You can't buy memories like that.
Columbus' trajectory and influence is skyrocketing - it is just not the same city it was ten or fifteen years ago. The University District needs to keep up with Columbus becoming a more influential city, culturally and economically, and changes like this will continue the progress. I also have fond (and hazy) memories from Too's and Bernie's, but that doesn't mean the region shouldn't change and improve.
I've seen lots of misleading, "Big Ten Considering Making Freshmen Ineligible" headlines when they would more accurately say, "ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12...". However, we at Ohio State are used to making ignominious headlines for things that lots of other people have done and/or are doing.
As expected, I see plenty of downvotes on the comments critical of the coaching staff. Why is that off-limits? Blame for listless play and lack of improvement - which are clearly problems for this team - should be shared among players and coaches. Just because we're not players on this team, doesn't mean we can't criticize it. Just because Matta has had success in the tournament before, doesn't mean we can't criticize him. I've never understood why we're not entitled to have honest, accurate criticism of the team and coaches. It doesn't make us not appreciate their strengths and achievements, it doesn't mean we think we could do a better job, and it doesn't make us bad fans.
I'm 34-6 since 2005. The best wins were Michigan in 2006, my freshman year, Iowa in 2009, and Alabama. The most painful loss was Southern California in 2009.
I found several huge buckeye trees on campus at the University of Wisconsin, and some in Ontario near Niagara Falls.
This is a masterpiece, thank you so much. The sound bites from detractors, Paul Keels, and TV announcers were perfectly selected. The music was intense and gripping but didn't distract from the footage. The highs, lows, and emotions of each game and of the season were all captured. Fantastic work, thank you for sharing your talent with us.
I often have a basketball game on in the background with the sound low in the evenings, while I work on homework - one night my concentration abruptly broke and I thought, "What is that obnoxious sound?" It was Shane Battier, tripping over his words and droning unintelligibly. He is abysmal.
It's a funny sarcastic comment, but it's exactly the same reason Notre Dame extended Charlie Weis' contract - he almost beat USC, and wouldn't you know, they're still paying him for it.
These are interesting stats. One of my favorite championship games was the 2003 Big XII Championship: Kansas State 35, Oklahoma 7, where Darren Sproles ran all over the Sooners. After the big loss, Oklahoma still advanced to the National Championship game where they lost to LSU, 21-14. Now that year would have been a good year for a playoff, likely of the top four teams in the BCS standings (USC, LSU, Oklahoma, and Ohio State). I always marvel at how Oklahoma, although it did get some criticism of being overrated, avoided the vitriolic BCS rage Ohio State endured from 2007-2014. Kansas State (despite being favored by 7) went on to lose its next game, the 2004 Fiesta Bowl, to the Buckeyes. Their defense, led by none other than our fat old friend Bert, allowed 35.
I'm going to buy myself something special with that $25 reimbursement from CamCar. I was in grad school and had about $150 to my name when I was towed. I went back to where I had parked when some fat bastard who had been on top of the Arps garage across the street with binoculars watching the lot came and scolded me like a five year old and told me where they had taken my car. The notice I got says CamCar overcharged by $30-$35 per tow and is liable for $110,724.38. That is a lot of despicable, underhanded preying on the good people of Columbus, Ohio. I'm glad those bastards have gotten what's been coming to them.
The game against Ohio State is in Ann Arbor - Michigan already played in Columbus this year.
I'm convinced we wouldn't have won it all if we hadn't lost to Virginia Tech. For about five minutes I thought, "Wouldn't it have been cool to be 15-0", but without the growth and maturation of the early loss, I believe there would have been a later one that would have cost us the playoff berth.
In this shortened edition, my seventh viewing of the Sugar Bowl, it's more apparent just how effective Alabama's Derrick Henry was in this game. I'm not sure why Lane Kiffin didn't go back to him more. On the subject of old Lane, I can't for the life of me comprehend why people think he's a good coach in any capacity - from the Raiders to Tennessee to USC to Alabama... I just. don't. get it.
Sadness, horrors, sorrow, despair, angst, misery, anguish, it's all the same...
I was at the Virginia Tech game in Columbus and the VT-Miami game in Blacksburg - my first night game as a grad school Hokie. I was sick from start to finish, wondering how in the world this unrecognizable, sloppy, disorganized team had managed to derail Ohio State's season. I guess I certainly didn't respond to the proverbial adversity as well as the Buckeyes did. I have completely accepted and embraced the VT loss, because I'm convinced without it this team would not have come together and improved the way they did, and would have had a more damaging loss later in the season.
On campus here at Virginia Tech, they've printed shirts that say, "Who needs a Horseshoe when you've got a Beamer? 35-21"... which is dumb. Some people are calling the Hokies the Transitive National Champions which did make me laugh. I just got my (Actual) National Champions shirt today so I'll wear it to class tomorrow and report back. Generally the Hokies are a great bunch though and I can't wait for Buckeye Nation to invade this September.
All the time, most recently that we lost to Virginia Tech again this season. It's always some weird score like 12-5.
You mean to be the criminally overrated postseason disappointment of the SEC East?
Well I had goosebumps throughout the whole thing so you must have done something right!
Mine crashed too go to the Radio feed!
We established this on the Finebaum/Cowherd thread - once a douche, always a douche. One article that happens to not be derogatory does not erase his history of simpering disdain for Ohio State. Don't forget Schlabach's "apology" letter a couple of weeks back that was filled with backhanded potshots and sarcastic compliments. Go Buckeyes, Ohio against the world.
I got a great laugh out of this. That's the spirit damn it, you're either a Buckeye or you can go to hell.
My God, Thad can barely walk. I hope his players can learn a lesson from his toughness.