One weird AF fluke by the goalie and a blown call by the linesman made the difference. That's a frustrating way to lose a final. I hope I can let this go sooner rather than later, but I can only imagine the "what-if's" in the players' heads right now.
Dibs on making "The Woody Windmill" the next bar on High St.
It seemed like right around/after OSU signed their (stupid) merchandise deal with J America that Trademarks & Licensing really started to hound down on people, both of which seem unnecessary but legal from our side of things. I tried to make group t-shirts for a BuckeyeThon team, and while it wasn't directly OSU stopping me (the t-shirt website said no), it was pretty frustrating nonetheless.
So basically Beat Blue.
While it's certainly disappointing that they weren't able to continue that streak of outplaying their opponents this week, my money remains on the offense that is 48-4 over the past four seasons when they face its biggest rivals in a few days.
Well written article, especially this last line. I think they'll be ready to put in a fight come Saturday. Just comes down to execution...here's praying for those mistakes to be fixed mentally and physically.
This showing against MSU definitely doesn't inspire confidence in our ironically bad offense, but I do think this team *can* beat TTUN given it's (perpetually untapped, supposed) potential. That being said, while I usually subscribe to the idea that anything can happen in The Game and that it's an isolated 1-game season as far as mentality is concerned, it's going to be hard to keep emotions/after-effects from the loss from bleeding into next week's game, if only a bit.
I know we tend to see anything less than a championship as a wasted season in recent times, but for both personal reasons and for the good of our sports-induced blood pressure spikes...let's PLEASE beat the s*** out out TTUN.
Unemotional and honest. I appreciate this.
It's sure as heck what I and many of Buckeye Nation are praying for, that's for sure.
Upvote strictly for the signature line
No one gave a thought to our title chances last year before we beat MSU (and even then until we finally won the B1G Championship, honestly), so I'm honestly not too worried about the poll until then. Getting that "impressive win against a bona fide team" in MSU will be the turning point (and ticket back to Indy). One game a time, boys...
"Gray Day" is every day-before-the-game rehearsal for TBDBITL (where they all wear their "grays"), so I guess we have those 7-8 times a year, more for postseason?
Klinsmann doesn't deserve to lose the job after that, but some players and their places in the starting 11 need to be re-evaluated (lookin at you, Dempsey). Likewise. Akron U-native DeAndre Yedlin deserves to start for his effort and skill. Tough way to lose, and hopefully a fire to be lit under the team's collective butt.
No one asked for my opinion, but no one else in my family wanted to hear it at 12:45 AM so I'm venting it here (the CBJ loss didn't help the sports karma either).
1) She works for ESPN. Their brand = the moar clicks, the better.
2) I get what she means, but to try and take "brand recognition" out of any kind of equation in this day and age of FBS football is ignorant. Now, do I agree with that principle, all allegiances aside? No, a perfect system would take ANY kind of bias out of the equation, brand recognition and all. But that's not how today's system of popular voting-based rankings works.
I can respect clock-killing with those plays...when we're up by more than 1-2 scores and have a mostly consistent defense. I'd rather have the points, but I respect the logic.
And frankly, this is more applicable this year because Braxton is literally competing with them for that position as opposed to being another playmaker in a different position in past years.
+1 for the not-Jalin train.
Let's be honest, game atmosphere's been pretty meh for a little while now (save The Game and any other truly big opponent for obvious reasons).
We've worn them 2/4 games so far (if you count the white version from the Sugar Bowl as the away version of the NC jersey), I'll be interested to see how many more times we wear them.
I moved up here to Toledo a couple of months ago for school after a great time getting my Bachelor's @ tOSU, and frankly, I just see living here as one big opportunity to troll anyone mistaken enough to support TSUN (usually through what I wear). Especially because lots of medical students here are from UM and are, as expected, just as stubborn.
(Having a NC ring from being in the band last year helps a lot)
They definitely have a banana suit (used at the Inter-row Flag Football Tournament and other intramurals as a mascot every year), but I don't remember a giant monkey suit. Not that they definitely don't have one or anything, I just don't ever remember seeing it.
Add one more to the "Love Tressel's Least Favorite Moment of the Game" club.
Personally, I think it deserves its own spinoff series, but ob-la-di, ob-la-da.
Respect, thanks man!
And as far as the flag goes, I'm the same. Simple, unmistakable, and not convoluted. Heck, there's a reason it's essentially the centerpiece of the "cover photo" (or whatever Twitter calls it) on the 11W Twitter page.
I feel like there's a good answer to this...but I've never quite figured it out, even after four years in the band.
JI-Row had a painted shovel last year because we wanted to tongue-in-cheek mock the stupid mascots...with our own pointless, stupid mascot. It was great!
You'd have to think more INT's from Jones this week would really speak volumes against his starting chances this time around...
EDIT: By this week, I mean this upcoming week vs. WMU.
More of a threat than Hawaii, but not insurmountable for our defense. 144 yds for the game, hopefully I DQ myself for shooting too high.
Edit: Someone took 145 first.