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Comment 26 Nov 2015

When Michigan and OSU are both good, OSU (and Michigan) tend to get squashed in their bowl games. From 1969-1980, in what is considered the golden age of The Game, OSU and UM were the only teams to earn rose bowl bids, but only combined for two wins in the Rose Bowl game. The game more or less became the season for those teams, leaving little energy and focus to complete the rest of the season, and it cost OSU a few National titles. This repeated itself in the 1980s, the 1990s and most especially in 2006.

The hype around THE GAME when both teams are good tends to be suffocating to the point where nothing that comes after it seems to matter. If there is too much emphasis on the UM game it very likely will hurt OSU in the following game

Comment 25 Nov 2015

I hate it when people say that they want michigan to be good to make the rivalry interesting again. They talk about another "Ten Year War." That's a rubbish opinion. Both OSU and Michigan got smacked in most of the bowl games throughout the 70s, and that repeated itself in 2006. When both teams are good there is too much focus on The Game and the teams usually fizzle out in the following games.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Seriously, Ramzy? I'm a huge fan of his and will continue to be, regardless of how different his views on the second amendment or anything else are from mine. But he done fucked up with that tweet. He's a good guy, though, and that lapse of judgement on twitter doesn't change who he is as a person.

Comment 29 Oct 2015

he already has Urban's B1G COY award. How much more charity does he need?

 I'd definitely be in favor of giving hin a standing ovation before the game or some mention of epilepsy treatment programs/charity. 

Comment 24 Oct 2015

Al Golden is the only person I can think of that actually looks worse in dress clothes. I don't understand why he refuses to visit a tailor. He's clearly chosen his attire in an effort to look smart and commanding, but watching him scramble around in loose-fitting clothes while begging for help from his players and the officials just makes him look like a desperate salesman whose about to get screamed at by Alec Baldwin for his poor real estate sales numbers.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

Neither of those two schools has been "historically good?" Im not sure how you came to that conclusion. Va tech has been decent since the Vick era, but thats largely more perception than reality. They had a tendency of starting high in the polls only to fall flat by october, with very few bcs bowl victories

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Went to One OSU/Purdue.  West Lafayette is  like a barren wasteland that's more suitable for a Cormac McCarthy novel than a festive collegiate atmosphere. People aren't particularly friendly, weak nightlife and windy as hell. 

Comment 15 Sep 2015

DJ is absolutely correct about Cowherd. A lot of Buckeye fans have been sticking up for Cowherd lately since he's been slobbering over the program. Frankly, those of you doing so need a reality check. Cowherd is nothing but a front runner who will repeatedly bash something until they prove him wrong. Then he will come back and start talking like everything that unfolded, even if he was ultimately proven incorrect, was a prophecy of his.

After the Tech game last year Cowherd said that there was no more talent in Ohio high school football and that Urban may be at the end of the line. Flash forward to the end of January, and Cowherd is at the mic acting like he's been on Urban and OSU's side all the while. It's just front-running garbage.

The guy is a complete hack and should be avoided at all cost. He has no foresight whatsoever and says things to get a rise out of people. Yes, he has moments where he is funny and yes, sometimes he can be refreshingly honest, but far too often he's just playing a role and stoops to the lowest common denominator. I'm totally convinced that listening to him will not only make you a dumber sports fan but also a worse and less intelligent human being.

Comment 11 Sep 2015

I've been going to Buckeye Donuts as a regular since 2006 and I can't ever recall seeing this Al Griner person. Jimmy, the guy who runs the place, is about as personable as they come, as are the other people that work there. Great people and great food.

Comment 07 Sep 2015

Pregame at The Library Bar, Out-R-Inn and either watching the game at Mama's PnB or Stube. Probably gonna need to call the uber to take me to work on tuesday

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Enter Sandman may have the most intense build-up of any song in the history of hard rock. Classic

Comment 19 Aug 2015

They are affecting Beaver and Bryant Denny Stadium. Saban himself called out their student body for leaving early during afternoon games. PSU doesn't even sell out many of their early start games

Comment 19 Aug 2015

noon games in happy valley are a snooze as well. they don't even sell out most of those games. We only think Happy Valley is out-of-control crazy all the time because, for most of us, the only time we go to Beaver Stadium is when OSU rolls into town, which is always the biggest game of their season, so the crowd is nuts.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

I think several factors have dictated the atmosphere of the stadium in the last few years, specifically after 2010. It was dead in 2011 (save the Wisconsin game) for obvious reasons. The bowl ban in 2012 certainly put a damper on the gameday atmosphere that year as well. It didn't help that the schedule that year (and for the past several years) has been considerably weak due to the B1G's shortcomings and the weak non-conference schedule. In 2013 there few marquee games (Wisconsin and PSU), but a National Title still didn't really seem like it was within grasp until after the Michigan game, and I have to believe that hurt the atmosphere as well. Starting 2014 with a lackluster win against Navy and a bad loss to Va Tech soured expectations and the stadium's energy for pretty much the entire season.

I also think that this fanbase has felt extremely insecure about the program since Glendale 2007 and New Orleans 2008. We're starting to forget it now after the miracle this past season, but those two losses were hanging over the program for almost a decade. I really think they made many OSU fans question whether the school's accolades, prestige and accomplishments were truly merited, and I have to believe that helped lead to more subdued, unsure and cynical crowds at Ohio Stadium.

But the program looks poised to dominate and the fans have rediscovered their bravado. And with a strong MSU, a Harbaugh-led Michigan and Bob Stoops' Sooners coming to the Shoe in the next few years I think we will see much better crowds.