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12/16/2018 - 8:22am Works regionally but not…

Works regionally but not nationally. If he wins a national championship in the first two years come talk to me.

12/16/2018 - 8:20am Well either the B1G or the…

Well either the B1G or the Buckeye faithful invested good money in making sure he was undefeated against us in 2016...

12/16/2018 - 8:17am Meanwhile, the person…

Meanwhile, the person holding the "please don't call another foul, I just want to go home and study for finals" sign wasn't the only one. The players just finished the last week of classes and have finals this coming week.

Give them a break. They won a game they were supposed to 

12/13/2018 - 11:18am Nor did Najee Harris. I am…

Nor did Najee Harris. I am not implying Dax is a prima donna. [For Dax - it would be real nice to be on the winning side of the intrigue. Go Blue young man!]

I am saying the press loves the intrigue and I am agreeing with JHumich, I cannot be optimistic based on our past record head to head with Bama.

Also - don't call me Maizen!

12/13/2018 - 8:30am Right -  how many times have…

Right -  how many times have we served as plausible second hat for signing day intrigue to Bama?

12/12/2018 - 12:40pm This is why I think a UFR…

This is why I think a UFR would be helpful. Everyone looks at the final score and thinks Don Brown suddenly sucks. Without know what really happened on each play, everything is a massive over-simplification.

Also, keep in mind of the five all B1G defensive players - three were recovering from injuries and two were injured just before the game really became a blow out.

12/12/2018 - 10:09am So who stands to gain that…

So who stands to gain that Marc is a supporter of, if the rumor weakens our recruiting?

12/10/2018 - 10:33am Yeah, it was - a hole in the…

Yeah, it was - a hole in the middle for crossing routes, became a canyon, especially when Long went out too.

Check the scoring: we were in a shoot out until that point, and a beat down after.

12/10/2018 - 7:03am The game was over when Bush…

The game was over when Bush went out. That's when I turned it off. 

12/09/2018 - 7:58am Well, they suck. Not even as…

Well, they suck. Not even as good as Ole' Miss.

12/08/2018 - 9:10am Go Navy - Beat Army!

Go Navy - Beat Army!

(probably not this year, I know, but still Go Navy!)

12/08/2018 - 9:05am In contrast, I have been…

In contrast, I have been checking multiple times a day looking for something, anything football related, and it has been slim pickings.

Thanks for the FFFF

12/08/2018 - 8:41am We won more games with Gary…

We won more games with Gary out than halves with Bush out ...

12/07/2018 - 10:34am Yes - it was interesting how…

Yes - it was interesting how many Japanese visitors there were What was also interesting is after exiting the movie, how every American lined up to get on the boat out to the Arizona passing the Sailor (and thanking him), and every Japanese person lined up passing the Park Service Ranger.

The 9/11 Twin Towers memorial is a very similar experience.

12/07/2018 - 9:37am Here's a good oral history…

Here's a good oral history on what it was like to be on the Nevada from USNI:

https://www.navalhistory.org/2018/12/06/the-sinking-of-the-uss-nevada-bb-36?fbclid=IwAR1VWnwHkpaq93yQ-NitvOtgZ9n3kwGtH2P7XUK4EEflggxkNGrCA6eOd0s

12/06/2018 - 4:49pm I am waiting. They haven't…

I am waiting. They haven't sold out on MGoBlue yet. They haven't sold out on the Gator's side either. (FWIW, their tickets are $150 and you can choose the seats.)

That tells me lower demand (both fan bases tired of the match up / no beaches to go to).

StubHub the day before should be better prices.

 

12/06/2018 - 4:42pm All of us would be crying…

All of us would be crying like babies for a long time seeing the football team win a NC.

I did in '97, especially with the Griese "proud papa" bit.

 

Then again, I couldn't breath for the entire OT of the basketball NC game in '89 so maybe I was just catching my breath.

Damn, those were good days ...

12/06/2018 - 4:33pm No - but besides 5 years in…

No - but besides 5 years in Maine in the 70's, I grew up in VA/NC and the Caps sucked back in the day. Hockey and Basketball really happened after I graduated too.

So never mind me.

12/06/2018 - 4:27pm Someone has to run the…

Someone has to run the bagman / free cars and tats network now that Zack Smith has been fired.

12/06/2018 - 7:00am I thought it was Leviathan…

I thought it was Leviathan Bell, no?

12/05/2018 - 11:58pm I think it is both, and in…

I think it is both, and in particular having Michigan, OSU, MSU and PSU in the same division. Of course recently the SEC has been imbalanced too.

12/05/2018 - 4:42pm That's easy, the B1G would…

That's easy, the B1G would select Wisconsin to play Ohio State and screw Michigan in that scenario!  /s (well sorta)

12/05/2018 - 2:36pm It sucks the Saturday after…

It sucks the Saturday after Thanksgiving anyway. If we can't have it the Saturday before, move it up in the season. Heck, we'd have a better shot at not being so beat up anyway.

12/05/2018 - 11:23am Overall, I agree, but just…

Overall, I agree, but just one more stop in the 4th quarter ...

12/05/2018 - 10:33am And after just having got…

And after just having gone through the transition recruiting worm hole ...

12/05/2018 - 10:26am I had to mute a conference…

I had to mute a conference call while laughing and choking on my coffee Don. Well played!

12/05/2018 - 9:50am I preferred the old bowl…

I preferred the old bowl system compared to either of BCS or CFP. What we have now is how (including Rutgers) is a big mess that has watered down what was.

So how do we fix it - I think Leach is correct, and ten games into 64 or 11 into 32 would go a long way. The old bowls are dead, hollow, and meaningless at this point anyway. The Rose Bowl used to be a place to complete a national championship worthy season, now it's the also ran bowl - so why play if you're going to the NFL?

12/04/2018 - 5:16pm They are students too - and…

They are students too - and finals are coming up. I see nothing wrong with a light week or two to re-balance, before getting back into it.

Besides, it may be better for open mind-ness and acceptance of criticism to review what went wrong once the emotion is worn down. May spin them up for bowl prep focus too.

12/04/2018 - 3:40pm If that were the case, the…

If that were the case, the first karmic win would have been two weeks ago.

No, we are still in the inferno until proven otherwise ...

12/04/2018 - 9:17am And they'll have spit out…

And they'll have spit out the contagion, so dysfunction decreases and team unity increases

12/03/2018 - 6:09pm NY6 is a joke too if the…

NY6 is a joke too if the game is played three days before. What the hell am I supposed to do on New Years Day now?

12/03/2018 - 8:59am After this year's slate of…

After this year's slate of conference championship games,I am with you here. Eliminate conference championship games, do the CFP rankings, seed and play the top eight in the first round of playoff games the weekend after the regular season ends.

12/02/2018 - 12:24pm Good for Coach McElwain

Good for Coach McElwain

12/01/2018 - 11:12pm Apparently no one has…

Apparently no one has learned anything since 2007...

12/01/2018 - 11:38am Prediction - OSU will be…

Prediction - OSU will be focused today against NWU - and if they do not get into the playoffs - will go back to mailing it in for the Rose Bowl.

12/01/2018 - 11:29am Yes, true.

Yes, true.

12/01/2018 - 7:40am You thought last weekend was…

You thought last weekend was bad... we aren't ready for Bama.

They aren't allowing 39 pts, their Oline is better than OSU's, and Tua is better than Haskins.

11/30/2018 - 1:10pm To be fair hookers and…

To be fair hookers and bagmen are better than doing nothing about a serial molester there are levels of ethical depravity 

11/30/2018 - 1:04pm Hahaha - yeah sure - they've…

Hahaha - yeah sure - they've been swallowing the poison all year from the obvious sham investigation and just killed Michigan as a vindication, and now he'll leave next year?

I won't even click on the click bait.

11/30/2018 - 11:32am Don't need a whole UFR, but…

Don't need a whole UFR, but I really wish someone who has been reviewing defensive plays all year, could give us an assessment of Chase's ability to rush post injury.

Also, how much Bush and Long's departure hurt the defense. (Game was close until they went out.)

11/29/2018 - 9:14pm The bagmen paid better at…

The bagmen paid better at Stanford I guess ...

11/29/2018 - 4:48pm And figured out how to do it…

And figured out how to do it against big boy schools.

Does no one remember how badly this sucked against competitive teams?

11/29/2018 - 4:44pm If we have bagmen - they…

If we have bagmen - they really suck / are cheap.

11/28/2018 - 3:18pm Disagree: I think that ND…

Disagree: I think that ND game gave the players a wake up call - which paid off in the Wisconsin - MSU - PSU slog. Three patsies would not have provided the same impetus to improve.

It would have been nice to have a patsy first, then ND. One of the reasons oldsters hate ND so much is the season is over if you lose the first weekend every year, and ND always had a game before us, and we didn't.

11/28/2018 - 5:57am No, no - the blowout loss is…

No, no - the blowout loss is all the offense's fault, even though the game was close right up until David Long and Devin Bush left the game with injuries.

11/27/2018 - 12:46pm FWIW - I checked - the score…

FWIW - I checked - the score was 19-24 when Devin Bush and David Long left with injuries. After the half the defense had stopped OSU once, and the drive Bush went out, only allowed a field goal.

And so, we had key injuries exactly where we couldn't take them - including the captain of the defense.

11/27/2018 - 9:02am Here's the thing: the only…

Here's the thing: the only defense the Buckeyes put more points on this season was Oregon State. Link

So this either means TCU, Tulane and every other team in the Big Ten has a faster defense than ours - or - every other team in the Big Ten had a better plan to deal with that speed given their weak points and injuries on the week they played the Buckeyes - or - the Buckeyes' defense didn't prepare for ever other team but Michigan. (I am betting they at least prepared for Penn State 27 pts and Michigan State 26 pts.)

So, I am going with Don Brown had the wrong plan, and his nightmare shifted from Happy Valley to the Shoe. That is it. That is why we lost the game embarrassingly.

11/26/2018 - 8:59pm Particularly away. Should…

Particularly away. Should have told them to pound sand.

11/26/2018 - 2:01pm Remember that Dan Enos guy…

Remember that Dan Enos guy Saban stole away from us. Jim got caught (screwed) in a lurch, and it was too late in the coaching change season to really recover, so we got a continuation of last year as far as playcalling is concerned. With improved o-line play, and a healthy functioning quarterback or two - it looked like it might get it done. It did for every game but the one that really, really mattered.

There's a reason Saban changed from the offensive philosophy Michigan is currently using: it may win most of your B list games, but will not be enough for your A list games. At some point you have to open up and put an insane amount of points on the board.

Look how Bama's passing game is going this year, and imagine having Dan Enos as our passing game coordinator, instead of Pep ...

11/26/2018 - 1:42pm I don't think we got their…

I don't think we got their best game the past two years. This year - it's like Urban spent his four weeks off seething at Michigan and then dedicated and entire second coaching staff to scouting and developing a game plan for this game.