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Topic:  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 5:26:28 PM 
For exposure and eyes on the respective programs, I say UVA in 2019 or any of the wins under Groce in 2010 or 2012. I'm assuming there are more eyes watching March Madness than that football game, and the NCAA Tournament is bigger than an early season football game. Add in the human interest stories for Preston, and for me it's a no doubter.

That said, I can see the angle of "for the program" being more significant for the Pitt win to boost the football program's profile.

So for me, it depends on the point of view a little.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 8:33:01 PM 
Call me when OU football beats Alabama (reigning national champions) in the football playoffs (NCAA tournament) and we can talk about them being equal.

Until then, this is utter nonsense.

This is like arguing your son's YMCA title is more important to the town than their NBA playoff win because their YMCA team used to be really awful.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 9:24:08 PM 
Bobcats win vs Uconn in Hawaii in December 1993 was a big one. Then in November 1994 they beat Ohio State and Virginia. Yes Boals beat a ranked Virginia team as a player and as a coach. Those were first 2 rounds in the preseason Nit.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 9:52:05 PM 
The Pitt win is closer to the regular season Bball win over Depaul. Pitt and DePaul were both shells of their past - but brought a name to the game.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 11:22:22 PM 
A great win below worth mentioning in this discussion.

Ohioís 16 point victory over the 4th ranked Kentucky Wildcats at Williams Arena in Minneapolis to advance to the Elite 8 in the 1964 NCAA Tournament. It was the worst defeat experienced by the Wildcats that season. Coach Adolph Rupp visited the Bobcatsí locker room after the game to congratulate them. Ohio had beaten Louisville in OT in the first game. Eliminated in next game by Michigan.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/29/2021 11:45:49 PM 
Tell you what. Express your preference of the Pitt game to a neutral party and watch their reaction.


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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 7:33:31 AM 
cc-cat wrote:
The Pitt win is closer to the regular season Bball win over Depaul. Pitt and DePaul were both shells of their past - but brought a name to the game.


This is right.

Which is hilarious for anybody trying to ascribe significance to the Pitt game.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 9:09:21 AM 
It's funny that the Pitt win hinges on them being "preseason Top 20" as if preseason polls in college football are worth anything. They got housed by Notre Dame in Week 1 on National TV and finished the season 5-6.

Over time, Ohio's win over Pitt loses it's luster. I was there and it was amazing at the time and more or less "launched" Ohio football into the Solich era, but that's it.

Last Edited: 3/30/2021 9:10:04 AM by GoCats105

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   Posted: 3/30/2021 9:28:57 AM 
Per "marketingcharts.com" in 2017, which was the most recent information I could find, 56% of adults identified themselves as college football fans; 38% as college basketball fans. So before football positive results and impacts compared to basketball are completely dismissed as comparatively insignificant, we may want to consider, if we haven't, including that as part of the formulation of our opinions.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 9:57:57 AM 
I believe the effect of the UVA win will grow with time when it results in success in the transfer portal and extension for Boals.


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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 12:21:37 PM 
CatsUp wrote:
Per "marketingcharts.com" in 2017, which was the most recent information I could find, 56% of adults identified themselves as college football fans; 38% as college basketball fans. So before football positive results and impacts compared to basketball are completely dismissed as comparatively insignificant, we may want to consider, if we haven't, including that as part of the formulation of our opinions.


It's a good point, and part of my opinion already. Why? Because half of our "fan base" cares more about a certain other football team up the road than OUrs. To me, it's a regular season win, that, while exciting and a statement win for the football program, doesn't remotely touch the significance of basketball wins in March when the entire country is taking time off work and watching.

Another thought to throw in: That year's football team went 4-7 (3-5). Doesn't seem like something to consider THE moment to me in comparison to beating Georgetown, Michigan, or Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.

For me, the football win at Penn State resonates a lot more than Pitt.


JSF wrote:
Tell you what. Express your preference of the Pitt game to a neutral party and watch their reaction.


Also, THIS.

Last Edited: 3/30/2021 12:22:05 PM by OU_Country

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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 1:16:16 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
It's funny that the Pitt win hinges on them being "preseason Top 20" as if preseason polls in college football are worth anything. They got housed by Notre Dame in Week 1 on National TV and finished the season 5-6.

Over time, Ohio's win over Pitt loses it's luster. I was there and it was amazing at the time and more or less "launched" Ohio football into the Solich era, but that's it.


The way the game ended was exciting.
But,unlike Penn State, O.U. got lucky.

O.U. was fading.
On their last drive Pitt came right down the field and tied
the game with a field goal.

I remember how worried everyone was that we'd lose if it went to O.T.,especially since our kicking game wasn't great.

Byrum's interception won the game.
He doesn't score on the interception,I think we would have lost.

As far as a bigger win,I'd compare PSU to Va.





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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 1:39:02 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:


As far as a bigger win,I'd compare PSU to Va.


Except the dialogue (before and) after the Penn State win was about the decline of Penn State football - after the scandal, Paterno's deaths, etc. Ohio didn't really get the love until the SI article that year (and we all know how it ended).

The storyline after the VA win was about the dangerous Ohio team.

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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 2:51:23 PM 
cc-cat wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:


As far as a bigger win,I'd compare PSU to Va.


Except the dialogue (before and) after the Penn State win was about the decline of Penn State football - after the scandal, Paterno's deaths, etc. Ohio didn't really get the love until the SI article that year (and we all know how it ended).

The storyline after the VA win was about the dangerous Ohio team.



My earlier comments about comparing football to basketball were in general. I was not making a case for the Pitt game being a bigger win than any particular basketball game. In fact, I too think Penn State was a bigger football win than Pitt.

To be perfectly transparent however, yes, Penn State had those issues but there were also those who said the reason Virginia lost to us was because they had to battle COVID right up to the first game. Didnít matter to pundits that we went through the same in our conference tournament...hardly mentioned by anyone once we got to Indiana. (In fact, and let me digress for a moment, there is an obvious bias by the sports media to find and harp on excuses for big programs losing. After all there HAS to be a reason for it. Right? They donít investigate to see what the underdog may be going through but this is probably a whole separate discussion.)

The bottom line is one canít necessarily choose who and when you play the game in the short term. You just have to be ready. An excuse can be made and used by almost any team if they want to look hard enough to find one.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/30/2021 6:45:00 PM 
You know what opinions are like...? And this is an opinion poll. But most here love to tell people why their own opinion is impirical fact.


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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/31/2021 7:30:05 AM 
D.A. wrote:
You know what opinions are like...? And this is an opinion poll. But most here love to tell people why their own opinion is impirical fact.

And with the basketball group on here, you will get opinions and hours of reasons why it is right. Every game is the next coming of our dynasty.


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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/31/2021 7:41:42 AM 
D.A. wrote:
You know what opinions are like...? And this is an opinion poll. But most here love to tell people why their own opinion is impirical fact.


Opinions are like. . .the reason message boards exist?

There's truly nothing more pointless than coming into an online space that exists for people to share their (sometimes annoying) opinions on a niche topic and then being critical of the mere idea of sharing opinions.

I guess you're here for, what, the articles?
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
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D.A. wrote:
You know what opinions are like...? And this is an opinion poll. But most here love to tell people why their own opinion is impirical fact.

And with the basketball group on here, you will get opinions and hours of reasons why it is right. Every game is the next coming of our dynasty.



Oh PAH-leeeeeeeeeeez.

Every season is the next season Frank and Co. FINALLY turn the corner and win that championship.

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   Posted: 3/31/2021 9:39:37 AM 
They donít just give out Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Beef OíBrady Bowl and Dollar General Bowl trophies, folks.

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Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
D.A. wrote:
You know what opinions are like...? And this is an opinion poll. But most here love to tell people why their own opinion is impirical fact.


Opinions are like. . .the reason message boards exist?

There's truly nothing more pointless than coming into an online space that exists for people to share their (sometimes annoying) opinions on a niche topic and then being critical of the mere idea of sharing opinions.

I guess you're here for, what, the articles?


Iím here for imperial facts.

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   Posted: 3/31/2021 3:30:03 PM 
Greatest 2 weeks in Ohio basketball were early Dec 1969, beat top 20 Ohio State and No. 12 Perdue with Rick Mount and we got ranked No. 5 in the country at 6-0 then 7-0.
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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 3/31/2021 4:15:43 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Kinggeorge4 wrote:
D.A. wrote:
You know what opinions are like...? And this is an opinion poll. But most here love to tell people why their own opinion is impirical fact.

And with the basketball group on here, you will get opinions and hours of reasons why it is right. Every game is the next coming of our dynasty.



Oh PAH-leeeeeeeeeeez.

Every season is the next season Frank and Co. FINALLY turn the corner and win that championship.


Yes. Insert nodding head emoji or GIF here.
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. wrote:
They donít just give out Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Beef OíBrady Bowl and Dollar General Bowl trophies, folks.


Maybe but they are essentially the same as winning a CBI game.
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PhiTau74 wrote:
Greatest 2 weeks in Ohio basketball were early Dec 1969, beat top 20 Ohio State and No. 12 Perdue with Rick Mount and we got ranked No. 5 in the country at 6-0 then 7-0.


+1000

[I'm actually not to far away from you right now, in Beaufort, SC. The spring break we didn't have last year.]


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  Message Not Read  RE: What was the bigger OU win: UVA in hoops or Pitt in football?
   Posted: 4/1/2021 10:07:59 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
[I'm actually not to far away from you right now, in Beaufort, SC. The spring break we didn't have last year.]


Is the wife with you, OCF? If she is, ask her about your "to" instead of "too".

Not being judgmental, just registering a bit of a surprise.

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