And another from me to continue your climb...
And another from me to continue your climb...
Dammit... I read the question wrong... I thought it asked if July 23rd was the greatest day in OSU history... Clicked too fast... Wanted to vote before the boss walked in...
I'm changing my vote, via this comment!
Done. I KNOW I'm not the only one in Jacksonville, Florida!
I just went back and read this thread from 8/6/14... The best post (other than yours to start it) was this one by southernstatesb:
southernstatesb... 6 Aug, 2014 @ 5:07 PM
I didn't read all the comments, but read enough to sense that fans simply don't want their hearts ripped out again, and are hedging bets and tempering their expectations. Deep down, in their maize n blue hating souls, every one of these commenters wants to be proven wrong.
I am here to tell you from an absolutely fact-based, scientifically supported perspective that indeed, YOU ARE CORRECT. Ohio State WILL bring home the Crystal Ball Penile Implant this year.
How do I know this, beyond any shadow of doubt, and with no hesitation at all to put my good name out there for possible abuse?
I have seen the future. I have been there. Please don't let that get around, as I'm sure most here might solicit me for the winner in the next Belmont Stakes. But hey, props to you for putting yourself out there on the ledge for everybody to poke at. If you were to put a thousand dollars RIGHT NOW on OSU to win it all in Vegas, the odds are astronomical, and you would be a wealthy man. And when you came back to make a comment here on Eleven Warriors after your windfall, well, people would be sorry they didn't listen.
But hey, nobody can know the future, huh? Well, the Time Traveler can, and he says, "Money in the bank."
Bet the farm this year, people. This is, indeed, the Year of the Buckeye.
Peace to all.
Hey Southernstatesb (or Biff, as I'm going to call you,) are you around or are you "traveling" in 2016 right now? You reference the Belmont in this article as well. I'm starting to think that you've TRULY got this time-travel thing worked out. A little help, Biff? Need to know where to put the money this year!!!
Oh, the problems we have... :(
Field Goal Line? Where we're going, we don't need a field goal line...
I know you used the sarcasm font here, but HD Video REALLY wasn't available (or YouTube or High-Speed Internet...)
This is how I've always viewed Lewan... It's him to a tee...
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!