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MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010

One day I changed my icon, and the entire internet almost collapsed in on itself and destroyed the known universe. Good news is that we're all still here and can laugh about it. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: My friends and I getting our picture taken with Brutus Buckeye on the field after beating Michigan 14-9 in 2002 to finish 13-0 with the scoreboard in the background.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Beanie Wells
  • NFL TEAM: Trying to give up the NFL. Entering a 12-step pro
  • NHL TEAM: ?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: No way. No how.

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Nov 2019

Thanks for the recap, as if I don't understand the situation.  That's not my point at all.  To be punished by an entity that unanimously acknowledges the rules by which they're punishing you will be disappearing in some way can only be described as complete insanity.  The reason I say that is because they, at their own discretion, enforce their rules however they want on a case by case basis, and they don't EVER explain their reasoning.  They can choose to give no suspension.  Or even time served by Ohio State's own suspension.  Or they could end his career at Ohio State if they wanted.  And you know the shitty part?  No one, including the NCAA, would be able to provide an explanation for the punishment, no matter what that punishment was, and no one could really argue it.  Appeals never get overturned.

Really there has been no rhyme or reason as to how they enforce this rule throughout its history.  It's stupid.

Comment 14 Nov 2019

Here's the reason this is bullshit.... The NCAA is in the process of changing its rules on profiting off likenesses as we speak.  They announced this 3 weeks ago: https://www.npr.org/2019/10/29/774439078/ncaa-starts-process-to-allow-compensation-for-college-athletes

"The organization's board of governors said Tuesday that it had voted unanimously to permit student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." - 10/29/19

They're still punishing based on rules that they have already voted unanimously need to change.  This is insanity.

Comment 06 Nov 2019

I'm confused by the question posed to Joe Burrow in the first place.  LSU isn't Alabama's arch-rival.  That's Auburn.  Everyone knows this.

A better analogy for LSU-Alabama would be Penn State-Ohio State.  Big rivalry, competitive games, heated...but really only started being a thing over the last 20 years or so.  Not on the level of Ohio State vs. Michigan.  Kudos to Joe Burrow for the deferred answer.

Why does the stupid SEC have to act like every game is a rivalry, and every game has to be compared to the biggest rivalries in the sport?

You'll never have a rivalry that comes close to Ohio State vs. Michigan.  Ever.  Get off our nuts.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

My take on Walking Dead, fwiw...pretty addicting for about 4 or 5 seasons, then you realize the creators are just fucking with you with recycled plots over and over and over again, and that they have no plan in sight to move the damn thing along.  The characters get so good at killing zombies that it's like watching Jedi taking on battle droids...pointless.

Let's hope watching the Buckeyes obliterate their zombie opponents never gets boring.

Comment 21 Oct 2019

Winning 3rd down was one of the biggest reasons why Ohio State won that national title in 2014.  Ohio State was one of the best teams on 3rd down in the country that year, and Oregon had a very pedestrian 3rd down defense.  In that game alone, OSU was 8-15 on 3rd, while Oregon went 2-15.

Winning 3rd down is a great way to beat the best teams in the country.

Comment 17 Oct 2019

And the plan to have this game on Friday night to increase exposure totally backfires.

Fox can't put us on the main network because of the WWE, are you freakin kidding me?!  The WWE?!  There are 2 Heisman candidates on the fucking field for the #1 marketable program in Fox's entire CFB portfolio.  This is a top-4 playoff team we're talking about.  The Heisman and college football playoffs are real awards played by real athletes on real fields for real colleges.  WWE??!

Thanks a lot, Fox.

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Joe Burrow not good enough to start at Ohio State after an SEC backup transfers in (who has largely lived up to the hype)...so he transfers to an SEC team, lights up defenses, and is now ranked higher than the team he left?  How does this make any sense at all?  LSU, btw, has given up 38 points in each of its last 2 games, including winless Vandy.  But weak defense is exactly the reason the Buckeyes never cracked the top-4 last year.

Giving LSU the benefit of the doubt for shit that happened in 2003-2007 is getting annoying.  They're the only program to have ever been shut out in the national championship game...which was the last time they sniffed it..in 2011.  All SEC teams play 1-less conference game than everyone else, PLUS they each play a division 2 game, often in November.  Can't wait for their inevitable 9-6 final score bout against Alabama this year (snore).

Ohio State would absolutely punk Georgia or LSU, and would probably beat Alabama, too.  I hope we get the chance.

Comment 18 Sep 2019

I wasn't worried about dropping to 6th last week, because the Bucks's season was back loaded with ranked teams...more than anyone else, in fact.  Now that MSU and Maryland got bounced, we're down to 3 ranked teams remaining on the schedule.

We're going to have to fall upwards again, sadly.

Comment 13 Sep 2019

Ticket sales come and go.  The nonconference schedule stinks, no Michigan, new coach... and student tickets by and large suck.

What I want to know is what were the ticket sales in the Cooper era vs. Tressel era vs. Meyer era?  I thought student ticket sales were at an all time high during Meyer.  Did it simply drop back off to a typical average? 

Hard to read too much into what this says about "today's kids" without more information.

Comment 21 Aug 2019

Haha!  Love it.  I can't get mad at that guy.  I'm mad at how Ohio State has played in night games over the last 15 years.  Accounts for most of the losses.

Honestly, I'm just glad Matt Barkley didn't do it in 09.  At least Baker Mayfield is actually good.

Comment 16 Aug 2019

Can't beat yourself up for that one...Buckeyes were the #1 team in the country at the time.  Though they're probably going to be relegated to the forgotten 1-loss teams in Buckeye lore, if that 2010 team had not lost to Wisconsin, we'd be talking about them as one of the best Buckeye teams ever, despite their infamy.  That team had the 3rd string in by halftime for nearly every game...I think they might have the record for most points scored in a single game.  They absolutely thrashed people.  Plus, they were the first to beat an SEC team in a bowl game, and I'm convinced that they would have absolutely clowned Auburn or Oregon in the national championship.

Fuck Wisconsin.