An article by Gregg Doyle of cbssports.com was published a few days ago. The article was titled “At 20-0, Ohio State is a Special Team — why can’t you see it? Initially, without even reading anything, I love the title. The title somewhat mocks that national perception of Ohio State; there is so much Ohio State hate in media. Ohio State is always “not good enough.” If they struggle against bad teams, Ohio State is a bad. If they destroy an opponent, the opponent is garbage and the Buckeyes get no credit.
But then you read the article, and it echoes the exact sentiment I said above.
That’s interesting, but way too much has been made of that. What hasn’t been done nearly enough around these parts — these parts being the media, the radio waves, Twitter and the two vocal chords in most of our throats — is to let the Buckeyes know how unimpressed we are with them. So let’s do that here.
Let’s remind Ohio State that it won’t be playing in the BCS title game, not if we have anything to say about it. And since the human element remains a part of the BCS equation, and the human element is weak and easily influenced by mob hysteria, we as a mob do have something to say about it.
We’re going to point out that Ohio State’s undefeated start isn’t as good as Alabama’s or Oregon’s or Florida State’s undefeated start, and might not be as good as Baylor’s undefeated start, though we’re willing to wait a few weeks before making that one official. And even if Ohio State finishes the regular season undefeated, that wouldn’t be as impressive as Alabama with one loss. Might not be as impressive as Oregon with one loss, either.
Gregg Doyle, addressed these claims exactly. The above excerpt, as Doyle points out, is written with a sarcastic tone. Doyle mocks them and shows that the media bias isn’t deserved. Ohio State deserves more credit. You can read the whole article here: http://www.cbssports.com/general/writer/gregg-doyel/24163005/ohio-state-looks-like-a-juggernaut-why-cant-you-see-it