Or what is going on with Rodriguez?
how do we know this took the staff off guard? not doubting you, I just hadn't seen any reports to that effect.
Totally agree. And the weak performance against NW came after Urban promised an "angry" team in the wake of the PSU loss. As I recall, the O's performance against NW was hardly "angry," maybe "mildly peeved" at best...
Greg Frey in 1988, OSU over LSU, 36-33.
well put Crusher. couldn't agree more.
I'm a terrible embedder (if that's a word) but here's a link to what I think is some pretty solid video evidence that JT made the first down:
not sure if i can embed this, but it sure looks like he did in this video at 32 seconds. and then the refs sure were pointing at peepers as he was walking...
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Is it a black out tonight? Hearing yes and no from different sources!!
i live in DC and have tickets but who I go with depends on kickoff time - if noon, taking my young son; if 3:30, taking a buddy. would be nice to plan ahead!
totally agree about the "angry team" - like you, based on Urban's comments, I expected OSU to come out on fire and stay on fire. instead they were sleepwalking and NW was the fired up (aka "angry" team). we were lucky to escape with a win.
and he seems to be a great recruiter too, no?
i saw that too and started freaking out!
we need to know more about the context and circumstances surrounding each person's out of court statement. technically speaking, McQueary's statement could be admissible as evidence if each of the original speaker's statements (Schiano and Bradley) were found to fall into one of the exceptions to the general rule against admitting hearsay as evidence.
this is why there is a general rule that hearsay (or in this case, double hearsay) is not admitted as evidence of the truth of the matter asserted: the original speaker(s) are not present and able to be cross-examined about their original statements.
damn, i was innocently strolling through these comments then came across this video - just had to watch the whole damn thing! so glorious. thanks for posting, but i blame you for ruining my productivity at work this afternoon!!
hence the name, Sharty
yeah, but isn't that like being the tallest smurf in the village?!
BEB, i logged in just to upvote your comment!
(but great article too Ramzy!)
wow, thank you for flagging that - should be posted to Facebook, tweeted on Twitter and generally shouted from the rooftops!!
I know haters are gonna hate, but this "Urban couldn't handle the SEC" meme really bugs the hell out of me. Plus, it's completely unfounded given that Urban kicked the SEC's butt in numerous years and won two friggin national titles at Florida. Had Urban "quit" the SEC having never won an SEC title or after having a losing record, then the meme might pass the laugh test.
About 15 years ago, I was doing a backpacking trip through Southeast Asia as a post law school graduation trip. While in Nha Trang, Vietnam, I was in a travel agency/tour guide office trying to change one of my flights, and I had to send a fax to the airline.
So I was trying to explain everything to the woman behind the counter at the travel agency, but she knew very little English. Finally after several tries, she says, "ohhhhh, you want to fahk?? you want to fahk?!" yeah, she was trying to say "you want to fax" but it kept coming out as "you want to f#@k?" the expression on my face eventually helped her and her co-workers understand the miscommunication, and one of her colleagues walked over to her and whispered something in her ear. she turned bright red and then everyone standing within earshot burst out laughing.
i was bummed because i had thought i was going to get lucky that night...
hmmmm, "And excluding the second quarter of the season opener against Virginia Tech, Ohio State has allowed only seven points in the first two games this year." isn't that like saying, "if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle?"
I neglected to mention that i too hate the usually lame atmosphere at the Shoe. since 1999, i've flown or driven from NYC or DC to columbus for an average of 1 or 2 games per year. over the last five or six years i am told at least once a game to sit down and be quiet (my seats are usually mediocre ones in C deck). it kills me that people not only don't stand and don't cheer, but that when others do, they ask them to sit down and be quiet. as others here have posted - those people should give up their tickets to people who will contribute something to game-day atmosphere, and the lamos should just watch at home...
historical sin: i left Ohio State law school after my 1L year, and transferred to. . . TTUN law. so it's bad enough i bolted from OSU, but worse that i transferred to TTUN, and even worse that i have a diploma with a big M on it. the transfer was, of course, purely a business decision (given SCUM law school's ranking at the time) though i felt incredibly guilty about it then and still to this day.
for the record, i proudly wore scarlet & gray around campus and especially when OSU came to Ann Arbor during my third year of law school, AND i sat right in the middle of the student section for that ultimately-sucky game (November 97, Woodson's Heisman clinching game).
further for the record, i do not hang my law degree on my wall at work.
more recent sin: after the MSU and Clemson losses, then VaTech, i too wondered whether OSU had gotten a washed-up Urban. maybe not washed up per se, but i feared that his new, less intense self -- per his agreement with this family -- didn't have the same juice as the 10000% all-in Urban that led to multiple Gator championships (and ultimately Urban's health/mind implosion). happily, i was way off...