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Comment 18 Oct 2019

The only way to do it (that won't happen) that will provide no input from committees or polls is 4 Power conferences.  there are 64 teams in the Power 5 conference.   Force ND to officially join a conference and take 15 others from the Group of 5.   4 conferences with 2 divisions in each.   Play your 9 divisional opponents - that leaves game to schedule whoever you want.  We could potentially see good match ups because it won't necessarily hurt you if you lose.  It all comes down to winning the division.  

The Conference Championships are the first round of the playoffs.  Then 4 teams left to battle it out semi round and Championship game.   This is simple and makes waay to much sense so of course will never happen.  

PS.  Who cares about the Heisman

Comment 15 Oct 2019

I understand what you are saying.   But I highly doubt they will get "all" viewers at noon.   I can only speak for myself but if OSU is playing at 3:30 or night I practically never watch the noon game no matter who is playing.  I would think there is a reason all the other networks prefer to show their bigger match ups at 3:30 and later.   Obviously OSU/MICH match up the schools can dictate when that game is going to be played.  But my guess is if the networks had their way that game would be played at 3:30 or later.     

Yes, Fox does do baseball so I can understand not being able to do a night game.  But they are showing a 3:30 game (PSU/Mich St).  In the end no big deal they play the game when they play it.   

Comment 14 Oct 2019

It makes no sense.  They are giving 'free' ratings to ESecPN.   OSU is annually the top dog when it comes to viewership no matter the time slot.   A top 10 match up with OSU is your opportunity to trump ESPN and ABC in the ratings. 

Here is the night games that weekend.   Alabama/Arkansas   ND/Mich    3:30 games:  LSU/Auburn    PSU/Mich St    FOX(Texas/TCU).       ABC, CBS, ESPN are probably sending thank you cards to FOX and the BIG right now.   Maybe FOX cannot do night games.   Still can do the 3:30 games. 

There is a reason they don't play Playoff bowl games at NOON!!   There is a reason the Noon time start is not considered the prime TV slot.     The greatest rivalry in sports is almost always played at noon and that does not change the needle for noon time slots.   Listen to recruits... they love night games!!!   

Comment 27 Sep 2019

I do think for the "good of the game"  every college FBS program should have to play 1 non conference FBS team deemed to be fairly equal status.  In other words Ohio State (as example) can't just take turns playng Vanderbilt, Colorado, Kansas every year.  May it happen some years, Yes.  There could be times when a team is typically good and is not that year.   And vice versa.

And neutral site games need to come to an end.   All games should be played, on one of the teams playing, college field.  Fans pay more and more money for these games,  we deserve a better product. 

Sorry, this is a little off topic but somewhat related. 

Comment 27 Sep 2019

This issue has been discussed for years in many different ways.  This is why you cannot have 5 Power conferences and only 4 playoff spots.  Really there should not be 10 leagues in this division when in reality only teams from 5 Power Conferences have a realistic chance to complete for a Championship.  Clemson, in this case,  should not be punished because everyone else in their league is bad.  Clemson has no control over that.  Ohio St went through that for a few years.  No league should also get the benefit of the doubt just because the media thinks a league is better than everyone else. 


Comment 26 Sep 2019

I agree with being tired of the continual ripping of Joe.  This post was not about the 'collapse that rebuilt the program"  it is clearly just to take more cheap shots at Joe.  As someone said no one is upset the defense gave up 28 unanswered points.  I am guessing since the coaching staff were taught under Tressel the directive to Joe was do not take any chances and just throw the ball out of bounds.  Krenzel himself has said that was always the last thing Tressel told him before he took the field on every series.  The blame is all on the coaches who didn't just do a dose of Hyde in the 2nd half.  The one time they should have actually been playing Tressel Ball. 


Comment 05 Jul 2019

"Alabama and SEC used to often sign"    key part "used to".   OP said he was disappointed OSU does the same as SEC.  I was pointing out the difference and why it is not the same.   Yes, you are correct,  the SEC a few years ago had enough pressure on them to stop the practice.  The BIG you can go over 28 but you must submit an explanation and get approval of why you are surpassing the 28 in a given year.  

By the way the NCAA only pertains to the 85 total.   The 25 per year was a number the conferences agreed upon outside of the NCAA and the SEC was the conference that was supposed to monitor that agreement.  Of course they were the conference that abused it.  This is why the NCAA never did anything about it as long as they did not go over 85.   It was the other conferences that put pressure on them to abide to the rules they all agreed to.    Plus the fact that more players from SEC that were "dismissed"  because of medical issues stated by schools were coming out and saying they never had an injury and were flat out dismissed.  This along with pressure from other conferences forced them to get on board. 

Comment 05 Jul 2019

I believe the BiG rule is you can only max out with 28.   The difference between OSU and the SEC is I do not recall OSU ever going over 28.   As we know OSU often only takes 22 or less when they do not have room.  I could be wrong I don't recall every seeing an SEC take less than 25.  Alabama and SEC used to often sign 35, 38 and i have seen over 40 a few times.    BIG BIG difference!!!    There is no way you can justify those type of numbers with transfers and guys leaving early etc.    These are schools kicking out the under performing players.  

Comment 25 Jun 2019

Archie,  I would agree about the 3 super fan yahoos, but would disagree about Neutron man.   Used to sit a few rows in front of him.  Most games he would leave right after his dance.  He very much liked the attention.    I understand he was a very nice and good guy but could do without “neutron man” 

Before he became that guy most of the stadium jumped and danced and hollered when the band turned to play.  After that everyone stood and watched him.   The atmosphere in that stadium was never as good after that and still isn’t.  Big games excluded of course.  So a tradition was lost of everyone dancing for one old drunkard flopping around like a fish out of water.  

Comment 14 Jun 2019

Ah, the todays journalism proof.   Not saying choking did or did not happen.  But this text message sequence proves nothing and certainly not an ADMITTANCE by Zach.   She claims it.  He says "I know' and "I'm so sorry"  but does not say to what.  The first sentence she mentions 'cheating'   he has admitted to that.  So that could very easily what his comments refer to.

And in other text you basically said why on earth would anyone say "I'm so sorry" if it wasn't true.  Well besides my comment above - have you ever argued/debated with someone and they are sooo stupid you just finally say "ok, yeh your right. Sorry"   just to move on with your life.  I think most of us have at some point. 

You say you were not charged for what you were accused of.   Then you want to throw around the only reason Zach wasn't was because the Prosecutor was a chicken shit.  How do the rest of us know that was not the case of why you were not charged? 

It doesn't matter and I don't care.  It just seems pretty hypocritical of someone who is trying hard to convince us you were in a similar situation as ZS.   I don't have any idea who you are, but just from reading your comments in this post it sure does not seem you have come very far from the punk you say you were at 19. 

Comment 29 May 2019

Except it wasn’t Tressel’s play call.  Pass was supposed to go to TE.   Krenzel saw Jenkins would be man to man and went for it.  Not what Tressel wanted him to do.  

Comment 30 Apr 2019

Because most of us do not continually live in the past.   Leave that to the TTUN people who are still relishing the 1800's win over Ann Arbor High School.   2015 I am pretty sure we were all pretty happy and excited about then.   2018 game was just 5 months ago and we have played only other game since then.  When we beat them in Ann Arbor this year I will not be concerned about the 2018 game.   

Comment 28 Apr 2019

It is over a 4 hour drive from Salt Lake to Zion.  Zion to Yellowstone is going to be over a 9 hour drive.  Then going to be in Vegas on the the 7th.   You will be the Griswolds in Vacation, jump out take a pic and get back in the car.   Vegas is closer to Zion.  Bryce Canyon is 3 hours from Zion.  If you like hiking Zion and Yellowstone are both worthy of more than a couple of days.   Based on my experience going to places like that you try and do too much in one trip you end up missing a lot.  Safe travels and enjoy whatever trip you decide.    

Comment 27 Feb 2019

I think we can all agree refs are absolutely horrible, in all sports, and seemingly getting worse each year.   But I find it funny a team that leads the nation in free throw attempts for the year is whining about it.   Calm down Fran, the officials are more than likely responsible for half of your wins this year if not more.   

it goes to show how entitlements effects the mind.  He and his team are so used to getting all the calls they believe they are getting screwed when commit legitimate fouls.  Bad calls both ways last night as there always will be.  I actually thought it was one of the more decent officiated OSU has had in Big 10 this year.   if he sat down and watched the film objectively he would realize his team still got the better end of it. 

Comment 10 Feb 2019

This team is very frustrating,  but when you are constantly playing by different rules than the other team, it cant help but be ugly. These guys and Holtmann keep their cool way better than I would.  

Comment 10 Feb 2019

How can the bad passing happen game after game.  This is jr high stuff.   Guys need to sit rest of game if they can’t make passes 30 feet from the basket.   If we end up playing walk ons to complete game,  so be it.   It HAS to STOP 

Comment 08 Feb 2019

One team is complaining and one team is not.   Your conclusion is one fan base must be whiners.    Possibly one team is aware they got some good breaks from refs .... therefore why would they complain.   Just curious. 

Comment 08 Feb 2019

Of course not.... we can never criticize your fellow referee brethren brotherhood.  I'm sure one of them made a call to you and gave the explanation of what really happened, since then couldn't consult you during the game.     

I have no doubt you no more than Holtman -  who publicly informed everyone he has spoke to the "powers that be"  on how unfairly his team, specifically Wesson has been officiated.    And by the way the talking heads at Big 10 Network have also expressed their frustration on the same subject.  

We all understand basketball is a very difficult game to officiate.  We all understand they are going to be bad calls and missed calls during a game.  Most normal people,  who are not part of the Fraternity,  are able to easily see when those bad calls and missed calls lean in one direction.   It is not just Ohio State it is any game you watch anymore.  

Comment 30 Jan 2019

Norcal,  if it is soo great why have I been reading article after article about the mass exit from San Francisco area.   I will have to see if I can locate it but there was an article I came across a year or two ago from here in Ohio as Ohio was experiencing a huge influx of people moving her from the Bay area.    Most of those interviewed stated in was the best decision they ever made in their lives and discussed how much happier they are here and how much better the people are.   

Like others,   not sure what the exact point of your post is other than telling others about how your perceived life is way better than everyone else.    I have been to San Fran during rush hour, even if the weather is nice no one seems to be enjoying it sitting still in their cars on the freeway.