Would you be more motivated by beating TTUN or winning the Leaders Division?

ShawneeBuck74's picture
September 12, 2012 at 6:02p

The fatal flaw in Tim Brando's logic (well, besides the actual facts) is that no Buckeye fan I know cares about some meaningless trophy.  Brando's comments shows he doesn't understand Buckeye football culture. We know our sanctions are a bit of a joke and this trophy doesn't make up for that. Besides divisions being new to us anyway, winning a trophy for the Leader's division is about that same to Buckeye fans as getting  "participants" ribbon in youth soccer.  

Since we don't have a true postseason, I feel that Buckeye fans, coaches, & players are truly motivated by the following goals:


(2) Dominate BIG on the field of play.

(3) Potential undefeated season (let your play do the talking). 

(4) Top 10 finish in the polls.

If we accomplish these goals - we'd win the BIG Leaders division anyway. Accomplishments motivate BUCKEYES - not meaningless trophys.  Who does Brando think Urban (or we fans) are - Indiana?  The whole concept of his is flawed.  Let's prove it here right now:

QUESTION: Would you rather - (A) play the season to beat TTUN or (B) win the Leaders division trophy?

You know what my vote is...

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BME_Buckeye's picture

I rather beat michigan in order to win the division. Bam. Killed two birds with one stone!

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


BuckeyeVet's picture

Totally agree with you, Shawnee.  You could put up damn near anything in the world vs. beating TTUN, and I will ALWAYS pick beating TTUN as my choice. I know that it's considered important for the rivalry to have some parity, but I could die happy if we NEVER lost to them again the rest of my life. I've lived through the pain Bo caused us and I lived through the Cooper years, and I want nothing more in the world than to beat them. Above all else.

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gbdawg's picture

Could lose every game as long as we beat scUM

William's picture

No. This is crazy. 

NC_Buckeye's picture

William, find a way to attend the game in Ann Arbor next year. Then tell me you still feel the same way.
Seriously, if you got some exposure to those jag-offs (tsun fans), I really think you'd sing a different tune.

William's picture

I go to Ann Arbor every summer haha. I actually enjoy the town very much and always wear OSU colors or shirts when I go out. I only ever get the occasional light-hearted sarcastic comment from a few Michigan fans. 

buck-I.8's picture

Id rather lose to UM than PSU or UW. Sue me

Baroclinicity's picture

Not even close.  Beat Michigan.

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

Buck U's picture

I am perfectly fine throwing this year and calling it a rebuilding year to get all the young players ready for our NC run in the next couple of years.  However, if we lost every game because we were getting ready for next year, there would be one game that would be a must win, MICHIGAN!  I don't care about a division title I only care about beating that team up north.

dbuckeye77's picture

Both, we are ohio state anything less is a dissapointment

Dougger's picture

Beat Michigan.
Hands Down.
I see your reasoning for the blog, and I wonder if anyone will actually say "I want to win that championship instead of beating that sun and blue team from that glove-shaped state"

I like football

ShawneeBuck74's picture

It's not any real "championship", though Dougger. It's not meaningless - but "Leaders Division Champ" and losing to Michigan (Legends Division) would be WORSE than beating Michigan and having someone else (Illinois, Indiana, Purdue) win the divisional trophy.
Point being proved - Buckeye nation (and I assume the coaches & team) already cared about "respect" thru beating TTUN and possibly going undefeated.  Brando is crazy to think anyone cared enough about a divisional trophy to "lobby" for it. That's just not the Buckeye way, culture, tradition.  
If we do win the Leaders Division trophy - I think we'll say "meh - that's nice, good job" and quikcly move on to caring about National Signing Day & 2013 National Championship prognostication. 
In my opinion, losing to TTUN, would make the season a failure. 

You win with people. 

9 Units Strong. 


sb97's picture

Michigan.  Rankings mean nothing this year (For us).  I would prefer to send Shoelace out with a losing record against the Buckeyes.

gobucks96's picture

beat michigan and cause someone to go in their place...

ArTbkward's picture

No question, beating TTUN is the end all be all of an OSU football season.  Ask John Cooper.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

SPreston2001's picture

Slaughter scUM!! Nothing would be better than ripping Denard & Co to shreds to cap off the season and hopefully spoiling theirs!

ShawneeBuck74's picture

Again... This proves Brando is nuts.  Buckeyes already have a big goal in mind. Destroy the Deeeeenaaards.

You win with people. 

9 Units Strong. 


Rapping Bum's picture

Beat Michigan.

Help is on the way.

Riggins's picture

Beat Michigan.  The Leaders division is a shit show.  Not very impressive to win it this year.