hah - just like their girlfriends!
In all fairness there are a lot of Ohio State fans we could say this about as well. I think especially with any blue blood program with a long history of winning whether it is us, Bama, USC, or whoever you get that - it is just part of the nature of the College Football beast. The idiots are always the ones that are the loudest.
Plus 1 for the Military History reference - Woody would be proud of you!
My wife is from Tennessee and a huge Vols fan - needless to say not a big fan of Kiffin. I am still shocked he ended up there as he and Saban really make the odd couple. I think it will be a good game but would really be happy to see Kiffin pull a Kiffin and coach like he did at USC.
I am personally really curious to see about the consistency of our D. We put it all together and looked awful good against Wisky, but I'd like to see them do it two weeks in a row before I believe the Silver Bullets are back to stay.
If you remember correctly Urban did have a pretty down year at Florida when he lost Charlie Strong and Dan Mullen going 7-5. This was before he proceeded to leave the cupboard bare.
He has things set up for a big step forward next year at Tennessee with a really fanatical and loyal fan base - I doubt he leaves.
Has Dan Mullen's name come up? Unfortunately I am living in Mississippi at the moment for work and having the gauge of football here, I think MSU hit their ceiling this year - it might be a good time for him to leave. He has shown he can compete at a high level even without top recruits, he is young, so if succesful he could be there for awhile. He is from Urb's coaching tree so he could give the media alot to talk about in terms of a Woody vs. Bo part 2. He also has that SEC street cred which should help on the recruiting trail.
If he is from Clyde that explains it - I played in the same conference in high school, their fans through rocks at us and at our bus, as well as a bunch of racial slurs.
If FSU loses I don't think they have a prayer of being in - the committee has already seemingly been looking for a way to get rid of them all season. Not to mention they are likely the most hated team in America right now, as someone said a few weeks ago, "what does it say about a team that makes you root for Notre Dame, Miami, and Florida all in the same season?"
I'm still not a big fan of the black stripes on the sleeves and would prefer a return to the gray.
Steve Miller could have the biggest game if all the attention is on the three other d-lineman.
Treat them as they treated us in the 90s! Those were my formative years and I remember all to well how "polite" their fanbase was when they were on the upper end.
But he had a winning record in the SEC! If he would have stayed at Vandy they would be in the top ten this year with the Alabama and Mississippi Schools on their way to being the 4th SEC Playoff team!
Except that JT didn't have linemen holding him up and he didn't take a targeted shot to the head. There is a huge difference between pain and injury. In a contact sport like football you are going to be dinged up a bit, and probably sore every day once contact starts in preseason through the bowl game. The difference between the two is staggering, as is the difference between Morris' injury and JT's ding.
Isn't there a certain senior defensive tackle who was named to a few pre-season watchlists, is talked about as a possible 1st round pick next year, that cheats at monopoly that should be included at the top of the list?
Chris Spielman didn't even start immediately as a freshman. The only person to do so in recent memory, if not ever was Andy Katzenmoyer - to say Grant hasn't made some impact plays when he has some sacks and tfls is ridiculous. Also if you think Grant has issues in pass coverage, how do you think a true freshman would fare?
I hope Kwon is as advertised, but I would rather see him get some time against an easier opponent to build him up - not that his one play wasn't great Saturday night. If he looks significantly better after a good bit of time Saturday and still doesn't get more time after, then I think there is good reason to gripe, until then I will trust the coaches.
Lomar - Way to Go!!!
I am just speaking for my self here but I imagine I am not the only one - You all still up there in the promised land have no reason to complain, yah the game didn't go as hoped for - but if you think you have it bad imagine being one of us fighting the good fight down here in SECville. It really, really, really, sucks. I am sick of hearing complaining about the media and everything else, because you really don't have a clue how much crap we take on a daily basis.
Also - for all you complainers, you can look at the negative, or you can rewatch the game film and see some of the plays made by some of our younger guys. In the next couple of years this is going to be a very good football team, maybe scary good. Replacing four linemen was never going to be easy, breaking in a new qb doesn't help, not to mention a new defense. This won't be a storied season by our standards, but we should still be at worst in a New Years Day game (AT WORST!). Suck it up and enjoy the fact that we are not Purdue or Illinois, we are THE Ohio State University, where setbacks are simply momentary.
When you put it like that it makes you sound like a terrible person who needs a priority lessen, Buckeyes should always be the main concern over girlfriend or fun time at bar with friends. If you are DVRing it then pick her up, you wont have to watch the commercials and you can listen to it on the radio.
If you haven't been dating long then it wasn't meant to be, if you have been dating long enough she should understand or get over it. There are only a few days a year she has to deal with it!
Relax, Its not like one of his defenses beat us in the BCS Title Game!
I believe I read Wilson gained something like 15-20 pounds in the off-season.
I feel you, I was at the 03 game in Camp Randall my sophmore year of undergrad and for a time probably hated them more then TTUN, but a lot of that died when Bert went to Arkansas, and I guess it helps that Gary Anderson is a Meyer protege not to mention perhaps the most likeable coach in the BIG personality wise. Not to mention I currently live in Mississippi due to my job and the SEC fans are relentlessly jerks for the most part - even Miss St fans who don't have anything to brag about. On Wisconsin indeed every week but whenever they play us!
36 - 13 Buckeyes!
Once again great article - brings back memories of watching the Neutron Man with my dad from C-Deck. For what its worth I never knew the original version of the song - TBDBITL version was the only one I ever knew of.
As far as the 98 MSU game - my dad and I sat in C Deck until they started to literally turn out the lights in stunned silence. All I can remember from that game is wondering why they didn't keep feeding the possessed beast that was Joe Montgomery that night.
Love your stuff Ramzy!
Shane Falco was better!