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RodVedder4

Westerville, OH (via Westerville, OH)

Member since 27 September 2012 | Blog

Columbus born and raised, attended Otterbein when it was still a "college." I've known the words to "Carmen Ohio" since I was about 5, still don't know the words to Otterbein's alma mater. I'm fortunate enough to be able to attend a good number of Buckeye football home games, as my parents get season tickets and are willing to share them.

I'm also a big fan of Duke basketball, I think there are more similarities between them and our Buckeyes than people realize...specifically, people who hate both teams often don't actually know why, they just think it's something they're supposed to do. That, and people either love or hate each team...there is no middle ground.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: -Watching Ohio State football win the titles in '02 and '14
    -Duke basketball winning the titles in '10 and '15 (if it can't be the Buckeyes...)
    -Cavs winning the title in '16

    Non-title games:
    -'06 game vs. scUM
    -'11 Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas
    -'11 game vs. Wisconsin
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Andre Wesson
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Jan 2018

So true, and this is such a ridiculous discussion, one that we wouldn't even be having had Bama lost (or dare I say, had Haskins struggled against scUM.)  Like so many things, hindsight is 20/20. 

The O-Zone article was right about one thing, pulling JT against Iowa wouldn't have mattered - he was a problem that day, sure, but the defense was THE problem.  Still not sure why so many people are overlooking that, because I'm not sure JT repeating his 4th quarter heroics that day would have saved us.

Oh well - as we said, onto the next QBgeddon.

Comment 08 Jan 2018

Agree that Ohio State shouldn't have made it (god damn Iowa), but I don't think Bama should have either.  They had the exact same type of resume that the 2015 Buckeyes did, with a shit non-conference slate and one big game they absolutely had to win in conference (and didn't), but we were left out because of it and they got in.  Someone said the day of the selection, #4 won't deserve their bid, and #5 won't be able to argue.  All three teams being considered for that 4th spot (OSU, Bama, USC) had fatal flaws and they seemingly took the lesser of all evils, but that doesn't mean they weren't wrong.

As has been discussed on here a lot, the problem is the committee keeps moving the goal posts, which is the most frustrating thing. The first two years, conference titles mattered. Last year, strength of schedule mattered.  This year, Bama mattered.  Next year?  Who knows.

Comment 05 Dec 2017

If anyone has a lead on the 2011 mini helmet, please let me know - I can't find that one to save my life.  There are a couple of knockoff versions on eBay but not the actual one.  That's the one I need to complete my collection.  Thanks in advance!

Comment 28 Nov 2017

Great points here.  I like the 4 team playoff, but I don't like that there are 5 "power conferences" and 4 openings.  I guess it makes it so that a turd of a conference champ won't get in, but on the other hand, there's an argument that a conference champ team is formidable no matter what league they won.  Sorry, not entirely sure where I'm going with this, just thinking out loud here.

My 8 team playoff setup would be the Power 5 conference champs, the top ranked Group of 5 team, and two at large teams.  That would allow for teams like Bama this year (or us in '15...hell, '16 too) to get in.  Sometimes the best team in the conference isn't the conference champ, and I'm speaking more to the 2015 Buckeyes, not the 2017 Tide.