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Bristol, CT

MEMBER SINCE   February 01, 2012

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Comment 10 hours ago

Come on now. Why? They have one player that is poorly ranked in comparison to the other sites(Scott). I see you’ve ignored the multiple players that ESPN has rattled significantly higher than the other sites. 

Why can’t it just be that ESPN sucks at recruiting? Why does it have to be some anti-OSU conspiracy?

Comment 14 hours ago

You're completely missing the point I am making. I agree, their service is not nearly what it was even 5 years ago. What I'm saying, is that people only care because it negatively affected a few OSU players. If ESPN didn't rank Scott so low we wouldn't even be having this would just be the typical ESPN sucks stuff.

Comment 14 hours ago

I’m not missing the point, at all. And, your most recent response makes it seem that your hatred for all things ESPN is what’s driving this. As others have also said, we as Buckeye Nation, embraced their rankings just a few years ago. Additionally, when talking about how “bad” they are, why isn’t anyone pointing out the many instances where their rankings are higher for OSU players than other sites?

Lets be real here, people started frothing at the mouth a few days ago when ESPN dropped Miller in their rankings(which 247 then followed in their rankings). Then, people lose their mind over Scott being ranked too low and it snowballed from there. If you’re going to show how bad they are and why they should be removed from the composite then your must also point out the instances where they overrate a player as well...otherwise it just comes across as sour grapes. 

Comment 15 hours ago

I didn't mention the word bias. I said, their shitty rankings work BOTH ways. In some cases, they have players ranked way lower than the other sites hurting their composite. In others cases(see Henry and Cavazos) they have players ranked significantly higher than the other sites, increasing their overall composite ranking. So yes, ESPN has messed up the composite for players like Scott, but actually helped other players like Henry and Cavazos.

Note - this is NOT an endorsement of the ESPN recruiting service. It has been mostly garbage for the last 5+ years.

Comment 15 hours ago

As much as we complain about how bad ESPN's recruiting service has become(which is a fact), we forget that they also have players ranked HIGHER than the other sites driving UP the composites for those players. It works both ways.

Comment 22 Jul 2019

He was alluding to the fact that Miller is not committed to an SEC or ACC school. That's a huge problem

ESPN also has the QB going to Clemson FAR lower than the other two sites so, yea. 

Comment 22 Jul 2019

BadOwl - Perfectly said. At this point, if you care about ESPN rankings then you’re just looking for a reason to be mad. ESPN hasn’t been relevant in recruiting for at least 5 years when they laid off most of their staff and put most recruiting coverage behind a paywall. This generation of recruits care more about their composite ranking than what some guy at ESPN thinks. 

Comment 22 Jul 2019

SECspn weak attempt to flip some of our receivers.  Fleming, Scott, Smith-Njigba, Cooper.

Since ESPN is able to influence player composites; if that can sway a player by casting doubt on our QB = ESPN money.


I mean, really? Now ESPN is trying to destroy OSU by making our WR recruits think that our QB sucks? Just when I think it can't get any more absurd...

Also, ESPN makes GOBS of money off of OSU. OSU is a cash cow for ESPN, even if the vocal fringe in our fanbase doesn't want to believe it.

Comment 22 Jul 2019

His use of "we" just sounded like he was speaking as an ESPN employee.... I've always had my suspicions about Cincy. I'm sure he will deny it either way

Or, the more likely scenario in the REAL world, is that it was just a typo. But, like most people who believe in this crap, you're going to seize onto anything that makes you believe, no matter how preposterous it is. I'm sure you'll believe what you want either way...

Comment 21 Jul 2019

I’m not the one doing anything here, fella. You’re making a CLEAR attempt to discredit me by accusing another completely different person of being me because of a similar name. Look at the position history of this guy on 247...does that sound like me? Better yet, go back and look at my posting history surrounding ZS and CS...I think they’re both nutjobs and there’s certainly no defending of CS. 

But you keep doing your thing. 

Comment 21 Jul 2019

Haha. You’re using the same tactic the nutjobs that think Sandy Hook was a hoax grasp at straws to make your point and discredit the same people who point out the lunacy in your beliefs. 

Also, I don’t have a Rivals account. Only other account I have was on Bucknuts(with the same name) but I haven’t used that account for years. 

But I’m just wasting my breath, like a true conspiracy theorist you’re just going to believe what you want...facts and logic be damned. 

Comment 21 Jul 2019

and there was a CincyOSU284 featured in the posts, essentially making Courtney’s case on a message board. Same poster?

My EXACT issue with these ESPN hates us clowns, here we have one making up clear bullshit in an attempt to discredit me because they get their feelings hurt when people challenge their conspiracy. 

Two things here little guy. 1) I don’t use Twitter. 2) I think Courtney Smith is a whack job. 

Comment 11 Jul 2019

1) You called it their Power Rankings

2) Your obvious implication was that it was a purposeful slight against OSU. 

3) I was pointing out, factually, that their actual Power Rankings have us at #5.

4) People who look for something to be mad about, even when it’s not there, shit in my Cheerios. 

Comment 11 Jul 2019

Guess you didn't notice that was a COMPUTER poll, not their in house Power Rankings. Guess you also didn't notice that a few months ago an actual ESPN writer said the computer was ranking us too low because part of the algorithm is coaching and QB consistency...both of which we are lacking. Guess you also didn't notice that the HUMAN poll, the actual Power Rankings, have us at #5. Not everything is a conspiracy against us.