Forum Post 18 Mar 2015
OSU football, OSU football, and then the B's (who are giving me zero reason to divert my attention and energy away from OSU football. Maddening season). Were in MA/NE are you from?
Have gotten many a clam plate and sandwich from Kelly's. Not the best, but there's something about the trashiness of Revere and the greasiness of the food that makes it damn good.
This will get me some DVs, but I'm not talking about the Central OH crap. I'm talking about an East Coast pie (I'm a transplanted Bostonian).
Large pepperoni and onion pizza from the pizza place right down the street from where I grew up. Pint of Buckeye Blitz.
You said you've been following 11W for 3 or 4 years. Did you come to the site after the VT game? After the 2013 BIG title game? This is nothing. And to say what goes on here has any bearing on the team is ludicrous. Urbz gets paid millions to do just this: handle sticky situations.
This is $1 billion operation (according to the WSJ), and Urban is paid to win football games. I have no problem if fat is trimmed due to clearly career - ending situations by anyone's definition (Bogard) so long as we do it with integrity. Make sure our guys leave with a degree on the house.
F yeah. UFM is worth every damn penny. September can't get here soon enough.
You were blessed to be in the presence of a Michigan Man?
Trying to fill every room of my house with something natty-related for that reason. Can't get enough of it, and won't get sick of ever seeing reminders of it.
Wore my hat while brushing my teeth before bed, so I'm basically the equivalent of your elementary/middle school sons.
If I truly wanted to be irresponsible with my finances, I'd plunk down the $180 for those Diamond Quest full zip hoodies they were wearing on Saturday.
Forum Post 26 Jan 2015
They're some upperclassmen/underclassmen dynamics with the situation, but you touched upon a key point: hopefully, regardless of who guys would prefer, they'll ultimately end up saying, "Whatever, we'll still win, so I don't really care."
This is my biggest concern. Based on the handful of tweets from guys who have voiced their preferences, we know that they're camps (e.g., Zeke tweeting something to the effect that we all know Braxton is going to be the starter next year, and Reeves just tweeting the other day that we shouldn't sleep on Braxton). These "camps" might not be very super serious at all, but I think back to 2008 when Boeckman was benched for TP and how that split the team.
I don't want you to think that I was trying to say, "Look guys, I'm going!" I was torn about paying for something that was free. Just thought I'd let people know who also wanted to say "screw it" and plunk down the dollars.
Based on what I saw, many of the eBay listings were by ticket brokers (for instance, one in NJ). The average fan probably didn't have much of a chance, unfortunately.
Forum Post 21 Jan 2015
After attending the meet and greet with the trophy at Walmart on Morse on Thursday, I can't say that this surprises me. We have some "colorful" fans (fortunately, we're not unique in that regard).
VT was the only game this year that my wife and I watched with a particular couple. They invited us over their place for Monday night. We politely declined.
I know football is just a game, and it's not nearly as important as the whole host of problems plaguing our world right now. But, tell Jacob Jarvis that it's just a game. Tell the hundreds of thousands to millions of central and northern Ohioans who are struggling and needed a reason to hope, that it's just a game. The 2014 Buckeyes gave us a lot more than just a couple of trophies.
I was a fan in 2002, but hadn't been accepted into OSU yet and was living in MA. I, like many, fell into the trap of thinking another title was a given. My senior year was the 2006 season, and little did any of us know the chain of events that 41-14 would set off. 2014 felt personal, and felt like my first title.
Forum Post 17 Jan 2015
Congrats! Our little guy is due the day before Tax Day, which could be an omen.
My wife is due in April with our first, a boy. Yeah, 2015 is going to be pretty awesome (love the Nike commemorative baby clothes, "My First National Championship").