Yes, they were over 50yrs. ago but remember for 34yrs. we claimed the '68 NC team as our best ever (though Woody said the '69 team was his best) despite some very good teams between '68 an '02.
I agree that no one respectable has said OSU would only win that many games but....
I live in North Louisiana and the day Braxton got hurt I was listening to the local sports radio station. On the afternoon radio show, where they have the local "sports experts" take over for 3 hours from ESPN radio between 3-6pm, they lit OSU up for the entire time I listened. They did not say that OSU would only win 3-4 games but the majority of the commentators and caller comments were that OSU would finish in the middle of the B1G's East division. Next they said OSU would finish in the middle of the pack in the SEC even with Braxton, and that OSU would finish in the middle of the pack, at best, in any year. (which they all agreed on) Then they said that OSU would still have a decent record only because OSU never leaves the state of Ohio in the non-conference. They mentioned that for the last 7yrs. the local morning show (which I personally have not heard) they have called the OSU non-conference schedule the "see Ohio tour". The reason being that everyone either comes to Ohio to play OSU or OSU plays 2 Ohio schools, 1 usually an FCS school. They went on to state that none of them (there were 4 commentators on the show) could ever remember OSU beating a good team on the road. Then the 2 younger members of the "panel" stated they had never seen OSU beat any of the good teams, ever...that OSU always loses against good teams (at least the 2 older members said that OSU has "on occasion" beaten good teams). There was much open laughter by all involved while they said these things.
At that point after listening for approx. 45mins of the show (yes it went on at least that long) I shut it off. True story.
I don't know who the twitter poster was listening to, but I have no doubt he heard it.
Make of it what you will.
I doubt Michigan State fans consider 2013 their greatest season ever, since they won a consensus National Championship in 1952 as well as claiming 5 other NC's (though those are more than "iffy").
Damn TINMAN that's rough! I hope YOU will SOMEDAY recover completely. I'll have you (along with Braxton) in my prayers tonight. Scary story. And this is coming from a man who has had 6 back and 3 heart surgeries.
I was talking about the Females.....Duh.
I loved the article Ramzy. Thanks
Except you had one thing wrong: "You're going to blink and we'll be in 2015, freezing and WAITING FOR NEXT SEASON!"
Come 2015...I will be watching The Ohio State Buckeyes whip some ass in the college football semi-finals on Jan. 1st, 2015, then on Jan. 12th, 2015, Crushing whatever team is unlucky enough to face Our Mighty Bucks in the National Championship Game.
You would have gotten an up vote from me except for one thing I disagree with:
You said..."with bikinis".......I'm would prefer it WITHOUT BIKINIS!.......but maybe that's just me. ;)
Get better Kyle. Buckeye Nation is behind you.
Although the interview with Coach Meyer was hard to hear....THANKS for the vids!
2007: 7-6 Lost in Independence Bowl (adjusted to 2-6 per NCAA)....not sure why.
2008: 12-2 Lost in Sugar Bowl
Or about TBDBITL
"The Big Ten has various story lines that should not be, in any way, related to the SEC – at least, I hope."
Although on Espin....that might be impossible for them not to make it about the S$C.
People can say what they want about Tyrelle Pryor but he was 3-0 against TTUN.
Simply put: Orlando Pace is the best and most dominint college football player I have ever seen.
Excellent piece, Thanks.
Exellent article Patrick. Thanks for the read.
I don't know if he plays on offense in HS but at 6'8' he could end up at OT.
That was 5 minutes of my life I would like back. Wow, that was a new low (which is saying a lot) and I'm trying to be nice.
For those who say "well don't read it"......don't worry I won't.
That GIF is actually from an anti-littering PSA from the 70's.
But look at the score in the GIF you posted above. 2 runs have already been scored and it is just the beginning of the 3rd. inning. A typical high caliber soccer match might have that for the whole match....and then it would be a 1-1 tie.
So you are implying a 1-0 soccer game is more exciting than a 5-4 baseball game? Can't say I agree. Yes, Soccer may have more player movement, but almost all of it turns out to be useless movement since teams rarely score. No, I am not a soccer hater, I am a fan of both sports. But it seems to me the reason soccer has not caught on with the viewing public in this country (it is going up though because of the influence of immigration from soccer loving countries) is because the game seems boring to Americans because of the lack of scoring. You will regularly see baseball games that have 10-7 scores (or higher in college or youth baseball) but how often do you see a soccer score of 5-4 in the MLS (or other major soccer league)?
Just my thoughts.
Wow! 4 posts huh? You must be really confident in your prediction. I'm glad you have such confidence in the O-line and Zeke. I wish I could share your optimism. I sure hope you are right.
I have no idea who will win the Heisman this year. Who would have predicted Manzell or Winston would have won the last 2 years. When health RB Todd Gurley of Georgia was the best college football player I saw last year. If he can remain healthy Gurley has a solid shot to take it home. I hope not though because I can't stand the $EC, and it would just give more ammunition for EsPIN to spew their biased and useless drivel.
I noticed that. That is one of the reasons I figure the B1G will go under .500. I really wish that the MSU and WIs. games were in their respective stadiums. It could have made all the difference in some national respect vs. the expected Espin ridicule.
But hope springs eternal and I hope the league can get some wins and respect in the big games. A little of that respect could be gained by the games you left out (OSU games and rivalry games).