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Good Ohio State football
To Mr. White: I used to be a fan of Rob Oller’s writing till this morning. What extra can Ryan Day do? 45-6 report, no baggage or drama and he runs a clear program. My spouse and I’ve been attending the video games since 1966, and these final 20 years of Ohio State football have been excellent. The individuals who criticize and suppose they will do a greater job don’t know what the coaches and gamers undergo in making ready for his or her season. What have we turn into after we as followers anticipate each season to be nationwide champions? I say to all of you who’ve by no means skilled the job as a head coach that you must again off. So the Buckeyes do not go undefeated yearly. They are nonetheless excellent and ought to be proud of what they achieved. Win, lose or draw, we ought to be proud to be Buckeye followers.
Fausto J Garofalo, Jr., Columbus
To Brian: I discover it laborious to imagine with an general report of 45-6 over 4 seasons that loss No. 6 places coach Day’s profession in jeopardy. Just look how his staff responded in the final two bowl video games after (non-representative, dismal) losses to Michigan. And credit score the management – on and off the discipline – of two-time Heisman candidate CJ Stroud. First, the memorable late-game end in the Rose Bowl at the begin of 2022 and once more, the same state of affairs on Dec. 31. Michigan’s consecutive contests in the CPF solely added to its postseason woes, now having misplaced six straight bowl video games beneath Jim Harbaugh.
Who is in a position to match or exceed such a profitable report as Day’s? Jim Tressel was 40-11 in 4 years that included the 2002 nationwide championship, however he misplaced 4 Big Ten video games − 3 in a row − in 2004. Urban Meyer was 50-4 in that point. Day’s share (.882) is forward of present coaches Nick Sabin, Kirby Smart and Dabo Swinney. How many first-time head coaches may attain or exceed the report Day has achieved in such a high-pressure atmosphere? I say nobody.
Larry Cheek, Dublin
To Fausto, Larry: It is ridiculous that the dismissal of Day is being mentioned, however the nationwide championships received by Tressel and Meyer have given Ohio State followers expectations which might be far past regular.
To the editor: You printed a letter from a gentleman who feels the refs might have needed Georgia to win the Peach Bowl so as to generate extra income for ESPN. He questions whether or not the announcers are in a position to affect the refs’ calls, significantly the reversed focusing on name in opposition to UGA. I’m simply curious precisely how the refs are listening to the announcers whereas they’re on the discipline officiating the video games. That’s fairly the conspiracy between the announcers and the officers. Why even trouble to name the penalty if it is their intentions to overturn? Missing the name can be rather a lot higher than calling the penalty then overturning it. Yes, I’m positive the loss in the Peach Bowl stung, however recover from it.
To Brian: From the letters on this column since the Peach Bowl I take it that Buckeye football followers imagine that OSU cannot lose until the refs take the recreation from them. Maybe they want to take into account two realities of sports activities: First, when you have to blame your loss on a single play, you clearly weren’t taking part in effectively sufficient to win the recreation. And second, there’s one other staff on the discipline, on this case the defending nationwide champions, and so they’re going to do all they will to win.
Brent D. Rosenthal, Westerville
To the editor:LOL. The title of your article bemoans the pathetic lives of Buckeye devoted, in addition to the hypocrisy. Funny the way you neglect how a unclean official threw a phantom flag in what many, in truth most, really feel was the most egregious game-changing name in school football historical past. To give Ohio state one other shot. Because they misplaced. To Miami, that typically hated staff from principally minority Miami. That trash-talking staff from a small non-public college. oh no That would have given them two in a row. Unfathomable to the institution of lily white illuminati of school football. Hypocrites.
To the editor: I do not learn about the refs wanting Georgia to win for ESPN, however their analysts definitely did, particularly Chris Fowler. In the fourth quarter, Fowler clearly says “we” have two timeouts left, and he was referring to Georgia. I did not know Chris was on that staff.
To the editor: Buckeye followers want to present class. The Buckeyes misplaced as a result of the refs overturned a focusing on name. There wants to be a better authority to oversee the refs’ calls. Why we do not have this in football, I do not know. You have a participant knocked out of the recreation. You can clearly see the different participant put his head down and hit him. The name obtained overturned. That would have been first down. Buckeyes are getting ripped off too usually.
Also, gamers try to make performs based mostly on what coaches name. I’ve seen poor play calling by this present teaching employees too many occasions.
Buckeye followers mustn’t make threats. Making threats makes all Buckeye followers look silly. Email or write to the teaching employees and the athletic division when you have to say one thing. The gamers are younger males who want to be helped, not damage. Remember, these are Buckeye gamers. Buckeye gamers are the greatest win or lose.
To all: Refs make errors, however they do not value video games. TV networks do not overturn performs referred to as on the discipline. And neither the refs nor TV networks − or Chris Fowler − did something to make Ohio State cease tackling late in the Georgia and Michigan video games.
Good Ohio State basketball
To Brian: One Dispatch headline about OSU basketball learn baffled by lack of offense. Another says they’re in search of solutions and coach Holtman says he sees no frequent thread. They had solely 5 assists in a current loss to Minnesota earlier than being out-assisted 16-7 in an additional time loss at Rutgers. In their first 18 video games they’ve been 0-7 when out-assisted and 10-1 when not. The one loss was after they had just one extra help than Maryland. While the same correlation exists with rebounding, higher coordinated motion on offense simply may assist. A stationary participant standing flat-footed is the best to guard.
Dennis Singleton, Dayton
Dear Gregg Berhalter
To the editor: Great article by Michael Arace about Gregg Berhalther. He would not deserve the therapy he’s getting from US Soccer and the Reynas. I labored at Crew Stadium for 10 years and he was the solely coach to ever present up at our employees Christmas social gathering. He was the nicest individual and thanked us for our work. Lord is aware of I’m not that good. And subsequent time you go to a Crew recreation or any sporting occasion, be good to the employees. It’s rather a lot of low pay, laborious days and lonely nights in all types of climate.
To Paul: As Michael wrote beforehand, who would have thought the high coach in the nation can be taken down by an offended soccer mother?
On the Columbus Blue Jackets
To the editor: I’ve been a season ticket holder for the Blue Jackets for a number of years. Every 12 months the group offers a token reward to the season ticket holders. In previous years these items have been helpful, equivalent to cranium hats and scarves. This 12 months the reward for quarter-season ticket holders was a fanny pack. Who makes use of a fanny pack anymore? Just goes to present you that the free reward this 12 months matches the high quality of the staff.
Maybe the group ought to distribute brown paper baggage for the followers to put on on their heads in order that they will show their embarrassment. The gamers make manner an excessive amount of cash for the followers to help their terrible efficiency. The group has flip-flopped, however most not too long ago flopped. The “fits” ought to put on the largest brown paper baggage over their heads.
But regardless of the awful season, the followers maintain displaying up to the video games. Maybe there’s nothing else higher to do in Columbus in the winter. But perhaps they keep in mind the good occasions not too way back.
The gamers and coaches and the group ought to be the ones sporting brown paper baggage. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.
John Hitchner, Worthington
To John: I’ve a puzzled admiration for Blue Jackets followers, who maintain displaying up in fairly good numbers regardless of so a few years of shedding. And with out paper baggage, at that.
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Praise for Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, however jeers for Jim Knowles and Rob Oller
Ohio State DBs want higher approach; and Pete Rose ushering in playing is cheesy
Disdain for the NIL period and pleasure at Ohio State’s doable rematch with Michigan
Ohio State football coaches’ bonuses in wake of Michigan loss provides to the ache
Ohio State misplaced to Michigan in football, and readers aren’t blissful
How dare Ohio State followers take into consideration football at a Columbus Blue Jackets recreation!
Ryan Day, CJ Stroud get lifetime passes for Kamryn Babb’s emotional Ohio State TD
Ryan Day outcoached, OSU line is smooth, and about the Woody vs. Day comparability …
Ryan Day is a greater coach than Woody Hayes … until he loses to Michigan once more