Someone needs to post the .gif (I'm at work and can't) of the sideline slide and run during bowl season... I don't remember if it was the Alabama game or the Oregon game (they run together for me...) but it was INCREDIBLE.
To quote one of our favorites... "There are three things that can happen when you pass the ball... And two of 'em ain't good."
You forgot to tell us to get off your lawn!
Or "judgs," if you're British and so prefer... Not that I'm "judgeing."
Does anyone else find it ironic that the conference that claims "One True Champion" is only in that position because there were other schools that were RUNNING to get away from said conference and into the Pac12 (Colorado,) Big Ten (Nebraska) and SEC (Missouri and TA&M?) I'm still not sure how they held onto Texas (or Texas held on to the other 9...)
They thump their chests about playing everyone in their conference and beating up on the likes of Kansas and Iowa State, but this whole situation is of their own doing.
Briles has worn on my last nerve with his whiny stump thumping. Go back to the ghost town from which you came...
Someone just needs to petition SI to keep us OFF of the cover for their Regional NCAA Football preview...
I live in Jax and am well aware of what he's capable of... Didn't think it was possible, but my confidence just got higher...
Ultimate irony? As soon as I scrolled to your post, Alanis Morissette came on my Sirius radio (different song, but still...) Freaked me out a little...
This one... was different... I was still amped up all day, unable to concentrate on any task. But there was a calm about me. My wife (who is a fan, only by marriage) was not my wife in 2002/2003. We met in '06. The only NC games she knew were the '06 and '07 NCG's. She was convinced she was the "bad luck charm."
So, when this one rolled around, I asked very little of her. Bear with me and my emotions for this game, wear your OSU hoodie, sit at that end of the couch and stay up for the game. Not much to ask if you ask me. ;-)
When it was over and I was standing in my living room with my hands in the air, she got up and hugged me. For a really long time. She knew how much '06 had destroyed me and how unlikely '07 was. I think she was just glad that she FINALLY got to see them win one. She's had a hard time with this Urban Meyer transition (she was "trained" to hate him when we met) but she is becoming a believer.
My step-daughter got up yesterday morning and checked the score (she couldn't stay up for the game.) She promptly put on her Ohio State T-Shirt and hair bow and took herself to school where she was "booed" by several of her teachers who are Gator fans. She smiled and told them that the best team won. THAT made me proud because she truly doesn't care. She did it for me.
There are two very special women that live in my house who shouldn't care one way or the other about this (or any) Ohio State team. But they both do because they know how much of myself I invest every fall and that matters to them.
Had the timing been a year different, Meyer would have been Michigan's coach. He had an out in his FL contract for Mcihigan, Ohio State, and Notre Dame. Ohio State lucked into him.
Just an amazing game and an amazing job by this team and by the coaches.
However, first things first...
KUDOS to Mickey Marriotti. When a QB is throwing linebackers around in the backfield and trucking them in open space and the RB is getting STRONGER as the game goes on, that's where it starts.
It was beautiful. Pure and simple.
Agreed. Win or Lose tonight, it's been a VERY special ride watching some very special players.
I'm not an alum either, but this song, in my opinion, is for the entire state of Ohio. Born and raised a Buckeye, went to school in Athens, living in Florida now.
So proud of this team and all they have accomplished after having been counted out in September.
That noise you'll hear tonight shouldn't startle you. It's just me screaming at my television from Jacksonville!
I took my "floating holiday" tomorrow. I will no doubt be celebrating Buckeye Victory Day!
I was surprised at "The First Team" on SiriusXM College Radio this morning. Greg McIlroy picked the good guys. I really liked what he based it on... He said that OSU, at media day, seemed WAY more relaxed than did any players or coaches from UO.
Good news for us...
Magnificent Skully, DJ. I expected greatness this morning and it happened. Thank you!
Just so everyone is aware of the depth of butt hurt about to be had across the REST of the country on Monday night/Tuesday morning... People in the media are giving us as much of a chance to beat Oregon as there is a chance of having snow in Florida...
It's official... We have flurries in Jacksonville today... Hell has officially frozen over... Buckeyes WIN!
(Yes, they have a "flurry watch" out today... Don't ask. These people seeing snow is HILARIOUS.)
NEVER gets old...
What happened to Brandon Saine?
I'm a HUGE fan of the Skully every morning and with Ramzy's posts, but I think my favorite part of 11W over the last 2+ years that I've been on here is watching it grow into THE source for Buckeye news. The sheer number of posts I see on other "news" sites that say, "per elevenwarriors.com" is fantastic.
I've seen other sites of teams (Buckeyes and otherwise) that don't even come close to covering things the way this site does.
When my "Buckeye friends/family" start bitching about what ESPN says, I simply guide them to the promise land that is 11W.
Thanks for all the great work!
I'll be honest... I had to go back and watch this play several times (on DVR and on here) because I was standing in my living room flipping off the TV and screaming, "F@CK YOU, SEC! F@CK YOU, 'BAMA! F@CK YOU, SABAN!"
In hindsight, probably not my proudest moment, but it was all emotion at that point. I have lived in Florida since 2000 and have had to listen to these SEC a$$holes since 2006. It was 8 years of frustration pouring out of me at the moment Spencer hit the LB and EZE hit that hole. I had to actually calm down to watch the rest of the game...
Did you SEE how much grease was built up on his glasses?