My Mom is from Michigan and grew up in Detroit, so my extended family is pretty much split between scUM and Michigan State. With that in mind, I think I will have to go with Sparty for both scenarios you laid out. If OSU didn't exist, they would be one of the closest teams that I have a connection with, and they still have the rivalry with TTUN. On the other hand, I still do root for MSU to win each week because it helps the Buckeyes (except this week of course!)
For those voting "Too Low": Can you honestly explain how we deserve a higher rank? Taking off the scarlet-colored glasses and looking at two of the biggest factors of the rankings (quality of wins and losses) :
Wins (in order of quality):
1. Penn State (4-3 record) on road, 31-24
2. Navy (4-4 record) neutral site, 34-17
3. Rutgers (5-3 record) at home, 56-17
3. Cincinnati (4-3 record) at home, 50-28
4. Maryland ( 5-3 record) on road, 52-24
5. Kent State (1-7 record) at home, 66-0
1. Virginia Tech (4-4 record) at home 21-35
I just don't see how any of our wins can hold water against the teams ranked above us, and obviously we have the worst loss. Until we play and beat quality teams (that includes actually scheduling tough games), we will not be ranked up with teams of the same record.
I will not be 100% confident in this team in any big game, especially on the road, with the potential for 1-2 huge defensive blunders per game. That always leaves the possibility of quick scores and momentum swings for the other team.
Still, I think the good guys squeak out a close one, 37-31
I am more cautiously optimistic on this one. I picked 1 loss. I just don't see us getting past MSU this year on the road. If its not there, it may be against Neb/Wisky in the B10 Title game. I hope I am wrong...
I would recommend going to Hineygate for your pregame festivities. It is on Lane Avenue right across the street from the St. Johns Arena where the skull session is. I personally have never been there, as it is more for alumni and the general public, but I have heard great things.
If you are looking for a more college-like pregame experience, there are a lot of bars near or on campus to go to (obviously, its Ohio State!). My personal favorite pregame spot is Little Bar, near the corner of Lane and High St. They have a great outdoor area to tailgate at.
Have fun at the game!
I agree.. I am so excited for next year. The coaches will be gone and we can start to build something special!
Does anyone think that maybe miller was too flustered to get the right play call in on that 3rd down? I honestly cannot believe that a coach would call that play...
Take it for what its worth but I know the president of OSU's student government and he said there is more bad to come with Tressel. I am still not convinced that the worst has passed.
Is it sad that I have already twitter messaged shazier and braxton to add me for some call of duty haha
They deserve it. This is way worse than the tattoo stuff that we first heard of
Can you open up the bowl challenge group ?
I'm am so sick of leBron. All he is doing is taking our focus off the game. I couldnt give to sh*ts if he is there or not, this is OSU football and thats all that matters on saturdays.