I always pull for Nebraska; I'd love for them to become a consistent national power again. I'd have to say Iowa, though, although I'm not sure they'll ever do much with Kirk "COY" Ferentz at the helm. I really enjoyed our games against Iowa in 2009 and 2010 and have had a soft spot for them, mostly since we rarely play them anymore.
As much as I loathe Aaron Hernandez, I have to agree with this.
I can only imagine the faux-outrage that would occur on a TTUN forum if Ohio State were to hire the parent of a recruit for a position such as this. Over/under on the number of times the term "O$U" would be used: 25, at least. But hey, nothing to see here if you're a Michigan fan.
Holy shit, TXS Buckeye, I like it!
I actually paused it at one point and was only able to count 7. But maybe I just can't count that high?
Only Alabama would have towns named "Mulga" and "Clanton". Lol.
Obviously there are a lot of people tired of hearing about Braxton, but you're forgetting one thing. It's FREAKING MAY. Spring practice is over, so there's very little activity going on right now in Buckeye land, and indeed throughout all of college football. Need proof of that? Go to the ESPN Big Ten Blog, where they have spent the last week plus writing "previews" of all of the B1G non conference opponents. That's right, there's an article for Army, Pitt, Central Michigan, Hawaii, Miami of Ohio and on and on. This is ESPN, where professional writers get paid well to write this kind of nonsense. The fact that a "lowly" blog like 11W is kicking the crap out of ESPN'S content tells me all that I need to know. These guys are the best in the biz and I love having 7-10 articles a day to read. I'll read another 10 Braxton articles before I read about Louisiana-Monroe's struggling offensive line and kicker woes.
Is that a goat puking into a jacuzzi?
Agreed 100%, Earthoid. Way too many "Editors" commenting here who criticize frequently but don't, you know, have their OWN completely free website that produces up to 10 articles a day and employs numerous writers. Probably the thing I hate most about the Internet.
Actually, your comment seems more "passive aggressive" than the author's comments. I'm sure they have grown weary of getting lectured by the 11W commentariat every time they dare post a story about Braxton Miller, who, as noted above, just happens to be one of the most interesting and intriguing players and situations in recent Buckeye history.
Your user name is ironic, since you sound very much like a TSUN fan here.
I agree with you in a very general sense in that our society has misaligned values and priorities, but using Urban Meyers's salary to validate that point is off base. Sure, it sounds great to say that doctors or teachers or firemen are heroes and should be compensated more than they are, and it's true they are under compensated. The fact that a teacher or police officer makes 40k a year while a football coach makes 6 million a year has nothing to do with our skewed values and everything to do with the capitalist nature of our country. Teachers, firemen and police officers save lives and are most definitely heroes, but they don't create hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Additionally, most of their salaries are paid for with tax revenue, which means they're public servants and that taxpayers and voters have a say in what such employees are compensated. In the grand scheme of things and speaking from a strictly moral viewpoint, yes, firefighters and police officers are more VALUABLE to human life than Urban Meyer is. But taxpayers aren't going to pay them millions of dollars a year for what they do, nor could they afford to. Although Ohio State is a public school, Urban Meyer is not compensated by taxpayers since the football team and athletic department is self-funded. As such, Urban Meyer is paid a competitive salary commensurate with his experience and skill level, as well as one that is comparable to colleagues within the same field.
Yes, our values are skewed, but Urban's compensation has nothing to do with them and everything to do with capitalism and free market economics.
I was at that game. I remember it being very frustrating, particularly in the first half, as we could do nothing offensively and Wisconsin was moving the ball at will with Scott Tolzien. Pryor hit Devier Posey for a TD on a beautiful corner route seconds before the half, which was most of the offense that day. We ended up winning handily, due mostly to Ray's PR TD and I believe a pick 6? The best about the game is that Bert was whining about the game afterwards, saying that he hated losing to us more than anyone else.
Dude ALWAYS whines, almost always after a loss. Remember him crying about no huddle offenses, conveniently after his team lost (again) to a fast paced spread type offense with a mobile QB? Yeah. For being one of the best coaches in history, he does cry a fair amount.
Did anyone else experience that warm, comforting feeling wash over themselves when they read the line about Urban wanting the extension and hoping to retire here? I couldn't imagine having a better representative for the Ohio State Buckeyes. I don't think there's ever been a better time to be a Buckeye!
Totally agreed. I think a lot of people forget how critical Jalin was in the slot and as an H-back in the final 3 games. Dude was absolutely fearless over the middle and had numerous critical 3rd down and long conversions. I love seeing Jalin in the slot.
What? Anyone care to elaborate on this? How was Dontre treated during The Game?
But wait a minute; TTUN fans are always telling us how "dirty" we are and how we only win because we cheat and that THEY do things the "right" way. How can this news be true?
Based on the definition by the OP, the correct answers are Zeke Elliott and Darron Lee.
The other observation I have is that there must be SOMEONE the OP had in mind, since he responded to virtually every posted answer with "Player X is good, yes, but not indispensable". Ok, I'll bite. Who, pray tell, is your "indispensable" player?
Because championships > everything else. It's why Dan Marino isn't considered the greatest NFL QB of all time, and Joe Montana is. Michael Jordan is the greatest NBA player of all time because of his talemt, yes, but mostly because of his 6 rings. Championships are the metric by which players and coaches are judged; Urban has 3 and Harbaugh has none.
Harbaugh is a great coach and succeeded under difficult circumstances at Stanford, but he simply cannot compare or compete with Urban's resume, period.
It's tough to have a rational conversation with someone who thinks Harbaugh is essentially equivalent to Urban Meyer. I agree with you the he's an excellent coach, but to suggest that he's even in the same ballpark as Urban is laughable. There's ONE active coach that is equal to UFM, and he was recently soundly beaten in the Sugar Bowl.
Harbaugh may well get there, but nothing he's done thus far is even close to 3 national championships, sorry.
Oh, another fav is the "Kenny Rogers Roasters", where Jerry catches Newman buying chicken and suspects it is for Kramer because the order contains broccoli, which Newman loathes. Jerry knows this and forces Newman to eat some, after which Newman spits it out and yells "vile weed!!", then begs for a shot of honey mustard to cleanse his palate. Haha.
My favorite scene is the one where Kramer and Newman are making sausages in Jerry's apartment while listening to that hilarious conga music. There's a hilarious .gif of it online.
Another favorite is the one with the crazy Vietnam veteran that ends up working with Elaine, when he tries to write catchy clothing descriptions for Bangalese galoshes in the J Peterman catalog: "It's tough to keep your feet dry when you're kicking in a skull"...Freaking kills me every time!
This is tough, because Bama is obviously much more physical than Oregon, which would likely result in them wearing Oregon down and grinding them into a fine paste by the 4th quarter, just like we did. On the other hand, Bama ALWAYS struggles against mobile QBs, especially those that run the no-huddle. Look at Bama's last several big losses; they're almost exclusively to those types of teams, which, for some reason, always give Saban trouble. I think Bama would win it with tough defense and running it down their throats, but Oregon would score some serious points.
I get that TP left under awful circumstances and hurt Ohio State in a lot of ways, but it's amazing to see so many people bash him and call him a fake Buckeye. It's plainly evident to me that Terrelle has matured a lot since his departure and I would welcome him back to Columbus with open arms. Does the name Maurice Clarett mean anything to the TP haters? That guy left nothing but scorched earth in Columbus but has worked his way back into the fold and gets nowhere NEAR the same amount of shade as TP. For that matter, neither do Boom Herron or Devier Posey, even though they were all equally to blame for the Tat-gate stuff. I, for one, would LOVE to see Terrelle succeed in the NFL and will always consider him a Buckeye.