You are no better than a steaming pile of armadillo excrement. But thanks for asking.
that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
You are no better than a steaming pile of armadillo excrement. But thanks for asking.
He must be a slow processor for this to come out now. But when TP opens his mouth, I am going to listen.
If you played them ten times maybe you win nine of them but you played them once and lost. Also if my aunt had a penis she would be my uncle.
Maybe at home but not in Madison.
Not to take anything away from...
They are completely intending to discredit the other person or team's achievement. Nice work TP.
Look it up...
and 9 out of 10 times, I beat 5th graders at chess.
I thought the only teams OSU played 10 times were MAC schools? Wow...if they start playing other big 10 teams ten times things won't be as easy.
Lots of hype, big mouth, fattens his stats when it doesn't mean anything, MIA in big games and in the clutch.
Is that he doesn't "want it to come off like this". My suggestion for the best way of accomplishing this? Use different words.
In Pryor's case, different words would probably end up worse. The best decision he could make is just to keep his mouth shut.
Different words like "everybody murders" perhaps?
Pryor may or may not be right that Wiscy isn't a better team than them, but he is wrong about this: they sure were better for three and a half hours last week. And that is all that counts in the standings.
TP is actually advocating repeated simulations of seasons and sampling.
It's actually pretty smart if you think about it - no one ever plays the game, we have a madden-fest, maybe someone writes it up ala Nate Silver, and he has more time to kill people.
Listen, he's the 2-time defending Heisman trophy winner, so he should be able to speak his mind about stuff like this...
I thought Jimmy Clausen was still the defending heisman trophy winner? Hasn't he won the last three in route to returning Notre Dame to glory?
I don't see this as a big deal. Pryor has done far more idiotic things during his tenure. Saying they should have beaten Wisconsin? That's fairly normal.
9 out of 10 times I would have impregnated Jessica Alba instead of Cash Warren. also: 9 out of 10 times I would have locked up Jessica Biel not Timberlake.
Those damn one in ten's!
Everyones missing the beauty of his quote.
He is supposed to say "Everybody knows that we'd beat Wisconsin 9 out of 10 times."
How do you play 9 out of 10 times?
Easy. When you fail to play one of those 10 times. That's what happened.
then they would have beaten Wisconsin. (I'm assuming TP means they'd show up for Wisky.)
I s'pose there's still time to skip a game to reclaim the Wiscy win. I'd trade a forfeit against Minny for a win against Wisky.
I'll keep that in my back pocket for sports Jeopardy!
"9/10 times i make up statistics on the spot...."
Future quote from the one and only, TP.
Whenever I watch Ohio State and see Pryor's inconsistency, and the jawing before and after games, there is a vibe I can't shake that Tressel put all his eggs in one basket with this guy from the moment he chose the school, and is torn by it.
Picture like Tom Hanks running out of money and taking a lucrative 6 episode gig playing Snookie's boyfriend on "Jersey Shore".
........is still thinking about "what might have been" vs. Wisky when UM rolls into town.
Boy, I was at the OSU-UW game and this is such a ludicrous statement. When things looked bad for OSU, Pryor was moping around and brushing people off that tried to talk to him on the sideline. He is good for fired up nonsense a week later, but when the game was getting down to it, his body language was sulky and he definitely was not the spark that was going to drive that team.
Maybe 9 out of 10 times might be a distinct possibility in Columbus. But not in Madison. Camp Randall was rocking like no other.
I remember constantly reading updates and praying that TP would choose Michigan. I was on the bandwagon thinking he was going to be our savior. Now everytime I see him open his mouth, shrink in the moment, and fail to live up to the hype I just think "Whew. I am so glad he picked tOSU.".
He is the perfect representative for Tressel and the Buckeyes.
LOL prefacing that with "Not to take anything away from Wisconsin at all..." is like in Talladega Nights where Ricki Bobby says, "With all due respect" and then follows it up with, "I had no idea you'd gotten experimental surgery to have your balls removed.".... Except this is funnier, b/c it's in real life.
... and guess who won when it mattered? Yup, that's what I thought Pryor.
oh wait, you tried.
This is that different than "we beat ourselves", which has been the drum beat here for 2 weeks. I don't see the difference in "being dominated" or not between a 31-18 loss, or a 34-17 loss. Or for that matter, a 38-28 loss. Because while we scored 3 TDs to make to close after they had a huge lead, OSU cut it to 21-18 in the 4th before Wisconsin pulled away. Far closer than we got in either of our two last games.
If you want to beat the drum that this is just a message board, and he was stupid to say it in public, go for it. But if you've been preaching the "we beat ourselves" mantra, it's being a bit hypocritical to jump on Pryor for thinking the same thing.
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It's not quite apples and oranges, but maybe two different kinds of apples. I haven't seen anyone on here claim that we'd beat MSU or Iowa 9 times out of 10. (Because we wouldn't.) We have said that if a few plays had gone a different way, we'd have had a chance to win right up until the end. I haven't seen anyone claim that we're a better team than Iowa or MSU.
........."we beat ourselves". It's more about stating that "everyone knows we would win 9 out of 10 times". Everyone knows? Kind of hard to make a statement starting with that phrase when you played one game and Wisky beat them, had them beat nearly the entire game and yet he qualifies it further by stating that OSU would win 9 out of 10 times. This isn't a scrub team they played who just got lucky. Wisky is a decent team, with a pretty good defense and solid running game. This is Pryor talking, who just got done beating a terrible Purdue team and he still threw 2 Int's in it.
As for UM fans lamenting about MSU and Iowa, I don't think I saw anyone make a statement saying "everyone knows we beat them 9 out of 10 times". Most have said that if we didn't make the stupid mistakes we made in those game that it could have turned out different. Quite a bit of difference in the statements made.
For one thing, it is entirely different for this statement to come from a player. For someone who is on the field and in control of his own destiny, a statement like this comes off as exceedingly arrogant and whiny. Hubris! The masses back home can pontificate as they like about why ze Germans are advancing against the French and it is only so much noise. But for your field commander to make excuses as to why the battle was lost reveals a genuine lack of character when that role requires true fortitude, and is cause for alarm among French and delight among Germans. So, there is a difference: People in a role to determine outcomes of interest are held to a different standard than mere passive observers.
That said, I am mostly in agreement with you. It is quite stupid to say, "M would have beaten MSU and Iowa if not for those turnovers and penalties!!!" Those people are morons on par with Pryor -- but with less athletic ability, so even lower overall. It is quite another thing to say, "If M hadn't committed those penalties and turnovers, those games would have been different." Which, yeah duh. It's somewhat stupid due to circularity, but true nonetheless.
One wants to trash him for saying he should keep his mouth shut for talking outside of "Hayes Hall" or whatever they call it, go for it, full blow, all cannons firing. I'm not going to argue he's not stupid.
It's just a lot of the response that "no, they weren't even CLOSE in the game, they didn't have a chance" after a few weeks of every justification that if A and B (and C...and D...maybe E...) didn't happen, we'd have had a great shot of beating MSIowa.
I think OSU had a chance in the fourth to win the game, but Wisconsin took it from them. I think we had a chance to beat either MSU or Iowa. But I give credit that those teams were in control most of the game, and outplayed us. We didn't beat ourselves anymore than OSU did, or really, any team.
That's all I was saying. Not "don't get on his case for saying it". Just look in the mirror if you're on his case for thinking it. Because I'm guessing, even though as was said above, the board is not a hive mind, there's at least a bit of people who said "we beat ourselves with turnovers" saying "HA, OSU got ROLLED, he's stupid!". And I'm not going to research who said what....I don't care that much, nor does anyone else. Just saying, each person knows their view on it.
Throw a few more INT'S. I hope he saves a couple for us.
And they're not winning 7 or 8 out of 10 in Columbus. I hope he has that same looking in the rearview mentality when we come calling.
The bottom line is, Wisconsin was better than them. It didn't come down to a field goal with 10 seconds left. Wisconsin played a better game, therefore they were better than Ohio State. TP made a really uninformed comment, and it sounded like sour grapes more than anything. Hopefully Tressel will have a talk with him about sucking it up in interviews, admitting the loss, and moving on.