"...and three things are bad."

Jarrett's picture
November 11, 2012 at 12:07p
28 Comments

I'm watching the NFL Network and Rich Eisen has verified to me that he is a "DA." I'm trying to be politically correct here so I'm not spelling out "DA." If you can't figure it out then;

1. you are not a true Buckeye Fan

2. you do not know Eisen is a u of ichigan grad

3. you are "S."

So, old Rich comes on after a commercial talking about the recent passing of Darrell Royal. He actually had the nerve, as a TV journalist, to attribute the quote ""only three things can happen when you pass and two of them are bad." REALLY Rich? You ichigan scum bag. Everyone knows that's Woody's quote. To give prudence it's place, I did check my lap top sources! Not that Wikipedia is The Source of accurate information but it seems reliable to me. Also, I've NEVER heard ANYONE say that quote came from Darrell Royal.

If I try to look at it logically, does this seem like a quote that comes from a coach that designed the wishbone or a coach that was very conservative and LOVED running the ball? I believe there is some connection to "three yards and a cloud of dust" to Wayne Woodrow Hayes...just sayin, "only three things can happen when you pass and two of them are bad" would be a reason a running coach would say he runs the ball/doesn't pass much, verses a coach that loved to pass...PLUS, it's Woody's freaking quote!!!! 

Sooooo, Rich Eisen can suck my socks! "One thing happens when I watch the NFL network, and ONE of them is bad." That would be watching you, (ya dumb son-of-a-sea cook!) Argh!

Go Buckeyes!

Comments

BuckeyeVet's picture

I have ALWAYS seen that quote (...and 2 of them are bad) attributed to Woody. The "three yards & a cloud of dust" phrase was used by someone describing his preferred style of play. And personally, I always thought it should have been "4 yards & a cloud of dust". OSU got a lot of 1st downs under Hayes, and 3 x 3 isn't a first down. Lol. 

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

Jarrett's picture

Yeah, hearing Rich get it wrong surprised me- but check the math Buddy! 4 x 3 = 12...and THAT is a first down baby! 

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

BuckeyeVet's picture

Well put! But Woody sure as hell didn't like that risk on 4th down. Meyer is much more of a gambler, & more likely to go for it on 4th down.

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

Jarrett's picture

For sure! Early in the season when Urb was going for in on 4th downs at midfield I was thinking " Now, THIS is something a Buckeye fan is really going to have to get used to!" I'm used to it! GO BUCKEYES!
 

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

Conroy's picture

That quote is attributed to Royal all the time.

Jarrett's picture

This is a disputed quote for sure. There are other sites that mention Coach Royal as well but  the ones I saw still leave doubt he was the first to say it. Not living in Texas but other parts of the country, and watching, listening and reading about college football my whole life, I found it kind of interesting I'd never heard this contributed to Royal in any way. Intersting to me anyway. 

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

Jarrett's picture

Thanks LAMPLIGHTER! 
"The early evidence points strongly to Darrell Royal as the creator of this saying. But there is a key piece of counter-evidence that appeared in an interview that Royal gave in 2005 that was published in The Columbus Dispatch. Royal himself attributed the maxim to Woody Hayes according to the reporter [DRWH]:
“Now, you can hear some stuff in a barbershop. You can pick up some wisdom there. I’m just a model of the people I’ve been around in my life, and Woody was one of those people.”
Royal credits Ohio State’s Hayes, his contemporary and friend, with being the first one to say three things can happen on a pass play and two of them are bad."

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

BuckeyeNation's picture

Maybe Royal was the first one to say it publicly, but... he clearly recognizes & acknowledged Woody for the cliche'. So, my thoughts are such, I think Woody said this to Royal in passing therefore Woody should receive the credit.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Rich is very anti-OSU biased. Fortunately, he's on the NFL Network, so he has little opportunity to talk about the Buckeyes, but when he does... it's clear he doesn't like them...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

CincyOSU's picture

Is this really something to get worked up about? You act like this some sort of insult towards OSU when in fact you yourself have said that there are varying reports on who actually said it first. So while Eisen may not be pro OSU, it's a stretch to try and make this some sort of insult towards OSU.

Jarrett's picture

It's an OSU thing.
 

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

Poison nuts's picture

Cincy - maybe I'm wrong, but I read this thing more as coming from a guy who wanted to make sure Woody got his prospers for a famous quote, rather than a guy who is saying this is a shot at OSU. I mean - he did mention that Eisen's a tsun grad & thinks he's biased against OSU (which is true IMO) but I just didn't think he was doing a conspiracy rant..Like I said, I could be wrong. To me there's no real harm here - some folks just love them some Woody Hayes & want make sure he gets credit where it's due.
Edit: or may the fact that the OP states aboves that it is an OSU thing makes me totally wrong and a DA...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

cbusbuckeye's picture

What in the world is a "DA"?

BuckeyeNation's picture

@CBUS... I'm assuming it means "Stupid Gluteus Maximus", tho I'm not really sure what "S" is?

cbusbuckeye's picture

Gotcha, for a second there I was worried I had fallen behind on the latest insult. I have no idea what "S" is either. 

jestertcf's picture

I prefer my swear words in Hagar the Horrbile format, just so don't have to guess.
ie. F#$K You!
still confused on the S. so..... let me know when you figure it out.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

johnblairgobucks's picture

Does S stand for "Santa's farting Butt Pillow"?

http://www.stupid.com/

Jarrett's picture

"Dumb A__"

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

Jarrett's picture

"Dumb A_ _"

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

cajunbuckeye's picture

JohnBlair, you were close, but I think that this is what "S" means

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

Doc's picture

"S"=Stupid, me thinks.

"Say my name."

Alhan's picture

Agree, I thought JohnBlair's post above with the link to www.stupid.com might have been in reference to that, but it may have been a happy coincidence :-)

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

johnblairgobucks's picture

definite reference, i think people incorrectly guessing the word, were being S_ on purpose.

Jarrett's picture

That would be correct Doc! Haev a great week- I guess, if one has to explain it, it's not as funny as one may think....

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." Groucho Marx 
 

hodge's picture

Just adding in my two cents.  Per the Woody Hayes entry on Wikipedia (link goes directly to the quote), under "Notable Quotes" (emphasis added):

"There are three things that can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad." — This quote is often attributed to Hayes, but some contend General Robert Neyland of the University of Tennessee first said it.[22]

The footnote links to an article from the Columbus Dispatch about--who else--Darrell Royal.  Entitled "Royal took Longhorns from oblivion to No. 1", and published September 9, 2006.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Oh god no... no SEC coach can have that phrase attributed to them or else ESPN will have a field day.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.