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by mistero » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:45 pm
by skatingtripods » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:07 pm
by fundamentals » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:22 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:Up until this bullshit BCS National Title game, the Rose Bowl was the highlight bowl game. Obviously a national champion was crowned through one of the main bowl games (Rose, Sugar, Fiesta) but the Rose Bowl is the one with all the build up. The Parade of Roses, the fact that it's on New Year's Day. It's just a matter of tradition.As for what it means in terms of rankings and whatnot, 1. Ohio State has fallen under a lot of criticism over the past three years because they have not beaten a highlight opponent outside the Big Ten. The fact is, their public perception has taken a huge hit nationally, and that matters because of how the voting goes for rankings. 2. It's huge for next year. If Ohio State beats Oregon in the Rose Bowl, it's possible that they're a preseason #4 or #5 next year. With all their crucial games at home, outside of Iowa, they could run the table and be in the driver's seat for the BCS title game. The other probable top 5 teams are losing some very key players. 3. It's just a matter of pride for fans, players, and the school as a whole. After being embarrassed twice in the BCS Title Game, the program has this aura of being incredibly overrated. They played Texas tough last year and should have beaten them, but the fact is, they lost. That's all the media and voters care about.Personally, I'll be very excited if they beat Oregon. It would be a huge step forward for the public perception of OSU. I know there are the detractors who are saying "It's just Oregon" in a what is a semi-weak Pac-10 this year. But, the fact remains, Ohio State would have beaten a more athletic team than them with more team speed. That's whole knock on OSU. That they can only win the slower, more defensive-oriented Big Ten. It's big for the seniors too. It's their first Rose Bowl and they can leave OSU knowing that they didn't go 0-4 in Bowl Games. That means a ton.
by skatingtripods » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:59 pm
fundamentals wrote:I think with a win, tOSU stands a real good shot at being a pre-season #1 with some news agencies. Their schedule next year is tremendously easy (8 home games) and a win here would bode well for that.
by fundamentals » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:13 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:fundamentals wrote:I think with a win, tOSU stands a real good shot at being a pre-season #1 with some news agencies. Their schedule next year is tremendously easy (8 home games) and a win here would bode well for that.No chance they're #1. Alabama will roll Texas over and be a unanimous #1 everywhere. I would probably expect Cincinnati to be #2 if they beat Florida. Collaros played pretty well without Pike. Right or not, beating Florida with Tebow means they deserve to be there. TCU should beat Boise, not sure if the voters keep them ahead of Ohio St.Ohio State goes no higher than 3, IMO. If Florida wins, even without Tebow next year, the voters still suck them off and keep them at 2. Keep in mind USC only dropped from 3 to 4 with Sanchez gone.
by skatingtripods » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:31 pm
fundamentals wrote:Tripods, I meant for NEXT year. IF tOSU wins over Oregon, they get into the top five for end of this season.
by fundamentals » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:38 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:fundamentals wrote:Tripods, I meant for NEXT year. IF tOSU wins over Oregon, they get into the top five for end of this season. I know what you meant. And I'm telling you exactly what I think about what you meant. OSU will not be the preseason #1. Probably not even preseason #2.
by motherscratcher » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:35 pm
by Triple-S » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:22 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by mattvan1 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:29 am
mistero wrote:No a college football fan. Trying to understand from a Buckeye fan's point of view. What does it matter if OSU wins or loses the Rose Bowl? It's not a championship of any kind. They won't be crowned 6th best college team or 9th best if they lose. What do the bowls matter? Will you really be excited if OSU wins?With all due respect, what's the point?
by furls » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:54 am
by jb » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:45 pm
Furls wrote:Sorry, I have seen Cincy's D play. They are nowhere near at top 5 next year, and they will be lucky to not embarass the Buckeye state today. My prediction: Florida 48 Cincy 17.
by furls » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:47 pm
by fundamentals » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:00 pm
Motherscratcher wrote:I agree with Tripods on this one. If Alabama wins I see them being s unanimous #1 next year. I think tOSU will be up there but I don't see any scenario where they are #1. (I also doubt that Cinci will get enough respect to be #2 no matter what happens.)Personally, I really don't want to be #1 preseason. A slow steady climb to the top position is OK with me if we can keep rolling off the victories.
by jb » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:05 pm
Furls wrote:Sorry JB, didn't read this until today for some reason. I am not trying to throw this back in your face. I was confident in two things re: this game. 1.) Even a disinterested Fl team would win by 2-3 TDs because UC has one play maker on offense and 0 defense.2.) FL actually had something to play for, and as much as I am nauseated by Tebow, he is a good leader on that team and I was pretty confident that he and Meyer would have them ready. Urban has been pretty damn impressive in bowl games.Damn near nailed the score.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:27 pm
by hermanfontenot » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:29 pm
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