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Friday, December 2, 2016

For Ohio State's 2016 Playoff Hopes, "The Waiting Is The Hardest Part"

Oh baby don't it feel like heaven right now
Don't it feel like something from a dream

As Curtis Samuel sprinted into the end zone for the winning touchdown against That Team Up North on November 26th, the natural euphoria and bedlam erupted at my brother-in-law Scott's home.  Hugs, celebratory high fives, and complete exhilaration were enjoyed by all at the tremendous comeback 30-27 double overtime victory over That Team Up North.  The revelation that Jim Harbaugh decided to blame the officials in his postgame press conference could not dampen the celebration that seemed to completely fill up the great state of Ohio.

November 29th gave Ohio State fans even more reason to celebrate.  The latest College Football Playoff rankings that were released kept Ohio State at number two, despite the fact that Ohio State would not be playing for The B1G Championship...

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card

With all due respect to Tom Petty, Ohio State coaches, players, and fans will be counting down the minutes until the afternoon of December 4th, when the final College Football Playoff rankings will be released.

You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

Could Ohio State find themselves on the outside looking in, despite being ranked second?  Could Penn State or Wisconsin vault past the Buckeyes, after The B1G Championship?

As Ohio State is not playing this weekend, there is little to nothing the Buckeyes can do.  There is no sense in being anxious or nervous, as the Buckeyes truly have no control over when or if they make The College Football Playoffs.  I plan on enjoying the various conference championship games, as these will have impact upon the entire college football bowl season.  Until then, I am going to rely upon the wisdom of Tom Petty, and...

Don't let it kill you baby, don't let it get to you

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