Probably my favorite video of the day. They feel the same way about this painted tool as we do. #SuperFanProbs
It was just 2 weeks ago that most of us (and all the national so-called pundits) were pretty pessimistic about this team's chances in Norman this weekend. My pessimism is better but I'm still in the "show me" stage with this team. They have played well overall against 2 middling opponents at home so far. There is still a LOT of inexperience on both sides of the ball and this will be a seriously hostile environment against a very talented team with excellent athletes. I'm hoping for the best and feel way better about this game then when I was looking at the schedule a month ago but I will not panic or be totally shocked if we struggle/lose this week. As we all knew coming in, this team's legacy will be made at the end of the season. That said, however, GO BUCKS! Boom the Sooners!!
He love Hairball. Always has. No surprise.
Mine won't work either.
Tress' least fav moment had to be when Urban went for it on 4th down. "Who cares that it was successful? Just put the gosh darn ball!"
The University's "me thinks they protest too much" statement that it has nothing to do with TBDBITL makes me call BS. Obviously, that has A LOT to do with it. Just because their lawyers got the Waters case dismissed doesn't mean the Admin wasn't totally wrong and awful about the way they treated him. They have been fighting a battle against negative perception since. If you take the time to read the things the University is now requiring of sanctioned Clubs, it is honestly beyond what I could have imagined and way beyond "brand protection." That's just crap. It's about power and control and squashing any potential negative messages at their source.
As you can guess, a LOT TBDBITL alums (including me) were outraged at what the Admin is mandating. It is hard to not feel like it had a lot to do with and came from the Band fiasco, how they treated Jon Waters (a REALLY good man/scapegoat) and the well-deserved criticism they have gotten as a result of their own dumb decisions. Smacks of Stalinism to me and makes me slightly sick to my stomach. I love Ohio State with a passion but I am absolutely not a fan of this Admin or the powers that be who seem to love to throw their weight, power and money around.
Sorry, DJ, I know you wanted to avoid this but it got my dander up (could you tell?). End of rant.
GO BUCKS! Crush the Falcolns! Also enjoy the amazing OSUMB and TBDITIL Alumni bands tomorrow!
Or maybe LSU (and the eSECpn) has been overrated again?)
You are right, BuckNut. This is SO the obvious answer. Besides, he wasn't wrong about yesterday, was he? The line has won lots of games but has, IMO, underachieved this season and has had some real issues at RT.
It can be frustrating to watch them at times but I am pretty sure we are still undefeated and continuing an epic run the likes of which we haven't seen in decades. I am continuing to enjoy the ride. I seem to remember 2002 where we won ugly all the way to the Natl Championship. This is NOWHERE near that ugly. Relax, Buckeye fans. These are good, good times.
The SEC always gets an automatic bid, right??
Yeah, but they better start playing Stanford football.
Really no excuse for it not to have been done many years ago. Don't understand why OSU has been so behind the curve on this. Chic is the reason the 'Shoe we all love and revere exists. He was the One and Only.
Uhhhhh....... Why? Just why?
Sumlin doesn't have to worry. Even with a couple more losses in the best division in college football, they still will have a shot a the CFP.
As an old TBDBITL alum, so incredibly proud of these students and what they have continued to accomplish -- especially with some of the unfair junk thrown their way the last couple of years as well as 2 new interim Directors in 2 years. Way to go, Band!!
I have lived through the days of Woody (60s and 70s), Earle, Coop, Tress and now Urban. Buckeye fans are and have been incredibly blessed for many years with one HOF coach after another. Coach Meyer is an incredibly special and gifted coach and has to be the best of his generation. This "old guy" definitely appreciates that we have such a guy leading our favorite team.
Sorry but there is no "asking for" the venom spewed at him by so-called fans. No excuse whatsoever. Period.
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I won't ever get on the thread again after this game. Horrible. Some people need to get a life. They embarrass themselves.
Agreed, IRTD! Thanks for saying this so well guys. I am sickened by so called fans criticizing so harshly the KIDS playing this game. They were heros 9 months ago and now are somehow not. I want to see the team put it all together too but to rip kids who are trying to do their absolute best and questioning coaching that has proven itself over and over is absurd. I'm pretty sure they all are trying as hard as they can to make things better and they care about the results even more than the fans who somehow think they have more knowledge or ability or interest in the results.
My suggestion: Lighten up and enjoy. I have lived 55 years and have only seen 3 NCs in that time (no, I don't count 1970 since we got smoked by Plunkett and Stanford in the Rose Bowl) so I am cheering hard for my Buckeyes and enjoying the ride of being defending champs. Don't get me wrong, I grumble some during the game but I'm behind our team regardless and I refuse to snark and criticize when games are over. I feel pretty confident from watching how this program is now built that Urban, his coaches and the players are working very diligently to reach their potential every single day. That's all any fan can ask.
I do not wear scarlet and gray colored glasses and I am as passionate as any fan but I will enjoy this ride as far as it goes -- even if it ends vs Maryland this weekend (perish that thought!).
That's funny right there! I remember my then-7 year old daughter coming in the family room during a Cooper Years big game and saying "Dad, you need help."
The unis are not as bad as I feared but it just does not look like Ohio State. If the players are excited, it's ok for a little change up I guess. However, I do not like the helmets at all. Silver helmets with a black stripe and regular leaves on em please. But gee, it's not up to me (or any of us) is it? Another shameless Nike money maker which is probably my biggest problem with all of it. GET OFF MY LAW!
Not really a fan of these unis but the helmets with the glow in the dark stickers? Just awful.