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MJTampa


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Comment 25 Nov 2019

EZE...Florida??? You've got to be kidding. Maybe the worst #7 team of all-time. Two losses, could have lost to a poor Miami team, and should have lost to a poor Kentucky team...not good.

Comment 25 Nov 2019

Bd2999...It's not about Burrow "shining". It's about LSU "handling" #9 Auburn (by 3) while we were "tested but topped" #9 Penn State (by 11).

Comment 22 Nov 2019

I think I know what you're trying to say here, but it doesn't make sense. Nobody is saying the Buckeyes aren't tough or aren't going to "lay it in the line" or have "much bigger issues" if the weather plays a role. The concern is simply that a wet ball might squirt out of a Buckeye's hands at an inopportune time or two. Fumbling/dropping a wet ball doesn't mean you didn't try hard or are somehow a weak-minded football player.

Comment 20 Nov 2019

How in the world did you come to this conclusion from reading OP's post? An old envious hater??? He literally said that everyone SHOULD draft a running QB. His only drawback was that all that running might lead to an injury, which is certainly a reasonable thought. Strange post.

Comment 16 Nov 2019

I agree with you concerning those games being memorable. Here's what I wrote above if you didn't catch it...this would allow for lots of great OOC games instead of avoiding them because of the current goofy playoff format:

BR13, that take sounds really bad-ass, but makes no sense at all. We should schedule Oklahoma, Oregon, and Notre Dame while someone like Alabama or Clemson schedules three non-power 5/FCS teams and then watch as they make the playoff and we don't because we lose one of those three games??? Doesn't make sense to me. What DOES make sense to me is bumping the playoff to 8 teams, taking the 5 conference champs as decided ON THE FIELD OF PLAY (as sports should be) and not by the opinion of some committee, and then letting the committee and talking heads argue about the other 3 at-large spots. This way, we actually could schedule awesome OOC games and not be concerned about possibly losing, because we could still win the Big Ten and get in. I would love this.

Comment 16 Nov 2019

BR13, that take sounds really bad-ass, but makes no sense at all. We should schedule Oklahoma, Oregon, and Notre Dame while someone like Alabama or Clemson schedules three non-power 5/FCS teams and then watch as they make the playoff and we don't because we lose one of those three games??? Doesn't make sense to me. What DOES make sense to me is bumping the playoff to 8 teams, taking the 5 conference champs as decided ON THE FIELD OF PLAY (as sports should be) and not by the opinion of some committee, and then letting the committee and talking heads argue about the other 3 at-large spots. This way, we actually could schedule awesome OOC games and not be concerned about possibly losing, because we could still win the Big Ten and get in. I would love this.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

My eyes are wide-open. Our loss was definitely bad...never said it wasn't. Georgia's loss at home to a truly terrible team is also bad. I'm not really concerned with comparing the two losses. I have no issue with being left out last year. But I think Georgia should absolutely be lower than 4 right now. Their Notre Dame win looks unimpressive, their Florida win the same (Florida could/should have 4 losses when you look at their games against poor Miami and Kentucky teams), and their loss is terrible.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

As I said above, the Purdue loss was bad, and I have no complaints. But this year's South Carolina team is worse than last year's Purdue, and it was at home, not on the road. I don't think those two losses are as far apart in terms of "badness" as you are saying.

Comment 13 Nov 2019

They BETTER be pulling up box scores and taking a deep dive...it's their only purpose on this committee! The Purdue loss was bad, and I have no complaints. But this year's South Carolina team is worse than last year's Purdue, and it was at home, not on the road. I don't think those two losses are as far apart in terms of "badness" as some are saying.

Comment 10 Nov 2019

I'm no Zach Smith apologist, but this take is absolutely and completely wrong. He is a complete Ohio State homer on his podcast, loves the Buckeyes, and does nothing but pump them and the Big Ten up. His anger is with the OSU compliance dept and PR department because he's afraid they will screw this Chase Young situation up as he believes they have other situations going back to TatGate. His concern is the same as ours...that somehow this wonderful season will get derailed.

Comment 31 Oct 2019

He's made some clunkers lining his pockets as he's aged, but if you're saying you wouldn't watch "Godfather", "Godfather II", or "Goodfellas", just to name 3 of a number of good ones...well, I don't know why you'd feel that way.

Comment 25 Oct 2019

As a teacher myself, this is one of my favorite posts ever...you are a great teacher, Tajikey.

Comment 23 Oct 2019

But if they were undefeated right now by having played UConn instead of Auburn, they would already definitely be ahead of Auburn and unquestionably in the running to get in the CFP as a possible undefeated conference champ...which was the OP's point.

Comment 14 Oct 2019

Don't know him...spend almost all my time here, but every now and then when I've read all the threads here I'll pop over there or Bucknuts to see if there's any new info there (there rarely is), and just happened to see Buck68 today.

Comment 14 Oct 2019

I found the guy kind of entertaining and interesting, and thought some people might appreciate a little blast-from-the-past. I sure hope this doesn't turn into a bashing thread...not my intent! lol

Comment 06 Oct 2019

There wasn't one thing wrong about what you said...it's a totally objective and reasonable and literally impossible-to-deny statement. There are a number of mentally-weak downvoters on this board whose poor feelings get hurt by reality.

Comment 02 Oct 2019

There's no incentive to beef up SOS now...play cupcakes so you win all your games and you're in. For example, if we hadn't played Oklahoma and lost in 2017, we likely would have gotten in. 

Comment 02 Oct 2019

The OOC is already as meaningless as possible...play 3-4 cupcakes and try to remain undefeated so you can make the CFP. If autobids were used for conference champs, teams could afford to schedule amazing OOC games, knowing that a loss wouldn't kill their season. And if the playoff was moved to 8 teams (5 champs, 1 group-of-5, 2 at-large), the strength go the OOC schedule could help a team get one of those two at-larges if they don't win their conference.

Comment 18 Sep 2019

You know, it's not really a compliment to us to when Michigan fans say that we (OSU) really hate them and think about the game all year long, but they don't really feel the same way and "it's just another game" to them. That's just a pompous and condescending way of saying we constantly think about them while they barely think about us at all. And it's their latest excuse for why we keep beating them. Very similar to when a team loses in a bowl game and says "they didn't really want to be there". I mean, they're totally full of shit about all of this, but that's what they're hinting at when they say things like this.

Comment 16 Sep 2019

I hear ya. My point was not that they never cover us at all. My point was that they've covered us differently than the way they cover Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, et al, over the years. If you disagree, OK. But if you agree with that point, then the next question is whether this media bias can alter the perceptions of the committee enough to hurt OSU in  a close vote for a playoff spot. That is my only concern here. I don't particularly care about the highlights themselves...I watched the whole game, so I didn't need highlights. I'm concerned about the decision-making process that led to showing highlights in the primetime window for all ranked teams except one...the #6 Buckeyes looking potent in a Big Ten conference road game. Because if that was a conscious purposeful decision (and it must have been, because they showed everyone except us, including games that were not a big story in any way), then I wonder what is really going on behind the scenes.

Comment 16 Sep 2019

Six, I think I explained myself pretty clearly here. As a football fan, I don't care all that much that OSU is making more money off of TV rights than some team in the SEC is. I care that the bias that ESPN shows the SEC will affect the perceptions of the committee voters if there is a close vote for the 4th spot in the playoffs (as there has been 4 of the 5 years). It's pretty simple to understand. You sound like a Michigan fan who, when they lose, says "Well, whatever, our SAT scores are higher than yours". If we get left out of then playoffs in a controversial decision, are you going to yell "Well, whatever, we make more money than you do"? Who gives a rat's ass? I already noted that, in the grand scheme of things, that money will do plenty of good for the university. But in this discussion, on this website, in this forum, it would be better for the football team if ESPN pumped us up to the committee and the general public the same way they do the SEC.