Ill be happy if we get more than 27 points in Blacksburg. I think we have a chance of having a dominant defense that could keep VT below 14 points but I do not expect us to go up and have an offensive explosion by any means. I see a score like 24-13 maybe.
I have to go with Bama as the best win.....just because of the way we did it. Coming from 21-6 down and going on a 28-0 run was just unbelievable for me. I was sooooo bummed when we fell behind like we did, just certain it was going to be another nightmare bowl game in SEC land. I didn't head to bed (mainly cuz I wasn't at home!) and decided to see how we did on the next possession. Well two huge third and longs converted and finally running it in gave me hope that tonight was going to be different....... and boy was it!!
A very very very close second is 2002 Michigan. It was my first game ever in CBus and after the Cooper years this was set up like the old 95,96 games. But I woke up that morning in a CBus hotel and for some reason I didn't have the angst that usually accompanied a OSU/Mich game day. I was calm all day. Excited to be in CBus, at the stadium, with the game day crowd and in awe of the atmosphere on Lane Ave that day but not feeling ANY worry.
The worst was Penn St '05. Knowing this was a team that could contend for NC even after the Texas loss and to go in to the white out game and just get absolutely nothing on offense was extremely disappointing. I was on Hilton Head island watching that game and I could not get to sleep for hours that night and I was bummed all the next week. My bubble was burst!
Well those were two very physical and fast teams on NewYears night, and somebody had to lose. Games with that level of competition are often decided by very little things, often times having a lot to do with preparation and Saban is a guy who thinks he can out prepare anyone. I think he found out otherwise. That being said, players must prepare themselves as well and I remember feeling that Beanie was protecting himself (and Tressel protecting him) in that bowl game against Texas we lost a few years back. Was that an excuse? To some (like Texas fans) it was. I still think we win that game if we let Beanie go beast mode, but Beanie also could have gone McGahee mode too. Its a reality the coaches must deal with. Players will play to protect their NFL prospects............ as they SHOULD. No doubt many Bama players and fans are less excited about playing in a non national championship game but that stuff stops about 8 minutes in because every player wants badly to win in whatever they are doing. Unfortunately sometimes 8 minutes is enough.
I was openly criticizing Meyer after our win in Happy Valley!
To allow a crappy team like PSU come back to tie in the 4th qtr and force overtime was a sign to me that Urban was clearly over rated. JT bailed his ass out as far as I was concerned. At that point, I was convinced that MSU was going to put us in our place. I was NOT a happy camper.
I agree with your analysis of each QB. I think JT is the best system QB we have. His skill set is made for Meyers offense. That being said, in terms of beating Alabama, I think we had THE right guy for that game. Bama would have been more effective defending us with JT as the QB I think. Cardale really made the DBs play deeper than they would have with JT. Not that JT doesn't throw an effective deep ball but he is not as scary with his arm strength and overall strength. Bama found out early what a load he was and blitzed very little and didn't stack the box. Im not sure they would have had to do that with JT.
Add bacon and you have the "Elvis sandwich"
I expect a game much like the NCG. Va Tech will be tough at home but they won't hang past the 8 min mark of 4th qtr.
Ill be surprised if we blow them out.
Tried a new Ballast Point last night called "Tongue Buckler" a hoppy Imperial Red.................... damn good.
They also have a Habanero Sculpin which was better than I thought it would be.
make that 14-0
I actually liked the layout of #4 better #2 was in better shape and is obviously a great course but I thought #4 was a better value.
I don't play much anymore but I used to play a lot and all my vacations were planned around trying a different golf course usually.
The top ones Ive played in no particular order;
TPC Sawgrass, Atlanta Athletic Club, East Lake, Bandon Dunes, Ocean Course at Kiawah, Bethpage Black, Whistling Straits, Torrey Pines, Ocean Club at Sea Island, Greyhawk in Scottsdale, Ghost Creek in Portland, Scarlet Course and Pinehurst.
The best golf experience I had ever was on a course right off Kiawah called Cassique. Very exclusive, one of about ten groups on the course all with our own caddies. No blade of grass was unattended to.
Finishing birdie birdie birdie par on Sawgrass to shoot 77 was without a doubt the best result on all the courses. Though it was about the 5th or 6th time Id played Sawgrass most of the others I only played once. Bogeying 18 for an 80 at Bethpage was my best first time effort
The only one harder is Pine Valley........ so I've heard.
Ive had 3 hole in ones but Im most proud of finishing the TPC Stadium course birdie, birdie, birdie, par to shoot 77. Hit it to about 4 feet on 17.
As a 9 year old I struck out 17 batters in a 6 inning game.
I played against future NBA player Tom Chambers in high school..... for about 24 seconds (technically we were just on the floor at the same time)
I lived in So Cal in early 70s and saw or ran into a number of celebrities (Burt Reynolds, James Caan) and I went to school with "Peter Brady" and "Jim Bob Walton" but the best story form that time was getting a chance as a 13 yr old to play at the Fabulous Forum in front of 17,505 at halftime of a Laker game. We played our first three quarters before the game and then at halftime we came out and played our 4th quarter. We all met the Lakers pre game and sat right next to the bench from about the 4 minute mark on of the 2nd qtr so we could get on the court quickly.
This was the team that won 33 games in a row with Chamberlain, West, Goodrich, Hairston, Baylor, Erickson and former Buckeye Jim Cleamons. They played the Rockets that night and The Big E Elvin Hayes was battling Chanmberlain. Sitting court side and smelling the action was very memorable as was getting a huge cheer from the crowd when I hit a 15 footer from the right baseline (my favorite shot!)
No actually I graduated from the Emory Univ program in Atlanta quite a few years ago......31.
Yes.....like one. Im a PA anesthetist, more recently called AA
I am a non physician anesthetist (I get to play doctor!) and I specialize in cardiac and vascular anesthesia.
Great news! I saw that thread this morning and Ive been checking this site about every hour since then (I must have checked right before DJ posted this).
Let me just say I am proud of the way my fellow Buckeye fans reacted. It was a cryptic comment that could have been ignored and blown off but you didn't and obviously there was some real reason to fear the worst here. Most of us wouldn't know 618 if he walked up in front of us but the connection via 11W is real and to me it shows a real value for these social networks. 10-15 years ago the opportunity to feel valued and appreciated, just as a human struggling the same way all of us have at one timer another, would not have been here and who knows what would the outcome would be. We made the world a very intimate place for him, a place where he wants to live for now. We all seek to be part of something and its easy to get disconnected in this enormous world but we have the ability to shrink it for a moment and give each other a place to stay.
Lets not forget that we just took the first step though and he's likely not the only one feeling that way. Its real easy for us to think happiness is the default position because the large majority of us have it pretty good. But a lot of people do not and haven't for a while. Sometimes being depressed is the proper response to a situation. Suicide is not the proper response to depression but sometimes the gravity of ones situation makes it impossible to smile or feel joy. We cant eliminate depression nor should we try but we want to allow it to exist in a healthy manner which means only for a limited period of time and without self destructive responses.
Any way, great job guys.
Citrus Bowl '92 vs UGA (L)
@Michigan '99 (L)
vs Michigan '02 (Biiiiiig W!!!!)
vs PSU '08 (L)
vs Wisc '09 (W)
vs Miami '10 (W)
vs CU '11 (W)
opener '12 (W)
vs Purdue '12 (W)
So 6-3 but 6-1 @home
Hope to catch at least one a year for a few years now that my son lives in CBus and can get alumni tickets.
22 huh? I would have stopped counting at 10.
Big places like SoCal and CBus are a little easier to go unnoticed as well. Sometimes there is more trouble to be had in the small places. Not because of the number of opportunities (it only takes one) but because of the percentage of eyes watching you. In small places you are less able to hide sometimes
guys who are going to get in trouble will find it wherever they are
Take a look at the offenses that 02 team went up against guys. Texas Tech in their heyday, Wash St, Michigan when they were real good and that Miami team that had Winslow, Andre Johnson and McGahee to name a few. That Cinci team was pretty good so was that Penn St team with Larry Johnson. As good as our D was by end of year this year we gave up 35 to Bama and their trio of Henry/Yeldon, Cooper and Sims doesn't touch the aforementioned trio of Hurricanes. We were also prone to TOs in many games this year and I don't think our 2002 team would have squandered the opportunities that others did against us. I love this years team but that collection of guys in 2002 was pretty special too. The 02 team had that ability to completely shut down good offenses (held PSU to 180 TOTAL yards... lowest of Paternos career to that point) while this team was great at times defensively we were not dominant for 60 minutes but once (BiG title game).
Maybe a few more Spencer boys too?!
Well, everyone did keep thinking that the Bills were due and Kelly was as accomplished a pro QB as there was. Mariota is outstanding, the Ducks are 'due' but ..................... they still gonna lose!!!!
If winning national championships is the measuring stick then yes they aren't blue blood status but they have been in the discussion for quite few years in a row. My hat is off to them.