There is a huge difference between overhearing occasional swearing at a football game and a massive, coordinated chant from thousands of people in unison that's audible from every part of the stadium and on tv for every single kickoff. It's trashy, it's embarrassing, and I'm sick of people saying it and defending it.
My neighbors, who I HATE, are big Tennessee fans... I've loved watching them lose in heartbreaking fashion three weeks in a row.
You're saying it takes more than a good engineering department to earn membership in the Big Ten. At least, it should.
Historically better than Purdue, that's for sure.
Spot on DJ. When conference realignment was happening, we missed a golden opportunity to add Virginia and Virginia Tech. They wouldn't have traveled anywhere without one another; VT is a school with an excellent engineering program that apparently is important enough to solely justify Purdue's Big Ten presence; UVA is a world-class Northwestern-like university; we get a good basketball school and a good football school (and not just recently, historically); we get the DC market that Maryland is supposed to provide; we don't have to drag the dead steaming turd weight that is Rutgers or Purdue behind us; the Big Ten gets an edge in the important Virginia Beach recruiting area... it's a long list of pros.
Purdue is a good school. Purdue helped found the conference. SO. WHAT. It's 2015 and they are truly worthless to the Big Ten.
It frustrates me that you even have to preface your argument with "Don't blast me for this one." You're pointing out flaws in the team that you've noticed so far. You're expressing doubt that an offense that struggled against mediocre teams will perform well against great teams. You're not blindly assuming that last year's unprecedented improvement will happen exactly the same way this year. You're being rational.
To those who continually repeat "calm down" and "relax, it'll be fine", I'll take that to mean enjoy the season, as a fan, no matter how we do. I'll agree with that. But if the Buckeyes play against Michigan State the way they played against Hawaii or Northern Illinois, or even Virginia Tech in the second quarter, there will be trouble. What is this magic guarantee that you all so confidently have that this won't happen? Before somebody says, "Urban Meyer", obviously we all know he's one of the best coaches in college football history, but he's not infallible. He does not come with a guarantee of incredible improvement like last year, every time. You're setting yourself up for disappointment if you think he's some get out of jail free card for every game.
Every team, game, and season are different. Those of us who aren't convinced this team will be great yet are blasted as naysayers and pessimists and feel the need to preface logical, valid observations with "Don't hate me for making a constructive criticism, but...". I absolutely think we are capable of improving and having another huge season, but I think we need a little more than blind confidence and there must be willingness to address weaknesses bluntly to get there.
"Can I play pickup football with you guys? I'm a good engineer so I deserve to play too."
I know we go over this every year, but let's also take a moment to reassess "Rip his f*cking head off" after kickoffs. Trashy, trashy, trashy.
"Hopefully they can keep it up." You haven't been a Browns fan long have you? Just kidding, go Browns... but mostly not kidding...
Very disappointing effort. You're delusional if you don't have even little bit of concern after that.
What's the over/under on attendance today? An undefeated Miami team against an exciting, power conference team with long history? I'll say 6,500.
Agreed about the 2005 Michigan game; 2009 Iowa always sticks out to me too.
No kidding, they are all really hung up on our schedule.
THANK YOU. One of the many reasons I hate Purdue so much is the way they squander the millions of dollars Ohio State earns for them. The money I paid for my Sugar Bowl ticket goes toward the water bill at Ross-Ade "Stadium" and it drives me crazy.
Great job Rockets. Was Bert referring to Toledo when he whined about his tough schedule? Eat it you fat bastard.
What are we outraged about? What do you want him to say? He's intensely focused on the game at hand. That's a good thing. Have you ever heard some of the trite, ridiculous, pointless questions reporters can ask at these? If I were in his position I'd be easily annoyed at those kinds questions as well. His job isn't to make friends or please anyone, it's to win football games and that's generally what he does.
257. I wanted 198... but 198 +/- 20 are basically all taken so go big or go home.
Fighting Polygon Team
I remember him being in a wheelchair and the events around the banner touching, but I had no idea the backstory was that awful. Michigan also has a recent (possibly current) basketball player who lost his parents and siblings in two separate plane crashes. Best wishes to them both, it's so much bigger than sports.
That's great for them but how about some kind of one in, one out program? Relegate someone back to FCS to balance things back out. I'd half-jokingly say Purdue but there is a lot of inexplicable sensitivity about Purdue around here...
I tried to counter that. Talk about petty.
I've been to games at Lane, and I've traveled as an OSU fan. The Buckeye fans are delusional if they think the atmosphere won't be as loud and crazy as any they've ever seen. The Hokie fans are delusion if they think there won't be an impressive contingent of scarlet among the orange. Basically everyone's delusional - and confident.