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.
Your response has nothing to do with what I posted.
He's trying to imply that if the Buckeyes draw a better crowd than the playoff games, maybe it'd help us get in next year. As though they don't know OSU = ratings. As though the playoff committee members get ad revenue commission.
The CFP will continue to put what they think are the four teams who should be put in, flawed or not. Has nothing to do with ratings - if it did, Ohio State would be in every year. But yeah have fun being one of 20 dudes bitterly sitting at home thinking you're sticking it to the man.
"Turn in your fandom and pick another team. "
The fact that I still love Ohio State despite having to associate with fans like you is a lot more proof of my loyalty to the team than typing TTUN instead of Michigan.
Lmao yeah let's decline a Rose Bowl invite cause getting housed by Purdue kept us out of being one of the four best teams in the country. Very reasonable.
Neither ESPN nor the SEC pick the playoff teams. Not that you care about facts or reality.
Alabama almost always has a quality OOC opponent early on, actually, or at least they scheduled a team that should have been good.
2017: Florida State
2014: West Virginia
2013: Virginia Tech
And as far as this season goes:
Auburn beat #6 Washington
LSU beat #8 Miami
Texas A&M lost to Clemson by 2
Mississippi St beat KSU
Missouri beat Purdue
So yeah you can't really say the SEC just beats up on each other and creates a fake sense of mystique and quality. Yeah they have their lame FCS week but they do schedule, play, and beat decent OOC opponents as well.
Yeah, Im an OSU fan who went to my first game 24 years ago. I dont post for the masses. I post for the realists, the logical fans who have a sprinkle of common sense, who are sick of the conspiracy theories about ESPN not wanting OSU in the playoffs (as though they pick the top 4), etc.
The fact that youre at a negative downvote is pathetic. You speak the truth. We lost to PURDUE. PURDUE. We barely beat MARYLAND. And struggled against NEBRASKA. And MINNESOTA. Our linebackers are BAD. Our DBs are BELOW AVERAGE. Understand and accept it, downvoters.
Typical crybaby OSU fans. Maybe we shoulda beat Purdue. Or Maryland by more than a prayer. Or not trailed Minnesota at half. Etc, and so on. We deserve #5. You might disagree. Fine. We can debate that. To say its just SO OBVIOUS that we should be in the CFP to cry about an entire network, you should attempt to check into reality.
Yeah cause OSU has been so dominant and amazing this year, what an easy game Washington will be. Definitely much easier than Nebraska or Minnesota. Way easier than the Purdue Boilermakers.
How does the ESPN and SEC Network boardrooms matter? They don't select the teams in the playoff. For like the millionth time.