Its hard to troll through the ice. Oh wait, you mean this winter is going to end and the ice is going to melt?
The story of the marsupial reminded me of one of my favorite lines from a movie. The Last Remake of Beau Geste. At the beginning of the movie, the father dies after marrying a young woman. The doctor comes out of the room and looks at Marty Feldman and says, "You might say, he overcame himself"
I refuse to even call UCinn our "little Brother". That would be giving them too much credit. I prefer to think of them as the stray cat in the neighborhood that everybody feeds because its so cute. No reason, however to adopt it and let it take over the household. I'm happy that UC is not a major player for top tier talent in Ohio. Long live our Monopoly!!!!!!!!
Vanilla makes great ice cream, pudding, milk shakes and cakes. It sucks at defense. How many years is it going to take before tOSU figures that out.
For years, tOSU was known for the Silver Bullets and NOT playing vanilla. Right now, we have more 4* and 5* athletes on defense than ever before, yet things are worse. To me that means its either schematic or coaching. EIther way, something has to change and soon.
Out of curiosity...why would someone down vote that comment? I think I have a stalker/hater
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere, that the way tOSU has their books arranged, debt service on the bonds that paid for facilities upgrades is included in the athletic department budget. Could that be the reason?
I picture dad attending a reunion, and getting treated like Chuck Connors at the beginning of the TV show Branded. My apologies for those of you too young to understand the reference.
If they continue to impatiently fire coaches like they did Dick Rod and some Michigan men want them to do to donut boy, they'll never hire a top tier OR up and comer for a long, long time. That would put them on the same historical trajectory as Minnesota was in the post war years. (Which , by the way, is more recent than the last dominating era for the weasels.)
edit: I just tried to down vote myself for using the "M" word. The system wouldn't let me.
If ever there was a person whose presence in this fine community is not needed, its MB222. Hopefully, his IP address is recorded and we won't see this troll around any more.
Mandarich never threatened to rape a coed to protect a weasel. He is a truly despicable human being and because a sliver of me appreciated Mike Hart's competitive fire as well as his epic fail of a career, I resent the comparison.
My response to the losers that bring out that argument is to recommend they join the Ivy League. That way they can stay relevant to the other powers from that era. If they are halfway intelligent, it shuts them up. If they aren't, I get to laugh out loud at them.
Apparently they don't even have sex in Argentina.
Verne is now my hero.
Woody and Grandma Buckeye were tight.
My father went to his grave in 2007 feeling that the Oklahoma game in 1977 was his low point as a fan. What people may have forgotten about that Oklahoma game, was that in order to hit the game-winning field goal Oklahoma had to recover an onside kick. Uwe von Schaman executed the kick by kicking it hard right at a third string QB named Mike Strahine (Lakewood HS Athletic Hall of Fame). The kick went right through his legs. Oklahoma recovered and kick the game-winning field goal. My father never forgave Mike Strahine.
My top 3 lowest points from that era:
1- November 22, 1969; a day that will live in infamy. That was the sign my mom, Grandma Buckeye, had hanging in our den. That was my first road trip as a kid. And my revelation on how important that game was. We stopped for dinner at Miller's restaurant in Toledo on our way home. I had to use the bathroom which meant I had to walk through the bar. It was dark, the USC UCLA game was on TV, and every Ohio State fan at the bar was crying. A real revelation for this 12-year-old.
2-January 1, 1976. 30 minutes of hell in the Rose Bowl courtesy of Wendell Tyler. Ohio State had demolished UCLA during the regular season. But Wendell ran wild in the second half, and cost Ohio State a national championship. It was fairly common knowledge, that if Woody had won that national championship, he would've retired on top; and the punch would've never happened.
3-1974 in East Lansing Michigan. Levi Jackson goes 80 yards down the near sideline to upset Ohio State. Ohio State did score with champ Henson in the waning seconds, but the referees marked him down short and then all hell broke loose. Ohio State tried to run a play, there was a penalty which would've ended the game anyways but Archie scored on the play. The referees took a half hour to decide whether Ohio State scored or not. Proof that poor officiating in the Big Ten existed long before many of you were born. While they decided who won the game, 10,000 Michigan State students did a war dance around the officials in a huddle on the goal line. There was only one way for them to get out of there alive and they took it-ruling that Ohio State lost.
To show you how old I am, 1978 was my first season as a season ticket holder. There were a couple of things that led to the decline of Ohio State football in those last couple years of Woody's reign. First there was a lot of infighting with the assistant coaches, especially Bill Young, who were jockeying for the inside position to replace "the old man". Woody's health was also deteriorating significantly that last year. I was told by a player on that team, that he was in a virtual diabetic coma standing on the sidelines during the game. There was speculation that he had a nervous breakdown on the sidelines from all the pressure which caused him to swing at Bauman.
I disagree with the premise that Woody's job was in danger in 1978. Before Woody got there, Columbus was known as the graveyard of coaches. And as we've even seen already with a coach that has gone 24-1,there are always complainers. The general consensus was that what he had earned going out on his own terms. And there was a lot of anger when he was not given the opportunity to resign but was fired instead. It was after-the-fact spinning that said he refused to resign. Hugh Hindman did not give him the opportunity to resign. Woody told me that himself.
The one common denominator that coincides with the slippage of the silver bullets, is the safety position. They may have been great leaders, but they couldn't cover a bed with a blanket and were Horrendous tacklers when it came to taking angles. New Safeties alone should improve that defense. Highly rated youngsters at linebacker should make that unit stronger as well and I am optimistic about the future because of that.
i think two major decisions cost tOSU the BTCG:
first, was the refusal to run Carlos Hyde on third and two when he was getting at least 2 yards on every carry. Particularly when you knew we were in four down territory.
secondly, The refusal to replace Pittsburgh Brown with Von Bell or Cam Burroughs was another major mistake. Brown was clueless and lost that whole game and single-handedly kept Spartan drives going on third down.
The misuse of They're, there and their is one of my pet peeves. Along with lose and loose. That's the type of thing I expect to see on Mgoblog and Baboons with Internet. Not on the best college football blog site in the universe.
North Carolina is closer to Texas than Alabama? Who knew.
The best part of Santa huffing is the suggestion to give a carton as a Christmas gift. A replica jersey would be cheaper now!
Just so you know, until Woody had his first heart attack, he did the same thing. Never wore anything except a white short sleeved dress shirt. Told his team that cold was a state of mind.
I'd be disappointed, sure. But I wouldn't be as disappointed as I would be if the unthinkable and improbable happened on Nov 30th!
The next time we play at
Bloomington, Indiana Columbus West.
I tweeted this a couple of days ago:
Rooting for the weasels is like quitting smoking....I know I should, but I can't.
+1 for the awesome picture. I was eating a breakfast of cold cereal because I was too lazy to fire up the bacon and eggs. Now I regret it.