I have thought about it a bit and I absolutely want Michigan to throttle Alabama. Of course I hate TTUN, but, I am tired of this SEC narrative. Buckeye players admitted that 2014/2015 bowl results gave them increased confidence when matching up with 'Bama. I get that our game is before, but, the last one vs LSU (presumably) won't be. Also, Gophers to beat Auburn. Additionally, if I am Penn State, I'm sour about a matchup vs Memphis.
I guess I overstated my point. I was trying to draw the comparison to Minnesota. Bama to me is on the outside looking in, needing lots of externals to occur before it can make it. Whereas if Minnesota controls its destiny.
I disagree that Minnesota is on the outside looking in. They have a chance to pad their resume considerably and would make it in if they won out (which they won't because the Buckeyes will/would stomp a hole in them). Alabama is dead in the water and will be jumped by the PAC 12, or BIG 12 champ, or LSU (if GA wins). I really don't see how 'Bama has a path.
You as well! Thanks!
I turned into a lurker and went for years without commenting, but, I do remember. I also remember the premium lounge and how wonderful it was.
Thanks! I'm going to do my best to show her Columbus's best. She's a good one and somewhat pretends to enjoy football for my benefit. She's Persian and loves Americana type things. So to her, that I love football is a major plus. She likes Brutus a lot but calls him "the cute Donut guy." I just stopped correcting her on that one. I'm thinking TBDBITL blows her away.
I'm bringing my non-Ohioan gf to Ohio for the first time to watch this game (student section!). I have repeated to her again and again that we aren't leaving the game regardless of the weather. However, I've purchased a bunch of cold weather gear so she's somewhat comfortable. Glad to find this thread. Seems like it will be that Ohio-y winter mist at times. Just makes it a little colder. I'll bide Cincy OSU's advice and check back tomorrow for increased accuracy. Good to know about weather.com too.
I shall be in attendance and will bring some extra on your behalf
OK so for the stretch run the Buckeyes will have the best defensive player in CFB, but angry and completely rested? Dude is going to double his sack total.
I whole-heartedly agree with this. The playoff should be to crown a champion--that is the 1 best team, not the 4 best teams. So, if you don't win your conference (which is always based on objective criteria) you're not the best team. I don't care if its arguable that you're one of the top 4. Teams should have to win their conference. If you're a 3 loss conference winner, chances are you'd be left out because there are likely 4 conference champs with better resumes.
Hell, the Bowls are good for me! I love watching them. Also that chart looks waaaaay better after 8 games than it will after the season where teams 6-8 will have 2-3 losses. 4 teams is perfect! There could be some modifications, but I like 4. Every game matters, and if you win the conference and every game--you'll get in.
That’s what I am talking about!
I agree. That matchup will likely be 2 v 3. Penn State moves up over Bama and LSU jumps Ohio State. All that matters is that Ohio State is number 1 in the end!
Meyer's team seemed more emotional. This team just gets to work. BTW def not a knock on Meyer. Just seems different. I think JK Dobbins best represents my feelings about this Buckeye team--his body language seems the same regardless of whether he gains 1 yard or 80. He just puts his head down and goes hard on the next play. Its been impressive.
I'll be coming in from DC the Friday before w/ the girlfriend. Maybe we carpool.
Its a far too common story, young guy from the bad side of town never had points all his life, comes into luck but then spends all of his points on Syracuse. Hate to see it happen.
I dislike that we write this in the negative, i'd prefer the site to be www.HowManyDaysofOhioStateVictoryOverTTUN.com
Boy would it be glorious for Virginia or Pitt to win the ACC!
I expect Fields to have about 13 more TDs in the regular season, which would put him at 46 heading into the B1G Championship game. He then ends the year with 55 total. You can guess how I come to those numbers!
Agreed. Fox's Saturday show is essentially an Ohio State commercial. I love the team with Lienart, Reggie, Quinn, and of course Urban. Good group of dudes. And Urbz breakdowns are great.
I had forgotten all about that. Good memory too.
I can’t really remember blowing MSU out. I’d be really impressed if the Buckeyes do hang 50, but I won’t be surprised.
Funny thing about Fields is although he’s played well, it’s obvious that he can take it to another level. The room for improvement is there. Super high ceiling. Normally a guy like that doesn’t display so much poise. I, like the media, keep moving the goalposts on this team. Thinking the next week will be the “real test.” It’s unfair because they have dominated some decent football teams. I hope they stay hungry and smash everything in their path.
To everyone saying two weeks is too long, damn, give the poor cats that have to type out the report that is acceptable to all the egos on the committee and have it edited 1000 times a break. Sounds to me like they know what needs to be done and are finalizing. Always better to overdeliver and putting together a report which will surely be scrutinized takes time.
Not necessarily, Sometimes you just don't want to escalate a situation.