Confessions, Volume II

By Jason Priestas on June 18, 2014 at 2:40p
369 Comments

Today is one of our favorite days of the year. You see, every [picks random date in June], we open the confessional here at Eleven Warriors and invite you to spill your sins, real or perceived, against Ohio State athletics.

My sins include despising the OH–IO cheer that fans shout in passing (the O-H-I-O stadium chant is perfect, however), secretly appreciating the winged helmet worn by Michigan, and feeling great shame over a few of the vocal idiots we seem to have in college football's largest fanbase.

Oh, I also think E. Gordon Gee was good for Ohio State, but overrated just the same.

See? I'm feeling better already.

I asked some of the other members of the staff to step into the confessional and here's what they had to say.

Jeff Beck
  • I'd be okay with Ohio State wearing the shiny alt-helmets with green Buckeye leaves for every game.
  • I think Brady Hoke calling Ohio State "Ohio" bothers people more than they let on. (Fortunately, this will probably be his only meaningful impact on The Game.)
  • I loved Michael Thomas' Twitter rant and want more of that from Ohio State receivers.
Jeremy Birmingham
  • I think Ohio Stadium is a morgue for noon games and we should feel great shame for that.
  • I believe losing Mike Vrabel has had a much more negative effect on recruiting than anyone could have imagined.
  • I think “Hail To The Victors” is a pretty kick-ass fight song.
John Brandon
  • I like Wisconsin and Penn State because of their new coaches.
  • I picked Dayton over Ohio State in my bracket.
  • Whenever I wore a jersey last year, that player got hurt. First Miller (SDSU), then Bryant (Wisconsin).
Johnny Ginter
  • There are several photos of me in elementary school rocking Michigan sweaters because 90% of my wardrobe was hand-me-downs.
  • I think Jim Tressel was heading towards a downturn in wins and wasn't a great recruiter.
  • The offseason is only slightly worse than sitting through four or five crappy games to start the season.
Nicholas Jervey
  • I don't think Ohio State deserved a shot in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. Boise State was more deserving.
  • I'm embarrassed that we claim the 2005 and 2008 Big Ten titles. Penn State beat us head-to-head both times.
  • I've never been to a spring game.
Kyle Jones
  • Maybe it's due to living outside Columbus for the past seven years, but I actually enjoy going to big away games more than going back to the Shoe.
  • I watched just as many snaps of Hokeball last year as I did the Buckeyes (all of them). Did I mention that I'm engaged to a Wolverine?
  • I have never actually eaten the pasta at Mama's Pasta & Brew.
Chris Lauderback
  • I thought Maurice Clarett was a lock for two Heismans after just four games.
  • "Hail to the Victors" is second only to "The Buckeye Battle Cry" in my book.
  • I think Aaron Craft was incredibly overrated and limited the offensive potential of his team.
Ramzy Nasrallah
  • I don't like message boards, especially Ohio State ones. Seeing words like scUM, Missagain, Noter Dumb and replacing the S with a $ in any school's initials makes my eyes roll back in my head far enough to see where my mullet would be if I was dopey enough to call Ohio State's opponents such mildly condescending and uncreative names.
  • I'd trade an Ohio State Final Four trip for a November win in Ann Arbor without even thinking about it.
  • I love Bo Schembechler. Had any school in the country but Michigan hired him away from Miami he would have left Minnesota or whatever to succeed Woody Hayes. There would have been no Ten-Year War. He should have come home.
Vico
  • I hate our fans. Can I say that? Ohio State fans congratulate themselves for being "the best damn fans in the land" but arrive late and leave early to beat the traffic.
  • I think Ohio State football keeps rebranding itself into something unrecognizable or, for me, unenjoyable. The more Ohio State football goes with pro combat uniforms to attract recruits with bright shiny things, the more my fandom dies a little.
  • I'm not against leaving the Big Ten. There are several good reasons not to want this (i.e. $$$), but I feel no special attachment to the conference anymore. The conference has fallen so far in love with mediocrity that it may be beyond redemption. I hate Ohio State being associated with that.
Jordan Wagner
  • I'm a student and I've never attended an Ohio State basketball game. The atmosphere is too meh.
  • I've never watched a pre-Tressel Ohio State game. /shame
  • I don't really have a problem with Gene Smith and think he's a good athletic director.
Mike Young
  • The Schott is far from perfect, but I hate watching games in St. John Arena.
  • I did not watch a single snap of the 2012 Gator Bowl.
  • I'm jealous of a head coach that can quote rap lyrics in a post-game interview. Even if it happens right after beating Ohio State in the B1G championship.

    What about you? Step into the confessional and cleanse your soul.

369 Comments

Comments

GABuckeye's picture

I also hate the OH - IO chants.  I'm not huge on THE Ohio State University either, but it doesn't bother me when other people say it.

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

I don't really care for it either, but whenever I'm traveling, or outside Ohio in general, I can't help but yell "O-H" whenever I see someone wearing Buckeye gear.  Most of the time I get strange looks and nobody ever responds with the "I-O".

+2 HS
cronimi's picture

Agreed. I think it's more likely you'll get a "Go Bucks" in return if you say "Go Bucks" to another fan, but rarely if ever would you get an "I-O". Heck, for whatever reason, I'm usually so surprised when someone I don't know gives me a "Go Bucks" as I walk down the street that I fail to respond in any fashion. I guess that's my confession.

IH8UOFM's picture

Someone told me that UM fans wear OSU gear when they lose bets. Makes less than no sense to me, but to each his own. Would explain why no one wearing OSU stuff ever dignifies me....

Oyster's picture

Those people must own quite a bit of OSU gear then...

CPDenn's picture

I'm with Vico on the first one. I really hate our fanbase sometimes. It's embarrassing the way some of the players (Philly, Braxton in the OB to name two) get attacked. We like to rag on Michigan fans for being smug when we have just as many jackasses. 

+12 HS
bedheadjc's picture

I don't like message boards, especially Ohio State ones. Seeing words like scUM, Missagain, Noter Dumb and replacing the S with a $ in any school's initials makes my eyes roll back in my head far enough to see where my mullet would be if I was dopey enough to call Ohio State's opponents such mildly condescending and uncreative names.

Shit Ramzy, you took the whole arm!

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Unky Buck's picture

I was going to go on a rant about that too. I've never understood it. It's not clever and it makes the person come off as less intelligent to me. Ped U and State Penn are 2 of my most hated too. Just get over it already.

As for my other confessions:

  • I love OSU basketball but only attended 1 game my entire college career. I actually went to more hockey games than I did basketball games and found it more enjoyable. Stuffing most of the students in the nose bleeds (early to mid 2000's) and putting alumni down along the court never sat well with me.
  • Having a tough time despising teams we're supposed to despise because they actually made good hires for the HC positions; something the B1G desperately needs. Except UM, they can go f#$k themselves forever and ever, amen.
  • Said ad nauseam at this point, but O-H....I-O sucks. I hate the obligation that I have to yell it back more than anything.

There are probably more, but that's all I can think of at this time.

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RedStorm45's picture

Stuffing most of the students in the nose bleeds (early to mid 2000's) and putting alumni down along the court never sat well with me.

Don't recall that. Students were always behind the basket(s) until they moved some to the sidelines a few years ago.

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Unky Buck's picture

It wasn't so much of a reference as to where I sat because, as we all know with football, your class determines your spot on the totem pole. But I had several friends a couple years ahead of me that sat next to me freshman year and after further discussions with many others, it seems many were in the upper deck. It's not to say all of them were there, but there weren't as many courtside seats for students as there are now. Students create the harsh environment for the visiting teams, so at least OSU figured that out.

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2002osubuck's picture

Upperdeck for sure. I graduated in '02 and was so pumped to go to the Scott when it opened. Then after they stuffed all the students up high, most of us stopped going.

bedheadjc's picture

My point was more along the lines of: yes, the people that use those names can get annoying but Ramzy basically chewed off the arm that feeds him (or doesn't feed him if he's not paid) as that's half the membership here and the whole 11W board ("OSU message boards") in turn. He went full napalm. Singed mullets everywhere. His writing must exist in a vacuum or he deigned us lucky enough to read his published thoughts. It was the hottest of takes.

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Unky Buck's picture

Okay, that makes sense. I thought there may have been some vague reference to a show that I haven't seen about him taking what you would complain about here. But hey, I like his direct approach as well. Honesty may be brutal at times, but at least it's honest.

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bedheadjc's picture

Honesty may be brutal at times, but at least it's honest.

That it is.

AndyVance's picture

Here's the thing though; biting the hand that feeds him, so to speak, or not - I couldn't agree with him more if I try. It drives me CRAZY that we turn every possible reference to That School Up North into some sort of 6th-grade playground smear. Woody didn't do that - he referred to them as That Team Up North or some variant thereof, and that's good enough for me. Ditto ESPN - they are very deserving of our ridicule and derision, but let's ridicule like the classy men we are, not like snot-nosed bullies.

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

Does that mean we have to start being nice to CincyOSU?

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AndyVance's picture

To each his own?

CincyOSU's picture

Does that mean we have to start being nice to CincyOSU?

No

 

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Sorry guys, but when an Ohio born and raised man cannot call the school the proper name (Brady Fat-ass Joke Hoke and his Ohio reference), I WILL NOT give his school the proper respect by calling them by their correct name.

I know he is only doing it to belittle our school and piss us off... Well, it's working.  I hope that fat bastard never beats Ohio State until he can give the respect to the school name.

Brady can kiss my Ohio born and bred ass!

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

You can take the man out of Ohio, but you cannot take the Ohio out of the man. Go Bucks!!

Oyster's picture

You know, if you keep holding things in you will develop an ulcer...

ULuvLucy's picture

I too have a crush on Wisconsin; I had a really good time in Madison went I went to the game there. CHEESE CURDS!

While I'm at it, I kinda have a crush on Michigan State because Mark Dantonio is awesome. Former Ohio State coach, and I loved what he did with Cincinnati while he was in charge of the Bearcats. I don't feel bad losing the B1G Championship to them.

I struggle to care about OSU basketball. I'm trying, but I can't even pretend to acknowledge other OSU sports outside of football and basketball.

BrutusBlock O

+12 HS
Jeremypreemo81's picture

I could careless about the bball team too-glad I'm not the only one 

Nutty's picture

I struggle to care about OSU basketball. I'm trying, but I can't even pretend to acknowledge other OSU sports outside of football and basketball.

Make up your mind.

TraSmith4's picture

That's a LOT of Hail Mary's right there! Ok I may have went through the band room door a few times when they were practicing back in the day and kept on going right into the stadium as I was not a band member or even a student... and I may have seriously hated 2nd half Tresselball and I may have taken a nice chunk of turf after the '02  Michigan game and it may have been totally worth getting pepper sprayed for and I may have said some really really bad things about Justin Zwick and Joe Bauserman. :/ 

osu07asu10's picture

I'll take a different approach...a former ohio state athletic dept. employee confessional:

- The bathrooms in the shoe are never cleaned. (if you count a cold water rinse down with hose cleaned...)

- There is at least 1/2 inch thick layer of pigeon shit on row 41 of c deck (east side)

- The concession stands throw away thousands of hot dogs after every game, per code they cannot give them out. Employees throw them at each other on Sunday mornings.

- "Zero Waste" at Ohio Stadium is a joke

- NEVER use a drinking fountain

- AJ Hawk and Bobby Carpenter used to crap on the locker room bathroom floor for good luck.

- There is always gate unlocked at the shoe 7am-6pm Mon-Fri if you feel like catching a glimpse...

EDIT:

- We found JoePa's pants...

- Michigan's lockers were cleaned extra special the week of The Game

- I have 2006 Michigan B1G Champions apparel (hat & shirts)...think about it...

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Jeff Beck's picture

Wow, you may have brought the house down with crap-gate. 

osu07asu10's picture

I can't confirm if this was an every game occurrence or not as I was not the unfortunate bastard charged with cleaning up. I believe it may have started at away games and made its way to the shoe once or twice during the 2005 season.

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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yrro's picture

There are few things I hate as much as the regulations that *require* us to waste food.

+2 HS
Chief B1G Dump's picture

The points after your edit are amazing.

Please list the contents of JoePa's pants!  LOL

+1 HS
osu07asu10's picture

Fitting that B1G Dump is interested in the contents of JoePa's pants....

All I'm saying is, it was a complete blowout. I didn't want to be remembered as the weird f%$# that stole his shat drawers and sold them on e-bay, in the trash is where they remained.

I did collect quite a bit of memorabilia over the years from players gloves, shoes, dri-fit shirts, new gloves, team shop goodies, etc.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+2 HS
hetuck's picture

So you intercepted the shipment to Zaire after the game. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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osu07asu10's picture

The winners that they are stuffed em underneath a stairwell in the visitors locker room before tucking their tails and leaving in defeat. 

We knew both teams had a set ready to go so we were chomping at the bit to get into the locker room and check it out.

I'm a frequent mover so they are buried in a box somewhere but I will find it here soon and post a picture of them.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+2 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

I'm a frequent mover so they are buried in a box somewhere but I will find it here soon and post a picture of them.

Yes, please do this.

osu07asu10's picture

Priestas' wish is my command! I will start looking.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

You are going to be more than famous, you will be INfamous!

 

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

+2 HS
Eph97's picture

wait..are we talking  about Paterno's pants or the UM gear?  jk!

+2 HS
ManOfSky's picture

Also a former athletic facilities employee here, just wanted to give my take as it is a little different

- The bathrooms are actually pretty thoroughly cleaned during the season, considering the massive amount that are cleaned between each home game or event. Toilets are scrubbed, floors are swept and rinsed or powerwashed, sinks and mirrors are windexed. Some of the bathrooms just maintain that urine smell no matter what you do to them.

-Row 41 as well as the 10 or 15 rows below it are wiped down by hand with rags once during the week and once immediately before gates open. That pigeon shit does build up during the week, but row 41 is squeaky clean on gameday.

-I have thrown many hot dogs during Sunday cleanup.

-"Zero Waste" might not be 100% true, but on every Sunday, we would separate all compost/recycle bags and a small crew would individually sort through the recycling bags, and further sorting is done at the recycling facility. I saw a pamphlet with waste percentages and I forget the numbers, but they were pretty impressive.

-I concur, NEVER use a drinking fountain.

-I wasn't there when AJ Hawk was there, can't say I know of any other superstitions.

-Gate 23 is open at those times during the offseason so feel free to walk around, just not during the season they won't let you in.

-My crew was originally suspected to be responsible for the missing equipment from the locker room before tatgate broke out. Our locker room keys were taken away.

Sorry to be contradictory on some of those, I just wanted to give the crew some credit for what they do, at least nowadays. New boss in charge of the Shoe Crew.

+9 HS
osu07asu10's picture

Touche. I'm well aware of all of the bosses, new and old. If you were part of the crew that they blamed the missing equipment on, I feel for you as you were a cog in the old boss' scheme.

The man in charge now is an insanely great buckeye, the shoe is in great hands and folks can rest easy knowing that.

We can kibbutz on the bathrooms but I was in the trenches with your boss in your job at one time. Spraying watered down soap all over the walls and spraying water in there until the piss stains, pubic hairs, and shit splatter goes away then pushing that now slurry water in the general direction of a drain is hardly my definition of clean.

You and I both know that Row 41 is anything but squeaky clean prior to game time. Most weeks it gets a midweek power wash and it is everyone's most hated job game day to walk up there and wipe it down. Unless they've equipped you with hoses, soap, and scrappers...the towels you bring up there do a better job of smearing it then cleaning it.

Ask P. Olms about his epic hot dog throw during Sunday clean up. Bossman and I attacked him at the suite elevators in 621. Ambush him and his crew, jump in the truck and take off for 23. P. rolls out left from the suites area/dumpsters and unleashes a 25 yd strike as bossman is rolling up the passengers side window...catches him right in the side of the face and I can see P. celebrating in the background.

I probably sell the zero waste initiative short but those numbers are awfully inflated. They don't count trash strewn threw the shoe that gets blown down throughout the week and I believe a large amount sorted at the waste facility also counts for tOSU's efforts.

I'm lucky and still have a key but understand that it isn't what it used to be like and it's only for the gates, not the locker rooms.

Also, I hope you fellas still play the bucket game although I know that was reigned in.

My point wasn't to sell the stadium crew short, just give some insight in the context of the confessional.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+3 HS
Nutty's picture

We can kibbutz on the bathrooms but I was in the trenches with your boss in your job at one time. Spraying watered down soap all over the walls and spraying water in there until the piss stains, pubic hairs, and shit splatter goes away then pushing that now slurry water in the general direction of a drain is hardly my definition of clean.

Wow, this is some shit most of us never wanted to know. Pun intended.
 

+2 HS
osu07asu10's picture

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+1 HS
ManOfSky's picture

Yes the man in charge of the crew now certainly deserves it, huge fan and the hardest worker there.

I guess I misused the term 'cleaned', meaning it as a verb not an adjective. I certainly would not eat off the toilet seats or urinals, they are not clean. I was just saying, for the insane amount of bathrooms that need to be cleaned in a week, they do get a decent scrubbing.

Haha I guess I also shouldn't have used 'squeaky clean' for row 41. It's just that I've put a lot of sweat into those shit covered benches, gotta be proud of your work!

That's the most epic dog toss I've ever heard of.

The bucket game is still alive and well. Somehow, after 3 years, I was only person that I was aware of on my crew who didn't get bucketed. Just got lucky. The best was when people would get so pissed about it, it just made it more funny and they would get it more often. To explain the bucket game to those who are unaware, basically there are buckets stashed throughout the upper decks of the stadium, so as people are walking or doing work on the lower decks, you try to sneakily dump a bucket of water on them from high up.

You did a good job of confessing for the shoe crew.

+1 HS
osu07asu10's picture

The bucket game is still alive and well. Somehow, after 3 years, I was only person that I was aware of on my crew who didn't get bucketed. Just got lucky. The best was when people would get so pissed about it, it just made it more funny and they would get it more often. To explain the bucket game to those who are unaware, basically there are buckets stashed throughout the upper decks of the stadium, so as people are walking or doing work on the lower decks, you try to sneakily dump a bucket of water on them from high up.

I paid for at least 2 cell phones, had to write an apology letter (per Patko), and dented the roof of a Saturn with 50 gallons of water from a trash can...maybe took it a little far, maybe...

You did a good job of confessing for the shoe crew.

Takes a special dedication to work there. Wouldn't trade it for anything and fans should appreciate the work it takes to get the shoe game ready and those who perform the work to get it ready across the program.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

buckeyedude's picture

Bleach is the best disinfectant/cleaner in a bathroom. If you use it enough, it will eventually get rid of the urine smell. Mix it with water. But it is a harsh chemical.

 

 

+1 HS
Floyd Stahl's picture

I'm a little scared to ask, but why never drink from a water fountain?

+2 HS
osu07asu10's picture

Just not sanitary. The shoe is a big wind tunnel of dust, dirt, allergens. Birds crap on/in them, sometimes they're used as a urinal. They get cleaned/wiped down but I wouldn't trust that.

Plus the water lines are shut off in the off season and when they flush them and fire them up in the spring the amount of rust and crap in the water is insane.

So dirty fountains and suspect water quality.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+2 HS
JohnnyKozmo's picture

Water Fountains in general are usually dirty, not just in the 'Shoe

Floyd Stahl's picture

Thanks for the heads up.

yrro's picture

I really wasn't an Ohio State Fan (despite being a 4th generation alumn -- my great-grandpa played on the team before they built Ohio Stadium) until my then-girlfriend now-wife dragged me into it. I didn't buy my student tickets my freshman year -- 2002.

I kind of hate "Across the Field." It was my high school's fight song, and I was in marching band. Sooo sick of it.

I really disliked Meyer, and I'm not sure I'm entirely over it. He coached a ton of criminals at Florida, he threw a fit at a reporter for asking questions he didn't like, he was a dick to one of his recruits (who ended up coming to OSU), he encouraged the whole Tebow thing, and he regularly disparages players in public. I have huge *respect* for him as a football coach and a motivator... but I still don't *like* him the way I liked Tressel.

Also, not a confession, but I think Hoke's "Ohio" thing reminds me nothing more of the dorky kid in school who thought up a really dumb insult or joke, then used it all the time. It was just weird at first, then started to really grate just because he wouldn't stop doing it. I guess that's how traditions form :P

+18 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

If you downvote somebody for being transparent—in a CONFESSIONAL thread—you're the worst. Ever.

+31 HS
Oyster's picture

Hopefully Jason takes care of this for those people, like he has been known to do before.

BTW, somebody dinged you for that very appropriate comment.

+2 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

Hope so too, man. And I'm not shocked.

+1 HS
Shangheyed's picture

Your not talking to any gods here... just shits and giggles... the down votes too will pass.

ChimdiCheckyaselfbeforeyawreckyaself's picture

Great way to describe the "Ohio" thing.  Easy to shake off as stupid at first, but as more and more people use "Ohio", it can start to bother..

A little is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada

+1 HS
vitaminB's picture

I used to get the Buckeye Battle Cry and Hail to the Victors mixed up.  And by used to I mean last year.
 

+9 HS
JohnnyKozmo's picture

Still do in the offseason or when a game isn't on-throw in NDs fight song, and it gets messy after a few beers

+1 HS
stittracer99's picture

I think the Confessional should happen during the Festivus season, I mean this is basically the airing of grievances isn't it?

 

+11 HS
Curt Heinrichs's picture

And the combine season will have the "Feats of Strength" portion with the bench press reps. 

+1 HS
Ohio1St81's picture

You couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a babe - ! ...I've lost my train of thought. 

+2 HS
Oyster's picture

You absolutely nailed it!

+1 HS
niblick's picture

My confession....

It's not that I don't have faith anymore but for the first time ever in 41 years (minus 2000 when I refused to support the program until Cooper was gone) I refuse to believe we deserve to be mentioned among the elite until we prove it on the field by our back 7 proving they can stop an average junior high quarterback from throwing for 400+ yards.  My confession is that until that is shown on the field, I am not a believer, until given a reason to believe.  I now need to go throw up a little bit.

also...

- I want to throat punch every person that participates in the O-H chant on the way to the stadium while walking through St. Johns arena just to hear it echo loudly.  Seriously, is this your fist time at a game ya drunken white trash goober?  OK, we get it, it echos, its loud, its annoying.  I guess that's not as much a confession as a seething rant, but it had to come out hehe.

 

and i love this site but some of you have some confessions up top I'm going to just pretend I didn't read.  ya, im looking at you mr wagner hehe.

 

+4 HS
Squirrel Master's picture

Seriously, is this your fist time at a game ya drunken white trash goober?

actually, I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them were there for their first games. Most of them are probably obnoxious Aholes but some are probably actual normal (and decent) fans trying to enjoy themselves.

 

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

+6 HS
BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Birm's Vrabel comment is interesting. I was extremely worried about losing Vrabel, but have been talked into Larry Johnson Sr being a solid replacement, perhaps even an upgrade. I don't know anything about these sort of things, though, and would've liked to retain Vrabel more than anyone else on staff (including Herman). I'm sure a lot of high school players were incredibly excited about playing for a super bowl-winning all-pro who was intense enough to need stitches for a self-inflicted pre-game headbutt. 

Maybe he'll come back as D-Coordinator some day?

HilltopHustle's picture

Or maybe he'll come back for a job, you know, where he's THE guy and not just a guy.

+1 HS
dwcbuckeye's picture

On a Holiday cruise to Hawaii I was cheering just as loud as the MSU fans during the Rose Bowl.  Slapping high 5s with them.  They were somewhat shocked that I was a Buckeye.  They genuinely looked confused.  I root for the BIG just as much and hard as any SEC fan.  Yep Michigan in the bowl games too.

+7 HS
buckeyepastor's picture

I know very few Buckeye fans that have a dislike for the Spartans.   Of course, a few more years like 2013 and that could change.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

+3 HS
JJustinM's picture

I witnessed the 2007 National Championship Game first-hand in the middle of a section of Florida fans.  

I shouldn't have to confess to anything ever again.

+20 HS
HouseHarleyBuilt's picture

I had to endure that, and LSU, and Clemson last year. There were nights that I stared down the barrel of my .45 after that.

Saving grace was watching us take down Miami, Oregon, and Notre Dame. I don't make it to a lot of games at the Shoe, but I rarely miss a bowl game.

+3 HS
TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

I too secretly like the winged helmet, I miss Tressell and I am the first generation to not attend Ohio State. I'm ashamed. 

"You're an angry football team, and I'm proud to be your coach." - UFM

+2 HS
Calgarybuck's picture

Dear father I have sinned:

I rooted for Michigan in 2008 Gator Bowl to beat Tebow and sush the whole SEC speed rhetoric most analysis were using.  

My favourite (yes I spelt it right!) moment was when Morgan Trent 15 yards behind chased down Harvin.  

 

+10 HS
Wilkins78's picture

Yikes, I agree with so many of the staff's confessions.  I can pick out at least one (usually more) from each staff member except Kyle Jones.  What the hell, Kyle Jones!!?!?!

+2 HS
GingaNinja614's picture

I don't mind when Michigan beats Notre Dame :-X

+8 HS
bedheadjc's picture

Agreed. My folks taught me that the ONLY time I am allowed to root for Michigan is versus the Irish; now my own household follows suit.
 

+1 HS
drtz's picture

In March of 2006, my roommates and I traveled to Florida for spring break.  We decided to stop by Gainesville to take in "The Swamp."  All four of us decided to piss on the outside of the stadium...  

We then lost 2 national championships within a year to the University of Florida (Football and Basketball in 2007 which were the following seasons after we did this)!  For this I am sorry and ask for your forgiveness in cursing our school.

+25 HS
Hovenaut's picture

I confess:

Rutgers', for all their red-headed stepchild glory, arrival to the Jim Delany Clubhouse doesn't really bother me.

I've read quality posts on MGoBlo...g.

I think James Franklin will revive PSU - on the field.

I think Bret is actually a cool name - came close to naming our son that (I couldn't go through with it, karma and all).
 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+5 HS
Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I don't think I've ever met a Bret who wasn't a douche.

+2 HS
cronimi's picture

What about Bret the rhymenoceros??

 

+1 HS
Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I'm the mother flipping Rhymenocerous
My beats are phat and the birds are on my back
And I'm horny, I'm horny
If you choose to proceed you will indeed concede
Cause I hit you with my flow
The wild rhino stampede
I'm not just wild, I'm trained
Domesticated
I was raised by a rapper and rhino that dated
And subsequently procreated

+1 HS
pcg396's picture

Every morning I spend more time reading Eleven Warriors web columns than my daily stock charts.  I'm poorer - but much happier.

Scottsdale Buckeye

+13 HS
osu407's picture

I was in junior high when we won the national championship and my dad turned off the tv when the fireworks went off before the pass interference call.  The next day I thought kids were messing with me when they said we won.  It took years before I actually saw it because of the lack of internet and I only finally saw it on espn classic.

+15 HS
Fugelere's picture

My favorite color is blue.   

+4 HS
1967Buck's picture

I have to confess, my nickname in the gaming world is Blue.

+2 HS
bodast67's picture

You're my boy Blue....

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

+7 HS
Citrus's picture

I think Tressel was a better tOSU coach than Meyer. I'll continue to think that until Meyer wins a NC here. 

In middle school I had Hoyas, TTUN, and Miami gear but no Buckeyes gear. I didn't understand/ watch college football and essentially wore whatever I saw '90s rappers wear. 

Until 2002 I thought NFL football was more fun than college football. 

I became a Buckeyes fan after living in Columbus and becoming engaged to a Buckeye. We then moved to Miami. I used to lie and tell people I went to a few classes at tOSU. 

The first day I attended classes at tOSU Law (Moritz), my eyes welled up with tears as I strolled around the oval and finally felt I totally belonged. 

I used to prefer Hineygate to Ohio Stadium. 

 

+20 HS
bedheadjc's picture

essentially wore whatever I saw '90s rappers wear.

This might be the most evil and despicable confession in this thread. I laud your courage in confessing it.

+4 HS
drtz's picture

Oh how I miss the Danger Brothers!  This song brings a tear to my eye...

+5 HS
toad1204's picture

Those last couple years at the Holiday Inn were truly something to witness.

Confession - if you tipped the Heineygate beer people they would give you as many cups as you could carry.  I often felt bad for the schmos which we're paying full price.  It was actually cheaper to go to Heineygate than anywhere else.  

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

+2 HS
seafus26's picture

Lmao when the video started and heard which sing it was. The first time I brought my wife home for a game (she's from Louisiana and lil' proper Southern Belle) and the first few cups of beer went flying, I stood back and watched her try to figure out why she was getting wet and how she was gonna manage to stay dry as it increased. I explained just go with it and threw mine in the air. Once she threw hers in the air and smiled about it, I knew I had a keeper.

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

+5 HS
Nutty's picture

I hate that people apologize for not following OSU hoops. If you're not a basketball fan then so be it. What I really hate is when football fans seem to think they have to prove their loyalty to the football team by saying how little they are interested in the basketball team. Matta is trying to compete with the big boys and doesn't need OSU fans constantly saying OSU is a football school. We can be both.

+5 HS
robb1379's picture

I think the pregame quick cals are stupid. I like the fan involvement. But how much does it really pump up the crowd when the team heads to the locker room right afterwards?

+20 HS
BroJim's picture

-Everytime I attend a game at Ohio Stadium we lose (6 times).

-I think we have been overrated under Meyer -

-I don't like most of DJ's work, all he does is post things about twitter (that I can't understand) and links to articles already on the site.

I season my simple food with hunger

+15 HS
buckeyepastor's picture

Agree about the "over-rated" part.  I want so badly to see us beat an elite, top 5 program, especially sometime after October.   Then we can talk freely about national title aspirations.  

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

+1 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture

You sir are banned!!!

as well as my girlfriend...(every game we go to, someone gets injured(i.e. Braxton in the SDSU game...)

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

-Woody Hayes

doodah_man's picture

I have asked my girlfriend/wife to stay out of the room because when she did, the Bucks scored...

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

+2 HS
Jdadams01's picture

In 2006 The Game, I made my Mom go upstairs because when she left the room the Bucks played better

+1 HS
Oyster's picture

I ask my wife to leave all the time.  It has nothing to do with the game, I just don't like talking to her.

+7 HS
doodah_man's picture

Up vote for you sir!

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

OSUpawn's picture

You just made me laugh out loud.  Now everyone knows I'm not working.

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

Floyd Stahl's picture

I think he's a pretty good writer, but I don't think every one of Ramzy's articles is slam dunk awesome, and a lot of his points are somewhat obvious.Nothing against him or his writing personally, just my humble opinion and confession.

+6 HS
BroJim's picture

How has this not been posted?

 

I season my simple food with hunger

+4 HS
yrro's picture

My dad still refuses to watch a game live, even on TV, because he claims that every time he even turns the game on something bad happens. This has been going on since he attended OSU in the 70's.

+1 HS
KevinJ's picture

I went to a Bama game last year and thought the atmosphere was awesome. It was pretty cool that after every 1st down the announcer would say 1st down Alabama, and the crowd in unison would yell Roll Tide. (it also didn't hurt that they curb stomped Bert a new Ahole)

I like OSU MBB almost as much as FB

I think UFM is a better coach than JT, and have thought that since his Gator's absolutely embarrassed the Buckeyes.

+6 HS
npeterson5's picture

I was the one that took the screenshot of the Cardale Jones tweet. 

+13 HS
bucked up's picture

-i dont care for "across the field". "Buckeye battle cry" is outstanding. So is "on wisconsin" and the chorus for "the victors"

-i like penn state fans

-i dont care for aaron craft

-i think Earle Bruce is a douche

-i once hooked up with a chick who was 5 inches taller than me and was a michigan fan

-i hate the seven nation army chant

 

-4 HS
Alice in Aggieland's picture

There is nothing worse than watching a noon game at the 'Shoe in September.

Even though it's elitist and ridiculous, I still get pissed off by bandwagon OSU fans who use first-person-plural pronouns when talking about Ohio State. And who somehow manage to get season tickets and/or prime tailgating space. I...just can't help how I feel.

We are, collectively, one of the rudest fanbases in the B1G. Nebraska's is the nicest (some of them actually apologized to me when Brasky beat OSU in basketball), and even UM's fans were super-polite at last year's game in AA. 

My older sister brought home a piece of turf from the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. We killed it by overwatering.

I took a certain amount of masochistic pleasure in Michigan State's B1G championship and Rose Bowl win. It's a bit of a relief to not have to carry the conference on our shoulders, right?

Also, I love Dino, and I kind of wish he were coaching the Buckeyes right now. ("Kind of" being the operative phrase.)

+4 HS
buckeyepastor's picture

I, too, was sad to lose to MSU, but felt like the team was "due" or something.  Agree that part of me felt glad that someone else in the conference was finally stepping up, even if it came at our expense.   

Nebraska people are amazing fans.  I live in central Nebraska and the Huskers are my distant #2.   I was at the 2011 game in Lincoln.  They were really great to us all day long.  And at the end of the night, everyone I saw fully owned that they got lucky and that "If that QB of yours hadn't gotten injured, we'd have lost to Ohio State by 50"

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

+2 HS
MaliBuckeye's picture

I mentioned this to Jason last night, but I preemptively planned several Rose Bowl gatherings last year, effectively jinxing the B1G championship game.

Dammit.

"Sarcastically, I'm in charge."

tBBC

benlight01's picture

I agree with Chris re:  Craft and the offense.

I think emphasizing the "The" in the name is obnoxious and a silly way to try and differentiate from other schools.

I agree with Johnny on Tressel, but I'm also not quick to let bygones be bygones over his departure.  Of course the whole thing was overblown by the media and the NCAA, but his lies hurt the team, at least temporarily, and he didn't follow his own lessons on character when the going got tough.

+3 HS
Alice in Aggieland's picture

I think emphasizing the "The" in the name is obnoxious and a silly way to try and differentiate from other schools.

When I moved to College Station and, later, to Lincoln, I stopped adding the "The" because so many people would make preemptive cracks about it.

"I'm from Ohio." "Oh, did you go to THE Ohio State?" [Insert smug facial expression here.]

Also, I realized how douchey it sounds when you're the only one saying it.

+3 HS
Shangheyed's picture

Truth... of course when we are with Buckeye fans we never say THE...at least I never have... The THE is just for everyone and everywhere else...

Amongst the 'right' crowd its always THE Ohio State University... always accompanied with a smile.

+2 HS
doodah_man's picture

I always say, "no, I went to the other one..."

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

+1 HS
Bucksfan's picture

I don't like our fanbase either, for much the same reason I hate SEC fans.  By and large many of us cop a "If it's not Ohio State, it's crap" attitude, then go on to wonder why no one really gives us any of the respect we think we're owed.  Which brings me to...

I hate that when I tailgate before Ohio State games in the lots, I never meet anyone that's actually alumni.  I feel like I'm the only one there that went to Ohio State.  I bet the fraction of Ohio Stadium attendees on any given Saturday that is or was a student at OSU hovers at or around 20%.  Which brings me to...

Those who are driving the outrageous Ohio State ticket price inflation aren't students or alumni, but students and alumni suffer the consequences.

-4 HS
DoubleB's picture

Having gone to or not gone to Ohio State does not give you more or less of a right to be a fan.

Because I couldn't go for 3.
-Woody

+19 HS
Bucksfan's picture

Is that what I said?  That's not what I said.

-1 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

Wish I had more hands...so I could upvote this non-stop

Calgarybuck's picture

You might want to rephrase that, I grew up 12 hours away in Canada, I'm not going to make a single mom pay international student prices when it costs 1/6 to do it at home.

On top of that I'm going to the game this year, flight and hotel (booked in July last year) and just praying I can get a decent pair for under $1000..That you think ppl like me are they reason you have to pay more just pisses me off bro.

+13 HS
buckeyedude's picture

I agree wholeheartedly with Calgary.

 

 

+4 HS
Bucksfan's picture

It's not that I think it.  It's that Ohio State actually came out and said so.

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Demand is what drives up ticket prices. It would be nice if the University kept ticket prices the same, but the secondary market would still make them just as expensive for anyone unlucky enough not to get them through faculty/student/lottery system. It's the largest college football fanbase in the world. 

At Florida State, for instance, student tickets to games are FREE. Everyone thinks that is so incredible, and it's great if you are a student, but the number of "student" tickets fluctuates with every game. The student tickets are actually just 5-10k, plus the rest of the tickets they couldn't sell. 

Everyone makes as much money off of college football as they can, I think that's obvious. Just because Ohio State can make more than everyone else (except Alabama), doesn't make their choices any more sinister. 

+1 HS
1MechEng's picture

I like Notre Dame as well as OSU (Dad is an ND alum ...)

I kind of like the old 11Warriors site format better.

My son's specialist is a Dr. in Ann Arbor (I live in Toledo, 45 mins away from AA).

Michigan is pretty cool to visit (especially for fishing, hiking, cycling).

I never attended an OSU home game against U of M despite my season tickets as an undergrad and 2 years where I got them in the alumni lottery. (Life is cruel sometimes!)

I like wearing blue and yellow together. I have since before I went to college many many years ago.

+5 HS
cminnich's picture

I still want gray on the scarlet home jerseys, like before the 2006 season.

I know I am in the minority on this, but I do not like any of the Nike Pro Combat uniforms that seem to be unveiled or used during any of the big games, especially when they are worn for THE GAME.

Like Ramzy, I also had a fondness for Coach Bo Schembechler.  And one of the biggest frustrations with trying to have a rational conversation with a fan of TTUN is trying to make them understand that Coach Schembechler loved Coach Hayes and built his program at TTUN to compete against Ohio State.  Coach Schembechler even said the words, "I loved Woody Hayes" in his books.  And the morons who deny that help to fuel my rage against TTUN.  I am not sure if that qualifies as a sin.

 

 

+4 HS
1MechEng's picture

Where is Ross Fulton's confessional?!

+2 HS
ohiowhitesnake's picture

he only confesses to knowing how to dissect an offense and defense.

+6 HS
ohiowhitesnake's picture

I once bought a Michigan hat that was on clearance. I was only 15, and when I got home my dad made me throw it away. Best dad ever!

+24 HS
buckeyepastor's picture

A part of me was disappointed when Miller decided to stay for a 4th year.   I was looking forward to see the next new leader (whoever it turned out to be) take over.  I think Braxton Miller's a fine young man and an incredible athlete, but I don't see him as an elite QB, or even the best one in the conference.   His completion % was much better last year, but that was mostly due to throws to wideouts at the LOS.   For a third year starter, he still made far too many wrong reads in the option game, and was too indecisive throwing the football.   

I don't think we should expect to be mentioned among the elite until we beat someone elite.   The Oregon and Arkansas bowl wins were the last impressive wins we had against teams that on paper seemed to belong in the top 10.  In 2012 we exceeded expectations but did not face any elite talent.  In 2013, we got two great opponents (MSU and Clemson) and lost close, winnable games to them both.    

Ann Arbor is a really great college town.   I always feel dirty for saying it, but it has really great bars, restaurants, stores, shops.  It's a great place to spend a day.   Their stadium, on the other hand, is one of the most unattractive, unimpressive craters I've ever seen.  Truly do not get what's so impressive about it.   

I gave up on the 1997 Rose Bowl team after Plummer's late TD.   I didn't leave the house, but I left the room until we were back in the red zone.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

+11 HS
Denny's picture

Hineygate should be fired into the sun.

Taquitos.

+3 HS
ohiowhitesnake's picture

I also confess that I loved when Marcus Hall did

 

+25 HS
Earle's picture

There are parts of the state of Michigan for which I do, in fact, give a damn.

+7 HS
GoBucks713's picture

There's not much better than salmon fishing in Ludington in the fall.

-The Aristocrats!

+2 HS
Oyster's picture

How about fishing in Ludington AND beating a certain team up North?

+1 HS
GoBucks713's picture

That would be great if the Salmon were still around at the end of November!

-The Aristocrats!

brylee's picture

Sorry...but damn you!!!

John Brandon

Whenever I wore a jersey last year, that player got hurt. First Miller (SDSU), then Bryant (Wisconsin).

+2 HS
John Brandon's picture

I probably deserve this

doodah_man's picture

Perhaps a nice polo...comb your hair, wear some socks....

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

+2 HS
Oyster's picture

Brylee, I think I can speak for everyone,

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP WEARING JERSEYS!

+3 HS
mobboss1984's picture

- I think our game atmosphere could be better. There is alot of sitting

- Aaron Craft is a great defender....but a average basketball player

- I don't care for most of our chants. We need new ones

- I love the buckeyes, but don't care for Ohio....sorry

- Wisconsin, Lsu, Auburn, and Bama atmosphere is amazing. Lsu in particular

- Ohio Stadium is the best venue, but the restrooms do suck badly. 

- The new jerseys are awesome. I like tradition, but I also like to see new trends when it doesn't go to far. 

- Oregon has the best uniforms. 

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

+2 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Don't care for Ohio? I mean these are confessions & all - but Damn dude.

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

+12 HS
mobboss1984's picture

I wish I could say I love Ohio, but i've been through hell. If it helps i don't like michigan either. Absolutely love my buckeyes though.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

+1 HS
COBuckeye12's picture

I created an account just to agree with you on not caring for Ohio. In fact, I hate the state of Ohio.

I grew up in Toledo, which is a terrible, miserable little city. I had an internship in Cleveland during school, and I think Cleveland is the worst city I've ever lived in. After graduating in '12, I moved to Baltimore, MD, and loved it. After living there for a year, I got a work transfer to Cinci, to be closer to my family and my girlfriend, and hated it. Cinci sucks. Less than 8 months later I was given the opportunity to transfer to CO, and I never want to think about living in Ohio again. In fact, the only reason I would want to go to back to Ohio would be to go to a big Buckeye football game.

I love my school, Buckeye football is my favorite thing in the world, and Columbus is a cool city, but Ohio as a whole just sucks.

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

I'm a Duke basketball fan... 

 

Felt good to get that off of my chest. I follow OSU hoops I just grew up watching Wojo, Battier, etc. 

+2 HS
johnblairgobucks's picture

Not going to down vote your admission, but I really want to.  Ha!

+1 HS
Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

I appreciate that. I'm not a die hard fan like I am with OSU football. I'm actually a middle school hoops coach so I just appreciate any good basketball game. 

GoBucks713's picture

I hate the "Superfans" (Buck I Guy, etc) with a passion.

I wish my degree was from OSU instead of Morehead State

If you complain about me standing up during a game, I make it a point to fart in your direction. And I'm well over 6'3", so my ass is normally right at face level. And I'm not discreet about it either.

hahahahaha

 

-The Aristocrats!

+9 HS
mobboss1984's picture

You said it right sir, If you're standing during the game I'm right next to you brother. I hate all those people sitting. It messes up the atmosphere.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

doodah_man's picture

Keep in mind, there are folks like me...disabled. I have difficulty standing (and do it rarely) and can't stand for long periods. I persevere when folks like to stand a lot but appreciate it when they sit.

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

+5 HS
mobboss1984's picture

Total respect for you sir. 

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

+5 HS
yrro's picture

I really wish they'd designate sections as "standing only" or "sitting only" so you didn't have old people with arthritis and young people with enthusiasm yelling at each other instead of at the opposing team.

GoBucks713's picture

Your situation is a completely different one my friend. I'm talking about the blue hairs and general asshats that complain about me standing. I've had people tell me they have difficulty standing, and I'll sit as much as I can so they can enjoy the game also.

-The Aristocrats!

+1 HS
AeroBuckeye2001's picture

1) Ohio State was not my first choice of school

2) I think the exterior of Ohio Stadium now looks like shit (patched up 100 year old concrete + new concrete exoskeleton)

3) I think Tressel actually underachieved during his tenure

4) I love "Buckeye Swag" by OSUMB

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

+1 HS
Curt Heinrichs's picture

- I miss a running back lining up behind a fullback in the backfield with the qb under center from time to time.  

- I wasn't overly fond of James Laurinaitis. He seemed to get credit for tackles by jumping on the top of a downed ballcarrier. 

- My student tickets as a freshman were in B Deck and my view was only obstructed for 1/2 of the south end zone. I can't sympathize when people complain about the view in B Deck. 

- I haven't watched a basketball game in its entirety since I graduated in 2008. 

- I don't put much stock into recruiting. Until a player is a student at Ohio State and makes plays for the Buckeyes, I really don't give them my attention. Mike D'Andrea and Justin Zwick were highly touted recruits and AJ Hawk was not. 

- I don't like any of the throwback or alternate uniforms (except for the ones worn in The Game last season). 

+8 HS
e135800's picture

I've been to The Shoe for at least one game each during the last 4 coaching regimes and I admit that I miss Woody's Offense and Tressel's defense.

 I like Cooper's and Meyer's recruiting better.

I hate zone read offenses.

I hate all alt jerseys and for The Game, I want both teams to wear their traditional home jerseys no matter where the game is.

+4 HS
canukeye's picture

I still miss Tressel

I still do not like Urban Meyer.

Not to take anything away from his previous accomplishments, but I think what he's done at Ohio State so far is way over rated.

His recruiting at Ohio State is way overrated.

I cringe at the thought that we are expected to now praise three star commitments.  

I hate how 11 Warriors has everyone that disagrees with any of their dogma cornered and hemmed in as assholes.

I hate the playoff system.  

And I love Ohio State basketball more than I love Ohio State football at the moment.

It's not the band that I hate.  It's the fans.

Jason Priestas's picture

I cringe at the thought that we are expected to now praise three star commitments.  

You may want to give that piece another read. Don't remember that part.

JLBNYC's picture

 

I don't like message boards, especially Ohio State ones. Seeing words like scUM, Missagain, Noter Dumb and replacing the S with a $ in any school's initials makes my eyes roll back in my head far enough to see where my mullet would be if I was dopey enough to call Ohio State's opponents such mildly condescending and uncreative names.

^this x1000.  In that regard, I've been a Buckeye fan since 1970, graduated from OSU, attended every home game from '73 to 87, never miss a game and my confession is that I've never once used the terms "Team up North", "TTUN", "ScUM", etc.  I find "scUM" to be particularly silly. 

Other confessions - I do think that On Wisconsin, Hail to the Victors, ND fight song and Fight On (USC) are all great, even though i hate each one of those teams.  Also, Michigan's helmets are cool (but the bumble bee uniforms suck).  Camp Randall looks like an awesome place. Fortunately, i find nothing to admire with respect to Penn State (always thought Paterno was a pompous ass)

 

 

+6 HS
JohnnyKozmo's picture

FIght on(USC) is pretty good-when they were rolling during the Carrol years, that just made it much more awesome.

+1 HS
allinosu's picture

 

I don't know what gray boxes are or why they are and I am too embarrassed to ask.. I hate pitting one buckeye against another to see who is better. I hate getting BIRMED. I don't think Tom Herman is as great as everybody thinks. I don't think Fickell is as bad as everybody thinks. If the offense sputters then there will be fire Herman posts. I like LJ but I miss Mike. We needed Tressel when we got him and what happened to him and TP was directed towards us as a whole. The five year thing was also meant to punish us. So I hate the ncaa.

 

+7 HS
Earle's picture

Gray Boxes were what the site used to designate breaking news for which a full story was not completed.  Gray Boxes did not always contain good news, but came in time to be associated mainly with announcements of new commitments, which is why so many folks have longed for the return of the Gray Box since the site redesign.  Progress, it seems, is not without a cost.  Alas, the Gray Box and Recent Comments have sadly been relegated to the scrap heap of 11W history.

+3 HS
Poison nuts's picture

I miss them both too.

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

+1 HS
AndyVance's picture

I miss them both too.

And The Houndie. The Houndie is dead, Long Live The Houndie!

+1 HS
osu407's picture

I silently judge truly atrocious grammar. 

+18 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

Same. I confess to editing comments to fix typos that make Ohio State fans look bad.

osu407's picture

Power like that could go to a man's head.

+4 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

AndyVance's picture

Jason, The Stunning Mrs. Vance has offered to be the site's official editor/proofreader...

longstb's picture

Art Schlicter came through the drive through of a bank that I was working at while in college...and yes, sadly, I cashed his bad check.

I also, have to jump onto the 'anti OH chant' bandwagon.

BL

+9 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

Oh boy...

— I sold my Ohio State-Penn State tickets in 2002 so I could help bolster my budget for a girlfriend's Christmas gift that year. I was in college. Dark times. Penn State was pretty good that year with Larry Johnson at RB (NCAA record season) and the game was a real nail-biter.

— Ohio State needs to stop with the swaggy-swag Pro Combats and get back to basics. I hate the gimmicks. Alabama laughs at all of us.

— I felt kind of bad for Rich Rodriguez at Michigan. The dude had no chance.

— Until I see a stonewall defense under Urban Meyer, I'll still take Jim Tressel as my X&O's coach.

— I don't think Urban Meyer still coaches in Columbus by 2020. Just a feeling.

+6 HS
CPDenn's picture

I seem to remember an X's &O's battle between Meyer and Tressel taking place

+2 HS
Chief B1G Dump's picture

The staff took a number of mine but here it goes:

  • I too dislike the OH-IO folks yell at each other. I never respond to it.
  • I am embarrassed by a vast majority of our fans.
  • I agree with Ramzy in that I really like Bo Schembechler.  I have posted a number of times on here that I was fortunate to spend some time with him...I am of the opinion that Bo embodied everything good and pure about college athletics.
  • For me, its Notre Dames fight song...that song gets stuck in my head every fall.
  • I was relieved when Sparty beat us.  I was furious for about 5 minutes then I realized a weight had been lifted...Clemson was a different story, that one was more frustrating.
+1 HS
ghalephoto's picture

Hail to the Victors is a 4 note song that just might be easier to play than mary had a little lamb.  It was the 1st song I learned on my trumpet as a kid, thought it was very cool. 

+2 HS
Son of a Vondruke's picture

I'm kind of shocked that I haven't see this one yet, but I thinking following recruiting is stupid. Getting excited or upset about a decision of some 18 year old that has never proven anything on a college field is foolish. Also I like the old site better

Then I met some friends for a beer. We went to a Bodeans concert. And son of a Vondruke if I didn't leave him at the concert hall.

+11 HS
thatlillefty's picture

Crazy timing for this post, because i've been dating a michigan girl (born in AA, attended UM) for a few weeks now. I don't think we'll make it to football season though.

Oh and I like Wisconsin. Always have.

CarolinaBuck's picture

That photo a couple days ago of Joe Germaine in his classic Ohio State uniform makes me sad when I realize we're going to have to look at that chromish helmet with blue-turquoise Buckeye Leaves for our big games again this year.

When I was a kid, I snuck/sneaked into Ohio Stadium and ran on the field pretending to be Archie Griffin vs Michigan.

"Fight the Team" is better than "Buckeye Battle Cry"

When I was dating my wife, who was a Michigan grad, I would buy her a present so after the game, if Ohio State won, she wouldn't feel so bad. Then the Cooper years came and not only didn't she buy me a present, she would laugh at me and rub the loss in.

 

 

 

+3 HS
Remy's picture

I went to Ohio University instead of Ohio State. I have never forgiven myself for that decision.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

+3 HS
sivaDavis's picture

My other username on here is....

 

BassDropper

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

+22 HS
BUCKI06's picture

-I think it's creepy how much some of the commentariat on here knows about recruiting.  (not the writers, they're supposed to)

-Some people get annoyed by all of the dancing/celebratory gifs in the comments - I love them, and it's one of my favorite parts of 11W.

-Ramzy is dead on with the stupid names for other schools.

-I would love to see a black jersey/uni as an alternate.

-I find Brady Hoke hard to dislike.

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

+6 HS
Ohio1St81's picture

- I used to hate Columbus and campus. I'm not sure why I ever even decided to attend OSU but it ended up being the best decision of my life. 
- I can't stand the GIFs on 11W and think they're all stupid and pointless. 
- I would sell my soul to have won the 2006 championship against Florida. 
- I don't think I'll ever witness a national championship in basketball. 
- I make a point of being extra nice and reasonable to fans of other teams when I meet them because I feel like I need to compensate for some of the less nice and reasonable among us. 

+3 HS
Earle's picture

I, too, dislike pointless GIFs:

 

+14 HS
Ohio1St81's picture

Okay I like that one. 

+4 HS
BuckNutzGasMan's picture

For the Purdue 2012 game I flew to Indianapolis then drove to Columbus with a buddy.  Paid $500 for tickets in section 20A then...

FREAKING LEFT THE GAME EARLY!!!!  Worst mistake I have ever made in my life.  Worst regret I have this far.

When the crowd erupted had to sprint to a bar on high street to watch overtime. KILL ME! Kenny G!!

And I still havent admitted leaving the game to my wife.

 

+4 HS
hobochops987's picture

I also unfortunately like Hail To The Victors.

Trust in UFM

+1 HS
thatlillefty's picture

i have a feeling fans of opposing teams would take great pleasure in reading this thread

ButerCo.buckeye's picture

I've smoked cigarettes in "the Shoe" port-a-potties. Sorry if you have been behind me in line.

Aaron Craft was overhyped and limited offensive production

I think Thad is a good coach, not great, and never will he be great.

Im a firm believer in Jim Tressel's recruiting and don't see a need to leave Ohio for your front 7..... You don't need to go to GA or FL for a quality LB

Pre-2006 grey striped jerseys are the best

Kerry Combs recruiting speeches just haven't been the same since the first one.  

I am a 23 year old spoiled Ohio State fan. I remember losing to Michigan, but it didn't hurt when I was six and seven. I cried when we lost to Wisconsin in 2003 believing National Championship or bust, not realizing the heartache fans had gone through for generations before me and I am sorry for the entitlement of the younger generations. 

 

 

+5 HS
TheBigCat's picture

- I haven't been able to forgive Braxton Miller for overthrowing a wide open Devier Posey in the 2011 edition of The Game.  That would have been the go-ahead TD.  I think he's overrated and has underachieved in his development as a passer - his throwing motion sucks and he can't put touch on the ball.

- I'm tired of seeing athletes play quarterback here.  I don't think we've seen a true passer since Troy Smith was here.

- I think we've whiffed on our last two, maybe three QB commits.  JT was highly rated, but the last two have been complete blind sides and it feels like we're settling.  

- Luke Fickell should have been fired after his 2011 season.  I understand that it was a difficult position, but he looked like a deer in headlights on the sidelines that year, and totally shit the bed. 

- I don't understand the fascination with Tom Herman.  I think he consistently out thinks himself, and am still waiting for the dynamic offense that we all thought we'd see when he was hired.  What ever happened to the diamond formation?  HAND THE BALL TO GUAP ON 4-1.

- I hated Ohio State sports until I decided to attend school there and heard the fight song played in St John's arena for the first time during Freshman orientation.

- I'd be completely happy if if all of Ohio North of Columbus was annexed by Canada.  

AHHHHHH, I feel so much better....

+6 HS
Buckataltitude's picture

I love JT. I wish he was still coaching, but I never believed he would win another national championship.

I hate to admit it, but I do not think Urban will win a national championship while he is here. (I hope I am dead wrong)

I agree with most of you on Tom Herman. The offense is just as predictable during the Tressel years.

I sold my season tickets during most of my college years, mainly because I was dead broke. Even the OSU vs. Michigan 2006 game.

I love all the gifs on the site. Make me laugh.

I hate most of our fan base. I also hate SEC fans. I can't stand people who have no college football knowledge and just go by what they hear on ESPN.

 

 

+2 HS
BuckNutzGasMan's picture

I downvote almost all GIFs

I think Craft sucks.

I always UVd Skid because I think we should be allowed to say what we think.

I think Ramzy was an asshole for writing his asshole column.

Alternate unis are better that the old school.

 

 

 

 

+4 HS
unknownmusketeer's picture

I want to upvote you and downvote you simultaneously.

+4 HS
LouBuck35's picture

I think Gene Smith has done a pretty good job.

I lived through the "gray sleeves" era and I don't miss those uniforms at all.  It makes sense to have all the stripe patterns coordinate and I think the current standard uniform set is great.

With that said, I also really like the most recent Pro Combat uni.

I also dislike the OH-IO chant, even on game days.

I do not miss lining up  and running (predictably) Dave on 1st down. (And sometimes 2nd down) (And every so often, on 3rd down)

I'm happy that Ross and ADV went pro.  Not that I'm necessarily happy for them, but I was over having them on the team. ADV was not the second coming of Jon Diebler.

I know that 11W staff cannot police everything and that we all should ignore it, BUT... I hate how downvote trolls can really disrupt/hinder/stifle conversations on threads that otherwise could go in a good direction. Maybe we all might have been better off without Helmet Stickers.

 

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

+2 HS
Tom57's picture

Who in the hell is Jordan Wagner, and why would 11W allow him or her to write anything on their site?

-2 HS
DrSpaceman's picture

Although the media hype can get pretty ridiculous, the SEC is unquestionably the premiere football conference in the nation and I'm not as angered by the idea of two SEC teams making the CFP as some people seem to be. 

The B1G can't start talking trash until it consistently wins at least 50% of its bowl games... especially the big ones (You'd think Wisconsin could've won one of the three Rose Bowls they attended from 2011-2013).

"Medicine is not a science" - Leo Spaceman

+2 HS
doodah_man's picture

I was kinda meh about Ohio State Football until after I graduated (while I was there, a season pass for students was about $30 )

In 63 years, I have never attended an OSU Basketball game, just don't care

The stadiums dogs aren't as good as they used to be, nor is that brown mustard.

I saw them watering the astroturf one day in about 1972

I really like John Cooper, I was meh with Earl Bruce

I am really tired of Seven Nation Army (especially since we didn't start it)

I am definitely tired of people traveling places and doing the O-H-I-O picture thing. Stop this

I still choke up every freaking time for Le Regimant and Carmen Ohio

Even though I am 63, I still miss Hinnegate, the Danger Brothers, and Big Assed Beers

I infinitely respect the Columbus police for how fast they clear game traffic out

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

+4 HS
alust2013's picture

Le Reg is awesome, by far the best song the band plays. Also, I don't care for Across the Field, especially since Buckeye Battle Cry is so much better. 

It's also awesome that almost all OSU Alums and many fans actually know Carmen Ohio.

...and Michigan still sucks.

+1 HS
The Vest-er's picture

-I had more michigan apparel growing up than ohio state apparel. I went to the same school as Tim Williams (the guy who punted to Desmond Howard on the heisman pose play) and thought he was a douche, so I was a pseudo-michigan fan. Not really, I was just a natural contrarian.

-I wasn't a huge OSU fb fan until I lived with two friends who were fanatics. Now I'm insufferable.

-I hate the Lexington, Ky school way worse than michigan.

-I liked the addition of Maryland. Purely selfish, because I'm now a train ride away from seeing a game.

-I like the hive much better than quick cals

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

+1 HS
Buckataltitude's picture

I understand the UK thing.

And agree, Please Bring Back The Hive!

InvertMyVeer's picture

I have zero conference pride and can really only get myself to root for a few select Big Ten teams. I don't mind the whole 'the' thing, even though I don't ever use it myself. I first got into football after I watched the movie Rudy as a kid.  

Football is complicated...

+1 HS
SOF_Buckeye's picture

1) I prefer the old 11W site to the new one.

2) I can't stand the snob Buckeye fans who look down on those who didn't attend the university (but who have followed the Buckeyes since we could walk, but were unable to attend due to 'whatever' the circumstance). I've watched Buckeye games from every continent (except Antarctica) during various deployments, not matter the local time.

3) I'm still pissed off at Minnesota for the mugging they gave Luke Witte.

4) I want a QB who can pass.

5) I laugh at folks who flip out over GoT spoilers (or any other show spoilers).
 

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Woody Hayes

+12 HS
Floyd Stahl's picture

Dave Winfield is a d-bag and got an unnecessary free pass for his role in the Witte fiasco.

+2 HS
nightmuse's picture

--I think it is funny that Hoke calls OSU "Ohio"

--It is even more hilarious that some OSU fans get pissed about it (psssssttt....We are famous for doing script Ohio and OH....IO)

--I thought Bradley Roby was a "me first" hot dog

--I am skeptical about Spence taking ecstasy by mistake

--I think PSU and Whisky have way better game atomspheres than we do

--I have to spend every OSU-UM game in Michigan for "Thanksgiving" (The Cooper Years were unbearable).

--I think the Quick Cals are stupid

-2002 National Championship Game...It wasn't pass interference

--I don't think NCAA should pay players, but they should be allowed to sell their own da>> stuff which includes autographs

+3 HS
UrbanCulture's picture

RE: Pass interference (this is what I tell anyone who brings it up)

-This looks like PI to me. Didn't turn around to locate the ball and makes contact with gamble.

-The game ends in regulation if a ref makes the correct call on a 3rd down play (or instant replay exists)

 

+7 HS
kyo's picture

Things I hate:

1. I hate that all of you hate things. Stop hating you haters

2. I dislike OSU alumni that crap on non-alumni because we didn't actually attend the university. Doesn't make any sense whatsoever, so stop it.

3. We do have obnoxious fans, but so does every other school I've come to find. There are just a lot more OSU fans across the country which increases the amount of crazies out there.

4. I also hate lists

5. And irony

+19 HS
GoBucks713's picture
hate hate hate hate

 

-The Aristocrats!

+1 HS
MauricXe's picture

-I think Hang on sloopy is a terrible song. I hate it and I wish it wasn't played at Ohio stadium. you can probably see me in the stands as the only guy sitting down shaking his head in disapproval.

-Hang on sloopy is a bad song but the modified version played at basketball games is good.

-our fight song is average. Tennessee has the best, followed by USC.

-I want Brady Hoke to succeed for the sake of our rivalry and national relevance....and I think Harabaugh might kick our backside.

-I cheer for all of our teams in out of conference play....that includes THOSE guys.

-I was terrified at the prospect of playing USC at home. Could you imagine our boys getting destroyed 55-28 or w/e at home? that's just what they do.

-Urban Meyer sometimes reminds me of a used car salesmen...I don't understand how he inspires anyone. It's just his voice and delivery that I can't get into.

-I think matta may have lost his step a bit and showed his above average colors after losing against FLA, Tenn, UK, and Kansas. I don't have any faith in our boys winning a national title with Matta.

-I am glad Tress is gone. He wasn't going to get us back to the top and I stopped believing in him after the home loss to USC.

-I'm jealous that we don't have a catchy chant like SEC SEC SEC!

-Our home crowd sux for most games. even during some of the scUM games. I'm jealous of the SEC crowds in that regard. We fill a stadium but everyone is quiet.

-2 HS
Nutty's picture

What exactly do you like about OSU? I can accept criticism but you don't like Urban the used car salesman or Matta, you're glad Tress is gone, want Hoke to succeed, are jealous we don't have a "catchy chant like SEC SEC SEC" (is this guy serious?) and are jealous of SEC crowds. I think you should just start following another team, preferably a SEC team so you'll be happy.

+2 HS
MauricXe's picture

notice that I never said I don't like either matta or urban. if you are going to criticize what I said then you should at least attack the things I said.

I said that Urban doesn't inspire me...that isn't the same as saying I'm not happy he isn't our coach. I don't care for his voice or his speeches.

I said Matta won't win us a national title. that's not an uncommon or bad thing to say nor does that say I don't like coach matta.

As for Hoke, you conveniently  left off the rest of what I said. try quoting the rest of that section. i only care about the rivalry and how good the buckeyes look trouncing scUM. I rather beat them in their prime than what we have been doing the past 5-7 years.

I stand by what I said about Tress. we have an upgrade.

Let's not pretend that our crowd is as consistently lively as some of the southern crowds. even our student section can use an upgrade in motivation every now and again.  that's not an opinion just watch and attend some of the games.

the sec chant looks like a lot of fun. what's wrong with wanting to have more fun?

jamesrbrown322's picture

Dude, Rocky Top sucks, plain and simple. If your fight song is written for the banjo, then it's not a fight song. 

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

+3 HS
MauricXe's picture

I'm sure the original does indeed suck. but watching and listening to the football rendition (and im pointing to their crowd involvement as well) is kinda cool.

yrro's picture

Well, we were all chanting "SEC SEC SEC" at halftime of the Sugar Bowl, so maybe we could just keep doing that one...

+1 HS
Squirrel Master's picture

WOW, this blew up fast. Lots of posters must have been itching to get all this off their backs.

for me, I gave up early on our buckeyes in 2012 against Purdue. After Braxton went out and about 2 minutes left before Guiton saw the field, I went out to run and errand. My brother called me screaming his head off.

I am so ashamed of that! I will never give up early again, even if they are down by 20 with 10 seconds left.

 

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

+4 HS
alust2013's picture

I never liked sitting in the student section. Too many drunk people yelling at each other and not really watching the game. 

I prefer to sit and watch football. 

I have yet to be all that impressed with the spread offense. Hyde was a tank the last couple years behind an excellent line. The same thing would have happened with any other power run offense. 

I'd trade a Tressel-era defense for last year's offense

10 points was a fairly comfortable lead 4 years ago. It's up to 21 now. 

If paying players becomes unrestricted, I'll stop watching college football. It would be no fun to watch without any actual competition, like watching the Illinois or Purdue game 11 weeks straight. I suppose Michigan might not suck though, so at least The Game might be good.

...and Michigan still sucks.

+1 HS
703Buckeye's picture

I work for a certain ACC school who is switching to the B1G this coming July.

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

thatlillefty's picture

Haven't bought my tickets to that game yet. You got any kind of hook up?

703Buckeye's picture

I wish. I already have my season tickets, which are almost as cheap as the OSU game will probably be when single game tickets go on sale. Maryland actually has a really nice home slate this year... JMU (lots of alumni in the area), WVU (rivalry game), OSU, Iowa, Michigan State, and Rutgers.

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

bodast67's picture

3) I think Tressel actually underachieved during his tenure

No Shit, he should have won 4 Nattys.

I hate any pre-game nonsense that isn't "The Hive"...

OH-IO makes my game watches in Minnesota unbearable... almost quit the club during the Penn St. game.

Before this season, the only Larry Johnson I ever heard about was the running back

My Wife guilt tripped me into cancelling my trip to see the Navy game in B-more....havent spotted my balls since.

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

+9 HS
buckeye4life050233's picture
  •  I wish they would've changed the color of the end zones when they re-did the field.  Or at the very least changed the color of the letters.
  •  I am contemplating just watching most of the games from home or a bar and selling my season tickets because I am tired of how lazy and soft the audience can be during a home game.
  •  I truly believe I could call a better defensive gameplan the Fickell.  Too often over the past 3 years we have made freshman qb's, inexperienced game rep qb's and qb's that other defenses just ate alive look like all star top 10 college qb's on our defense.
  •  I am tired of the consumers getting priced out for food and tickets to watch a game.  It has definitely changed the type of people that can afford a game as well as the atmosphere in the stadium.  That being said I wish Gene Smith and the OSU board would be the first to venture into spending in the range of 1 million for both the coordinator positions to see who we could really attract to get the best staff in america 
  •  I think Ed Warinner has been the best assistant coach over the past 2 seasons.  Drayton in second.  Sadly didn't think Vrable did all that well x and o wise, was a valuable recruiter though.
+2 HS
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I think OSU's campus overall is ugly.  It's just buildings and concrete - outside of the Oval and Mirror Lake, there's not much scenic about it.

I think the most recent pro combats from 2012/13 should become OSU's unis permanently.  The home ones especially.  I'd tweak the ones worn at TTUN a bit - gray pants, gray in the sleeve stripes on the jersey.

I hate conference championship games.  Unless it's two teams tied with the best record in league play and they did not meet during the regular season, then they are unnecessary.  Also, it was bullshit that OSU didn't get to play in the B1GCG in 2012 just because of some stupid postseason ban.  And it would've been pointless to play that game because OSU was unbeaten, including 63 dropped on Nebraska.

I'm jealous of teams that can throw the ball, even if their pass happy offenses generally don't make them elite programs.  I secretly laughed mockingly at anyone who even thought Braxton could or would go pro after last season.  He's still got work to do to improve his passing.

I haven't been to an OSU basketball game since Oden and Conley were lighting it up.  Haven't been to any college basketball game since the 2nd round of the 2007 NCAA tournament in Columbus (got to see Tennessee beat Virginia, Tennessee advanced to play the Buckeyes in the Sweet 16.  Also saw Southern Illinois vs Virginia Tech, forget who won, actually fell asleep in the stands a bit).

Slept through the first 35 minutes of the first OSU/TTUN basketball game last season.  Laid down for what was only supposed to be a moment and was out like a light.

I thought La Bamba sucked ass.  If I were still a student when Qdoba went in its place, I would have celebrated.

Class of 2010.

+1 HS
Nutty's picture

I think OSU's campus overall is ugly.  It's just buildings and concrete - outside of the Oval and Mirror Lake, there's not much scenic about it.

Isn't that the truth. I went to school at OSU and now work there. Construction everywhere all the time. Isn't easy to walk around let alone drive around. I love the place but it is a huge university that is landlocked.

-1 HS
doodah_man's picture

Totally agree. Neil Ave at about the Library has become one big canyon. It was more open and "green" back in the 70s.

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

ChicagoBuckeyeFan's picture

- At my first and only game at the Shoe, I rooted AGAINST tOSU. They were playing Ohio U, I was 16, I'm from Athens, give me a break.

- I was at the disaster meltdown at Nebraska in 2011 with my gf (now wife) who is an UNL grad. I talked shit the entire first half and am convinced I jinxed our guys. I didn't talk to my wife the entire ride back from Lincoln to Omaha because I was so pissed.

- I never watch the BasketBucks and don't understand the communal man-crush on Aaron Craft.

- It would take a natural disaster for me to leave Chicago for an Ohio city (Cinci/Clvd/Cbus).

- I never click on DJ's "Those WMDs" at the end of Skull Sessions... Sorry, DJ, I love everything else.

Wow that feels better!

toad1204's picture

I had tix for the Kenny G comeback but stayed at the bar and got drunk with my friends.

The best thing about early games is the band, the worst thing is being there under that God awful heat and no air moving.  Again why did we schedule FAMU?

I was once an ND fan under Holtz, Brian Kelly however is an evil little leprechaun. 

Our fan base, like all fan bases, has some awful people in it that are just trying to fit in instead of be actual fans.

The next time that a-hole douche of a UC fan tells me he F-in hates OSU, fisticuffs.  I can't take it anymore.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

+1 HS
703Buckeye's picture

Vanderbilt backed out on OSU by sending a letter just a few months before the game. Gene Smith wanted FAMU for a "Battle of the Bands" kind of deal but FAMU decided to keep its band at home.

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

+1 HS
Chief B1G Dump's picture

Not true. San Diego State replaced Vandy. FAMU and Buffalo were already scheduled as opponents but the dates changed to accommodate adding San Diego State late...hence the Vandy/FAMU dates. 

avail31678's picture

This one's hard...

I was valedictorian in high school and I didn't get into an Ivy League school, and I actually was ashamed at first that I was going to Ohio State - I felt at first like I was "settling."

Little did I know how great a university it is.  It didn't take long for me to realize I ended up right where I was supposed to be.

+8 HS
Buckeye Beast's picture

Bo Schembechler is tied as my favorite college football coach ever even though I spent a lot of my childhood in Newcomerstown, Ohio, where Woody Hayes & Cy Young are a huge deal.

I respect Notre Dame's tradition & would be thrilled to see them join the Big 10.

I want to see Michigan make a big coaching hire after Hoke is gone, I do believe he'll be fired. And I say Michigan, it's not a big deal to me I guess.

I know a girl in Oklahoma, she's a Sooner fan. My desire to beat Oklahoma when we play them is more important to me than maybe even beating Michigan, & only second to us winning a national title. It's a personal thing..

I would like the Ohio State logo to just be a red block O, with some gray worked into it. Maybe as an outline of sorts.

I don't think college athlete's should be paid. Being that age myself, I would personally appreciate a free scholarship, a world class strength & conditioning program, & the idea that I can make the NFL or NBA if I work for it & stay coachable.

I WANT NCAA FOOTBALL 15 TO COME OUT. I WANT MY GAME BACK DAMNIT. I CAN'T UPDATE ALL THE ROSTERS.

I love squirrels.

 

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, & Michigan still sucks

+6 HS
Nutty's picture

I know a girl in Oklahoma, she's a Sooner fan. My desire to beat Oklahoma when we play them is more important to me than maybe even beating Michigan, & only second to us winning a national title. It's a personal thing..

Broke your heart? That sucks but I get it.

 

Nutty's picture

Double post.

 

Nutty's picture

3X's...really fat fingers.

 

Gametime's picture

I WANT NCAA FOOTBALL 15 TO COME OUT. I WANT MY GAME BACK DAMNIT. I CAN'T UPDATE ALL THE ROSTERS.

Check out Operation Sports. They have a great base of users who update & make customized rosters for ALL sports games and do so better than the guys at EA/2K sports IMHO.

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

+1 HS
Buckeye Beast's picture

Thank you for this.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, & Michigan still sucks

BuckeyeStrong2's picture

I hate that UFM replaced "The Hive" with quick cals.

While I use this method for most of my tickets, I hate that some students buy season tickets, only to resell them for profit.

I never followed college football at all until my freshman year of HS.

Before I liked OSU, I was and still am a closet UNC fan due to Michael Jordan, and the school colors. I think the football/hoops uniforms are sweet.

Without getting into a long discussion, I think the PC police that forced Gordon Gee from Ohio State are piles of shit.

I will forever be convinced Gene Smith screwed us out of the 2012 National Championship and hold contempt for it.

I am not a huge fan of Hang on Sloopy.

I feel that if the NCAA lets the SEC oversign recruits then everyone else should be aggressive enough to do it too.

The OSU logo should be a block O only. If people don't know who it stands for, they don't matter.

I hate that there will be no NCAA 15 due to the licensing mess.

+5 HS
Hilliard WB's picture

I think Michigan's "Those who stay will be champions" is pretty cool.

S-Row the Best Row

+5 HS
JLBNYC's picture

I think Michigan's "Those who stay will be champions" is pretty cool.

I agree but its even cooler to say "Those who stay will be 7-6"

+5 HS
SteelBuckeye's picture

I hate Ohio Stadium post refurb. 

I hate that 100% of Jesse Owens legacy has  been removed from The Shoe in order to sell more tickets.  I hate that the one and only time I sat in B deck I could only see 1/3 of the field. 

+5 HS
bodast67's picture

I am not a huge fan of Hang on Sloopy.

I so agree with this comment....

Also, I am from Boston and a die-hard Red Sox Fan, but I can't stand "Sweet Caroline"

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

+1 HS
roamingbuckeye's picture

I actually love about 40% of the state of Michigan. Specifically anywhere within about 15 miles of any Great Lakes shoreline. Its beautiful.

I didnt buy football season tickets my freshman year for no apparent reason and then had to watch the '06, Game of the Century version of The Game on a TV in the dorm lobby with my weird roommates becasue everyone else was at the game.  I have never forgiven myself.

I was on Penn State's campus for the whole Sandusky/Paterno everything and now refuse to discuss the events with anyone except for 3 specific friends because I saw both sides of it (Joe-bots and anti) up close and pretty much everyone's take on it pisses me off.

I think Gordon Gee was the best thing to happen to OSU in decades and I will defend him to the end.  I think OSU made a HUGE mistake getting rid of him like they did.

 

 

 

"I just cant wait to play football." -UFM

+1 HS
Uncle_Buck's picture

I do not mind people standing at games and cheering at all . However I do mind at THE SPRING GAME idiots standing the whole time in C deck in front of my kids and recording the whole damn thing with a cell phone. Thats why I bring them to the spring game not a regular season game. I'm sure my kids had a wonderful time staring at someones ass the whole time.

+3 HS
ohst8buxCP's picture

-I secretly rooted against Kenny Guiton to do well this season because I think Braxton gave us a better chance to win and I hated seeing people say he should have been benched

-I think Tressell underachieved and agree with everything Johnny pointed out

- I attended an SEC school for undergrad

-I want Black Jerseys

-I hate Penn State twice as much as Michigan

-Our entrance onto the field sucks

-The hive was just ok and Quick Cals are lame

-I think Tom Herman made the right call on 4th down in the MSU game

-Ann Arbor is a great town

-I'm more than ok with us cheating in recruiting as long as we don't get caught

+1 HS
SteelBuckeye's picture

Quick cals was a great idea with a lame set of motions for the players to do.  The beginning reminds me of a cat unrolling toilet paper. 

+1 HS
Otown Buckeye's picture

My "friend" married a girl from up north.  I love him like a brother, but I question this decision often.

I only have 49 state quarters

I never blame any Gator coach for arrests, I live in Florida, have been to Gainesville and believe it is a culture issue, not a coach issue.

I got married on a Thursday since my wife insisted on an in season wedding.  We lost to Penn St-2005

We spent 3 days of our 11 day honeymoon in Columbus-a victory over Sparty-the John L Smith meltdown game

I am a Cicerone (Certified Beer Server) and I have never tried, nor will I, Bells or Founders

My dog Archie (pictured) always drinks from the Victory Chalice

"because we couldn't go for three"

+1 HS
buckguyfan1's picture

Confession:  I hate the new OSU logo. 

+1 HS
WET1993's picture

I was one of 2 or 3 people to witness the Jamaal Berry fight that got him kicked off the team, and I didn't know it was him until a few weeks later when the story broke.

Bobcat04's picture

1.  I won 20 bucks this last year betting against OSU in the B1G title game. I saw the defense get carved up pretty bad the previous 2 weeks, and I didn't think we had a chance against a good team. Hey, it's a confessional. 

2.  I am 0-4 watching OSU play Illinois at home. Was there when we lost in '92, '94, '01, and '07. I will not be going to the Illinois home game again. 

 

+3 HS
Bobcat04's picture

Oh, and when I was a freshman, I got arrested for underage possession of alcohol at Sloopy's on High Street with the ski club. I had to sell what remained of my season tickets, which included Minnesota and Michigan. It was the Tai Streets to the house game, but I missed it nonetheless. Generating money to take care of my citation. 

The Urban Legend's picture
  • I love Michigans uniforms. Excluding when Adidas has a brain shit and makes alternate uniforms. 
  • I love Braxton Miller as an athlete but absolutely hate the way he plays QB. 
  • I am overly disappointed on how buckeye alumns fair in the Pros. Of course their are outliers throughout history but it's just not at the level I would expect. 

The Legend continues

Dougger's picture

I read every single one of these.

I would give a body part to have Ted Ginn, Jr. back. He could fly and I wish we had an absolute gamebreaker on special teams and offense.

I think Ohio Stadium is one of the greatest contributions to mankind.

I think the "THE" part of Ohio State is great.

I really enjoy the state of MIchigan and Ann Arbor is a nice place. 

I like football

+3 HS
ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

I confess and sought forgiveness for....

- Wishing death upon John Cooper during the 90s (I know, I'm a murderer by biblical standards since I already thought about it)

- Wishing that Ohio State had a better academic reputation than TSUN (note: reputation... not sure perception and reality are close though)

- Not disliking TSUN enough... like being the biggest hater of TSUN.  I get too empathetic sometimes...

 

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

+3 HS
buckguyfan1's picture

I've been to Ann Arbor 2 times. Both times I watched one of their guys seal the Heisman. I will never go back. 

I just checked my watch and they still suck. 

+2 HS
9DeuceAlum's picture

I have beef with the fans. Specifically the student fans attending home football games. 

It's 3rd down and you have three fingers in the air when you should be making as much noise as you can humanly muster. You need to be clapping and yelling the entire time the defense is on the field. But you're just standing there with three fingers in the air and I can't even hear you. 

My example of an OSU crowd affecting a game is USC in '09. Barkley was a freshman and we had something to prove with TP at the helm. The warm weather and late kickoff definitely helped fuel that fire though. 

Also,

Due to the amount of NCAA Football I've played on Xbox over the years, I have to admit I've hummed victors countless times. It's damn catchy. 

+2 HS
MN Buckeye's picture

When I first read 'Confessions', this came to mind:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/weirdalyankovic/confessionspartiii.html

I never really followed OSU recruiting until Urban was hired. While I enjoy it, I don't let it rule my life. I can quit any time.

+1 HS
Buckeyeneer's picture

Think that Michigan has some of the best micro-brews in the country.

I hate OSU for the rate in which they are increasing tuition, as I stare down the barrel of trying to figure out how to pay for my children's future.

 

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

+2 HS
hobochops987's picture

I hate Illinois (no clue why)

Ann Arbor wasn't bad.  Nice place. (Zingerrmans Deli was amazing,even got a t-shirt)

My dad wants to kill me sometimes....when I go on recruiting talk rampages.

Love corn

Im a teenager.

 

 

 

Trust in UFM

+2 HS
Nutty's picture

I hate Illinois (no clue why)

You're a youngin' with good insight. As a basketball fan I can tell you Illinois fans are some of the worst.

+1 HS
Curt Heinrichs's picture

My last game as a student in the Shoe was when Illinois beat the Buckeyes in 2007. It was a fumble, dammit! I'm still bitter and didn't mind Carlos Hyde pretending like he was Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl this season. 

Angler's picture

I think Wisconsin's jump around is bad ass

+8 HS
Hockey Buck's picture

Turns out Penn State never beat us in those games.

+1 HS
robinson819's picture

-I hate the dumb nicknames myself. Ped U, Scum, etc

- I LOVE the pro combat jerseys and hope the introduce more of the colors

-I love Jim Heacock more than Jim Tressel

-I have no problem with the actions of the Tat 5 and I LOVE TP

-I cared more about the Oregon game than the NC

+5 HS
johnblairgobucks's picture

I think most Michigan fans that were born and raised in Ohio became Michigan fans for the attention they get from people for being different, and that is the only reason they started liking Michigan.

I think Mark May is an asshole.

I dislike OSU's alternate/pro combat uniforms.

I thought Kenny Guiton was a better QB than Braxton Miller last year.

+4 HS
buckeyedude's picture

I like going to Frankenmuth, Michigan, a traditional German village, for their world famous chicken dinners(@ Zehnders' or Bavarian Inn), the Frankenmuth brewpub, Bronner's(the world's largest Christmas store), and polkas. Whenever I go, I'm always sure to wear Buckeye clothing, so as to be as big of a douche as possible. After Thanksgiving is the best time to go, IMHO.

But, the roads in Michigan S-U-C-K.

 

 

+2 HS
Jeremypreemo81's picture

I hated Urban Meyer @ UF 

i enjoy the Michigan fight song 

I don't mind Notre Dame 

and my first love were the Hurricanes until 1996-loved the swagger 

+1 HS
buckeyedog's picture

I'm tired of Thad Matta emphasizing defense. I want wild kids who throw it around and have fun. 

I was pretty jealous of MSU's defense and uniforms last season. 

I can't stand the black lettered names on the shiny helmet uniforms. I can't read them and no I haven't memorized the roster, sorry. 

I'm sick of looking forward to the season and getting to it and realizing there's like 3 good games on the schedule. It's miserable. 

I enjoy the hell out of SEC football in a kind of disinterested way. 

+3 HS
Maffro's picture

- Let's just get this out of the way. Michigan. I hate Michigan. Deep down inside, I honestly hate people affiliated with that university, even if I consider a few of them to be friends. Like, the fact that they attended/cheer for Michigan is absolutely revolting. However, I love "Hail to the Victors;" I'm totally with Chris on this one. I've even found myself whistling it on occasion before I realized what I was doing and had to repent. I love the winged helmets. My jaw dropped when I saw Michigan Stadium in person. It's fun to pick on them, but I really do get pissed off when they struggle, because The Game, its history, its atmosphere, its everything, means the world to me. I want Michigan to finish every season 11-1. And I also (along with others here, apparently) actively root for Michigan to beat Notre Dame. Because screw Notre Dame, seriously.

- I think I've posted this before, but I dislike Eddie George. I didn't start cheering for Ohio State until I went there in 2006, so to me, Eddie George will always be a Tennessee Titan and a rival of the Ravens.

- I worry a lot about Ohio State's future, athletically and academically.

- I've never actually heard anyone from Ohio State say "THE," only from others trying to make fun of it. I've created a rule in my head that it's either "Ohio State" or "The Ohio State University". "The Ohio State" and "Ohio State University" are incorrect, and any emphasis on "The" is pretentious.

- I wish Ohio State's football jerseys looked like Ohio State and not Wisconsin. More gray, please.

- I wish they still did The Hive.

- I think that the SEC pride thing was intentional and a fantastic marketing/business move, even if I do believe it's essentially another manifestation of the Lost Cause.

+4 HS
JLBNYC's picture

- I've never actually heard anyone from Ohio State say "THE," only from others trying to make fun of it. I've created a rule in my head that it's either "Ohio State" or "The Ohio State University". "The Ohio State" and "Ohio State University" are incorrect, and any emphasis on "The" is pretentious.

I agree with this one as well. I think the university started focusing on this around the time i graduated ('87).  I've never used it. Not once. And i find it embarrassing.

Also, more confessions - I didnt mind it when some of the Cooper teams and later Tres teams had a thug reputation.  I also dont mind when the coaches make exceptions for talented players who run into discipline issues (Tres would have played both Roby and Carlos every game last year).

 

 

+1 HS
ohst8buxCP's picture

I didnt mind it when some of the Cooper teams and later Tres teams had a thug reputation.  I also dont mind when the coaches make exceptions for talented players who run into discipline issues (Tres would have played both Roby and Carlos every game last year).

​Didn't even think about this but I agree 100%  

+1 HS
coke's picture
  • I realize Tom Herman led an offense that scored a lot of points, but I thought his play calling against MSU and Clemson was terrible and ultimately lost OSU both games.  He should have run Hyde 40 times in both games.
  • I hate 8pm games b/c they end at midnight.  I wish the Buckeyes would play more often at 6pm like they did against Penn State a few years ago.
  • I miss a portion of the 3:30 games to go to Mass because I hate going to Mass on Sunday.
+3 HS
KingsRite's picture

I was a huge fan of the Fab Five and actually wore Michigan basketball shirts back then.

I don't care for the song 'Hang on Sloopy', nor its origin and lyrical content.

For the love of God please stop doing Seven Nation Army!

Even though I despise the SEC...I enjoy watching the conferences games and wish the B1G was as good.

 

 

 

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

-1 HS
JoeDooder's picture

I only come here for news, message boards in general annoy me. 

I like the current uniforms because the stripes all coincide. 

I have a Block O Tatoo that I want removed ( I was young, drunk and it's crappy)

I don't mind piped in stadium music sometimes. 

I have an entire game issue uniform including pads in hopes of finding an old mannequin for a future man cave endeavor. (I've worn it on Halloween)

I unfriended every Michigan fan I had on Facebook after the B1G championship. 

Chris Carter is an asshole

I miss iform running. The MSU/Stanford RoseBowl was football porn. 

I bought field passes against Toledo in a beer line at the Browns stadium for 10 bucks and sang Carmen Ohio with the team. Shortly afterwards Shelly Poe (I think) kicked us out of the locker room lobby. 

I watch every Michigan game even if it means DVR. 

I actually am The Yellow King. 

+2 HS
BuckNutInAnnArbor's picture

I think USC's fight song is second to none, absolutely kicks ass.

I dislike the OH-IO chant.

Nebraska fans are really nice people and I wish more fanbases were like them.

Love what Urban Meyer says to the team, but I can't get fired up by his voice and delivery.

I like to watch football with the TV on mute because 99% of The announcers are horrible, that thing ESPN did with the 4 Head Coaches for the recent National Title Game was very cool.

Have nothing against TP and hope that OSU/Cbus does him right and welcome him back.

"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody."  - Mark Titus

+3 HS
e135800's picture

I actually travel to  ann arbor as much as possible.  45 minutes away, it's laid back with good food and beverage places and a few good golf courses.  Since the desolation of high street years ago, columbus is too industrial. 

+1 HS
CC's picture

I love "jump around" at Wisconsin and wish we would copy it and act like we did it first even though we copied 10 years later.

I liked the old 11w better, and it's not close

 I like hail to the victors

I think dj's skull sessions are sub par and make me want to read other sites

I love the b1g but they are worse than I really think

I think "B1G" is stupid

i hate that OSU does not have eye candy.

i go to Florida games and like it (though the last one was the GSU loss and I lived watching them get humbled)

i hate our alternate unis

i acted like we were better than we were last year knowing we would make any qb look great

I don't think Brax can win the big one and I think TP was way better.

last but not least, I like urban, but I love tress and always will.

 

+3 HS
avail31678's picture

I too like the old 11W better, and it's not even close.  I still don't "get" where everything is.

+3 HS
Rfahncke's picture

I despise the fact that our ENTIRE fan base thinks wearing a jersey is appropriate. 

Seriously!! He's not your son, he's not your buddy and he isn't your "idol".  You're 48 years old. You shouldn't be wearing a Braxton miller jersey. Buy a dang polo or Tshirt.

However, I think jerseys on kids, especially toddlers, are adorable!

I think our "super fans" are obnoxious and the university should pay the tv folks to keep them off the broadcast.

I root for Michigan every week but 1.  I want to ruin their season every year, and I don't need Indiana doing that for us!

on the other hand, I'm catholic and want notre dame to lose every week by a trillion.

I too hate OH-IO with all of my being.

I have a pact with my wife to leave her for Gigi Meyer. (Not that I would; I've got kids ya know).

"Have you earned your buckeye today?"

+3 HS
RedStorm45's picture

The amount of love for Michigan and their godforsaken fight song in this thread is disgusting. I'm going to go throw up real quick.

-I have attended two Ohio State/B1G events in Indianapolis. They/we lost both. I'm never going back.

-I think Happy Valley was (prior to sanctions at least) a better stadium atmosphere than Ohio State.

+7 HS
ShoeHolder's picture

1. I have long been a lurker of this site and have never posted before. This is my first post. 

2. When I was a freshman in high school, a recent All American Punter who attended OSU tried to make me hold his kicking shoe. I held it for 2 possessions of one game and have never lived it down. 

3. I hate the OH-IO cheer like so many others here. In my 4 years at OSU I refused to IO an OH. 

 

 

+5 HS
Blackbeards Delight's picture

• Can't F "ing" stand the saying

"In Urban I/we/the universe, trust."

• If Tom Herman is a genius, Jim Bollman is a God.

• My wrists are stronger than ever, thanks to a smart phone.

• UM is my second favorite team.

• I want to Razors Edge any dipsh!t that doesn't remove their hat during The National Anthem.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bitches.

- Me

 

+2 HS
HYDEYOKIDS's picture

I will admit I personally find a lot of what our fan base does rather crude and unimaginative. Rip his *ucking head off chant, Muck Fichigan it's kind of like could we not think of something more clever than just throwing around obscenities. We also tend to treat the opposing team's fans and bands like crap. NEVER boo the marching band that's just low class. It's fine to say one or two things maybe at the start, but don't harass an opposing fan the entire game (my friend's mom who went to PSU never said a word and was screamed at the entire game). I've got to say at Ann Arbor they cheered for our band and I was treated pretty nicely by the fans while in full OSU gear.

+2 HS
UrbanCulture's picture

Sorry for lateness.

- Braxton Miller wouldn't shake my hand at mirror lake jump this year. Coming from a nice humble fan, this pissed me off and I was mad when he stayed for his senior year.

-I lost 50 bucks betting Wisconsin would beat us by at least 28 points in 2011.

-I played dominoes during the first half of the 2002 national championship game...in a room without a TV

- I thought Jamaal Berry would win the Heisman

+4 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

I have many sins, and they cut deep.

1. I'd really like to see Ohio State and Vanderbilt swap places. Ethically, culturally, and athletically, it just makes too much damn sense. 

2. I think Ohio State probably beats Notre Dame in 2012, but they would have gotten CRUSHED by Alabama.

3. FSU would have stomped OSU if they had gotten to the title game. I just had that feeling.

4. I believe that the anti-B1G backlash/bias is very real, and fankly, very deserved. The most "successful" program in the conference only won 1 BCS title, and got run in two other appearances.

5. I root for every single B1G team (even that one up north) when they're playing non-conference games. Sorry, but in today's world, to get respect, OSU needs to be some respectable in conference foes.

6. Penn State is my second favorite team, and Notre Dame is 3rd. I root for them every time they're playing any team not named Ohio State. I also root for the Bearcats, because well, they're in Ohio. I also think that Hail to the Victors and Notre Dame's Victory March are superior to OSU's fight songs. (But DAMN does "Rocky Top" suck!)

7. Perhaps my greatest sin as far as many will be concerned - I bleed Scarlet and Gray, love my Buckeyes and want them to run the table for the rest of my lifetime and beyond. But I cannot stand Urban Meyer nor the insistence on saying "THE Ohio State University." . Sorry.

So now do I say three "Hail Brutuses" and pray to Archie six times to avoid losing ALL of my helmet stickers?

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

+1 HS
AGAB's picture

I think UFM and Tom Herman are overrated.

I miss Jim Tressel.

I am still a fan of Terrell Pryor.

I hate the SEC and Clemson more than I dislike UM.

I think both HAIL TO THE VICTORS and ON WISCONSIN are great fight songs.

I like Mark Dantonio and James Franklin as coaches much more than I like Urban

I think Brax is a nice young man but, as a QB he is not as good as Troy Smith or Terrell Pryor.

I am so tired of the Percy Harvin comparisons. Ted Ginn was a much more exciting player. Teddy deserves more props than he receives.

I am more of an OSU ball fan than I am a OSU football fan. The ball team is not filled with self absorbed prima donnas and the players stay out of trouble.

+3 HS
9DeuceAlum's picture

I like Dj and the skull sessions but that's only because I am young and straight gangster. I read it every day and cringe at the thought of the wider than mid-late 20's fan base reading it. Knowing they have no idea what he is referencing and sometimes even talking about. 

The content is as fresh as it can be every weekday morning. 

-1 HS
vitaminB's picture

I hate 20 somethings who think only they get jokes and references. 

I have seen Ohio State Basketball and Football road games, but I have never been to Columbus except to drive through to Xenia from DC.

+5 HS
CC's picture

I hate how young people (sub 24) don't realize that everyone over 24 was once under 24!

I also hate how they think they know everything when they have yet to contribute or accomplish anything of meaning.  I keep it zipped most of the time, but since we're here to admit stuff, DJ reminds me of a high schooler who hasn't built or accomplished anything yet in his life when writing skull sessions.  See his comments about consultants last week.  Naive at best.

Edit: One more thing about young people who think they are so hip and technologically advanced.  People my age who do what I do - invented the internet.  tinder, twitter etc would not exist with out us old farts.

+6 HS
1stYrBuckIClub's picture

Couldn't submit at work, but here's my latest go:

 - I wish the university would immediately rescind the 'alumni donation/season ticket' rule. Everyone that was able to participate is now in their 60s and this contributes to the older/sit on their hands crowd.

 - I liked 11W a lot better before it became so popular (circa 3-4 yrs ago). With more readers come more douche bags (and the message boards reverting to pissing contests). 

 - I wish the Skull Sessions on 11W were still written by different people through the week. Oh, and I hate all of DJ's links to soccer stuff. 

 - I would prefer the driven, obsessed, 2-time National Championship-winning Urban Meyer to the balanced, delegating, level-headed Urban. 

 - I once bought a Michigan sweatshirt just to piss off my father, and rooted for Notre Dame until I was 12.

 - On the football team, I'd rather have a thug that dominates than an upstanding citizen who's on the scout team. 

 

 

+5 HS
Sauce Bauss's picture
  • I thought Kenny G should have been the starting QB last year. 
  • I think Braxton, D Smith, Spencer, and Roby are overrated (ironically enough I have a Braxton Miller Jersey)
  • As for the 2012 Purdue game, I turned off the TV after Kenny G's interception in the fourth quarter
  • I think Herman isn't that good of a playcaller. Your running back is averaging 6 ypc in the B10 champ and OB and you give him a grand total of 3 carries in the 4th quarter in the two games combined? C'mon man! 
  • I don't think Fick is a terrible coach and got a lot of unnecessary blame for the defenses struggles but he is really bad at post game interviews. No adjustments after a bad defensive game just "Did we win?"
  •  7 nation army is the worst song and needs to die
  • Not a fan of the quick cals, the hive was better
  • Lastly, I actually wouldn't mind it if Ohio State left the BIG and moved to the SEC
+5 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

I'm telling you, OSU should just switch with Vandy.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

+1 HS
Sabaneatspuppies's picture

I didn't watch the first three quarters of the 2002 National Championship game

I watch ten times more college basketball then i do football, with football I only watch OSU and bowl games, with the occasional big game or game that could effect a possible national championship appearance 

I think UFM could be doing a much better job with recruiting

I love the alternate uniforms, yes, tradition is great, but new is good too, especially with how recruiting goes

I prefer night games to noon games, the atmosphere is fantastic and the helmets seem to shine so perfectly

I think that Torrance Gibson will be a good college QB if he gets the chance

"My idea of a good hit is when the guy wakes up on the sidelines with train whistles blowing in his head"

Eph97's picture

I think Woody Hayes was over-rated as a coach. He was before my time, but I'm a student of the game and read about all the near miss seasons in the 1970's. If people think the talent disparity is great now, in the 70's it was ridiculous. There were no scholarship limits and basically OSU, UM, and ND hoarded all the midwest talent. I think with all the talent he had and with the media really biased to Northern teams back then, Woody should have won far more national titles in his 28 years. Plus, in the 1950's and 1960's OSU was progressive in recruiting black athletes when most schools wouldn't. Getting elite guys like Jack Tatum out of NJ etc. should have given Woody such a huge edge that a current Saban-like run should have happened, but it didn't.  I know, it's sacrilege to disparage Woody, but these are my honest confessions!

 

-3 HS
Baroclinicity's picture

Just a couple...

I still have no idea why recruiting is so popular.

And this is not a shot at all on DJ, but I miss the different flavors of writing that you got from a different-authored Skully each day.  And I see this is mentioned a post above.  

I don't feel like we can beat an SEC team anytime soon (a top team).

One of my best friends is a Michigan fan and alum.

Ohio State was not my first choice of schools.  Glad I ended up there, though.

 

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

+2 HS
Youngbuck85's picture

I am absolutely "that guy" that bitches and moans when we sign 3 star guys and turn down 5 star guys for "behavior issues" 

i think that last year was the best chance osu will have for a long time to win a national championship 

jabrill peppers was by far my favorite recruit last year and the one I wanted the most

ITWASME's picture

Dear Brutus I have sinned:
I hated Urban when we hired him and thought that we had hired basically the Devil
I will now do 100 Holy Buckeyes

ChicagoBuckMD's picture

I have never actually eaten the pasta at Mama's Pasta & Brew.

Shit, has anyone?

"Why be around average?" - UFM

Buckeye Knight's picture

1. I HATE that conferences have become more talked about than individual teams.

2. That said, I HATE the SEC teams more than Michigan right now, but love to watch their big games.

3. I think Tressel was a GREAT coach and person in almost every way, except that he kept Bollman for an OC.  Can you imagine those Tressel defenses with Meyer-like offenses?

4. I think the NCAA and Mark Emmert are bought and paid for by the SEC.

5. I REALLY miss the gray on the sleeves.

6. This one might hurt some feelings, but... I've lived in the Cbus area for about 8.5 years of my life and have met more arrogant people here than anywhere else in my travels for work, and I've spent over 11 years traveling the country on a weekly basis.  I've made some great friends here, too, don't get me wrong.  But I've never been to another place where so many people thought so highly of themselves.  Not pride for their city, etc., but so much arrogance shown for themselves individually/personally and disrespect shown towards others.  Whenever I hear of OSU fans "crossing the line", this is usually my first thought as to why they did it.  Sorry, just my own experiences.  Maybe I should narrow it down a bit, Westerville and Dublin have been where most of these experiences were.

+2 HS
poop's picture

I lived about 5 minutes from Dublin for about 4 years. Lots of faces needing punched over there.

+1 HS
Boxley's picture

Dublin and Westerville are NOT Columbus, there is that "We are better" attitude in both of those cities towards C-bus, especially in Dublin.  So your perspecitve on that is skewed. Having served 30 years in the military and lived in over 17 different cities. Columbus is pretty darn good. A little bit of everything for all.

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

---I <3 Tresselball.

---I respect the football traditions of that team up north. The uniforms, fight song, stadium, even the banner stand equally beside those of Ohio State in the history of college football.

---People who have never played football for Ohio State who constantly refer to the team as 'we'.

---When people complain about the Big Ten & desire it to be more like the SEC without understanding the long history of cultural, ethical & academic choices made by the conference in conjunction with the Pac to keep college athletics from becoming little more than professional mercenaries.  

---If Ohio State ever plays Stanford in the Rose Bowl I will be rooting for Stanford. Although I rarely do so, I can legitimately refer to the Cardinal as 'we'.

---People who claim that Ramzy is the best writer they've ever read. Are fans here completely ignorant of actual literature?

-5 HS
vitaminB's picture

---If Ohio State ever plays Stanford in the Rose Bowl I will be rooting for Stanford. Although I rare do so, I can legitimately refer to the Cardinal as 'we'.

WTF?  I can't even comprehend that.  Maybe I just haven't read enough of this actual literature you described.

 

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Buckeye Knight's picture

From his comments about "we" and Stanford, I'm guessing he played for them?

+3 HS
Golden Buckeye's picture

When did you play for Stanford/how did you become an OSU fan?

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I grew up an Ohio State fan. My grandfather was friends with Coach Hayes & played for Paul Brown. I can remember standing on the sidelines for games as a kid in the mid 70's.

I was a mediocre player in HS and had no real desire to play beyond that even if I had been recruited (wrestling was my first love). I started playing 7 man ball while I was in the Marine Corps & was taking classes at Palomar College. The FB coach convinced to try out & I played a season for the Comets (1993 National JUCO National Champions). Transferred to UCSD in the second semester & finished up my degree the next year. Went to Stanford for grad school & discovered I had a year of eligibility left so I walked on the team in 1995 (mostly to stay in shape) which was Ty Willingham's first year.

Nutty's picture

-People who have never played football for Ohio State who constantly refer to the team as 'we'.

OK, I hate people who hate people who refer to the Buckeyes as "we". Fans can't say "we won today"? Bullshit.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

If you weren't on the field you didn't win shit.

-8 HS
JLBNYC's picture

Is this John Elway?

---If Ohio State ever plays Stanford in the Rose Bowl I will be rooting for Stanford. Although I rarely do so, I can legitimately refer to the Cardinal as 'we'.

+1 HS
Silver Bullet 10's picture

I once played as Michigan on NCAA Football.

 

+6 HS
Golden Buckeye's picture

I liked the old site much better. The interface, the gray boxes, and I believe that forums have really taken a step back since the update.  I get on this site significantly less (still multiple times daily), however, before the update I felt as if every 15-20 mins there would be a new noteworthy forum topic.  Now they seem few and far between with a lot of repeats.

+5 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Golden Buckeye - you nailed it. Your confessions are my confessions too...

Oh - and I married a Wolverine...

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

+1 HS
rosenbuck's picture

Alright, enough time has passed I think I can share (and laugh at) mine:

So, I lurked on here for a year or so before making an account.

I finally made an account 2+ years ago and made my first comment on a Skull Session, referring to it as a "bucket" (as in "Bucket of Bullets" from Bucknuts.

I was so mortified I only ever mustered up the courage to comment once more, but have lurked on ever since. 

But I'm ready to move on and hopefully take to the forums with impunity.

Well, maybe not impunity.  Small steps.

+6 HS
Nick_Satan's picture

1. I can't stand "fans" of osu or michigan who can't even tell you one player on the teams name.

2. I think Bobby Hoying was one hell of a quarterback, and doesn't get mentioned with some of the all time greats like he should.

3. I miss not having as many buckshots on the website as there were on the old one. It seemed like all day something new was on it now it takes days for something new to be put on it.

4.I can't stand the .gifs

5. I read every single comment on every thread. But I don't post much at all.

6.I always start my morning off with the "Breakfast of Champions a Mountain Dew and a Marlboro and read the Skull Session. 

7. I hate "seven nation army" chant every time I hear it I think of Penn State, and I feel it makes us look like we can'r find our our cheer (granted everyone is doing it now)

8.  Every time I would see another Mike Gesicki Thread on here for the 10,000th time. I just thought to my self you fools why are you wasting your time.

9. Our Cheerleaders are great athletes but sometimes I think they are lacking  behind some teams in the looks dept... yeah i went there.

10. The "Hey" cheer that they do during the games is obsolete, It doesn't do a damn thing for me

I always Hated .gifs and I said what they hell if you can't beat em join em.

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Jason Priestas's picture

I miss not having as many buckshots on the website as there were on the old one. It seemed like all day something new was on it now it takes days for something new to be put on it.

I don't know that this is true in a real sense. Sure, Buckshots aren't published as frequently as they were on the old site, but that's only because the Ohio State-related items that previously were published as Buckshots are now published to the front page. A recent example would be the piece on Guiton scoring in his first AFL action. On the old site, that's a Buckshot. New site, it's front-paged.

CC's picture

Jason - I really appreciate what you do for the site and I genuinely enjoy your writing, but the new site is a step back.  It's harder to find stuff it's not as intuitive, I still get lost several months in.  Chronological order has worked for thousands of years... in fact forever.

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Jason Priestas's picture

Thanks. I guess I understand people not liking the layout, fonts or whatever else, but again, everything from comments, to posts on the front page are published in chronological order. Three articles are featured at the top of the front page, but 90% of the time, those are in chronological order, too. What am I missing?

CC's picture

In the past I would basically load the site and read everything down to the point where I had last read, ie right down the page, right down the buckshots (or whatever the list was on the right).  I didn't have to think about where to find stuff.  Almost daily the labels of the articles in the top 3 are illegible because they are in white over the images.  Often times the images have white themselves.  So now it requires a little more thought to cover everything.  I'm obviously still here, which says a lot, but I do think it's harder to read than the old site and I don't see the big benefit.  I readlly don't care about fonts, colors etc.  I guess I just don't see what the big improvement is over the old site.  Sorry I don't want to be a negative nancy, and I'm sure there are other who disagree, it's just one man's opinion.

sb97's picture

I think people that are salivating over the death of the NCAA better have some idea of how they want to govern College Sports without the NCAA.  Things could get very ugly very fast.

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buckeyes7222's picture

-I love the men's bball team slightly more than the football team. I just like basketball more, and I think buckeye fans as a whole don't appreciate the fact that Matta is the perfect coach for our university and he does a phenomenal job despite playing second fiddle. I also don't think there's enough appreciation and support for how the program has recently been built up to being great.

-I don't think Braxton Miller is elite. In three seasons as a starter the only game that I'm truly impressed he led us to victory is his freshman year against Wisconsin. I'd take Terrelle Pryor over him every day of the week, twice on Sundays (an expression, not a weird NFL insinuation).

-I really thought Tressel was on the decline when he left

-I'm the biggest Craft fan ever, but am excited to see the new look of our program without him and think Shannon Scott will thrive

-However, I hate how Lauderbeck says Craft was "incredibly overrated," and while I admit he's not an offensive genius, with the right players around him he is an elite, game-changing player (we dont get close to the 2012 final four without him)

-I honestly think for how much pride we have as fans of OSU (-I hate THE and tOSU etc etc) our spirit and the atmosphere at football games is not nearly what it should be, many teams have a better, louder stadium. And the basketball games are downright embarrassing.

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216ToThe614's picture

I hate that the team doesn't sing Carmen Ohio with us when we play it after losses ever since Urban has been around (thankfully this has only happened twice)….bring this back please! I always thought it was important to always sing Carmen Ohio no matter what because it grounds you and makes you realize what you are a part of, no matter what

I hate when people leave early. Any fan that leaves early to beat traffic needs to stop (I was scarred for life by my father insisting to do so as I was growing up). You never actually beat traffic, traffic is bad regardless because there's half a million people around the stadium tailgating and traveling about on game day. Just stay through the Alma Mater, I don't even care if you leave before our post-game performance (we do this in the band, in case you weren't aware), but please just stay through the end. That way I'll never have to hear any more horror stories about missing a great comeback

I never followed OSU before 1997 (I was only 5, but still) and I didn't want to be in the band until I showed up here for college. Always felt guilty I took someones place who dreamed of it more than I did.

I also still love the old site layout, despite acknowledging the change needed to happen. It just doesn't have its same charm that it did.

I hate that gray boxes are no longer a thing….I thought that was a really cool feature of 11w and I definitely related it to prominent news of any kind, although usually for me it meant we secured another verbal commitment which made me happy to just see the color on the home page, regardless of how good the recruit was

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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saltybuck61's picture

I hate when people complain about Braxton Miller as a quarterback. He is possibly the best guy Ohio State has had since Troy Smith. In 2005, if I remember correctly, Smith was throwing to 3(!) wide receivers who were eventually drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. In 2006, he threw to four guys who eventually got drafted. Miller has only thrown to one receiver who has been drafted over his three years as a starter, that being Devier Posey, who was drafted in the third round. With some help from his receivers, he might be doing better. 

I also confess to betting against the Buckeyes against MSU and Clemson. It has brought me shame ever since.

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Brutus1972's picture

I think that Aaron Craft is a terrible offensive basketball player and only an average defensive player. 4 years to develop a jump shot is not too much to ask of a basketball player and he couldn't do it. Hes not fast enough to guard an NBA point guard and not long enough or athletic enough to defend a 2 guard. Great underdog story but certainly not a great. He got away with a lot of contact in the B1G but not in the  NCAA tourney.

I wanted to replace Jim Tressel 3 years after the Championship (Before the Florida game). He is a great man and mentor but not the guy I want coaching my favorite football team. I don't like politicians as coaches. Coaches need to be brutally honest individuals that are willing to set and enforce equal standards to all players. Tress was weak when it came to enforcing standards on kids he thought grew up challenged for any of a bunch of reasons. Bad news, they're all on the same team at the same university. If you treat them special, they will act special.

I love college football and I have a favorite team to root for in every college football rivalry. Michigan is never a team I root for even in bowl games when theyre playing a SEC team and im surrounded by SEC homers. I don't care, I don't like them.

There have been a lot of great athletes to leave the high school football fields of Ohio to play at the University of Michigan and it pisses me off. However, I am only actually jealous of two players that left our border. Charles Woodson and Mario Manningham. Woodson was a college god and Manningham looked like he didn't gain an ounce of muscle or ability after his sophomore year.

I don't care how many kids we recruit and sign from the state of Ohio. I want the best we can get at each position and if that is not a player in Ohio, so be it.

I wish that we were an independent. I hate all of the conference bandwagon riding bitches here in the south and im tired of listening to conference bs about recruiting and the stigma attached to it. The Pac-10 sucked when USC was the best team in college football for 5 years and no one gave a shit then, but now its all about conference tv contracts that promote this trash.

 

hit_the_couch's picture

I applied to 1/2 dozen schools other than Ohio State and ended up not going to college until years later and am probably the oldest current junior at tOSU maybe the country. It would feel weird going to class with 21 year olds if it wasn't tOSU.

I hate 7 nation army and the white stripes.

I like Austin better than Columbus, and i'm from Columbus.

I haven't had respect for the Buckeye team in three years due to no defense.

I want OOC games against U of SEC schools.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

+2 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

I like Austin better than Columbus, and i'm from Columbus.

Well, that makes probably a lot of us. Austin is Austin. No shame there, my friend.

DefendYoungstown's picture

I don't mind "The" Ohio State University

I cannot stand the arrogance of PSU fans, some still believe "sandusky" never happened and the sanctions were unwarranted

I make time to watch EVERY OSU football game but don't go out of my way to watch OSU basketball

I have had a man crush of Jim Tressel for quite some time, maybe it was from seeing him pump iron in the YSU weight room in the 90's during a weight training class

I was really mad at TPryor for a while but I'm ready to forgive and forget, he was quite possibly the best athletic QP we have ever had, imagine if we had a QB coach at that time...

Always wanted to go to tOSU for my education but was always told "you can't do that", I'll never tell my kids they "can't" do something they really want in life

Told my boss I was going to the 2006 Nat Championship game in Glendale and I needed the day off, I never intended to go but knew I wouldn't be worth a shit that day at work

I have 2 multiracial kids, I love them more than anything, my son went to the Cal game as did my daughter however she in the womb at the time (they are 1/2 Korean, 1/4 Italian, 1/8 Slovak and 1/8 Hungarian)

Sometimes I get pissed off during the live game blogs and say the buckeyes suck but I really don't mean it, I'm a buckeye homer

I like Coach Anderson at Wisconsin

How can I forget, I have a rash on my arms right now, dermatologist says it's "contact dermatitis", I hear that means they don't know what it is. He gave me a steroid and sent me on my way

I have lost 60 lbs since Jan 7th, a switch flipped and I have gone to the gym and eaten much better since that day 

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

+3 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

- I love the alt uniforms Ohio State wore against Michigan.I wouldn't mind them being permanent.

- I laugh whenever someone says Kenny G is a better QB than Braxton. If he was better, he would have been the starter. Simple.

- I like mocking Hoke, but I don't hate him.

- I miss Sarah's SS and Dubcast Gitner.

- I think I hate Notre Dame more than Michigan(That might change once I read Mgo).

- Sometimes I think other Ohio State fans take for granted how successful the program has been the last 13 years. Yes, I would love to have seen Ohio State win 4-5 nc in that time spand, but they didn't. I bet you Michigan, Tennessee, ND, and others would love to be in the position.

- MSU fans are becoming just as annoying as Penn State fans.

- I cheered for Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

- Back in 2009, I got into an argument it with my ex because every Ohio State game she watched, they lost( 07 and '08 nc games, '07 Illinois game, '08, and both USC games.).

- I nearly cried when Arkansas blocked the punt.

- The Amir Williams bashing gets old.

- I would love to have Devin Funchess, Jake Ryan, and Jake Butt on Ohio State's roster.

I think Jim Tressel was heading towards a downturn in wins and wasn't a great recruiter.

I guess we ignore the fact that Ohio State had just pulled in a top 10 recruiting class in 2011.

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

+5 HS
buckskin's picture

I hated it that we far outnumbered MSU fans at the B1G title game, but they were louder.  I even got told to sit down by a fellow OSU fan during a drive for a TD.

I despised John Cooper so much (NOT OSU though), I went to Michigan's football camp my junior year in high school ONLY because Bo was still coaching there.

I love Braxton, but I really want a traditional pass first QB as opposed to these athlete QBs.

The seven nation army song needs to die a slow death.

Tom Herman is overrated as a play caller and offense coordinator.

I secretly wish Tressel would come back to OSU and win another title with a good DEFENSE.

+2 HS
chemicalwaste's picture

I think that song needs to die a quick and painful death.

+3 HS
Jelligrim's picture
  • I enjoy watching Buckeye football games by myself (I don't need a second ref in the room, I do fine on my own)
  • I took a mirror off someone's Buick in the North Dorms parking lot back in 1999 (still feel awful about that, sorry)
  • I don't like when people pronounce Ohio "Ohi-a" (Woody Hayes included) or "Cincinnata", that is what 1st grade phonics is for.
  • Because of my distaste for Mike Brown I have not watched a complete NFL game since 1998, the year the Bengals were dead to me.
+3 HS
YTOWNBUCKI's picture
  • I can't stand Walmart Buckeye fans even though I am one (couldn't afford OSU)
  • I used to be a fan of the OH-IO chant, but not so much as I've gotten older
  • I was secretly OK with losing to MSU because I knew we would have gotten our asses handed to us in the National Champ. game
  • The comment boards really disgust me most of the time on the site. 
  • I sometimes agree with the posts about certain players not being good (but I would never make that public, you know, like the assholes that we talked about in a certain article.)
  • I'll never understand how I love Ohio so much and had zero problem moving hundreds of miles away.

 

+2 HS
Buckeye80's picture
  • I've grown to despise the rest of the B1G.  I don't have to root for the rest of you losers!
  • I actually like the scarlet end zones.  (I know they aren't the right shade of red) I think the gray looked drab.
  • When Ted Ginn returned the opening kick off for a touchdown in the NC game, I stood up and loudly proclaimed "Let the ass beating begin boys!", and it did..........
+1 HS
BuckeyeinSavannah's picture

I lied and told a chick I was a Michigan State fan just so I could hook up with her.......twice.

+7 HS
Devin1024's picture

Like everyone before me mentioned, I hate the O-H....I-O cheer.

I don't much care for the new design of the website, I miss the old one. Bring back the gray boxes!

I miss when the morning Skull Sessions were written by a different staff member everyday.

I was pretty pissed off when Sarah quit.

For me Ohio State football has not been the same since we lost to Florida in the 2007 championship game.

I have a soft spot for MSU basketball.

I'm not overly impressed with Tom Herman

I think Heacock should be running our D, not Fickell

I still miss Tress but not his offense  

I hate the idiot "super fans" especially the dude with the cowboy hat and the cape.

I miss the days of not worrying about our defense, but wondering if we could score more than field goals.

+3 HS
chemicalwaste's picture

I too hate the OH crap, but more than that, I hate the half assed H that is more like 2 lower case Ls when people thrust 2 arms in the air claiming it as an H.

I hate when fans of any team speak about the team in terms of "we" as if they had anything to do with the team's accomplishments. Many of these have absolutely nothing to do with the team. Even being a student at OSU I can't bring myself to talk about us, we, or our.

I think our fans at home games are completely lame. Football or basketball. People will look at you like you're ruining their day if you cheer for the team you came to support. Many times I can't hold my tongue when I get and tell them to kiss my posterior or go to hell, or to get their lazy, fat, people-of-walmart looking as up and burn off some of those calories they've been so stingy to store that they couldn't give them back to the world in the firm of energy.

I hate watching the girls in the student section take selfies through the entire game.

I can't get over the Penn State wannabe white stripes music and yelling the bass line to the song or the wannabe Wiscosin jump around. The most unoriginal garbage.

That's it for now. I'm tired.

IH8UOFM's picture

-I don't understand why anyone would ever root for michigan. I hate them. I hope they lose every game they play for the rest of their existence. If U of M winning one game pushed us into the NCG or playoff picture, I would still root against them.

-Casual fans of OSU can be some of the worst sports fans in the world. 2 instances that come to mind. One was a 40-something former co-worker of mine. Called Terrelle Pryor Tyrell Powers even after I corrected him daily, and another is the proud Alumnus I met last summer. Asked me if Kenny Goo-Ten was starting in place of...."the other guy". 

-2 of my 3 best "CFB fan friends" are UM fans. Level-headed, subjective, all around good people.

-MSU fans are overtaking UM fans for "Most obnoxious in this state". The bandwagon filled up very quickly in December 2013.

-I have forced every girl I've dated to accept OSU as their savior. Gear, watching games, trash talking to family/friends, the whole nine.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Oh boy, where do I begin...

  • Never been to a basketball game. Not my fault Ticketmaster sucks.
  • I am not a fan of the OH-IO chant.
  • I have zero problems saying the word "Michigan" mostly because you respect your opponents, but also because I don't really fear them at all.
  • Going on the last bit, I hate when people cross out M's on Michigan week across campus and on social media. It's just a letter.
  • I hate when people suggest to improve the stadium experience by wanting more 80's rock and to make it like the "good, ole days", when we all know that not only the game, but the recruiting changes and hip-hop DJs are much more likely to attract recruits than the music their parents listen to.
  • I think the AD tries to appeal to donors too much. They take away atmosphere at home games to increase cash inflow.
  • I found it impossible to cheer for this basketball team this past year at times. I did not think an offense could run through Aaron Craft and Q is an example of what the NCAA's unlimited food bylaw could produce. They were not fun to watch and without Thad, they wouldn't have made the NIT.
  • I also felt nothing when they lost to Dayton. Watched the game, had no response. I almost expected it.
  • I hate when people call for Matta's head every time the team loses. Izzo and Coach K aren't walking through the doors anytime soon to coach this team. We aren't going to get better than what we have.
  • I wouldn't mind Florida in the Big Ten. They're the SEC version of Ohio State if you really think about it. Academics, big market, athletics... Don't think they'd jump, but it doesn't hurt to dream. Would make a better fit than Notre Dame. Geography be damned.
  • I hate recruiting. At some point, these guys are going to figure out that they say that crap to everyone who visits and that they have no guaranteed spot (this can be a good thing)
  • I hate the phrase "Wal-Mart Wolverine" because we have those fans, too. Don't pretend we don't. And ours are arguably just as shitty of fans as them.
  • Last but not least, I hate using history as an argument of which team is better than the other. That's why you play the game.

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

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mobboss1984's picture

Upvote!

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

vitaminB's picture

I love Seven Nation Army.  Jack White, pride of Detroit, is an amazing talent.

+1 HS
chemicalwaste's picture

Is this written in the mobile sarcasm font?

+1 HS
vitaminB's picture

No, I'm gonna fight 'em all.  A seven nation army couldn't hold me back.

chemicalwaste's picture

Is THIS written in the mobile sarcasm font? Please?!

e135800's picture

Non OSU related. I hate everything browns and indians and have always been a long time fan of the tigers and lions since 60s.  

 

P.S.  I cringe when I see *ichigan and the like on the board. 

BUCKI06's picture

DJ, I've got love for you.  I love the Skull Sessions and your WMD's.

And the anti work bangers.  You don't have haters, only fans in denial.

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

CC's picture

I Secretly wish for the other teams best players or QB's to get hurt, but only for the duration of the game (Portis?).  (I had a torn ACL playing football, so I know how much it sucks)

+2 HS
Klytus21's picture

secretly appreciating the winged helmet worn by Michigan

Sorry, just don't get it.  Looks to me like a jock strap for the forehead.

NJBuck

+6 HS
mobboss1984's picture

I had to get a laugh in.......

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

osugreg04's picture

As I begin typing, Usher's "confessions" plays in the background...

- I think Herby is the absolute best and feel ashamed about how other fans treat him

- I want M*ch*gan to hire Jim Harbaugh or Les Miles because I want the rivalry to be epic... and on that note, I was genuinely worried about Rich Rod up there because I thought his teams would exploit our weaknesses and win a lot against us.

- I want our uni's to be circa 1988 all the time and never deviate

- I'm not sure I'm all that into our basketball team until March... and even then I'm like ehhh

(these are my confessions...)

+2 HS
HilltopHustle's picture

The amount of "I HATE SEVEN NATION ARMY" in this thread is amazing and shared. Maybe we should start a petition.

+2 HS
CincyOSU's picture

1) I want to kneecap(figuratively) those who think it's a good thing for UM to lose every game "by 100 points". Do you people realize there would no longer be a rivalry if UM sucked all the time? Do you realize it hurts the B1G? I saw a poster who said he would root against UM even if it meant a win would push OSU into the playoff...REALLY!?!?!

2) I know this has been mentioned a few times but my God is it annoying when other OSU fans use names like Ped State, scUM, or EsecPN. It's uncreative and devalues your opinion.

3) I secretley like Hail to the Victors...except when we play UM. Then I hate it.

4) Fans who can't comprehend Tatgate was about so much more than just tatoos.

5) I broke more TV remotes than I care to admit during the 6-7 season.

6) I LOVE me some Kenny G, but he was NOT good enough to be our starting QB. Putting up unreal numbers against terrible teams does not make you an All-American.

7) I teared up during the Bo tribute during the 2006 game.

8) I long for the days when we had a QB that could complete a pass over the middle on a consistent basis.

-2 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

 saw a poster who said he would root against UM even if it meant a win would push OSU into the playoff...REALLY!?!?!

My confession is not going to include any "UM winning" stuff. Sorry. 

CincyOSU's picture

Well I'm glad you'd be ok with OSU being left out of the National Title picture because it's beneath you to root for UM to beat Indiana. I've heard some doozies on here but this might take the cake.

-2 HS
Mark's picture

After reading some of these, I'm disgusted by sympathy to TTUN by OSU "fans".  You are obviously too young to remember the Cooper years.

+6 HS
CincyOSU's picture

I'm painfully aware of the Cooper years, but that doesn't change the fact that a strong UM team is better for the rivalry AND the conference as a whole.

-2 HS
saltybuck61's picture

I forgot to mention that I hate MSU fans way more than UM fans. Obnoxious, winy, entitled, the list goes on. They were like this even when they were accustomed to losing seasons. They are by far my least favorite fans, besides maybe Alabama fans on the interwebs.

Also I like Brady Hoke. 

AndyVance's picture

The only other school I applied to was the University of Southern California, even though I hate Pete Carroll with the fiery passion of 10,000 burning suns. The mascot deal with the sword is pretty badass, as is FSU's Seminole burning spear thing.

I really wanted to go to Wisconsin for grad school, but got married instead. So Purdue/IU online Masters, here I come...

I'm going to be pissed off that we ran Gordon Gee out of town for a very, very, very long time.

Gene Smith is a good athletic director, and it annoys me when people insist on saying otherwise because the NCAA used us as a proverbial whipping boy. 

Despite his overwhelming success, I still think Thad Matta is overrated. Given his recruiting as of late, however, I'm hopeful that the next season or two will completely convince me. Winning the NCAA tournament would probably do it...

Mark Dantonio is my favorite non-OSU Big Ten coach, and I'm very, very envious of Pat Narduzzi's defense. (Okay, that really didn't require the confessional, did it?)

It took me 10 years to finish my Bachelor's Degree. I like to joke that I "went pro after my sophomore season."

+3 HS
BigZ's picture

1. Every time I hear 7 Nation Army part of me dies inside
2. I think our fans are lame and dont bring as much energy to the Shoe as they should. Unless it is a night game vs a top 10 opponent, I would rather just watch the game on TV, because it is just a dissapointment
3. I could care less about our "tradition" and I am very jealous of Oregon, well not their colors. I wouldnt mind seeing a new uniform combo for every game

+1 HS
Curt Heinrichs's picture

I like to click them, but I don't know what "Those WMD's" stands for. 

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Curt Heinrichs's picture

Well that part, I understand, Mr. Lutefisk. What does that have to do with assorted links? 

NuttyBuckeye's picture

I actually want to see UM go unbeaten every year, going into THE GAME.  This way, The Win is even sweeter.

And, the #1 vs #2 game in The Game was a dream come true for me.  In agruably the greatest rivalry in all of sports, what could be better than having both teams unbeaten and ranked as the two best in the country?

Also, if I wasn't an Ohio State fan, I would follow UCLA and Michigan State.

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

You can take the man out of Ohio, but you cannot take the Ohio out of the man. Go Bucks!!

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AngryWoody's picture

- I don't think the 2012 team was very good. They got lucky and should have lost at least 4 games.

- I didn't watch the B1G championship game last year. I thought we were really over-hyped and I thought we would lose by at least a few touchdowns. I drank beer and played video games instead.

- I'm glad we lost to Sparty because if we played a team like Auburn or FSU it would have been an absolute murder imo.

- I miss the old days of Jim Tressel when a blowout was 24-14. I think all of these 56-35 games make us look like shit.

- I went to my first game last year (Penn State). I thought it was fun but it was WAY WAY WAY overpriced and I wouldn't go again.

Our Honor Defend!

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Jpfbuck's picture

ok so here are my confessions

1) I actually stopped routing for OSU football for a few years during the Cooper era and actively rooted against them. It started early in his regime but the last straw was playing Stanley Jackson over Germaine, I was convinced he was an idiot and until he was gone I would not come back, so from 1997 until 2001 when Tressel was hired I refused to watch or root for the Bucks

2) I actually thought Tressel was going to be a bad hire, I didn't think he would make the transition from 1AA to 1A as well as he did, I preferred Glen Mason

3) have not been to a regular season game since "the game" in 1992 when Herby and Co tied UM.

4) have not been to a hoops game since Lawrence Funderburke was our "star player"

5) I have thought that OSU has been the best of a bad bunch within the B10 for years, to my mind the B10 has not been an elite year in year out conference since the 1970's, and other than OSU the rest of the conference is very weak

6) I don't hate the SEC and in fact I believe they have proven time and again that as a group they are superior to the B10.

7) I have no problem with oversigning and think we should drop it as an issue, the loophole is there, they take advantage of it and we don't, stop complaining and either beat them at their game or beat them at your's but don't complain about them taking advantage of the rules as they are currently written

8) I think a large percentage of OSU fans are outright morons

9) I still don't like MOC and wouldn't trust him with $5.

10) although I think Pryor is a bit of a schmuck I think he is by far the best player we have had in an OSU uniform since maybe Archie and that without him we would have been a very pedestrian team from 08-10 and you saw the results in 2011 of just how weak we were without a QB who could "make things happen" when the scheme that was terrible came up short

well that burden is now unloaded

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chicagobuckeye's picture

I get annoyed when I read "offer him because he actually wants to be a buckeye".  As if this impacts his playing ability. I'm sure these same people were upset with Hyde, shadier, roby, bosa...

When people say if you want to sit then stay at home and watch in your house or I always need to stand at the game. I get if you want to stand on big downs or great plays etc but 1st and 10 from their own 25? Or if you want to stand you can stand in your home

going along with the poll today. When people forget that there was a point where no one cared about the sec. They have won recently , but in 2006 there was the same question as to whether Florida should be in the title game 

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Hello_Heisman's picture

Disclaimer:  this is coming from a Michigan fan, so this will read like a bizarro confession compared to the other posts on this thread.

1.  I used to truly believe that Michigan football and athletics held its players and coaches to a higher ethical and moral standard than other rival programs such as MSU and OSU.  My belief was eroding for some time and then everything that happened with the UM football team over the last 18-24 months completely killed it (e.g. Lewan assault charge, Gibbons issue, Stonum drinking/driving issues, Touissant DUI, etc)

2.  Whenever I look at the fanbases of OSU and UM now, I feel like I'm experiencing a complete role reversal from what I saw most of my life.  OSU's fanbase is now the more arrogant of the 2 and focuses on much more than just the Rivalry and Conference Championship.  Michigan's fanbase is now the more "woe is me" fanbase obssessed more than anything with simply beating its main rival, other games be damned.  I'd much rather be part of the arrogant fanbase than the "woe is me" fanbase.  I already root for the Lions, so one of those teams is enough for me.

3.  I am seriously wondering whether the UM football program is cursed.  What started out as a small rut (last couple years of Carr) turned into a larger but explainable blip (the RichRod era) and has now turned into a fully fledged lost decade.  I have no idea how and when Michigan will get back to being a regularly strong football program and am quickly losing confidence in the current leadership.

4.  Even though I follow it regularly, I think everyone on all sides stresses out way too much about recruiting.  Every time a recruit pledges to OSU, MSU, UM, ND, etc the homer recruiting analysts and fan bases act like every one of these players are the greatest thing since sliced bread, and on-field dominance for the next decade is assured.  The reality is that most of these guys will be lucky to be average players at best, and that on-field coaching and teaching is far more important than winniing a given recruiting battle for an 18 year old.

5.  I have actively stayed away from this site for most of the last 4 months because there's not much I can say lately to defend the state of UM's football program.  And there's only so much negative stuff I can read about UM/positive stuff about OSU before I just become apathetic and don't want to deal with it.  In a related story, my work productivity has increased dramatically during this time.

6.  I think I've lost confidence in Hoke and crew but am willing to give them one more shot in 2014 before saying for certain.  That said, I think that my biggest fear around firing Hoke and his staff is the fact that I don't trust Dave Brandon to find a better candidate.  I've seen how much the program can get set back when a new coaching regime comes in, so I only want to start over again if there's clearly a better candidate out there who would be willing to coach the team.

7.  "This is Michigan" is the equivalent in stupidiity to the whole "O-H......" thing.  I hate both quotes/chants with a passion.

8.  I don't know who I want to beat more this year - MSU or OSU, but I'm certain that if UM doesn't win at least one of those games the fanbase will lose its mind.

9.  I think the 2013 UM offensive line was the worst offensive line I've ever seen at the NCAA or NFL level.  By the way, I've been watching football  like a crack addict for over 30 years.

10.  I still can't understand how when UM hired a spread offense guru as head coach (RichRod), the offense couldn't score points against the good teams in the conference but when OSU did the same thing a couple years later (Meyer), they had no problem putting points up on almost everyone in the conference right away (defense is another story, of course).

11.  This post is way too long.

60% of the time it works.....every time

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Buckeye Knight's picture

#10 - Might be b/c of what Warriner has done with the O-line so far.  He has really coached these kids up.  I obviously hope it continues with the new players on the line this year.  Also, I think Hyde worked his butt off to become the best back in the country last year.  He steadily grew every week the past coupe of years (again with so much help from that O-line).  I think being able to pound the ball at times is a great compliment to Braxton's game and Meyer's "open field playmaker" philosophy.

hit_the_couch's picture

10.  I still can't understand how when UM hired a spread offense guru as head coach (RichRod), the offense couldn't score points against the good teams in the conference but when OSU did the same thing a couple years later (Meyer), they had no problem putting points up on almost everyone in the conference right away (defense is another story, of course).

um never had the guys to make an immediate transition and run it. tOSU had been secretly running a spread option since '04 save for '07. They already had far more talent in place than um, mobile QBs etc. Meyer also tweaked his offense when he came to Ohio State. RR tried to install completely what he had at WVU. Essentially, Meyer's offense isn't a hell of a lot different than what Tressel was running at the end of his tenure.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

buckeyeradar's picture

OK after all that venting do you feel better?   Just think if we were in the football season you wouldn't have read the article.  I can't believe I read so many comments.

Buckeye in Texas

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DBell8's picture

1) I think that Tom Herman is very overrated

2) I never liked Jim Tressel as a coach

3) I like Mark Dantoni

4) I hate the $EC just as much as I hate TSUN

5) I like Michigan professional sports teams, except the Pistons

6) I hate Philly Brown more than any Buckeye in history

7) I like the Florida Gators

8) We would have gotten killed by FSU last year had we beat MSU

9) It bothers me a lot when people refer to TOSU as Ohio

10) I don't like Kirk Herbstreit

 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

2) I never liked Jim Tressel as a coach

3) I like Mark Dantoni

I hope you realize the irony of this.

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

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Bucksnut13's picture

Ok I have to admit, some of mine are terrible.

1.) Never liked Jim tressel as a football coach. HATED tresselball. Hated the way he conducted interviews. I think he held our teams and players back. 

2.) Urban Meyer can do no wrong in my eyes. He is the perfect man for he job. Everything about his style in coaching is flawless. 

3.) Braxton miller can also do no wrong in my book. I hate when fans criticize him. He has had a very average receiving corps in his time here. I also hate when fans question his toughness. The kid plays his ass off. Never slides or whys away from contact. I already know that he'll be my all time favorite buckeye. 

4.) Loved ted ginn but I didn't see the quickness that everyone always talks about from him. He was amazing in a staightline but I didn't see him make defenders miss left and right. 

5.) I am jealous of the 2008 Florida gators team. That team was incredibly loaded. I can't wait until we see those types of teams here. Which I think we will starting this year. 

6.) I love Tim tebow and Percy harvin

7.) I've loved every pro combat jersey we have worn. Couldn't stand the jerseys pre 2006 with the gray stripes. 

8.) I freaking hate pro style offenses. Give me spread offenses all day. 

9.) Don't like big slow rb's or wr's. I LOVE small quick rb's and wr's.

10.) I don't understand 90% of the humor on this site. It's most likely bc I don't understand the majority of the references used.

11.) I love "THE", "O-H", TTUN, scUM and the like

12.) I already miss Brent musberger and Kirk herbstreit.

13.) I haven't said the M word in 3 years

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog

Youngbuck85's picture

I didn't think joe bausermann was that bad of a quarterback

osubuckeye4life's picture

Oh boy here we go:

- Seven Nation Army has to go!

- I used to like Notre Dame and actually rooted for them during the Holtz and Willingham years.Not a Kelly fan but if the right person gets the job, that could change.

- After the loss to Texas in '05 I really started to question Tressel. I had this feeling that he would have lots of success but strike out in the huge games.

- I like Dantonio.

- Past foes I like - Bo, Alvarez, Carr and Paterno (before Sandusky). 

- I think Michigan beer is far better than Ohio.

- USC and ND fight songs are money!

- As far as rooting against Michigan, it depends on who they play and how it affects tOSU. 

- I rooted for Michigan to beat Tebow and Florida in that Gator bowl.

- I like Boise State. The field was what really caught my eye at first. I remember seeing it during on the Humanitarian bowl game in 99 vs Louisville. Also, thought it was rather odd that a bowl game was not being played at neutral site. 

- I pretty much gave up on the basketball team last year. I'm excited about the future though. 

- After 98' I started to really care less about tOSU in football and actually started hoping they would be so terrible that Cooper would get fired so I could care again. 

Crimson's picture
  • Michigan is my favorite team, outside of schools where I have a degree.
  • I judge people with persistent bad grammar and spelling.  Also those who cannot perform basic math.
  • My work is suffering from Buckeye addiction.
  • The Lions are my favorite NFL team, and I don't talk about it much, because they're the Lions.