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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist

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Comment 03 Dec 2017

The BCS was a good system with the exception of 2 things: 

  1. too much subjective weight
  2. too many teams playing for too few spots. 

Expanding to 8 teams with a formula based system is my proposal- auto bids for all p5 conference champs, teams seeded by formula rank 

Comment 03 Dec 2017

I think the moral of the story is to show up and play every game with your best. 

I think message conveyed is that it's not worthwhile to risk a loss ooc because the committee will forgive one loss

Comment 03 Dec 2017

I hope this stimulates change. Either:

  1. Expansion to 8 team playoff
  2. Tangible or more formula based criteria and transparency of selection (body of work, eye test)
  3. Admission that it's just a subjective beauty contest. 

We we didn't get screwed, rather we did it to ourselves. But Bama didn't deserve it either....

Comment 02 Dec 2017

Wisconsin 38 - OSU 24

Same team. Same problems. Dumb mistakes, penalties, unfocused execution, poor coaching. I'd love to be wrong, but I've been waiting all season for this team to turn the corner and it hasn't happened yet. That hour glass is running out of sand. 

Comment 19 Nov 2017

I will add some passion into this. It is unfathomable that the playoff committee belittles the (late) regular season in such a way that it allows teams that just lost to playoff teams into the playoff for rematches.  Conference championships are defacto playoff games. 

And fwiw, this should always apply to the game. 

Comment 18 Nov 2017

Our defense will be key. Wisconsin is very good. 

Comment 05 Nov 2017

You should have taken my 10. Vegas is making you pay extra!!!

Comment 05 Nov 2017

People need to remember what losing feels like to appreciate winning. We're spoiled. 

Go Bucks. Beat MSU. 

Comment 04 Nov 2017

They were physical and disciplined. I hated watching it, but man, hard not to appreciate the product that Iowa put out today.