Jenkins has put together a great career in the pros after a stellar campaign at OSU.
Enter the predictable "this is Ohio State" comments that seem to be permeating this great site like a virus. Its a struggle-a struggle relative to only a few select programs in the country.
This is where "WE" goes wrong. I've railed on the use of it for the two odd years I have been an 11W member, mostly because it annoys me but partly because insertion into a situation that does not directly involve you leads to craziness. I'm certain that otherwise right thinking people have been driven mad by Ohio State's recent troubles (Troubles 99% of CFB fans would kill for) on the field. Thinking this team owes you something or becoming so mad over the outcome of a football game lends all the credence I need to my theory that saying "WE" when discussing something you aren't a part of makes you sound stupid and go crazy. Its a game, one this team is really good at and will show itself to be really good at.
Good to see Penn State clinging to their Joe. I'm cool with the sanctions being lifted, I find it amazing that the immediate aftermath revolves around Joe-but no, there is no cult of Paterno anywhere on that campus. Just move on Penn State. Your precious football team is being restored so you can pour your heart and soul into it since living in Central PA has to suck harder than most things. Is there seriously a need to for pro-Joe bullshit? After all these years? Just go Frozen on this stuff and let it go.
As bad as things were, I have to say the worst experience of the game as waiting for my cab back to the hotel (oddly enough on the lawn of one of my old apartments in college).
If anyone on this site currently resides at 38 E. 12th I would like to inform you that you and all of your roomates are without a doubt the biggest group of douchebags I have ever seen in my entire life. At around 12:15, I watched about 6 bros pick a fight with anything that walked by (except of course for the large group of black gentlemen who were much larger than the aforementioned 6 bros) and proceed to tell themselves how they were going to ejaculate on everything-then all proceeded to go back inside, so there's that. I wasn't ashamed of the game, even the post game fan reaction was pretty solid as most VT fans I walked by were pretty well treated. I was beyond ashamed of the douchebags I saw.
Again, if you live at 38 E. 12th in Columbus OH, you are among the biggest douchebags I have ever seen in my entire life. Congrats. That list is long and distinguished.
I was just ready to say "The only thing missing here is an Alabama shirt or hat" because I glazed over the picture. Thank you for not disappointing me Twitter, Alabama, and DJ.
In an era of ever changing shapes and sizes of defensive linemen, its hard to pin one guy to a position save for your traditional 330 pound nose tackle-a position that will always have a need in the NFL. In my strictly amateur, and slightly biased\inebriated opinion, I can break down OSU's four best defensive linemen as best as I can.
Noah Spence-Probably ends up as a tweener. Too small to be an every down end (right now) not quite a linebacker. He really does have the look of a future 3-4 edge rusher with the way he uses his hands and gets to the edge of the line. If he can show a consistent inside move, he can be a real pass rushing nightmare.
Michael Bennet-fits snugly in the NFL as an explosive 3 technique. Right weight at about 300 lbs and can get up field quick. Change of direction is pretty good but his pad level sets him apart, he always seems to be the low man. That goes a long way.
Adolphus Washtington-versatile, versatile, versatile. Slow (ish) for an end, freakishly quick for a tackle. If he can play at 280 with consistent explosiveness, he is a great fit in a team that moves its players all around.
Joey Bosa-the easy comparison is going to be JJ Watt because most fans like comparing white guys to white guys but Bosa is the real deal. I don't know how anyone can watch this kid as an 19 year old man handle college juniors and seniors and not see elite level talent. This guy is in my humble opinion the surest first rounder on this entire roster when his time comes. Big, Strong, Quick, and long. Long arms, long strides-very difficult to block because of his long arms and big hands (comes off as a romance novel). Seriously though, this "NFL Executive" has to be Jerry Jones if he ignores an obvious talent like Bosa.
Just my .02
Hard to argue. Might make the top 5 of an all time NFL list too. Such a monster offensive lineman.
I am seriously so mad that there is this cabal of refs, commissioners, media tycoons, pollsters, writers and fans that have it out against Ohio State. They pick on OSU more than any other team. Clearly that is the only explanation; a wide spread, high reaching conspiracy aimed at making Ohio State look bad.
Ya I wont be looking for a lot. This is a big help. Still open at 5 am for a night game?
Classic tweener. Great collegiate career but he lacks a true position in the NFL. I caught all sorts of hell for telling it like it is about Johnny. Hope he lands somewhere but he just doesnt strike me as an NFLer
I know its not the point of this piece-which per the usual is a great one-but I love this line more than most things Ramzy has ever said..
"He now shows up unwillingly after every loss, however rare those may be.".
Can't help buy think of the biggest play a guy wearing number 8 made was against his own teammate. I may never forgive Roy Hall for tackling Ted Ginn.
Dontre. A lot of hype-some of it came to fruition last year. Anyone who watches the guy can tell you he has everything you need to be a game changing type player. He has all the talent in the world and is capable of changing defenses by simply being on the field. Just needs to put it together.
Same! First time in the shoe since the 2005 NIU game.
I don't know about 'fine' because you are losing one the premier players in the nation for the duration of the season but I will say, I'm not as worried given the faith I have In Meyer's system. If this offense lacked explosiveness, I would say Miller's loss really hurts. If he was the only home run hitter on the offense, then there would be need for real consternation. This offense is going to march out speed at every skill position, and are about 2 deep at said spots. JT Barrett's job might simply be that of a distributor. Find the open fast guy, get him the ball, let him do his thing and maybe make a nice run or two per quarter.
JT is the QB of the future, his future just came a little earlier.
Oh man, where to begin. Deschutes Brewery from Bend Oregon has failed to make a beer I have not enjoyed greatly. One of their signature beers-The Abyss is on my bucket list, now I just need to find it!
Yeti Imperial Stout by Great Divide is a phenomenal beer, and probably only recently toppled Bells Two Hearted as my absolute favorite brew.
There is a brewery in Illinois called Two Brothers and they are making some seriously good beers as well. North Wind, Domaine Dupage, and Caine and Ebel are all solid contributions with North Wind being among the best dark beers out there in my humble opinion.
I may need to stop on this thread, I can talk about this stuff for years. Great thread, OP!
This really is a win all around. Good for the young man who chose one passion over another-which isn't an easy thing to do. Good for me so now the obvious Dane Sanzenbacher comparisons won't ever come to fruition.
Thank you times 10000 Frank. Or should I say Dr. In Training Frank?
Oh this again?
There's this theory floating around here that Chicago is the best team in the East and simply put I just don't see it. Even before this trade, Cleveland inserted itself into the conversation of best team in the conference. This helps them, clearly. As much as Wiggins might be something Love IS something. If Rose can come back %100 there is no reason to think Cleveland and Chicago won't be meeting in the ECF but I refuse to think the Bulls can stop LeBron enough to win 4 out of 7 times, no matter how much of a maestro Thibs is.
Should be a good season for the Cavs.
PSU fans aren't the silent type! They always speak up when they should!
Maurice Clarrett's first big TD run against TTU. That was something. All summer we heard about this kid. When he broke off that first big one, it was kind of like "Oh...ok he's not bad at football"
Will Allen's game saver in the 2002 tilt is probably the most engrained memory I've ever had the privilege of seeing live. That one play was the difference between the Fiesta Bowl and third in the Big Ten that season-that game truly was for all the marbles.
Ted Ginn's return against Michigan in 2004 was sort of bittersweet. It was the play that sealed what would ultimately be the last game I saw live while a student at OSU. As excited as I was, the feeling that my time was drawing to a close at OSU started to sink in right about the time he turned the corner on that one. It was as pretty surreal feeling. I had several months before graduation but it was clear football was ending.
Growing up in that era every kid I knew knew that introduction word for word. I don't recall any of the words ever changing, its as familiar today as it was back then. One of the coolest things to experience live, and I was lucky enough to see Mike play 4 times, was the seconds after Ron Harper's name was announced. The buzz that permeated that stadium each and every time they announced Jordan's name was incredible. It left a lot of fans sort of wanting for more because during those runs, the introduction was often times the most exciting part of the evening as the games were glorified practices. I don't know if the NBA will ever see another team like that. Not just the 72-10 Bulls (who quietly went 69-13 the following year, losing their last game of the year to the Knicks to prevent back to back 70 win seasons). That was a perfect storm of ego, talent, coaching, and leadership. Can't be duplicated.
I'm a firm believer that UM\OSU is the greatest rivalry in all of sports, despite Michigan's less than stellar performance as of late. Sure I'm biased. I guess I like the idea of it being at the end of the year because it creates the opportunity for the biggest game of the year to be the last. Its a romanticized notion in sports-let it all come down to one game. As many times as bigger and better things has awaited the winner of that game, it doesn't always happen. With that said, Miami\FSU had some pretty vicious, intense rivalry games that took place mid season, The Red River Shootout doesn't seem to lose any heat despite the fact that its participants play another 8 games or so after its conclusion. I'll admit, I'm torn because I'm biased. Michigan\OSU in the cold, end of fall, for the whole bag of marbles feels familiar but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be changed if there are good reasons behind it.
I do have to say, my personal favorite though is this beut. "It’s no more a safety issue than playing at noon at the start of September, but they’ll use it as an excuse anyway". Sort of hits along the same lines that football can be made safer with better equipment or different rules-it can't. Every snap of every game is as dangerous as every snap before or after it. Thank you for saying this.
Disagree, I think it was this...