Respectfully, Ohio State has BEEN a wrestling school for a long, long time. National Champions are like snowflakes, no two alike, but there is a commonality in the weight classes at OSU: they produce champs. Granted, this ain't Iowa, but we're damned good.
Agreed. It didn't seem malicious, just cheap.
Way to go, Bucks! It has been an honor jabbering with ya'll here on 11W this season. By far, the toughest year of my life, and now one of the most rewarding. Big fat neeners to the SEC, especially sweet day to be going to work amongst these Cat fans who doubted right along.
GO BUCKS! REKROOTING IZZA' ANZWER!!!
OK...I've had exactly one. Just sounded better on 11W. Can't upload my photo...assume the site is loaded...
This guy I know said he's transferring to New Mexico State.
It is always important to refrain from boasting before a big game, no matter how confident a player may feel about things. I'll never forgive Terry Glenn for opening his big trap before what turned out to be a shameful loss. Somewhere, the ghost of (still living) John Cooper visits braggarts and gives them a li'l talking to.
Bulletin board material is something the Ducks don't need before this one. Humility in all things prior to a big game is essential; time enough to call yourself #1 after you prove it.
I can't relate how many times I've tried to reconcile the fact that I love his rendition of Carmen, Ohio...in spite of flubbing the words time after time. I finally decided 'the hell with it', and I just enjoy it now. The first time I heard him sing it was after the NC in 2002, and it really didn't matter then...why should it now? Sing, Cie, sing!
Good interview with Beck here...
Upvoted this reply because I like the optimism, and the LEARNED belief this shows in one's team. Much respect to this, IH8ROLLTYDE (even though you called me a dick for a recent post, I like your style). Good attitude.
This is the very best that college athletics has to offer in the way of good storytelling. It is loads of fun to hate a most excellent rival. It is pure delight to (metaphorically) stand over his bleeding, eviscerated carcass and unleash a furious battle cry of triumph a la Predator.
But it is also really cool to respect one's foe, to admire their strengths and to acknowledge them. There are few teams I hate. There is only one I'd venture to deliberately say I disrespect (and it might surprise you to know it has nothing to do with a certain group of ne'er-do-wells from That Abyss Up North; My mother-cursing, feces-flinging and wishes of crotch-rotting gangrene are saved for the lot of losers from South Bend).
On a clear day, you can see forever. An inspired foe like the Ducks make me feel good. Just being associated with them opposite the scrimmage lets me know we've done a goddamned great job this year, and that, win or lose, we'll feast in Valhalla together! With the spirit that any good fan has in his or her heart...
BEST OF LUCK, DUCKS!! GO BUCKS! (BEAT _ICHIGAN AGAIN!)
"It's been a long, winding road for Ohio State to get here, though. It has went through the loss of two starting quarterbacks and various other injuries."
C'mon Eleven Warriors. I know this is a FREE blog, but I also happen to agree with Southbuc. It is vital to have decent editing here. After all, this is a focus on The Ohio State UNIVERSITY, and it is rather embarrassing when grammatical gaffes like this are featured front and center.
We HAVE come here to play school. Class in all things, Mr. Shoemaker. If nobody on staff is editing your stuff, it falls upon YOU.
Umm..typo alert. Hate to be a douche about this, but the article reads...
"Add all this into the fact Ohio State could win its first title since 2002 next week, and there's no reason to think Ohio State's (currently) sixth-ranked 2015 class will finish in the Top 5 once again under Urban Meyer."
Shouldn't this read "...WON'T finish in the Top 5 once again...."
Let the rest of us know when that moment happens...we don't all have sensors on the tarmac at DFW.
Effing genius post, man. Things fell apart when the 'bias' began.
Two votes for Eddie...
Just the latest inane, meaningless thing to come out of the Twatterverse. As soon as I saw it, I placed on the shelf in the 'things I give less than a shit about' category.
Even if it were intentional, who cares?! It might show he's objectively trying to predict a game. Heaven knows our defense better be razor sharp that day to fend off that group of gazelles (gazelle? gazelles? gazelli? wtf is the plural of 'gazelle'?) and sticky-fingered spiders. If I were in Vegas laying money, I'd have picked Alabama to beat us and the Hurricanes to beat us in 2002. So what? It doesn't mean I want it to happen.
Let us try to fiind something else to get upset about.
"I wouldn't piss on Lane Kiffin if he was on fire."
I would be glad to piss on Lane Kiffin, even if he was already soaking wet.
That isn't really a pun.
Hopefully, it was...
"How could you ask me when you were standing right there and there are two clear inches of green between that cleat and the white line?!! Get your head out of the long, dark tunnel that comprises most of your enormous ass!"
Clearly, Knoch11 has been paying attention. Those are the two to replace Herman that we should be hoping for. Good call.
Sure, she's annoying as hell. But something about her oration (if you can call that massive vowel movement such) rings true. She obviously believes in her team, has great pride in what they've done, and knows they'll be a force to be reckoned with next year. Is she wrong on any of those counts? Would that all Scarlet and Gray fans are as faithful and passionate.
Now, since she clearly will NEVER shut up, somebody stuff a jar of peanut butter in that bitch's mouth.
It makes me wonder how much we'll miss Herman...Houston will be a rising force, no doubt.
I think it is especially nice to hear Coach Meyer talk about the maturation process in this remarkable student-athlete. He has come so far in such a short time, and that the program has been good for him is absolutely certain. Here is a young man who has shown growth, determination, resilience and poise. For whatever happens in the title game against Oregon, Cardale Jones has earned our respect and admiration. I suspect that the other two 'ahead' of him might say the same thing.
Great day to be a fan of The Ohio State University! GO BUCKS!!