Here's a novel idea. How bout just giving the jersey's to the guys that actually wore them in the games? They can sell them once they graduate. Either way, there has to be a better way then what occurred on Saturday.
Before the kids started to arrive, I was lucky to play allot of golf. I think the membership to OSU was $125 or $150 in my day, so my class schedule usually in spring was front loaded with early classes.
Both parents are Scots so I was lucky to travel across the pond 4 times in the 90's. St. Andrews and Carnoustie are the easy two. We spent most of the time on the East Coast, so I can't claim Turnberry or Royal Troon. East of Edinborough are two gems. Gullane # 1 is one of the toughest courses I have played and North Berwick is very scenic. If you can get north to Inverness (my favorite city in Scotland), play Nairn. Spend the night in Inverness and then travel just a little farther north to my favorite course in the world Royal Dornoch. If I could pick one course to play the rest of my life, it would be that one.
i got to play a couple of courses in the London area. Woburn (at the time) was site of the British Masters and Kings Park was where they filmed some scenes for "A Bridge too Far"
i've played most of the public courses in Columbus. Belonged to Jeffferson before I moved south and got to play New Albany a few times. Muirfield was one (and the Golf Club) that I was never able to get on. I got to play Longaberger several times before the basket business went to hell. My favorite course in the Columbus area is Granville.
Have done Vegas numerous times and one of my coolest rounds was playing the Desert Inn just weeks before they plowed it under. It was amazing how well maintained the course was right until the end.
I live just across the river in NKY. Although technically a suburb of Cincinnati, I might as well live in Bama. The last few years were tough. Even the Arkansas game didn't seem to help. Both my sons play middle school football at s small school that has had a lot of success. With the exception of a few other transplant fathers, there was not much respect for OSU. Although most are UK grads/fans, there is a smattering of other SEC fans in the group. It is all in good fun, and no one is a dick, but I can't wait to wear my "85 yards" shirt to the first parent meeting. I have been saving that one for just that occasion, but have been rocking plenty of championship gear. Everyone is really getting ramped up for the Final Four and have gotten some comments with our early exit. My response has been simple. I got the NC that was important to me and you are trying to get the one that is important to you. Everybody wins.
I think the main reason for the tension between the two fan bases is that the closest thing I have ever met to OSU football fans is UK basketball fans. Both fan bases are extremely passionate and can absolutely take over a venue because they travel so well.
Go luck to the seniors as the move to the next phase. Haven't seen this mentioned yet, but is anyone else worried about Thad's ability to keep coaching? I knew he had back issues, but had no idea how debilitating his current condition was. It sounds like he suffers every day.
Lot's of memories from that area. Working at Fly Pie, buying books and discounted Champion sweatshirts at Long's. Bernies's was one of my favorites and where I truly learned to appreciate good beer,
change isn't always bad, but I do feel bad for the smaller business that will be priced out of these upscale projects. Even though Campus Partners say they want to include these groups, most will not be able to afford the higher rent,
Sorry double clutch
I got this!
Amir plays like someone who truly does not care and would rather be anywhere but the basketball court.
The 02 game got really loud at the end, but there seemed to be things keeping that crowd from hitting that next level. Michigan kept converting one third down after another. Add in the fact that many were also on pins and needles waiting for the 90's to make an appearance.
USC was a loud crowd. Your perception is correct
The 60,000 left in the Shoe that day were the loudest crowd I have been part of. 85 Iowa and 95 ND are close seconds.
Did you guys make like 5 of each size? Sold out already!
While the Baer might be the best, Arnie will always be the King. He is one of the greatest ambassadors of the game, and while he might not have won as many times as Jack, his swashbuckling style of play created an excitement that turned on TV sets and drew legions of fans. Even in Jack's heyday, "Arnie's Army" was the the largest and most enthusiastic group on the course. It also doesn't hurt to have numerous President's consider you their golfing partner.
If you ever get a chance HBO (I think) did a great documentary on the 1960 U.S. Open. I believe it was Jack's first. It was Hogan's swan song and it was Arnie's greatest victory, as a kid, I always remember that my dad liked Jack, be he and all his friends loved Arnie.
Pace not getting in is certainly a disappointment. One of the most dominant players of my lifetime. Granted, like some of you, my perception is based more on his career as a Buckeye. Once I started having kids, Sunday's became the day I had to do all of the things I did not do on Saturday. A man has to have his priorities and the NFL is not one of them .
It is only weird if another fan base does it.
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.