Editor: My family and I are big Ohio State fans. We were excited that the celebration last Saturday was on the Big Ten Network. We recorded it and sat down as a family to watch it. My son, who is 8, is obsessed with football.
Winning the first national championship in the new playoff system is a gift that Ohio State University officials expect will keep giving — and one that ultimately will benefit students. They expect a $3 million bump in royalties over last year from licensed merchandise sales, based on anticipated revenue of $17 million in royalties this year.
Turns out Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber wasn’t trying to stiff Ohio Gov. John Kasich after all.
Good morning, readers. In another Mailbox twist, let’s start with a response this week, since most of my mail was about last week’s letters from Oregon, one asserting that Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is 30 years old and another castigating Urban Meyer for directing the Buckeyes to score a late touchdown and thus embarrass the Ducks.
The NFL will test having game officials use tablets for video reviews in tonight’s Pro Bowl. Having the referee look at replays with a tablet to determine if calls are correct could lead to eliminating the official going “under the hood” for reviews.