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Comment 17 hours ago

Beating the Other Team in The Game is always the point. You should feel that way, otherwise it's not the greatest rivalry in American sports. Buckeyes certainly feel that way.

But from what I've observed over 42 years, TOSU vs. TTUN has become much more of a civil game. Part of that has to do with ticket prices. I lament that the cost is pricing out families, but  it does help keep the yahoos out of the stadium. If you're paying  $197+ a ticket you're probably educated and/or successful. Plus, TOSU vs. TTUN is most always at noon, so there's not nearly the drunk element of a night game.

So you shouldn't worry about attending a game at the Shoe. It's worth visiting just for the history and tradition of college football.

Comment 20 hours ago

IMO the athletic department is making a bad gamble here.

The only reason they can charge $87 or $197 a seat is because Urban Meyer is the coach and he wins nearly all of the time. Everyone loves a winner, so the demand is there. If he retires and we're 8-4, 7-5 every season far fewer people will pay those prices.

I can remember the days in the 1980's when Northwestern had free seating for their students and their stands were half-empty. You see the same thing in MLB. The Seattle Mariners are practically begging people to buy tickets, but the stadium never fills.

Comment 27 Jun 2017

We've routinely walked into Happy Valley and beaten PSU on their home field.

Sure, they won by 3 points last year, but it's hard to make the argument that it's a more intimidating atmosphere than the Horseshoe. PSU is going to be taken behind the woodshed this year.

Comment 27 Jun 2017

JT shocked the CFB world in 2014. There's no doubting that.

In 2017, though, I want to see him doing what he does best: Managing the offense. Just win. I don't care if our running game shoulders the load and we win a NC that way. 

The last thing I want to see is the coaching staff forcing the issue by "featuring" JT so he can win a Heisman. He takes a lot of hits already. Let things play out as they will.

There is only one trophy that really matters. The national championship.

Comment 27 Jun 2017

The Heisman trophy is good for bragging rights "Our school has seven!" but it's really a joke of an award. 

Orlando Pace absolutely was deserving of the reward in 1996, but offensive linemen aren't really considered. TTUN deserves credit for getting two Heismans with players that weren't running backs or quarterbacks (Howard, Woodson), but otherwise it's biased.

So I agree with you. Who cares?

Comment 27 Jun 2017

The atmosphere question is a loaded one.

Of course Buckeye fans start yawning when we're beating Nowhere State Technical Institute by 62 points. Every fan base is like that.

A better comparison would be night games and big rivalry games. USC in 2009, Wisconsin in 2011, Michigan in 2016 were the loudest experiences I've had in a stadium.

Add to that the facts that:
-- We routinely fill the stadium at or over capacity
-- We can get 100,000 fans to attend the spring game
-- We have the best marching band in the country, that has even travelled to London for an NFL halftime.
-- Ohio Stadium is architecturally beautiful, and is a registered national historical structure

There's no question in my mind which stadium is #1. The Horseshoe is called "The cathedral of college football" for a reason.

Comment 27 Jun 2017

If I were were to be tortured, you'd have to use the 4 non blondes' "What's going on"?

Comment 26 Jun 2017

There's a difference between everyday Hip Hop and Gangsta Rap.

The irony is that Gangsta Rap's biggest market is teenage to 20-something white kids.

But there's plenty of good Hip Hop out there. Grandmaster Flash, Lauren Hill, and my favorite, The Pharcyde (they're hilarious and talented)

Comment 26 Jun 2017

I buy Phil Steele's mag because it's so rich in details about every team, especially our upcoming opponents. I refer to it throughout the season.

Comment 24 Jun 2017

It obviously looks like Nihon "gets it" and Toyo doesn't. Toyo was getting run all over the whole game, yet they only have 2-3 guys at the line of scrimmage. Not a great strategy.

But it's enjoyable to see foreign countries buy in to the sport and its rules.