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SevernDH


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Comment 23 Jun 2019

You are right, it was not that tattoos, directly, though they were involved.  It was that Tressel knew about activity that should have had small suspensions to a handful of players and played them all season anyway.  Now it was implied Tressel sat on it to protect the integrity of the FBI investigation into DiGeronimo that brought it all to light, but that got dropped in the final narrative, and it was simply that Tressel lied when signing annual documents stating he was not aware of any violations in the program ... which was apparently true, whether we like it or not :(

Comment 29 Apr 2019

My guess ... $$$.  You basically add another football Saturday to the fall, even though the number of games each team plays in does not change.  The big win is in the TV revenue of keeping a bunch of fans on the couch for an extra Saturday.

Comment 06 Dec 2018

Have to admit I kinda like this one.  Feels like it makes too much sense, though, so I doubt it will happen :)

Comment 05 Dec 2018

I like some aspects of this, but am more on board with taking power 5 conference champs plus one non-power 5 school (with defined eligibility criteria, TBD).  However, when it all comes down to it, I will be happy with any system that gets human voting out of the equation.  I am fed up with all the debates and campaigning.  Give me any system where you know going in what you have to do.

Comment 23 Aug 2018

Seriously doubt any of this is  new, but I will feel better saying it, so here are a couple thoughts I have:

1) The way things were presented last night, one would think Drake should have been held responsible as well - one of the former players pointed this out too (Finkes, I think?).  However, the report details make the reasoning far more understandable than the rushed presser did.

2) How differently would the narrative have played out if ZS were suspended and the investigation was about proving DV or not, then firing him when more stuff came up, or would we just be several steps behind the same eventual outcome at this point?  Probably the latter, but I can dream the media would have been able to focus on Smith and be satisfied with one firing rather than demanding another.

3) That said, I do believe Meyer absolutely mishandled ZS, but am still not sure if I agree this particular punishment was a good or bad way to handle it.  However, report details definitely make me less upset with it than my initial reaction.

Comment 04 Aug 2018

I would prefer adding a BTN interview as they watch, but otherwise, this is on the right track. :)

Comment 10 Jun 2018

I feel guilty that I can't stop both watching and laughing at the GIF in Pantoni's tweet!

However, I will get over it with the joy of another fine slob joining the battle for supremacy!

Comment 11 Mar 2018

OK, added my support for Katie, but this polling is obviously flawed, since there is no option to vote for Prahalis or Lavendar at their respective positions!

Comment 20 Feb 2018

I don't have to like it, but do agree those wins were properly vacated. Believe whatever back stories or conspiracy theories you like, but what came out of the investigations was that OSU's staff knowingly played students who were ineligible.

Don't wanna rehash the story here, but this penalty was about the cover up rather than the benefits.

Comment 16 Sep 2017

I had a simpler response in mind, but this pretty much addresses my thoughts.  What I have been missing the first couple weeks is the appearance of passion for the game.  That is what I like most about college ball, and while the guys may have a passion, I haven't seen it consistently on the field yet this year.

I don't mind mistakes and growing pains.  Can can even accept the occasional play even I know what is coming before the snap.  Show me some real spunk and fire in your play, and I am one proud Buckeye!

Comment 10 Sep 2017

As much as I hate to say it, there is some rational logic to this.  Tressel gained a competitive advantage by playing players he knew should have been ineligible, which is something in the NCAA's purview to govern.

While completely immoral and inexcusable, it is clearly more of a stretch to say Paterno gained a competitive advantage by not reporting, though one could easily claim by secondary effect of protecting the program's reputation, an advantage was gained.

I don't have to like it, but I do see the NCAA's point of view to a degree.

Comment 26 Aug 2017

Nobody can make an entrance you can, Liam!