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|4 years 35 weeks ago||Yeah, well . . .||
I won't take anything away from the Wolverine team Hoke will field this year. But it's anything but a forgone conclusion that Michigan would defeat Ohio State in November had all this shitstorm taken place in Columbus. If Ohio State was still intact with Tressel and Pryor (so far I think he's still there . . . for now) and the other tattoo'd dimwits it would be a pretty good team. But, we won't have to worry about it now. Quite frankly it may be a pretty entertaining match up. I personally don't believe it benefits the conference when one team of the other to dominate this rivalry year after year. Yeah, it's great for bragging rights and all that and it helps recruiting for the dominating team. But it hurts, I think, in viewership. Forgive me if I confess I miss the days when it was rare that either Ohio State or Michigan would win more than three consecutive meetings. And it was also rare that the final score was more than 14 points. Those were great games. I'll close now. The nurse is coming with my milk and cookies and then my nap.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Gutting the Buckeye bench||
I was about to make a flip comment that the Buckeyes will be lucky to retain their cheerleaders by September with all the likely departing players, A.D. etc. But honestly Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, etc. have deep benches of talent. Ohio State attracts talent every year just like we do. So there will be plenty of fill ins come August. It's just that they will field a team with some inexperienced players. And Michigan will have a decidedly more experienced team and a new coach. Michigan will undoubtedly beat the wounded Buckeyes and probably pretty badly but I realistically don't expect Ohio State to put a completely embarrassing junior grade team on the field this year. They still will have talent returning and, unlike Brady, Fickell has been with the Buckeyes before this year. Oh, and these kids who play for Ohio State and Michigan, let's be honest, aren't all playing because their hearts are tattoo'd (you'll pardon the reference) with an "M" or Block O. It's because they want to make a bundle of dough in the NFL. And the only way for them to cash in on their talent is by strapping on a winged helmet or a scarlet jersey. There are some exceptions but for the most part these kids are just passing through.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I think I can still kick a field goal||
I'll wait by my phone for Luke Fickell to call me. Oh, I heard the NCAA is checking Luke's background. They found some uppaid parking tickets from the OSU police. Folks, I think he's toast!!
|4 years 36 weeks ago||It's an interesting question||
The fact that Ohio State and Michigan frequently sell out their respective stadiums. And those stadiums are huge. The Buckeye faithful will either flock to the stadium to support their team at home and away games. Your point is right. Ohio State does travel extremely well. Even in soft years. And that does translate into much needed revenue to the conference. I suspect Nebraska will be a huge financial benefit to the conference too. I reacted rather harshly to an earlier post and I apologize. We really do need to keep ALL the teams in this conference. It's ebb and flow. Some teams are better in some years than others. But the fans - - the true fans, and Ohio State, you have to admire them, are very true and will fill in ranks and support their wounded team. The fans (other than the asshole tattoo dude and some crooked car dealers in Columbus) will rally. And there will be fair weather fans (every team has them too) who will totally abandon the Buckeyes in their time of need. The Buckeyes nor the Wolverines need them. I guess we all need to take a step back and remember this is college sports. It's about football. It's a game.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Wait a while||
I hope you're patient. Because the old days of tough Ohio State teams will be a very long way off in the future. When the NCAA finishes with Ohio State we're going to see a very, very dminished team. That's fine. Remember the days of John Cooper? Did you not enjoy clobbering old John every year? Those wonderful days are about to be replayed. Now, what this does to this so-called rivalry is another question. A win is a win. It'll be fun. Have a beer.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Bowl ban for Ohio State, yeah. That will hurt them plenty||
Banning the 2011-2015 Buckeyes from going to bowl game will be like banning them from flying on the Concorde. The Buckeyes will not win more than four game per season for the next four years. They'll be lucky to have enough folks to have cheerleaders. They are toast and will be for a very long time. They will be on a competitive equal with a decent junior college team. What fun. Ain't this fun? Crap. I hope the NCAA folks don't look too closely in Ann Arbor anytime soon. Oh, they have to investigate the OSU basketball team. Forgot.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Nah , it's bullshit!! We don't need Ohio State in the conference||
That's crap!! We DON'T need an Ohio State - Michigan rivalry in the conference. Who gives a crap that this so-called rivalry has been going on for a long time? We start another rivalry. I'm for drumming Ohio State out of the Big Ten right now - - in the midst of all this crap. They deserve it. They can join another conference befitting their wicked ways. Perhaps the SEC. Perfect fit. The recent rivalry has been a joke anyway with the Buckeyes drubbing Michigan for the last seven years. Where is the enjoyment in THAT!? And it's likely to be a matchup of a crap Ohio State team that wanders into Ann Arbor in November. I feel sorry for those guys. Because they will likely be the only survivors of this shitstorm in Columbus (translation: perhaps the only kids who didn't do anything wrong - certainly there will be SOME innocents). They will get hammered for four quarters by a Wolverine team who have been waiting for years for some payback. And those Ohio State kids will be the sacrificial lambs. I almost feel sorta sorry for them. But this rivalry is b.s. anymore. It won't be a competitive match this year either. Time to move on.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Over the cliff||
We are witnessing the destruction of the Ohio State Buckeye machine in slow motion. And it likely will not end with Tressel and Pryor. I expect the AD Smith to be jetissoned. Hell, it may even get to the point where Gordy Gee gets the ziggy. Oh, what fun!! Next I figure as long as the NCAA goons are hanging around Columbus dismantling the OSU football program to the point where they'll be an equal match perhaps for Lahser High School varsity competition, I expect they may want to take a look at the basketball program too. If wishes come true Ohio State will not be a contender in the Big Ten conference for decades. Or perhaps Ohio State should be banned from the conference altogether. Do we really need a nest of thieves and rules breakers in the conference? The Big Ten rivalry could easily become U-M and Nebraska going forward.