Well done Denny. And well done to the 11W staff for putting this on the front page where it belongs.
Great response by Franklin, but lighten up on all the sanctimonious stuff about the kid who got a B. We give passes for all the stupid things Ohio State players tweet all the time. The back and forth between Powell and Lee last week about the Heisman finalists, while awesome, wasn't exactly the high road. It looked more like a personal attack against those three players, none of whom talked trash before or during the game (though Gordon did get a little pissy after) and who all seem to be decent, if not great kids.
While I appreciate the sentiment, this is not really true. Ohio State does not have the best coaching staff in college football. That title belongs to TTUN. Just ask them. I read it on MGoblog (seriously). But I guess I'm ok with having the second best coaching staff AND the national championship trophy.
What the f--- did I just read through?
It is apparent after reading all these comments that this entire season was just one huge collection of clutch play after another. So many things had to go just right for us to get here and every time someone needed to step up at a critical moment, it happened. I've been saying this to some other friends, but really stop and appreciate what we just saw. We are not likely to ever experience a season quite like this. There will be other championships, but none will play out with so much drama and excitement.
Yep, that's my pick. As an aside, I was at the game and to that point, I had been sitting down watching on the big screen because I was convinced that standing and watching was bad luck (don't ask, I have some issues). Right before that particular snap, I stood up to watch the play. It occurred in the endzone where I was sitting basically on the goal line. I felt like Glenn Close in The Natural standing up just as Roy Hobbs needed someone to believe in him. At that moment, Jones needed me to believe in him. The next thing you know, 26 yds to Smith. It should go without saying that I stood in that exact position for every offensive snap and punt the rest of the game. Every single snap, exact same position. For defensive snaps and punt returns, I sat in the exact same position. Every time. Did any of that have an impact on the game? Don't know, but until you can prove to me that it didn't, I will go on believing.
They need to be exposed for the fraud they are.
Pretty sure Northwestern already took care of that.
This is almost Key & Peele quality. Great find.
Hopefully not from work.
Why is he unbuckling his pants? Man, everything that guy does is creepy.
There is currently a forum post on MGo which asks whether TTUN now has the best coaching staff in all of college football. It's asked as a serious question. I applaud the MGo commentariat, most of which blasted the OP. However, in case you were starting to feel sorry for that fanbase for any reason, read the post about Cardale announcing that he's coming back. Man, there are some angry, petty a-holes on that site. There were some hateful comments and maybe only one in twenty comments actually called out their own horrible behavior. That type of crap would never be tolerated here. Just another example of Ohio > *ichigan.
Hell, I'm wetting my pants over this team, but for very different reasons.
"Runner Up B1G East Division"
Aiming a little high, aren't we?
Wierd, we sat at almost the exact same part of the stadium but I was down another tier. However, from where I sat, the last O wasnt nearly as drowned out as it sounded to you. Perhaps because we were also chanting the O as well?
From where I sat, it seemed that the first O was the least loud, but I was all the way across the stadium from there. The first O always started on the Oregon side of the field. H was in the Ohio State end zone. I was on the Ohio State side of the field and the last O was in the Oregon end zone. I was sitting right in between the I and O chants so we actually yelled both (I know...that's cheating). So the last O never seemed less loud to me. I guess it all depends where you were sitting.
Oh great, so you're saying that I started getting completely obsessive even before kickoff then. And I suppose that expression of anguish is just how I normally look before games. Wonderful. I have some serious issues.
Yep, Fire Fickell. Oh wait, this isn't one of those threads.
Never again, people. Never again. Fickell is the man.
What's so beautiful about a glass of beer?
It was the two third down drops that did Oregon in I think. The game could have ended very differently had their second and third series of the game not ended on drops of well placed balls. Oregon never seemed in rhythm after that. I like to think that our defense had a lot to do with it, but Oregon really shot themselves in the foot early on.
I didn't have an issue with any Ducks fans last night. The ones I encountered just seemed happy to be there and were gracious in defeat. I had a completely different experience at the Rose Bowl a few years back. I had two encounters which almost escalated to violence, but I guess there are good and bad everywhere. Speaking of bad, I sat next to possibly the two worst Buckeye fans of all time last night. It was a father and daughter pair (he was 50-60 and she was in her 30s). They drank and swore and taunted and complained about everything. When people call Ohio State fans the worst, that's who they are referring to. It was so bad that I felt compelled to apologize to the Ducks fans in front of us who really did nothing remotely bjectionable the entire game.
As for the crowd, I would have guessed 70-30 in our favor early but on the few occasions when the Ducks had reason to cheer, they were damn loud. That place was deafening when Oregon got it to 21-20.