It's college football season baby, no panties in a wad here. Just don't be so quick to call out our Buckeye Nation brethren
Both of which you did
Keyser - I think you just answered your own question. All stereotypes are grounded in some truth. That first comment was directly resulting from the color of Cardale Jones' skin. If it was Joey Burrow, they would not of brought up purple drink. Either way, there are much worse ways to show your racism than subtle stereotypes so I'm personally not offended.
The Pac - 12 was the best conference in the nation last year, should be again this season. To me, the Big 12 / B1G is tied for third, with the ACC coming in fifth. I love Joey, and he has his own opinions. Nothing to see here.
All I'm going to say is this. Having fans of opposing teams come on 11W makes it a great time, and gets me even more pumped up for the games. Obviously it would be weird if they continued to comment a couple days after Monday, but I welcome all oppositions fans. It makes it a lot more fun. I've had a lot of fun going over to TKP and seeing how they feel about us as well.
Steve - Oh. I believe he said that they don't have many, not that they don't have any at all. I hate when people get all but hurt before reading what was actually written.
Nah fuck that. When ESPN lets BTN replay the OSU/Alabama game as often as we want, then they can have some of BTN's programming
So, Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis are the starting DE's on Monday. The fact that Cardale is feeling an 8 on the pain scale, and will be limited in practice 100% guarantees that JT will be the starter on Monday. I also love the fact that Coach Meyer is talking about islands with the DB's. Let's load the box, and make Weber beat our athletes, and blitz the hell out of them. Go Bucks!
I understand after week one. I'm curious who lines up at WR #2, and if it's not Braxton at HB, who lines up at HB in week one?
Judging by his success at Vanderbilt, and his success on the recruiting trail Coach Franklin and PSU will be the "quicker threat", but will be the quivelant threat to Michigan once Harbaugh has 2-3 years. I expect PSU/Michigan/MSU/OSU to all be top 10-15 teams every year once Coach Franklin and Coach Harbaugh has their rosters full of their players. Exciting time in the B1G
Barrett has clearly been 100% for a few months now, if I'm not mistaken.
Thomas is clearly the #1 WR. Have we determined who WR#2 is going to be since Brown was injured? Also is the H-back a Samuel / Miller competition only, or are there other names involved such as Parris Campbell, Terry McLauren, or Johnnie Dixon?
Oh, I thought that is what we had drank tonight. Nevermind. Gameday, jack, more jack, and more jack
Sideswipe Elegant Hoodlum, followed up with Homesteads Galactic Hero's, and topped off with Alltech's Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
My slightly educated personal opinion -
Va Tech is coming into the opener healthy, so we are playing a solid 9-3, 10-2 team in the season opener ( I think injuries will determine wether they end up at 9-3, 10-2 when it's all said and done). We should not expect to dominate a 9,10 win Power 5 opponent the way a lot of us have (including myself). Especially when it is a night game in Lane Stadium (where it is one of the toughest venues in the nation, at least for night games). However, having said all of that, this is the second year in Coach Ash's system, the defense has a world of momentum, and the offense will not be putting the defense in bad positions all game. I expect Va Tech to struggle (but not be completely dominated) when they have the ball, and I do think Ohio State will struggle as well, mostly in the passing game, that ends up limiting our running game. A relatively even matchup (IMO mostly because of the lack of WR's Ohio State is going into the game with) but Ohio State ends up winning 27-17. Revised from my 35-17 prediction that I've been going with.
If you're not rooting for Wisconsin, gtfoh
Interesting that all three predicted JT to come on the field first on Sept. 7th. I think at this point it would be a shock to see anybody other than JT as starting QB against Va Tech.
Yeah, if you mail me some crab cakes!
As we are getting into more fall like weather (at least here in the great state of Ohio) I'm going to start recommending more fall like beer. Which in general isn't just Oktoberfests, and pumpkin ales, but darker beers in general. With that, my beer of the week comes from Cincinnati brewery Rhinegeist. Squirrell is the name of the brew, and it is an English Brown ale, that is a complex beer, with a perfect balance of espresso, chocolate, roasted nuts, and even a hint of vanilla notes. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Ohio State has had this schedule philosophy for quite some time. Starting with UCLA in 2001, Washington State in 2002, Washington in 2003, then a home and home with Texas, Miami Florida, USC, and now Va Tech.
I'm proud of Ohio State, Urban Meyer, and Gene Smith from refraining from, and even denouncing the recent trend in CFB to play OOC games at neutral sites. CFB is ment to be played on campus, where there is no better atmosphere in all of sports than an American CFB game.
Maybe I say this for all big Ohio State games, but I don't think I've been this excited for a regular season Ohio State game in a LONG LONG time. Most of it has to do with revenge factor, but also season opener on a Monday night when it is the only game on tv. Lets Go Bucks!!!!
I'm rooting for UM and for Minnesota. I think Utah wins a close game, and Minnesota keeps the game much closer than the "experts" believe but end up losing by 10-13.
He would get me pumped up to watch Ohio State arm wrestling. Hell yeah he's exciting
At least Mitchell is staying in the B1G. Best of luck to him up north, he will be 0 - 4 against tOSU though.