If it didn't come from Birm, it isn't true
One of my good friends is an LSU fan (so big SEC guy), and back in July we were drinking and discussing/arguing college football and the upcoming season (because that's what we do). The topic of two SEC teams came into our conversation, and I bet him $100 that it wouldn't happen. Thought the playoff would provide the perfect set up to make it very hard for that to happen. Basically there would have to be 2-loss champions from 2 of the 4 other Power 5 conferences, combined with a 1-loss SEC non-champion. Didn't see that happening, and don't see that happening most years. In fact, that's why it will be hard for any conference to ever get two teams in.
I would not have posted this if I didn't. You don't really need to comment if you don't care.
I think that said everything that needed to be said. If I click on a forum topic that I'm not interested in, nor do I care about, I simply move on to the next one. I don't read any comments, and I definitely wouldn't feel the need to comment about my level of interest in said topic.
I think they get Gentry. I also think Texas pulls off a crazy finish and steals Murray from A&M.
So true. I've been an Ohio State fan living in Austin, TX most of my life, and can agree. My wife is born and raised here, and we had the good fortune to attend some games this year. Obviously we traveled for all of them, and she was blown away at the fan base. We went to the Navy game (good friend of mine is an officer in the Navy and teaches at the Naval Academy, so it gave us a good excuse to go visit), and the day before the game we toured the Academy and there were Buckeyes everywhere. At the game, it was probably 80% Ohio State.
We went to the _ichigan game, and our flight up there took us through Orlando. The leg from Orlando to Columbus was more than 50% Scarlet and Gray on the plane. Same for our travel to New Orleans and Arlington. Just incredible, and never ceases to amaze me how well represented we are all over the country.
The game watches here regularly draw 200-300 Buckeyes, which fills up the entire bar/restaurant and only leaves for standing room-only.
On the original 99%, I had just reached 100 helmet stickers and hadn't had the opportunity to give out 100 UVs yet, to which I was told to come back when at 100 UVs. So here I am (and this thread was bumped to the front page of the forum, conveniently when I reach that #).
100 UV / 0 DV
Truly amazing season. One I did not take for granted. Growing up in Texas did not make it easy for me to attend many Ohio State games throughout my life. I was able to go to one home game three straight seasons (1997-Indiana, 1998-Penn St, 1999-Iowa), but then didn't make another until Texas played in the Shoe. Given that my older brother went to Texas, and my Mom had become more of a Longhorn fan, it was me and my Dad against them, and we made a family trip out of it. Then some of my Longhorn friends and I made a road trip to the Fiesta Bowl a few years later. Finally, I was able to go to the Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas (I was there, it actually did happen).
But this year, with a willing and somewhat converted wife (still Longhorns first, but all Buckeyes this year), I was able to go to 4 games. Navy, _ichigan, Sugar Bowl, and National Championship. And I remember where I was watching for the rest.
Just think about all the time that was wasted on every J.T. vs. Braxton thread/post in October and November.
Disclaimer: I did not participate.
This letter is everything I have been thinking. Bravo!
I don't think they do anything right now. They were a few upsets away from having two teams in the playoffs this year. Play it out another year at the very least. What if TCU goes undefeated next year, and Baylor's only loss is to them, and three of the other four conferences have two-loss champions? They could get two in the playoff, in that scenario.
Yea, I was at the game, and we (all Ohio State fans) were chanting "ZEEEEEKE" and it didn't even cross my mind about running up the score or taking a knee. The next day, I was at lunch with my friend whose house I had stayed at for the night, and he mentioned it was kind of a "dick move," and that was the first I had thought of it.
I, like the OP, didn't even notice it as the game was not over. And now that it has been pointed out to me, I still think he should have ran the ball as opposed to taking a knee.
So much fun watching this team this season, and I was lucky enough to be there for both the Sugar Bowl and National Championship. Next year will be a different feeling as the hunted, but I'm sure it will be a fun ride as well!
Worst apology ever. I didn't think I could dislike more than I already did, but congrats Mr. Schlabach.
Would love to see the BIG go 3-0 against the SEC tomorrow. I'll settle for 1-2, as long as... Well, you know..
Well since I just reached the 100 HS mark, I've barely had much time to UV/DV. I don't see myself as the DV type, as I try to be positive. I read 11W for about a year or so before I created an account to start commenting, but even after that I usually just read to feed my craving for all things Ohio State (especially since I'm in TX and don't get much otherwise).
100% club so far (9 UV and 0 DV), and probably will stay that way (much like Oyster).
9 UV and 127 HS (1 to 14 ratio)
I always thought that the 2012 class of seniors was special for going through the end of Tressel and then the 2011 season, only to go undefeated in their senior year, but this 2014 class of seniors has had a heck of a run as well. Being recruited by Tressel (and never getting to play for him), and then enduring the 6-7 2011 season, only to go 12-0 but be punished for actions that occurred before they arrived, and now to be in the inaugural playoff is a think of beauty.
Yes, Charlie Strong is getting things turned around. My wife is a die hard Longhorn, so it's my #2 team, and it's always nice when we beat the Aggies (even on the recruiting trail). Fun fact: she actually hated Ohio State before we met, but now it's her #2 team and has no problem rooting for the good guys.
When I was in Vegas back in May, I placed a $100 bet on Ohio State to win the title (at 12:1 odds). After Braxton got hurt, they dropped to 50:1 odds briefly and I was wishing I could get in on that action.
If we can pull it off When we pull if off, I will gladly collect $1200
Here is the seating diagram for the Sugar Bowl showing the sidelines. The OSU sections are behind the sidelines. For the endzones, we have the one on the left (Sec 124-132).
Yes, he mentioned it in the Hurry Up the other day.. "The reasons given for why the Buckeyes are not on the list, whether it's a coaching change or anything else, is just window-dressing. This one was over a week ago no matter how you slice it."
When this team was motivated to prove the doubters wrong (against MSU and Wisky), they proved them wrong emphatically. January 1st can't come soon enough!
This has been the most fun season to watch from start to finish. Sure VT stung, but it made everything after from that game on even more entertaining to watch. Can't wait to get to Nola! I'll be on the plane there in exactly 2 weeks!