Archives for January 2010
And Cleveland loves you, Troy!
It’s no secret we have a special place in our hearts for Troy Smith and most of us are pretty bummed out that he hasn’t had a chance to show his stuff in the NFL. One little medical condition is what stands between Troy Smith starting for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 and riding the pine except for some rare occasions. And while we feel no ill-will toward Joe Flacco (other than those awful Delaware helmets) we’d really like to see Troy Smith on the field. So we are all patitently waiting for Troy’s turn.
A couple things have happened this past week that have rekindled hope in a rebirth of Troy in 2010:
Recently Troy was Mark “Munch” Bishop’s radio show expressing a desire for a shot with Cleveland.
Needless to say, I’m okay with either of these things happening, but I’d rather see Troy return home to Cleveland (and yes, I know we’ve been down this road before). As a Browns fan, I am on Team Brady (that’s the correct Twilight terminology, right?) but I would switch allegiances to Team Troy if he were given a chance. In a heartbeat.
But this business of playing on a Thursday night doesn’t feel right. Call me a football snob or purist, but I almost feel that playing Thursday nights is beneath Ohio State.
|Last week’s ballot|
2009 is in the books, folks.
|Last week’s ballot|
I do feel somewhat vindicated by Alabama’s victory, even if I was rooting against the Evil South, because I had ranked ‘Bama #1 most of the year. It’s a hollow victory, but I’ll take it.
It’s been over a week for most of the bowl games, so my memory is a little fuzzy. Help me by pointing out the error of my ways.
Flash Thomas is gone, which makes this MotSaG’er sad, because I always thought he could have been our version of Percy Harvin — fast, versatile, electric. But wherever he ends up, we wish him good luck.
OSU is the unanimous #5. Would you have believed this after the Purdue debacle? I don’t think I would have. But here we are. Oh! The Big Ten is also the only conference with three top ten teams (with Wisconsin filling out the sweet sixteen). Say hello to you 2010 Preseason #2?
Pete Carroll looks to be gone, which kinda makes sense if you read between the lines and could potentially set USC up for a mighty fall.
“big ten redemption” was the winner of the inaugural MotSaG Bowl Pick’Em contest. I would also like to take this opportunity to brag that I finished fifth, which isn’t too shabby in my book. Other MotSaG’ers didn’t fare as well, so we won’t bring them up.
I should have our final BlogPoll ballot up tomorrow and I’d really like to hear your guys’ feedback. I also realized I never posted my final thoughts on the Rose Bowl. I don’t know when (or if) I’ll get around to posting it, but I’ve watched the DVR’ed game numerous times and I really do have some great memories of that game. Man it was a good bowl season to be a Buckeye.
Adam Rittenberg at ESPN.com is reporting that Thaddeus
Maximus Gibson will enter the 2010 NFL Draft:
Ohio State defensive end Thaddeus Gibson will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft, according to sources.
Oh well. WWAHG (We will always have Gholston)
Update: It looks like Thad is the only junior leaving early. That means Cam Heyward (Thank the Maker), Chimdi Chekwa, Ross Homan and Jermale Hines are all sticking around for their Senior seasons. Shades of Mike Doss, anyone?
Just kidding! It was just really tough to find anyone with a good picture of Terrelle stonewalling someone with the Stiff Arm of Justice 2.0.
Yes, the Stiff Arm of Justice 2.0 (SAoJ 2.0) made occasional appearances this season, but never was it as in full effect as it was for the Rose Bowl. Thanks to a happy ABC producer, we got to see it over and over again. Hopefully this will trend continue throughout the year 2010.