Oh boy, that was a roller coaster
The diving td at the end - did he try to play that off like he meant to flip? He clearly intended to dive, got way too much air, was clipped, flipped over involuntarily, and luckily got his legs somewhat underneath him. Very entertaining, but not intentional :)
"resort style feel" of course means a few surface parking lots, a garage, retention ponds, and a lot of wasted space right next to downtown. great. looks like the retirement homes across 670. :|
Not sure how Clemson's resume beats tOSU though - it doesn't matter in the scheme of things, but sure would be nice if someone could figure out what the secret committee is actually valuing
idk, seems like it showed correlation and they're claiming causation. There are a lot of factors in why a school that generates a lot of money and wins often would have calls go their way more often. It also used formulas that haven't been accepted or peer reviewed to conclude this. The 'Game outcome uncertainty' variable is one that seems particularly subjective.
That's what killed me - There were calls to talk about if that's your thing, but the spot?! It looked good to me and they even looked at it on video, don't cry about that.
Which, again, is the biggest problem with a group of people meeting in secret to decide these things. No accountability, no transparency, no predictability. Just whatever they feel like
The passing game wasn't on, but JT can throw. Receivers weren't catching easy passes and not getting separation and Isaiah Prince was having the worst game ever too.
I had my finger on the tv power button more than a couple times :/ Oh man, classic. Right up there with the 2003 Miami NC game.
Ya, I would think this is the game you want to wear the helmet with the leaves you worked all year for.
The last time the teams met with so much on the line, Michigan went into a tailspin in the following years while Ohio State got stronger and stronger.
We were already strong at that point (last time we weren't what you know the Bucks to be was Tressel's first year), but we did hit adversity the next game. The SEC boogeyman replaced ttun from then until a couple years ago. ttun only really lost their way after Carr left. Tressel came in, Carr was losing to him, ttun was itching to win again and made a few bad coaching choices to dig the hole deeper. Everyone knew Rogriguez was a bad fit. Hoke was someone trying too hard to be what they thought they should be. Their current situation is about what it should be, imo. Rivalry is back on, which means good and bad times. We went through a drought with Cooper, they went through a drought, and now we're ready. buckle up :)
Lots of talking from a team who hasn't really looked impressive in any away games. I'm sure the bucks will be glad to welcome them to a whole other level. #TheShoe
But they played head to head, so why do we even need to weigh the losses? There's empirical evidence as to who the best team is!
Do I have this right?
Houston wallops Louisville 36-10. Both teams are 9-2. Houston has beaten the current 7 & 11 teams in the AP. Louisville has 1 win over the 14 team. But Louisville is 11 and Houston 20? Can't figure it out. Same record and they had a head to head.
I'm 35 - I grew up in the Cooper era and learned to dread The Game. Tressel changed everything. He will forever be my favorite coach. Urban is obviously great, but when I hear The Game, I think Tressel. Loved seeing him in the video clips :)
But it's an opinion, subjective. To make it easy for everyone, make the games count. Louisville had their shot at Clemson and they lost. Did Clemson have an advantage because they were at home? Sure. Next year Louisville will get that advantage. It doesn't matter. The games mean something - wins mean something.
2 teams with same record should always default to head to head - anything else is far too subjective. Clemson should be ahead of Louisville, come on - if we can't get things like that right I don't get the point of polls.
Isn't it great that we have to guess what the committee will prioritize :|
I agree. It'd be hard to put anyone in front of us even if we don't go to the conference championship game. This year, if we win out, we'll have enough quality wins. Still feels odd though.
It is not illegal to rip up a parking ticket. It is your property once they hand it to you. You do still have to pay it or contest it though, and you can't litter either.
The good news is that we still have ttun, nebraska, and probably wiscy again. So if we improve, we can get in. This is a young team - big lessons here. The frustrating part is that it was sloppiness that did it - on players and coaches. The call from the sideline at the last second to take advantage of the man coverage on the 2nd to last drive screwed the team. All we needed to do was put the fg kicker in a good spot and we had a solid 7 point lead and probably good field position - but we wasted 3rd down on all or nothing in a stadium where its hard to hear and with a receiving corps who aren't making plays - bad choice. Guess hindsight is 20/20 though.
it was competing with cubs dodgers - had to give a little