Yes, there was a time when Oberlin and m*chigan were good.
I like your list. They were the first three that came to my mind. My two to add would be Byars against Illinois in 84 (we were down 24-0) and Kenny G against Purdue.
Exactly my list. That 2003 loss to UM sucked so much.
2002 had so many. Illinois was incredible. Penn State. Cincinnati. The. Game. That whole season was such a ride.
Our band is best in the land, so it should be held to higher standards.
OSU did not cave to the pressure of one band member. They stood up for the rights of hundreds, perhaps thousands, who watched or participated without complaining because they did not want to become that ONE band member.
Stepping forward takes courage.
Iowa's schedule is set up perfectly for a championship run.
I would love to see this^^^^
Agree with everything Wesley except the age limit. Age has nothing to do with loudness or ability to cheer. You need to stand next to me at a game sometime. Or sit behind me and keep asking that I sit down and shut up like some of the students do when I am in south stands.
Math sucks TV talking heads suck. Mondays suck. But I do know this: chances of going undefeated improve dramatically if we ignore summer prognosticators and take it one game at a time. Beat Navy.
DJ, this was a great skully.
Thanks for pointing that out. Loved that clip.
How to beat getting old:
1) keep physically fit. not just active. Golf alone ain't going to do it.
2) keep up on pop culture (music, tv, food, clothing, tech gear, movies). What's on your playlist?
3) keep learning new things. I'm saving skydiving for my 60s.
4) hang out with people of all ages and try to understand where they are coming from at all times.
This is my recipe, yours may be different or you may choose to just embrace getting old. It's all good. Go Bucks.
The 27th would be the day before The Game. Should be a good weekend.
Never count them out but NEVER expect defeat.
Incredible as it seems now, when we won that game in 94 it had been TEN YEARS since we had beaten them IN THE SHOE. it was a very warm day, sun shining. the world was a beautiful place. I remember it well.
2005 is definitely on my top 5 list if only counting wins (see above). Troy, Gonzo and Ginn left that crowd shaken. There was a feeling that they were going to get us -- And then POOF it was gone. A bit of m*chigan cockiness was lost forever that day. I love it.
Your list is fine and many would agree with every number, but for me the best of all was 2001 in Ann Arbor. The promise fulfilled. The final dagger was the band playing Carmen for the first time EVER in Michigan stadium. I was in tears. It had been a LONG time since we were out on that field hoisting Earle and celebrating at their place.
My own personal list (all seen in person. I have been to 32 so far):
4 1978 (we lost, but it was my first in person and the only time I saw both Bo and Woody on the sidelines. I was hooked)
1. Buckeye football
2. Music, from Doors and Stones, Cars and Elvis (Costello) to Twenty-one Pilots, New Politics and Cage the Elephant.
3a. Tampa Bay Bucs.
3b. Cleveland Browns.
Bruce was 5-4. No tie.
We're building a dynasty here. Buckeyes will ALWAYS be contenders from here out.
1:30 would be best.
For those who sit at home, a night game in almost-December may sound like an awesome experience. But I have been to more than 30 OSU-m*chigan Games and it is damn cold most years at noon. This game used to be a week earlier, too, remember.
Only ONE was played at 3:30. I would bet on noon. And it has little to do with how drunk the fans will be. Because by noon we can all be pretty damn drunk. But perhaps safety of visitors after a night win would be an issue in AA (thinking of you, m*chigan asshole who wanted a piece of me last year while your team had the LEAD).
For fast food, I assume we are thinking national chains here, and I vote Popeyes.
I said yes only because I refuse to let m*chigan think it means that much.
I voted for the only one I am NOT going to see live: VaTech. All night games are fun, but that one should be crazy fun.