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Bristol, CT

MEMBER SINCE   February 01, 2012

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Comment 1 hour ago

I think we said our peace about it then, ignore it now and have nothing to say about it.

To add ....I felt it was a trashy metric then. Dont look at it now. I couldn't care less about it....

Guess we'll agree to disagree as to why it was talked about then, and not now.

*This is directed at a broad audience, not you.

Comment 2 hours ago

It's a flawed metric, like most metrics. Was then, is now.

That may well be true, but, the point he was making(along with myself and others) is that when this was released in the summer it was CLEAR bias against OSU and more proof that ESPN has it out for us....even though the human author of the article explained more than once why we were so low. Now, when we are #1 it's just meh, nothing to look at.

Comment 2 hours ago

We all know Kirk sits to pee

No, I do not.

Oh shit...

Comment 3 hours ago

Yes, because everything you read on the internet is true.

Comment 3 hours ago

Ratings don’t pay the bills.

Actually, ratings are what pay the bills(for the most part, via ad buys) for companies like ESPN. That being said, I gotta agree with the rest of what you said...ESPN is going to have to find a creative way to get the necessary funds to bid on the new B1G contract. They got WAY too ambitious is trying to cover sports that most people don't care about.

FTR, I think the previous poster was talking about ratings for Gameday....could be wrong though.

Comment 4 hours ago

My memory of the comments on 11W that week was that people seemed irritated with ESPN for not coming, while they opined about the bias simultaneously.  I'm not searching threads, this is just the recollection of a guy who spends entirely too much time on 11W.

Correct. This was spread across multiple days and multiple threads.

Comment 6 hours ago

and he caused a lot more problems than there needed to be so I will not stop it..

What problems did he cause? Other than getting overly sensitive fans upset? It did NOTHING in terms of making his punishment longer or more severe.

Comment 7 hours ago

What happened to the post about me being the guest picker on Gameday? That was actually funny....sad to see that comment not get the credit it deserved.

Also, there are some REAL doozy's on here that I would love to respond to, but I'm trying very hard to let it go. We'll see if it lasts the whole day.

Comment 7 hours ago

Why is it SO SO difficult for people to leave politics out of non political discussions?

Comment 14 Nov 2019

And I was pointing out that Oregon is to blame for starting this fad, not Gene Smith. I’d also argue that the alternate uniforms fall more on the coaches, and what they want, than the AD. At the end of the day, is it really that big of a deal? As long we we win they could wear Viking helmets and ballerina tutus and I’d be happy. 

Comment 14 Nov 2019

Smith ushered in the alternative uniform craze to the point of absurdity.

I would argue Oregon/Chip Kelly started that. But the players these days are into that so it doesn't bother me all that much.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

You mean like struggling against a team for most of the game that was crushed by Maryland that Minnesota crushed.

The minute the transitive property is used is the minute your arguments loses credibility.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

Are you really surprised Navy? People love to nitpick/distort facts so they have something to be mad about. Another poster on another thread was mad because Texas was counted as a ranked win but not know because they were ranked for one week, 7 weeks before we played them. 

The only thing about these rankings I don’t really like is IU not being ranked. Bama at #5 doesn’t bother me because they’ll get jumped if teams behind them take care of business. 

Comment 12 Nov 2019

Maryland was ranked this season. ESPN doesn’t show it as a win over a ranked opponent. Texas was wrongly top 10. ESPN credits LSU for their win over 3 loss Texas as a top ten win. I am referring to commentary and graphics.

That's not even close to being the same thing. Texas was ranked when LSU beat them, Maryland was ranked for one week, 7 weeks before we played.

That being said I agree it's BS that the media(all media) seems to want to count rankings at the time of the game as opposed to where the team is currently ranked.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

That said, the more important question is this: can you envision a world in which a 1-loss OSU, who didn't win the B1G East, gets in over multiple 1-loss conference champions?  I can't.  Hell, that scenario already played-out in an eerily similar manner in 2015.  

I mean, we did get in over PSU in 2016...granted they did have two losses, but they beat us head to head and won the B1G. The media and the CFP committee don't hate us, they hate when we lose to shitty teams by 30 points.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

f you can’t see that rex ryan has an issue with osu then i don’t know what to say.

Dear Lord....Rex Ryan may well hate OSU, but why do so many on here WANT that to also equate to "ESPN" hate for OSU. Isn't it possible Rex Ryan as the person has an issue with OSU and just uses his ESPN pulpit to spew is moronic ideas? Some of you act like part of his job requirement is to "hate" OSU.

You want to claim that I’m deflecting then whatever but you absolutely defend espn

Give me an example. Just one. Pointing out the lunacy of blaming ESPN for all of life's perils is not defending them. ESPN is garbage. I only watch them for live sports and box scores. That's it. I don't love or like anything about them.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Skyline sucks.

It's gross, not sure why people in Cincy love the shit so much.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

You’re the guy that has espn in your profile picture pretty obvious that you think high of them

HAHA...dude, it's a joke. Another poster created it for me. But yea, I just love me some ESPN.

Espn is a media entity, opinions of their workers is absolutely on them. It is whats going to ultimately determine the credibility of the network in its entirety.     

Except, we don't extend this same thought process when the coverage is Pro-OSU.

What I find so hypocritical is that you so vehemently defend the network and its people for voicing their opinions no matter how off base they are.

First off, I don't "defend" ESPN...that is most certainly a deflection and if you can't see that then that's on you. Second, there's nothing at all wrong for calling them out for asinine opinions...which there are a lot of these days. However, an asinine opinion doesn't equal hate for OSU...THAT is my issue. Too many people can't/don't want to realize just because we don't like the opinion, it doesn't mean there are ulterior motives. Not everyone is going to think we are the greatest team in the history of sports.

know drive by college football fans, some buckeye fans and some from other teams, that don’t follow the sport as closely as me and you. They ask me all the time why espn rips on osu. Its something a lot of people notice. Not just a bunch of 11w folks.

See, I find this quite funny. I work in an office that is a melting pot of CFB fans and the vast majority whine about how OSU is overrated because ESPN pumps us up all the time(paraphrasing here). They actually think ESPN loves OSU. I shit you not, I just had an LSU fan(who is a smart guy) say that ESPN is the reason OSU was #1 over them in the CFP rankings. I looked at him and told him his head would explode if he spent a few minutes on an OSU fan site with that mind set.

Comment 11 Nov 2019

and anything from Dinich or anyone else saying now, on 11/11, that Alabama is out rings very hollow when for the past four months this exact scenario was brought up hundreds of times as what could get two SEC teams in. I’m sure they’ll be back on that message soon, as soon as Oregon or Utah or Oklahoma shows weakness

You just gave a textbook example of confirmation bias.

So yeah, whatever he said had ESPNs endorsement.

Hmm, we don't seem to play this game when it's goes AGAINST the ESPN Hates Us conspiracy...

Comment 11 Nov 2019

The fact some coward downvoted this comment, which is rooted in 100% verifiable fact, tells me what I need to know about those in the ESPN Hates Us club.