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7 point win against a god awful Cal team (coach fired), UAB (seriously) was a very close game, 1 point win to MSU (6-6), 3 point win vs IU (gave up 49 points), Purdue win with a miracle jump throw, Badgers game an offensive explosion (the nations best teams trembling), Michigan game impressive offensive stats again (they tried to hand the game to us
4 times). What's your call on the season?
This post was edited by Never Miss 20 months ago
Good teams find a way to win. Maybe you could call it luck if it was one game, but when it is multiple games then that is a pattern. This years football team found a way to win time and time again.
Buckeye Warrior I will assume you are an intelligent football fan and watched every game as I did. You are commenting with scarlet and gray glasses on.
Then why are you asking a question if you clearly fall into thinking that it was "dumb luck" that won all of those close games? I also don't think you are a Buckeye fan.
12-0... that's all I care about. Doesnt matter how you win, as long as you win. Bring up stat's, this, that or whatever it doesnt matter to me. 12-0 means we didnt lose a game and progressed well through the season.
43035 area code, CBUS for life. I'm looking for non bias banter. That was not a dominant football team and you know it. If it was not for one of the easiest schedules I have ever seen in my life next year the Bucks would be quickly exposed.
Still trying to wrap my head around the purpose of this post.
What EXACTLY do you define as "luck"? If you ask me, you need to quit trying to de-value an undefeated season. No team that went undefeated did so simply because they got lucky.
Even if I remove my "scarlet and gray" glasses, what would be the point of sitting back and saying to myself: "Yeah, this season was a mixture of dumb luck and shits and giggles." I don't see how that makes you a more informed fan, or whatever it is you consider yourself.
Facts are facts. We won the games. Period. Dumb luck or not, when the game was over we were ahead. What more do you fucking want? Furthermore, what is the point you are trying to make? Is there any reason for you trying to say that we didn't lose this year because of random chance? Or are you just trying to stir up some controversy?
Why did you even ask a question if you would only accept one answer? If anyone says it wasn't luck, you will be upset and say they are only looking through Buckeye colored glasses. If they were so bad, why would they go 12-0? OSU has never played a bad schedule in 100+ years? Of course they have. Did you have this same attitude during the 2002 season? That team had ugly wins the same as this, and everyone in the country called them a joke, you saw how that worked out. Don't come and ask a question, then call out people that don't give the answer you want. You're either 12/not a Buckeye fan/or a prick, hell even all of the above possibly. Lucky plays make a season. Notre Dame should have lost to Stanford, that was a TD and they hsould have lost to Pitt... But for some reason I'm sure that team is exempt from this type of conversation according to you? Thanks, bye.
If Stanford is awarded that TD the game is tied and the next OT starts. Good Christ that is not too hard to understand. Why is ND in this question. The original question has nothing to do with ND and calls it like it is.
It's a legitimate question. The team that play ttun is a completely different from the team that played Cal, UAB, and MSU. You have to remember this is a completely new offense, so I think everyone knew there were going to be growing pains.
If you actually watched the IU game, you'd know that OSU was in complete control until the last 2 minutes when they let their guard down a bit and played a prevent defense. Also, the IU game was a wake up call for the defense, and the unit played much better the rest of the year.
I also love how you left out the Nebraska game; they played pretty well in that one. I don't know too many mediocre or bad teams that could beat Nebraska, Penn State on the road, Wisconsin on the road, and Michigan in one season.
You need to take off your hater glasses and recognize this is a good team. Great team? According to Urban they are, so you can take that one up with him.
NDBuckeye17, well played and I respect your response. I did leave out the Nebraska game on purpose as it was impressive.
Grove City I assume?
I'm noticing the time the OP posted this thread and see the coincidence between it, and final call at the bars...
Taking that into consideration :-)
I see this year as one where the team obviously got better as the season wore on.
Players one by one started understanding/buying-in to the system.
Game by game was a learning process, with perhaps the most notable being the Indiana game where the team learned what happens when you don't play right up to the final gun.
This season started out as wishful thinking for 12-0...that seemed mighty precarious as the injuries mounted and the opponents got tougher, but looking back, the gains were immense. A top ten ranking, an undefeated season, valuable playing time forced on the youngsters due to injuries. The miracles of a fullback making memories as a linebacker, Fick building a darn darn nice defense in spite of some calling him inept... a senior season for the outgoing guys that enabled them and the team to TOTALLY put the sanctions behind us and pass a bright torch to what looks like a very promising 2013.
Lastly, let me relish in the fact that they capped it all off with (yawn) another win over the fighting denards.
Great memories. One that you'll look back on for sure.
This post was edited by gessig 20 months ago
Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
6am and I'm going steelhead fishing. OP still full of nothing but facts. Fill in your thoughts with balloons and rainbows. You guys are shining a turd and trying to sell it as gold.
All you need to know about the OP. CBUS for life huh?
Its where I am raising my kids and spending my money. Yep, for life. Keep polishing that turd dude. Has it changed colors yet?
I know I will get ripped on this one. My original post was just to stir up conversation. Let's try and set a negative post record? Vote folks, I want the record. Will check back in after I get off the river.
You have been exposed as a liar, and don't worry about the negative votes, you will be gone soon.
We've had more talented teams in the past who couldn't close the deal. I guess if you are a "glass half empty" person then this season may be unsatisfying even at 12-0. I'm a believer in the old saying that "Luck is where preparation meets opportunity." If the opportunity is that we had a weaker schedule then so be it as we don't control how good our opponents are. Without the preparation - physical and mental - that opportunity would have been wasted. The team and coaches deserve credit for their effort and accomplishment. I have embraced the season and the 12-0 record and nothing anyone writes or says will lessen my enjoyment of it.
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"He simply ran out of his shoe!" Warfield on Byars - OSU 45 - ILL 38, 10/13/84
Go back and research how many close games the 2002 National Title team had then come talk to me.....I agree with Urb....this years team could play with any team in the country.
Not sure why you left out Nebraska on purpose?
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