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Playoff System Inherently Flawed, Again

Many years ago my dad gave me a piece of wisdom that I never forgot, even if he ignored it a thousand times later in life: if you leave an outcome close enough for the refs to decide, you have to live with what they decide. As Ohio State fans bemoan the decision of the […]

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A New Era in Ohio State Basketball

And a new manager with some big shoes to fill

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If Hindsight’s 20/20, Shut Your Eyes

Ohio State fans are simply disgusted after their team got pummeled by Clemson 31-0 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal. The defeat was arguably Buckeye Nation’s most disheartening defeat since the January 2007 BCS National Championship loss to the Urban Meyer-led Florida Gators, 41-14. So much so that some fans, like myself, are employing a […]

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Subjective Standards

It’s easy enough these days to assume that everything we hear in the media is bullshit that sometimes when someone tells us the truth it blows right by us. Listen to this quote: “It was determined that Washington was the more talented team.” That’s College Football Playoff Committee Chairman Kirby Hocutt, describing the rationale for […]

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You Can Keep Your Silver Linings

The number two-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes lost to unranked Penn State in Happy Valley this past Saturday, snapping their 20-game road winning streak. The Nittany Lions used a relentless rushing attack to dominate the line of scrimmage and had Heisman contender JT Barrett running for his life all game and the offense looking stagnant. Penn […]

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