Then they play Florida State. That will be a good comparison for us :-)
I feel your pain, bro. Lived in Atlanta for 12 years before making my way back to Ohio. I have already heard from my SEC and ACC friends tonight. It stings. I don't think most people on the site have a clue about the level of disrespect the B1G, in general, and OSU, in particular, get in the South. And what can we say? Until we win, nothing.
We run the table, finish 13-1, what does it matter? Who did we beat?
You know, I can't forget that the two biggest nationally televised games at the stadium in the past ten years, for me, were Texas and USC and we lost them both, despite the insanity of those crowds. Granted, we got payback at Texas the next year, but it would have been nice to have taken care of USC at home after they destroyed us out there.
Don't worry, on the Coast there'll be a large Auburn presence as well. They'll have your back if you keep it directed towards Bama. Now, if you start on the SEC, you're on your own.
Votto DL'd this morning.
Actually, Tuberville was 7-3 against Alabama while at Auburn, including six in a row at one point. I believe he is also one of the few coaches that holds a winning record against Saban. He is a good coach. I think UC actually improved trading Butch Jones for Tubs. And I am sure there are probably lots of Tennessee fans wondering why they hired Butch Jones if Tuberville was available? All that said, I can't imagine Saban taking a chance and playing in Cincinnati. It is just too risky.
I am still bummed about losing Mitchell, but this goes a long way towards easing my pain.
I hope our occasional digs at the Tide hasn't run Alabama Mike off? I always enjoy his insights.
How to make Sloopy better? Easy. More cowbell.
Old Pulteney Gordon & MacPhail 21-year old is the best scotch I've ever had, but its cost makes it a special occasion splurge. I believe it is around $115 a bottle at the Party Source (the Party Source IS the truth, btw - if there is a heaven, for me, it will very likely be similar to the Party Source).
The Highland and Balvenie 12-year olds are reliable moderately priced scotches.
You cannot go wrong with any Macallen.
My personal favorite single malt is Glenmorangie LaSanta, aged in sherry casks. Very, very smooth.
If single malts are not available, I think Johnny Walker Black is the best of the blends.
I usually drink bourbon from Opening Day to Thanksgiving, and scotch in-between.
The Four Roses recommendation up the thread is solid.
He must be the "player to be named later" in the Duron Carter deal?
I think we had the ball near the end of the half deep in our own territory, had cut the lead to 10 (24-14), and the Vest panics and goes for a 4th and one? They snuffed it and scored again, making it 31-14 at half. I've always wondered if it would have made any difference if we had punted.
I find it is easier now to think of that night as Urban's job interview.
Agreed. His only opportunity to actually play next year is if he stays at OSU. He has to sit out a year transferring. The family issue is the only logical conclusion.
JO - H !!
The Bucks won the Sugar Bowl cleanly in 1999. 24-14 over Texas A&M. Was that not the BCS era?
Exactly this. ^
I have to admit to rooting for Michigan a few years ago against Florida in Carr's last game. It was nice to see the Big Ten get some revenge so soon after the Gators bent us over in the desert. And, occasionally, I find myself rooting for Michigan against Notre Dame, depending upon who has the most to lose. But, otherwise, that is about it. I start a game with the intention of rooting for Michigan, but quickly find myself, especially since Hoke became HC, rooting against them. What's strange is that I have no problem rooting for any other B1G team, even Wisconsin with Bert. I always rooted for them in the bowls.
Anyway, if Michigan gets smoked tonight, and Ohio State wins against Clemson, it won't matter that Michigan gets smoked tonight. If that makes any sense?
It helps me to think of 2007 as a job interview.
I don't want to be a buzzkill, but I am old enough to remember 1969 very well. In a way, I have still not quite gotten over it. The Bucks were defending national champs, had a 22 game winning streak and were 17 point favorites over a 7-2 Michigan team. Although they knew they couldn't go to the Rose Bowl again, they knew if they won, they would be back-to-back national champs. At the time, people were already talking about Ohio State as being the greatest college team of all-time. Beware people.
AC, diving on the grenade. Thanks, bro!
It worked so well for Bret Bielema in regards to Nick Saban.
AP has picked up the story and it is on the Huffington Post main page crawl.
Is it me, or is anyone else terrified by the SI Cover Jinx? Most recent example - Jason Grilli of the Pirates.