The Dubgate: Your Wait is Over

By Jason Priestas on August 31, 2013 at 6:09a
110 Comments
FINALLY

Welcome to the opening act of "The Chase."

It's been 280 days – including a painful postseason ban – since we last saw Ohio State suit up to vanquish a foe and it's not just you. It did seem like an eternity.

This is your open thread for ESPN's College GameDay, your first Bloody Mary or beer to start the day and whatever other game day traditions you hold dear. You still have time to enter our score contest to win two (2) free tickets to Eat Too, Brutus IV, so jump on that, too if you haven't already.

We'll have a live blog up before kickoff.

It's good to be back.

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DannyBeane's picture

I get off work at 7:30am. I will be home by 7:38 am after walking the dog I will be in bed by 8:00am which should give me 4 hours of sleep. Plenty of time to be rested enough to watch THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES destroy Buffalo. If the score is around 40+ -0 by halftime I might consider DVRing the rest but with God as my witness I will be awake for kick off.

buckeyedude's picture

I used to work third shift and 12-14 hour days at night. It sucked, but you have to do what you have to do to put food on the table. I feel for ya Danny.
You might want to set your alarm, just in case. ;)

 

 

DannyBeane's picture

*grumbles* I'm up. GO BUCKEYES!

ATXbucknut's picture

Gear up everybody. It's time for battle.

Baroclinicity's picture

I ain't got time to bleed!!!!

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

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

You got time to Duck?

Michigan Sucks!

Baroclinicity's picture

So awesome.

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

cplunk's picture

Wait, that's today? I had no idea. 

Hovenaut's picture

I feel like a kid at Christmas.

Here's to a great game, and season, 11 dubbers.

GO BUCKEYES!

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

BucksfanXC's picture

I told my wife I had to get to bed early last night cuz it was Christmas Eve 

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Hovenaut's picture

I have "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams playing.....

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Seattle Linga's picture

Best Christmas song EVER!

BME_Buckeye's picture

Buckeye fans opening their present of Buckeye football in 5 hours
 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

RBuck's picture

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Buckeye419er's picture

There can be only one highlander

ATXbucknut's picture

Buffalo team bus left for C-bus at 4am this morning. 

FROMTHE18's picture

wow, if thats the case, they are in for an absolute ass kicking
 
disclaimer: i am extremely hung over and thus gullible as hell.

ATXbucknut's picture

I may have duped myself. That may be the bus transporting the student supporters to the game. Do we call them "athletic supporters"?

FROMTHE18's picture

u say supporterS..theres more than 1?

sloopy88's picture

I'm kind of happy for them.  I went on a similar hellishly early bus ride when my non-OSU alma mater played Michigan and it was just such a surreal/terrible experience: thousands of people quietly sitting in a giant hole.  They put all 24 of us all the way in the "top" outside corner and then actually shushed us for yelling and standing up.  I hope Buffalo's fans have a good time at the stadium and a good example of what football can look like at a higher level.

Baroclinicity's picture

Upvote for the full-disclosure.

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

Bucks's picture

Football Saturday, I've missed you.

DannyBeane's picture

Everyone in this thread is getting upvotes from me for as long as I am awake. After 280 days of no football everyone deserves it.

FROMTHE18's picture

I cried today thinking about the live blog...its my sports bar for buckeye football overseas...I hope Gameday doesnt air that stupid Clowney FREAK segment...or talk about him for half the show...ill suffer through the constant reminder of SEC bs for most of the show but if they start doin their usual SELL OUR PRODUCT crap im going to BTN.

kr66osu's picture

don't worry they'll just talk about Manziel for 3 hours instead!

FROMTHE18's picture

just what I wanted to start my 2013 college football/Buckeye football season...more talk about Johnny Manziel. I dont think I know enough about what hes been up to. Surely there has been an update over the past 24 hours that we need to here: "Manziel slept in a bed last night."- Kirk Herbstreit. 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I had to turn off the Gamecock's game because of the gross hyperbole and over coverage of Clowney.  It was fucking nauseating!  I was waiting on the sideline reporter to break into game commentary to let us know that he farted.  I had enough when listening to them trying to explain his incredibly under-whelming all night on the fact that he was tired! 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

BucksfanXC's picture

My daughter was up by 5 am. She knows. The Chase moves to the next phase today. Sorry Buffalo. Good luck Buckeyes

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

FROMTHE18's picture

youve raised her very, very well.

wibuckeye's picture

Thirteen in 13 and the 14th the first week of 14.

WIBUCKEYE

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

There's a beautiful symmetry to that isn't there?   As a numbers geek, I love stuff like that.   +1 for you good sir.   Hell, PLUS ONES FOR EVERYONE!!

SOF_Buckeye's picture

Great. I have a son 13 in '13; will be 14 in Feb14...
and..... O H
 

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

Young_Turk's picture

Holy Buckeye it's game day!!!!
 

mr.green's picture

Game Day, I love you. 

Boomcat's picture

Can I just take a moment to say this? WOOOOOOOOO!!!!
 
Thank you. Now, lets go shred Buffalo!

zbd's picture

Game day is finally here.

cajunbuckeye's picture

6:15 am. Bloody Mary. Let's Get Ready to RRRUUMMMMBLE!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

MN Buckeye's picture

Ready to hit the road to drive to Fargo to see my daughter, but will be there in time to catch the start of the game.
Go Bucks!

Powers's picture

Let the magical season commence, boys!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater's picture

So glad ot know I wasn't the only one who couldn't sleep.   Or in my case, woke up at 5 am and couldn't fall back to sleep no mater how I tried.   I love you Football Saturday!

Jabba the Hoke's picture

That was me, I laid in bed trying to fall back asleep, but it wasn't happening.

Buckeye_Ryan's picture

...and we'll drink to old Ohio til we wobble in our shoes... 
Go Bucks! Hoping the rain doesn't slow down our offense today, I really want to see an obliteration of all things buffalo. 

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

HighBallAce's picture

The day we have all anticipated is here! This is the day that legends are created! We have all struggled from our withdrawal from our Beloved Buckeyes but our wait is over. Today is the much anticipated day when we shall see the Scarlet and Gray take the field and vanquish all evil doers! Today is a day that shall live in infamy! We shall devour our corn dogs and nachos with the utmost indiscretion. We will conquer all beer in our steins and ask for seconds! We will not go silently into this afternoons festivities! We shall march through to victory and we shall cheer you as you go!!!!
GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!
CAN I GET A HELL YEAH?
 

doodah_man's picture

OH Hell yea!

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

wibuckeye's picture

A big hell yeah and a up vote!

WIBUCKEYE

doodah_man's picture

Doin it like an ex pat. Dispatch and 11W on line, game on cable, 610 radio on I heart radio, but best of all, had UPS delivered Massey's pizza and Bahamas Mamas.
...and with all that, I still wish I was right there in and around the Shoe. GO BUCKS!

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

HighBallAce's picture

Been saving this for this day.. The Buckeyes gonna bring it...
 

wolfman's picture

Are we there yet? Huh, are we there yet?

Pavs38's picture

I am like a kid waking up on Christmas morning!!!! My present is exactly what I wanted... BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!! 

Buckeye419er's picture

It's the Braxton Show

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Nice!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

jedkat's picture

UNLEASH THE BRAXTON!!!!!!!

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back, so I just ran him over"

~ Joey Bosa

Doc's picture

Boy Howdy!  I can't wait for kickoff!  This is the first home opener I will not see in person in over a decade. I gave my tickets to my nephew for a birthday present. Lets Go Bucks!

"Say my name."

FROMTHE18's picture

Hope Dontre gets his touches and does something spectacular...would really set the tone for the dudes career...Also, Braxton throws for 1000 yards in the 1st quarter...

Buckeye_Ryan's picture

He many TDs to go along with 1000 yards?
edit: how many TDs

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

FROMTHE18's picture

im thinkin at least 12

BuckeyePride's picture

I'm cooking breakfast and watching the history of Buckeye football. Getting pumped for this glorious day. Can I get an O-H

How Firm Thy Friendship....

BuckeyeVet's picture

O - H..... !!!!!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

I-O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michigan Sucks!

vitaminB's picture

I want a shutout so bad. 

buckeyedude's picture

Shutout would be nice, but they are hard to do, even to the Buffalos of the world. Won't be upset if Buff scores.
What i really want is 60+ points laid on the Buffs. Ist that too much to ask?

 

 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

It is finally here!!! GAME DAY!!! 
LET'S GO BUCKS!!!
LET'S GO BUCKS!!!
LET'S GO BUCKS!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

MusicBuck's picture

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!

Eine kleine nacht musik.

TLB's picture

Guess what day it is!
Guess. What. Day. It. Is!

Unky Buck's picture

Happy mother f***ing Game Day, everyone!

...

o_to_da_h's picture

Wait. What? What's today?

From here, went here, love here!

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Something else to be thankful for my Buckeye friends:
Watching the BTN guys attempt to analyze the lack of Michigan State offense - two words:
THE WALRUS!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Jabba the Hoke's picture

A million upvotes for no more walrus.

D-Day0043's picture

For real. That game was painful to watch. He sets the game of football back 50 years.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

There were massive 'cringe worthy' calls by the Walrus!!!  You remember these - 3rd and 8 and he calls for a 2 yard pass in the flat... uff

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

BCOM's picture

Just over three hours til kickoff!! Just enough time to get the brauts packed, burgers seasoned and formed into patties, charcoal grill and cooler stocked and loaded. It's game day everyone!!!
What's everyone's favorite gameday food?

Bucks's picture

Sounds lovely. I'll light up in around 45min. Get some Gameday in while I cook. Marinating has been lovely but the countdown while doing so ... not so much.
Surprising a few guys we sent out to work today with steak lunch & a radio for the game. Drop that at a quarter 'til and speed back home for kick.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Here in Toronto - I just coated some fat chicken wings in olive oil then threw them into a bag of wonderful spices... now they're soaking in the heat and will be thrown on the grill!  I have 8 bottles of various BW3 sauces which I will slather on after they come off the grill!!!
I will tamp down the heat with some very tasty locally brewed beer called Mill Street Organic!  It is amazingly yummy!
 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

BCOM's picture

Awesome! We usually have at least two flavors of BW3 sauce in our fridge. I can't say I've experimented much cooking with beer.

I can't wait for a late afternoon or night game so I can slow grill some baby back ribs-sweet and spicy. Just didn't want to start cooking at 6am this morning.

ih8rolltyde's picture

im guessing the beer was for drinking, however cooking with beer is awesome. I would highly recommend braising beef short ribs in Guinness, adding root veggies and beef stock and you have yourself amazing Guiinness beef stew. Roll that out over garlic smashed potatoes once the weather gets cold. BOMB
(Can also be done overnight in a crockpot)

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

buckeyedude's picture

Very nice! Love wings.
But I didn't know there was a "Toronto" in Arizona, Arizona?

 

 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

HA - I got tired of all the great weather and sunshine so we moved to The Great White North last October.  My body is in Toronto but my spirit is in Arizona!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

This thread is the most beautiful thing these two tired eyes have ever seen!

Michigan Sucks!

dsbgobux's picture

It's game day in PA! The flags are out the 8 foot inflatable Brutus is up and my neighbors were awakened to Buckeye Battle Cry this morning at 7 am! 
 
Go Bucks!

Buckeye in PA purgatory

KingsRite's picture

Getting my brand new Buckeye Flag ready to hoist. Lets Go Bucks!!  :D

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

BuckeyePride's picture

I just wanted to say that this day has been a long time coming. I am glad that I spent the offseason with this crew. WE MADE IT!!!! Now let's go eat some buffalo burgers!!!!

How Firm Thy Friendship....

FROMTHE18's picture

Is Clemson's defense any good?

FROMTHE18's picture

Also, Clemson has horrible colors...that is all.
 
Edit: Dabo just listed a bunch of excuses for why Clemson doesnt win titles. 

Earle's picture

The long, dark night has finally ended.

Just say no to italics abuse.

tunehtraef's picture

2 hours... Longest two of the year!
It's finally back after the longest offseason I can remember! Even the Tat-gate summer didn't seem so long... Maybe just more anticipation this year...
 
O-H!!!

D-Day0043's picture

I-O!
Oh yeah, and it's 9:01 am CDT in Bowling Green KY and Michigan still sucks!
In 1 hour and 59 minutes I expect to see a trip to the woodshed for Buffalo.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Wow - 1 hour and only three reports on Johnny Paycheck - College Game Day is slipping. 
However, they are promising to go more in depth later in the program!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Young_Turk's picture

Hope everybody has taken the Quick Cal tutorial.  You might have to do laps otherwise. 
 
http://video.btn.com/allaccess/?media=402610

BrowardBuckeye's picture

For all you Broward County Buckeyes...it's not football Saturday without Bru's Room wings and buffalo chips!!!! 
GO BUCKS!

BuckeyeSki's picture

If anyone's talking causes me to miss even 1 play today:

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

Akeem96's picture

Wow!  So excited for football to finally be here.  Especially excited to see the Freshmen, particularly Wilson and Johnston.  I hope we get to see Wilson return a lot of kickoffs and Johnston punt a whole lot ............. uh ........... never mind, I guess that would be bad! 

sloopy88's picture

They're finally here!  Finally!

Ok, now let's beat Buffalo into the ground.  First things first. 

Young_Turk's picture

The original Teddy Ballgame!

stickman's picture

ES(ec)PN College Gam(s)e(c)day makes me sick. Please someone else win the BCS this year.
 

TLB's picture

Try FoxSports1.  Eddie heisman & Erin

SC Buckeye's picture

But, you also have to deal with Clay Travis.  Lose-Lose situation here.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I flipped over to BTN... how nice too, right into a story about OSU - no Manziel reference either!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Danify's picture


 
Me ... this morning after realizing what day was today. Game Day!

vitaminB's picture

Mark Richt turned my ***** sign into a ***.

Evansvillebuckeye's picture

I don't know why, but I just threw my hands in the air like I just don't care....

BuckeyeSouth's picture

Game day is finally here.  Let's get this party started!

Embrace it.

FROMTHE18's picture

why is gameday 4 hours long? surely they could just stick to the 3 hours.

FROMTHE18's picture

Herbie is setting himself up for embarrassment if Toledo gets smashed.
 
Edit: My bad on the repeat posts, should really look before I start a new one

dubjayfootball90's picture

LETS GET THIS DONE!!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

durham_bri's picture

Just want to wish the Buck's luck today!  Let's steam roll the Bufs and get away without any injuries!  O H from Afghanistan!

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

I-O! Thank you for serving our country.