If my kid was that good in both baseball and football...well, you know I love my football but I'd tell him to go MLB every time. More money and less damage to your body and brain. How many pro baseball retirees have cognitive dysfunction?
I know the Brits have no clue what we see in "American football," just as I can't understand what they see in cricket. However...they do seem to have heard of Ohio State! Every time I've worn anything Buckeye in London, I've had people yell O-H at me, or been asked how the team's doing in a pub in Kensington. We are the world, indeed.
I was glad to see someone from the Cincy area come here, too. I have always been mystified by the hostility the Cincinnati area seems to have for their state's university. Is it all because of basketball? What gives?
Tried to get 2 on-field tickets via Ticketmaster...gone before I could enter that stupid Captcha code.
I saw an interesting study last year. Two groups of people went through an art gallery. One group was allowed to use their cell phone cameras; the other group was not. The group that took pictures remembered much less about what they had seen than the group that experienced the art and lived in the moment. Maybe we should take a few pics for posterity, then put down the phone and allow all our senses to inform our experiences.
Penn State fans' blind devotion to their "Dear Leader" makes North Koreans blush.
If you can, take a look at the photo on the back page of the Dispatch's sports section today (C10). It's a great shot of our QBs. Cardale, JT, Braxton, and a certain Stephen Collier. Holy crap, is that Collier kid cut! He looks like a Greek statue! (reaches for smelling salts)
An embarrassment of riches at QB? I am willing to bet our 4th string QB can do some amazing things.
Anyone ready for the spring game?
It became apparent as the season went on that the Buckeyes were in much better physical condition that their opponents. Our guys didn't have the huge guts hanging out like other teams do, and our opponents were gassed by the fourth quarter. Gold stars to Marotti, the nutritionist Urban hired, and our team for following through with the hard work and discipline to do what they were asked to do.
It's been scheduled for that day for at least a year. (The only reason I'm sure of that is that September 7 is our 30th wedding anniversary. When we found out that the Bucks would be in Blacksburg that day, we decided that a serving of Hokie would make a delicious anniversary dinner, so we made travel plans!)
Just got back from Conrad's and College Traditions. Neither had either the hats or the black "Undisputed" shirts available; both claim they'll be there Friday.
Do yourselves a favor: Stoke that _ichigan hate by strolling on over to Mgoblog and clicking on the live thread they created for the second half of the game. There was a time I felt kind of sorry for them, with Tress kicking their ass on a regular basis and their coaching merry-go-round. Never again. I don't know who exactly posts on that site, but I suspect they are cretinous meth users with little to show for their meaningless lives.
And how the hell UFM doesn't get COY honors boggles the mind. (Jerry Kill seems like a nice guy, but...) On the other hand...we've got the most important piece of hardware.
And now we hear from our favorite ex-Badger, Bert:
And last but not least, before we start getting into the 2016 lineup, see what the Hokies are selling:
I can't wait till 9/7/15.
Agreed. No excuse for lying to the NCAA, which is what nailed not just him...it put the whole program back a few years. All he had to to do was go to one of the myriad lawyers OSU has and tell them what the problem was.
At any rate...always gratified when people get recognized for their work.
Unfortunately, hubby now has a keg. Love him anyway!
They can be tricky. I have two. One is really susceptible to disease and hasn't grown much since we bought the house (1997). The other we planted in an low spot in the yard where it gets more water, and it's growing up nicely. Ask your local nursery for a recommendation on the cultivar best for your area.
The Schonbrunn Palace on the outskirts of Vienna has lots of them. We slipped some of the buckeyes in our pockets and smuggled them home.
I just love this team, no matter what happens Monday night. They are the real thing...a true team. They give a damn about each other, and it shows. This isn't a team built around a star player because they're all stars.
I will remember this season for a long, long time.
I lived in Renton for five years while toiling at the airplane plantation...it kind of looks like Kent to me!
With the "logic" the rest of the B1G uses to determine COY, you're right: no Ohio State coach will ever win it again. If the coach wins it all, they "had superior talent, so they should win." Like any schlub off the street could get plugged into the HC slot and win it all...right, Nick Satan?
The last guy was at least trying to contain his rage and be a good sport, but he just couldn't help himself. And what the hell was in that jar? I hope it was moonshine...he's gonna need it for those long winter nights in the Bammer swamps.
And OMG...the hate for UFM seems to know no bounds down in SEC land. Kinda scary, actually...if they'll kill trees because they're meaningful to their rivals, who knows what they're capable of?
This team has the feel of destiny to it. I am so proud of them!
As of this morning, the SEC is 1-3 in their bowl games. I like how this is trending!
After two consecutive disastrous New Years Eves about 20 years ago, my hubby and I decided to never go out after 5 pm on any December 31 ever again. I get two filet mignons, two lobster tails, and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. Hubby cooks, I do prep and cleanup. Turn on the SyFy channel's Twilight Zone marathon, and you've got a quality New Year's celebration...without the drunken idiots.
I keep getting snarky text messages from my sweet-but-misguided Michigan fan niece. UM better hope that Harbaugh works out. I can't imagine having three dud coaches in a row not causing irreparable harm to that program. And it does seem to me that we've heard all this hype before, only to watch them crash and burn.
This Buckeye team has a feel of destiny about it. Let us vanquish the forces of evil tomorrow. I hope we get Free Seafood University next.
Can anyone please explain to me why Bob Stoops isn't on the hot seat? OU was picked by at least some (Herbstreit) to end up in the top 4 this season. Underachieving seems to be the norm in Norman. Don't they even care anymore?
Maybe we just don't waste time with Twitter...
Seems that the UM fans are beginning to rival PSU fans in their level of arrogance and delusion. We have heard all this before, when they hired Brady "Where's the buffet?" Hoke. Talk is cheap, skunks. You've been irrelevant since the Clinton administration. Get a grip on yourselves.