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MiamiBuckeye

North Miami, FL

MEMBER SINCE   September 15, 2016

After receiving my MFA in creative writing at Florida International University in Miami and adjuncting there for a few years, I've now moved to Denton, Texas where I'm a teaching fellow and PhD candidate at University of North Texas. Never been to Ohio but my family is a Buckeye family so I bleed Scarlet and Gray.

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Comment 28 Mar 2020

What would potentially make more sense would be delaying the season by a month and maybe shortening it by 2-3 games. 

Every team gets to keep one OOC game (Oregon for us, naturally) and then either plays their full conference slate or loses 1 of their cross-division matchups (bye, Illinois). 

The season still ends around the holidays, but it starts in late September, giving the country more time to recover, and gives universities time to assess whether it's safe to have classes/games. 

Comment 28 Mar 2020

What these “cure is worse than the disease” takes always seem to miss is that we’re not choosing between an economic depression and saving lives, the economic depression is happening either way, we’re just choosing the economic depression that kills fewer people and doesn’t collapse our healthcare system. 

Comment 26 Mar 2020

So it looks like our offense will go from A+ to A++ while the defense will be downgraded from A+ to A- or at worst B+

I'll take that. 

For reference this is how I grade our last 5 teams:

2019: Offense A+ Defense A+

2018: Offense A- Defense C+

2017: Offense B+ Defense B+

2016: Offense C+ Defense A+

2015: Offense B- Defense A

Comment 26 Mar 2020

Go to China and stay there until the pandemic is over--right now it's probably safer there than it is here. 

Comment 25 Mar 2020

Dabo reminds me of the Bible salesman from Flannery O'Connor's excellent short story "Good Country People," and also of Robert Michum's preacher character from "Night of the Hunter." 

Both characters who talk a lot about religion to mask their corruption. 

Comment 25 Mar 2020

Hey man, I was just wondering what dang ol Paper towels and toilte paper was selling for and from what I can tell these dang ol people are asking dang ol 3 to 4 times what they cost. I tell you what I said it when this shit started people were dang ol buy up shit to resell.

He's not wrong though, these "entrepreneurs" are scum and should probably be fed to moray eels.  

Comment 22 Mar 2020

We really can't say from our current vantage point where we'll be in September. 

I'm reasonably sure the season won't be canceled, as the scheduled start is about five months away (five months ago, the virus hadn't even begun in Wuhan, and now China is basically on the other side of the tunnel), but I'd really not put down any money that the games, at least the first month's slate, will be played in fully packed stadiums. 

The best case scenario is that we see a decline in cases like China did thanks to preventive measures, and that in three weeks or so we're seeing people recover. Worst case scenario is that we get hit as hard as Italy, tens of thousands die, and the virus bounces back in the summer after an apparent remission. In that scenario, it's hard to imagine college football games being played in August. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Wow that's some old timey gallantry there. 

Actually it would be kind of neat if Ohio State spotted 3rd stringers to the MAC schools they played. 

Comment 22 Mar 2020

All of those you named are on the list. Also included are Minnesota's Rashod Bateman, Georgia's George Pickens, and Louisville's Tutu Atwell. 

I think Olave should be somewhere around #7. The two Alabama guys, Justyn Ross, and Ja'marr Chase are all clearly in the top 5, but I don't see why Pickens, Moore, and Wallace are ahead of Olave. 

Comment 19 Mar 2020

Pfft those World War 2 era pansies couldn't hold a candle to the Crusader generations. 

The logic of these arguments are fundamentally flawed because they don't take into account how every generation has its own unique challenges. For instance, the current generation is facing a bleak economic outlook where the majority of people (even before the current craziness) weren't able to get a job that paid a living wage. By comparison, the "greatest generation" could basically walk to their local steel mill with no prior experience and receive a good paying job, and getting a house was a lot easier. 

But that's nothing compared to what future generations will face with the impending ecological collapse.