PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Above you will find images of Oregon's startling new facilities as one can only sense this is an opening salvo to the Football Facilities Cold War we are no doubt heading into.
I should be jealous, but somehow I find it hard to hate Oregon. I welcome the thought of Oregon stomping on USC and the Kiffins for the foreseeable future.
"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes
Agreed. I feel a kinship with them as I don't feel like they get the credit they deserve sometimes, just like tOSU. Also, hate USC so I LOVE when they get stomped by the Ducks. I guess you could say it's an "O" thing!
Don't feel too bad, I was at the 2010 Rose Bowl game and their fans are beyond obnoxious. I had to remind a few ducks in our section that there were kids around as the waived the bird at TBDBITL and repeatedly yelled obscenities as they performed script Ohio. Others seemed to have an elitist attitude from what I remember. I also have relatives that live up there and am often recruited to cheer for the other OSU.
What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.
Holy cow, That's amazing... College fee going up at Oregon and nike sneakers are going to cost more.
Holy F#ck! This is awesome. Did Tony Stark design this?
That being said, unless I was a hardcore fan of a team growing up, if they recruited me, this would be hard to turn down.
All week long, Meyer preached to his team that he wouldn't pity Buffalo (4--8 in 2012). "I didn't schedule this game," he insisted. "I'm not going to feel bad for them."
Actually, if Stark had a hand in designing an athletic facility, one might assume it would be at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he enrolled at the age of 15 pursuing degrees in engineering and physics, eventually earnings his masters. The MIT Engineers football team plays Division III ball at Henry G. Steinbrenner Stadium, built in 1978 by Yankees owner (and Ohio State alumni) George Steinbrenner in honor of his father, an MIT graduate.
Interestingly, other MIT teams reside in the Johnson Athletic Center (named for an active athletic supporter) and the Wang Fitness Center. </juvenile genital humor>
Isn't that one of the teams on Alabama's schedule this year?......*snicker*
Nice. But tOSU's weight room is still supreme.
I do remember Bama's being pretty spectacular...
Still, it's crazy that this newcomer can out-do the OSUs and Bamas of the world. As they said in the buckshot, it pays to have a sugar daddy.
I like how the trophy case has very little in it. Recruits have to love that. "come see our amazing facilities, wear a different uniform every game, come be a part of our deep rich traditio...ooohhh wait...."
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
*Les Wexner on the phone with his accountant*
Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of God.
Get 'em Lex. We can't stand for this kind of one-upsmanship from a team that didn't exist for all practical purposes before Phil Knight invented the shoe (or something like that).
"Eat your enemies"?? Are they going to recruit Syrian rebels?
All of that luxury, and yet a bowl record under .500 and zero national championships.
Haha that said, looks beautiful! Very nice!
Sick! I can see why kids would want to go play there. Gotta love that Nike money!
Alright Mr. Wexner, "What you got?"
We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!
Amazing. Go Ducks and Bucks!!!!!
They forgot the pic of the "sticky, seedless foliage" room.
Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick
"there's no fighting in here, this is the War Room!" It even looks like the one from Strangelove, down to the chairs.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
Comment on slide 13: "Just off the locker room is a barber shop, which will over on-site haircuts at student rates."
Way to spell check those captions, Oregon Marketing Dept.
I saw that, too. They didn't mention it, but the barber's name is Sweeny Toad.
Your move OSU Board of Trustees and Gene Smith...eesh.
Where did they put all the national titles and Heisman trophies?
Damn you, I just got mayo on my keyboard in an attempt to upvote!
i don't think that was mayo my friend ;)
How great is it that the person who oversees all the changes to Oregon's uniforms is named Tinker?
un...real...If i was a recruit and didn't care for Oregon..seeing this would definitely make me do a double-take.
"Winter is coming" - Urban Meyer
People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic.
Glad we managed to grab Dontre this year, cause recruiting battles with them moving forward are going to be a tough sell... at least USC has the weather...lol
It does make you wonder about all of the buzz with UCLA recruiting recently, when their second-tier facilities literally look like my public library:
Perhaps if you want the SoCal lifestyle but you don't want to play for Lane Kiffin, you become a Bruin...
Amazing, but the facility is so sterile and clinical, almost like a museum. Don't get me wrong, I'd take some of those features in a heartbeat, but the Woody just oozes of character, soul, and history of 100+ years of Buckeye football.
The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering
Great point, Aero - there is a certain lack of personality to the whole thing. Maybe that comes from not having much of a history to trade on (I'm not trying to put Oregon down, really, but the depth of Ohio State's football history is massive by comparison).
No way. If I'm not mistaken most football facilities consist of cheap CMU block, corrugated metal and are almost entirely windowless.
wow, just wow
Les Wexner will not be outdone!! We will wait patiently for his checkbook retaliation.
"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."
If I was a recruit I'd be like DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNN
Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.
A row of miniature 'maquettes' illustrates Oregon's uniforms over the years.
A row of miniature 'maquettes' illustrates Oregon's uniforms over the years.
*The length of this room to rival the Great Wall of China.
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee
Funny. I don't see a 2010 Rose Bowl trophy or rings. Where is that?
Ed Rife's tattoo parlor.
(Sorry, I had to)
The trophy case at whac is way bigger.
So where have they put all their Heismans and Championship trophies?
TTUN fans would rather talk tOSU failures in the past ten years than their own successes. Probably because they haven't had a lot of success.
Wow, just wow. I love OSU and it is great being a student here, but if I were a football recruit, I would very seriously consider an offer from Oregon. Les, I know you recently dropped $100 million for the medical center, but any chance you have some 'spare change' for the athletic department?
Also, come on folks, yes Oregon doesn't have the titles or the Heismans that OSU has, but acting like this spectacle of a facility is less off because of that is ignorant. Oregon clearly doesn't have the tradition to lean back on like Ohio State or Alabama, so they use their sugar daddy Phil Knight and the wealth of Nike to create impressive facilities like this. I say bravo to Oregon, they're showing people that you don't need tradition or blue-blood status to become relevant in football. Also this literally shits on half of the teams in the Big Ten, like Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana or Purdue, who most likely have an abundance of wealthy alums that could donate to the schools' athletic departments and help make them relevant, but choose not to.
Okay, you're outrage is a little overdone here, but your point is valid... Oregon does not have anything to speak of in the way of football tradition, but they're playing the game and trying to trade on what they do have: deep pockets and a certain "cool factor" with recruits given the Knight/Nike connection. The facility is cool, yes.
As the Devil's Advocate, however, let me pose your own position back to you in another way: "They're showing people that you don't need tradition or blue-blood status to become relevant in football," you said. Couldn't you argue instead that what they are also showing people is that the only way you can become relevant outside being a traditional football powerhouse is by spending an obscene amount of money to perpetuate the college football facilities/coaching "arms race?"
Who's acting like it's a lesser facility? It's just a fun little jab, that's all. That facility is pretty sick.
Class of 2010.
How many players are they going to allow on that team? Looks as though they have enough lockers for about 200!!
"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai
I bet some SEC coaches would love that!
Honestly oregon would easily be in my top 3 (along with OSU) if I was an offensive player because of those facilities and offense. It just does not get much better then that
Yes, student athlete...
No student athlete shall receive benefits/perks that other students cannot.
But for real, pretty sweet place.
Looks very edgy and clean. I like these locker rooms a lot.
While Ohio State's players hurdled the brick walls of Michigan Stadium in their throwback uniforms to celebrate with Buckeye fans, Michigan tailback Michael Shaw sobbed uncontrollably while walking off the field. - Grand Rapid Press (21-10 OSU)<
Simply amazing. Those players and coaches are beyond lucky.
With how hard it is to consistently get national talent to Eugene, I'd say this brings them closer to leveling the playing field a bit.
Aren't free haircuts and games of pool considered improper benefits?
Ah, I read the caption that they charge for the haircuts. That pool table doesn't have those quarter slot things like the rest of the students deal with. Send the NCAA back in there.
Obviously, you don't need all that luxury and fluff from a football standpoint, but if it helps recruit elite talent then it's easily worth it. Can't blame them for making full use of their Nike advantage I guess. Even if it does look a little bit like they're overcompensating.
They are overcompensating: There's a good reason for all the uniform madness and the brand new facilities. That reason is that even though every high school athlete knows about Oregon from branding, it's still a ridiculously tough sell to get these kids out to Eugene for college when it's looked at realistically.
Missing: MNC Trophies. Heisman Trophies.
They should burn in HELL for producing AKILI FUCKING SMITH and ruining my beloved Bengals for a few years!
"Because I couldn't go for 3"
"Something had better change with the NCAA or else we could be witnessing the professionalization of college football."
While the facilities are amazing, I feel like there's a very important recruiting component in Oregon that we are forgetting...
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
Holy crap that's above and beyond what I could have possibly imagined. I have got to ask, how much did that sucker cost to build?
Pretty nice place where does that recruiting agent from Texas sleep.
Can someone please post pics of the WHAC. I know we won't compare with that, but it's okay IIRC.
The architecture looks very similar to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, especially the cafeteria. I'm not a huge Nike guy, but it is worth visiting if you're in the Portland area.
tiny trophy case.
other than that, this complex is craaaazy
I like football
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