Geography is overrated. Get the best players and coaches from wherever. That's why I didn't understand the thinking when looking for head coaching candidates for the Bucks that a lot of people insisted on having someone with ties to OSU. While that is nice, if you look at the top coaches and teams, few, if any, have ties to the school they're coaching. I'd have wanted Urban Meyer even if he was never an OSU assistant. Saban had no ties to Alabama before he went there.
We had a reservation at that Ramada in 2007. We couldn't check in until AFTER the game Saturday night, because the Bucks were staying there. I think they flew out after the game. We checked in sometime after the bars closed for a few hours of "sleep" before driving out in the morning.
Right, and it was played in the NFL preseason, so the NFL teams weren't exactly ready to play. Back in those days, they got in shape during training camp.
1985 was my first sophomore year (5 year plan). I was at the Pitt game, around 7C I think. Don't remember much about the game because we started tailgating for the game as if it were a regular noon or 1:00 kickoff. The only thing I remember was having to climb over people who were sitting in the aisle on my frequent trips to the restroom. Was in South Stands for the Iowa game, don't remember much other than the rain and the charged crowd. I did make it onto the wet Ohio Stadium turf after the game to celebrate. Saw the goalpost being carried off.
Even Ohio State opponents are getting into the act of gouging fans for tickets. Face value for last year's Ohio State-Rutgers game was $175. If you don't believe it, check Ramzy's Twitter or Instagram accounts for his pic with his ducats. I went, but I was able to get 3 on eBay for $250.
I have a good job and I'm making more than I ever have before. I can certainly afford the cost because I'm single. I'm someone who prefers the live experience over watching a game on television. I'd rather sit in the worst seat at the game than watch it on TV. You don't get the same experience of being on the field in 2002 after beating Michigan when you watch a game on TV.
But there's a limit to what I'll pay. I'll pay $15 to watch Youngstown State play on a Saturday night when the Bucks aren't playing. I've gone to Pitt games when I was living in Pittsburgh for $20 a ticket. I just love attending live sporting events, just not attending a sporting event for the cost of a car payment.
1998 Sparty. I went to every game home and away that year. I rarely talk smack to a visiting team's fans, but there were some Sparty fans sitting near me in AA deck (basically on the track) I gave some business to when the Bucks went up 24-9 on the interception return for a touchdown.
How did that team lose to Bill F-----g Burke?
A fellow student from Marysville introduced me to the glory of Zantigo's. They were open until 4 AM for a while. Taco burrito and cheese chilito were the go-to items. If you weren't fortunate enough to experience Zantigo's, you can go to Skyline and order a chilito. Not quite the same, but good. Taco Bell bought them out and kept the chilito on the menu for a while, but sadly, I don't believe they still have it.
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?