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Columbus, OH (via Gahanna, OH)

Member since 28 November 2012 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: So hard to pick! The entirety of the 2002 and 2014 seasons were incredible. In 2002, we had weekly suspense, Holy Buckeye, an INT to clinch The Game (back when winning was rare), and a thrilling BCS victory over a team no one gave us a chance against, plus it was my first season in TBDBITL and my first national championship. In 2014, the weekly climb from the loss of Braxton and VT, the Michigan St. revenge game, fighting for a CFP birth, losing JT but holding in The Game then throttling Wisconsin in the B1G championship, and dethroning powerhouses Alabama and Oregon to win the first CFP. Very different years but each epic.
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Recent Activity

Comment 06 Oct 2015

But it doesn't make any sense! The whole half-full/empty cup hypothetical assumes you can't change the contents of the cup. And in both cases you are presumed to want the contents of the cup. It just tells whether you focus on the positive (hey, at least I have some) or negative (man, I'm sad there is not more) of a situtation.

Judging by this site (myself included), we're mostly Buckeye pessimists. We focus on the negative (what the crap is going on with this offense?!?!?!) instead of the positive (we are 5-0 with the chance to go 6-0!*) Per Harbaugh, of course we wish we were 5-0 and dropping 50 on everyone! That goes without saying. EDIT: I made this comment before noticing the article considering the Jalin Marshall half-full/empty scenario.

*Sidenote, I forgot about that phrase because we never heard "the best thing about being 4-1 is the chance to go 5-1" last year

Comment 01 Sep 2015

I agree. I think both will see lots of time throughout the season. I don't think we'll see them switch out during a series, but we could see them trade off as the starter so they wouldn't lose the flow of the game. It would be an interesting weapon to still have opponents guessing who will play late in the season. Not a typical 2-QB system where they split snaps, but have 2 starting options to deploy on any given week. We could start the QB that will play the best against each defense we will play.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

I am getting nervous about this game, but I think it's an irrational fear. We'll have some bumps on offense but ultimately get our 35 points or so, but I can't see their offense scoring more than 21, probably more like 13.  I don't think the VT fans realize how night and day our team was between the loss and the CFP.  Our offense struggled against Navy's D the week before with a new o-line and QB. Our defense was still feeling out a new system during the first half of the year after being fairly terrible in 2013. Even then, it was a close game until JT's pick 6 at the end. Any great team would have killed us at that point in the year. In contrast, by the end of the season, our whole offense was clicking on all cylinders and rolling through great defenses (Wisconsin, Bama). VT is probably better, but not that much better. Our defense was handling great offenses too, including holding Oregon to 20. VT may have improved on offense, but they are no Oregon by any stretch. The only issue that worries me is turnovers. That could swing a close game, but I really don't think it will be that close. I predict we win by 3 scores: 35-13.

Comment 16 Jul 2015

These statistical measures are fairly irrelevant in my mind. I think any of the three should be able to take us through the regular season undefeated. What I care about is who has the best chance of leading us to another title. That is the expectation this year. Small statistical differences and 0.3 more wins based on a speculative computer algorithm don't matter to me very much.

Our best chance might in fact being a 3-headed monster. How would defenses prepare if they don't know which QB they would face in a game or each drive?

Comment 14 Jul 2015

The ONLY way I could possibly imagine 2 Big Ten teams in the CFP is if Ohio State looks like world beaters but loses to the Big Ten champ (MSU/Wisconsin). But the stars would still have to align:

1) We would have to look really good and continue our momentum from the CFP so that the perception is we are still one of the 4 best despite the loss. The loss would have to be close or fluky to a really good team.

2) Assuming the SEC champ is guaranteed a spot, there would have to be a perception that at least two of the PAC 12, Big 12, and ACC champions are not compelling playoff candidates. This is really unlikely. I would say both the PAC 12 and Big 12 champs will get in over a non-conference champion. The perception that USC/Oregon/Stanford/UCLA or TCU/Baylor/Oklahoma are all strong teams will mean the champs won't get snubbed. TCU was a strong candidate last year that was screwed by FSU being undefeated.

3) Even then, Ohio State would have to have a stronger resume and perception than all other non-champions. For example, if Alabama looks great again and doesn't win the SEC.

If all of this happens, we might see OSU take the 4 spot and the Big Ten champ get in above them, probably a 2 or 3. So there wouldn't be a rematch unless both teams won. Still--VERY UNLIKELY. The conference perception is still too weak. I also enjoyed seeing 4 different conferences represented.

Comment 26 Mar 2015

I am beginning to have a bad feeling about this QB situation. I am feeling a no matter who starts fans will be divided and dare I say it, a Tim Tebow situation could occur where fans clamor for the back-up, especially if that back up is Braxton.

That's an interesting point.  I have been focused on the QB dilemma trilemma in the context of success, but it would be very difficult if we get to a point in a game where the starter is struggling and we are faced with a potential loss.  Undefeated is going to be our expectation this year.

Comment 10 Mar 2015

Technically, "toeing the line" means following the rules, so this is what the OP is doing.  The OP meant the forum topics at issue were close to the "line" of site policy, or across the line.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Very good scene.  Tough to see one of my favorites die, but like you said, at least he makes several cameos.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

Yes, way too many people think they were dead the whole time.  I just thought it was weird and unnecessary to have the flashes to the alternate reality they apparently created to find each other in the afterlife.  But, at the same time, it did provide some closure for the characters.

Maybe people wanted more of the supernatural aspects of the show explained?  But I think you just have to accept that it was a sci-fi-like world the writers created.  Not everything had to have a natural explanation.  They at least explained the "why" for a lot of the mysteries.

Comment 13 Feb 2015

I'd say:


2. Alias

3. Game of Thrones

4. Homeland

5. The Blacklist

6. Breaking Bad - still one of my favorites, but I really didn't like the ending

*Still need to see The Wire, among others

Including other genres: Chuck, The Office, Modern Family, Blackish, Parks & Rec, and ... Survivor (I know, I know...I just like the strategy)