Nope, not for a long while. Coming back on the schedule for a couple years..I think in 2016. But instead of trying to manufacture a new rivalry...just play the game. (ended mostly because PSU unwilling to go home and home every year). I hate the almighty dollar above tradition (see Texas / Texas AM, Nebraska/Oklahoma etc. etc). Glad OSU/TSUN welded together.
Sins against OSU:
1 - Graduated Penn State in '87.
2- Have a #11 Penn State jersey in my closet (but haven't worn it in a long time).
3- Ohio State football is only my 2nd favorite team.
Convinced my baby girl girl to apply to OSU and took her for a visit after she was accepted. She feel in love with the school/Columbus and has loved every minute of the last two years. She's become a huge football fan and watched a dozen different bowl games with me over the holidays.
Sins against PSU:
1- Annoyed by Penn St. fans wanting OSU to be their rival. Penn St. has a rival = Pitt. OSU already has a rival. OSU is a measuring stick game against a great program, that should be enough.
Agree that w/out #12 at QB - not happening for Zeke. Not "wanne be's" but Brax or JT at QB would be at > 1000 yards and 15 TDs rushing stealing stats from Zeke. With ESPiN - #15`stats need to be off the charts for the trophy.
However - any combo QB and Zeke makes OSU very hard to beat = repeat!
Thank you to you and your family for all the sacrifices made.
I watched a team rally around a seldom used third string quarterback to win a B1G championship, beat a #1 ranked SEC team and shutdown a Heisman winning quarterback in consecutive games to win an improbable NC....seriously - it happened.
KRAMER: Well, after he heckled Toby, she got so upset, she ran out of the building and a street sweeper ran over her foot and severed her pinky toe.
GEORGE: That's unbelievable!
KRAMER: Yeah! Then after the ambulance left, I found the toe! So I put it in a Cracker Jack box, filled it with ice, and took off for the hospital.
GEORGE: You ran?
KRAMER: No, I jumped on the bus. I told the driver, "I got a toe here, buddy - step on it."
GEORGE: Holy cow!
KRAMER: Yeah, yeah, then all of a sudden, this guy pulls out a gun. Well, I knew any delay is gonna cost her her pinky toe, so I got out of the seat and I started walking towards him. He says, "Where do you think you're going, Cracker Jack?" I said, "Well, I got a little prize for ya, buddy - " - knocked him out cold!
GEORGE: How could you do that?!
KRAMER: Then everybody is screamin,' because the driver, he's passed out from all the commotion...the bus is out of control! So, I grab him by the collar, I take him out of the seat, I get behind the wheel and now I'm drivin' the bus.
GEORGE: You're Batman.
KRAMER: Yeah. Yeah, I am Batman. Then the mugger, he comes to, and he starts chokin' me! So I'm fightin' him off with one hand and I kept drivin' the bus with the other, y'know? Then I managed to open up the door, and I kicked him out the door with my foot, you know - at the next stop.
JERRY: You kept makin' all the stops?
KRAMER: Well, people kept ringin' the bell!
GEORGE: Well, what about the toe? What happened to the toe?
KRAMER: Well! I am happy to say that the little guy is back in place at the end of the line.
GEORGE: You did all this...for a pinky toe?
KRAMER: Well, it's a valuable appendage.
1st - Robert Hazard and the Heroes
Best - Tom Petty and the HBs (Southern Accents)
All - TP&HBs, Heart, Hooters, Monkies (reunion), Robert Hazard and the Heroes - so it isn't really close for #1.
72 Olds Cutlass Supreme - 350 Rocket. American muscle!
Urb's great..but he benefited greatly from the sh_tstorm that hit Penn St. right as he walked in and loaded up. I'm sure if they were talking about shutting down Michigan State's program...Harbaugh's class would take off.
Having said that...Urb's going to own Jim..on the field and in the living room.
Our 3rd String > your Heisman
Might be funny except - according to wikipedia - this IS the only nat'l title OHIO STATE claimed and counted in 1961.
Shortsighted B12 -
It's funny, the B12 could have just as easily placed two teams in the Final Four ...because they don't have a championship game. This year it didn't work for them, but I'm betting in other years it will. Having a championship game didn't get Alabama or Oregon in, FSU probably didn't need it to get in; only Ohio St. definitely needed the win. And I'm not convinced if OSU won 14-13 it would have gotten them in.
Having said that, I hope they add one.
most of mine are above...
Not impressed with Franklin game mgmt. How he won 8 games/year in SEC is beyond me.??..he's been horrible at State. Can't adjust offense to Hack; loses to Maryland, TSUN and Ill. just painful. Guy can recruit; needs to step up in game. Although if he gets another year for Hoke and Beckman...he's a genius.
Could read this to mean PSU has BDFITL.... but I think I know what you meant. Great win!
360...because of some short fields
Bleeding seconds of the clock w/ 8 minutes to go in the 4th Q.
and it was the right call...
Penn State ends Ohio State's streak of 50+; 49-9 Bucks.
Can say the same for Penn St "Our next few recruiting classes should be excellent and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Our defense has improved and will continue to get better with all of the Sophomores, Freshman and RS Freshman we will be playing in the next couple of years."
Agree Barrett looks awesome and will provide an advantage. Offensively for PSU - no idea....but has to better along the line and all I predicted was competitive.
Watching this game in my PSU shirt, surrounded by Happy OSU fans in a Columbus bar while I'm in town for parents' weekend visiting my daughter. Hoping PSU keeps it close for a half (they won't).
Really hoping OSU wins out - and PSU wins 2 more this season and a wins a crappy bowl game. I don't expect this game to be competitive until at least '16.
Big fan of this idea. With no divisions it would allow scheduling to open up and schools to play more different teams in conference during a four year period. Also, many times a 9-3 team knocks off a 12-0 or 11-1 team; not a fan of a 3 loss team in the final four, also not a fan of a team losing their conference championship game getting in. In most conferences this probably gives you at worst a 2 loss champ...I can live with them advancing. My preference is that it be near impossible for a non-conference champ to get in. In this scenario, there probably aren't many 1 loss teams on the outside looking in.
if the box is empty Super Sugar Crisps.