As someone who have been an adamant Gene Smith supporter...thank you. I was mad about 2011 too but my thought was never "Gene must go". And when you look at the garbage michigan had, it makes me appreciate him even more. Now if he every said "free tickets for coca cola!" then maybe I'd look at him different.
Ohio State was VASTLY overlooked for the whole season. There is no way we would have been anywhere near a title game with 1 loss. As miraculous those last 3 games were in 2014 and how crazy that season was, the 2002 season remains as my favorite as we were underestimated the entire season AND beat what was called the best team in college football history. And seeing how far Miami has fallen since that game is just priceless.
I agree, except it would make more sense if they had actually pulled off the win.
It's like Candyman, except you only have to say it once, and it's much more frightening.
So Trent Dilfer is better than Dan Marino? THAT'S hilarious. Titles doesn't indicate who is the better player, it indicates who has the better team. Most coaches would have stuck with Kelly and we wouldn't have even seen Lawrence; if Fields had been given that opportunity at Georgia who knows what could have happened. But as it turns out, Georgia's loss is our gain. While I do not believe that Lawrence is this generational talent that talking heads have determined after 1 season of football, history has shown that Fields is better so I'm gonna roll with that.
I like this. No, I LOVE this. They think they're gonna duplicate what Purdue and Iowa did, but they are sadly mistaken. This team will be jacked up for this night away game and they're gonna see the full force of the Buckeyes on this night.
This probably shouldn't be in italics. We should thank our lucky stars that the entire SEC isn't #1-14.
He SAYS. I'd think that we'd all have learned by now that actions speak much louder than BS.
I don't understand why you are so quick and adamant to defend espn. So you genuinely don't think that Disney, a billion dollar company and owns espn, props up the sec (and now the acc) in order to bring in more revenue? And no, I'm not saying ESPN hates Ohio State. But I definitely believe that they love and prop up the sec SINCE THEY HAVE A FINANCIAL STAKE IN THEM and go out of their way to make sure that most news about them is glowing.
Remember the 1st week, when Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri lost to Group of 5 teams and others barely escaping? Power ranking still had them as far and away the top conference. Imagine if that was the B1G or any other conference, that first week would be used as a rational why the B1G shouldn't be in the playoff. Shit, they are already making scenarios that have 3 sec teams in the playoff! I know, that's only the narrative because 3 are ranked in the top 5 but if 3 B1G teams were in the top 5 the narrative would be how can the sec get in. This really isn't rocket science.
I get your frustration but 1) Ohio Stadium will never, ever, EVER be half empty. 2) I don't think I feel terrible for fans not being able to make a profit from selling tickets.
So, I know what game I already don't give a crap about in 2022 and 2023.
So due process is dead, just suspend him, throw him in jail, maybe the death sentence will make you happy.
I don't like the guy, but I'm not going to sit here and say he did it, I prefer to wait to see how it shakes out. Some of you folks kill me, you'll complain about the #metoo stuff but when someone you don't like gets accused of something you're ready to just say he's guilty knowing nothing about what happened.
OK, when the playoff is all sec teams, maybe you'll be like "Hey, wait a minute!"
I'm not sure Ohio State will have the chance.
ESPN has already started trumpeting the 3 sec teams in the playoff. I wonder how many people will be cheering for Burrow if a 1 loss LSU gets in over undefeated Ohio State. Don't say it can't happen. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
And this is why I go after people who say Zeke is a knucklehead. Zeke hasn't done ANY type of these antics, one situation was when he was still in college which was BS he was even suspended, one was having fun in New Orleans consensually, and the last was some overzealous security guard.
As opposed to some oh here saying "I'm glad Zeke got paid, but...", I'm glad he got paid, period. He has earned that cash for the way he's performed on the field, not to mention the way RBs have ben getting the shaft the past few years, as if all they do is run the ball. They block, they catch, they're decoys, and they take more hits than anyone else in the game. If he "kept his word" on the contract (as some said he should do), Dallas could either franchise him twice, using up his prime years under a rookie contract, then just ditch him and he'd never capitalize on his best years. I do not feel one iota of badness for the team owners (let's not forget they own the team, not the humans who play). They are rich as hell and they will still be able to walk if they sold the team. And it is so irritating how the same person who thinks college players should never get paid will also bitch about players getting paid too much when they become pro.
Perhaps I missed it, what situations did Dallas have to "bail him out"?
It is so indicative of people's thinking today that people feel bad for the poor billionaire owners and actually put the blame on the people who actually are doing all the work and making the sacrifices. The billionaire owners aren't forced to raise costs on anything, they could easily make prices cheaper but choose not to, but I guess that's the players fault as well.
Man some of you guys do not disappoint, I KNEW I would see this somewhere. White guys get jobs and recycled even when they have bad records because of "merit", black guys get jobs because they're black. Got it.
It's not surprising that people still feel that being black is some sort of advantage in coaching when the percentage of black coaches is staggering low, it's just sad and unfortunate.
I have no idea why this guy would say that, it's like he's taking all the responsibility off of himself. Even players are saying they weren't prepared. I don't think this team wins even 4 games this year, and the spreads are gonna be amazing to see.