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Comment 22 Jan 2014

The reactions to Sherman's rant sound a lot like the clutch-your-pearls horror that erupted over Hall's exiting salute from the Michigan game. The spectators and media demand class and composure but the game demands passion and confidence and at least a bit of anger and you're not always going to keep that perfectly boxed into actions of the field. The emotion is part of why we love the game but its not always going to be pretty.

Comment 09 Dec 2013

oh it hurts all right. but couch fires and riots happen after wins. after losses everyone just goes and sits at home and drinks their troubles away. The quietest saturday nights I ever saw on campus were after losses.  After the 07 Illinois game I walked from Gateway to Lane an hour after the game and saw maybe a dozen people.

Comment 06 Dec 2013

DJ, I have to apologize, I just went through this entire skull session and realized I hadn't taken in a single sentence outside of Boom Herron's tweet, thats how anxious I am for the game tomorrow. Going to have to go sit in a quiet room and calm down a bit sometime before kickoff or I might collapse during the first drive!

Going back to reread the SS for real this time...

Comment 24 Nov 2013

I dont have an official source for this other that a friend who was on campus over the summer but apparently someone drowned in Mirror Lake in August, giving them more justification/motivation for trying to restrict the event. However, depending on how they are planning to fence off the area and enforce the official entrance, it could prove to be very ineffective. I cant image many would have a problem hopping temporary fences or tramping through shrubbery to get to Mirror Lake. 

Comment 06 Nov 2013
When I started reading this I couldnt quite tell where it was heading and by he end of the article I still wasnt sure where it had ended up...but it is one of the best pieces of internet writing I have read in a long time
Comment 05 Nov 2013

“My older son’s middle name is Danger so he could grow up and tell people his middle name is Danger and when they call him out on it pull out his I.D. and actually confirm that,”

...parenting award of the year right there

Comment 30 Oct 2013
Going into each game, I expected Wisconsin to be a slug-fest, Northwestern to give us trouble, and Penn State to be a good game. But this week...Purdue terrifies me. "I trust in Urban Meyer" is my mantra this weekend
Comment 28 Oct 2013
My 86 year old grandmother sent me a very excited email this morning after she saw the clip on the Today Show. Of course I immediately sent her the full video back so it is now making its rounds of the northern michigan retirement community as well...
Comment 20 Sep 2013
Which Block O were you in though? I've sat in both north and south Block O and there was a huge difference in the attitude/attention to the game in each.
Comment 16 Sep 2013
A little bit of googling came up with some interesting numbers, comparing the freshman class of 2012 at both schools: Cal OSU # new freshmen. ~5, 000 ~7, 000 Median SAT scores* 1220-1490 1170-1320 *So middle 50% of incoming students had scores in this range. Also these are based on old school grading with only reading and math so 1600=perfect. I realize way more goes into admissions but SAT is the easiest across the board standard to compare So yea, they can claim better academics, but not by much. Also our numbers are based on 2, 000 more students. Id be interested to see how osu's top students compare to their top students, just out of curiosity.
Comment 15 Sep 2013

I'm convinced we can go undefeated but I have a horrible dread of us going to the NC coming down to if/how Oregon beats Stanford. I know its still early in the season and it wouldn't be college football without surprise upsets...thats just my dreaded scenario right now.  


But thats worry for a tuesday.  For a saturday night: GO BUCKS!!!

Comment 04 Sep 2013
It wasnt so much that they came up short of my scoring expectations or the less than hoped for input from our untested superstars. What had (note past tense) had me worried Saturday was that if we are going to play fluff games and win, I want to WIN. All we have heard all offseason from the rest of football world is how weak our schedule is. I just have a horrible vision in my mind of us running the table In the regular season along with, say ...oregon (or take your pick) along with a 1-loss Alabama and not getting to the NC because we "struggled against teams we shouldnt have struggled against and got lucky in some big games." And you know that would be the narrative. ...however, after a few beers and a few hours I calmed down and am once again ready to give UFM the benefit of the doubt and trust in him to lead this team where It should go
Comment 30 Aug 2013

I'm used to the second half of games routinely giving me a heart attack but this year I might be calling the paramedics before a single Buckeye steps on the field...

Comment 27 Aug 2013
All summer ive tried not to get too over confident/excited about this team because damn are the expectations high. But Meyer's excitement and confidence in this team over the past 3 weeks has definitely erased that. How am I supposed to stay cautiously optimistic going into week one when UFM keeps telling us stuff like this?! Screw that, i'm all in. Is it saturday yet?
Comment 26 Aug 2013
You somehow made me almost tear up and also suddenly feel the need to backflip out of my cubicle with pump up music blasting. Epic. Amazing. Just need to get through the next few days...