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grantlandR


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Comment 17 Jul 2019

Roughly looking at the 2019 rosters, TTUN has only a couple more Blue Chip players than 3-star players, while the Buckeyes have over 50 more Blue Chip players than 3-star players. And it's looking like TTUN will fall farther behind this year. Of course, while The Game is played out on the field, this gap in talent has got to be significant!

Comment 18 May 2019

These abusers are very careful about choosing their victims, and setting up situations to confuse and shame their victims, who may not have entirely realized that they were being abused, and did not get the support of those who should have been protecting them. As elite athletes, I'm sure the vast majority of them thought they could protect themselves, too. 

Comment 18 May 2019

They did. And they were great friends, too, as were their families! Bob Lanier left me holding that grudge on his behalf! I can be very stubborn. Still won't root for Minnesota basketball.

Comment 17 May 2019

Chris Ford. St Bonaventure had the best team in America until he took out Bob Lanier with that cheap shot from behind.

I saw Villanova play at Bonaventure the next season. For the halftime show, a Bonaventure cheerleader wearing Ford's number ran around the gym while the rest of the Bonaventure cheerleaders chased him down, before catching him at half court and "hacking" him to death with their tomahawks. The students were in an absolute frenzy. I was just a kid at the time, and my Mom, who took me and my brothers to the game, was absolutely mortified at this display of behavior straight out of Lord of the Flies. It was GREAT!!!!

For decades, I held a grudge against Villanova, but finally forgave them in 2018 after they beat TTUN in the championship game.

Comment 12 May 2019

Ideally, I'd like to see 55-65% of our team made up of Ohio's very best football players, which would then be supplemented by out-of-state players (hopefully mostly from Big Ten territory). The State of Ohio has the 5th largest number of players in the NFL, and only about 40% of those came from Ohio State. We need to work harder to get these players to Ohio State. We can do this and still keep our Blue Chip ratio in the top ten.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

"I said what I said back in the tunnel directly," McCaffery said Wednesday. "I didn't want it to be public I didn't say it on the floor, in front of thousands of people. I said it directly to him and somebody ended up hearing it. Okay, that's unfortunate, but that's the reality of the situation."

He's a PHILOSOPHER! 

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Comment 04 Jan 2019

It seems like Haskins would really like to return, and enjoy another year of college (you can never get these times back again), but I'm sure he doesn't want to risk securing his financial future. Back in 2015, Smith's policy would have paid him $5 million in the event of a career ending injury. Buckeyes could easily do at least this much. It would be unfortunate if Haskins missed out on the NFL because of an injury, but if you can't live very comfortably and happily on $5 million, you won't be happy with more, either!

Comment 23 Nov 2018

According to Bill Connelly, "In games in which teams’ success rates are within 5 percentage points of each other (as should be the case here), teams that win the points-per-opportunity battle in 2018 are 129-55, a win percentage of 70. It can’t be overstated how important finishing drives is." Ohio State has the advantage here, 5.05 points per scoring opportunity (24th in FBS), compared to *ichigan, 4.6 points per scoring opportunity (68th in FBS). 
 
I also agree with Banks Of Olentangy that *ichigan's season contains more than a trace of fool's gold. 
 
Ohio State by 16 (including an insurance touchdown late in the game). Go Bucks!