After spending an absolutely miserable year at another college where I was the only dude with long hair and not into fraternities - I remember nearly breaking down in tears when I got to Ohio State and was taken down to Mean Mr. Mustards to go dancing. I was home. The place was a bit of a freak show, and everyone was happy. Everyone had a niche. Nobody was an outsider in Buckeyeland (unless they were wearing M*chigan gear). Go Bucks! No place like home!
Many thanks Birm! Happy Trails! Go Bucks!
Cardale! I think he's moved into my top 10 all-time Buckeyes. ..
Maybe we need a poll....
Every time I watch the impossibly bad defense of the Lakers I wonder why Craft can't get called up.
btw - that's Martinelli's in the mascot's hand - it's sparkling cider...
285....we're going to the ground game.
Ludicrous yards...eleventy-billion. Or zero, because he sprains an ankle getting off the plane.
The notion that Nebraska were machines and Ohio State needs to be machine-like reminded me instantly of the Columbus based band "The Godz" ...who until yesterday, I hadn't thought of in years. They would have been a big attraction maybe in the late 70s...guys on late Woody teams would have known them.
Crossing my fingers for Silk. I'll root like hell for him and hope the trappings don't cut short his career. I live in LA, and there's already some sniping at his game on TV, etc. It's not NY, but LA crowds are tough. They won't cuss you, but they'll jump off the bandwagon faster than you can say "sale rack" for you jersey. Ask the USC football team.
I looked, and couldn't find his NFL combine or Pro Day 40 on YouTube. It looked like someone had modified the tape to make him run in fast motion. Someone that big just couldn't run THAT fast. It was amazing. Freak athlete...but the Bengals. I just wish they wouldn't curse our guys by drafting them.
"General Studies" in many states is equivalent to education in Ohio. It's what many pre-service teachers major in prior to enrolling in a fifth year certificate program. And...it's also a catch all for those who have changed their majors so many times that they'll never graduate on time.
I understand the doubt. Against teams with elite athletes, silk had some trouble getting his own shots. There aren't too many scrubs in the NBA....but quite a few won't play D. I think we've seen it with the Villain and similarly with Sully. NBA men are bigger, faster and stronger, and that advantage in athleticism (or hoops IQ) evaporates pretty quickly.
I'm hoping for the best. It would be great for Matta going forward on the recruiting trail....but another OSU bust could be troubling.
Was nearly as good at trolling as he was at analyzing ball games.
I have had my students map this data, along with a dozen other top ten teams, then do comparative footprint analysis...mean/median center, etc. It's pretty cool.
He could have taken off 5 feet further back and still had room to spare. It's easy to forget his insane athleticism, when his brute force is so often required to be on display. It would have been great to watch him in the pre- Jordan rules days.
Thank Woody that we have people who understand that buildings have immense capacity to help maintain traditions that are profoundly important to the maintenance of our dear, but ultimately "tribal" rituals. Major league baseball, for the most part, has learned that lesson way too late. I think NASCAR is just now figuring it out. M*chigan's last AD didn't "get it"...and he's out on his ear, where such idiots belong. So happy to be part of Buckeye Nation...my tribe!
It's always the same story Woody told, "You win with people". I teach. It's the same in the classroom. I'm sure it's the same in the boardroom...or any other endeavor.
Buckeye Tough. Would have made a great safety. IS a great Buckeye.
I have never watched a game that turned so dramatically after one hit. Jones had zero confidence...and probably fewer teeth after that hit. Buckeyes rolled from there on.
It's raining BOOMS. I'm afraid to walk away from the computer.
MSU is frequently a bad match-up for us, especially when our team is as soft as this year's squad. They foul every possession, turn the game into a rugby scrum and dare the refs to call everything. It's a great strategy against a team like this one, that, aside from 6'4"(?) Tate has little energy on the boards and would rather not play MSU's brutal style of hoops. Russell's great, but he clearly doesn't hold up well against physical teams...it's best just to beat him up.
Glad to see Scott step up. Seniors gotta play like seniors. C'mon Amir! C'mon Slammin' Sammy...gonna need energy and effort to beat Sparty, and take the pressure off Silk.
I'm still angry with Herbstreit for
1) His god awful performance at *ichigan in 1993 when I sat frozen and hungover in the South endzone of the Big outhouse attempting to not punch everyone in the face, while Herbie tossed pass after pass to dudes in ugly helmets
2) Still don't know why he voted us Ohio State (12 -1) 9th in the 2010 final AP poll behind a few 2-loss teams and even one 3-loss team. Only he and Fowler of all the voters voted us that low. We finished 5th.
I'm still with TP. Something seems to have broken in him while Pryor was there. Troll me all you want. I'd take Spielman in the booth any day over Mr. Frosted Tips....props to his dad though.
Damn. What a haul! Welcome Gents to Buckeye Nation. May you make us proud...and hopefully we'll do the same for you.
The blocking looked like Bollman had his prints on that.