It's the latest one in roughly a half-century's worth of them. They have evidently established a goal for themselves to be the ongoing biggest joke/tragedy (depending on your rooting interests) in pro sports. I'd insert the "Factory of Sadness" video here if I knew how.
Your comments are correct in that this does not technically involve TBDBITL, but it's image is really going to take a hit as the media have a field day with this after last year's brouhaha with Jon Waters.
All the more reason to show them our support. And I wish healing and justice to the woman involved.
This s**t's gotta stop!
"…alcoholic serial abusers who worship Satan".
I'd say that's about right.
Yeeeahhh, I gotta be that guy…
DJ, I love your work, absolutely and always, but "has…went" doesn't ring grammar alarms for you? Just checking, but gotta do it 'cuz this site at least in part represents a university, and thus should be held to a higher standard. But I am sincere when I say I love your work here and this post is a good example of why.
Excellent mini-history lesson. Makes the ground where the 'Shoe now stands just that much more hallowed.
"Ewww…Ewww…Ewww…EEEEEEWWWWWWW!" That is a direct quote of me watching that clip.
As a PA resident myself, I couldn't agree more. This rush to restore his "legend" defines the phrase "indecent haste".
I'd rather see a memorial to the kids who were chastised and threatened for coming forward to tell their stories. These people seem determined to forget the whole incident.
Don't mean to contradict you, but I live on the Pittsburgh side and he has lots of JoePa zombies out here.
I feel you, but then again, if you had to put a word cap on summarizing all that this championship season meant to you, what would the word count limit be??
I could write a novella myself. I won't…but I could.
THIS is why I love DJ! No one represents 11W or the Buckeye Nation better.
But you'll remember them all your life!
OMG! Thanks Vico!
I've said in previous posts that wins against TTUN's best teams back in the '70s made the whole winter warm and fuzzy. This is the best modern day equivalent that I can think of.
And great to have the distilled essence. Sooo intoxicating!
Thanks for posting the '69 Rose Bowl game. I hadn't seen that since it was originally broadcast. Didn't remember the controversy over USC's final touchdown in the last thirty seconds.
It really is amazing to see a football telecast from what now seems like the Bronze Age.
One of the wisest and truest lessons I learned while working as a therapist is that you cannot make assumptions, however obvious or intuitive they might seem, about what someone's body language appears to be telling you regarding what/how he or she is feeling.
JT's twitter response sums that truth up beautifully.
Short of winning the Natty itself, this is the best thing to happen so far in 2015! Well done,DJ, and I look forward to witnessing the continual development of your "voice", in every sense of the word.
In addition, I think his competitive attitude is just what the B1G was lacking/needed in order to make it nationally relevant again. It's as if the rest of the conference was content with mediocrity, and snubbed him for striving for excellence. Well, I think we've become used to this by now, but it will be interesting to see if they treat Jim Harbaugh the same way if he succeeds at rehabbing "our rival". JH is known for having an abrasive personality.
Agreed. And I didn't mean to jump the gun with this topic. Harbaugh has sky-high expectations facing him in UM's fan base, and PSU and Franklin are still unknown quantities, but the potential for the East to be intense is definitely there. Should be interesting.
Forgot to add that getting through the season in the East is going to be potentially brutal compared with the west.
And for some of us, the rivalry is about respect almost as much as it is animosity. ( I reserve the H word for things like ISIS…)
Celebrating this hire does ironically mean that we are celebrating the increased likelihood of losing some editions of The Game in the future, and all I can say about that is that while that does entail sometimes unbelievable anguish, the joy of beating a primo TTUN team is, in my experience, an absolute peak life experience! After the 2010 win, I remember reading a Dispatch columnist either remarking or quoting someone else saying that winning The Game wasn't that much fun anymore, and I knew what he meant.
And this hire also marks-I hope-a move away from having to read articles about how Alabama is the center of the CFB universe. The Rivalry is about to resume its rightful place at the very top of all the rivalries in sports. The national importance of this game on an annual basis should be restored quickly.
Amen to that! But I sense Harbaugh's hiring marks a tectonic shift in UM's program and thus OSU's fortune's in The Game for the foreseeable future. They are about to become an extremely worth foe, but if any coach in America can rise to the challenge, it is Urban Meyer.
The guys in the front office didn't want him. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Most of the players evidently thought differently.