Badger Bait! Badger Bait!
While the results might end up being another trip to the playoffs, I know two things for sure. This year will be exponentially more enjoyable than last and if we do make it as far as I hope, It will be JT that gets us there. This should be a fun ride. Go Bucks!
C-deck is my first choice going back to my days as a student, in those days 15-C was the promised land. Even the seats in the closed end offer a great view. If you stay in the footprint of the old stadium (first 22 rows of C-deck) you won't get a nose bleed. Not only will the walk to the higher rows kill you, but (a point already made) the field gets a little too far away. Try to avoid B-deck at all costs. You can get away with the first few rows, but the higher you go the less of the field you will see. You also get a detached feeling (my perception) when watching the game from there. Had a friend that worked in the Athletic Department for a few years and used his AA tickets a few times. The seats were in the last row and were nice if you like to be close to the action. South Stands can be alot of fun as that is where the students sit.
I have to pick the 76 Rose Bowl. Not only does Woody probably ride off into the sunset a winner, Archie gets the thing he desired more than both Hiesmans. Rumor was that Woody would have retired had they won, thus saving us from what happened two years later. We could have still ended up with Earle, or maybe the good vibes of how Woody exits means a top tier coach to continue the run.
Some lesser known school in a mid major conference better start worrying. I am sure the NCAA is going to want to make an example of someone.
It took a tremendous amount of courage to climb into those bombers for those daylight raids. My dad's first boss in Findlay was a B-24 pilot and served in the Med. He was a nice man, but he never spoke much about the war. I found that to be the case with most veteran's. The uncle that was captured at Dunkirk wouldn't talk about his experience except to tell funny stories like how he as captured. Blamed it on the fact that the truck he was driving was slower than those running in front of him.
That first block was my neighborhood. Lived at 31 Chittenden 86-91. Good times.
There was sacrifice around the globe. My grandfather was in the RAF in North Africa. His brother (mom's uncle) was a "desert rat" and in the 8th Army. My father's uncle Jim was captured at Dunkirk and spent the war in a POW camp, only to be rescued by the Russians, to spend almost a year in their camp. The saddest tale is my mothers uncle. WO Patrick Lavin served through the war in RAF bomber command. He flew countless missions in a Lancaster bomber from 1941 through 1945. In April 1945 he was part of a crew flying planes from the US to England when the plane went down somewhere over the North Atlantic. No remains were ever found.
My favorite band REM was at their peak during the mid 90's. So much for trying to post a video.
At the beginning of the 2014 season we didn't have that many obvious 1st rounders either. There was a lot of unproven talent. Very similar to this year.
I would imagine that it has something to do with the crash in the oil market and tax cuts in prior years.
Love the comments in the article in that many responders could not see beyond the football team being profitable and failed to catch the fact the the university system as a whole was in trouble. Mirrors what I always say about the SEC and that is the universities are extensions of the football programs and not the other way around. Definitely a case of warped priorities as the value of the school dwarfs the any extra curricular activity. Thank God, that schools in the BIG get that.
The low point for me in 88 was that IU game and two plays in particular. IU had 1st and goal from the 8 and ran a basic off tackle play to Anthony Thompson. From my seat in the end zone I had a beautiful view of the gapping hole as he ran untouched into the end zone. A holding penalty on IU moved the ball back to the 18. IU ran the exact same play for the exact same response. Needless to say, we drank a lot that year
Back to back seasons. Earle's last and Coop's first. I was a student at the time and for some reason we thought going to every game in 88 was a good idea. 42-10 at Pitt was bad, but then came Dark Day II and the 41-7 loss to Indiana. One loss dose not a bad season make, it makes us feel like shit for a while, but nothing to compare to 88.
B-ball was the highlight back then. We all probably couldn't have picked a worst period from a football perspective to be students.
It looks like Jent is getting ready to hit someone. I probably wanted to punch a ref that day myself.
I struggle to make an argument against the top four. We had our chance to be part of the dance and we know how that turned out. My problem with the committee starts after that. They certainly did the BIG no favors by putting Iowa against Stanforfd. They own all the blowouts as their match ups left a lot to be desired. Even in the top four, MSU was the best first round match up Alabama could hope for. They won't have a very good time with Clemson and their mobile QB.
While it seems easy to point the finger at Cardale, there are clearly others that should be questioning their performance. Marshall needs to hang onto the ball and the entire teams focus at times seems very poor leading to stupid penalties and poor decisions. One huge positive to take from today (besides the fact that we won) was the performance of Zeke and the line between the tackles. IU seemed determined to stop the running game and despite the extra players in the box, Zeke got it done.
Nothing we can do now, but I do wish we could go back to the scheduling philosophy pre 90. I think we should schedule one MAC game as a tune up and then home and homes with Power 5 schools. When I was in school we played PAC schools like Washington, UCLA, the Oregon's, and then teams like Pitt, Syracuse, BC. We need to go back to that.
Her and Jeannie.
Northwestern should have been ranked following the Stanford game
I think it is more Polynesian and both island chains originate from that culture.
I believe there is a difference between going to Gettysburg or Antietam and seeing the flag displayed in a historical capacity. Those fighting for the South, deserve to honored under the flag for which they served. It is entirely different (in my eyes) for the flag to fly over a current government building. The flag should represent the values of all residents and there is a significant segment of the population of those states that do not see the same thing when they look at the flag.
I think the game was actually in 72 or 73 and it was Sam "the bam" Cunningham ( an infamous name for Buckeye fans as well) who rolled the Tide. There is a great documentary on Netflix that is about that game. A little revisionist on the part of the Bama crowd but a good watch.
We don't need to go back quite that far to find a period where the "Stars and Bars" were viewed as a symbol of oppression. The age of segregation and "Jim Crow" was not that long ago. In fact, many of these teams we loathe in the SEC fielded all white teams deep into the 60's.
In most cases where the KKK or similar groups marched, you didn't need to look too hard to find the Rebel Flag. I tend to side with the oppressed, when considering whether something is considered offensive. There are still many African Americans alive today that were told to go to the back of the bus, or that they were the wrong color to sit at the lunch counter.
If you choose to fly the flag over your house, display on your car, or wear on a t-shirt, that is your right. I just don't think that a government building is the proper place.
I went last year. Face value for the tickets was just short of $500 and $700. I got all my tickets through OSU connections. I think the cost of the ticket scared a lot of people away because I have never had an easier time getting tickets. We actually ended up with 2 more tickets than we needed and were scrambling to invite two more friends at the last minute.
I don't know if the ticket price was a result of Jerry World, or the new expectation for the event, but I get a feeling that they have priced a lot of the fan base out of the market. If the face value is consistent this year I get a sense that you should have no problems getting them as there is less competition.
I thought for a minute it was walk-on tryouts. I am sure that losing to a Big 10 team has them a little desperate!