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One day I changed my icon, and the entire internet almost collapsed in on itself and destroyed the known universe. Good news is that we're all still here and can laugh about it. Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: My friends and I getting our picture taken with Brutus Buckeye on the field after beating Michigan 14-9 in 2002 to finish 13-0 with the scoreboard in the background.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel
  • NFL TEAM: Trying to give up the NFL. Entering a 12-step pro
  • NHL TEAM: ?
  • NBA TEAM: ?
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: No. Just...no.

Recent Activity

Comment 4 hours ago

Yeah, all of these sentiments towards the dignitaries are well-taken, but it's not as if our own players were ready to blow people's socks off with eloquence.  Evan Spencer seemed like the only one that didn't have to be woken up early to be there.  The other guys were acting awfully macho and brief for no reason.

Those of us who were around for the 03 celebration were spoiled by a Script Ohio in the snow, seniors dotting the i, only one politician speaking (mayor), and Cie Grant belting out a Carmen Ohio unlike anything we had ever heard.  This year's celebration paled in comparison.  But, trophies are trophies...and trophies are awesome.

Comment 4 hours ago

I was going to say that there is no such thing as a good remake, but many of you have brought up some good ones.

Comment 5 hours ago

I've gotten nothing but respect from Bammer fans since the Sugar Bowl.  I have to give them at least some props for it, even though they were dickbags leading up to it.  And I haven't heard a peep from anyone else from down thar.  I don't know if our fans would be so gracious.  On the other hand, our fans are the product of 10 years of the media constantly telling us that we suck...so there's a Brutus head sized chip on our shoulders.

And if you give TCU or Art Briles any more than 3 seconds of your brain power, then I pity you.  Funny comment about TCU just starting to watch football this year, though.  That's hilarious!

Comment 5 hours ago

I'm a fan of these women, and I really liked Bridesmaids.  I thought it was very original and hilarious.

So, why don't they just make another completely original funny movie?  Why does it have to be a Ghostbusters pic?

Comment 27 Jan 2015

I did a quick Google search for media articles saying one way or another for either team.  Yes, ESPN said we have 6, while saying Alabama got their 15th when that happened.  But I find WAY more articles from places like Deadspin that call bullshit on Alabama's claims way more than I find any media outlets recognizing 15.  And virtually all other media outlets I found, like CBS, NBC, etc., recognize it as Ohio State's 8th.  So, I don't think it's that big of a deal.  It's an ESPN problem.  And who else is going to give a shit?

Comment 27 Jan 2015

They blitzed the shit out of our sophomore O-line and freshman QB, made miraculous play after miraculous play on offense, and came away with a win.  It's a defensive scheme that no one tries because a veteran team can burn you with it.

VaTech will have no answers for the Buckeyes in September.  I doubt they score a single point.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

Does it really matter though?  I mean, who are we getting screwed by?  It really doesn't affect much, if at all.  Don't bother trying to argue that it affects recruiting, because it really, really does not.  Current recruits were born in 1997.  What happened in 1932 or 1961 doesn't matter to anyone except maybe overzealous fans that love "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments with Bammer or Trojan fans.

Point is, I wouldn't sweat it.  Anyone who knows anything about Bammer's 33 championships can't talk about it with a straight face anyway.  So, big whoop.

Two of Ohio State's claimed titles are pretty much bullshit by today's standards, though, particularly the 1961 title.  This is probably another reason not to get too butthurt about it.  8-0-1 Ohio State qualified for the Rose Bowl, but the University's faculty voted not to accept the invitation, citing that football had taken over the school (Woody almost shot up the place).  Well, how can you then turn around and accept the '61 FWAA national title anyway?  I'm as die-hard a Buckeye as they come, but it takes some serious audacity to still claim it as a championship season.  The 1970 NFF championship is actually shared with Texas, and was awarded before the bowls.  The Buckeyes lost the Rose Bowl, and therein lost out on the AP and UPI titles.

All that said, my 3/4 length 8 national championships t-shirt is likely sitting in a Fanatics box on my porch as we speak.

Comment 27 Jan 2015

Is there a worse "prestigious" bowl than the Orange Bowl? (Maybe the Fiesta Bowl when Ohio State isn't on the field?)

I would say the Fiesta is worse, most definitely.  If not for some sort of weird shady deal to bring a couple of high profile matchups there in the late 1970s, it'd probably still be a WAC bowl (it still sort of is).  Add in how all of their execs just got in big trouble (5 years ago?) for some really shady financial shit, and I have grown to loathe the Fiesta Bowl, despite Ohio State's ownership of it.  I don't know what they did to become part of the BCS rotation, but it must have involved prostitutes and cocaine.

The Orange Bowl has a rich history, it just sucks the original Orange Bowl stadium is gone.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I also went through Fanatics, and it's finally arriving tomorrow.  Turns out the hat I bought is being cancelled by the manufacturer, so I'm going to have to order one of the Nike locker room hats if I want one at all.  They gave me 10 dollars for my troubles, which only amounts to shipping on a new order, plus another 5 dollars.

I also will not be ordering from them again.  Hopefully the shirts don't fall apart!

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Agree, but the only people it's going to really affect are people on the west coast (first game will probably be at 3PM PT).  You're right, though...might be tough to maintain the viewership #'s on NYE.  But, everyone will be hosting NYE parties, anyway, so...it's almost like a built-in football watching party.  Hard to say...it's never happened before!

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I have an idea, Mr. Goodell, why don't you move your 1 crappy Thursday night game that no one wants to watch?

Comment 26 Jan 2015

The Zeke midrift moment was hilarious, but I really liked Capt. Evan Spencer's time at the mic.  He gave the best speech of all the people who spoke, dignitaries or otherwise.  Everyone else that got up there, including the QBs, seemed like they were trying to be tuff guys.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Yeah that was awesome.  And I'd be willing to go so far as to say that Mark May is permanently chained to the dog house at the Horseshoe.  It's really hard to get an entire fanbase to turn against you for good, because it can be remedied so easily with praise.  10 years of being nothing but a complete dick...that takes serious sociopathic dedication.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

I'm willing to bet my life savings that Mark May wasn't even aware of the 72-0 beatdown of Pitt until Buckeye fans started making it a thing.  It's such a weak point of trash talk.  Mark May played at Pitt 20 years earlier.  I think you're right...a big part of it is to troll Dr. Lou...which makes him a complete dickbag in its own right.  I mean, who has it in their right mind to troll a legend of the game?  Yeah, go be a jerk to an 85 year old man...way to spend your days the right way!

Comment 26 Jan 2015

We give Mark May WAY too much of our attention.  I bet nothing flatters him more than to have Urban Meyer yell his name in the middle of the Ohio Union.  We won the college football national championship tournament against the best of the SEC and the best of the Pac-12.  I cannot think of a greater accomplishment in a single season of college football. 

Winning this championship doesn't shut up Mark May.  You know why I know this?  Because Ohio State won 7 BCS bowls including a national title (went to 4 others), tied for most all time with USC, and it did absolutely nothing to affect national perception of whether or not they can compete, with Mark May being the most stubborn of them all.  It almost seemed inversely correlated, in fact.  The Big Ten's top-4 ranked teams won each of their bowl games in '09-'10, including the Rose and Orange Bowls.  Ohio State backed it up with a Sugar Bowl win in 2010 over a top-10 SEC team.  The preseason AP poll in 2010 had only those 4 teams ranked in the top-25, 2011 had no Big Ten teams in the top-10, only 3 in the top-25.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

It was a lot of fun watching that yesterday (couldn't be there).  I wish they had done Script Ohio and let the seniors dot the "i" like they did in 2003.  That might have been a neat tradition to continue.  My favorite part was Evan Spencer.  Everyone else seemed to be a man of very few words.

Comment 25 Jan 2015

I have given out more UV's then I have received. When you reach that point let us know Mr. Ratio.

I can't help it if my comments net me 10 helmet stickers a piece...like the one where I told you to fuck off (currently +9).