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Orlando (via Trotwood/Englewood)

MEMBER SINCE   November 08, 2019


  • NFL TEAM: Team with the most Buckeyes
  • NBA TEAM: I don't acknowledge the legitimacy of the NBA.
  • MLB TEAM: NY Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: '81 Trotwood S.A.Y. U7

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Comment 08 Dec 2019

First, great thread!

I usually don't drink during games and generally don't drink much (maybe one drink a week on average and very rarely more than one).  At half I poured a double of bourbon neat to cleanse the impurities and self-medicate.  My surprised buddy suggested I have a bourbon after every OSU score in the second half.  I agreed.  A few hours later I was pretty drunk.  This morning I'm hurting, but no regrets.

Comment 15 Nov 2019

That was my first thought.  Maybe Desmond didn't know anything about loans and how they work, but Chase apparently did because he paid it back.  Could it be that, unlike Chase Young, Desmond lacks the character to repay his debts?  

Comment 11 Nov 2019

I have no problem with LSU at number one.  Prior to looking at how a team looks doing their work, we should first look at outcomes and resumes.  With the win at Bama this week, LSU has secured another win over a top 10 opponent.  Our three best wins are Cincinnati, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  LSU's three best are Florida, Auburn, and Bama.  I don't think it is unfair to say that LSU's wins are more impressive than ours.  

To be clear, this is not to say who would win or be favored heads up.  I think OSU is the better team when we start to add in how the teams have looked thus far, but I will always defer to resume first and have that be the biggest factor in determining rankings.  I wish the committee would consistently do the same.

The bigger curiosity to me is what they do with Minnesota.  They clearly under appreciated them last week.  Also, will Indiana break into the top 25.  I think they are more deserving than some of the teams, specifically Ok. St.

Comment 08 Nov 2019

I'm new around these parts, so I may as well open with a bang.

My biggest concern is not the NCAA. Most fans do not understand how this process works. It is OSU compliance who will most likely be the culprit if this gets screwed up.

What most people do not realize is that the NCAA relies on the member schools for 95% of enforcement info and punishment. The member school's compliance department frames the discussion from start to finish. And that is the only thing that concerns me.

OSU has the largest compliance office in the country. At last count, they have 8 attorneys working in compliance. Compliance has been removed from the athletic department. Ever since the Jim O'Brien matter, OSU compliance have increasingly acted more like the Gestapo than people who are in place to protect student athletes. They have a terrible gotcha culture.

If OSU fans wonder why places like Auburn, UNC, Miami, and Bama get away with as much as they do, it is because they have compliance offices with no in-house attorneys, a handfuls of administrators, and they are tasked to protect the school and student athletes. They hire outside counsel who focus on the real world law and not NCAA by-laws. These schools know that the NCAA is a paper tiger. OSU treats the institution like a sacred cow.

I've seen behind the curtain. I know how they operate. It is by far the biggest competitive disadvantage that OSU faces. It is not 9 conference games, not playing FCS teams, not conference bias, it is OSU's own compliance office that is their biggest opponent.

This never even gets reported at 95% of NCAA member schools.