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Comment 07 Aug 2019

That article is outdated. They showed updated numbers during the game, where it looked like all the players equally got $140k, except for McCamey and Williamson who only got $60k.  Williamson only appeared in like 1 game for a couple mins, and McCamey missed the first 3 games, so I guess it is sort of fair.  I don't know what the coaches/GMs ended up getting.

Comment 06 Aug 2019

And maybe that's why I say that, as 2 of the biggest 4 involve ND, 1 of which involves TTUN AND ND, which does not excite me to watch in the least. Also those are a little later in the year too.  So outside of LSU-TX, Clemson-TA&M (big games) and Auburn-Oregon (fake big game) there's not a lot happening in the first 3 weeks.

Comment 06 Aug 2019

Love the info and agree of the importance of these games.  One thing I noticed is across all of CFB, there are not many big OOC games this year.  There's some decent ones here and there, and you never know preseason who might end up being ranked by the end of the year, but on paper not as many games to get hyped about the first ~3 weeks of the season. 

Comment 04 Aug 2019
It's getting physical out there. Letting a lot of pushing go on rebounds, but calling cheapies elsewhere. 6 pt lead but feels like some missed opportunities.
Comment 22 Jul 2019

I think the better question is why Deshaun Thomas isn't playing. We knew Sully wasn't going to play but DT was his de facto replacement and listed on the roster initially. Did they mention why on the broadcasts? They will need his scoring and rebounding going forward.

EDIT: This answered my own question. Done in by weddings once again.

https://waitingfornextyear.com/2019/07/ohio-state-buckeyes-carmens-crew-the-basketball-tournament-tbt-columbus/

Comment 13 Jul 2019
I think the pairing will "work" but the west is so loaded and generally even right now, I dont know that the rockets are going to see much of a different result. They'll be in 3-6 seed range and probably now out of the playoffs in the 2nd round if I had to guess. Same as this past season.
Comment 25 Jun 2019

I'm not talking about this being a permanent change to the landscape of NCAA baseball.  Nor really was I referring to it in the context of being something meaningful in the eyes of the media or the average sports blog forum poster.

However as an ex-player from this same demographic, I can say that at many times due to the history and overwhelming odds against you, that it feels like the B1G/MAC/A10/Horizon whatever are more like an FCS level than FBS.  To make a football comparison.  So things like Kent St. making a CWS appearance a few years back, and now this improbable TTUN run helps restore or build a belief that it is possible.  I mean I hope OSU can look at it and say we beat these guys straight up, why can't that be us?   Deep down I think the majority of all northern/midwestern programs are not setting their goals and truly believing they have a legitimate shot at a CWS title.  This could help change that mindset.

Comment 25 Jun 2019

I get it, the rivalry never sleeps and knows no boundaries and all that.  But this is a pretty big deal for B1G baseball.  The conference hasn't sniffed a title in over 50 years.  It is unfortunate that it is TTUN in the spotlight here, but ultimately this is a good thing for baseball in the B1G/Midwest.

Comment 21 Jun 2019

The most frustrating thing about the red zone offense was once both the coaching staff and Haskins himself committed to him being a running threat, they were much better the last 4-5 games of the season.

But the Purdue debacle had already happened, which I maintain would have been a completely different game if OSU didn't bungle multiple red zone trips in the first 2-3 quarters. Instead of a desperate defense getting gashed in the 4th, they would have been playing with a small lead and who knows what happens from there.

Comment 19 Jun 2019

Perhaps, but 2 years in a row a 30 point loss to a mediocre team was a major part of the undoing for OSU.  So I would say not getting blown out by said mediocre teams is now a worthwhile data point.  Also, not having a faux scandal hanging over your program's head in today's culture is worth noting. 

Comment 14 Jun 2019

Show me the data on that.  Having fairly closely watched the conference finals and NBA finals, I would say at most he was balanced in his 3 pt / mid range / close range attempts.  Would not say he lived by the long 2.  In fact would still guess based on what I saw that fewer than 30% of his overall attempts were mid-long range 2s.

Which I think the takeaway can still be the same.  He was effective at an MVP level because he did use the whole court and could score from literally anywhere.