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Comment 11 Dec 2019

I don't have nearly the money for that, lol.  

When I still lived in Columbus I would usually buy tickets to a game on the secondary market once a year.  

I live out in Philly now and the tickets to Maryland and Rutgers are typically dirt cheap (relatively speaking), so I try to do whichever of those is up each year.  This year I flew out to Nebraska with some Nebraska grads and other OSU friends for that game.  

I would like to go to a bowl game at some point; but most likely it'll be as part of a larger vacation... and my wife is more for the international travel type than in-nation beach/tourist-traps.  

Comment 10 Dec 2019

Anyone who says anything other than Cardale doesn't remember that game.  

Our defense played admirably and kept us in that game a lot longer than we had any business being in it.  Until they just finally got gassed it looked like we might be able to come back.  

JT, for all he gave our program, didn't have the inherent talent to win that game.  He couldn't throw the long ball we needed to spread their defense out enough to let our underneath stuff work.  

We needed a more talented QB to compete (I do not guarantee victory, that was a great team, but COMPETE).  

Comment 10 Dec 2019

Other than his "aww shucks -- southern" personality getting old after repeated viewings; I was unaware that there was an opinion of Dabo that he was anything but a good guy and excellent above-board coach.  

I need no more motivation to get up for this game than the fact he and his team are the next obstacle in the way of our national title.  The 0-3 record vs them is just a cherry on top.  

Comment 09 Dec 2019

I mean honestly... If I were gonna pay to go to these games, and I could only afford one... I would bet on my team to win and save for the national title... I'd much rather be at the stadium for a national title win than the quarterfinal win.  

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Several weeks back, when I realized PA now had legal phone gambling, I put $50 into the app and used it to make 3-5 bets a week at ~$10-$15 each.  I had hovered between $30-$100 until this last week.  I put $10 on Utah to cover over Oregon (whoops), made another $10 4-game parlay with Utah, Clemson to cover on VA, LSU to cover on Georgia, and us to cover v Whisky.  I put $15 on tOSU to cover on Whisky, and did another $4 game parlay with Cincy +9.5, FAU to cover, Miami OH +6.5, and OSU to cover.  

That overthrown pass cost me like $108 and wiped out my running fun-gambling-money.  

Comment 07 Dec 2019

Growing several myself I can tell you Buckeye Trees are VERY difficult to grow.  They are incredibly light sensitive and heat sensitive.  In the wild they tend to be under the canopy of other trees; I've had to shield mine from a full day of sunlight by strategically moving them around the yard and giving them all day watering stakes.  Wouldn't shock me if they're having issues with several trees in the Grove.  

If they are original trees they may also just be nearing end of life.  They only live to 75-100 years pending breed and conditions.  

Comment 07 Dec 2019

I gathered buckeyes from here and planted them along with several I gathered from a tree in Marysville.  

8 years later two of the Buckeye Grove trees are still alive.  One I gave to friends living in Kansas, and one is planted proudly out here near Philly.  

Comment 05 Dec 2019

Agreed, we should never let the slate look like this and have to "get lucky" that they all overperformed their average this year.  But in fairness we did have TCU on this schedule (in I believe FAU's spot) before they backed out on us.  Not that they're exactly world beaters this year, but they certainly would've brought a bigger name to the non-con slate.  

Comment 04 Dec 2019

You won't really find me defending the committee; I think they basically just decide the 4 teams they want to see and then argue whatever pre-existing "guidelines" defend that decision while ignoring those that contradict it.  

But I'm not sure what argument there is that they're trying to rig this AGAINST Ohio State.  They dropped Minnesota like a rock and have maintained Georgia in a top-5 spot despite a record that probably warrants them being in the 8-12 range.  The entire strength argument for Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn is that they have fought each other close. 

The only OoC victories of note any of them have is Auburn in a comeback nailbiter over Oregon and Georgia in a tight game vs Notre Dame.  Those teams are awful.  Hell Florida almost got beat by one of the worst Miami teams ever.  

Comment 02 Dec 2019

This time I actually felt kind of bad for him, especially after reading his post game article with his son losing interest.  His co-host call-in guys seemed to both be trying to temper his expectations (last year they were all in and it was HILARIOUS), but he was sold on fate winning this game for them.  Unfortunately for him reality caught up.  

Comment 02 Dec 2019

We have had a lot of things break our way to become the program we are; multiple coaching hires batted out of the park, being in a state with a great base of recruiting and no major competition, etc.... But step number 1 to reaching top 3 program was making it the #1 goal to beat TTUN.  That was the hurdle in our way to everything beyond. 

They absolutely should.  Making the Game their primary goal isn't in and of itself alone to win; but it's the first step.    

Comment 01 Dec 2019

Just to clarify; there can be (and usually are) more than three players on the stage.  

Young is going to be there, even with the low stats today he will be invited.  But the stats today probably cost him any legit shot of winning (if he really had one to begin with).  I also suspect Fields will be in attendance if only for his TD/INT ratio.  

Dobbins SHOULD be there.  Sure other backs have similar stats, but Dobbins has done it with about 2/3 of the playing time and while competing for time with another Heisman candidate in the same backfield.  But given that most people judge backs based on stats, regardless of the details behind them, I think he's probably less than 50/50 to score an invite.  

At the end of the day it's moot because Burrow has won the trophy unless he goes out and tosses 5 picks in the SEC title game.  

Comment 30 Nov 2019

I've only rarely had issues using Tunein, and most of the time it was because I was losing signal.  The app is setup to play an "intro-advertisement" as soon as I start the stream.  If I lose signal it considers me to be starting the stream when I regain it.  So even if it cuts out for a fraction of a second an ad will start playing.... But again, this rarely happens.. and is probably more Sprint's service map related than app related.  

Comment 30 Nov 2019

They probably have a contract.  

Streaming is becoming a big dollar issue.  You get all the expats like myself listening 7 hours away in Philly; and even locally you are starting to get people who are for whatever reason more comfortable throwing a stream on their phone in the car rather than flipping to the good old FM.