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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Emergency Reaction to the CFP Committee’s Insolence

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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their reactions from Sunday’s College Football Playoff pairings. Should the Buckeyes have lost their top spot? Is Clemson as good as everyone says? Just how tough were these last three weeks? The fellas discuss all of this and much, much more from Sunday’s announcement.

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4 Responses

  1. All Star:

    This is pretty simple: being #1 is a distinct advantage over #2. Playing OK and either Clemson or LSU is much easier than playing LSU *and* Clemson. It has nothing to do with being afraid, it is wanting to be able to take advantage of the way the playoffs are set up. I am certain that LSU is pleased that they do not have to play both us and Clemson. Nobody wants their path to be more difficult than it needs to be, and that is what the difference between 1 and 2 means.

    Second, although I am glad to see Burrow having success since he is a good kid who has not done any of the dumb things that several other recent Heisman winners have done, and left tOSU on good terms as a grad transfer. It is my understanding that he takes all online classes, so although technically he does “attend” class, it is not in the way your comment implied. For the record, I have no issue with players taking online classes. If they are offered to all students and are a part of an accredited program and if taking them makes their lives as athletes easier, good for them.

  2. Regarding Clemson, is everybody afraid of them or something? That’s what it sounds like. If they are so overrated and have had such a weak schedule then why do some folks seem to fear playing them in the first game preferring Oklahoma? As for me, I can’t wait to get at Clemson again. Why fear them if we are better and truly NC worthy? Why not deal with your demon up front? It sounds as if some people are afraid we might lose the semi-final which makes no sense unless you think Clemson is better than Ohio State. Don’t you want the opportunity to punch Clemson in the mouth for Woody and avenge our 2016 national embarrassment on the way to the NC? A win over Clemson would taste X100 more satisfying than one over Oklahoma. We should thank the Committee for this opportunity to vanquish the only team that has owned Ohio State on the way to a game of the century against our former homeboy QB protégé and the talented and championship worthy team he leads. We should bow down and thank God and the Committee for this opportunity to quell these demons in a two game sweep. I just wish we could have played Florida this year in the non-conference and made it a trifecta.

    Respectfully (not insolently)

  3. They did the Buckeyes three favors:

    1) The last thing I want is to go into the game at #1 after three weeks of hype. Better to be slight underdogs and keep the edge and let LSU consume the rat poison.

    2) We get a chance to punch Clemson in the mouth for Woody with a team that has the horses this time around. It’s time to remove that Clemson stench.

    I’ll bet the ones calling the committee’s decision insolent are precisely the same homers that would have said the same thing in 2016 had the Buckeyes been left out that year. Even though they weren’t conference champions, lol.

    3) We get to play LSU after we beat Clemson! They deserve to be ranked where they are. They didn’t need to make a comeback in their game because they came out ready in both halves. LSU’s Heisman quarterback put the exclamation point on their historical season. Not only do we get the chance to avenge our embarrassing championship losses to LSU and Clemson in one series but we get to hear that beautiful rasp of Coach Orgoron. I love to hear that man rasp! That’s a real football coach with battle scars from a long career and well deserving of success. I hate to see either of these coaches lose. I’m certainly not an LSU fan but this year if they go all the way I will be happy for the two Joes (Orgoron and Burrow).

    Bonus Scoop: Would you believe the Buckeyes had this year’s Heisman winner and let him slip away? He’s a gamer, not a practice QB. Our local boy from Athens, Ohio, Joey Burrow! Couldn’t be happier for him and his home town. The Buckeyes have two bonafide candidates in Justin Field and J.K. Dobbins but Burrow’s will to win. his leadership, and consummate QB skill is a force that cannot be denied. His team worships him, you know. He’s a wrap for the Heisman so stop worrying about that. From The Plains to the Bayou. It couldn’t happen to a better young man. You’ve got to be proud of him because he represents what a Buckeye is and that’s pure class. A Heisman winner who hasn’t been caught stealing, lying, assaulting women, or making an ass of themselves in the news like most of them the past few years. Dang, he even attends classes. Not an on-line college student. Real heroes are so hard to find these days. It’s a win-win.

    Just some cheerful thoughts on a Monday morning.

    1. It’s too bad you have to knock one qb while sucking up to another one, especially when you don’t know what you are talking about. It’s dumbasses like you that give osu fans a bad name. Although those of your ilk deserve both barrels.

      A quote from a 247 sports article.
      And as it turns out, there was far more than what met the eye when it came to the heartfelt moment between Burrow and his fellow LSU students — students which Burrow revealed, during postgame interviews, he has virtually zero face-to-face interaction with.
      “Obviously, I don’t go to class because I take online classes so I don’t get to see any of those people,” Burrow said. “I just wanted to see them for the first time and just thank them for coming to the games, making this the best atmosphere in the country.”

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