At the end of the day, you have to play some fucking football. No amount of bizarre answers or smashing nuts at grave sites is going to matter in the damndest bit in this rivalry. Better sack up, Harbaugh...they're not going to pay you that much for long.
Eh, if Michigan State is the loser, no way they get invited with 2 losses and a 1-loss Ohio State fanbase available. But you're probably right. I'm not sure the pecking order of the bowls for the at-large selections, either.
He buys them at f'ing Walmart.
Who cares, man? We don't really have a team that looks like they can win the playoff. Just too short at WR, and not enough consistency at QB.
Honestly, I'm hoping the Buckeyes get invited to Pasadena. The Rose Bowl is a great American tradition that is on the verge of crapsville. Sure the game won't matter much in the grand scheme of things, but I'd rather see Ohio State vs. Stanford, Oregon, or UCLA than seeing Houston there against anyone.
Depends on the year. Sometimes it's the entire stadium.
I'm with you on this. The Buckeyes had a much better team in 2006, and I knew we were going to light them up offensively.
It's most satisfying when those haughty shitbricks expect to win, and get their asses handed to them.
Despite a decade of horrendous football, and the knowledge that the still have Brady Hoke's talent base on the field, Michigan fans expect they're going to walk all over the Buckeyes. And they feel entitled to it.
To hell with them.
You aren't going to win a national title every year. The offense has had a rough go all season. Had we played Michigan State earlier in the season with Cardale Jones at QB, one could propose with relative certainty that the Buckeyes wouldn't have scored a TD.
So, yeah it sucks, but there's also this:
Did Bert just inadvertently suggest that playing true away games for the SEC is "thinking outside the box?" Florida hasn't played a nonconference game outside of the state of Florida since they went up to Syracuse in 1991...and lost. No SEC team has played in the Horseshoe since 1988...when the Buckeyes beat LSU. Michigan has an incredible record vs. the SEC...because Vanderbilt is the only team that would schedule them with any frequency. The last time Auburn played a good nonconference game was 2003 against USC, but it wasn't part of a home-and-home series...it was a 1 time deal @Auburn. They got shellacked, didn't score a point.
Since then, the only matchups have been "neutral site" games a couple hundred miles away from an SEC campus.
It's not a bad idea, but neither conference would ever go for it.
That is extremely sad. Hate it when kids have to suffer like that.
No idea what this is supposed to mean. Is this some sort of a manly answer? Are we supposed to think his answer is awesome for some meathead reason?
Steroids, in and of themselves, are natural...they are hormones made from cholesterol, and your body makes them. They are not milk or steak, although milk and steak can contain steroids. Sleep is a behavioral state, and is not a steroid. Water is 2-parts hydrogen and 1-part oxygen, and is neither a steroid nor contains steroids.
Let's face it, Jim Harbaugh is everything we've come to expect from years of a Michigan education. A complete fucking dunce. Does he make recruits pull his finger?
Well, you think doing 1 armed pushups at 50 is fancy, do you Brutus?
I shit bigger than you.
Those of us who hated the thought of a black uniform were absolutely 100% validated last night. Those unis looked atrocious. Major fail on Nike's part. #NeverAgain
There are funnier quips on a popsicle stick. This is straight weak sauce.
I don't think "demographics" means what he thinks it means. Or, likely, he's just saying something that is full of shit because he thinks we're stupid. Alternate uniforms are part of Nike's business model so that they can sell more shirts to a demographic that already owns a drawer full of t-shirts. Why would that customer buy a new $50 t-shirt unless it was radically different and worn by the players?
That's not a shifting demographic...that's a, "hey! we figured out a way to squeeze a few more dollars out of these sap fans we have. All we have to do is advertise a new shirt by having the free labor wear them on the field. School colors be damned."
Hang on Sloopy wasn't debuted for the sole purpose of selling new T-shirts.
TCU and Baylor could combine their teams and still not field a defense.
They shouldn't be anywhere near the top-4.
The Michigan thing is concerning.
False. Whether a school wears alternate uniforms or not has no bearing on recruiting whatsoever. You know what the #1 thing that's important to a recruit? Proximity to mom. And that's a fact. Ask any of them.
The hypothesis that this is for recruiting is a complete and utter horseshit rumor meant to rationalize the irrational. No one has ever produced a single shred of evidence that this is why it actually happens...because it's not, and it doesn't even make sense in reality. Nike doesn't give a shit about whether or not Ohio State lands the next 5-star. Ohio State did not approach Nike for a black uniform to help with recruiting. Ohio State doesn't need help with recruiting.
The real reason is because Nike puts it in their contract with Ohio State to do an alternate uniform to boost jersey sales (i.e., we'll supply you with all of your uniforms for the next 10 years at no charge, but you must wear an alternate uniform of our choosing for x-number of games and supply those alternate replicas and t-shirts in your bookstore, and the alternate uniform game must be a monochromatic game to encourage sales of said t-shirt). It's called a "business model." They found that this is a great way to sell more t-shirts....which of course, Gene $mith absolutely loves.
So, sorry to be the resident cynic here...but it's a money grab from top to bottom.
All-black is not a satisfactory decision for me. It's got nothing to do with "get off my lawn" mentality...like I said, the chrome alternates were sweet as hell. I didn't go to UC or Northern Illinois, or Oregon State. I went to Ohio State. We wear scarlet and gray. The only black you should wear are the t-shirts that say CHAMPS on it....because that was the only option.
Pains me to say, but I might not even watch because of this. I don't really have any interest in a 4 hour Nike/Riddell commercial starring kids that don't see a dime of those new T-shirt or mini-helmet sales wearing the uniforms of some other school.
Oh, Bucksfan, you need to relax and get hip. The kids love it so you should love it, too!!! The kids also love chugging Nati Light and eating shitty food, and I'm not about to follow them back off of that bridge. Sorry, Nike, I ain't falling for this nonsense that I need to adopt a 20-year old's mentality so you can sell some new t-shirts.
I really dug the chrome uniforms, and I thought those had a chance of being a permanent 21st century upgrade. An all-black uniform is an outrage. And any Ohio State fan that feels that way is allowed to.