Regarding bowl games - they really aren't that expensive if you do it right. I have been to about 15 different OSU bowl games and while tickets can be pricey (I paid $675 for the '03 Fiesta Bowl) if you do your flights and hotels right you can come in way under any package deal. For example, in that '03 Fiesta - 4 of us went so we split a hotel suite and the car rental 4 ways. My entire trip cost less than $1500, with the ticket being almost half that. Add in the side trip to Vegas where we placed bets on the game (with our hearts of course) and we all nearly broke even.
I was at that game and Pitt was so very bad. Not only did we score quickly, but they could do nothing with the ball. At least Wisky moved it some, and only had 2 or 3 3 and outs. Pitt had a turnover or a 3 and out nearly every series.
And if you think about it we could have easily won Saturday's game 70-0. If Eze catches that wide open TD pass in the 2Q it's 63-0 and if we get a TD instead of the short FG attempt (that was blocked) in the 4Q that is 70.
And that punt return was like the keystone cops live. I could tell we didn't have enough men on the field - I thought it was 10, didn't know until I got home and saw the replay that it was only 8. Didn't matter. And I think that is also the game where Michael Wiley scored every single time he touched the ball- as a true freshman.
I was there too, and there is no need to put the word won in quotation marks. We won that game fair and square. Go check Arky's official record books - they show that loss to OSU.
I was there for the back to back games in the late '90s vs FSU and aTm. New Orleans isn't one of my favorite cities - although the food is wonderful, after about 2 or 3 days that's enough for me. I am hoping OSU gets this W and then I might have to make a trip to Dallas.
I absolutely loved this! At the hotel in Indy on Saturday afternoon I was checking TVs and my phone for scores, mainly to make sure we were trouncing Colgate as expected, and this gem appeared on my phone -- NJIT 72 - Mich 70 FINAL. Oh happy day!
Forde is a no talent hack that I stopped reading years ago, and then espn finally dropped him. I didn't even realize until a couple months ago he was still employed. I guess you can call yahoo sports employment?
I agree with you MTROTB. Is it unfortunate that some of these parents can't go? Of course it is, but as you point out, they are already WAY ahead in something that matters more - their sons are getting a college education for no expense. And not just tuition- books, meals, everything they need and want is provided for them at no cost to their parents. I know some people think this is cold or unfeeling, but life isn't fair. At least the can watch on TV. What about the parents of the lower division schools who have 4 or 5 playoff games that aren't televised? They knew bowl games were a certainty, so they could have been stashing away a little every month for the last year or more.
As much as I wanted to keep scoring, and it easily could have been 70-0 if Eze catches that wide open TD in the 2Q and we get a TD instead of a FG attempt in the 4Q - I thought it would be supremely hilarious if we had taken a knee on the PAT after we went up 58-0.
Regarding last night's game vs Louisville, that was not a good try at all. The first 30 minutes were complete and total brainfart. The fact that they were able to close a 19 point deficit to 3 in the span of less than 10 minutes, while missing layups and open 3s tells me that had they played halfway decent from the start we would have won that game. Going into the game I did not expect a W but I sure didn't expect an 18 point half - that was downright embarrassing. I know we are young but really they should have been able to turn it around before the last 10 minutes. Hopefully this helps in B1G road games because what we face last night is nothing compared to what we will face in places like East Lansing.
The more I read about Kosta the more sad I become for him and his family. He seems to have been one of those "full of life" kind of guys, and it just goes to show that you never know what demons someone is fighting on the inside. For his sake, I hope his soul has found peace with whatever he was struggling, but man is it going to be difficult for his family and friends, especially his parents.
I voted Moderate. Which is the same way I would have voted for JT if we had a poll when Braxton went down. I have 3 reasons for this #1 - he was recruited to play QB at OSU, #2 he has been in the program for 2 years so it's not like we picked some guy off the street, and #3 the coaches have been preparing him all season to take over if this were to happen.
I think we are in better shape than we were in September since the O-line has really come together - remember they were kind of a mess early, but are a strength now. It helps a lot that this game is indoors, if we can get through it, then we have almost a month to get him ready for the bowl game/playoff semi-final, that gives me some hope as well.
I can't imagine how bad his suffering must have been, or how much his parents, family and friends will now go through. I hate to hear about these things happening, and can only hope and pray his family finds closure somehow.
I think we jump TCU. They can do no better than a B12 tie. The winner of Baylor K-State is assured no worse than a tie. Would love to see TCU lose and K-State win for insurance, but if we take care of business in Indy we are in for sure.
FSU gets their L next week to GaTech
And I see they let Brent Mussberger out of exile for this game.
I am not expecting Auburn to keep this close after what happened last year, but I can still hope for it! I expected Ole Miss to beat State, and that alone probably vaults us up to #4.
I'm gonna have to call bullshit on this. These are clearly from a different game in a different year. You don't get taken to the hospital and then let back out that soon. And let's say for shits and giggles they didn't take him to the hospital, and decided he was OK to remain in the stadium, he sure as hell wouldn't be in the stands, he would be on the sidelines.
Get better #16.
And if #5 is ready to go, let's get him back in there for the B1G CG and the Playoff run. Plus avoid any QB controversy next season.
And it looks like a streak that will continue for some time. Let's all send vibes for Les Miles to take the job up north!
Love Cris Carter! Just wish we had been able to see him one more year in scarlet and grey, but he has MORE than made up for it with his support in the years since. Go Bucks!
Plus multiple incomplete passes. The best part, though, is the delay of game coming after an incompletion on 3rd down, which bled zero seconds off the clock.
We don't need that team up north to be good for us to win titles. We very well may win a national title this year with being very weak, AND us losing to team that might be even weaker. As long as OSU goes undefeated we will always have a shot, hell this year has proven that we can even take a loss and still have a shot. Other teams in the conference have already picked up the slack. Right now in terms of programs, they are already well back in the pack - behind OSU, Sparty, Wisky, and Nebraska. They are in danger of also falling behind NW, Minny and even PSU - right now I'd say they are in that grouping, which is 3rd tier. They can stay there or keep sliding.
The things that drives me nuts about the Cooper era is that we were the better team more than half the time and still only won twice. If his record has been reversed, we'd have the overall series lead now. If he had won just half we would be there in the next 2 or 3 years.
Exactly. The only reason I can say I like Hoke is because of how incompetent he his. I love seeing a buffoon coaching up north. Yes he is in WAY over his head, but I don't feel bad for him about that. He knew what he was getting into, it's his own damn fault for accepting a job he was not equipped for. I hope they go out and find someone just as incompetent as he is to be his successor.
This thing started when I was a student but I had no idea it existed. I think it was a pretty small group back then (you know Joh Cooper era and all...) I really, really wish I had known because my ass wold have been in that lake every damn year. Go Bucks!
OSU is going to absolutely blow the doors off ttun. I think the last 2 weeks there has been a bit of a focus problem. Fighting through the cold and snow in Minnesota, then last week jumping out to an easy 14-0 lead in the first 7 minutes, this team lost some focus. That will not be a problem this week. The whole season comes down to this. Urban knows it, the players know it, the coaches know it. They also know they had an unexpected dogfight up in whore-town last year and it's time for revenge. I think we are going to obliterate them and get a shutout.
And I am absolutely thrilled that the program up north is in complete shambles. I don't buy into the bullshit line that "we need a strong team up there" no we don't. Let them mire in 5-7 seasons forever as far as I am concerned.