M. Hall "Ohio State of Mind" Shirt

703Buckeye's picture
December 14, 2013 at 11:14p
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I've been on 11W for close to two years now and have enjoyed this site immensely but have never thought about a blog post before, so here goes nothing...

I figured a blog post would be better than clogging up the football forum with a semi-off topic post.

Just got my "Ohio State of Mind" shirt this afternoon and already managed to get a dirty look from a M!chigan fan at the mall. The Wolverines are salty all the way down here in Virginia, hahaha!

I know not all OSU fans are proud of what happened two weeks ago but I can't be mad at Marcus for flipping the bird at Wolverine fans. He shouldn't have gotten involved in the fight at all but I don't blame him for coming to the defense of a teammate being jumped by a bunch of punks. I probably would have flipped the bird on those fans if I were in that situation as well and now I can show OSU haters exactly what I think of them.

Brought to you by the fine folks at "Lamp Apparel." LA has some other really cool shirts if you guys wanna take a look around their site.

http://www.lampapparel.com/shop-lamp/state-of-mind-shirt/

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BME_Buckeye's picture

Wear your shirt with pride 703....

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

 

703Buckeye's picture

Oh, I did! Sadly, I am around more Hokie fans than any other group of college football fans; so they don't care. But I kept an eye out for scUM fans and made sure he saw me, lol.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

southbay's picture

I know not all OSU fans are proud of what happened two weeks ago but I can't be mad at Marcus for flipping the bird at Wolverine fans.

I guess you're not mad at Marcus for missing the B1G Conference Championship Game either, correct?

703Buckeye's picture

Wasn't Marcus' choice and quite frankly, I don't think he deserved to be suspended the whole MSU game. Also, I didn't miss him as much given the great performance of Pat Elflein.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

southbay's picture

It was Urban Meyer's choice, and quite frankly, he doesn't care what you think.
I'm glad you didn't miss Mr. Hall's presence on the O line.  That would include the entire 1st quarter, correct?

703Buckeye's picture

Why are you being so hostile? I didn't say Urban should care what I think nor would I ever expect him to listen to me.
I thought Elflein did a good job the entire game. I'd say the first quarter problems stemmed from things beside the play of our RG.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

ohhiyo's picture

im just happy you guys went thru that conversation without misspelling Elflein wrong. KUDOS

bnation's picture

Misspelling it wrong?  Is there a correct way to misspell it?

Earle's picture

edumacation

Just say no to italics abuse.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Seriously, calm down Southbay. Gheez. 703 is saying what the majority of Buckeye fans think. Are you Urban Meyer's proxy or something? You speak for him? Get over it.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

CasualBystander's picture

It was Hall's choice to represent the University in such a universally frowned upon manner. He embarrassed the university. That's not up for debate. His choice came with an unfortunate consequence. Luckily Elflein played like a stud, and his emergence was a nice silver lining

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Celebrating bad behavior...a sad truth with some bucknuts.  Marcus hall was right to defend his teammate....but his stupid over the top reaction cost his team in the b1G championship game.  If Urbs and company didn't have to spend so much time talking about hall's douchebaggerry, then we could have squeezed out a win.
 
dont believe me? think about how close that game really was mid 4th quarter and tell me that if he played in that game they it wouldn't have made a difference.
 
I get when kids make mistakes, but we as adults shouldn't be celebrating this crap.

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703Buckeye's picture

Are you seriously saying that Hall flipping the bird and its fallout caused the whole team to self-destruct in that game? The time UFM spent talking about Hall was nominal compared to what he spent preparing for the game against MSU. OSU lost the game because of a bad gameplan and poor on-field execution. Sure, it would have been nice to have Hall out there, but having him out there would not have saved the day for the Bucks.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Brutus' Left Nut's picture

Also, MSU is a good team.  Give credit where credit is due.  We didn't play a horrible game.  Not a perfect one, but not a horrible one.  I think it was more MSU playing a great game than us playng a bad one.

dallavise's picture

I disagree with the second part.... I thought we played a bad game, except for oline and Hyde. But they are a good team. Hopefully better than Stanford.

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

im saying that had he not flipped off the world, he would have played in the B1G championship...and we could have had a better chance.  not sure how that isnt assumed.
 

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AndyVance's picture

It's not assumed because offensive line play is not the reason we lost that game - which is pretty obvious in the final analysis.

Unky Buck's picture

I'm pretty sure whether or not Marcus Hall playing at any point during the game wasn't changing the fact that the defense still gave up 34 points and large chunks of yards.

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3cent's picture

I didn't realize Hall was our starting safety.

d5k's picture

And #3 corner, and MLB.  He is a dynamic talent!

AndyVance's picture

I get when kids make mistakes, but we as adults shouldn't be celebrating this crap.

i get that sentiment, but we as adults also shouldn't be condemning a young man for doing something 75% of us probably would have done had we been in his shoes. Kid got hosed in the most important game of his senior season - he had every right to be pissed. Was it the right thing to do? Maybe not; but it wasn't the worst thing in the world, either.
Lighten up, world.

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

I'm not condemning the kid, I am condemning all you who celebrate the salute.  
1000 bucks says that Urbs and Hall would agree with me on this.
 
the shirt is an embarrassment to buckeye nation.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

703Buckeye's picture

You need to lighten up, a lot. Why are you getting so worked up over a gesture that all of us throw around quite often? You condemnation means absolutely nothing to me.
1000 bucks says that professional Urban and Marcus would agree with you. 1000 bucks also says that "Average Joe" Urban and Marcus would agree with me.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

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Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

InvertMyVeer's picture

To each their own though, MBUCK. I won't do the full recap (plenty of threads on that already) but I thought it was awesome in the context that it happened in. People like you didn't like it, obviously Urban felt the same as you, and I think we all can agree Hall more than paid the 'price' for his actions.

Football is complicated...

703Buckeye's picture

222: I see you deleted your response. Why'd you do that?
 

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

703:  Because it became apparent that I'm not going to convince you, and you won't convince me. 
 
 

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

703Buckeye's picture

222: Fair enough. Hopefully we will agree more often than not in the world of 11W.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Deal

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www.septemberheisman.com

 

CasualBystander's picture

He did it wearing a uniform many many classy and respectful people wore before him, on national TV. You flipping off average joe Mich fan is an embarrassment on a much smaller scale

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

AndyVance's picture

1000 bucks says that Urbs and Hall would agree with me on this.

I'm actually willing to believe you're correct on this, but I'll go on record as saying I think Urban's choice to suspend Hall for the B1GCG was his poorest decision to date as coach of the Buckeyes (and I'm aware he doesn't care what I think): I think it was more theater for the howling masses and perhaps to deter future "bad behavior" from younger players than it was about teaching Hall a lesson - Hall had already paid a hefty price for his actions.
But here's the real deal: the T-shirt and such are not about celebrating bad behavior... I think it's about the rest of us saying to Hall that "we're behind you." Solidarity, as it were. He had Dontre's back, and Buckeye Nation has his back, too.

buckeyefanatic's picture

I think it was more theater for the howling masses and perhaps to deter future "bad behavior" from younger players than it was about teaching Hall a lesson - Hall had already paid a hefty price for his actions.

^ this.
Also, I'm aware that Urban doesn't care what I think.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Good lord, he made a gesture...some of you act like he fucking killed someone.  Unless you've never said or gestured something that you regretted in a moment of anger, sit down and shut up.  I don't care how PC Urbs and Hall want to be.  Some of you need to lighten up on it. 

Class of 2010.

I_Run_The_Dave's picture

You said the F word!!  You are hereby banned from posting on 11W for 7 quarters of play.  Which means, during the 4th quarter of the Navy Game on August 30th, 2014, you may resume posting here.

CasualBystander's picture

How many people on this board have done it while representing their University when the whole country is watching? It's just different. 

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

Oakland Buckeye's picture

Southbay Mike - that you?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

They're selling those? Where?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

703Buckeye's picture

There's a link at the bottom of the post. It's probably easy to pass over since it's below the pic.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

fanfarris's picture

I think that the whole Shoe should give that team the Markus hall Salute when they come in next year.Then you can suspend the over 105,000 ppl for the next game.

you
 

BuckeyeEd's picture

ESPN would Love that.......Let's do it!!!!....and get some audio with it too.

BuckeyeEd's picture

sold out already......I love being a Buckeye.

BoFuquel's picture

Marcus is an H of a man; I hate TSUN.  GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

I ain't mad at this, I'd buy one! 

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

DenBuck's picture

It's just fun stuff. Lighten up all who hate it. These are the kind of T-shirts that are one of a kind and make you smile :)

Buckeye For Life

flabucknut1's picture

Michigan 222! Didn't your your Headmaster ever flip you the bird in in Boarding school?
Mumsy and Father might have gotten pissed and not let you wear your Blue and Piss Blazer!
Oh My!!!!!!!!!

Jim Rhoads

MichiganBuckeye222's picture

It's ok flabuck.
i didn't go to boarding school, but my big question is why you didn't get off my porch when I paid you for the pizza?
 

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

If ever there was a person whose presence in this fine community is not needed, its MB222.  Hopefully, his IP address is recorded and we won't see this troll around any more.

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

That is the douchiest thing I have seen written here.  You must be the same guy who screams at your kids for striking out in tee ball.

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www.septemberheisman.com

 

buckeyedude's picture

I have a feeling that we're going to be seeing a lot of this shirt, like it or not. And I think Marcus Hall's name will forever be remembered in Buckeye folklore, for generations. Like it or not.

 

 

sharks's picture

I'd like to see that shirt, in grey, in my stocking this year.  Size L, cause its a Euro fit.
Hint, hint, fellow 11Ws.

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buckskin's picture

I am torn.  I don't condone the action, but agreed with posts above; lighten up.  A big part of me wants that damn tee shirt in the worst way.  Does anyone know if they make it with a bigger OHIO? 

Ludwig Yards's picture

I believe Lamp Apparel is a Brandon Fuss-Cheatham venture, FWIW.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

That was a classic moment in Ohio State vs Scum history.  I loved his emotion.  People that got offend by that are the same that tell you to sit down on the road in Miami when your beloved buckeyes are down with Fickle at the helm rolling with Bauserbomb over Braxton.  
I digress If every player showed that kind of fight vs msu we win the game.

buckeyeboy59's picture

I may have to invest in one of these

703Buckeye's picture

Well worth it!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

pjtobin's picture

I flew a pair of birds on more than one occasion during the game this year. I'm not mad at all that Hall flew his. This should be our salute to all things SCum. IMO !!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

d5k's picture

"This guaranteed him the kind of instant fame only the Internet can provide. It also guaranteed that Marcus Hall never will have to pay for a meal in Columbus for the rest of his life — whether he and the Buckeyes play for the national title or not. He demonstrated vividly that he don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan. I know I'm supposed to be outraged by this, but I can't be. That would require me to be a TV drone and worry about things like The Image Of The Sport. Hell with that. Marcus Hall lived the dream of every Ohio State fan since the series began in 1897."
- Charles Pierce, grantland.com
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10066130/ohio-state-vs-michigan-game
Well said.  You have to ask yourself: are you an outrage drone?

Poison nuts's picture

Some anger on this thread....cool shirt.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

allbucksallthetime's picture

On a personal level, Marcus Hall flipping off the crowd at scUM was cool.  I do it often when I see scUM on television myself.  
However, I believe the bigger point is being lost.  While as an adult man I can do what I please in the confines of my own home, I don't think we can ignore the fact that the stadium had women and children in it. 
I know and agree that those women and children either have been, or will be, exposed to that type of behavior in their lives.  IMO, that's where the line was crossed and in that regard do not believe the shirt reflects well on Buckeye nation.  
I'm sure the bigger picture was a factor in Coach Meyer not playing Marcus Hall in the B1G Ten championship game.  I'll add that reasonable people can disagree without being disagreeable.  Go Bucks!

razrback16's picture

If someone doesn't get that for me for xmas, I will probably order one for myself. :D

razrback16's picture

Double post, sorry.

BeijingBucks's picture

LOL I love me some Marcus Hall T shirts hence the logo.  well done.  wear it with pride.
funny thing about it is any non UM embittered fan won't even 'get it' they will just assume it is an 'H'
To all those haters on here... I salute you.  twice.

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

CasualBystander's picture

Edit: You're actually a perfect role model for us all, thank you. You're like the guys on the street I point out for my children as an example of how not to be a decent human being.

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture


Probably should have thrown that up before you edited in order to lock in your initial "I hate you" comment.

CasualBystander's picture

I still hate him, obviously, but for being classless not because I have a big green nose. Thanks for playing.

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I wish this was a forum.  I'd bump it to say that I got the "Marcus Hall has left the building" shirt for Christmas.  Unexpected surprise, I wasn't really going to buy it.

Class of 2010.