I had the great fortune of being in Tempe watching that emotionally riveting game and will never forget immediately after the game ended just standing there in stunning disbelief that "my" team had actually captured a national championship and beating what was said to be an unbeatable team!!! I remember watching the trophy presentation and when all the post-game festivities were over, I still didn't want to leave the stadium. We were just hugging total strangers, but die-hard buckeye fans. I was only 9 when Woody and the super sophs won the 1969 Rose Bowl but ironically, my now deceased father attended that game! So, both my father & I actually saw Ohio State win its last two national championships....
Since all the other power conferences in the country have basically thrown long-held traditions out the window, in the best interests of the conference, I don't mind OSU-UM game being played in late September or October and at night. So many "traditional rivalries" have gone the way of the rotary phone, the game being the 12th game on the schedule doesn't matter to me anymore. But, OSU should play Michigan EVERY year.
I do believe OSU had a hard time getting up for the B1G championship game vs MSU after an emotionally draining 1 point game in Ann Arbor last year and it cost them a chance to play in the BCS Championship game.
Uh Matt...your record vs scUM was...????
Tressel's was 9-1
You're backhanded slap is exactly that.
The smart move would be to add, if the B1G decides they have to add because I think 12 is just about the right number now, 4 schools: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas & Kansas State.
Those schools would add value, they would add competitiveness in both of the "money sports", being football & basketball.
Without a doubt, and I've probably been to over 100 games since my first in 1968, was the 2003 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe when OSU beat #1 Miami, who had a 34 game winning streak. The emotional swings in that game were unbelievable, right down to Clarett sliding in the end zone to go ahead in the second overtime. What made that game the best in my mind was the 5 day trip out to Arizona. We left C-bus on a charter flight on New Years Day and returned on January 4th. All we did for the better part of 4 days was hang around the bars in Tempe with ALL, and I mean all the Ohio State fans that descended on Tempe. There were like 15 Miami fans in town. Can't really blame them, they thought the Canes would just roll past slow, plodding, little offense Ohio State. But, as I told my buddy after the first series when the OSU "D" sacked Dorsey twice, I just looked at him and said, "It's On".
No way any other game will equal that because I had gone to so many OSU games since 1968 and waited sooooo long for that next National Championship. I will truly take that experience to the grave with me.