390 yards of glory
OSU may have returned part of the ticket allotment, but UMD have been selling tickets to anyone who called for months (had to also buy a ticket to a bad game, but still) and the StubHub availability is generous. I still bet it'll be 50% Buckeye fans. UMD doesn't really have a football following here outside of current students. Basketball sure, but not football.
Having lived in the DC area for about a decade, I can tell you that Terps football doesn't really register here outside of the current students. And even then, it can be spotty. Heck there are 2000+ tickets still on StubHub for very reasonable prices. They were also selling tickets to anyone who called and asked when the season started. Non-alumni also had to buy a ticket to a bad game, but all of my OSU friends took the hit. This will be a sellout, but given the availability and the huge number of OSU alumni and non-alumni Ohio transplants (like me) in the area, it'll be at least 50% Buckeyes.
Thomas - 82 yards
They'd have to win once to be a rival (looks at Michigan fan coworker and smiles)
EZE - 101
Ohio Good Guys: 35
Other Good Guys: 16
Ramzy, you should really put together a book of all of these Situationals so we can have all of the sports wisdom and cocktail instructions in one place. I'd buy that.
A couple of the leaves are covering the seams of the hood above the right front tire, so I'm thinking actual stickers. Seems like it'd be hard to open the hood, but between proper helmet stickering and oil changes, I think the priorities are right.
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.
Hey, William and Mary is mighty... every four years at the FCS level. I went there, so I have to say something after a rare mention in a sports article. With VT's great history against FCS teams (cough, 2010 JMU, cough), I'm looking forward to them leaving Columbus 0-2.
Confident enough to talk s**t to my MSU friends, not confident enough to put significant money behind it.
Something tells me it isn't a coincidence that this change is being pushed by Arkansas after a disaster season and Alabama after they lose to Auburn/don't go to the SEC championship/badly lose a bowl for the first time in a long while. With such a strong backlash from (one assumes) the large majority of coaches, I doubt this change goes through.
Villanova plays at the FCS level. They beat my undergrad in the semifinals on their way to the championship that year. Still sad about it, but I'll get over it if he does well for the Buckeyes.
Maybe this team just isn't that good, even though on paper the players are all very talented. They routinely miss lay-ups and barely hit 2/3 of their free throws. The vaunted defense disappears for large stretches in games. And, I hate to say it, Craft is becoming a liability, especially on offense. He had four turnovers to two steals tonight and was 2/5 shooting. And refs aren't calling fouls on his patented flailing, out-of-control, free-throw bait lay-up attempts anymore, but he keeps on trying. I hope Matta figures out how to fix things soon, or it's going to be a forgotten season very soon.
Ohio State 42
I bought a dancing Brutus doll (hit the button and it shakes its ass while Sloopy or Across the Field plays) from Buckeye Corner years ago. I only put the batteries in during games and if I don't hit the button after every touchdown (field goals aren't good enough) the Buckeyes won't score another one. This probably isn't that weird by Columbus standards, but I live in DC, so it gets laughs.
Definitely not doing shots after touchdowns this year. Alcohol poisoning because of the Buffalo game would just be sad.
28 - 17 Buckeyes