Never got into wrestling until I was in middle school in the late 90s, so this is the first time I have ever seen this. Holy crap! I was glued to my computer the whole time, haha. Awesome stuff, and some great stories from that bit about Macho, Jake, and Elizabeth.
Psych is the perfect blend of hilarity, drama, and the 80s. Shawn and Gus' banter is some of the funniest stuff I've ever heard before on TV.
Yeah, while the run on the first drive set the tone, the 85 yarder was the exclamation point on that game and the season.
Zeke's 85 yarder is my favorite play since Cie Grant dragged Ken Dorsey down by his shoulder pads 12 years ago. Absolutely glorious moment that I'll never forget as long as I live.
I very much thought this as the playoff was going on. Beating Bama meant so much more than beating Oregon, but had to beat Oregon to win it all.
I've never regretted the '03 game too much. To me it felt almost the football gods enacting their justice after the Reynolds choke on Sorgi. That's one of those games I would have been conflicted about, had we won.
But yes, the best part of this years B1GCG was most certainly that this Buckeye train was just getting started. Can't wait for the Bama recap!
Ohio State football was in such a different place in 2002. There were so many seasons of being *this* close, only to fall to ttun or another team we should have beat handedly. There was such an air of uncertainty that year, almost like it was too good to be true, and we were waiting for the bottom to fall out. As the wins kept piling up, the pressure kept building, until it finally exploded as Cie Grant threw Ken Dorsey down by the neck. While this year was an absolute blast, it felt like Bama was the real champiionship game. Zeke's run was this year's "Cie Grant" play (and probably my 2nd all-time favorite). But beyond that, we knew that we could get over the hump again. We expect it now. Big difference from 12 years ago.
Those sound like a bunch of Gus nicknames from the show Psych. That's awesome!
Also, this game gave us the debut of The Shrug, courtesy of that Gunner Kiel hit.
Nah. Urban's gonna make sure VT remembers this game to their dying day.
After the way our defense handled Oregon, 24 might be a little generous.
"Scarlet. Get it right!" Owned!
How about when Cardale threw the pick against Illinois...and then clotheslined the defender out of his shoes! One of my favorite King moments!
People think the touchdown at the end of the game Monday night was bad...
I always lead that song at church the first week of the season, as well as weeks of big wins. People think I'm crazy (live in NC) when I tell them why I play it.
There was just something special about that 2002-03 season. There was such a coming together of the entire state unlike anything I've seen in my 25 years living there (I'm in NC now, so I can't say for this year). Coming out of the Cooper years where we should have had numerous titles, and having been over 30 years since the last one, it was the culmination of an entire lifetime of being a fan for everyone under 35. This season has been exactly what you said: redemption. An emphatic statement that Ohio State has not gone anywhere and (hopefully) will not go anywhere for years to come!
Call me a terrible parent, but I ran upstairs and got my 16 month old son out of bed and brought him downstairs for the last 2 plays. These things aren't guaranteed - they were thinking the same thing in '68. Who knows if I'll ever have the opportunity to watch another clock hit 0:00 on another title with my kid? It was a fantastic moment that I wouldn't trade for anything. Thanks for an incredible season, Buckeyes!