Legen. Dary. We love you, Brax!
That play still brings a tear to my eye, just remembering the sheer joy of everyone in that place. That was our national championship that year. Those moments when everyone just loses their shit don't happen very often, and that was, without a doubt, the loudest moment I've ever been a part of in the 'Shoe. I'm told Chris Gamble's pick six vs. PSU in '02 was close, but I can't imagine it being louder than that!
My point, I guess, is that Braxton Miller became a Buckeye legend that night, and I can't believe it's almost over for him at Ohio State. We owe him the loudest possible ovation for his dedication, loyalty, and his being a great ambassador for the university. O-H!
You "yada, yada-ed" the best part!
Couldn't agree more, unfortunately, that's becoming more and more of an old school belief. I was also taught this way, and I'm happier for it. Because ultimately, none of it matters.
Another good one is, outside of this site of course, "Those who insist on sharing their political/religious views with you almost always insist you NOT share yours with them."
Agreed, and Mike's long yardage comment perplexed me as well. That 3rd down completion to Thomas was on 3rd and 16, exactly how long does the yardage have to be for Cardale to be a better option than JT was on that play? Any longer than that and we seldom see anything other than a draw, anyway.
I just like the fact that we get to see both QBs playing to their strengths. I wouldn't be surprised to see JT unleash a couple of jump passes in the red zone package going forward.
Mike on here actually put one together a few months ago...http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015/07/56519/braxton-millers-top-10-plays-as-a-quarterback
Not sure why that makes it bittersweet, we came back to win that one! I think of that every time I hear it.
Had the pleasure of meeting him the other night at the 2nd and 7 Foundation Celebrity 8-Ball Challenge, he was there with his dad. Coolest part, his dad was so excited to meet Jim Lachey after hearing him call the title game on the radio. Really neat moment, and a wonderful family. Proud to still wear my Mike Doss jersey on game days!
That place is amazing.
Really not sure why Minnesota is getting so much primetime love this year.
RE: #3, Ohio U fans are just as bad about this. Half of their student body is from Central Ohio, kids who grew up rooting for Ohio State, but the second they set foot in Athens, they go all "Ohio State sucks, blah blah blah." Not all do this, but most do. Besides UC and OU, every other in-state school will cheer for their team but realize they're getting beaten by 40, and be ok with it. Not those two, that's what makes them so insufferable.
Also, Johnny, Kent State (led by the immortal Josh Cribbs) came to the 'Shoe to get a 51-17 thrashing in 2002.
Nailed it. Why would you root for a team you despise to win ANYTHING, other than an incurable case of syphilis?
Ohio State winning titles is good for the B1G. Anyone else? Nah.
The Buckeyes' record in the B1G since 2004 is remarkable...even moreso when you remember, 5 of those 14 losses came in one season.
And it is DEFINITELY time for D'Angelo Russell to go all Kobe Bryant on everyone and say "Screw it, give me the ball and get out of my way." I just want to see our guys play with some fire today and act like they want to be there.
So cool he does this, whatever his reasons. Got to be fun for him and the guys who get to catch throws from a Buckeye legend!
The Browns wouldn't throw millions of dollars at him, that would make WAY too much sense. Sigh.
It's the middle of March...officially "Survive and Advance" season. Time for a little payback vs. Sparty tonight!
Best coach in the country who hasn't won a title yet. It will come. Congrats, Coach!
Agreed with the Russell/LeBron comparison, I thought the exact same thing during the second half yesterday. Can't blame DLo for being incredibly frustrated dropping great passes for his teammates to just turn it over or get blocked at the rim. That was as rough as performance as I've seen from our boys in a long time.
The NCAA is the absolute worst. The most hypocritical, BS organization I've ever seen. DJ talked about UK turning Wisconsin into a gaping crater (which I can't argue with, if there's one coach I hate more than Calipari, it's Bo Ryan), but the gaping crater I'd much rather see is the NCAA.
Well, on that note, happy Monday!
Totally agree, that punt elicited the first noise from the crowd in a while, and finally got them behind the defense that series. What a kick, I've never seen a ball just STOP like that.
Very well put. I think Weber has a right to BE angry, but not to STAY angry. This is a good learning experience for him, crappy though it is.
Love the tweets about Devin Smith, one of the multitude of reasons that having a track background helps so many of these guys. As a track coach, wasted motion was always the first thing I looked at, and it's also an easy thing to correct. Just takes a little bit of work, but it's amazing how much energy guys didn't realized they wasted.
Just like football, this team is getting better and better each time out. We, as fans, need to learn to stop doubting Thad Matta, his teams always get better as the year goes on (last year notwithstanding) as he finds the right combo of guys. Going to be fun watching how far D'Angelo and Jae'Sean can carry this team, we're finally seeing the passion and the fire that'd been missing all year!