I was there as well. Unfortunately.
Even opponents are catching on. Rutgers charged $175 for OSU tickets, where you could get season tickets for $210. I paid $83 per ticket on eBay, which is still fairly ludicrous. I'd rather to the game than watch on television, but the extreme greed turns me off.
The problem is, everyone else is doing it too. I went to the Rutgers game and face value of single game tickets was $175. I paid $250 for three on eBay. I can afford to pay that much for tickets, but I refuse to. Obviously it's not stopping others from doing so. You think one day they'll prove themselves out of demand because people would rather watch at home on a hi-def TV and drink their reasonably priced adult beverages. But it ain't happening.
The penalty was because Butt was running off the field with other players and stopped. That's a penalty for intentionally deceiving, and results in an unsportsmanlike penalty. That's what I heard the explanation was.
Probably not. That's a Big 10 decision, much like NCAA tournament games don't sell alcohol.
I hope the Bengals get by the Browns this week. As witnessed last year, anything can happen. Bengals banged up after a war with Pittsburgh. The Browns have been scoring points but their defense has been letting them down.
As it usually happens in the NFL, what most think will happen won't. The Browns rush defense is horrid, which means they'll shut down Bernard and Hill and the Bengals will have to throw to wins. That is more likely with Haden and Whitner out due to concussions.
Go Bucks and Who Dey!
It sounded like he got cited for the U-turn. U-turns are illegal citywide in Columbus, which I don't understand except for giving police another reason to pull people over. U-turns are legal in Ohio as long as it's more than 100 feet from an intersection unless there are signs or ordinances prohibiting them.
I don't understand the evading part. In Ohio, in order for checkpoints to be legal, drivers are supposed to have an option to avoid them. All checkpoints have to be made known to the public, usually through some type of media (newspaper most common).
I had one beer after golf one summer and saw a checkpoint on Riverside Drive in Cincinnati. I turned on a side street before it because I didn't want to chance anything even though I only had one beer.
If he turned before the checkpoint, how could that be considered evading?
I got laid off, so I don't have a job to blow off to read this.
Because UFM said so.
NJ_Buckeye, any suggestions on places to drink/eat this weekend in the vicinity would be greatly appreciated as I will be attending the game Saturday.
I was in school when William White played. In other words, I'm old.
I actually know two people who questioned the hiring of Urban. Why?
I'm with you, Jeeves.
So if everyone does this (most recently I've seen Rutgers, Arizona State and Tulsa with all black versions), what is so unique about it? Other than the fact the Bucks haven't done it.
I'm a traditionalist (I hated when the sleeve stripes changed during Earle Bruce's tenure), but I don't really care. I'm not totally opposed to change. I'm not wearing them and I'm not buying them.
If uniforms helped recruit better, shouldn't Maryland be better?
This game reminded me of being there in 1996.
You know you're old when players who played when you were in school are having their sons comitting now. Sheesh.
I thought the enclosure of the north end zone at Memorial Stadium brought capacity to around 60,000. I guess not.
Play home and away games with West Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky if you're really worried about travel costs. Which they're not.
I hated the excuse of scheduling in-state MAC teams to keep tax dollars in the state. The guarantees aren't coming from the State of Ohio's General Revenue Fund, they're coming from OSU's Athletic Department budget. So that argument doesn't hold water.
BuckeyeDevil, I was at that game too. Unfortunately I was exposed to the elements, sitting in A deck on the west side down by the south end zone. A weird mixture of rain, sleet and snow that day. I was wearing one of those satin-like Starter jackets, and it was completely covered with a later of ice. With the result of the game, I didn't really care much about the weather that day.
What did Saban do when he was at Michigan State?
Cris Carter lived on my floor in Park Hall. He had a ton of D1 basketball scholarships and might have done well on the hardwood. The one thing sticks out in my mind is when he told us the advice he received from his older brother Butch, who played for Bob Knight at Indiana and played in the NBA. Butch told him not to go to Indiana.