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!
I agree with you. 1st of its kind, deserves a line of its own.
We are one of at least 3 schools to claim 1970. Texas also lost their bowl game. I think the other one that ESPN disputes is 61, but that team was deprived a shot by our own administration and did everything on the field they could to deserve at least a share.
I made my first trip to Happy Valley in 1994. Needless to say, that cat roar haunted me until I returned the next year and exorcized those demons. Much like I used the image of Ricky Dudley down the slot to ease my pain, D.J., you need to use Bosa's RB tossing to help free you from the dark memories.
I have been fortunate to shake 4 of their hands. I was once coming off 18 at Scarlet at the same time that Janowicz was walking off 18 Grey. Our cars were right next to each other so I took the opportunity to say hi. He could not have been nicer. We spent probably 20 minutes in conversation. I wanted to talk football and Woody, he wanted to know about how I was progressing toward my degree.
i think the thing that we can really be proud of is the way in which these six men have carried themselves in the years that followed. They pretty much ooze class.
Besides writing "At Dawn We Slept" and other books about Pearl Harbor, Gordon Prange also wrote "Miracle at Midway" a blow by blow account of the battle. It is a good easy read for those interested in military history.
Surprisingly, there is no alcohol in the boxes. I was shocked at that one as these items are not cheap. You do have to love the private john though.
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.