Get it over with and all future alternate uniforms pay homage to the 2014 National Champions.
A crusty old Sergeant Major found himself at a wedding when one of the bride’s guests approached him for conversation.
“Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?”
“Negative, ma’am,” he said. “Just serious by nature.”
The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said it looked like he had seen a lot of action.
“Yes, ma’am, a lot of action.”
The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, “you know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself.”
The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner. Finally the young lady said, “you know, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but when was the last time you had sex?”
“Well, there you are,” she responded. “No wonder you’re so serious. You really need to chill out and relax! I mean, no sex since 1955! Come with me.”
She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to relax him several times.
Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his grizzled bare chest and said, “wow, you sure didn’t forget much since 1955.”
After glancing at his watch, the Sergeant Major said in his serious voice, “I hope not. It’s only 2130 now.”
Walk out linebacker mold. About same size as Lee in high school.
You mean like the melt down over the black socks at the 63-14 PSU debacle?
Unless there are black and white ribbons in the OSU archive to go with the scarlet and gray ribbons, I say no.
With loss of the DT, look for a reversion to the 3-4 that gave us trouble last year & again this year. Cover up the weakness by dropping eight & hope for a mistake.
Don't risk antagonizing Gator fans like the one that sucker punched the OSU DB.
Another lesson learned from Meyer.
I second the Easton recommendation. It's still warm so try the cold appetizer platter at Cafe Istanbul. They also have a really good lunch special. If you've never tried it, get the apple tea.
Reason for Maryland and Rutgers : $$$. Just going from sports packages to basic cable in the NYC and DC markets added more than $20M to BTN revenues. Now think of the hand Delaney has to negotiate the next TV contract.
It wasn't that long ago OSU needed a miracle in overtime to beat them. Northwestern used to be the laughingstock that people wanted to get rid of. Things change & you don't make permanent decisions on a whim.
If the all black rumor is true, it reminds me of the storm in the first year of the Nike contract when the coaches' shirts were dark maroon and the rebuttal was, "It's a shade of scarlet." The Dispatch is going to set an all-time record for letters to the sports editor feature.
1. Helps when your center is holding. 2. Northern Illinois linemen were very adept at pushing the pile. If they don't call it, kudos to them.
At this point, get it over with and go back to looking like the uniforms depicted in the stained glass in the rotunda. That's tradition.
Two other points: Hawaii is 2-1. In the old days, teams like Oregon, Texas A&M, and Arizona State were willing to take pay check games. No more.
Remember OSU would have been playing North Carolina today before the B1G mandated the nine-game schedule. That would have left OSU with six home games next year. When you bring in $7M for a MAC school, that's untenable.
Something to watch for today: MSU copied OSU's kickoff scheme and got burned for a TD and another long return. The Sharks will have to keep the returner pinned. Someday someone is going to try the long kickoff lateral pass like Minnesota did last year.
I hope it's BYU, but beware of a Mountain time zone team playing at noon EST. Another Hail Joseph pass a la Colorado would be epic.
Striking a regulatory balance is hard. On the other side, I still think of the drunk crane operator at 8:00 AM who toppled over and killed a guy in a moving car on Lane Avenue during Schott construction. Is it overdone? Yes. Is the right amount go regulation necessary? Yes. After that incident, I took notice of guys in work clothes at Speedway early in the morning buying twelve-packs of beer.
Junk defense = three linemen off the line, stand up back eight mulling around, late blitzes. Gives up quick hitting power for 4-5 yard gains. Maybe time for the diamond for extra blocking. Also IU used this last season and confused OSU.
Note how far off the line the NIU linemen were sitting. It seems like they would concede 3-4 yards to prevent being gashed.
I hearken back to Gee's comment about him getting out of Wisconsin just ahead of the sheriff. Maybe fire to match the smoke.
You will get your wish as they sold the chrome helmets.
At this point, black uniforms are like the chicken pox. Do it and get it over with. I favor keeping the same helmets and pants with same jersey pattern as black with silver numbers. Nike gets their jersey sales and we get it out of our system and go back to being Ohio State.
Can Mindy Drayer diagram that play for us?