of course we get the typical UM/PSU excuse.....everybody but those of us in the ivory tower is cheating.....LOFL,
I am sure that the taste of their bitterness is even worse as the continue to slide into mediocrity.
At that point, most of us had our phones out taking pictures and video.
Tim, by any chance was that Frontier Airlines?
USC does it as well. The Coliseum used to have a capacity in the neighborhood of 100,000. Seats in what would be the open end, are now covered with tarps.
MGoblog was funny yesterday. Everytime someone ripped Cardale for the presser, another M fan responded with an example of one of their guys doing the same thing. Cardale was not the first, and he certainly won't be the last to "announce" he is coming back. Do I think that maybe the way it was handled was influenced by others? Sure, but if the benefit was a lesson for kids in Cleveland, then I am good with that.
Trev was definitely the target back in 02. May was an after thought. I ran into Dan Patrick and one of the other talking heads after the game and remember telling him to say hi to Trev from Buckeye Nation.
Nice piece Ramzy.
my only recollection of 68' was my father telling me that was Ohio and your team. At just a little more than 6' I was not quite there yet. I certainly remember the disappointments that followed. 76 especially is the one I wish I could change for Woody.
i have had the immense fortune to be at most of the biggies in person. somebody already said it, 02 was a release of a lot of pent up emotion and baggage. I was in the opposite end, so had a much better view of the PI than I did the final play. I didn't black out but remember trying to calm myself because I was so high, I felt I was getting short of breath.
Monday was pure joy. Something that for months was so unexpected, you felt that you were playing with house money. Theight ended up the up the same both times. In Tempe it was falling asleep on the hotel floor watching repeats of Sports Center, and this time it was flipping back and forth from ESPN and BTN. Good Times!
They are an interesting fan base. The fashion sense of the LSU freak show combined with the ignorant delusion of the Miami Hurricane faithful. Was waiting in line to go in and had some Ducks in front of me. I get where Hurricane fans would get their arrogant air of invincibility, but I have no clue as to where the Duck fans would get the confidence that they are the best.
PS I hate Jerry World. Give me the Rose Bowl any day
The older I get and as the years pile up since graduation, the more meaningful Carmen becomes. Go Bucks!
Couldn't agree more. Seasons like this year and 2002 are the best. Seasons like 06 are to be savored, but are harder to enjoy because expectations are so high and perfection and the number one ranking keep you on the knifes edge each week. Getting that blemish out of the way early in the year, I think freed this team (and the fan base) of some of that pressure. They were given time to grow and develope and I am not sure if the front runner pressure ever really became a factor. We hae been the dogs since things got interesting and with Urban as coach, that is the best place to be.
I would hope that OSU fans are smart enough to realize that perfection is not possible every year. Even Woody had his 6-3 campaigns. Keeping us competitive, winning Big 10 Championships (beating Michigan 75% of the time) and being in Playoff contention most years will be realistic. NC's will come if you make the 4 team field.
That being said, Urban's worst enemy tends to be himself.
Headed to Dallas Sunday night. In a weird way, I feel lucky I got my tickets for face value. We paid about the same in 02' but didn't quite feel we were getting gouged. My buddy who lives down there told me to get ready for more pain. Parking at Jerryworld is in the area of $100 and the prices don't get much better once you get in. He also knows that I am a traditionalist (consider the Rose Bowl the Mecca) and that I will hate the stadium which he says is more like a night club than a football venue. In the end, once the Bucks win, all will be right with the world.
Smile and wave boys. Just smile and wave!
Remy, I hate to correct you (cause you are the man), but we entered the game at 13-0
I would not have even thought that the Amish would be aware of Buckeye Football. Without TV and electricity, how would they watch or listen. Maybe there is an Amish sports bar in Kenton I am not aware of. LOL!
This game should be epic. I believe it will come down to which defense can make those one or two key stops that will give their offense that extra possession. I feel confident that Bennett and the boys up front can do that. If we could run on Bama, we can run on the Ducks and that should keep their O off the field.
i was at the game in Pasadena the last time we played them and the thing that jumped out when you saw the two teams together was how much bigger we were. Oregon goes all out to get speed, but size is still is important, especially if that size can run. I think our D-line will be a match up problem for them and will be the reason we win.
Well played sir!
Delusion they name is Bama Reed
Best line in the piece. I can't wait for this version to make it's first appearance.
sorry, double post
Strong work Kyle. I greatly appreciate the detail regarding the challenge that is the Bama defense. I think if we can take advantage of the opportunities available to us, which means Cardale and the boys need to connect, we have a decent chance. I have to believe we are a stronger passing team than Auburn.
Who let's their future spouse wear a navy blue jacket to "The Game"?
edit- my bad, it looks like IU. Still, I thought we had a no blue policy. LOL!
It is entertainment!