10,000 people died in this country THIS WEEK and that is with basically the whole country shut down. You have ZERO idea what you're talking about.
Im excited by Olave/Wilson. It's been cool having a big stable of "really solid" receivers for the last few years but I wouldnt mind getting back to having a truly elite 2-3 like with Holmes/Ginn.
Marshall had the prospect of another year of JTB throwing near him twice a game. Under those circumstances I'd have left too.
Maybe this one will get a little better with time - we're like 12 hours out - but as of now I think this will be my all time #1. I think this will be one that haunts me. I've never felt such a gut punch as I did with that interception at the end. I crumpled to the ground and spoke no words for five minutes. It was a special team. I am devastated.
Olave/Wilson next year will be the best receiver duo since Holmes/Ginn in 05.
The reason I don't like professional sports is that the teams are way too artificially manufactured. I never understood, for example, where the joy would be as a Miami Heat fan if you simply won by creating an allstar team. Same thing with Golden State.
To root for the Buckeyes means a lot more than just rooting for the current stable of players. To be a Buckeye fan is more than just the sum of its current roster. It's about tradition and pride and culture. It's about Mike Doss coming back for his senior year for a National Championship. It's about Braxton Miller coming back as a receiver because he has an OSU tattoo and grew up here.
Joe Burrow personifies all of these things. He is a Buckeye in every meaning of the word, other than being on the roster. I wish him way more than luck.
It's hard to overstate how much I can't stand OSU fans who whine about "ESPN bias." To the point that if I didn't love Ohio State and the team so much, I'd like the team less because of how unbearable it is to listen to you.
He's a great player and you're both delusional and a weird fan to not support Burrow.
No idea, All I know is no true Buckeye fan should take it personal that Burrow is where he is. Because Burrow's first choice was to be a Buckeye. I wish him nothing but the best of luck. I'd even wish him to do well if we played LSU. I'd be okay with him having a great game against us - as long as we win in the end. I am happy for/proud of him and what he's doing.
How is he backpedaling? It's the front story on the main ESPN CFB page.
Burrow is obviously good enough now. Just a reminder that Joe Burrow's dream growing up in Athens was to play for OSU. Not sure why some people on here treat the guy like he's Tate Martell or something.
I'd take Burrow all day over Fields. I don't think there's a huge discrepancy in talent, but Burrow is an Ohio guy growing up dreaming of playing for OSU. Even if Fields was slightly better I'd take Burrow over someone whose second choice was Ohio State. Nothing against Fields and I'm appreciative of his play so far. But yeah, comparing two similar talents, give me the Ohio boy any day.
"There seems to be a large amount of entitled crybabies on the site. "
The biggest crybabies are people like you who are so emotionally fragile you just cant stand anyone posting a negative thought.
Todd you might be the worst poster on this site.
You should really think about posting less.
Not sure about calculating all the hypotheticals that are impossible to calculate. I just know I'd gladly take less JTB.
This is what happens when you open your team up to ringers like Fields. You have recruits who make a decision to come to Ohio State based on certain timelines in their head of when they could realistically take the team over. People who chose Ohio State as their #1 pick because they wanted to be here. People who put their time in. Then someone who would rather be playing at Georgia throws the rug out from under them. Can't blame them one bit for leaving.
Duuude I totally agree about Carr's last game vs Florida. Classic. I even wrote once that that game made me have a hard time hating Michigan as much as most people here.
"JTB is the only 4-0 QB in the history of the game"
Most overrated stat in the history of Buckeye football. We won those games despite his poor performance in every one, not because of him. Troy Smith had more passing yards in 2006 against #2 UM than JT had in his last 3 UM games combined.
At some point and to some degree you have to look out for the players as human beings. Yeah its good for the team to treat all three as tools where we're going to see which one is best and throw the others in the shed. Tate put his time in, put his emotion in, if he's going to get bumped for the next shiny object he deserves at least a heads up that it's unlikely he'll be playing and it would be best for him and his career to explore elsewhere.
Ohio State would have gotten huge ratings. ESPN wants huge ratings. It's almost as if ESPN's self-interest isn't driving who gets into the playoff at all.... wait... it's almost as if ESPN doesn't select the teams period... the committee does.... I wonder if any posters here will ever stop crying and realize this... probably... not...
You're not an expert or professional so nobody really cares what you do or don't like.
Yeah other teams had weaknesses. Ohio state got completely owned by Purdue and you're here talking about Georgia. People like you are beyond hope or reason. Pointless to expend effort on.
It's nuts. Literally the whole year this forum was filled with people saying how bad the linebackers are, often saying they're the worst they've ever seen at Ohio State. How bad the corners and safeties are. How bad the offensive line is that even a record-breaking passer can't free up the run. I'm talking the overwhelming general consensus of this board saying this, and on a weekly basis. Yet somehow it's a travesty of justice that an independent outside committee didn't think we're one of the four best teams. There is no reasoning with illogical people.
So what is it you want? For popularity and potential advertising revenue to dictate the playoff committee decisions? Just when it benefits Ohio State, of course.