BlogPoll Roundtable #4

We took a crack at Cross Cyed’s BlogPoll questions:

1. We’re about halfway through the season at this point. Have you gotten a gauge on your team’s chances this year to make noise in conference play, or is the team still a total freaking mystery?

We are an Ohio State blog, nothing more to say. (Zeke and company)

2. Many of the bigger conferences such as the Big 12 and the Big 10 use a rotating schedule to determine conference games each year. What are your feelings on the current system used in your conference? Does a rotating schedule work? Has your team always caught a break?

I don’t mind the rotating schedule to determine the winner of the conference. If you have a conference championship it is one more huge game to play and obviously one more chance to lose at the end of the season. Since the Buckeyes never have Michigan or Penn State rotate off their schedule, I would argue they never “catch a break”. Michigan will be one of the two most difficult games for Big Ten teams (the other is no doubt OSU) and Penn State is arguable the third toughest test in the Big Ten (especially in Happy Valley). (Zeke)

3. In an effort to get to know more about college football, both nationally and regionally, what have you done to expand your college football horizons? Have you caught yourself watching games from other conferences, or taking an interest in games that show up on ESPNU or Fox Sports?

I watch as much college football as I can. Simple as that. (Zeke)

I’m with Zeke here, I have always watched as much football as I can (and the wife will let me). I have started being more critical of other teams, though, seeing as we’re part of the BlogPoll, where as before I just watched without much interest in performance. (el Kaiser)

4. What would you change about the current exposure your team gets, either on the radio, television, print, or on the internet?

This is hard question to answer if you actually live in the town when your team is located. Here in Columbus the Buckeyes are given ultimate positive exposure. I understand there is a negative perception that accompanies the Buckeyes nationally, but when you win as much as the Buckeyes do, who cares? HWSNBN left a bad taste in many people’s mouths including Buckeye fans in Columbus. The bad taste lingered for a while. It was 4 years ago and Columbus has moved on. People around the nation, including the media, need to move on as well. The 2006 version of the Buckeyes is a special team. If people don’t wake up and enjoy what they are seeing this year, they are gong to miss one of the greatest college football teams in recent memory. (Zeke)

5. During last Saturday’s game against I-AA Northern Iowa, Iowa State trailed 21-7 at the half. The Cyclone Marching Band played a variety of songs from animated shows, including selections from South Park titled “Blame Canada” and “What Would Brian Boitano Do?” Needless to say, the Cyclones outscored the Panthers 21-6 in the second half. If you had to pick one song for your favorite team to rally to, what would it be? Because we all know what they did for the 2005 White Sox, Journey and “Don’t Stop Believing” are not to be considered.

Hmmm, tough question. I think I’ll have to go with “Going the Distance” by Cake. Because right now, the Buckeyes are going the distance. (el Kaiser)


  1. Nice…

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