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.
Let's frame the question another way: of the five other teams in the Top 6, who would you like to see lose before the end of the season and be eliminated from consideration?
I'm guessing, deep down, it would be Bama.
Justin Hilliard is a bad young man. He will deliver pain in large doses.
Many great recommendations here. I prefer Macanudo Crystals, with a tumbler of Glenmorangie LaSanta in the fall and winter, and Four Roses Single Batch or Woodford Reserve bourbon in the spring sand summer.
Just logged in. Dontre Wilson in the doghouse again?
Losing to Michigan this November.
Agreed. I mentioned to my wife after this week's episode. It definitely has a LOST feel.
Remember the Alamo!
Remember Pearl Harbor!
Remember Ann Arbor 1969!
I think the length of Michigan sucking time is longer than some of our fans' attention spans. I agree with many here that we are getting everybody's best shot. But everybody's best shot will not be as focused with the hate that Michigan will be bringing this November in Ann Arbor. We were a two point conversion away from losing to a terrible team, coached by a caricature two years ago.
Those who disregard Michigan do so at their own peril. Fortunately, I know the one guy that won't be taking this game lightly, and he our head coach.
Saw the Gunners at the Nutter Center at Wright State during the Use Your Illusion Tour, early 90s. Soundgarden warmed up. They were great. Chris Cornell might be the purest rock singer ever, even better than Axl, but still ... anyway, GNR was late. Very late. Slash eventually came out around 11 p.m. to claim there were "technical problems", but to be patient. Thank God they stopped selling alcohol. The crowd was getting very restless. Eventually, at approximately 12:45 a.m., the lights go down and you hear the first chords of "Welcome ...", Axl shoots out of from backstage like a rocket and bounces off a large speaker bank. It was on! They were immediately forgiven for all their transgressions. Later we learned, from a Rolling Stone interview, that Axl was having flashbacks of a trip to the nearby Air Force Museum as a boy, with his hated stepdad, and had to be coaxed on stage by the shrink who traveled with them. Whatever ... GREAT. EFFING. SHOW!!! They could have been the American Rolling Stones, but they let it get away ...
Carson was, is, and will always be the benchmark. I was 10 when he took over the Tonight Show and 40 when he retired. Don't trust the youtube clips only. Most of those shows are from the Hollywood era, when Johnny was pretty much on cruise control. He had the show down to four nights a week for an hour each night. The first ten years of Carson - the NYC years - are lost. NBC destroyed all the master kinescopes of those shows. Occasionally, footage will turn up from that era and it is as if a Dead Sea Scroll is discovered. In NYC, Johnny was on five nights a week, for 90 minutes. It was less a talk show and more of a cocktail party. In those days, the guests would stay for the entire show, moving down the couch, as the next guest was added. It was impossible to script because you did not know how that night's particular chemistry would work. And even better, there would be the occasional big name celebrity out on the town who, after a few drinks, would decide to drop by and see Johnny unannounced. Those shows were gold. Imagine hosting a party and "that guy" shows up? Anyway, I loved Dave, thought he was the logical heir to Johnny, and always resented Leno for big-footing him. I was sorry to see him go, but it was time. I think he was as bored at the end as Johnny was. Conan, Fallon, and Kimmel each have their strengths, but I think Colbert comes closest to Johnny's skill set. He can do the silly Hunger Games parody of the Republican primary, and pivot to a serious conversation with the Chairman of the UN or Malala, the 18-year old Nobel Prize winner. And that reminds me of the nights Johnny could do Carnak the Magnificent, talk to a dumb starlet, and end with William F. Buckley or Carl Sagan.
Yeah, and Calipari is more like Petrino.
Except Urban has three National Championships to Calipari's one, and none of Urban's Bowl wins have been vacated.
I'm fine either way. I trust Urban to make the call. That said, I think it would a little easier to start Cardale knowing next year, the QB controversy is over. J.T. knows he still has two full years.
Don't knock Kamchatka, people. It was Marge Schott's drink of choice.