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.
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.
Your view is not unpopular with me and many others. Hopefully this leads to the collapse of college athletics.
Paying college athletes is a HUGE turnoff and most likely I’ll be tuning out.
I still remember the pain of the 90s. The teams that Ohio State had that were better and still lost. The national championship hopes that were crushed. The Buckeyes have a long way to go to pay back all that pain. But it’s a nice start.
Thanks. Prefer you don’t respond in the future.
Can someone explain why Penn St gets the sixth seed over Ohio State after losing 3 straight to finish the season with the last loss being to NW? They split regular season with Ohio State having the higher margin of victory. Ohio State ranked higher with better out of conference victories. Both ended 11-9 in conference play. Please explain.
Something is up. This team has done a 180 since the Kentucky game. This shouldn’t have happened.
Let it go. The outcome is not going to change and only prevents you from looking forward. If the team dwells on it, it will have a negative consequence. Besides, no one knows for sure if it would have made a difference in who won.
No doubt had Ohio St not made mistakes they would have crushed Clemson. But they did make mistakes.
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.
Big money in sports always makes the sport better!
I suppose one has the right to get paid if you can get it. I have the right to lose interest in your greed. And I have over time.
He is a reflection of our culture. Don’t have to search very far to see examples of rude, obnoxious behavior on a daily basis. In fact, you don’t have to search at all.
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?
I gave up on this team after they lost to Illinois at home. Been since before Jim O’Brian I’ve seen a team at such a low point.
Purdue got a bill to pay.
Any kid that goes up there to play should be shunned. Go wherever else you like. Go there, you ain’t welcome back.
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.
Ohio State the better team and should win. Ohio State better than Purdue too, but didn’t. Take NW lightly or worry about national playoff picture and you will lose!
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.
Agreed! Lucky thy name was Maryland! That said, hopefully defensive play improves.
You must be young. See 1999.
Don’t think so. NW leading the west and loses to Akron? Eastern Michigan beats Purdue. UM only loss is out of conference. PSU needs O/T to beat Appy St. Wish you were correct but evidence indicates otherwise.
C’mon, who didn’t see this coming? Teams in the Big10 get up for Ohio St, UM and maybe Penn St. Too bad they don’t put the same amount of effort into Eastern Michigan and Akron!
That being said, Ohio St is not a very good football at this time.
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.
Play for any other team if you must just don’t play for them and don’t speak ill of your home state school. I can’t imagine being persona non grata in my home state for the rest of your life. How sad.