Eleven Dubcast: Citizen Kang

By Johnny Ginter on October 31, 2012 at 12:00p
Not every dog can pull off the kickball look

Happy Halloween everybody! There isn't anything particularly spooky about this episode, unless you're a wayward Illinois fan seeking some kind of comfort or assurance that your team won't get utterly demolished this weekend.

Because they will! Today Sarah and I break down what we believe to be Ohio State's most complete offensive/defensive performance of the year, and then kick back a little bit with our very own Ross Fulton to talk about some of the mechanics of a team that finally seems to be putting all the pieces together. Urban Meyer is beginning to assemble his very own Buckeye Voltron, and honestly it looks way, way cooler than whatever half-assed Megazord the rest of the B1G is putting out there.

Also we do a little Ask Us Anything! So many questions this week (many about fashion??) and we get to 'em all. If you'd like to write in to us about life, love, pumpkin flavoring, or football perhaps, drop us a line at elevendubcast@gmail.com.

Next is a football bye week, but take heart Dubcastateers, because b-ball is starting and we'll break 'em down as best we can; and hopefully it isn't just 45 minutes of us excitedly yelling Aaron Craft's name over and over. But it might be. Just saying.

Here's how everything shook out this week:

0:28- Sarah and I break down the Penn State game, and spoiler alert, we won and it was awesome. Ryan Damn Shazier played like the guy we've been expecting all season, and Braxton gonna Brax. Also Illinois is totally screwed.

19:26- Ross! Sarah! Johnny! WITH OUR POWERS COMBINED you can get an interesting conversation about where the team is at this point in the year from an X's and O's standpoint, and also Ross says that we do a better job at interviewing him than ESPN did. Oooo diissss!

34:03- Ask Us Anything, chrome helmets, Seven Nation Army, and everyone's favorite subject, punting.

52:17- Turn your speakers way up for this part.

Music for the Dubcast this week was "Boogie Monster" from Gnarls Barkley, "Monster" by Mr. Kanye West, and maybe a somewhat hypocritical choice of "Red Rain" by The White Stripes. See you all next week and have a safe and scary Halloween!



Alhan's picture

Power I didn't envy watching this show when I was growing up - heart.
I might be changing my tune now that I see how much of it this Buckeye team has!
Edit - Changed Captain Planet picture since apparently the original link changed...

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

darkhorse3d's picture

JG are you buying Notre Dame as well? And Oregon? K-State?
UM coached OSU with Braxton Miller can certainly play with ANY of them. 
There is Alabama and there is everyone else. 
One loss K-State is lucky to stay int he top 10. Notre Dame is overrated. Oregon is overrated and certainly no better than OSU. So 1 loss Alabama I put in over OSU. Anyone else you take the undefeated OSU. The B1G may not be great but it's still not the MAC or the Big East. 

toad1204's picture

For the record...  Optimus Prime > Voltron > Megazord

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

kevinfrenchfry's picture

nathan williams importance to the team got overshadowed when he went down and john simon stepped up but he to me was always superior to simon. nate is one of my favorite buckeyes, simply a solid, productive team player who fights his a$$ of for his team

Colorado Johnny's picture

Great show, guys. I will admit I was pretty bummed when "and the likes of" Luke left, but it seems like y'all are hitting on all cylinders now.
It appears that the Ask Us Anything segment is picking up steam so I'll be sure to get in my question next week.

Bucksfan's picture

Nice idea about both Ohio State and M!ch$g@n wearing their home jerseys at The Game.  That would look pretty awesome.  On the other hand, the Buckeye part of me wouldn't want to give them the courtesy of wearing more of their color in our house.  In fact, I also wish Michigan would go back to wearing white pants at away games.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

I refuse to put blue and yellow together for anything.  And I always refer to them as "that school up north".  Never do I use the name of the state.  People at work always eff with me and use blue and yellow on power point and excel spreadsheets because they know my hatred of scUM.

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

M Man's picture

Denard Robinson was switched from a normal Riddell helmet to that newer odd-looking Schutt design upon orders from the Michigan coaching staff and equipment managers.  Denard reportedly hates the newer helmet.  I do not know the science or the engineering behind the Schutt design.
The odd appearance has nothing to do with Denard's physique.
Denard in his old Riddell helmet:

Denard in his current Schutt helmet:

Oyster's picture

Ralphie hated wearing the bunny pajamas Aunt Clara gave him too.

3M hoards the KoolAid like Elaine hoards sponges.

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

-1 HS
Alhan's picture

You're right, there is an obvious difference in those helmets in making him look more like Dark Helmet.  However, I have to believe it would be less pronounced if he wasn't sporting the Predator look with the dreads.  The helmet's gotta be oversized for that, right?
I assume they forced him to go with the Schutt for concussion reasons?  He would probably look better in one of the Ridell helmets like this style (no, I am not saying I want to see him in scarlet and gray, I just couldn't bring myself to add more M******* colors to the site):

I was under the impression that these were also supposed to provided added concussion protection.  (And they look way better than that Schutt nonsense IMHO)

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

M Man's picture

However, I have to believe it would be less pronounced if he wasn't sporting the Predator look with the dreads.  The helmet's gotta be oversized for that, right?

Former Michigan recruit Sammy Watkins doesn't think so.  Seen here wearing a different model Schutt:


Buckforlife's picture

denards helmet without the bl*e paint

No relation to OSUFORLIFE...

+1 HS
buckeyeEddie27's picture

They're both horrible.
but thanks for the info m man.   upvote for excellent picture examples.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

M Man's picture

The odd thing about that Schutt design (I too hate the way it looks; I suppose Denard feels the same way) is that the exterior shape is, as I understand it, supposed to deflect the angle of many helmet-to-helmet hits, and in that way reduce concussion risks.  I guess that there is less of a flattish area at the front which might take a more direct hit.
Honestly; I really don't know.  If there was some great advantage, why wouldn't Braxton Miller, Matt Barkley and AJ McCarron wear them too?  Why wouldn't a player like Jahvid Best of the Lions (ex-Cal Golden Bears), whose NFL career might be in jeopardy due to concussions, wear one?  The Lions, interestingly, have put Best into another Schutt model; but not the thing that Denard wears.

Earle's picture

The Schutt helmets look like they are elongated from front to back.  It seems to me like that would increase the likelihood (if not the impact) of helmet-to-helmet hits, simply due to the greater surface area.

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