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.
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.
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.