This may seem absurd, but I went through what people are going through now last year. I did not enjoy the National Championship run as much as I should have, as I had such ridiculous expectations after seeing what the team was capable of. I was upset that Ohio State only beat Oregon by three touchdowns. That was dumb. This year I amended my mindset and I have actually enjoyed it more than last year.
I went to Gameday when they came to the University of Utah and that is an accurate assessment. Desmond ignored people and left right away, while Kirk was talking with people. Also, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder also talked to the crowd after the show and seemed to be swell.
Agreed. The couple next to me booed him mercilessly all night, calling for Urban to replace him after every incompletion. Heck, when Cardale did something well they booed him.
Despite the offense still not being as good as it needs to be, I still thought it was an improvement over the past couple of weeks. If the dumb penalties get eliminated, this offense could still be decent. Still a lot of work to do though. Hope I can stay as positive as Urban.
Me too. That was one of the reasons I came to the site regularly. Getting to read about the gambling exploits of Warren G. Harding is always a pleasure.
There was a rumor going around that Alabama was going to wear black for a game this season too, but I am not sure if it was ever shot down or not.
The first game I remember going to was with my dad in 2004. We went to the Marshall game. I remember thinking that Nugent's 55-yard field goal was just a chip shot, but I was just eight years old. When I found out the actual length years later, I couldn't believe it. It suddenly made sense why my dad went nuts.
I love this post. Lots of good memories when I was younger with my family and Buckeye football. There is nothing like it.
Neither quarterback really looked great today. Nobody on offense really did. I will say that I have never seen a quarterback fumble as much as Cardale does, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I think that JT should start.
I could only ever root for Michigan if they have a chance of being undefeated or a 1 loss team by the Ohio State game. That way, they aren't beaten before the game. I like when they have hope and Ohio State takes it away. Like the 2006 game. Beating them that year was immensely satisfying.
I was going to agree with Kevin about his opinion on Dontre, and to some extent, disagree with Johnny. After watching last year's games again, it is amazing how well he played at the beginning of the season. For about the first six games, he seemed to be by far the best player on offense. He consistently gets yards where there are none and runs solid routes.
I think a lot of the disappointment about Dontre comes from the expectation that he would break big plays. Sure, he may not score 60 yard touchdowns, but he gets 10 yards every time he touches the football. He consistently gets good yardage. Some of the disappointment probably stems from the last game he played a big part in, the Michigan State game. He fumbled a couple of times and dropped the ball several more times. It was not a good game for him. However, he was still arguably the Buckeyes' best offensive player before the game (I believe he lead the team in yards from scrimmage before his injury).
I think he could have a big year too. I have never been on the Dontre Wilson hype train, but I think this year he is the most underrated player on the team.
His highlight film is still the most ridiculous thing I have seen. In the eight minute video, he scores a touchdown on every touch until about the seven minute mark. It is unbelievable.
I am going to this year's game at Rice-Eccles. I will also be wearing my Buckeye gear. I am not sure if it will be accepted in the student section, but oh well.
Jordan may be the "Greatest of All Time," but I would say that Lebron may be the best player of all time. In baseball, Babe Ruth is the greatest player of all time because of what he meant to the game and his dominance at the time. However, it is doubtful that he is the best player of all time. The athletes now are unbelievable. I don't believe that Jordan would be as dominant as he was if he played today. However, he meant more to the sport than anybody.
If I could pick one player to start an All-Time Team, I would pick Lebron James. His versatility makes him slightly more valuable to a team than Jordan.
It is a lot of fun, particularly two player matches with another person locally. It is addicting as can be too. Very solid game.
I could see it ending with Don jumping out of a building, like in the credit sequence. However, I feel that will not be the case. I think he leaves for good; he has enough money to not work. Glenn needs to make an appearance. He is a legend.
Honestly, I don't like to see it end. It has been an excellent series and I am not sure how it will be wrapped up. It seems like the characters have a lot of interesting stuff ahead of them still.
Jeff Heurman arguably had as good of a year last year (466 yards, 4 TDs) than all of the tight ends combined this year (429 yards, 8 TDs). Heurman was probably the second receiver that Miller would look for, besides Philly Brown. Miller definitely found the tight ends at least as much as the other two did. There were not as many touchdowns last year, but with a guy like Carlos Hyde, why throw it to a tight end?
Philly Brown had like 6 catches that game against MSU. Braxton found him plenty of times. He seemed to be the only competent receiver down the stretch. Devin Smith had like 2 catches the last 3 games last year. He played much better this year. Pre-season projections of Devin Smith's draft status often had him as undrafted or a late round guy. Also, there were several drops in the B1G Championship game. If those are caught, it is a completely different day for Miller.
I would not be surprised if his arm came back stronger than Barrett's arm. Cardale is a different story. Many people forget that Braxton Miller had a hose before he went down with the injury. Even with a torn shoulder he was firing the ball to receivers in the Clemson game.