Week 13: The Moment Ohio State Said 'Hello' to the BCS

By DJ Byrnes on November 26, 2013 at 11:37a
Urban F. Meyer, the F is for Fuck Michigan

What's this? A national media member pumping up Ohio State's BCS chances? Time to take a long walk. From FoxSports.com:

But let’s say Ohio State does beat Michigan State in the Big Ten title game. It will be locked into the Rose Bowl if it doesn’t instead play for the BCS national championship. Do you think Urban Meyer will be laughing then?

Yes, yes I do. I believe, after Saturday set fire to another few blocks of Rome, Meyer is perched up on a rooftop somewhere on the outskirts, watching the flames ahead of him glow under college football’s fading sky, sniffing in some of the smoke that’s wafting not too far away.

And he’s laughing. Not a chuckle, not a hoot, not a pursed-lip snicker. I envision Meyer beginning to work himself into the kind of laughter in which you almost lose air and have to brace yourself from blackout. Something like this:

Last Saturday night, Baylor's national title hopes expired on a frozen lake in Stillwater. There's still a lot of football to be played, and Urban Meyer has the Buckeyes perfectly positioned to work their way into the title game with the "underdog" mantle that Urban Meyer covets and thrives in. (*Troy Smith and company nod grimly*) Could this be the start of a turn in the national media? We can only hope.


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TMac's picture

The Plan since Nove_ber 28, 2011 comes to fruition. 

ONE Not Done!

BSTP DeCon's picture

Fixed that for you.

AndyVance's picture

Saban versus _eyer for all the _arbles is going to be waaaaaay too co_pelling to pass up. Plus, think of all the times they'll get to rehash the a_azingness of what _eyer has done in year two of every place he's ever coached!

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I agree with the author on the Rome analogy. But instead of some stupid laughing image, i would say: URBAN IS LIKE MAXIMUS AERULIUS DECIMUS FOUGHT HIS WAY BACK TO ROME TO SLAY THE EVIL EMPORER (Saban)!!!

Ive said it on 949485i3i3u4irii77747 other threads...but the tide is turning. Its now quietly becoming vogue to argue FOR the Buckeyes. Media and advertisers and coorporate giants who control everything we consume realize that Buckeyes are too big of a whale to keep out. You throw in the fact that Winston, the charismatic diaper dandy is a couple days away from a felony charge and some serious institutional issues, and FSU will quietly fade.
Im not going to appologize for the way America works...but I am gonna booze till I wobble in my shoes. Go Bucks!

OSUStu's picture

Do we need to take the M out of Meyer?  The M on those helmets will soon signify Meyer's ownership.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

Lets beat Michigan first.

81Alum's picture

+1. One game at a time, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Dear God, do I really dislike Fox Sports's redesign of their website...

kalabuckzoo's picture

add Yahoo to that list...simply unreadable.

741's picture

Yahoo! Sports used to be my go to, but the new format is as you say unreadable. New CEO is hot though, so there is that.

extemporary08's picture

Even Disney is starting to change their tune....

Hovenaut's picture

*best Colonel Nathan Jessup voice*
"You want Ohio State in that game."
"You need Ohio State in that game."

AndyVance's picture

True story: I played Col. Jessup in the 2001 Strollers' (now the Scarlet _ask Society?) perfor_ance of A Few Good _en. It was one of the _ore interesting things I did as a student, and one of my favorite _e_ories of _y years on ca_pus.

Hovenaut's picture

You truly are a _an of _any talents AV.
I would have struggled with any lines that included the ter_ "Code Red".....would've said "Code Scarlet" out of habit.

AndyVance's picture

The hardest part was knowing that I was going to be dropping _ultiple F-bo_bs throughout the show with my Grand_a sitting in the front row... The hardest part was finding a Class A dress unifor_ big enough to fit me... _arines are not the largest gentlemen in the service, even though they are the toughest.

toad1204's picture

Nice of them to change their tune now.  I still feel like this though...

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

ChazBuckeye's picture

They'll be more that follow suit...because they won't have a. choice;-)

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

Squirrel Master's picture

I'm not sure that is the positive media we want! Its kind of crazy.
What is wrong with just saying "Ohio State has been in the top group along with Bama from the beginning of the season. Others have tried to rise up and overtake OSU but many have failed. With just two more weeks left, will FSU and Alabama fail or can they hang on and keep out the team that everyone "should" be afraid of."

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

buckeyes763's picture

I posted this in one of the forum topics when someone cited this article, but here it is again:
Ohio State said hello to the BCS title race the minute that bull shit bowl ban was over and they ran the table on the season, not when the media finally decided to recognize the greatness for what it is.

BuckChi's picture

This is occurring over at ESPN, as well. I think it is an example of ESPN hedging their bets. Now that it is looking like more of a possibility that OSU may make it into the NGC, it is more advantageous for ESPN to advance the narrative that OSU is a Top 2 caliber team. From a ratings standpoint, a game that features two teams that are on a equal plain is a more intriguing match-up (to the neutral fan) than a game featuring an "overmatched" opponent. I think this is especially true when one of the potential opponents is Alabama. Neutral fans need a reason to tune in, and watching Alabama "steam roll another overmatched team" is not must see TV like watching "two traditional powers" on an equal field, slugging it out.

Nutinpa's picture

I have not watched the ESPN clips you are referring to, but I find it amazing....hard to believe... that ESPN is thinking that the Buckeyes would be a "more fitting opponent" to Alabama than FSU.  A better team to maximize viewing audience, absolutely!  The Meyer vs. Saban story and two of the largest fanbases and brands in all of sports is as good of a story line as last year's Bama vs. ND hypefest. 
But most media types will predict that such a matchup (OSU vs. Bama) will be a blow out and we will be Bama's next NC Game bitch.  I think they are dead azz wrong, but we haven't seen the beginnings of Mark May and his smug guarantee of a blow-out. 
Lastly...enough already.  I get a bad karmic feeling about looking ahead to the NC when we have two big games yet to be played.  Go Bucks!

BuckChi's picture

I was not indicating that ESPN (or any other outlet for that matter) is saying OSU would be better opponent for Alabama or FSU. What I was saying is ESPN is subtly softening its position that OSU is overrated and emphatically does not belong in the NCG.
And I think you hit the nail on the head with the "Bama vs. ND" hypefest. No one in their right mind really believed Notre Dame was going to knock off Alabama. However, ESPN coverage leading up to the game kept pushing the "Noter Dame has a chance" narrative all the way up to Corso picking them to win. Again, the chance of a competitive game is more intriguing than a blowout.
Lastly, this was not a "OSU should be in the NGC" post. It was commentary on the article and what is occurring at everyone's favorite WWL in preparation for what is now more of a possibility (in the eyes of ESPN) now that several of the other undefeated teams (more "beloved" by ESPN this season) have fell.

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

Especially when one of those is THE Ga_e and the other is against a tea_ that _ay be the best we've played since the streak started. 

45has2's picture

Correct. Last night I had the four letter on in the background and one of their talking heads was making a case for TOSU. His main point was that many bash the B1G as being weak. Ok, but The Buckeyes have not lost to anyone in the B1G for most of 2 years so you cannot compare them to B1G teams, you have to compare them nationally. I almost fell out of my chair.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

CharlieBuckeye's picture

FRO_MTHE18 and 81ALU_ - You both echo what I have been saying all year long - ONE FREAKING GA_E AT A TI_E.  This week _more than ever.  That being said - I hope the "D" is preparing for THE GA_E singing :
I'_ about to kick so_eone's ass, I'_ bout to kick so_eone's ass, _edia leave _e alone and we'll send _ichigan ho_e because we are about to kick _Ichigan's ass.

"To have a great life simply follow this rule:  Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."

Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986

Earle's picture

I love it when a plan...

Snarkies gonna snark. 

kalabuckzoo's picture


causeicouldntgo43's picture

Pity the poor defensive fool.................who stands in Hyde's way

wpitt41's picture

I posted this in another forum. But figured it was worthy of a re-post. We need to root for Buffalo on Friday against BGSU. If they win that game they play NIU in the MAC championship game.  If they pulled off the upset it would give us a nice boost in closing the Florida State gap.


AndyVance's picture

Absolutely. Buffalo winning out and taking the conference title would be a very good thing.

kalabuckzoo's picture

As a UB grad and lifelong Buckeye fan I can find nothing wrong with this hopeful outcome.

Nutinpa's picture

I completely see your point, 41....but as a proud BG Alum....I say.....Go Falcons!  If the Buckeyes have to rely on Buffalo for the street cred strength of schedule argument, then.....

Again, I totally see your point.  I just "can't go there" !

BKshepherd's picture

Maybe I'm an optimist, but I think that Bama will lose to either Auburn this week, or SC next week. 
I also think that Winston will get indicted before the National Championship Game.  That will not change the narrative, as FS will deserve to be in the BCS NCG.  But it may really impact the outcome.
So that just leaves the Buckeyes with smooth sailing after a hard fought win against MSU as the potential favorite in the BCS NCG. 
I know, a fairytale, but how many of you would have bet on Oregon and Baylor and Clemson losing the way they did?

TilstheHun3's picture

A national cha_pionship is a national cha_pionship, but I'd prefer to play Ba_a and slay the dragon rather than play an FSU squad without their starting QB fro_ the season... A win over an under_anned FSU tea_ would be portrayed as a "fluke" cha_pionship for tOSU. _y "fairytale" would be crushing Alaba_a on the biggest stage, ripping that crystal football out of their over-signing SEC hands.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Nutinpa's picture

Completely agree.  Although I really believe the chances of Winston not playing through the season are slim and none.  We're talking about "southern justice" here, lol.  
While a win over Bama is clearly preferred, beating FSU with their team intact will quiet a lot of critics too.

741's picture