Who were the guys we were talking about last year before they hired Beck? Wasn't there a younger guy from East Carolina or some place like that? Anybody remember who I'm thinking of? Is that guy still setting the world on fire one year later?
Yeah, I think it's clear that in this case the boos were directed at the coaches, and that doesn't really bother me as much. It's the fans only way of telling the coaches "hey what you're doing clearly isn't working! Time for plan B!"
It just breaks my heart thinking that these kids who worked so hard have to hear that from the fans on their very last home game at the shoe for the rest of their lives. It's not a fitting end for their Buckeye careers. Some of these guys are already Buckeye Legends. I mean, Zeke had tears in his eyes just at pregame warm ups. This place, and these fans obviously mean the world to them. Even if I knew the boos were for the coaches, if I were a player, there would still be a big part of me that took it personally. But maybe that's just me. unfortunately, "Booooooooooo!" Is not a very specific statement.
Haha! Oh man, the truth behind that statement is brutally painful.
Me too! I think these players deserved better coaching this year. At least offensively, anyway. I think Johnson, Fickle and Ash still did a great job with the Defense. We are losing some legendary Buckeyes to the NFL this year. Hate to see them go out like that.
Ha! Those are DC Talk lyrics! ....( embarrassed to admit I know that). I have a friend who still says that all the time.
I'm convinced the only reason he's drinking a diet coke is because the colors on the can are scarlet and gray.
Oooh! I haven't seen it yet but I wish I would've put money on it. I've thought Caldiero was going to win the whole thing the past 3 years. I feel validated. I don't find any fault in him choosing the option that benefited him the most, at all. Sometimes the advantage is to watch someone else attempt it first so you can learn what not to do. A little extra rest also means a better chance for him to finish.
I think NBC should retroactively send Britton a million bucks too. Or close to it.
I do agree that NBC should have a prize for anyone one that finishes the course though. It only happens a few times over the course of a decade anyway. But they should still have anticipated and planned for a year where there was more than one finisher. I guess that's never happened before.
Ha yeah. I hold pretty much all the sports "media" websites with equal disdain, too. That's why I come to Eleven Warriors in the first place. It's my safe zone. Thanks for the enlightening discussion.
Also, I am someone who has pretty thin skin when it comes to verbal jabs, so that is probably why even though I know espn doesn't hate OSU, The patronizing comments the last several years really got to me.
Justine Gubar being on campus in 2011, interviewing former players trying to dig up dirt was just hearsay? And sure other media outlets sue for info all the time, but as far as i can tell ESPN doesn't. All I can find is that they sued OSU in 2011, and just recently sued Notre Dame and MSU for police records for a story their doing on student athlete arrests. So I'll give you credit for that. I didn't expect to find any info about them suing anyone else. Why didn't they sue Miami, and North Carolina when both of those schools were openly withholding information during their scandals?
Look, for the record, I typical agree with you on this topic, for the most part. Where I differ is they crossed my line during their disproportionate feeding frenzy coverage of tatgate, and I feel they treated us much differently then they did all the school scandals that followed us, and had more serious crimes. Some actual crimes against US law and not just NCAA rules. I also, think they were overly patronizing to OSU from 2007 or 08 right up until the minute we won the Championship last year.
I also differ from you in that I don't think ESPN is just a bunch of sports journalist that are completely innocent and strictly report the facts. I think they 40% facts and 60% controversial hot takes. They have more "professional loud mouth opinion havers" employed than actual unbiased journalists. I'm not stupid, I know they don't hate Ohio State, I know their motivation is just ratings and money. I just think they did wrong by us in the past. I am currently really enjoying all the post championship love they've been giving us lately. Honestly at this point it's an old irrelevant argument to have anyway, because they are clearly giving us some respect lately.
But didn't ESPN have a reporter camped out on campus for over a week TRYING to dig up dirt by getting players and former players to spill the beans, and then when they couldn't find any dirt, they sued the university because they thought OSU was withholding information? They actually had the nerve to sue Ohio State in the name of digging up dirt.
brains? I don't know if it's true or not, but a die hard LSU fan told me once that Jamarcus was illiterate, and they had a special playbook for him. Cardale is an honor student. your last two comments are this, and "c'mon guys, Pryor sucks." what's your deal? are you trying to piss people off?
Maybe the paper work was done before then, but I think the final roster cuts were Sept. 5th and West was traded on the 7th or 8th.
We just have to accept that the Browns hate us.
Man, I'm so happy for him. That's all I can say.
Iron Maiden has got to be the most influential metal band of all time. Maybe not in the "heaviness" aspect, but in almost every other aspect that defines the genre. Fast, soaring air raid vocals, virtuosic dual lead guitar harmonies. Even their classic galloping, was the precursor to Metallica's heavy palm muted gallop/chugging, wich then led to super heavy cut time Hardcore breakdowns.
Then again, I'm convinced that Iron Maiden got a lot of their ideas from Thin Lizzy. Guitar wise and lyrical subject matter wise. Go listen to Thin Lizzy's song "Massacre" and tell me that doesn't scream Iron Maiden. Even the subject matter is the same as "Run to the Hills". I think Maiden even covered that song at some point.
Hahaha great coment! The longer I spent trying to make sense of it, the harder I laughed.
whew, well that was a good scare right before bed. i sure hop this only a fluke thing and doesn't ever become a recurring problem for him. My Dad suffers from terrible migraines, so i have sympathy for any one who does. they can be debilitating.
I've always thought Illinois had no excuse to not be at least as good as Georgia. Illinois and Georgia have both never really won many titles or anything, but they are both decently sized states with one huge city to recruit from. I mean Illinois had Red Grange right? America's first football superstar? That's gotta count for something...right?
Whoah. If that's the case, I will have to be a Panther fan this year. I hope they tear it up.
Before Benjamin got hurt, Ginn was the number 2 WR. But he's being used in a specific role, as their main deep threat to stretch the field. I bet with Benjamin out now, Ginn still sticks with the same role and somebody else has to step in as no.1. The article I read says the players are pushing Funchess to step up to no. 1 because of his size. I would guess Funchess no.1, Ginn no.2, and Philly in the slot.
It's too bad because I think Ginn and Philly would have feasted this season with Benjamin drawing so much attention.
As a deeply devout Christian, (but trust me, my opinions are probably way different than what you would assume) these type of things are some of my favorite topics so it's tough for me to reign it in and keep to the forum rules. So let me just say, without elaborating, I don't like it when people say "everything happens for a reason" either. I agree with you guys.