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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I used to live in NYC and would watch games at the alumni gathering. After a lack luster win over YSU the bar flipped the TV's over to what would become Michigan's infamy, the App State game. After watching Michigan fail and wrapped in the ensuing warm glow I then made my way back to Grand Central, dressed in full regalia as always for the games. As I crossed 6th I saw, headed my direction, a utterly dejected Michigan fan, also in full tailgate dress, head down, oblivious to me as he trudged west on 46th. I stopped to watch his slow shuffle, a wide grin growing on my face. About 10 feet away looked up and our eyes met, my grin turned to laughter. I laughed, not a polite chuckle, but a deep cathartic howl that exercised all the Cooper demons from my soul. The look of anger, pain and confusion welling up on his face was a dish I had never tasted from a Michigan fan and I reveled in it. In a city of 9 million, our paths crossed at exactly, from my view, the right time. No words were exchanged. We passed, never to see each other again. But I feel safe in saying neither of us will forget those few seconds at 46th and 6th Ave in Midtown, and that is my best sports moment.

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Comment 07 Jan 2014

Your flippant response is in error.  The Big Ten gets a piece of every single TV that has the BTN on a standard tier.  By moving into the NYC and DC markets they are trying to get on the standard tiers of a much larger number of TV.  However, the BTN get ZERO dollars from internet access fees.  So, as people move away from cable the plus side of MD and Rutgers will diminish while the down side of their ineptness most likely will not.

Now this isn't to say they won't develope a new model that works, but under the current structure Buckgnome is correct.

Comment 19 Nov 2013

One 6-inch wide strip of white vinyl, one 3-inch wide strip of red vinyl, two rolls of black electrical tape.

Comment 19 Nov 2013

I really wish Mercedes had not branded their little junko city cars as "Smart Car" because "self drive car" is a odd term since everything else, from phones, to TVs to dishwashers are called "smart".

Comment 18 Nov 2013

I hear you but it's important to remember that before the BCS era, there was no National Championship game.  You played your schedule, then whatever bowl game your conference was partnered with and then the AP (among others) voted on who was best.  So it's not a question of could you go 22-0 and not be in the discussion for the NC game, it's, could you go 22-0 and not have won a NC from some voting body, AP, UPI, FB writers, etc.?

I don't think you could.

Comment 01 Nov 2013

I am lying to myself am I?

Here's the thing, disappointment implies surprise.  "Mike said he was going to come over and then no showed, I am disappointed".  How could you possibly be surprised if Ohio State gets excluded from the MNCG????????  How?????  If the question is, will I be upset then YES, I will be upset.  But how can I possibly be disappointed by something I know damn well is going to happen?!

Comment 21 Oct 2013

The mistake would not be on the NCAA.  The NCAA does not run the BCS.  Also, the mistake is already made.  The BCS rankings are based on a formula that is already set in stone.  There will be no tweaking to help or hinder Ohio State, or any other school.  That said, let's focus on winning the next game and not get overly worried about what ifs.  There will be plenty of time to cry foul if it comes to pass.

Comment 15 Oct 2013

Good lord are those endzone seats far away from the field.  It's be like watching a game from St. Johns.  I wouldn't sit there for free.  No way that sells out.

Comment 07 Oct 2013

I am not a lawyer but I have two questions.

1) Do the lies in Hayes’s article rise to the level of slander?
2) If so, can an argument be made that, as Ohio State fans, we have standing, in so much that said slander causes us emotional distress?

If the answers to these questions are “yes” and at least a “maybe”, respectively, then I am willing to throw money into the kitty to pay for a law suit.

Comment 30 Sep 2013

I am surprised Noah isn't having trouble breathing the way Wisky's O-lineman kept wrapping their arm around his neck.  And the refs only call it once. 

Comment 25 Sep 2013

Good lord!!  Who is that ugly dude next to the orc?

Comment 18 Sep 2013

I would say the real difference between Pryor and Fluker is Sandusky.  So much fake outrage was ginned up as people upped the hyperbole ante in a game to see who could end up tweeting "Everyone in Ohio needs to be put to death #tategatejustice" first, that when the horror of what had happened at Penn State came out there were no words left to use.

I think there is an element, subconscious perhaps, in the back of everyone's mind that says, "Did they rape a 10 year old?  No?  Then screw off."

Comment 14 Aug 2013

It's a place that serves nothing but chicken strips (plus fires, toast and cole slaw).  If the first time you go is when you are 19 and drunk late at night then the place is heaven sent and will most likely be placed into the pantheon of your nostalgic college memories.  If however your first time is when you are 39 and you have a broad palette and enjoy all sorts of highly spiced ethnic cuisine then the place is bland, with an under whelming mayo heavy sauce that, for the life of you, you will never understand what all the fuss is about.


Comment 18 Jun 2013

At 42 Coop was also my coming of age coach and nostalgia has yet to give the darkness of his years in Cbus one ounce of rosy tint.

With the exception of '82 he averaged 6.5 wins a season at Tulsa, in an age when that wasn't enough to get a bowl game.  At ASU he achieved a mark of 0-2-1 against arch rival Arizona.  He was hired because of the '86 season in which he defeated Mich in the Rose Bowl.  The OSU brain trust thought they were getting a wolverine killer.  Fools.

He was a pretty good recruiter, but all that does is put on full display how awful of an actual coach he was.  The only Hall of Fame he should be in is the one for choke artists.

Comment 12 Jun 2013

An "18th century Walter White" would have lived in the 1700's, long before Ohio, let alone The Ohio State University.

Comment 05 Jun 2013

Not a good fit?  That's putting in kindly.  She was awful.  I say it's 50/50 that they bring in someone that thinks Ohio State's culture is grotesque and needs fundamentally transformed the way Holbrook did.  The way she looked down at us...  still makes me angry that the board could be so clueless as to even consider hiring her.  So, I have zero faith in them doing right this time.  Merely a coin toss.

Comment 29 May 2013

No one has a right to play varsity sports.  If I was emperor I would throw that suit out and put the father in jail for 6 months for being a giant ass hat.