Iowa State Trolls Ohio State with Men's Basketball Schedule Poster

October 23, 2013 at 10:36a    by Jason Priestas    
28 Comments
LET IT GO

You guys remember the Iowa State game in last year's NCAA Tournament, right? Thanks to poor shooting and uncharacteristic turnovers, the No. 2 Buckeyes squandered a 13-point lead.

Ohio State pulled to within one with 1:15 to play, giving Iowa State had the ball with a chance to extend the lead, but Aaron Craft, hovering heel and all, drew a key charge on Cyclone Melvin Ejim, handing possession back to the Buckeyes. The play wasn't without controversy, especially in Ames, where most saw it as a blatant block that went in Craft's favor.

Injury was quickly added to insult when Craft drilled a three-pointer with :01 on the clock to send the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16.

Good times, right? But this is a new season with new goals for Ohio State and Iow—wait, you didn't recreate that play, complete with Ejim driving on a white guard with his heel hovering for your 2013-14 schedule poster did you, Iowa State? It appears as if you did.

Well struck, Cyclones, but we'll always have this.

Source: @davidubben

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hail2victors9's picture

I don't see any attempt at trolling any team.  I see no connection to OSU or that play other than the guys foot in the restricted area.  I don't think the player is even white; definitely not rosy-white.  The unis don't resemble OSU's and the player's number isn't 4. 
If it is a troll attempt, it's pretty poor.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

shortbus20's picture

Hail  I am with you. I see no basis for trolling here. Are we allowed to downvote the staff...lol

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IBleedSandG's picture

Yeah, if they would have made #0 lighter skinned, gave him shorter hair and slapped a #4 on him, I would have said they trolled AC.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

jbenz's picture

I think the #0 is even sneakier. If you're the designer, you don't want your hidden messages to be too obvious, right? So you go with Block O instead of 4.

Firmthyfriendship's picture

The headline had me thinking I was going to see an OSU player...the only thing that resembles Ohio State would be the dude's number is 0 and it resembles the Ohio State block O. Other than that I think you are grasping here, 11w!

jeremytwoface's picture

I think they were just looking for an excuse to post that AMAZING gif.
Here it is from a different angle if you are having trouble understanding it...

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Firmthyfriendship's picture

LOL, ok so 11w is trolling Iowa State! What a flip of the script. I'm on board now.

dja.ohio's picture

The guy in the poster doesn't look white to me.
Edit: Good times, right? But this is a new season with new goals for Ohio State and Iow—wait, you didn't recreate that play, complete with Ejim driving on a white guard with his heel hovering for your 2013-14 schedule poster did you, Iowa State? It appears as if you did.

FitzBuck's picture

It is a well designed poster.  If I was a fan of Iowa state I would appreciate the reference to last years heartbreaking loss.  
I will now tweet Sammy and ask him to make a poster of craft taking the charge and him hitting the three.  The final part of the poster will have Craft ripping the heart out of their mascot and showing it to him before he dies.....
 
its a metaphor.   

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

Orlando Pancakes's picture

Awesome, great follow up Hodge.

Squirrel Master's picture

so glad you didn't go Mortal Kombat!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

741's picture

Applebee's logo.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I don't get this one

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Maybe they should have a poster that shows them blowing a 13-point lead with 6 minutes to go.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

jeremytwoface's picture

Did someone say Aaron Craft??!?
#SWOON

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

phxbuck's picture

I don't understand this post. 

Keith's picture

Definitely an homage to the charge Craft drew.  
No biggie but Ohio State was actually up 13 in the 2nd half with 6 to go.  

IBleedSandG's picture

DT's reaction is so awesome once he realizes Craft drained the shot.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

jeremytwoface's picture

My favorite part is when Craft stands there for only about a second and then goes into leader mode and tells everyone to defend the inbound.
 
He's so dreamy.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

builderofcoalitions's picture

This is nothing like the Craft play. 0's foot is clearly in the circle.

Because we couldn't go for three.

RedStorm45's picture

Actually, nothing in that poster resembles Craft's play other than it's an Iowa State player (the same one I assume?) going up for a layup on presumably a guard - and neither guy is close to the position they were in at Dayton.  Is this some new non-troll trolling or something?

Buckeye1004's picture

Can't wait to see Craft and the Buckeyes in action again!  Go Buckeyes!
O   H

BTBuckeye's picture

We got Tom Herman and the NCAA Tournament buzzer beater win....they got a poster.
I'm cool with it

rdubs's picture

They also claim to be screwed over by a non-charge call when Elijah Johnson ran into Niang and nothing was called.  Then Elijah hit a 3 to put the game out of reach in OT, and this happened.
 

Gametime's picture

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

RedStorm45's picture

THAT IOWA STATE SPACING IS TERRIBLE

hail2victors9's picture

What's incredibly ironic, IIRC, is that Craft had a petty bad game, at least in the final stretch.  I think he had some pivotal turnovers, forced some shots and missed some free throws.  My buddy was at the game and texting me, just hating on Craft, repeatedly.  And then he sinks the game winner and everyone loves him again.
I think a lot of you take for granted how lucky you are to have had him for 4 years. 

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler