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You can't spell chump without UM


MEMBER SINCE   January 13, 2013

I usually don't post or comment during Buckeye games because I'm busy yelling at my TV. But I do enjoy chatting any other time.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The 2002 National Championship, 2014 National Championship (With a "3rd string" QB) & Beating Bama
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn Jr.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jon Diebler
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: N/A
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: FC Cincinnati (Yes, I like Soccer)

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Comment 18 minutes ago

All in all, that team included:
4 head coaches (Meyer, Herman, Fickell, Ash)
32 draft picks (that's 38% of the team on scholarship)
9 first round picks (Bosa, Elliott, Apple, Decker, Lee, Lattimore, Hooker, Conley, Price)

What a team. Still can't believe it happened.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

Crazy to think how slim the margin of defeat was in most of those games. Losing to Sparty by 3, blowing a 21 point lead to Nebraska, Purdue on a blocked extra point, Penn State and Michigan by 6 points each. If they had even a below average offense, they could've gone 10-2.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

It either didn't happen, or he used it as leverage. Saban's the king of Alabama, and he knows it. He could walk out to the 50 yard line in front of 100,000+ at Bryant Denny and punt a baby, and he'd get a standing ovation.

Comment 10 Jul 2019

The real downfall would've been if Urban wasn't hired in 2012.
Yeah, Cooper was bad the last couple years, but he was never 6-7 bad. A losing record at Ohio State was unfathomable, even during a "scandalous" season. The only other coach who could've dug the team out of the hole within a year was Saban, and we know he wasn't leaving 'Bama. I can't recall any other names being considered back then (maybe Stoops or *gag* Brian Kelly. I'm too lazy to Google it), but I know none of them would've been as successful as Urban. If the team went from 6-7 to 8-4 or 9-3 in 2012, OSU would probably be in Tier 2 of the sport, loitering with Penn State, Michigan, LSU, etc.

Comment 03 Jul 2019

Holy Moses. If you ever wondered how Meyer motivated his teams, here you go. He's like a cunning linguist in regards to motivation. Every line of dialogue reads like a modern day Shakespeare, if he wrote a play about football.

Comment 27 Jun 2019

The '02 and '14 seasons are obvious choices. I'll pick some that don't get enough credit.

2005: Despite losing the heartbreakers to Texas and Penn State, the second half of that season was awesome. From the infamous John L. Smith meltdown after the blocked field goal against Sparty to the Gonzo catch against Michigan, and of course the bowl game against Notre Dame. I know the '06 team had a better year, but the '05 team, in my opinion, was the most talented this century.

2009: Much like 2005, they had a heartbreaker against USC, then a complete meltdown against Purdue. But after the Purdue loss, all seemed smooth. From exacting vengeance on the Nittany Lions, to the OT win against Iowa to clinch the Rose Bowl, and the win in Ann Arbor. Then to top it all off, they end the three-year winless bowl drought by beating an Oregon team that was supposedly too fast for them. Add on that Terrelle Pryor looked like a legitimate Heisman contender for the upcoming 2010 season, and there were several reasons to be optimistic.

2010: Yeah, all the tattoo and selling memorabilia crap happened, but that team still went 12-1 (fuck off NCAA, I watched every game with my own eyes. They happened), blew out Penn State and Michigan, vanquished Iowa and their pink locker rooms in dramatic fashion, and finally beat an SEC team in a bowl game. None of us knew it at the time, but it was Tressel's last year. In hindsight, you enjoy it more than you did in the moment.

Comment 26 Jun 2019

Still to this day am irate they flagged Holmes for diving into the end zone.

Comment 23 Jun 2019

The NCAA denied immediate eligibility to a kid who transferred to Illinois so he could be closer to his dying grandfather. They couldn't give a shit about PR.

Comment 09 Jun 2019

There's definitely some passion out there for the sport. Look at FC Cincinnati for example. An expansion team that started from the ground up that was drawing nearly 30,000 people per game through its first three seasons in existence. I'm not a big enough soccer fan to pinpoint the exact problem, but I think it has something to do with what you said about the other more popular sports in the U.S.
Not only are the quality athletes getting funneled in other sports, but they're better prepared for when they make it collegiately and professionally. Look at all the Quarterback camps available, a lot of which are run by former players and coaches. It's no wonder we're seeing more underclassmen have success lately. That's not as prevalent in American soccer.