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Dayton (via Columbus)

MEMBER SINCE   August 27, 2014

Born and raised in Columbus, OH. Grew up on campus at tOSU (father was faculty), went to my first game when I was six, and I have loved the Buckeyes ever since. Graduated from the US Naval Academy and served on active duty for 26 years.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching JT Barrett lead the biggest comeback of Coach Meyer's career to beat Penn State in the Shoe.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John 'Hondo' Havlicek
  • NFL TEAM: It hurts too much to be an NFL fan in Ohio.
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: None - I'd rather watch lacrosse.

Recent Activity

Comment 7 hours ago

I think that’s part of the problem, though, Linga. People are so convinced of their own opinions that they aren’t willing to open their ears, close their mouths and listen to another viewpoint. Not saying that’s necessarily you, but it is many others. 

Comment 18 hours ago

If you haven't tuned in for SVP, you've actually missed some good sports commentary.  He had some of the best takes last year on the Zach Smith story. 

Comment 20 hours ago

Earthoid- for comparison, I checked the Fox Sports website. No mention of OSU in their lead, CFB stories either. It’s 7:35 pm eastern on Sunday.  Arizona and Oregon have their own stories. Boise State has a story.  Even UC Davis besting Lehigh got its own story. 

https://www.foxsports.com/college-football/news

Comment 22 hours ago

You’re absolutely correct, it’s nothing like a newspaper. In fact, it changes so rapidly that unless you’re constantly refreshing the lead “page” with its links to their top 8 or so articles, you can’t possible know what articles were in their front page from one hour to the next. 

I was just noting three of the 7-8 link that were in their CFB “headlines” at the time I posted. 

But, I didn’t have to go far to find a story that has an ESPN writer who is picking OSU to be in the CFP. 

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27620360/college-football-bowl-projections-week-3

Comment 22 hours ago

Oh the humanity. 

Or, people actually moved LSU ahead of UGA and OU this week. So they got a +2 or a +3 bump from some voters. 

And, please, let’s not delude ourselves that coaches are actually voting. If you truly believe head coaches of D1 teams are casting these ballots, we can’t have a constructive conversation about this poll. 

Comment 15 Sep 2019

Division 1 coaches get paid to win football games, not vote in some garbage poll that has zero bearing  on the playoffs and anyone's bottom line.  Very few HCs have the time to watch film on any teams other than the next one on their schedule.

Comment 15 Sep 2019

You're comparing the schedule as if the previous week's opponents haven't done anything.

OSU has wins over IU, UC and FAU.  LSU has wins over UT, GA Southern and NWSU (FCS).

if you compare those top to bottom, LSU has a more impressive P5 win, LSU and OSU's G5 wins are basically a push (UC and GA Southern), and OSU has the better weak ass team win.  

But if you dig deeper on UC and GA Southern, the Bearcats were sleep walking against Miami (OH) this week while GA Southern nearly upset an undefeated Big Ten Minnesota. 

It's a minimal difference, and it's week 3. Much ado about nothing. 15 points out of 1300 is about 1%.  It's almost a rounding error.

Comment 15 Sep 2019

Excellent analysis.  A couple of things, IMO, are setting this year up to be a strange one. There were some significant coaching changes that shook up a lot of teams.  Added to that, there are something like 25-30 transfer QBs starting for new teams this year.  Throw in a few key injuries (USC QB, UF QB, etc.), and things are about to get downright weird. 

Bottom line, it's only week three, and no one has played enough games against real competition for anyone to make a real judgement.  FEI had the Buckeyes #4 last week.  I expect them to be 3 or 4 this week.  S&P+ should also have them moving up after blanking IU.  Clemson didn't look great for three quarters against a Cuse team that was shellacked by MD; they'll slip in the analytics. Bama may see a slide when they hit a real offense.  SCar was able to break some big plays with Bama's young LBs.  

I like where the Buckeyes are right now. Stay hungry, young wolves, and stick together.  When winter comes, and the cold winds blow, the pack survives and the lone wolf dies.

Comment 15 Sep 2019
  1. Nick Saban, Alabama: If you don't vote for yourself, you're a fool.
  2. Ed Orgeron, LSU: If you beat them, you beat #1. If you lose a close one, it was to #1. Either way, it gives you a better SOS.
  3. Gus Malzahn, Auburn: The only hope you have of beating your rival, is to feed them rat poison while giving your own players bulletin board material. And, see #2.

This is why the Coaches Poll is garbage.  There are six SEC coaches and six B1G coaches among the field. Every coach can have an agenda when it comes to the polls. And, most will tell you that some staffer files their ballot every week.  The HC doesn't have time to watch all the highlights each weekend or even read through the box scores, let alone watch enough of the games to make a reasonable guess as to who should be ranked where.  It is by far the weakest of all the BS human polls.

Comment 15 Sep 2019

Because trouncing IU doesn’t move the sports news needle. UF’s QB broke his leg - newsworthy for a Top 25 team. Sparty choked to an unranked team - newsworthy. Tua set a passing record and did it against a P5 team - newsworthy. 

What are we really offended by? Ryan Day farts and ESPN fails to make it a front page headline in college sports?

Comment 14 Sep 2019

They (the AAC) should jump the ACC and the PAC 12, too. 

Comment 14 Sep 2019

Think about it: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Hal Holbrook, James Coburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Tom Selleck, Pat Morita, Dabney Coleman. 

And...Erik Estrada. 

Comment 14 Sep 2019

a remake of Midway is coming out in November.

Do not mess with perfection. You’ll never get a cast like that together again. 

Comment 14 Sep 2019

He’s Bama’s JT Barrett. Endured a ton of bashing from Bama fans. 

Comment 14 Sep 2019

Cal: 3-0

USC: 2-1

Stanford: 1-2

UCLA: 0-2(3)

Comment 14 Sep 2019

Whadya mean? There’s tons of OU fans in the Rose Bowl tonight.