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OSUBias


Minneapolis, MN (via Akron)

MEMBER SINCE   January 23, 2012

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Live was during the Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame, watching Ted Ginn lined up in single coverage and presnap predicting the ensuing touchdown.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Antoine Winfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Lawrence Funderburke
  • NFL TEAM: Browns until Satan moved them, now NY Jets (wife)
  • NHL TEAM: (crickets)
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians, but don't really care
  • SOCCER TEAM: Any EPL team, their passion is contagious

Recent Activity

Comment 06 Oct 2019

My view is that the coolness of the whiteout is Like 25% the amount of white and 75% the insanity of the crowd. Regardless of what color everyone is wearing, the OSU home crowd is just not intimidating. I don’t care about age, so don’t blame the old people. The crowd just isn’t a top 10 crowd. I’ve been to Madison, that is a crowd. PSU, for all their annoying qualities, brings their A game to cheering loudly, non stop, for 4 quarters. And I’ve been a part of the OSU crowd many times so I’m a part of this criticism. 

Comment 06 Oct 2019

Adversity isn’t binary, so yes I’d say they faced some. They adjusted, didn’t lose their cool (unlike many in the game thread and me on my couch), took control and then cruised the entire second half. Was it the kind that people typically mean when they use that phrase? No. But it shouldn’t have been. The reality is we shouldn’t be tested like that until Wisconsin. You shouldn’t get extra adversity credit for having some facing a shitty team and playing down, just like we (yup I’m a part of it now) shouldn’t get penalized for not having enough because we’ve been pounding teams. We won’t really know until we are down in the second half, god forbid that happens. 

Comment 02 Oct 2019

I’m curious to see how the team responds when they get punched in the face. It might happen Saturday, might be against UW, but until they face some controversy we won’t really know. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

Underrated: Fields going through his progression and then casually ripping a throw from one hash mark to the other sideline to pick up a modest 5-8 yards. I don’t know (or care) what drive it was but him having the ability to do that both mentally and physically is incredible. If we can stretch the field sideline to sideline like that and he can be that efficient with his decision making? Woof. Look out world. 

Comment 29 Sep 2019

I know not everyone loves Herbie these days, but he nailed it with the comment last night: “just look at how many white jerseys are flying to the ball.” The defense is coming downhill hard and punishing people. When the other teams break a big play now it’s mostly going for 10 yards, not 95. MSU is going to be a different sort of test but man this team has been fun to watch!

Comment 25 Sep 2019

The problem is that there is nothing stopping Fox from broadcasting the game at night, with Klatt and Gus doing the game. Fox has chosen to compete with the shitty noon slate games for ratings, and it probably doesn’t matter for OSU since we always drive ratings but noon games at the Shoe are lifeless. 

Comment 25 Sep 2019

If we are really trying to solve the problem, here’s a way to make it happen: the power 5 becomes its own division and moves to 4 conferences of 16 teams. The playoff is 8 teams, and the first round is the conference championship. Conference games are mandated at whatever number (maybe 9). Playing games down a division are optional but don’t count in stats or in your W-L record. Because this would financially break the newly created tier 2 (group of 5, whatever) the big dogs in the p5 will agree to subsidize the second division, which is no different from the way it is now except we will just skip the games. It will also give the group of 5 their own champion (hi UCF!) and they can have their own playoff/bowls.

This will never happen because too many people have misaligned incentives to stop it from happening. Any of these solutions are decent ways to fix what we as fans see as problems. The SEC is never buying into something that would level the playing field (assuming it’s currently un-level). They are only interested in what is best for their own conference/schools. 

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Like many young QBs, Fields defaults to bailing backwards rather than stepping up in the pocket (in general). If I’m Nebraska I bring heavy a gap pressure and play press man and force him to throw into tight windows. If they take that approach, how do the buckeyes respond?