Forgive me, but I'm grateful there are more beers than Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout. That sounds less like beer and more like a laxative.
I was in Vegas this year for the Oklahoma game. Just a solid, dominating win over a quality team on the road. I remember telling a friend that the inter-sectional games used to scare me to death during the Tressel and Cooper eras, but since the arrival of Urban, I feared no one. I really hate to lose that feeling. I am hoping this is an aberration.
Love all those guys, but Rex Kern?? I'm an old guy.
Love all those guys, but Rex Kern?? I'm an old guy.
Can't. Look. Away.
I was living in Atlanta at the time and thought we would steamroll the Gators. Imagine my surprise ... I hated him, but have since come to look upon that night NOT as an Ohio State humiliation, but rather, as a man nailing the best job interview of all-time! :-)
Bill Hosket/Dave Sorenson/Luke Witte/Alan Hornyak ... the place could rock! Huge mistake taking it down. It would be the Big Ten's Cameron Hall.
No question. That game lifted a huge weight.
After watching Braxton Miller and Darron Lee throw out first pitches this week, I could see either as an upgrade to the bullpen.
Je vois ce que vous avez fait là.
Nothing on Mariotti's, but Rick Grimes went gangsta!
Anybody remember Marv Homan? I thought he was great ... especially Buckeye hoops. In the days before seemingly every game was televised, a kid in Dayton had to find Marv on the radio to hear the Bucks. I loved the way he said, "HornYAK!"
Years ago, I worked with a guy whose Dad went to Denison with Woody. My friend's father desperately wanted him to go Denison, as well. He had made up his mind that is not where he wanted to go and was looking at other schools. He said one Sunday afternoon the phone rang and his father picked it up. After a brief exchange, the father handed my friend the phone, "It's for you." My friend said, "Hello?" A booming voice come back, "Marty, this is Woody Hayes, what is this I hear about you not wanting to attend Denison?!"
As a long, long-time Reds fan, "Winter is Coming."
I grew up in Dayton and spent a great deal of time in Yellow Springs in the late 60s, early 70s. Man, you should have been there! (I should add this was when Antioch College was in full bloom.)
Urban was offered the ND job the same year he was offered Florida. He chose Florida. I think ND might be that girl that he went out with a few times years ago, and still thinks about now and then, but has no doubts that he ended up marrying the right girl.
This is a great parlor game. I am old enough to remember all those teams. I was 17 in 1969 and absolutely crushed. Don't forget, the next year was all about revenge. Woody had a carpet made for the locker room that the team had to walk over everyday with the score "Michigan 24 - Ohio State 12". The entire focus of the season was on that game. The Bucks ran the table again, locked in on Michigan and beat them in Columbus, finishing 10-0 and #1. They promptly go to the Rose Bowl and lose to Stanford and Jim Plunkett. I thought Woody had overemphasized The Game, to the point that the team felt like they had accomplished the primary goal - same as that '06 team when they beat #2 Michigan here. I think that 68-70 team finished 27-2. But everyone knows they should have been undefeated National Champs three years in a row.
That said, I think this year is as disappointing. We got used to "Coopering" during the Cooper years to the point that we almost expected Michgan to beat us (at least I did). This year, we lost one game to the #3 team in the nation by 3 points. Bama and Oklahoma had far worse losses, but the way system is set up, we lost at the absolute worst time. But, for all the problems and issues cited on this site about the offense this year, they still won all their games except one. This team was loaded, and it has the best coach, in my opinion, in Ohio State history. We are going to look back and know we should have won the first two CFPs, and be considered one of the all-time great teams.
Bama lost early and did not control their destiny. They had to win out and hope someone took care of Ole Miss. That happened. They won on the road at Arkansas, LSU, and Auburn. We controlled our own destiny from day one. We were two wins away from the Big Ten Championship game. Michigan State came to our house, with their second string QB, and mule-whipped us. You can blame play-calling, the weather, Zeke's injury, but it doesn't matter. Bottom line, we did not get it done. Alabama did. It will take me a long time to get over it. I hate them, but I respect the hell out of them.
If Michigan State beats Alabama, it reinforces our win last year. If Bama smokes MSU, our win over them - in their eyes - becomes a fluke. Just my opinion. We have to have a longer view. Every time the Big Ten wins, the perception of the entire conference improves.
Dantonio has an OSU connection; Stoops is from Ohio. I'll root for both over Clemson and Bama.
I agree with this. Everybody complains about the pro-Alabama bias in the media, but there is a reason. They do what they have to do when they get the chance to do it. They got rolled by us last year, but this year they're back, and we aren't.
I thought they went into Blacksburg with something to prove. That team looked like the national champs. I think after revenge had been taken, they went on cruise control. The big Michigan win is sort of salving our wound, but I think years from now, we'll look back on this team as disappointing. A Cooperesque type letdown. Whoever wins the title in January, we'll know we could have beat.
Last night's episode was great. They are slowly dotting the "i's" and crossing the "t's" for this season. I think they are going to stick the landing next week. Without divulging any spoilers, let's just say that all the characters are converging.
There is something about Ohio State football coaches writing books and bad things happening that is weird?
Frampton lived in the Cincinnati suburb, Indian Hill, for a pretty long time. He married a girl from Cincinnati. They recently split and he moved to Nashville. You would see him occasionally at the Kroger's in Mariemont.
There used to be a Three Dollar Cafe on Rosewell, near Lenox. Actually, just ask anybody where the nearest Three Dollar, Taco Mac, or Jocks and Jills is, and you'll be fine. OSU fans everywhere in ATL.