The thing I will always remember as the most important moment of the season was Justin Zwick hurting his shoulder in the Iowa game. I firmly believe that if Zwick never hurts his shoulder that Troy Smith never gets his shot at running the offense and transfers at the end of the season. Think about it, Zwick was BAD three games in a row and Troy never got so much as a look. I remember sitting in the Stadium during the Wisconsin game and saying to my Dad " Is Troy Smith so bad that he cant even get a look?". Zwick Was Tressels boy, and much like his tendency (until Pryor) to stick with under preforming seniors, Tress could be loyal to a fault. If not for that injury and being almost forced to insert Troy, the remainder of 04 as well as 2005 and 2006 could have looked much different.
There are 2 games that I will never in my life get over. The 1992 basketball team losing in the regional final to UM, and this game. I will never be as emotionally invested as I was prior to this game. I probably need therapy.
The home sale is real. He had an auction last year when they moved and I bought a couple things.
Nowadays, I file those folks under either "hipsters" or "douchebags". If one doesnt fit, the other will 99% of the time.
This picture will never get old. Never.
I find the fact that a bank loan is needed to purchase a pint of the stuff much more concerning than the Listeria aspect.
Yeah, it was pretty disappointing. All I really wanted was one each of the Red and White alternate jerseys. The hockey helmets that were supposed to be available were all sold during some "presale" on Friday. I had gone to a couple of these like 15 years ago when they used to do them, and they had a limit on 2 jerseys per person. This was just a complete disaster.
I knew exactly what was going to happen when I saw the trashbags.
I was in line Friday night around 9, good enough for 5th in line. The first 3 guys in line were all dealers, from Michigan no less.. Once the doors opened up they literally bear-hugged as many jerseys as they could.
I can confirm this as I was in line right behind them and they were discussing autographs for quite some time.
I got in line last night at 8:50pm and was 5th in line. I was hoping to get a red and a white alternate jersey and a hockey helmet. The first 3 guys in line were all dealers, the 4th a collector like myself. As we were waiting to go in, I noticed that the first 3 guys all had their pockets stuffed with trash bags. Those guys literally grabbed entire racks full of jerseys. I ended up getting a white jersey. There were no hockey helmets available as those were apparently all sold to employees in some sort of "presale". The whole thing was the closest thing to the fall of Saigon that I will ever experience.
At least when they did this like 12 years ago they would limit it to like 2 football jerseys per person.
Word on the street is that helmets will run $1500 each.
I love 11W, but if I ever get to the point where I'm listing my helmet sticker count as an "accomplishment" something has gone very, very wrong.
Definitely agree 100%. I'm probably in the minority on this, but I really don't enjoy the atmosphere at Ohio Stadium as much as I did in the mid 90's. The whole experience has become way too corporate.
I sniped former Blue Jackets goalie Ron Tugnutt in a pickup game. That was probably my ceiling of achievement.
Edit: Not sure if it counts, But I snuck on the field before the OSU-UM game his year. That may have been my best overall moment, I lead a sad existence.
on the contrary, he has 3.
I guess when I think of a middle aged man coaching 18-21 year old women, and resorting to tactics such as "Handrahan, according to witnesses, made sexual comments or innuendos about female players and their relationships with their boyfriends and that he routinely used sexually explicit or vulgar language during practices and in games.".... amongst other things mentioned, kinda strikes me as shitbag type behavior.
While it definitely requires a different style, it's more than possible to do without being accused of sexual harassment. Or without being a general shitbag as is the case here.
He has 3 daughters. At least 1 of them is involved with hockey in the city.
I was kind of surprised as well. Was selling his HS jacket too. I'm kind of surprised that some people that earn them dont really look at them as a big deal. My girlfriend played hockey at Ohio State for 4 years and said she never put hers on once.
It did not....however I was sort of let down that there wasn't a can of Skoal in one of the pockets.
I bought Mike Vrabels Varsity O jacket at his auction when his family relocated to Houston earlier this year. Easily one of the top 2 or 3 purchases I've made during my lifetime.