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MEMBER SINCE   November 22, 2015

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Comment 20 Jun 2020

I was at the 2009 game.  I took my youngest nephew to his first.  If I remember correctly Ohio State pretty much controlled the game but didn’t cash in when it counted, reminiscent of Clemson this year.  Had them pinned deep at the end too but allowed them to escape time and again.  That night I stayed over at CMH hotel as I had a flight back to Texas the next day.  I couldn’t sleep I was so disappointed.  On the plane back to Houston there was a smattering of USC fans to add insult to injury.  I’ll never forget that horrible game.

Comment 30 Apr 2020

Because I take joy in the sport, NOT a business.  I take pleasure in being part of it, not everyone for himself.  Leave that to professional sports.  That’s what it is there for.  To be clear, I know we’ve gone done this road for a long time that is to say monetizing college athletics.  This I understand.  Must EVERYTHING be about money?  It’s probably the last straw for me.

To each his own.  You can choose to ruin the sport if you wish.  I can choose to separate myself from it.   I have a feeling many will.

Comment 29 Dec 2019

Ohio State shot themselves in the foot too many times.  Very winnable game.  Can’t hand the other team two first downs when you had them stopped.  That being said, officials definitely didn’t do Ohio State any favors.  Could have easily been a running into the kicker call instead of a personal foul.  Additionally, the entire bowl season regarding replay other official commentators said “has to be indisputable video evidence to over turn a call on the field”.  The fumble recovery scoop and score didn’t look like indisputable video evidence to me.  

Comment 20 Mar 2019

I wish these pro guys the best and if Haskins is a starter for a team I’ll probably watch him play here and there.  However my team is Ohio State.  Once they leave I’m not really interested in reading a ton of articles about them.  Didn’t read this one.  But I’ve noticed a lot of articles on 11W on players after they leave.  Is there really that much interest?

Comment 02 Dec 2018

No, they aren’t in.  However there is little doubt in my mind they are a stronger team than ND.  ESPN reports Ohio St didn’t look strong last night however they gave NW their worst beating of the year including when compared versus ND.  Additionally Ohio State defeated UM by 23.  ND by 7.  I understand that ND is undefeated.  But they always saying they want the four strongest teams, right?  OSU maybe or maybe not stronger than OU, but without doubt they are stronger than ND.

Comment 19 Nov 2018

Although the defense didn’t look good last week, winning a Big Ten game on the road in a year where there appears to be a lot of parity is huge.  Ohio State is 10-1 with none of the biggest games of year up to this point at home.  I think it’s silly to guarantee victories but I wouldn’t be surprised if Ohio State pulls this one out.

Comment 26 May 2018

Personally I prefer the old days, no playoffs.  Although I’m sure I will continue to watch CFB because of years of doing so, I don’t care for it as much I use to.  Money wave dampens it.  Players sitting out bowl games, SCOTUS legalizes gambling, big coaches salaries, talk of playing players, same teams winning every year (aka Alabama year in, year out) doesn’t make the sport better for me.  Yes, I realize Ohio St has been one of those teams who wins every year.

I do like that they play 9 conference games and at least they play one meaningful out of conference.  But out of conference games use to be better prior to mid 90s.

Perhaps others like this morass, but I found the old system more exciting because it was more about the sport and community than money.  CFB is firmly pointed in the direction of the individual and not the team or community.  And I’m part of the community.