Happy Tuesday everyone, and welcome to your morning Skull Session. This weekend, of course, the football Buckeyes head to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes in a game that will probably lead me to tear most of my luxurious hair out at some point in the game. With that said, there are more pressing matters at hand, as the B-Ball Buckeyes are in Gainesville right now, getting prepped for tonight's game against the 9th ranked Florida Gators. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to be a really fun statement game for OSU, but even if it isn't I've already gotten about a weeks worth of basketball enjoyment out of Jared Sullinger's twitter.
Hey, guys, what do you call a deer with no eyes?
Oh Right, Football. Depth Chart. WOAH HUGE SURPRISE no changes. Kind of. As usual, though the depth chart itself saw no real changes from last week, there are possibly some hidden personnel moves that won't show up for whatever reason. For instance, as reported by Adam Jardy (who has probably made more contributions to society than all other Oasis fans and band members combined), in the second half, as the Buckeyes shifted from a cover-3 scheme to a cover-2, there was a different group out on the field at times that took Gant off the field, put Howard at corner, and then moved Chekwa to Safety. It's an interesting lineup, and seemed to pay dividends as McGloin ended up with as many pick-sixes as completions in the seconds half. In any event, it'll be interesting to see how OSU actually ends up coming out against Iowa.
Speaking Of Whom... I've said it before and I'll say it again: Iowa is Northwestern's Northwestern for Ohio State. Somehow, someway, the fine coaches and players of the Wildcats have reached the perfect formula to stick in their TI-83s and come out with a win against the Hawkeyes. And make no mistake, it is driving those guys absolutely insane:
I became a Hawkeye largely because of the football program. Dreams of attending Rose Bowls and hopes of meaningful November games in an electric Kinnick Stadium were packed into suitcases and moved to Iowa City.
Now in my senior year, I've learned that the main factor in keeping Ricky Stanzi, Adrian Clayborn, and Derrell-Johnson Koulianos from eternal Hawkeye lore is Northwestern — the destroyer of dreams and slayer of hope.
-Cormac McCarthy is a lifelong Iowa Hawkeyes fan and a sometime contributor to The Daily Iowan
Dirty Dougie Shuffle The Wall Street Journal is world-reknowned for its hard hitting and critical economic and social analysis. This is the most widely circulated publication in the United States and is also possibly the most respected; their reporters have won Pulitzers, they were the first to break the Enron story, and they were among the first news outlets to report first hand on 9/11. And now, in 2010, the WSJ has finally blown the lid off one of the most important issues in college sports today: the Dougie.
This celebratory dance— based on a series of moves described in the hit song "Teach Me How To Dougie," by the hip-hop group Cali Swag District—generally consists of shimmying and then gliding one's hand through one's hair. In a long line of Ickey Shuffles and Dirty Birds, it is just the latest example of athletes using work as an excuse to boogie.
The accompanying video will tell you all you need to know, and also I hope this article inspires some of you to also use work as an excuse to boogie. Unless you're a crane operator or something. And thank you, Wall Street Journal. When the country calls out for extensive Dougie coverage in this time of crisis and doubt, you deliver.
Awesome, Now All I Need Is An Infant Believe it or not, over here at 11W we try. We really do. But in the face of the following, it's hard to pretend that we will ever come close to matching this kind of excellence: