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MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2014

Buckeye living in Durham, NC.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: OSU over TTUN, 2002

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Comment 37 minutes ago

Folks are dogging on their offense, and rightfully so.  But over the last 6 games they have given up more than 35 points per game.  Granted, that was a pretty tough 6 game stretch, but their defense has not been up to usual standards.  

Comment 06 Nov 2019

Let's remember that Vegas is making predictions about how bettors bet, now how football teams perform.  If they set their line right, it wouldn't matter if MSU lost by 10 or won by 70.  Vegas wins either way.

But you're probably right, Vegas might favor Texas by 7-10, because the public perception is that Texas is a good team and MSU is not.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

Ohioste, I am pretty sure I get higher resolution than 480i using a Roku stick to stream YouTubeTV over wifi.  I have it on 3 different tv's, one that's 13 years old, and two different versions of Roku Stick, so it doesn't look the same everywhere.  But it's a higher resolution than 480i on all of them.  

Comment 30 Oct 2019

That looks to be an improvement over your previous version, especially including scoring differential.  Well done!

In looking at your previous post, it almost looks like you ADD points for penalties.  Surely that's a typo?

I would also be interested in seeing your breakout for the Strength of Schedule for each team. That's my frustration with the way things are now.  Lots of folks (including Fowler on Saturday's prime time broadcast) are saying the Buckeyes haven't played anyone without actually acknowledging that their strength of schedule is better than the other undefeated contenders.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

I've had YouTube TV for a year and a half and really like it.  Before it I tried Vue, DirecTv Now, and Sling. 

Comment 30 Oct 2019

It could be your internet speeds.  Even if you have a "fast internet plan", if you are streaming to your tv via wifi, it could be considerably slower than your internet provider advertises.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

I'm reminded of your candy/bourbon pairing from last year.  Specifically: Candy Corn with Kentucky Gentleman because "bullshit candy deserves bullshit bourbon" lol.

There is no Kentucky Gentleman in my house, and candy corn can go f#@^ itself as well.  

Comment 29 Oct 2019

I will say that your current rankings have the Buckeyes #1.  So it must be close to perfect : )

Comment 29 Oct 2019

This is really interesting.  I'm not sure how I feel about factoring in offensive and defensive yards/game and not Points/game or scoring differential.   

It seems to me that the best football teams consistently score more points than their opponents.  That probably equates to yards per game, but not necessarily.  Also points per game does a better job of factoring in special teams impact on games.  Giving up a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown is no yards against your defense, but it is 6 points against your team.  

Comment 23 Oct 2019

I think the big issue with this is the "secondary points" are not weighted.  So this year, Ohio State's secondary points will include all of the points that Cincy earns for winning their games.  That means that Ohio State would earn 5 "secondary" points because Cincy beat UCLA. but the Buckeyes will only earn 3 primary points for beating Cincy themselves, and would only earn 5 "primary" points for beating Wiscy or PSU or TTUN.

Now, if Ohio State's secondary were equal to 1/2 of the primary points of the opponents that they beat, that would be more reasonable.  

But even still, it favors teams that have fewer conference games.  I say this because there are only so many TOTAL points for victories within a league. A team is only awarded points for victories, and each week of conference play, there are guaranteed 7 losses among all B1G teams (and 7 wins).  So a 9th conference game would guarantee 7 B1G losses & 7 wins.  However, if that's an out of conference game instead, against primarily G5 teams, then the conference could potentially go 14-0 (giving everyone more primary points and everyone who won a conference game more secondary points).

Comment 09 Oct 2019

I don't think it's been mentioned, but in the "non-sports" category, I really like Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History.  It is worth a listen if you are looking for something different than sports.

And honestly, when a new episode of that shows up, I listen to it before I listen to any other podcast I subscribe to.    

Comment 02 Oct 2019

I admit it, I hate pumpkin spice everything.  Not to be contrarian, but because I just don't like pumpkin that much.

But worse than the pumpkin spice food/drink itself are all of the people who say "Don't you just love pumpkin spice lattes?" or "I'm so excited for pumpkin spice latte season".  

Comment 12 Sep 2019

Was wondering how long it would take for someone to chime in with the ol' "millenials are responsible for every bad thing in the world" take.  

One generation has decided that football, one of the last exclusively male bastions, is too dangerous/too much work/too much effort/too much.

Football, something that has been a big part of my life for the entirety of my life, is but one casualty of the most recent generation, but it's far from the only casualty

Are we to expect that the younger generation MUST enjoy & support something simply because older generations do? Don't get me wrong, I love the game of football. But nobody owes it to me or anyone else to keep the sport/business alive.  

Ohio State has seen a drop in season ticket sales to students.  That doesn't mean students are less interested, and it doesn't mean attendance will drop. It appears that more and more people are watching college football, and I'd bet that those 6500 season tickets got sold (and at a higher price).    

Comment 12 Sep 2019

I love sugar cream pie!  My wife's from Florida, had never seen it, never heard of it, and doesn't like it (boo!).  So I rarely get to eat it.

Comment 10 Sep 2019

What year was it the last time Ohio State did not beat Indiana?

I suppose the official record books would say 2010, but the official record books can pound sand.

Comment 05 Sep 2019

Last game I went to, I called an Uber and they dropped me off right in front of St. John Arena.  Getting one out could be problematic, as you either have to wait around the stadium area for several hours, or walk a fair bit to get to an area where an Uber driver can actually get you.  

I will probably use Uber from now on.  

Comment 05 Sep 2019

They sound awesome, and I have 2 young boys who would love it, so it will be on my list to make.  Thanks for sharing.