A few others have mentioned it, but I would definitely buy a flex fit style hat, and I wouldn't care if the price was a little higher. And of course I'm buying those tumblers when they become available! My best friend is a Michigan fan (I know, I know), but the next time he comes over to enjoy some of my Woodford Reserve he will be sipping out of an "Ohio" glass.
+1 to your for good Karma. That certainly didn't deserve a DV. Nick Bosa was a beast as a sophomore in high school. I really hope he follows his brother's footsteps to OSU.
Groveport, the book readers might actually be in the same situation as those that only watch the tv series. Unless I am mistaken, Martin hasn't finished writing all the books, and HBO already knows how he wants the story to unfold. If that's the case, the tv series might conclude before the books do.
I was actually in high school at the time. I had major reconstructive surgery on my knee over Christmas break due to a basketball injury about a week before the title game. I almost threw up when they showed it in slow motion, but hey, at least it wasn't Clarrett!
Zip, thanks for sharing. While I don't agree with the premise, it was a well constructed piece of writing.
That title game is my favorite football game of all time (granted I was born in the 80's). Mike Doss was a boss; Michael Jenkins with the amazing catch on fourth and 13 for a 1st down in OT; Clarrett with a strip after the INT in Miami's end zone; our molecular genetics major qb taking two Miami LBs head on inside the red zone, and getting up; Matt Wilhelm planting that little bitch Ken Dorsey, and he didn't get up; Will Allen obliterating Willis McGahee's knee. Probably the best part was JT after the game. That look on his face when he raised the crystal football was awesome, and then he said something I'll never forget. "We've always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn TEAM in the land!"
I watched that 30 for 30 on the Youngstown boys, and they painted Geiger as slightly racist in my opinion. Clarrett was a true freshmen, fresh out of a terrible childhood with bad influences all around him. Geiger could have used Clarrett as an example of learning from your mistakes, like Tress did so many times later, but that didn't happen. He didn't let Clarrett fly home for his best friend's funeral when they were already in Arizona for the title game. Didn't want the bad PR from having a "thug" on the team. Let's go ahead and force him out of the university too. The way Smith handled the tattoo situation was less than desirable, but I'll take him over Geiger any day of the week.
I'm a little biased here having a played for a catholic high school. A couple thoughts...
1. People always say the private schools recruit, well there are plenty of examples where public schools do as well. Trotwood here close to Dayton magically has the best athletes in the area, and are always going to state. My team was lucky enough to make it to state my senior year (the only player we had play college ball above Div-III walked on at Eastern Michigan), but we got curb stomped by Columbus Brookhaven 39-3 in the semis. They had close to 10 division I players on that team. Is that just by chance that they all went to the same Columbus high school?
2. This new system still won't do anything about big boy Div-I football in Ohio. Elder, St. X, St. Eds, and St. Ig. are still going to rule the state.
3. I don't hear anyone complaining how the farm schools in central Ohio dominate the lower divisions. Coldwater and Marion Local are piling up state championships like they are going out of style. Do they recruit too? Or do they just have communities that are heavily involved in their football programs?
I think in general this will hurt the private schools in lower divisions (like my alma mater).
Looking at TTUN's schedule, I see them winning 9-10 games this year. They play at the Shoe, at Sparty, and at Notre Dame. Other than those three, their schedule is a whole lot of mediocrity. I know a lot of people say they hope scUM loses every game for eternity, but a better scUM is better for us (when OSU beats them), and makes for more entertaining football.
Even if Hoke never puts his headset on, those two coordinators have been around a lot of winning, and crystal footballs. With the recruits they have brought in and a coherent offensive game plan, I think they are going to be very competitive this fall.
I am not married nor do I have children, but I plan on doing both someday. Shit like this is exactly why I hope God blesses me with boys. If three men did this to my little girl, they would be dead. That police report is beyond disturbing.
Why are you talking about the 2016 class?! We need to focus on the 2015 class that is in SHAMBLES!
I know this is an OSU site...but come on. Owens ran really fast at the Olympics to shove it in Hitler's face. The Wright brother's invention just allowed us to bomb the shit out of Europe during WWII.
Is there even a reason why there was a 24 hour runoff? Still salty over the NCAA loss to Dayton? Thought so...
This is tough, but think about this: Which of the two options have impacted you in some way? Have you been on an airplane recently or had something "overnighted" for work? I am not trying to diminish the accomplishments of Owens, but they are just that, individual accomplishments. I obviously have a little bias here, but Jesse Owen is still a boss.
Ohio is pretty much the best state ever.
I hate that my two favorite teams had to play each other, but I was pulling for my Flyers. Sibert hit his first shot then didn't do much at all the rest of the game. I loved the way Craft played, but I'm ready for some fresh blood in the program. Scott is a great defender, not as good as Craft was, but he is much better on the offensive end. The basketbucks will be back in the sweet 16 soon...too many All-Americans flowing through the program not to...
Not sure I agree with you on this. The UD campus is probably 60-70% OSU fans due to football. Dayton doesn't quite have the inferiority complex that everyone in Cincinnati has. OSU is the flagship program in the state, and UD hasn't done much to brag about lately. If UD wins, that's awesome. NCAA wins are hard to come by with UD. If OSU wins, most UD fans will be happy to have been in the dance and will continue to root for OSU. I don't think it's quite as serious you say.
I am a little torn here as an OSU fan and UD grad. I will be pulling for my Flyers, but if they lose and Craft and Smith Jr. get into an offensive grove I could get behind that. I just want to see a good game. It would be nice to see Sibert go off in this game. He has hit some huge shots for us this year: game winner vs IPFW, late three against Gonzaga to take a 4 point lead, among others. Not a stretch at all to say UD would be in the NIT without him.
btw...As much as I hate the Bearcats, they have to be included in the list of premier Ohio basketball teams. OSU, Xavier, and Dayton have all played UC recently. Xavier does on an annual basis (the only time I root for them).
How deep does it all go?
Well, I guess it would help if I scrolled all the way down. My bad, Jason. I know you are putting a lot of work into this new site. Outside of the drop down issue on the mobile I really dig the new setup. Oh, and it's still FREE! Can't please everyone...you could offer a free back massage while you read this site and someone would complain about the size of the massage therapist's hands.
I have the Galaxy S3, and the only thing I don't like about this new site is that I can't see the Buckshots on my cell. Maybe I've got my phone configured wrong?
This is exactly why I don't too hyped up about recruiting rankings. This kid is 6'5" 238 as senior in high school with one long wingspan. With a great work ethic and superb coaching (wink, wink. Larry Johnson) this kid has all the potential in the world.
I'm no defensive guru, but from my couch it clearly looked like Barnett bit hard on a TE crossing route underneath. As soon as Watkins caught the ball in the endzone Bell turned around like "Dude, wtf?" I doubt the defensive scheme would call for a true freshmen to guard by himself a player of Watkins caliber...but I don't get paid 600k annually either so...
The thing that worries me about the 2014 season is this: if Herman was reluctant to give the ball to El Guapo on 3rd and 4th downs and short, what do you think next year will be like with a stable of largely unproven running backs? I love watching Braxton, but I hope the coaching staff doesn't unnecessarily have Braxton shoulder the majority of the load for the second year in a row.
I will miss watching Hyde always falling forward for 6-8 yards...
With the dawn of Fox Sports 1, I am really hoping that Fox can take away some of the market share from ESPN. The B1G might be putting a lesser product on the field, but we still bring more viewers to the table than any other conference. Let Fox have some of the primetime B1G games as opposed to ABC/ESPN. Delany had to see the SEC/ESPN partnership coming. I think the next decade in college football will be very interesting to say the least with the playoffs and the TV deals.
I find it hilarious that both MSU and OSU are included in events like this before IU, the supposed leader of basketball history in the B1G. Is this because Tom Crean is a turd? ...I think so.