Bring home a freaking win. I went last year and that walk back to our hotel was VERY VERY VERY cold after the game.
Ohio State just didn't get the help it needed this year. West Virginia couldn't knock off TCU and Florida State won four or five games it had no business winning. Oregon's not losing to Arizona and Missouri's not beating Alabama. Curious as to how Missouri is in SEC title game? They didn't play Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State or Texas A&M. Georgia would have at least been competitive with Alabama.
A win puts us in the Cotton Bowl against Baylor. That would be a lot of fun.
This is awesome.
The Florida State game is incredibly important to Ohio State.
If FSU loses, Ohio State likely makes playoff if they win out.
SEC - 1 team
PAC 12 - 1 team
Big 10 - 1 team
Big 12 - 1 team
I like the quality of the noon games this week. Notre Dame wins outright against Florida State. This is very similar to their win over Oklahoma in 2012.
I'll be out in Las Vegas. 9 a.m. kick! I get out there on Friday night though, so it's not like I'll be adjusted to the time change. It will still feel like noon to me.
I lived in Key West for two years. Amazing little town. Make sure to check out the Green Parrot on Southard Street (obviously) and the best food can be found at Mangia, Mangia.
FYI ... this schedule site is freaking amazing. I've looked at it probably 50,000 times in the past three years:
Hottest chicks: Little Bar
Most looking to score-iest older chicks: Varsity Club
Eh kinda girls: Out-R-Inn
Drunk college girls who will let you buy you drinks and maybe take you home: The O Patio
Best setting late night/hot college girls: Big Bar rooftop patio
These are the top five bars to attend after an Ohio State home game. All on campus.
I got a really sweet scarlet shirt and I'm sitting in section 24c so I'll be wearing scarlet.
"Between Sugar Bar 2 and Charlie Bear, are there any worse bars in America, let alone Columbus?"
The five worst bars in Columbus:
1. Sushi Rock
2. Bar 23
Nick Swisher was an awesome guy at Ohio State. Nice as can be as a student and athlete.
Always felt bad that Pat Chun had to work under Steve Snapp, who was the absolute worst.
I would not be surprised if the California game ends up another night game ... be it on FOX at 7:30 p.m. or perhaps 10/10:15 p.m. on the new FOX Sports 1. FOX has the Pac-12 and Big 12 and other than Tennessee at Oregon, there isn't another real big game that week in those two conferences.
"I've Seen All Good People" is now 41 years old. Wow.
There are a TON of attractive girls from England/Scotland/Wales living in Columbus right now. Most work in fashion industry (Abercrombie or Limited) and live downtown. Go to Bodega on any given night and you'll find a handful. This is a pretty creepy comment post, my apologies.
Most amazing piece of this article: There's an attractive girl named "Hazel" out there somewhere.
Just kidding. Good piece. I emailed it to a number of friends.
Again, another difference between us and some of the other midwest powerhouses like Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame and the ilk. They will always be there. They always will be right there in the Top 20. That's cool. They can continue to be regional powers. We're a top 5 program. We're there with Alabama and Texas and USC and maybe even LSU now. Those other schools are not. They simply compete against each other.
Ohio State lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament later that year to Utah State ... Meyer once coached at Utah ... yeah ... nothing there.
Anyway, as a Youngstown kid/longtime YSU fan who had the opportunity to cover Tressel's first year at Ohio State as the sports editor at The Lantern, I just remember thinking, " please don't screw this up." That's where we were at the beginning of the Tressel Era. "Don't screw this up."
No such feelings this time around. I seriously cannot believe how giddy I am about the hiring of Corch Irvin Meyers. I don't expect anything more than 10-2/9-3 next year, but what is fantastic is we will be in the national title hunt for the entire tenure of Meyer's reign.
Football is fun again.
As an unabashed conservative, I understand some of you will take issue with what I have to write but I feel it bears at least mentioning:
1. A vast majority of sports writers/reporters in general are of the more liberal-minded ilk. There is an even vaster majority of folks at ESPN who fall into this category. Read their Twitter feeds, look at what they retweet in terms of politics, etc. Outside of Bob Ley, there likely isn't a single on-air reporter/anchor at ESPN who voted for John McCain in 2008.
2. ESPN goes HARD after The Ohio State University and Gordon Gee (Mormon, Republican) and Jim Tressel (Christian, Republican). I doubt they show the same passion going after Donna Shalalalalalalala (former Clinton administration cabinent member and woman) and the Univ. of Miami (located in one of the most liberal areas of the United States ... culturally, locally and within its retiree community).
Bravo. +1. All that bidness.
"... a faded picture of a chubby baby glaring angrily into nothingness."
And if that twitter account really is Herbie's, he's a goddamn moron.
Herbie not only disappoints me as an Ohio State alum, but also as a former journalist. I can only hope GameDay comes to Columbus this coming fall ... perhaps for Wisconsin on Oct. 29.
They sound like him and Dave! He's probably going to see if Paddy's can put them on the speakers during lunch. $2.50 24 ouncers.