I don't think the OP was complaining about Clemson "cheating" to beat us on the field...I think he was complaining that the media seems a lot more interested in our possible transgressions than in theirs (or anyone else's, it seems). It's a fair point with possibly an obvious answer (SEC/ACC/ESPN business connection). And it's a shame, because it matters. It cost us a national title game against Notre Dame in 2012 (and gave Alabama one), it cost us a head coach and possibly a spot in the playoff last year (I know we had a bad loss, but we also were radioactive in terms of PR), and who know if it has cost us any recruits, but it may have.
Hopefully all the ESPN lovers will post here and tell me why ESPN has ignored these stories instead of ramming them into the subconscious of every sports fan in America via incessant vitriolic articles and "news" segments, as we've seen with Ohio State. I love it when these posters call the rest of us "homers" and "not being objective" without seeing themselves in the same light in regard to defending ESPN's actions in light of their business connections to the SEC and ACC...delicious irony (and please, don't tell me about the contract ESPN has with the Big Ten...they clearly would benefit from the demise of the Big Ten Network, and couldn't have been happy with its creation).
Today is my birthday. I consider this story a gift...and your service even more so. Thank you, brother.
It was a terrible call and was the only reason Bama even had time for a Hail-Mary at the end. PS...not my downvote.
Well, you're speaking out of both sides of your mouth here. You're asking "What does she really know about leading armies?", and then you're saying "Events aren't out of her control...she's the queen, isn't she?" The fact is, she was smart enough to realize that maybe she didn't know as much as she needed to, being so young and new to war strategies, and she was wise enough to listen to experienced counsel. But after that counsel repeatedly gave advice that was much worse than her original ideas, causing incredible losses on her part, she'd had enough.
Again, she shouldn't have "lost it" so badly at the end, but that's the whole point of "losing it"...you're out of control. To ignore the multitude of reasons she became out of control and just call her "spoiled" is a pretty shallow look at 8 seasons of character development for her.
PS...not my downvote, by the way
She finally got fed up with listening to folks telling her she couldn't do what she wanted to do.
Yes, she did...because every bit of strategy and advice that she listened to from everybody else (like Tyrion, a Lannister that, instead of killing, she gave the honor of "Hand" to, or Jon, the man she loves who doesn't want the throne but yet still refused to keep his lineage a secret and now can barely even hug her) completely blew up in her face. If she had done what she originally wanted to do, she would have taken three dragons and wiped out the Red Keep (without destroying the entire city) and taken the Iron Throne. Instead, she lost 2 of her 3 dragons, her best friends, most of her army, the affection of the love of her life, everything. Then she gets to sit at the celebration table after Winterfell and see everyone love Jon and brag about him for riding dragons (I mean, she basically invented riding dragons), while she sits alone and shunned. It's over for her...she has nothing...she knows she can't be a loved queen because everyone wants Jon, and she knows she can't even give up her life-long desire for the Iron Throne and just marry Jon to be his queen because he's not attracted to her anymore due to the revelation about them being related. At this point, all she can do is either disappear completely or become a tyrant queen. She apparently chose the latter. No doubt she flipped out and lost it...not denying that. And no doubt she has always had a "fiery" personality (pun intended). But she had done an admirable job sticking with her ideals about "breaking the wheel" and freeing slaves pretty damn well...until all the sacrifices and tragedies and losses became too much to take. I think it's a tragic story about someone reaching her breaking point due to events out of her control, until she became out of control herself.
The total yardage at one point in the second half was 457-150 Buckeyes, to go along with a 36-7 run on the scoreboard. It was a pretty solid beating.
And expanding the Playoff likely would dilute the regular season a bit. This season, the SEC Championship Game probably wouldn't have mattered. The same might be true with respect to the OSU/Michigan Game.
OK...but that definitely cuts both ways. This year, the PAC12 title game meant nothing...it would've meant something if conference champs get in. And that goes for every conference championship game where the winner didn't get in, including ours this year. Not to mention last year's SEC title game, which apparently didn't matter because even the loser still got in. From a personal standpoint, I would find the conference championship games in all 5 conferences much more watchable if I knew the winner was getting an automatic bid. It would even make regular-season games more important and interesting to watch, because you'd be very interested in other teams' games in your conference if those games affected Ohio State's ability to win the Big Ten East and have a shot at an auto bid to the playoff. I think 8 teams is perfect, because it solves both sides of the issue...it allows 5 teams (the conference champs) to earn their way in based on results on the field of play, as sports should be, and it also leaves a little wiggle room for great teams that stumbled once but are obviously great (like Bama last year or 2015 OSU), or aren't in one of the 5 conferences (like UCF and ND now, or Boise in previous years).
You mean getting beat down 40-32 without their very good starting quarterback, who beat down Auburn when he played last year?
By "wart", you mean the team that beat Texas, who just smashed...Georgia??? If it's a wart for us, it's gotta be a tumor for them. More nonsense.
Nope...he said he made 14 threes, which is at least 42 points, and I pointed out that he only scored 30.
He scored 30, made 4 threes.
We have already been given a Good day...by intercession. We 'intervene' to say 'have a good day'. Thus, this is an expression of "never understanding" entirely by our choice of what to do with... the freedom we each have been given as we breathe. How...grateful i so humbly am....
We don't have Western diamondbacks in FL...they're called Westerns because they are out West (not trying to be a dick here). We have Easterns (which are the largest rattlesnakes in America), pygmy, and canebrake (also called timber).
Well, if it wasn't a baby racer like in that pic, then I'd say you probably did see a rattlesnake...either a young Eastern diamondback or a pygmy.
Would love to see a pic. I also live in Florida, and it's amazing how many people mistake a baby black racer for a rattlesnake. Baby black racers have a grey and maroon pattern, and turn black as they age. But it could be a rattlesnake...we certainly have them.
Still waiting for an explanation for why he DROPPED Ohio State 3 spots in his final AP Poll after they BEAT a top-10 Arkansas team in the Sugar Bowl. That is unheard of and completely illogical, nonsensical, and definitely NOT objective...it's biased AGAINST OSU, which is even weirder when you consider he's an alum and former captain. So there is definitely something weird behind-the-scenes between him and Ohio State, and I'd love to hear an explanation.
This is a serious request for CincyOSU...please explain why ESPN believes Georgia should get in this year as a 2-loss non-conference champ, but did not say the same thing in 2015 with Ohio State as a defending national champion, 1-loss non-conference champ, with a sick/injured All-American running back and a team full of NFL players, that lost on a last-second field goal to a top 10 team in crappy weather.
Notice this graphic is from the Big Ten Network, affiliated with Fox. Have we seen this graphic on ESPN? No, we haven't. Will we? No, we won't. Fox (Big Ten Network) and ESPN (affiliated with the SEC Network) are competing networks...Fox will stick up for the Big Ten, ESPN will not. I don't see it as a conspiracy...I see it as a natural business practice, and they both do it. Unfortunately for us, ESPN has a helluva lot more power.
Equally sad is how blindly people will defend analytics (and in a condescending manner) when the simple facts are staring them right in the face. The fact is that he gave Ohio State a better chance of getting into the playoffs than Alabama last year. And he was wrong, plain and simple. It's not the end of the world, but yes, the analytics prediction was wrong. And any model that the creator admits is "probably wrong in many cases" doesn't seem like much of a model worth paying any attention to.
And a bunch of ND games (Vandy, Pitt, Northwestern, Ball St, USC, even Michigan possibly)
FTN70, he wasn't saying at all that since we beat Michigan that that proves we shouldn't have fired Meyer without cause. He was saying that people going after Meyer so hard is what caused Shelley to be crying so hard on the sidelines at the end of the game, and that stress was unfairly placed on his family. So it's your post that is the more terrible one.
Good point...it was prompted. But it came off as sincere, to me at least. Like I said, I don't even know what the hell happened to cause all this. Probably best if I just step out of this lol...
I don't know the full story here, but I can say that he apologized to you directly (BiNY, and others indirectly) further up the thread, and before you posted this latest comment. So it seems that you are not accepting his apology...this is your prerogative, but let's not pretend he didn't apologize.