No offense Eric. Good piece. But I was expecting Ramzy. Think there should be a ban on the use of "situational" in any non-Ramzy article.
Put me in the camp of hating that the CFP gods have decided people either enjoy going out for NYE or like football, but not both. However, priorities man... I will be parked on my couch watching the game. I can get drunk around crazy people any Friday or Saturday night. Watching the Buckeyes in a playoff game is not something I get to do all that often, and will not miss the chance.
Best part of that Shelley Meyer pic? What appears to be a bottle of Bacardi in the back of her station wagon. Looks like Shelley partied the same way we did back in the day.
Not to be "that guy", but Urbs is 70-10 since 2009.
You don't have to know who Archie is to show respect to the guy handing the trophy to you. I don't care if I was handing him the trophy... I'd still expect acknowledgment and a hand shake. He didn't show poor class because he snatched the trophy out of Archie's hand. He showed poor class that he would do that to anyone.
Problem is, it's not a standard size. From experience, it's a pain framing things that aren't in standard frame sizes. I have a wall full of Buckeye wall hangings in my home office, and the hardest ones to frame have been newspapers (Rose Bowls, NC wins, etc) that are various non-standard sizes. Having said that, if you don't want to put in the work to cut matting to make it work in a frame, it has to be cheaper to pay a craft store to custom frame it.
Or is the toughest game on the schedule against the actual team Ohio State beat by 59 points?
Refer to the below article:
Guessing intentionally spelled that way to be reminiscent of the city's best known product.
Not only are you top 50, but you have the highest average minutes per visit of the top 50. Congrats.
Bruce Hooley got a lot of hate around here back in the tatgate days, and likely still has some pent up resentment from that.
I've had the same exact experience at Buckeye Corner. In fact, I will not be ordering from them again. I also live in the south, Florida, and the local sports stores have carried no OSU championship gear. So I ordered from Buckeye Corner, and had the same experience.
BTW - to those who mentioned Fanattics, they are also owned by Lids - as is Buckeye Corner.
Out of curiosity, you say Buckeyes could get three commitments in the next 48 hrs. But we're in on 4 players. Gustin is 50/50, the others are probabilities. Is it a numbers thing? If they get Arnette tonight and Gustin tomorrow, they'll only take one of Hill and Prince?
Yeah. Definitely feel old. I was a student when Eddie was there. In fact he was in the class I would have graduated with, if I didn't my time getting through college. I guess I was having too much fun at OSU to want to hurry graduating. So for him to have a kid playing in college makes me feel old. I don't often find reasons to root for the SEC, especially living in Florida, but I will definitely being rooting for Eddie's kid.
I live on the gulf coast of Florida. You can't hardly get me to go to Miami. Give me the gulf coast any day. Better yet, give me Ohio... I'd move back in a heartbeat if my wife was willing.
Awesome videos. I had chills through the entire thing. Every time I hear the Urban "We don't want to coach average" speech, I run through the nearest wall. Great job. I could watch this on a loop. To watch where started to where they are is amazing. Also awesome to watch all the great players and remember how much these players meant to the program. Oh yeah, almost forgot... It's easy to forget how great Braxton Miller was. This video reminded me.
Wow. 18 out of 11 starters returning on defense. I hadn't realized. We'll be unstoppable.
I have the opposite reaction to this. I've been irritated at the lack of disrespect we've been getting. Even though Oregon is favored, it seems like every time I turn on coverage of the game, it's an OSU love fest. And the majority of pundits I've seen are choosing OSU. So I welcome anything that comes off as disrespect. I don't want the team to lose their underdog edge.
Urbs says he wants players that are competitive at everything they do. Dropping 91 pts on a poor post op kid pretty much counts as competitive at everything.
I thinks it's an important note, and I don't know how you'd quantify it, that in many of the games where we gave up over 200 yes, many of the yards came late in the game after the opponent was behind and had given up on rushing. Michigan State, Penn State and Alabama come to mind as examples where we stopped the passing game in the first half, but they came up with a large majority of their yards from the mid 3rd quarter on.
It was a good matchup for us, but honestly, if that was really just because it was the best play, wouldn't that ball have been going to Devin Smith? I don't think Devin was on the field. If he was, he didn't run an out route. But Devin is the deep ball threat. That's who you'd go to. Unless, of course, you were trying to get Evan a TD.
Some of the top games speaks to perhaps youth and a recency bias. '95 Notre Dame game has to be on the top 5 list. '87 TTUN game (Earle's last) is probably on the list. The '68 season was 5 years before I was born, and so the Woody/Bo Ten year War is out of my memory, but I'm sure there's some games in there that deserve consideration.
My Top 5:
1) '03 Miami
2) '14 Bama
3) '95 Notre Dame
4) '87 TTUN
5) '06 TTUN (Awesome game would be higher is not for the outcome of the season)
2) D Grant (the others lists have him much too low)
10) C Grant
I understand what the OP is saying, and I think he has a point. The team was obviously very excited about winning the game, but they weren't excited about winning a prestigious bowl game. They were excited about beating Bama, beating the SEc and advancing to the NC game. When people talk about the 2014 season, no one will ever talk about winning the Sugar Bowl. They will talk about beating Bama, getting to the NC game, or winning the National Championship. In past years, a Sugar Bowl win was a huge way to end the season. This year it was a stepping stone.