Most annoying is when ESPN runs the "LeBron Mt Rushmore" thing on their bottom line crawl for three days straight.
yeah, I hear you guys. Agree that he lost out some PT to Hyde and Wilson. Just disappointing to see him go out like that.
What really happened with Jordan Hall? When Urban got here, he basically declared Hall as one of the only true athletes on the team. He had passing skills as a back and elusiveness. Aside from injury he seemed to become a no-show on this team.
3,2,1 until this makes the top story on ESPN.com as a black eye for OSU and B1G.
I think a lot of this goes back to that opening MSU drive when our defensive penalties allowed MSU off the hook so many times. Granted, it was only 3, but the 8 minutes off the clock and tone just seemed eerily familiar to other big games where our offense failed to deliver.
I know this is just words on paper, but I can't help but think that UM was extremely motivated given the two constant themes of the rivalry week:
1. UM's offense (and offensive line in particular) is HORRIBLE
2. UM has a knack for destroying OSU's undefeated seasons in the past.
Those guys at TTUN had to have heard that over and over and over last week.
- there's also been times where OSU has taken a knee to avoid running up the score. Heck, about half the head coaches in the BIG are from OSU...
- SEC folks don't watch BIG football. I've got people all over my workplace in Kentucky chanting the "OSU is terrible" mantra - yet they only get info from ESPN.
- All week the only two themes presented in the UM-OSU game were:
1. Michigan is awful
2. Michigan is famous for upsetting an undefeated OSU
(I think this is all the UM kids heard all week and it sure fired them up).
- There are some pretty awful teams in the SEC. Florida, UK (winless), Arkansas (winless?), Ole Miss, Miss State...
I love Brax, but worry about him trying to over-do it when the coach starts implying that he has to prove he's worthy of the award. Then again, the indoor environment should be absolutely perfect for him. He definitely doesn't appear to like cold weather. Go Bucks - beat Sparty.
Of course, the top story on MSN's sports page is "Meyer won't suspend Buckeyes for fighting"...
And coming up on ESPN, an interview with Auburn's coach.
Nevermind. I guess UM has a safety named Jarrod Wilson who was out with injury.
Has anyone heard that Wilson's hand may be in a cast? "mgoblog" posted something about seeing Wlson with his hand in a cast, but I wasn't sure if he was referring to a UM player. I'm hoping that isn't our Wilson.
Regarding Doran Grant, the TV broadcasters couldn't explain his absence from the second half, but to me it looked obvious that he took a pretty hard hit from Shazier on that last play before the half. Teams were walking off the field and Grant was still down on all fours.
ESPN is becoming very adept at having a reporter/commentator make a comment and then creating entire story lines about it. Best example is below, but just this week Mike and Mike and PTI have had entire segments about "what Trent Dilfer said last night" or "what Ray Lewis said after the MNF game". So if they chose a story to embelish or popularize, it's as easy as having a reporter say something over-the-top and then creating a lot of ancillary topics on their talk shows.
man...i did the exact same thing. Probably DVR'd it back about ten times. I told my wife it'd be on twitter in less than a minute, but I never saw it. This one needs more attention.
and by the way...thanks for finally posting a .gif of that whacky Kenny G face. I saw that during the game and almost spilled my drink.
Yeah, I can live without the falling sky....down here Coach Calipari would blame it on his young recruits.
I'm not sure what you mean, but my comment is somewhat "tongue in cheek". I love the undefeated bucks, love this team with all my heart and agree 1000% with Ramzy's well-written article. I live down in SEC country (Kentucky) and even though UK is the bottomest bottom-feeder in the SEC, I hear the narrative all day and night.
UK fans here actually root for their team to lose by "a lot" of points to other SEC teams, that way their SEC brethren are more likely to move up in the polls.
I think my OSU football watching enjoyment would actually be better if they had already lost one game. I can live without the constant media manipulation of the BCS process.
Has Jordan Hall entered the witness protection program?
I know this is like an old guy yelling at clouds, but I really miss the days of just watching a damn football game and cheering for a victory. Now it's all this drama of BCS ramifications, conferences, sports network bias, blow-out style points...etc. Each victory seems tarnished because it didn't meet "x" criteria. End of rant.
I picked up on the same thing...
ESPN is still trying to make a big deal out of this. The morning Sportscenter had it's own "Buckeye Trash Talk" headline on it's story list. Of course, ESPN and other sports media need this to increase the drama for an OSU - Alabama championship game, because it will become clear that an Alabama-Florida State game just isn't that exciting from a fan base and viewer standpoint.
I get you. The commentators even made a comment similar to "have you ever seen Robinson without a smile on his face?". That's fine, I get the upbeat personality and truly admire him for his contributions. I guess if I was a UM guy watching the TV broadcast I would be a little upset seeing the horrendous plays followed by cuts to Denard on the sideline goofing around.
I still go back to the strange scenes of Denard Robinson on the sideline. Every time they showed him he was goofing around with people. There was one sequence where Gardener either got sacked or threw an interception...TV cut to Robinson and he was joking with another UM guy looking at their phones. So much could be inferred from his presence on the sideline.
next the band will be exchaging ipads for tattoos.