Great post !! Thankfully, I live in metro Atlanta, which is also home to many Buckeye and B1G alums. Hardly a day goes by that I do not see a car sporting a sticker etc from a B1G university. The major problem here is sports talk radio, which is horribly biased toward the SEC. Even though the ACC is represented here by Ga. Tech, that school and its conference are treated as afterthoughts by the local sports media. After Tech's Orange Bowl win over Miss State, Paul Johnson, GT's football coach, stated that thankfully he does not have to hear about the SEC for another year.
I am not surprised by the Auburn players' outrageous behavior. It is the SEC, what do you expect? By the time next season rolls around, many players from that conference will be arrested or charged with committing some egregious act. Fortunately, the Buckeye coaching staff recruits young men that possess character and integrity. I am so proud of our student/athletes !!
We may be in for another CeCe Jefferson situation.
Let's hope that Weber's dad does not take the same position as CeCe Jefferson's father.
STATS is a good sports bar in downtown Atlanta. It is located conveniently a block or two from the new College Football Hall of Fame. The address is 300 Marietta Street. Although it is not an "official OSU sports bar", it is a short taxi ride from your hotel and I am certain you will be able to find some Buckeye fans there. Go to their website statsatl.com for more info. OH
Evan and Devin
If this score holds up, and Ga Tech beats Miss State, the highly touted SEC West will be 0-3 this bowl season heading into our game with Bama tomorrow night. This was "supposed" to be the best division in college football with 3 teams ranked in the top 5 this season. What a farce !!!
Great article !! There is no need to apologize for telling the truth. UA is what it is, an institution with a dishonorable past and a cheap future. It is particularly telling that so much emphasis and money is devoted to football, and so little is provided for academics. My alma mater has only 3600 undergraduate and graduate students, yet it has an endowment larger than that of UA. I do not understand how their recruits can ignore the place's awful past. I truly hope the BUCKS crush Bama and its carpetbagger coach. GO BUCKS !!!
Rutgers won a game they were picked to lose. Congrats to them !! Although many have spoken disparagingly of Rutgers addition to the conference. The SK posted a winning record for the season and won their bowl game over a power 5 opponent. Too bad some of our old conference brethren did not do the same. Illinois was defeated handily by a Conference USA team. Ugh !! At this point, I will take Rutgers over the Illini any day !!!
This "gentleman" exemplifies everything I find utterly distasteful about Alabama, and The South in general. I am especially offended by his reference to Vonn Bell as "uppity". During the days of de jure segregation in "The South", the term "uppity" was used derogatorily toward blacks that bucked "southern conventions and traditions". Surprisingly, he had the good sense to omit the "n word", which was usually used in conjunction with "uppity". I sincerely hope our Buckeyes can do to Alabama on 1/1/15, what USC and Sam Cunningham did to Bear and his klan on 9/12/70. Go BUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for posting the link to the YouTube video on Real Life Wednesday. It is awesome !!! That endeavor is definitely a winner for all involved.
This is an absolute disgrace !! I am not pleased with having Tebow speak to our team. The TOSU has great tradition and many, many accomplished former players that could offer advice and inspiration to the current Buckeyes.We do not need a washed up former college star with no connection to Buckeye Nation talking to the team when there are Real Buckeye stars such as Eddie George, Robert Smith, Chris Spielman, Chris Carter and many others that could provide greater insight and motivation. I have long grown weary of hearing about Urban's "daring deeds" during his tenure at UF. The dude needs to make some history here at TOSU by defeating a strong occ opponent or two, then, perhaps he can stop relying upon past glories at UF to buttress his credibility.
Awesome !! Yes, you can wear it in the South. Trust me, due to abysmal ignorance of most of the populace, they will fail to comprehend the significance. I know, I live in ATL.
All of our assistant coaches deserve a hefty raise. Name one position that has not shown marked improvement this years. Poor Zach Smith is being paid peanuts, yet our wide receivers have been fantastic this year. Stan Drayton has done a great job with the rbs (two 1,000 yard backs two years in a row.) Our dline is awesome, thanks to Larry Johnson. Our TEs under Hinton are also awesome. I would hate to lose any of our assistant coaches !! Again, give them all a raise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not surprisingly, the bashing of our Buckeyes has started in earnest. What is surprising is that it is occurring on the B1G Network show, B1G Football and Beyond. Why is the B1G Network hiring former SEC players to be analysts. All three commentators said we have no chance against Alabama's defensive line.. Why can't our own conference's network show some love for the Bucks?
So very disappointing - JTB definitely deserved an invitation !! What an awesome season he had. Major bummer !!!
Anything to get back to the greatest bowl of them all, The Rose Bowl. I have been to all of the big ones, Rose, Sugar, Fiesta and Orange and the Rose Bowl is incomparable. Besides I rather be in toney Pasadena, than tawdry New Orleans.
AWESOME TRIO !!!!!
I am not really surprised by the selection of JK as B1G COTY. Obviously, the main criterion is doing more with less. UFM has it all, the best facilities, best players, best fanbase and all the financial resources he needs to be successful. He is getting paid millions to do what he is doing. Few other B1G football programs have all the advantages OSU offers. Everyone expects OSU football to be excellent, therefore, few are impressed when regardless of the circumstances the coaching staff meets those expectations.
Go to the sports section of the WBNS website to view the entire interview. It is amazing !! Sorry I am not sufficiently tech savvy to post it here. ;-(
Reading Troy's poignant comments brought tears to my eyes. Both he and Tress have been, and will always be, among my favorite Buckeyes. I seriously doubt that any of our current players would ever make such an endearing statement about UFM. I look forward to being in "The Shoe" Saturday, to once again see Troy and Tress and reminisce about the last truly Golden Age of Buckeye football.
I am so very happy for Jalin !!! What a great spark for the Buckeyes when they desperately needed it !!!!
I live in ATL and am headed to Cbus and "The Game" next week. I am so glad to be able to escape from SEC territory and spend some time in Buckeyeland. Happy Thanksgiving and GO BUCKS !!!
There is no coach or team in mens college bball I despise more than slick Cal and his entitled brood. I am totally repulsed by the idea of having to read 4 or 5 months of press on the 'awesomeness" of big blue. OMG UGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can we please focus on our own truly awesome coach, T Matta, and his team of decent, hardworking young men ????