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MaxMermelstein


MEMBER SINCE   September 26, 2014

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Comment 18 Nov 2019

Bama has been good, but most of their "Titles" over the past 10 years have been the result of flukes or just plain luck.

2010 - vs Texas. Colt McCoy gets hurt on like the first play of the game, doesn't return for the rest of the game.

2011- vs. LSU. Alabama doesn't even win their division, yet still backs into the Championship.  Beats LSU, who won the SEC

2013 - vs. Notre Dame. Alabama doesn't even make this game if OSU doesn't have a postseason ban.

2016 - vs. Clemson. Ohio State was clearly the best team this year, and had the same team that throttled Bama the year prior. 

2018 - vs. Georgia. Alabama again fails to even win their division. 

Comment 14 Nov 2019

Tickets being $1k+ will weed out a lot of the riff raff. Louisiana is a poor state and LSU is a shitty school, so I doubt many of their fans/alums have another kidney to sell. 

Comment 13 Nov 2019

Simply put, they'll charge as much as people are willing to pay.

A new Rolex Submariner 20 years ago was like $2,500.  Today they're $10k.  Inflation hasn't been 400%.  But people are willing to pay it, so they'll charge it.

Comment 09 Nov 2019

Committee will take a 1-loss PAC-12 or B12 Champ over a 1-loss Bama this year.

Bama got in in 2017 because OSU had 2 losses. Same reason OSU went in 2016 over a 2-loss PSU.

I don't see an easy path for Bama right now. Especially since Clemson is going to skate to a spot, LSU is probably in regardless of whether they win the SEC or not, Georgia could be in if they beat LSU, and the B10 winner will be in.

They need a whole lot of dominos to fall in their favor.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

I don't think it's likely OSU just stumbled upon this themselves.  Especially something that was done a while ago. More than likely someone tipped them off.

These "family friends" are usually trying to exert influence.  Kind of "I'll help you now if you help me later."  Maybe their relationship with Chase fell apart and they wanted to get back at him or something.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

Just stfu, loser.  This board would be so much better without your bullshit speculation all the time. The next time you get something right will be your first time.

Comment 30 Oct 2019

PSU is the "must win" game.  We should be fully rested for that game as we have Rutgers before.  The michigan game honestly isn't going to impact us that much, win or lose.  If we win the B10 with 1 loss, we're in the CFP. No way we make the CFP if we lose to PSU though.

Comment 27 Oct 2019

Something tells me we won’t be playing at noon in Happy Valley next year. Every team tries to schedule us for night games when we go on the road, and we get stuck with noon games at home. Gene Smith can’t leave soon enough.

Comment 19 Oct 2019

Minny still has to play PSU and Wisky. They’ll still likely need to win one of those....assuming UW loses to OSU next week. It doesn’t hurt Minny, but they still have to win some tough games...or hope UW drops another one somewhere.

Comment 13 Sep 2019

Fine by me. Similar to Desmond, he can barely string a coherent thought together. Showcasing that fine UM “education”

Meanwhile, OSU can claim Herbstreit, Robert Smith, Josh Perry, Glen Mason, Stanley Jackson, Laurinatis, etc.  I’d even take Cris Carter and Galloway over Des and Woodson.

Comment 04 Jul 2019

“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”

-Hunter S. Thompson

Comment 30 May 2019

This story has never gotten the media attention the lawyers want, so they're trying to dress it up to make it more marketable. Because at the end of the day, if there's no public pressure on OSU, they have no reason to settle. OSU will drag this out in the courts and claim the statute of limitations has long expired for any civil litigation. PSU and MSU could have done the same thing, but the public and media pressure was too great, so they just threw in the towel to make it go away.

That's likely the reason Jim Jordan's name was thrown around early in this investigation...and predictably the media ate it up at the time.  Since his name was left out of the report and the report said it found no evidence coaches were aware of the alleged abuse, this story has died on the vine. And now, football players (another potential attention ploy), who should have never had contact with Strauss because football has their own medical staff, are suddenly claiming abuse. How convenient.