| More Sports Board|| re: Which college football programs stuck in a rut deserve to be stuck in a rut - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/10/13 at 6:03 pm|
[quote]Notre Dame! Never joined a conference because they wanted to be selfish with all their tv money back when they were one of the only schools on tv. Now not being in a conference is hurting them
Other than this one transition year in which ND isn't with the ACC tie-ins yet and had...
| More Sports Board|| re: Full Bowl Schedule. Which ones are you interested in watching? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/8/13 at 8:53 pm|
[quote]This is one of the better suite of BCS bowls they have ever have.
Since they went to the five-game format. Before that, if I remember right, all the games were normally at least pretty good. But the extra game plus the Big East's major regression toward the end of last decade re...
| More Sports Board|| re: Does the best team always win? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/5/13 at 1:41 pm|
The answer to No. 1 is obviously no.
No. 2 is an interesting question. Many would also say no, but factors like turnovers in football or a hot goalie in hockey are part of how those teams play that day, so I'll actually say yes. I guess the one exception would be if a team won because of a call t...
| SEC Rant|| re: Winston Cleared Of Charges. No BCSNCG For The SEC... - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/5/13 at 1:38 pm|
[quote]Winston Cleared Of Charges. No BCSNCG For The SEC...[/quote]
Florida State without Winston would still have a better chance of beating Duke than Ohio State does beating Michigan State....
| More Sports Board|| re: Steelers HC Tomlin fined $100,000 & forfeit of draft picks pending per ESPN - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/4/13 at 12:15 pm|
There’s no word from the league about the severity of the draft penalties. It’s also not clear whether the Steelers would merely be stripped of a pick, or whether the league would give a Pittsburgh pick to Baltimore as compensation for a rules violation that affected the Ravens.[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| re: Why is being undeafted so important for tOSU but not N. Illinois? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/2/13 at 3:15 pm|
While I agree it happens more often than not, look at the results of Utah, Boise, and TCU. Two of those teams ended up earning a right in an AQ conference.[/quote]
And look what happened once TCU and Utah got into the major conferences. This is actually the best argument against the MAC....
| More Sports Board|| re: Why is being undeafted so important for tOSU but not N. Illinois? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/2/13 at 3:06 pm|
Is that why Northern Illinois went in to Iowa this year and beat them on their home field?
You pick one game in which the best team in conference A won by three on a last-minute field goal over the at-best fourth (possibly fifth or sixth) best team in conference B to show con...
| More Sports Board|| re: Why is being undeafted so important for tOSU but not N. Illinois? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 12/2/13 at 2:38 pm|
This board rags on the Big Ten. Rightfully so if you compare it to the SEC.
But there is a huge, HUGE difference between the top five conferences and conferences like the MAC and Sun Belt....
| More Sports Board|| re: Who goes to the BCS championship in this scenario? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 11/25/13 at 10:09 am|
Yes, but the world is obsessed with the gumps and Stanford.[/quote]
Stanford's top four or five wins would be better wins comparatively than teams like Ok State and MSU (ASU x2, Oregon, UCLA, Notre Dame). But two losses, including one to a below .500 team... Just don't see it. One could ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Who goes to the BCS championship in this scenario? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 11/25/13 at 9:54 am|
Let me put it this way. Do you believe Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State or Baylor are capable of beating Florida State on a neutral field? Would you bet money on any of those teams beating Florida State? [/quote]
See my ETA in the post above....
| More Sports Board|| re: Who goes to the BCS championship in this scenario? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 11/25/13 at 9:50 am|
[quote]Is this even a debate? It would be FSU vs Bama without a shadow of a doubt. Ohio State, Michigan State, Baylor and Oklahoma State would be the only other 1-loss teams in the nation. The Big 10 and Big 12 are really weak this year and nobody believes those four teams are anywhere close to bein...
| More Sports Board|| re: College Football Season Record for Greatest Margin of Victory? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 11/19/13 at 6:57 pm|
[quote]The Seminoles’ 1993 national championship team had an average margin of victory of 33.4 through its first 10 games. [/quote]
Impressive for the second-best team in college football that season....
| More Sports Board|| re: USC should and is going to keep Coach O - Buckeye Fan 19 on 11/19/13 at 5:03 pm|
No, they shouldn't. It's USC....
| More Sports Board|| re: Latest CBS Bowl Predictions - Buckeye Fan 19 on 11/8/13 at 10:09 am|
[quote]UCF would have to lose 2 AAC games for Louisville to get to a BCS bowl.[/quote]
Not necessarily. Houston beats UCF, then Louisville beats Houston. Three-way tie each with one conference loss. Don't know the tiebreaker but I'm assuming it's BCS rankings. Louisville would go....
| More Sports Board|| re: NFL.com's Midseason Tiered QB Rankings - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/30/13 at 4:51 pm|
Why are Lewis and Manuel listed together? :confused:...
| More Sports Board|| re: UCF/Louisville debacle - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/27/13 at 9:46 pm|
The rankings will only matter in the case of a tiebreaker (i.e. a three-way tie). As of now, UCF still controls their BCS destiny if they win out. And if there's a three-way tie, Louisville will probably deserve to go, anyway, since out of the three (Houston, UCF, Louisville) the Cardinals will be t...
| More Sports Board|| re: UCF/Louisville debacle - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/27/13 at 8:49 pm|
[quote]Essentially if one of the cupcake unbeatens left (Fresno State and Northern Illinois) are ranked ahead of UCF and in the top 16 at the end of the season, they'll get put into the Orange Bowl instead of UCF. [/quote]
You're not put into a bowl based on rankings, it's the bowl's choice, base...
| More Sports Board|| re: Is David Shaw the Best Coach in the Country Right Now? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/24/13 at 12:46 pm|
On phone and looking for a link but Feldman is rarely wrong on stuff like this. [/quote]
Top 25 teams, not all teams.
It's basically semantics, because Stanford's is extremely high regardless, but they're not the top. I think Northwestern is....
| More Sports Board|| re: Is David Shaw the Best Coach in the Country Right Now? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/24/13 at 10:56 am|
[quote]He's got the highest graduation rate of any team in the country [/quote]
But to answer the question, Shaw's good. Not in Saban's league....
| SEC Rant|| re: BCS Truths (make your picks accordingly) - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/21/13 at 8:57 pm|
[quote]1st pick...Sugar, to replace Bama...Clemson
2nd pick...Orange, to replace FSU...Stanford
4th pick...Sugar...AAC winner, Houston or UCF
5th pick...Fiesta...Fresno (if they qualify). If not, maybe Louisville.
| SEC Rant|| re: BCS Truths (make your picks accordingly) - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/21/13 at 8:53 pm|
Title Game: #1 Alabama (13-0) vs. #2 Florida State (13-0)
Rose Bowl: #4 Oregon (12-1) vs. #3 Ohio State (13-0)
Orange Bowl: #13 Nebraska (11-2) vs. #11 Fresno State (13-0)
Sugar Bowl: #8 Texas A&M (10-2) vs. #6 Clemson (11-1)
Fiesta Bowl: #10 Texas (10-2) vs. #20 Houston (11...
| More Sports Board|| re: arians=idiot - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/17/13 at 11:12 pm|
[quote]Ahaaaa you are the ultimate dumbass son. When you are against the clock with no timeouts if you are down 11 it allows you to save time by kicking as soon as you get in fg range and then onside kicking with the maximum amount of time left. You are stupid
He would have missed the t...
| More Sports Board|| Preseason Basketball Coaches Poll is out - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/17/13 at 11:17 am|
| More Sports Board|| re: Why do so many teams have to wear new uniforms for "big" games? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/10/13 at 10:16 am|
Just on ND's end to answer, ND always plays one off-campus home game a year called the Shamrock Series to promote the brand nationally. It's kind of a gimmick all the way around so ND always wears different uniforms just for that game. You'll notice ND didn't change the uniforms for Oklahoma/Michiga...
| More Sports Board|| re: what if there were 5-6 unbeatens in ncaaf? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 10/9/13 at 12:44 pm|
This thread is started every early-mid October, and by late November (nearly) every year, there are only one or two BCS conference teams left undefeated. Let the season play itself out....
| More Sports Board|| re: Michigan State's Defense - Buckeye Fan 19 on 9/21/13 at 7:38 pm|
[quote]My call was pretty spot on.[/quote]
:lol: I think that's the first time I've ever seen someone who chose the losing team call their pick "pretty spot on"....
| More Sports Board|| re: "How do I football: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Skip Holtz" - Buckeye Fan 19 on 9/17/13 at 6:22 pm|
Either choice makes sense. For one, you don't have as much momentum established when you go for it, but you're able to know earlier if you need to score twice more and adjust the game plan/strategy accordingly. For the other, you lose that knowledge, but you'll have more momentum when you go for the...
| More Sports Board|| re: Should an undefeated Ohio State belong in the NC game? - Buckeye Fan 19 on 9/15/13 at 3:57 pm|
The answer is it depends on how other teams do throughout the season. The BCS did not make a mistake last year. Really don't know how you could justify any team over ND last year. If it's similar to last year (but OSU replacing ND), OSU will and should be in the NCG....
| More Sports Board|| re: Big Ten Fans - Buckeye Fan 19 on 9/8/13 at 10:17 am|
[quote] I can actually see the B1G winning all of these games.[/quote]
There's a better chance of the Big Ten going 2-4 this week than 6-0....
| More Sports Board|| re: Urlacher: Bears had a "designated dive guy" who faked injuries - Buckeye Fan 19 on 9/5/13 at 8:02 am|
[quote]Pathetic. They, just like soccer, need to institute a rule where a player who gets "injured" has to sit out of the game for a certain amount of time and it should be a significant amount. [/quote]
Make it the rest of the drive. It should all but eliminate this type of stuff, and if a playe...