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Tressel against midseason Michigan matchup?

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08:29 AM ET 09.01 | Jim Tressel was careful in a Tuesday teleconference, but reading between the lines, one might have seen where he stands on a midseason Ohio State-Michigan game. "I've always been one of those old-fashioned guys that my seniors at the moment are my greatest concern, and that particular question doesn't have much to do with my seniors." But about The Game ... "What in my lifetime have I enjoyed?" Tressel said. "I've enjoyed being a part of and observing Ohio State and Michigan playing at the end of the season. But I'm not silly enough to think that my feelings are the only ones that are important."

The Columbus Dispatch

Jim Tressel, AP Jim Tressel, AP
September 1, 2010  08:48 AM ET

The only people happy with the purported change are the money-grubbing suits! tOSU v. tSUN should be the season ender and both should be in the same division.

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September 1, 2010  09:16 AM ET

I don't particular favor either schools, but I'm all for tradition, and when you let money dictate how your decisions you've already showed your hand.

September 1, 2010  09:16 AM ET
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who cares. just play the dam game and all the whiney arses just ****.

this

September 1, 2010  09:17 AM ET
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I don't particular favor either schools, but I'm all for tradition, and when you let money dictate how your decisions you've already showed your hand.

Just an FYI, most decisions in college football is dictated by money. Time to accept it.

September 1, 2010  09:18 AM ET

Can we pease get another picture of Tressel one without a sweater vest...oops...sorry lost myself there for a moment all giddy with game days approaching.

September 1, 2010  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't particular favor either schools, but I'm all for tradition, and when you let money dictate how your decisions you've already showed your hand.

Dude, isn't it 4am in Hawaii? Is this really the best time to get your first FN posts in?

September 1, 2010  09:23 AM ET
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Can we pease get another picture of Tressel one without a sweater vest...oops...sorry lost myself there for a moment all giddy with game days approaching.

please, not pease

September 1, 2010  09:25 AM ET

They just don't want to have the teams possibly win their divisions and play for the title on consecutive weeks...
I wouldn't want to see that either. Tradition means alot in the Big 10, but unfortunately tv ratings trump that!

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September 1, 2010  09:35 AM ET
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I'm sure this is the prevalent sentiment outside Big Ten fandom, FJJ.However, there's a lot of anxiety within the conference that Delany is going to muck up a great and storied rivalry just for the sake more money. I agree with that belief, and I deplore that pecuniary attitude.Whatever the outcome, I don't think schedules are written in stone. They'll tweak 'em as needed. Delany'll see the error of his ways.

Another belief outside B10+2 country is that the rivalry won't be "mucked up".

Many believed the wild card would destroy baseball, but that seemed to work out OK.

If the game is played in October or even September it's still The Game.

September 1, 2010  09:50 AM ET

ok, let's play Alabama-Auburn in September, then. Let's play Texas/Texas A&M before Texas plays Baylor or whoever. Let's have Army/Navy in midseason. How does all of that sound? No problem, right? It wouldn't diminish the traditions of those games. Nothing would change. It's all the same.

Nonsense.

September 1, 2010  09:52 AM ET

FJJ is totally wrong. timing and tradition matters--a lot. it's huge. this isn't baseball where the yankees and redsox play many times across a 162 game schedule. it's college football. games are few, rivalaries are old and people schedule their year around it.

September 1, 2010  10:04 AM ET
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ok, let's play Alabama-Auburn in September, then. Let's play Texas/Texas A&M before Texas plays Baylor or whoever. Let's have Army/Navy in midseason. How does all of that sound? No problem, right? It wouldn't diminish the traditions of those games. Nothing would change. It's all the same. Nonsense.

Fix all of those problems by telling your AD that Michigan and Ohio State should be in the same division and play at the end of the year. There. Fixed.

September 1, 2010  10:04 AM ET
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FJJ is totally wrong. timing and tradition matters--a lot. it's huge. this isn't baseball where the yankees and redsox play many times across a 162 game schedule. it's college football. games are few, rivalaries are old and people schedule their year around it.

You will learn my son FJJ knows EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. Just ask him he will tell you.

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September 1, 2010  10:29 AM ET
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please, not pease

He has a typing impediment. Don't be a pick.

 
September 1, 2010  10:38 AM ET
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Can we pease get another picture of Tressel one without a sweater vest...oops...sorry lost myself there for a moment all giddy with game days approaching.

blasphemy! Go Bucks!

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