Thursday Skull Session

By Alex on September 9, 2010 at 6:00a
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The million dollar question

 Starting things off, if you haven't already checked out the details for the best tailgate in town on Saturday, you better take a look at the official "Eat Too, Brutus" page. Details are up about the first official annual 11W Tailgate which is expected to be the next best thing of the weekend other than the match-up between the Buckeyes and the Hurricanes. We hope to see you all there and we know there will be plenty of fun to go around. 

 Speaking of the showdown on the field on Saturday was Terrelle Pryor who was available to the media yesterday morning. Adam Rittenberg has some video of TP discussing the Heisman showdown between Jacory Harris and himself this weekend. One thing of note that made me smile is that Terrelle mentioned he wanted to win for the seniors on this team and that he'd be a senior next year. While he continues to say the right things per his "Tressilization", you have to be a little giddy Pryor has returning to Columbus next year on his mind. Other notes from Pryor's talk with the media include his plea to fans not to boo or curse LeBron James at the game on Saturday as he is his "mentor". I'm not a Cavs fan so I don't know how you all are feeling, but keep in mind that LeBron on the OSU sideline could be a pretty good thing for recruiting. Please save all your jeering for after the game if possible!

 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may be known for his reign in the WWF (or lately his HORRIBLE movies), but in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center he is currently known for looking like a moron in this video message to Ohio State. Watch it just once, and you can laugh at the comic show the former Hurricanes' linebacker has become since starring as an Academic All-American in Coral Gables. Jim Tressel played the video for the team and I think Jake Stoneburner summed up the feelings about both the video and the guy starring in it by saying "it was kinda obnoxious"

 While we knew contact with an agent was the reason Georgia wide out AJ Green missed the first game last week, we didn't know the full details of Green's infractions. We now know that Green will be suspended for three more games because he sold a game-used jersey to an agent for $1,000. Green had repaid the $1,000 to charity and seems to be remorseful, while Darren Rovell, taking the side of labor, has an interesting proposal: Georgia should not be allowed to sell AJ Green jerseys until he is reinstated.

 Finally, if you don't know already, Michigan lost another defensive back when Vlad "The Impaler" Emilien transferred from the program. Emilien was once thought to be an OSU lock before the staff cooled on him and he suffered a semi-serious injury before his senior season. He turned his anger towards the staff into a Michigan commitment and seems to finally realize blowing off a head of steam to join Rich Rod wasn't the smartest of decision. While it's amusing to see another bird flee the nest up north, what's even more amusing is that Michigan is trying to fill it's roster by having open walk-on tryouts. All we can do is laugh at this point.

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The Iron Colonel's picture

There are going to be TVs at the tailgate, right? I would be disappointed if I didn't get to watch the ND-UM slapfight.

blazers34's picture

that game is at 330, so I doubt it will matter much for you

The Iron Colonel's picture

Balls. I thought it was the nooner. I guess I'll just have to watch UGA-SCAR instead.

buckeyedude's picture

Is that LeBron doing the Macarena?

I read the article in the Detroit Free Press about Vladimir Eminem.  I loved how the article concluded with "UM will hold walk-on tryouts for enrolled students Monday @ Schembechler Hall." Freaking hilarious!

 
 

iball's picture

RE: LeBron poll: Just an FYI, the Miami Heat are my new fave NBA team, and I'm going to get some 49er gear for this season. Also, I have lived my whole life in OHIO.

Just an observation, and hopefully the scarlet tinted glasses aren't causing this, but on TV, the Shoe looks like the flashiest, eye catching stadium on TV. LeBron and other celeb appearances can only help. Just make sure B Rolle doesn't start dry humping Erin Andrews on the sidelines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdDGYsYXHKc

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Normal Buck's picture

Du-ane, Du-ane, Du-ane. . .

chaoscrusader's picture

 In speaking of scUM, there is a reason why Pat White never won a Heisman and it had nothing to do with talent. Rich Rod's system is designed to have the QB carry the ball more than they should. At the end of each season, Pat White was either injured or had diminshed capacities. Rich Rod's system is a meat grinder for QB's. Which does not bode well for Denard Robinson since he is an upright runner being exposed to take big shots. I would be surprised if he makes it through the year without major downtime. Hell, U-Conn smoked him a couple of times. Just think what will happen when defenses understand his weaknessses.

iball's picture

Agreed, Denard will be hurt by the time we play eachother. RR's system is too gimmicky and IMO has been figured out. He will never be able to recruit a legit NFL QB. Something I think won't sit well with dirty scUM fans.

Devin Gardner is a smaller, slower, weaker armed version of TP.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Doc's picture

If I were a fan from TTUN I would be fired up over Ryan Mallet.  After transfering from scUM he is now a Heisman candidate.  I would not be able to look at Dick Rod with out cursing like a drunken sailor.  But "Velcro" is a close second;)

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Come on! Druken Sailor! I'm offended! (hahaha).

 

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Doc's picture

My apologies Chief.  I didn't know you were a drunk or a sailor:D

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BuckeyeChief's picture

+1

Maybe I'll learn to spell one day!

 

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btalbert25's picture

Denard did look really good last week in my opinion, but didnt Tate look really good through the first 3 or 4 games last year?  To me all Michigan did last week was prove that Rich Rod's system can beat a Big East team.  Well thanks for the news flash we already knew that lol.  I don't know how well his system will work now that he has his kind of players, but I definitely agree that Denard will have problems lasting all season.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i think denard is a much better passer than forcier is, and could probably be able to be at least somewhat more of a drop back kind of QB, despite this stature. if the staff at michigan is smart they'll play it a little safer with him, at least until big ten season.

the problem with this is that it relies on their RBs being effective, although the uconn games showed some shades of that. either way, i think their offense is legit and we'd be stupid to dismiss them. they were pretty good all last year, and now with a significant upgrade at QB they will probably be even better.

who knows how the defense will hold up though. uconn for some reason thought they were a power running team and just ran right at michigan a billion times and didn't really challenge them deep, so the game against ND will be huge because brian kelly won't be so dumb

btalbert25's picture

Notre Dame actually appeared to have some toughness on defense last week.  If they are solid defensively Kelly will have that team back quicker than I thought. 

iball's picture

Manti Teo is the best player from South Bend since Rocket Ishmael.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Denard has no touch on his passes though. His advantage over Tate is his escapability.

I still don't see the scUM defense stopping an OSU, Iowa, Wisky running game.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Run_Fido_Run's picture

[Young] Jeezy said is optimus, "Nos ire accerso universitas urbs sicco."

chaoscrusader's picture

Our universal city anger drys up?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

No fair, you actually know Latin. I was using one of those terribly imprecise online "translators," In the spirit of Eat Too, Brutus, it's supposed to be Latin for, "[Young] Jeezy said it best, 'we're going to bring the whole city out.'" 

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Two more classes and then I'm flying up to Columbus! Go Buckeyes! 

btalbert25's picture

Can someone tell me one thing.  Before Lebron did Cleveland care about the Cavs that much?  I just don't ever remember hearing about rabid Cavs fans and I never saw anyone walking around in their jerseys.  The whoe Lebron on the sideline thing and don't boo Lebron is the only reason I ask.  I understand some Ohioans feel betrayed or whatever by Lebron, but I agree having him on the sideline can only help the team.

I personally don't care for the guy, and never really have, but I think that he did bring a whole lot of money and attention to Cleveland while he was there.  I guess some can see it as abandoning them, but he was on the team a long time and the positives he brought to the community can't be overlooked. 

At any rate, I'd rather see former players of notoriety and other celebrities, but I guess when it comes to Ohio he is the most famous person we can have on the sideline.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I was raised to be a fan of teams from your home state so I pull mostly for Cleveland teams in the Pro realm.  The Cavs have been my NBA team since before I can remember. Even when the Cavs had fat and drunken Shawn Kemp who fathered more children than he can keep track of I was still pulling for them.  I'm not upset that LeBron left, it was how he did it.  The Buckeyes always come first in my sports world and if LeBron is good for the Buckeyes for recruiting and whatever else then I have to ignore "The Decision".

btalbert25's picture

I understand pulling for the team and all.  I've always kind of pulled for the Bengals but I wouldn't say that I love them  or am a diehard.  I just wonder how many people loved the Cavs and were diehards before Lebron.  I know there were some out there, but I don't think they meant to Cleveland what the Browns did, or even close to that for that matter.  I'd venture to say Prior to Lebron that the Indians werre even more popular.  Anyway, it doesn't really matter, my whole point was that I just don't understand the animosity and betrayal that some feel.  He was a free agent, who went to a team that was willing to build a champion.  Cleveland tried, but always seemed to get it wrong.  Antoine Jameson, old fat Shaq just weren't he right acquisitions to make.   It's a long winded way of saying, booing Lebron doesn't make much sense to me. 

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

That city hasn't had a lot of things go it's way of late. All the choking the Indians do, their players winning Cy Young awards and then championships on other teams, and then the team returns to suckage. The Browns are the Browns and even left the city for while and won a Championship in that other city. Then their basketball team does well, really well and all the sudden this kid from their own backyard was going to lead them to the championship promise land and instead he ends up dissing the city on a nationally televised show hidden under the smokescreen of charity nonetheless. That seems to be a bit of salt-in-the-woundish to me. He didn't even thank the fans of the Cavs on this show. They were hurt and as a fan (not a die hard by any means) I was hurt to. Part of the reason I hate Desmond Howard was that he went out of Ohio to play for TSuN. Part of the reason I'm ticked off at LeBron is that he dissed a city in Ohio publicly on national TV and chose to "take his talents to Southbeach".  I will say that booing LeBron in the 'Shoe doesn't make any sense to me.  Now when he returns to the Q, that's another story.

slippy's picture

Why does LBJ get to be on the sideline?

 

I have much more connection to OSU (having paid them over 100k and have a degree from there).  Why don't I get to be on the sideline?

 

Also, what's the ettiquite on approaching the tailgate?  I feel kinda awkward.

buckeyedude's picture

LBJ has more money than you and gold teeth.

 
 

Chris Lauderback's picture

Just walk up while making it rain and we'll know it's you. Seriously, we'll have lots of friends attending so you can simply ask someone for any of us by name. Also, I'm sure some of us will be rocking shirts from the Skreened store. As a last resort, just ask a random girl to point out the most handsome dude, that will be Chris. Word.

BucksfanXC's picture

We won't get "Hello! My Name is..." name tags?

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Chris Lauderback's picture

Maybe we'll surprise you. Again, just ask around, we'll have lots of friends there that can point you in the right direction.

NW Buckeye's picture

If, as Jeezy said, Miami draws the entire city why was their stadium half empty last Thursday? Could it be that they can't even excite the fans in their own city? The Shoe was sold out last week, just as it will be for every game this season and into the foreseeable future. Miami's stadium is seldom sold out. The only time they play in sold out stadiums is when they travel to schools that regularly fill the seats or when one of those schools brings their contingent to Miami.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Why buy a ticket if shit talking w/o facts to back it up is free (Miami fans)?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

blazers34's picture

I cant decide which shirt will be my gameday shirt.  The Skreened 'Carmen' shirt, or the Homage 'Scarlet and Gray all the way'

Chris Lauderback's picture

Speaking of Homage, I went to their new store in the Short North last weekend and it's pretty sweet. Those guys do it right. They had a ton of cool memorabilia on the walls to peruse plus an NBA Jams arcade game and an old school Coke machine. A mural on the entire backwall of Woody in action was another highlight. Oh, and their shirts are obviously dope.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I like all their stuff, but i'm not a fan of the extra SMedium tee.

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Miami, Florida State and Alabama?  Really? 

bdegroff's picture

Sounds like a thug. Why ask him to wear scarlet and gray if he doesnt see the field?

Johnny Ginter's picture

haha well probably because he was completely justified in flipping off everything in sight not wearing a dwyer jersey and also because he is one of the best recruits in the nation

blazers34's picture

re: Jacory Harris outfit in Good Shizzy

 

Is that dude serious?  wow!  also, someone get him cheesburger STAT

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I am not surprised that he's a raiders fan. If you know anything about Raiders fans you'll understand what I just said.

 

No, not the ones they show on tv at the games either....

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Johnny Ginter's picture

harris seems to be a great kid, and that picture was hilarious. i know it's miami, but let's try and not invent stuff about players just because OSU is playing them on saturday

but yeah, he looks skinny as hell there

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I thought what I said was fairly vanilla...

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I couldn't follow where you were going with the whole "no, not the ones they show on tv' part because those are he only Raider fans I know.

Johnny Ginter's picture

i mean, you were basically implying that because raider fans are jerks then so is jacory. it's not horrible but i'm just trying to head off any stupid rivals-esque player bashing. 11W is better than that

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

sure, nuff said.

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Kyle's picture

While I'm channeling all my hate on Miami this week, I always have room for some laughs at Michigan's expense.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Kz6Rw99Kk

Doc's picture

Pure hilarity.  Nice post Kyle.  No wonder the women are lesbians.  Priceless.

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

last day at work...driving up from Northern Va at 2 a.m. tomorrow morning and running her around my hometown of Reynoldsburg....see everyone at the tailgate. O-H...

ps....we got this in the bag

Evidence #1:

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

FYI... there's a Sonic in Reynoldsberg in case you didnt know.

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Matt's picture

Forecast for Saturday is 77 and 60% chance of showers.  I think rain advantages us, because both teams will have to respect the deep ball and play their DBs back (in case of slipping and giving up the big play).  Rushing teams do better in the rain, and I think we can outrush Miami.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

doesn't it rain all the time in south florida?

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Matt's picture

Not sure what your point is; a downpour that happens in Florida or Ohio ends up with the same result of making the passing game difficult.  Miami likely won't have Graig Cooper, and we have a stable of running backs and one of the best rushing QBs in the game.  If Miami has to rely on rushing because of the weather, I think we get a big advantage by removing Jacory's arm from the equation.  If it's just a light rain, however, I don't think it would do much.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

my point is that they probably play in the rain quite frequently...

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Matt's picture

and my point is that playing in the rain more frequently does not somehow make the football or turf any less slippery when wet

btalbert25's picture

I'm not sure that the weather really impacts either team.  We may have the better rushing team which could help, but we'll probably run quite a bit anyway.  The rain also makes the ball slick for a guy like Posey who has a tendancy to drop a ball or 2 every game.  Either way I don't think it'll do much to help or hurt either side.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

I never understood the animousity Ohioians had towards LBJ. He did what he thought was right for his prefessional career and family. And who wouldn't want to play with Dwayne Wade? As for Nick O'Leary, who cares. Just the small amount of TV exposure he has had exposed him as a premadona. That is something we don't need. Especially from a TE. And the video on Michigan's fanbase was priceless. Even my peer at work who is a Michigan fan was laughing his ass off.

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Brady's picture

I am very dissapointed that I can't get down to the tailgate this weekend.  I would love to meet and greet all the other 11W addicts/writers.  Is this going to be a weekly tailgate or is this just for the big ones down in C-Bus?

 
 

Jason Priestas's picture

We're going to make it an annual thing, so hopefully you can join us next year.