How about just sit the entire 1st string? I mean there are some players that need to play just for the reps but really, they could all sit after the 1st quarter and we'd still cover the spread.
I just hate the fact that we took the absolutely worst big school in athletics there was to take and add them to this conference. the B1G deserves better... a school that can pull its weight academically AND athletically.
I know exactly what people's issue with Smith is and I feel others know as well. I feel its the same issue they have with Michael Drake. I attended and graduated from Ohio State 17 years ago so I've seen several Presidents and Athletic Directors and believe me when I tell you that NONE OF THEM have had as much scrutiny from fans (note that I did not say students or alumni) as these two men.
EVERYONE DOES!! Geez, we have to let that go at some point, the good has incredibly outweighed the bad. It's not like we've hard to resort to giving away football tickets for Coke.
I'm not sure I've ever felt sorry for an opponent before. Like legitimate "Man, I wish these guys didn't have to play us". Nothing positive will come out of this for Rutgers. I just wish they weren't even in the B1G, they really should be in the AAC. For NYC markets Syracuse would have been so much better. Probably not a possibility at the time but still, Rutgers makes the conference weaker in every way athletically.
But they aren't arguing that 4 teams don't make sense for any other reason besides Alabama being left out and that was made clear by the last sentence! Everyone knows that 4 doesn't make sense, what makes sense is the champ of the B1G, BigXII, Pac12, ACC, and SEC, but I would also include the AAC, then 2 at large, which may or may not be the champion of the Mountain West.
I absolutely, positively LOVE the end "Here’s what the committee knows, but won’t admit. The fastest way to an eight-team playoff is if one-loss Alabama makes the four-team field again this year." Yes. Give you what you want but don't deserve in order for change...what a good Samaritan!!
Fucking clowns, Alabama fans are the absolute worst. Terrible winners and incredibly absurd losers.
I would be shocked that a black man said this about another black man. Also, I'm not sure if he was disrespecting or coming to the defense of Young. But it more sounds to me like the classic concept of projection; taking what you do and stating that other have done or are doing it. and let's not forget, this is Desmond Howard. Dude isn't that smart of a guy and regularly says stupid things.
Ohio State may have the spread covered by halftime.
Rutgers single digits. I'm including 0 as a single digit.
I legit wish Rutgers would just forfeit. There is really no point to playing this game. I know, any given Saturday but I would cut off my own penis if we lost this game. And if we can't forfeit, then let's just play our 2nd string to assure we get out of this game with no injuries to the 1st string.
I think that most people wouldn't feel comfortable giving themselves a top ranking. But the ONLY person on this staff who absolutely can it is Johnson, especially when his linemen are destroying NFL backfields and another one is on the way.
I am not smiling. I am not rooting for LSU or Burrow. Make no mistake, I'm glad that he's getting his props and respect that he did things the right way here. But let me be clear, I do not want to see him win the Heisman. I do not want to see him win a national championships. Wanna know why? Because that would mean that an Ohio State player did not win the Heisman and that Ohio State didn't win the national championship, it's that simple.
There is no consolation, "Well, at least a former buckeye won!"...NO! An LSU Tiger will have won. I am not rooting for him, them, or anyone else, either the Buckeyes win or the Buckeyes lose...I know which I prefer. If we play LSU, I want to destroy them.
1) Alabama and the SEC are the architects of this stuff. Remember in The Matrix where the Architect said that they've destroyed Zion like 7 previous times and that they've become "Exceedingly proficient"? That's Alabama and cheating.
2) Ohio State does the honorable things after the tattoo issue and self report anything and everything. That staves off future issues for the university and absolves it of trying to hide things. But when something comes up, it hurts.
3) The bagmen are devoted to the program. Unless they are cornered, they will take things to the very end to ensure that the school benefits and that everything appears to be on the up and up no matter how shady
4) Alabama football is an industry. If Alabama goes down, the SEC goes down, ESPN takes a hit, Disney takes a hit, college football takes a hit. There is too much money flowing to let it come to an end because some poor athlete needs money.
5) The reporters in the south would rather lose limbs than football games. I mean, it's Alabama. College football is the only thing going. And reporters know where the line is...We had a guy determined to take down Urban Meyer, if that same reporter tried that against Saban, he'd be found somewhere and it wouldn't be an office or near a computer.
Did he take money? Where is all this evidence and information coming from? I mean you seem to know more than anyone else, where are you getting this information?
Obviously you have some pertinent information that none of us have, please share it. Otherwise you seem pretty douchy and stupid.
We don't KNOW anything for sure and conjecture like this isn't helpful. I know human instinct is to just make presumptions and run with them but rumors are rumors, not truths.
What I do KNOW is that goddamnit, 3 days after being proclaimed #1 in the College Football Playoff, this happens and I do not believe in coincidence. I'm not spouting some worldly Ohio State bias, but I do feel like one person has an ax to grind and chose this time to do it.
No Mercy - Pharaoh Monch:
I listen to this song as part of my pregame ritual...after the TBDBITL classics, of course.
This sucks. My game day plans are now in question as I had hoped to get in Sat morn, get set up, then go to the game but now I have to rush to campus as soon as I get in town. Plus this is a big game and it deserves a better time.
Not a fan of Carter. Yes, he's a Buckeye (notice I did not say great) and a great pro but seems a bit hypocritical, bloviates too much, and comes across as a know it all outside of the sport of football. Can certainly do without him.
At best this is debatable and at worst it's absurd. If you play, say, Arkansas then yes, who cares? But playing an Oklahoma would go a much longer way than playing Troy; playing teams that will be ranked, P5 or Go5, is what matters.