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Comment 28 May 2017

Point of order:

Tressel never had to play in a conference title game to win a Big Ten championship. So while it's likely the 2006, 2007, and 2009 teams would have won the Big Ten Championship Game (and that's obviously just hypothetical), the 2005 and 2008 teams would not have played for a Big Ten championship, as Penn State would have won the tiebreaker to send them to the title game each year--so no Big Ten Championships for those seasons.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

If you were to consult the Constitution right now, would you really go and find a copy of the faded original and use that?

No, you'd google "United States Constitution" and just read the text that has been transcribed to typed English. I never really understood that argument.

Plus, and I've tried this out on my son who has not learned cursive, it's still pretty easy to read cursive even if you can't write it.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

I will never understand how some people choose cursive writing as their hill to die on when it comes to educatiion. We cut the arts, make kids pay thousands of dollars to play sports, but don't you dare take away this ancient writing method!

if only there was a similar skill that is in our learning standards that teaches kids function and form. Something that matched a skill set they will likely need the rest of their lives in an increasingly technology-driven world. 

In the last...15 years(?) I can probably count on two hands the number of days I haven't typed in a keyboard. How about we get kids fluent in that before we ponder how they'll be able to write grandma Ruth a letter

Comment 24 Oct 2015

There's absolutely a large market of people that would gladly do this, I'm one of them.

I cut the cord, pay my $20/mo SlingTV subscription to get access to ESPN/ESPN2. I would gladly pay $15/month straight to BTN to get streaming access to football games. Hell, BTN could charge me $5/game to watch and I'd do it. 

I just hope they get on this wagon sooner rather than later.

Comment 07 Oct 2015

Then this is going to blow your mind...


Comment 05 Oct 2015

Okay, well Florida State 2014 didn't have Urban Meyer as the head coach, so I figured a better comparison for these purposes is the last team he coached in this position: his 2009 Florida Gator team

Comment 02 Oct 2015

Can I ask why, if these are the confirmed black unis that the collar is incorrect for 2015 (The National Championship Leaves have been replaced by BUCKEYES this year), and additionally, these were posted on that cheap, Chinese knock-off jersey a while ago...if these were the jerseys, why weren't they confirmed then:


Comment 02 Oct 2015

Calling it a fake.

First, there's no Nike or B1G logo? Spare me the excuses for why it isn't on there, those would absolutely be on the jerseys as soon as they came off the line.

Two, the back collar. We no longer have the Buckeye leaves signifying our number of national titles, it now just says "Buckeyes":

I refuse to believe that any picture of jerseys are the ACTUAL ones until revealed by the school/Nike

Comment 27 Sep 2015

Every Monday, "challenges" take place, where the two alternates for each row (each row has 12 regulars and 2 alternates) challenge a regular member for their spot. If the alternate wins the challenge, the regular member becomes the alternate for the week and must challenge the next week to get their spot back.

The challenges are basically scaled-down versions of tryouts. Each member competes directly against each other "on the line" (doing drills that the squad leaders ask you to do), as well as marching and playing in block band. Then the squad leaders determine who wins the challenge.

Definitely fights complacency and keeps you at your best

Comment 25 Sep 2015

I think Torrance was recruited very lightly as a QB. His real position is going to be receiver.

Also, you're forgetting Joe Burrow. Burrow is very much a pro-style QB.

Comment 25 Sep 2015

I just don't believe that's how Urban makes decisions. I think his first goal at Ohio State, and anywhere he's been, is to win football games. 

I've heard a lot of "theories" this week, that Urban is doing it to get Cardale in the NFL, that Urban is doing it because if he benches CJ, he'll become a "cancer" to the team, etc.

When really, it probably boils down to Urban Meyer thinking Cardale Jones gives this team the best opportunity to win games.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

The difference being I think Bauserman was actually trying to hit a receiver.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

There is definitely a vocal group of persons (I would say they are the minority, but still vocal) of people that are actively bashing Cardale in their support of Barrett.

Similarly, I've seen, albeit fewer, CJ "fans" that still bring up Barrett's performance against VT last year as a reason to support Cardale.

Comment 24 Sep 2015

I actually saw a post on another message board that said, definitively, "We will not repeat as champions with Cardale at quarterback".

I don't really have a horse in this battle, because I think both of these QBs are excellent and we're in fine hands with either* (provided they actually get to take all the reps, and don't have to look over their shoulder every series).

But I can say, for the people who support Cardale, there's a definite short memory being displayed by the camp that seems to be "anti"-CJ. I watched someone yesterday cherry pick turnovers/TDs from the Bama, Oregon, Hawaii, and NIU games, without giving him credit for Wisconsin (because, in this person's view, Wisconsin's defense was "terrible") or VT.

So while, yes, it doesn't add up that a B1G QB of the Year/Team Captain/Etc = backup, it can similarly be said about Big Ten Championship MVP, Sugar Bowl Champion QB, National Championship QB, Guy who was getting some pretty good draft grades = backup.