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Frankly Scarlet


Member since 01 December 2011 | Blog

Lifelong Buckeye fan from NW Ohio; exiled to TSUN in early 1990s.

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Recent Activity

Comment 28 Nov 2017

In my humble opinion, you don’t get in if you don’t win your conference. Not with only 4 teams. 

Expand it to 6, with the winners of the 5 power conferences and one at large from outside the P5. 

Outlaw “rematches” between conference rivals, as it only benefits the team that lost the first time by goving them another chance on a bigger stage. If an OSU/OU type of rematch happens in the CFP because both won their respective conference, okay -  they get a bump for playing “real” nonconf games. 

Comment 28 Nov 2017

What year was it that some of our own idiot fand pelted their players with Buckeyes after the game? 

Just saying, every team has fringe a-hole fans. 

Comment 22 Nov 2017

For me, it all boils down to the sheer arrogance of their fans and blue-blood alumni. Nose in the air, uppity BS. I can say that because I’ve lived not far from AA for the past 20 years (long story), and it never ceases to amaze.

The program and history is worthy of a degree of respect but not veneration like they all believe  

Can’t even have a respectable, objective conversation with any of them (though I have tried many times). Bastards. 

Comment 22 Nov 2017

Ttun seems seems to have a legit D, but not a lot of depth there. It will be critical to estabish a run game against them and eventually wear them down and put them away by mid Q4. 

Offensively, O’Korn will make plays with his legs - he is respectable at that if not a great passer. It will be important for our D to maintain discipline when plays break down. 

If we protect the ball, button up their special teams return game, and establish the run? OSU 33 ttun 17.  

Comment 22 Nov 2017

My 2 cents: 

- 5 power conference winners and 1 at-large from outside the power 5 

- Must win conference to gain entry to CFP (no conf runners-up or conf champ game losers; conf “rematches” reward the losing team by giving them a do-over on a bigger stage with higher stakes)

- Nonconference scheduling must include two games vs power 5 teams. Imagine the excitement and dollars generated by seeing OSU/USC or ND/Bama or OU/FSU type of games every year. 

Comment 05 Nov 2017

I have read and heard a lot in the last 24 hrs about three embarrassing blowout losses in less than a year. 

Clemson went on to win the CFP - they were an unstoppable force, and we were offensively discombobulated for two straight seasons. I can live with that loss. 

I can also live with the OU loss, as Mayfield might be the best player in college ball right now. They came in with a chip on their collective shoulder and played on fire. 

But this debacle yesterday is almost unexplainable. I’m 49 and I’ve never seen anything like getting utterly beaten down by 31 to a team you were heavily favored to defeat. 

I don’t think it’s a fluke - I think the entire program’s personality is that it doesn’t really have one (or it has several). If true, that has to be fixed from the top down, and it just might get worse before/if it gets better.