Your Primetime Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 22, 2011 at 6:50p
224 Comments
LOVE YOU, BRO. EAT SHIT.

So torn. Root for MSU because we hate Bielema and the Badgers, or root for Wisconsin because we want Ohio State to hand them their first loss of the season.

TIME (ET) MATCHUP NETWORK
7:00 PM #24 Penn State at Northwestern BTN / BTN2GO
7:15 PM Tennessee at #2 Alabama ESPN2 / ESPN3
7:30 PM USC at Notre Dame NBC / NBCSports.com
8:00 PM Texas Tech at #3 Oklahoma ABC / ESPN3
8:00 PM #23 Washington at #7 Stanford ABC / ESPN3
8:00 PM #4 Wisconsin at #14 Michigan State ESPN / ESPN3

 

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Mr. Slick's picture

Root for MSU bc it gives next weekends game a TON more significance.  If Bucky comes in with one loss and we beat them we are in the drivers seat to make the B1G champ game.  Call it a pipe dream, but I'd rather have that hype motivating me all week next week than anything else.

Menexenus's picture

Agreed.  A win by MSU gives us a lot more to play for next week under the lights.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Menexenus's picture

And Northwestern just went ahead of Penn State.  Now, granted, Northwestern is not known for being able to hold a lead.  But if they can beat Penn State and MSU can beat Wisconsin, then we'll control our own destiny to win the Leaders division.  <fingers crossed>

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Menexenus's picture

As predicted, Northwestern hasn't been able to hang on.  They are losing by 10 at the start of the 4th quarter.  But you never know...

Real fans stay for Carmen.

M Man's picture

Yes; by rights, the Buckeyes ought to be rooting for Sparty to tag an "L" on Wisconsin's record.

And, I am telling myself to root for Wisconsin to win for the same reason.  You know, the Divisional thing.  And not because I loathe the classless, disreputable MSU football program.

Abe Froman's picture

I refuse to root for wisconsin during the regular season since they have been more of a rival than any other team.  Ever since some ignorant wisconsin fans (girls no less) decided to sit and brag after the game at the Frog, Bear & Wild Boar in 2005 (?), I have nothing but contempt for 99% of their fans. 

 

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

btalbert25's picture

I'd like MSU to win, but I don't think the game is even going to be close. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

I with you. I pull for Dantonio but an ass kicking is about to unfold. Unfortunately, I expect an ass kicking next week too. 

Menexenus's picture

Yikes!  So far, you've been quite right.  If Sparty doesn't show up soon, this thing will be over.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

nice Sparty, give up a long td drive and immediately turni it over...good thing there are 4 other games on tonight....

Bucks's picture

Warm knife through butter. Going to be an ugly ugggllyyyy game for MSU.

Bucksfan's picture

I'm sorry, but there is no way Wisconsin can really be this good.  They don't recruit anyone on the national radar, and they look like fucking USC.  WTF?!  You can't run on their defense?  You can't pass on them?  Come on!  I don't get it.  Something is very fishy.

Poe McKnoe's picture

LOL I think their offense is smart and powerful, and I don't think I've seen their defense look this good in a while.  I feel bad for the next team that plays Wisconsin...

Oh.

Jugdish's picture

I am always amazed how Iowa and Wisky do so well with 2-3 star athletes.

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

Poe McKnoe's picture

PS so this is what blocking is? Looks neat.

Bucksfan's picture

I don't understand how you can't stop them, either.  This isn't 1968 Ohio State, and even then they got held in check in some games.  Wisconsin gets 5 yards a play.  The holes are fucking huge.  I don't get it.

Mikefletcher24's picture

Line up and run behind that line. They could run on some NFL TEAMS.

Bucksfan's picture

Finally!  A mistake by Wilson and Toon.  Let's go Sparty, these Badgers aren't even paper - fucking own it!

Menexenus's picture

There we go!  Momentum changer!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks's picture

Love seeing that turn of events but Wisky on O is pretty dominant. Their defense is certainly susceptible but the O-line/Ball/Toon & Wilson are no joke.

Bucksfan's picture

Misfire on a wide-open screen.  WHY, Sparty?!?!  Wisconsin is not doing anything extraordinary, they don't need you gift wrapping these stalls.

Menexenus's picture

Nice D, #99!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Menexenus's picture

Safety!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks's picture

C'mon MSU!

Toasty McBuns's picture

I'm supporting the Badger.  Yeah, yeah, I understand the argument to root for Sparty but WI is the best team in the Big 10 &, face it, OSU's season is a wash. Let 'em represent with an undefeated record & let's see if they can squeeze into the BCS Championship Game (probably not but whatever).   

Bucksfan's picture

We need help from someone else if we want the Division title.  MSU is the best team they play.

Mr. Slick's picture

Well Obvi we will need 'help' from ourselves by beating them next week.  But thats all the 'help' we need after tonight.

BuckeyeChris's picture

I don't know if anyone is watching U$C and ND, but ... wow is U$C's playcalling impressive. Me = jealous/dreamy.

Bucksfan's picture

Hope Hankins and Simon are watching this together like the Bash Brothers in the penalty box from Mighty Ducks 2.

Hoody Wayes's picture

Sparty just walked down the field and scored.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

there ya go Sparty, way to fight back....throwing on first down and reverses?  are you allowed to do that?

Menexenus's picture

That's not Walrusball!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucksfan's picture

I do NOT understand how Wisconsin is getting away with these holds.  The perimeter pressure is getting around the tackles, but somehow their momentum just miraculously stops in mid-stride.  No call?

Bucks's picture

And with that, MSU has the chance to take the lead on this possession.

BuckeyeChris's picture

ND...now doing Seven Nation Army.  We need a new jam. Ideas?

 

Sgt. Elias's picture

I think I saw Clemson doing it earlier today. It's been "viral" (read: played out) since forever. State Penn did it ifrst if I'm not mistaken.  We need some Thunder Kiss `65 http://bit.ly/oOxM4y . I'd run through a brick wall with that first 40 seconds blaring coming out the tunnel 2nd half. Maybe it's just me...

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Buckeyejason's picture

Everyone wondering how good Wisconsin is, including myself..but what about Stanford? They're rolling over everybody with a team full of white dudes. They're very impressive.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

And you know this how? I could be black, Latino or Asian for all you know. What's your point Poop?

BUCKEYES BABY!

poop's picture

What's your point?

Buckeyejason's picture

Your names Poop, I'm done with you. Flush

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

You bet your ass that was

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty hanging in tough!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucks's picture

They certainly are. I also like seeing the showing by MSU's TE thus far. Cough, Stoney, cough.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

I was thinking the same thing, the TE's and the middle of the field have been open...and their directional kickoffs seem to be working well....I'm sure OSU coaches are paying very close attention...

Menexenus's picture

Sparty has the lead!  Woo-hoo!

 

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucksfan's picture

Yeah baby!  Break their will to live!

Buckeyejason's picture

Nice play! Sporty with the lead!

BUCKEYES BABY!

BuckeyeChris's picture

Yea... you're not playing effing UNLV, Wisky.  :P 

Bucks's picture

Pretty impressive response by Sparty to the 14-0 deficit to start.

Bucksfan's picture

Ha!  Desmond with the purse!  Way to go, Stupid!

Menexenus's picture

No doubt.  Gotta love Mark Dantonio.  He learned from the best.

 

[edit: oops, this was supposed to be a reply to Bucks.]

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks's picture

Yeah, figured haha.

Buckeyejason's picture

Sit down Wilson!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucks's picture

Allen nice sack, came close to getting himself a flag there though. Wooo saaaaa fellas. No shooting yourselves.

BuckeyeChris's picture

Pryor will not start, but may see the field tomorrow... per NBC

 

BuckeyeChris's picture

...not sure how I feel about that. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Holyyyu shiiiiiiiiii

BUCKEYES BABY!

Menexenus's picture

Wow!  Just wow!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks's picture

omg. two blocks in the first half. TD!

Bucks's picture

lol yes. Wowza.

Buckeyejason's picture

This team is playing like beasts!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucksfan's picture

Welcome back to the real world, Wisconsin.

Bucks's picture

23-14 Sparty ... starting from 14-0 Bucky. Sparty not being sparty.

Sgt. Elias's picture

shush, don't jinx them.

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

what the what??   Bielema, there are THREE phases, and you are getting absolutely abused in one of them.....

Buckeyejason's picture

Sparty is on a mission. Beat us, their rival scum and now taking down Goliath

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Hope they play this inspired in the 2nd half

BUCKEYES BABY!

argyle182021's picture

I don't want anyone to get seriously hurt, but it'd be nice if Ball's injury tonight keeps him out of the game next week.

 

-apparently he's 'good to go'

Hoody Wayes's picture

Wisconsin is the B1G's arrogant upstart. They think they're our rival. This is what happens when you make an institutional committment, to partying. Fools!

Bucksfan's picture

Ohio State is 4-4 against Wisconsin since 2001.  They ended our winning streak after winning the national title.  They beat us when we were ranked #1 last year, and got the Rose Bowl bid out of it.  Now they're in the driver's seat for the division with all the shit we're going through with Buckeye football.  If you don't consider them a rival, I don't know what else it'll take.

Hoody Wayes's picture

No, not a rival. Michigan's our rival.

BuckeyeChris's picture

Strongly disagree, Argyle... you want them at full strength, no? 

Bucksfan's picture

Michigan State isn't at full strenghth, and I thought that was going to really help Wisconsin.  I bet the Badgers were thinking the same thing!

argyle182021's picture

Full strength?  Not really.  Do you think Nebraska is sitting around saying, 'man, I wish Miller hadn't gotten hurt in the Ohio State game so we could have beaten them at full strength'?

BuckeyeChief's picture

ND's helmets are hurting my eyes.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

I thought it was just me, their helmets are not normally that bright are they?   Those things are glowing tonight...

BuckeyeChief's picture

According to uni-watch, they made them super shiny for tonight.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Menexenus's picture

Ha!  :-) 

There are few teams that I dislike more than Notre Dame, but USC is one of them.  So...  I'm rooting for... the Fighting Irish.  (I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucksfan's picture

You don't like the Golden Chromer?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

Jesus Northwestern, CATCH THE BALL!!.....and get rid of those hideous ass uiniforms....

 

 

Menexenus's picture

Wow, Northwestern, that was weak!  2 dropped passes, got the ball down to the 17 yard line anyway, then lose 25 yards on 2 consecutive sacks, and you can't even get a field goal out of it!  That was suck!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

that was probably their chance to get back into it....now, gonna be much tougher with 9 minutes left and getting zero points out of that....and Persa out again....

Buck_Michigan's picture

I'm rooting for Sparty.  It would be nice for OSU to hand Wisc their first loss but in all honesty, OSU needs to get their shiz together in the passing game before they are going to beat a team like Wisconsin.  I love Dantonio so I gotta say Go Sparty!

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

Bucksfan's picture

JESUS HOLDING!!!  WTF, refs?!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

Seriously, they are getting away with murder on the un-called holding penalties....

Bucksfan's picture

Michigan State D-linemen are running sideways into the backfield with Wisconsin O-linemen hanging off of their jerseys.

Bucks's picture

I don't normally get too riled up with missed penalties in general but have to admit, some of the MSU lineman are getting practically anchored from behind. Has surpassed being absurd.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Fawkin `A Sparty. Lets do this. I good good money riding on you boys. GET it done. My grandparents met at Sparty-World back in the early `50's and the rest is history. I have a special place for Sparty in my black heart. Their 4 children all graduated from tOSU, as did I. Much B1G running through these veins. Plus, I hate Wisconsin like eye herpes. HATE HATE HATE. And Beliema the Obergruppenführer of cheese-curd elicits more of same. What a douche. 

 

Lol, Cheese-Toast just missed a wide open TE for a TD. 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Buckeyejason's picture

Lol @ cheese toast

BUCKEYES BABY!

Buckeyejason's picture

Worthy looks like he could eat Hankins

BUCKEYES BABY!

Bucks's picture

MSU driving well. Keep it up. 1 Quarter to go.

Bucks's picture

10:58 to go. MSU up 31-17. (2pt. conversion)

Menexenus's picture

We would have just run DAVE on 3rd and 11 to set up the field goal.  Gotta tip the cap to the amazing job the Spartans have done tonight!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

That's what I was thinking too. In that situation, up 6 in the fourth quarter, we play for the field goal ten times out of ten.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Menexenus's picture

31-17...  Reminds me of last year's OSU/Wisconsin final score (31-18).  I guess this game is karma for Wisconsin.  They're getting the same disappointing smack down they gave us last year.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks's picture

Nail in coffin MSU, plz.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Except for when he dropped the long ball, Wisky's Greek sailor has been their best player tonight.

Bucksfan's picture

Isaiah Lewis, c'mon man.  Know where you are and stay on your feet.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I like how Bielema sent M Ball back out tonight with a concussion - Bielema is a class act.

AltaBuck's picture

Geesh..there was holding on that TD by Wilson.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

Bucksfan's picture

Musburger: "College basketball, they're not going on strike, folks. They'll be here."  What an asshole, they're free athletes making millions of dollars that they never see.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Believe me, I am trying to weasel my way into that game.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

AltaBuck's picture

Same shit every week from that guy. He was blubbering about Tebow last week during the Oregon ASU game saying he would be at the game since his old assistant coach was there but of course Tebow could not be there because he was starting for the broncos and getting ready. Denver had a bye last week. The guy is full of shit.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

BuckeyeChief's picture

I think it was bush league of the Dolphins to honor the Gators when Tebow comes to town.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Bucks's picture

Damn. Really wanted to eat that clock with a FG minimum.

Bucksfan's picture

HaHAHAAaha!!!  Welcome to the Big Ten, Russell Wilson.

Bucks's picture

Came in with only 1 this year. Leaves this game with 2 more.

Menexenus's picture

Big interception, just when I thought that Wisconsin had picked up the blitz and Wilson had all day to find an open receiver, too.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucksfan's picture

Great stop by Pickelman, and he was held on the play.

Bucks's picture

A hold on Wisky? Noooo, you must be mistaken.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Then they let a few go on the next play...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Menexenus's picture

Uh-oh...

(Why was no one covering Toon?)

Real fans stay for Carmen.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Geez, where'd Frosty Tips Fake ass Buckeye Herbie get that suit?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Bucks's picture

Almost prefer Wisky scores quickly.

Bucks's picture

K MSU, you have your 1:26 with 2 TO's. Make it happen.

Bucks's picture

TY for that 1st, phew.

Bucks's picture

TY again for that 1st. haha.

madhatterhater's picture

Nice call there

 

go bucks

madhatterhater's picture

Come on Sparty!

 

go bucks

Backup Placekick holder's picture

10 seconds on the clock ...

let's kick a 70 yarder.

 

madhatterhater's picture

Followed by a dumb call

go bucks

Bucks's picture

Didn't love it myself but the kid had his hands on it. Gotta come down with the ball.

madhatterhater's picture

Yeah he catches it he is a genuis, but took a lot of time.

go bucks

Bucks's picture

OMFG. no it wasn't that was a TD

BuckeyeChief's picture

Wow...should be a TD

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

that's a td

 

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Bucksfan's picture

That's a TD but because of the freak earthquake, I don't think they're going to give it to them.

Bucks's picture

When he turned at the end towards the endzone, it clearly crossed the line.

Backup Placekick holder's picture

good game...

he crossed the line

Bucksfan's picture

YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!

Buckeyejason's picture

GAME!!!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

madhatterhater's picture

Holy cow, holy cow, holy cow

go bucks

Bucks's picture

Wow. Just wow.

Bucksfan's picture

Back in the driver's seat.  Let's do it, Buckeyes!

madhatterhater's picture

Sad Brett makes me happy.  Heres to two weeks in a row.

go bucks

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Wow! One of the great games ever.

Menexenus's picture

Yep.  And now it is up to our boys to take care of business at home.  I know it's a tall order, but you never know...

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Bucks's picture

Also, for the first time all season MSU finishes a game with 0-0. Zero penalties. Impressive game & answer for being down 14-0 and having Wisky O-line holding you every play.

madhatterhater's picture

Thats why they say Knock it Down.

go bucks

madhatterhater's picture

Thank god for instant replay.  I will never again complain about how long it takes.

go bucks

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Don't really understand the pro-Michigan State board consensus, but good for them, I suppose.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

LABuckeye's picture

Because we now are in the driver's seat for the Big Ten championship game.

madhatterhater's picture

It has more to do with the pure hatred for Wisky then anything else.  At least for me anyway.

go bucks

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I don't like MSU,  but I despise Wisky/Bielema. But, I agree, more importantly the Buckeyes are not out of the conference race and this helps.

Bucksfan's picture

At 1-2 in the Big Ten, we need help in our division if we're going to get a chance at the division title.  Just beating Wisconsin and winning out wasn't going to do it without Wisconsin getting a 2nd loss.  So, now if we beat Wisconsin, we'll lead the Leaders.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

That, and the Buckeyes will need someone to beat the mirage from Happy Valley - I know, that's not much to worry about, but . . .

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i was checking that too..they have illinois neb Ohio St and Wiscy left

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

btalbert25's picture

After today, I'm not so sure Illinois is the tough team other teams need to worry about though.  Seems like the real Illinois is starting to rear it's ugly head. 

goodlifesean's picture

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Oh and fuck Bucky and the Skunkbears

Bucks's picture

The first thing I'll say is right on board with those knowing if we'd manage a win against Bucky, we're in the drivers seat. Actually PSU is but their closing games are Ill, Neb, Us & Wisc. They deserve the slot if they can keep from two losses there (us being one) but doubtful they will.

Second reason is Dantonio for god's sake? He is always going to be someone I support obviously for the defense he orchestrated in '02.

Jason Priestas's picture

Two reasons, really: There's still a lot of affection for Dantonio, the architect of the national championship defense of '02 and Sparty hates the Wolverines almost as much as we do.

LABuckeye's picture

That was a phenomenal ending.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Bad of me to interject "politics" after such an amazing game, but when was the last SEC game that was even watchable, let alone even half as fun to watch as what we just saw?

poguemahone's picture

Iron Bowl last year

Run_Fido_Run's picture

good call, but I was unable to watch that one (Holidays). Still, I maintain that the upper echelon of the SEC is very good but generally involved in very dull games.

poguemahone's picture

Wisconsin is going to beat us by 30

but that was fun to watch

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

we beat wisconsin (IIIIF) next week and we are back in the hunt of teh division...that's why

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

TLB's picture

Haha! Hoisting a duff for sparty

btalbert25's picture

Wow, I really thought Wisconsin was going to blast them tonight, that was a great game.  Dantonio is a great coach, seems like his teams usually respond well when it's gut check time.   That was amazing ending and thank God for Wisconsin's horrible special teams play tonight. 

How the hell did Notre Dame beat Michigan State?  

Bucksfan's picture

Because I think you're overreading what happened tonight.  Wisconsin hasn't played anybody, and they were holding on every play.  Sparty blew a 14 point lead in the 4th quarter, and won on a Hail Mary, which never happens, after a replay.

Dantonio is having a good season, but they didn't exactly clamp down when crunch time came tonight.  Great win, though!

btalbert25's picture

I'm just saying it seems like you never count out MSU in a game, unless they are playing Bama. The last 2 seasons though Danotnio's team has been pretty impressive.  Especially since MSU is typically a 4-6 loss team.  Have to wonder what kind of teams he'd have if he had elite talent every year. 

Buck_Michigan's picture

Agreed...elite talent like being the HC at OSU?  I wish but I know he's not coming back to Columbus to coach.

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Dantonio would say "I happily accept your offer" to Ohio State faster than the 2011 Capital One Bowl was effectively decided.

The question is whether we want him.

Jason Priestas's picture

Absolutely. Grew up in Zanesville and a lifelong fan of the team.

AltaBuck's picture

Whine and cheese on the menu this week.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

Party Liquor's picture

Ha ha ha. What a finish! Doubt BSPN will stop sucking so much Whiskey d*ck though.

 

 

madhatterhater's picture

Wisky just blew there special season.  AKA rented mobile qb

go bucks

Hoody Wayes's picture

Next week, we hunt and seek vengeance. Simple.

madhatterhater's picture

The bad thing is they are going to be really pissed.  Could get real ugly.

go bucks

Hoody Wayes's picture

The difference is...they'll have been pissed for one week. We will have been pissed for over 52 weeks.

AltaBuck's picture

An emotional loss like that can cut either way.. If the bucks can get up early, they may fold.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

Hoody Wayes's picture

Good for Dantonio, huh?

Bucks's picture

Put that up a little higher but yes, absolutely. I know some around here have this hatred for Dantonio for some reason. The guy was pretty much the reason we took it all in '02. I'll always root for the guy.

On that note, please no strokes or anything of that nature Mark.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I like Dantonio as a man, although I'm not sure if he's the best HC option for Ohio State.

I only "dislike" Dantonio in his capacity as MSU coach who attempts to fill half his roster with Ohio kids. One positive in considering Dantonio is that it will wreck the MSU program and clog up their Ohio pipeline. Of course, that's far from enough reason to hire Dantonio.

Bucks's picture

Fair enough.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

In Madtown tonight: excruciating heartbreak, followed by alcohol poisining and DUIs. License rovoked, wife skips town, fired from job. Damn Sparty!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Oklahoma is getting throttled right now.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

J.Mo's picture

I kind of like Sparty football. I'll root for them as long as them winning doesn't hurt the Buckeyes. Dantonio is a former Buckeye, there's a Tressel on the staff, and they hate Michigan too.

NC_Buckeye's picture

And Bielema is a douche-nozzle which by itself was enough reason to root for Mich State tonight.

BTW, Mich State fans do not feel the same love for us. I read more than enough Spartan hate comments on TOC and OTE this summer re Tressel, the Buckeyes, and Buckeye fans to convince me of this. 

Brutus's picture

I love MSU one week a year and I suspect they love us one week a year. The only thing that adds to our affection is Dantonio. Without him, MSU is just another team that is occasionally a thorn in our side, but usually just another W.

Bucks's picture

Well, almost didn't even watch the game which I'd be kicking myself for now. Was well worth the wait.

Hoody Wayes's picture

Dantonio as HC? Well, consider this: even though he was the DC, wild finishes seem to favor his side of the field. It was true in 2002, last year with "The Little Giants" and, tonight.

 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

There's a replay of Wisky and MSU on espn2 . . . oh, wait, it's Okie v. TT.

Brutus's picture

We will beat Whisky next week. Write it down.

(Just as I did last week, this prediction is voided if Bauserman sees the field in any capacity whatsoever).

NC_Buckeye's picture

Love your optimism Brutus. Too many doom-sayers in this neighborhood as of late.

BigBuck623's picture

Michigan State ruined someone's dream season with an amazing performance from a team nowhere near as good on paper.  Not shocking.  Hello, 1998.

Bucksfan's picture

By driver's seat, I mean that we control our destiny.  But you're right, PSU is leading, and theoretically could win out or only lose once and then it doesn't matter.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Oklahoma is going to lose as well. What a night, eh?

Can't say this was a terrible bye week.

Baroclinicity's picture

Yeah Texas Tech!!  (My other alma mater... got the Master's there)

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Maestro's picture

Also a graduate, therapy school.  Great win after 2 tough losses. Wreck 'Em!!!!

vacuuming sucks

Baroclinicity's picture

Very cool... I figured I'd be the only one here that did the Ohio State to Texas Tech route.  When were you at Tech?

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Maestro's picture

1997-99.  You?

vacuuming sucks

Baroclinicity's picture

'98-'00.  Damn.  I would have loved to have known there was another Buckeye roaming the Tech campus when I was there.  I spent my time on the top floor of the BA building (Atmo. Science).  I watched the loss against MSU in '98 at Conference Cafe.  And I miss Whataburger.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Maestro's picture

Part time at Health Sciences Center but mostly at the Odessa Health Sciences Campus, and you think Lubbock is flat and boring..........Odessa/Slow-death-a.

vacuuming sucks

TLB's picture

And another duff toast. Guns Up

O - H - I - O's picture

 

See you twins next week in Columbus!

"Because I couldn't go for three"

Jpacub's picture

So Happy Wisconsin got beat!!! Tired of hearing everyone in town how great they are.
Buckeye living in Madison.

osu alum living in Madison

argyle182021's picture

Tell me about it.  I'm around tons of Madison grads here in Chicago.  This oughta shut them up a bit.

NC_Buckeye's picture

Except now you get to hear about how they were robbed by the replay officials; that there wasn't indisputable video evidence to overturn the call on the field.

Oh and you also get to hear that the officiating was suspicious since Mich State didn't get one penalty called for the entire game. But they'll be deliberately silent on Wisky's O-line holding non-calls. Which was clearly as bad as our game with Toledo BTW. (No wonder their O-line is so dominant.)

/Checked out B5Q last night to see what they were saying.

CliffordTheBRD's picture

I can't get excited about OSU's chances for the B1G championship, unfortunately. OSU needs to beat Wisc and Penn St, hope for someone else to beat Penn St., hope for tie-breakers, and hope the NCAA doesn't bring the hammer. (I went there).

That's a lot of different things falling our way. If it ends up a 3 or more way tie, I don't think the tiebreakers are going our way.

CliffordTheBRD's picture

It made me laugh the way Musberger and Herby were talking about how MSU had "dominated" OSU too. I can kind of see it for the one side of the ball, but to me dominating does not mean trying to hand the game over to an opponent that is too incompetent to take it.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

ARRRGGGG....fell asleep right after Wisky scored the tying TD and I wasn't even drinking!!...good for Dantonio....F Bucky....let's make it 2 straight for them Saturday Night.....

Buckeyejason's picture

I like the optimistic attitude that we'll beat Wisky next week, but let's not forget what team we're playing with this year. I just don't see a victory being as one dimensional as we are.

Wisconsin will be angry as hell mext week, let's hope Bolman has something up his sleeve besides Walrus arms.

BUCKEYES BABY!

NC_Buckeye's picture

Thanks for keeping us grounded BJ.

/sarcasm

BoFuquel's picture

I still say bring in The CBUS FD with a tanker of ice water to hose 'em down. They may not be overconfident after that.But i'm sure they're still sky high after the IL game.I'm beginning to think TOSU may just have the best team in this stinkin' conference.We'll see. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

hey can someone answer this question to put my mind at ease, can u hear the ohio state band from the c deck in ohio stadium

Jason Priestas's picture

Yes, you will have no problem hearing the band from C Deck.