Yeah, after seeing the rest of the collection, I wish even more that the OSU athletic logo consisted of the simple Block O without the wordmark. (Confession: I hate that damn wordmark.) The buckeye leaves are cool, though.
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.
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.)
After spending a year in Lincoln, Nebraska, I am absolutely not surprised that all it took for Husker fans to forgive Bo for his faux pas (paws?) was a Twitter account and a cat.
Seriously, most absurdly nice people ever.
Well, their September Heisman trophy case is pretty impressive.
He mentioned how Michigan went 7-6 because of the coaching and the coaches lack of trust in the players. Michigan coaches would have you believe it is the players fault. He mention that OSU recruits the SAME TYPE OF TALENT that Michigan recruits and he won 24 straight games while Michigan goes 7-6.
Ah, yes. Coming from ESPN or other media outlets, this is a fair assessment of the state of the Michigan football program. Coming from Urban, it's the slanderous defamation of a storied athletic tradition.
Urban's shit-talking is funny 'cause it's true.
If nothing else, the ownership is trying. I guess they sold like 300 new season ticket packages immediately following the second pick.
The reactions of my friends in College Station ranged from "Oh, shit, we have to be Browns fans?!" to "I already ordered my Manziel jersey." Cleveland just managed to plant an orange flag in that very, very maroon town. Regardless of whether Manziel pans out at the next level, the next few seasons are going to be fun.
Buffalo's pick at 9 and their first- and fourth-round picks in 2015.
And now we'll spend the whole season rooting for Buffalo to fail.
Since Penn State, I think we've seen the NCAA take a hands-off approach to sexual assault cases (see: Notre Dame, FSU, TSUN).
Honestly, what I find most disturbing about these cases is that the onus now seems to be on the victims to follow through on complaints. The moment rape survivors are labeled "noncompliant" their cases seem to be tossed by the wayside, even when there's a preponderance of physical evidence.
Last year's basketball Buckeyes looked a lot like this in January, too: world beaters in OOC play, mortal in early B1G games. I think Matta likes to tinker with his rotations, and it's not until late in the conference schedule that his teams start to gel as a result.
Which is lot like where they were when they were the A&M of the Big 12.
It’s not going to happen.
Herbie is basically the Regina George of ESPN, so this makes sense.
I don't really see this as a good thing for OSU. It inevitably hurts the team's ability to recruit in Texas, while not much improving the team's ability to recruit in the South.
Saban landing at UT would be a great thing for Ohio State - and the rest of the AQ conferences - because it hurts AT LEAST top three SEC teams in pretty substantial ways. It hurts 'Bama for obvious reasons. It hurts Texas A&M and Sumlin's ability to gobble up all the quality players from Texas. It hurts LSU's regional recruiting.
I'll take a dented and damaged SEC in exchange for Saban's rebuilding project at Texas.
My suggestion after the game was to fire the entire defensive staff and offer Dino head-coach money to come back and retool our defense.
Hey, it could happen.
Seriously. All we needed to do was run Dave!
(Is there any way to denote partial sarcasm?)
Herman's play-calling was mind-boggling, but those pass interferences? Defensive players out of position? Consistently giving up 80 yards on TD drives with Conner Cook under center? That's inexcusable.
Looking on the bright side, at least we don't have to fake-root for Bert and the Badgers in the Rose Bowl this year.
They forgot "Chug while Aaron Craft solves a Rubik's cube."
I really don't see Baylor winning out, regardless of whether they jump us this week.
My favorite Izzo moment: I worked for the OSU yearbook my sophomore year, and as an editor I got to photograph a couple of varsity sporting events, including the Iowa football game and the MSU men's basketball game. I camped out in the corner next to the visitors' bench, and a couple minutes into the game, Izzo started laying into the ref, bitching about missed fouls and the like. The ref calmly checked his watch, looked up at the scoreboard, and said, "You made it a whole five minutes, coach," and walked away.
At first I read this is "Bo Pelini would be avoidable," and I thought, "Yuuup."
I love how this offense has evolved over the year. We were complaining early in the season that Herman wasn't performing to his "offensive wizard" billing, but slowly but surely the playbook has opened up. First it was throwing the deep ball, then incorporating Dontre, then tossing screens, then letting The Handsome One loose, and now unleashing the tight ends.
I pity the teams we play from here on out. Including MSU.
This is a really fantastic "problem" to have: Which of these two potential B1G Offensive Players of the Year is going to be better?
These dudes both have tremendous upside. That said, I think Urban's take on Dontre being a really fast freakshow holds true: He's got immense talent, but he's got to learn the fundamentals (like blocking. Jesus, that hit on Zeke was the only decent one Purdue laid on OSU all game). Zeke comes in and is steady, polished, and versatile: He runs! He catches! He tackles punt returners! He fakes handoffs so well the cameramen don't know what to do! He has the misfortune of being behind Carlos this season, but he's handled his PT like a man and really made waves when he's come in.
I love this game. Urban: "You prepped for Carlos Hyde running it up your gut? Okay, we'll go wide to our tight ends. You cover our receivers? Alright, our quarterback will dance for 10 yards. You wanna blitz? Fine. Brax'll toss it to Dontre Wilson who will stutter-step to the red zone. Suckers."
My dad calls them the "Nitty kitties." Which is adorably offensive.