number of teams from the same conference. Otherwise they could stack it with SEC teams just like they're trying now. 1 champ + 3 at-large could be Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Florida. With Auburn waiting in the wings.
Yep, this is not unexpected. Many people thought we were heading towards this all along, for good or bad. The timing might be a little surprising but he says it's to keep the Pac12 from breaking up. Can't wait to see how this plays out.
That's how the telecoms operate. They are criminals. They hide details in the fine print and outright lie about their services. Their customer service is legendary horrendous. They raise your rate every year because that's how they treat loyal customers. Most places have little or no choices for internet access and they know it. That's why some towns are putting in their own municipal high speed fiber, screw the telecoms.
I can't wait for some of the proposed high speed satellite internet services to happen such as Elon Musk's Starlink. Hopefully services like this will eventually offer real competition to the existing telecom players who have been abusing their customers for years.
I agree, YouTube TV is nice. If I watch it on my PC I usually have 2 or 3 games going simultaneously in separate browser tabs, it's great.
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I recently learned that in 2012 the Earth was almost hit by an extremely powerful Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the sun. If it had occurred a week earlier we would have been in the direct line of fire. NASA estimates that it would have caused over 2 trillion dollars in damage (20x Katrina) and it would have taken years to recover. We were very lucky. This was a serious near miss and almost no one knows about it.
And if we win it all this year we will have just as many CFP titles as Alabama and Clemson, all of us with 2.
This incident may have helped lead to the formation of the NCAA:
"The actual formation of the NCAA dates back to the early-1900s when President Theodore Roosevelt called a meeting to lay ground rules and regulations for football to ensure safety of future players. As it stood, some athletes who had participated in the game had been severely injured and even killed."
Remember 69, 73, 93, 95, 96. All potentially national title seasons ended by TTUN.
That's exactly what I told my brother. If this game was in a dome it might have been 59-0 again.
I still think it's all eye test to the committee and they do whatever they need to justify it. That's why the criteria seems to change from year to year and team to team.
The close wins over Illinois and Michigan in 2006 did make me wonder if we were at risk but I still thought we would beat Florida. As it turned out we weren't as good as we thought we were, we looked great in a weak conference. I sincerely hope that's not what's happening this year too. I think this team is for real but you never know for sure until you beat the best.
Yes, I would rather play Minnesota than Wisconsin a 2nd time.