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Comment 23 hours ago

TUC has no shot at the playoffs.  Oklahoma is winning the B12 and I think will do so by 2 games.  TCU is good, but they are certainly not the #2 team.  I thought the TCU-Minny game was the best played game yesterday, and was really between 2 even teams.  TCU has an easier schedule so will win more games, but I see at least 2 B12 losses for them.

Comment 02 Sep 2015

I like Beamer too and after the Buckeyes beat his team to a pulp I'd like to see them go on and win the ACC.  He IS the entire VT program and would be nice to see his team bounce back from last year, of course after the game Monday.

And I like his comment about the enormity of the game, anticipation, excitement, etc.  We hear those same comments from a coach every other year.  Anytime OSU comes to town for an OOC tilt it is a MAJOR deal, and immediately becomes the most anticipated game in Program X's history.  That's another part I like about being an OSU fan. I get to travel to these places and watch OSU win a game, that for us is just another game, but to the opponents is their high water mark game of all time.

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Thanks for sharing your story.  It really is tough to face the mortality of our parents (and in-laws).  They start out as invincible, then get our on nerves, then seem out of touch, but eventually they (ok ... we) come around and are not only OK but the people we lean on when we need something - from a simple "hey, Dad how does this work" or a "Mom, should I wear a green tie to this interview?" to the heavy important stuff.  Losing them seems impossible, and when they are gone, the void is enormous.  My Dad is the reason why I am an OSU fan, and one of my greatest memories, was being able to take him to the 2010 Rose Bowl, and the 2011 NCAA tournament games in Cleveland.  I almost had to force him to go because he wasn't much of a traveller, but he told me afterwards he was glad he did.  He has now been gone 2 and a half years, and I know I will still start to pick up my phone to call him at halftime of the VT game only to realize I can't do that.  I do talk to my Mom just about every day, and hope I can do that for many more years.  Like many here have said.  Call, or better yet, go visit.

Comment 02 Sep 2015

Awesome as always.  LOVE the bloodsplatter and scattered turkey parts.  Cant't wait to watch OSU pick VT apart live on the field in Blacksburg Monday night.

Comment 30 Aug 2015

You guys do a great job with this site.  Not only is the content very good, the usability is very high.  You have struck a good balance of being contemporary with web design but still being utilitarian and easy to navigate - and that isn't easy to do.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Read what I wrote to BHT above, live it all up, soak it all in be a part of it.  Go to every game of every sport you can - those are your peers out there and they could use your support, plus you might even find a new sport you like.

As far as school - it will get frustrating at times, OSU is HUGE and can be very much full of red tape (I used to say I got by B.A in BS from OSU because I felt like I had to deal with so much of it) but don't let it bother you, and never be afraid to ask questions.  Ask your professors, ask the people who work there, ask the alumni - one thing about OSU - people who have been there or are involved there always want to help. And just like the sports, take a class in some subject you have no idea what it is about, you might find a new interest, or just gain an appreciation for another point of view or way of thinking. Take your studies seriously, but have fun along the way - the time goes by fast - even if the days seem to drag, the years will fly. Enjoy it and know that you are a Buckeye for life!

Comment 27 Aug 2015

You will quickly learn that a lot of things at OSU are "poorly organized"  I decided early on that it was part of my degree program and tried to not let it bother me.

Welcome to OSU!!! Even if you have been a lifelong fan, your OSU fandom will change immensely starting right now, and continuing forever.  The feeling of being at a game as a student is completely and totally indescribable.  Soak it all in, enjoy it, be a part of it and live and die with every play.  You only get to do this once for 4 or 5 years so make the most of it.  Best of luck as you begin your studies at the greatest university in the history of the world!!

Comment 27 Aug 2015

I am few years older than you, and I know exactly what you mean about Block O. I was excited when I got assigned there and then hated the first of just about every game.

Hell one game we were doing a card stunt and play resumed, our RB (can't remember who, probably Carlos Snow, this was in '90) went for like a 50+ yard TD and we started jumping up and down and screaming... you know like you're supposed to do... well the Cheer Nazis didn't like that one bit, and were rather stern on their little megaphone about how since we screwed up the little card show we had to do it AGAIN.  Man I hated those people.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

I am still pissed that we even stooped down to that level to play those games.  That first year my alumni ticket was YSU.  I returned it for a refund and have never bought alumni tickets again.  I have never watched 1 snap of the 2 YSU or the FAMU game and I never will.  It was unethical, uncalled for, and embarrassing that OSU even scheduled those games.  

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Nice article, but I for one do not believe for one second that Urban doesn't have any input into the schedule.  Of course he does!  I have to believe that there is a list of "don't plays" and a list of "try to get these guys" that Urban has given him.  Coaches are control freaks (as they should be) and to think that they give up complete control of the OOC schedule is absurd.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

Yeah I was shocked to see us agree go back up there to play at BC.  When I was a student we played up there (1990 I think) and even back then OSU decided it would never go to an away game (non B1G) in a stadium under 50k because we lost money on the trip.  I can only surmise that either BC has expanded their stadium or it will be played where the Patriots play.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

I went to Baltimore for the game.  It was about as boring and bland as an OSU game could be.  I was shocked at how empty the stadium was - I think it seats around 70k and there were maybe 50k there, I really thought it would be like an IU or Northwestern type game where Buckeye fans sell out the place.  Obviously we had the vast majority of the fans, but it wasn't anywhere near a sell out.  The game itself was also very boring as we really didn't do much other than wait for Navy to run out of gas and then pound them. 

Comment 27 Aug 2015

And I wish we hadn't canceled those. Although right about the same time both the SEC and the B1G were changing their conference schedules too - the B1G going to 9 games and the SEC starting conference play in the first week.  So those series might never have happened anyway.  BUT we should still keep them on the radar, and I would assume they are on there.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

I agree with most of his picks.  I think Oklahoma will win the B12 and make it to the playoffs.  TCU and Baylor really only won that league last year because OU and Texas were tire fires.  Oklahoma won't be down for long and they will reassert themselves this year and probably win the B12 by 2 games.

I disagree on the SEC, I think Georgia finally breaks through and beats the West (which is probably LSU or Bama) Tennessee is smoke and mirrors and will finish no better than 4-4 in the SEC.  The big question for UGA though, is can they get past GT?  Can you imagine the uproar if they lose to GT, then win the SEC - what the hell does the committee do with that? 

P12 doesn't really have a legit contender this year IMO, so those predictions are as good as any, but I would not be surprised to see the P12 be the league left out this year.  if FSU or GT is sitting at 13-1 they are probably a stronger case than any P12 1 (or certainly 2)-loss champion. Especially if GT is the champ and owns a W over UGA.

Comment 24 Aug 2015

The one difference between OSU's and MSU's defense is that one team gave up 40+ points 3 times, while another team didn't do it once.  Oh yeah and one team won the national championship.  Oh yeah and beat the other team 49-37 in their own house, while intentionally not scoring on its last possession to go over 50.

That seems like a lot of differences to me.

Comment 18 Aug 2015

Since OSU was playing YSU I decided to just skip football that day.  I had returned my tickets to the OSU ticket office because there was no way in hell I was going to support OSU's first ever dip down to the lower ranks for the inexcusable scheduling of a I-AA opponent and counting it as a real game. That was also the last time I bothered to apply for alumni tickets.  Anyway since I skipped football that day and went kayaking instead I had no idea what was happening up north, I didn't even realize they had also scheduled a I-AA game until I got back in my truck and started to hear radio reports of what happened.  After I got home I decided to go ahead and turn on the TV just to watch replays of the glorious afternoon in AA.  I still giggle at the highlights and the realization that that team up north actually LOST to one of those I-AA creampuffs. 

Comment 16 Aug 2015

IMO it is pointless and stupid to even try to begin comparing teams from different seasons. I still maintain that the 1998 OSU team was BY FAR the best CFB team I have ever seen, and if not for dicktripping against MSU would probably be in this conversations, no matter how stupid it is.  If we had just maintained that 3 score lead we would have beaten every team, by more than 2 scores. That is domination.

Comment 16 Aug 2015

I don't think he is very comfortable with the media to begin with, and he probably had the words discomfort and uncomfortable in his head at the same time and made up a new word.  I do that at times too.  I like to call it a sign of high intelligence :)

Comment 16 Aug 2015

I got mine through StubHub, and paid about $300 each, which compared to other road OOC games is more than reasonable.

Comment 09 Aug 2015

I agree.  I think a big reason why we saw Zeke explode was the he got a much larger percentage of the carries.  JT ran quite a bit - he had nearly 1,000 yards on the season, and was always a threat to take off.  Cardale, while he was more than serviceable with his legs, didn't have near the amount of called runs.  All in all the entire season last year was an amazing demonstration of how every single part of a team can improve during the season, and when they put it all together... watch out!

Comment 08 Aug 2015

This was my sophomore year at OSU and that was just a stupid season.  First of all, that USC game is NOT OVER YET!!  There are 2:36 left and we can still win it!!  The Illinois game was a joke - they win the game on an illegal play.  They blocked a FG try and forward lateralled it for a TD that put them ahead.  With replay there is no way that would stand today.  If that doesn't happen I think we win that game.  And the season ender... ugh..  we are driving for the winning score and run option on 4th and 1?  Option??!!  With Greg "no wheels" Fry?  wtf?  And as far as I am concerned that Liberty Bowl never took place since our players didn't show up and said they had no desire to be there.  We should have refused the bid - teams still did that back then.

Comment 02 Aug 2015

I have long been amazed at the role the S&C coach takes on.  Like the players say, he is the "surrogate" head coach and often he becomes a confidant/father figure for so many players, all the while making sure that each of them has a program tailored to his own individual position and body type.  I think it takes a unique kind of person to succeed in that role, which is really many different roles, and by all accounts it sure seems like we have a pretty damn good one.

Comment 02 Aug 2015

As many others have said OSU fans should certainly be used to the hate by now, it has been around since before all of us were born, and it will continue long after we are all dead.  I love it, I am humored by it, and I find it fascinating.  I have always completely understood why fans of other B1G teams hate us - we pummel their teams every year, but the hate from fans of far away teams that we have never played, or maybe played once or twice years ago, that just flat out amuses me.  

As far as my own "hatred" goes, there is only one team I hate on a permanent basis.  Any other team might get my hate for 3 or 4 hours on a given Saturday, but then they disappear back into the woodwork like ever other team that isn't TTUN.