To me, the 'Bama game was the de facto championship game. Beating Oregon was great too of course and I won't say I wasn't nervous with all those turnovers but I knew that once they got past 'Bama they could beat anyone.
It's a good day for a birthday! Happens to be mine but too many years ago and no championship excuse in 1972 that I know of.
Cardale said he did not even know why the press conf was necessary. I have to believe he was visiting his school and home town and all the "officials" there took full advantage of getting the media to showcase their school/town in all of this hype.
Cardale asked why they even had to have a presser for this... Seems to me like Cardale got his first lesson in being exploited by his high school.
I have to say I am surprised but in a very very good way by this. Not just glad to have him back but also glad to see him put his education first - he has matured tremendously since his daughter was born and he will make a great role model for her.
Still waiting to order mine. I want one of those Nike Diamond Quest scarlet jerseys with the 2015 NCG logo on it and #12 or #15, whichever I can get. Been sold out since December!
Having gotten a chance to meet him in person and shake his hand for a job well done, I will never forget Kenny G and I honestly hope he makes his way back as a coach some day. That being said, I want a Cardale Jersey because wow what a story. Kenny G did have a part in Cardale's success though because he demonstrated the importance of being not just ready to go in to any game, but ready to go in and win! That obviously rubbed off on Cardale.
You are absolutely right. I think they did have some respect for Oregon at first but honestly I was appalled at the way the Oregon players were acting. Trash talking, pushing, CHOKE HOLDS, and holding calls galore - I thought we were playing FSU or something. I think once the Buckeyes realized how dirty these guys were playing they truly got pissed off and just started beating the living piss out of them. The best team won for many reasons!
While I am against directly paying players, I think the solution is to allow them to earn money into a trust that is only available once they either graduate or are otherwise no longer NCAA eligible (draft, career ending injury, etc). Then let all the money they could possibly make be permitted to go into that trust for each player and maybe allow them a small stipend equivalent to what a normal college student would get at a part time job. This way, even if a student gets a career ending injury, they could benefit from a time when their "stock" might have been higher by having endorsement deals that force a savings for their future. Seems like a no brainer to me. I see it as win-win because the players remain student athletes without big salaries/houses/etc yet still get to work toward a bright future.
Now that's funny! I have to believe there were some haters in there that knew what you were doing and called you a troll. Love it!
I don't watch NFL games. I would watch Cardale in NFL games!
Hmm, does seem Shady and the price is too good to be true. But like I said, YOLO right?
Grew up watching Letterman, but it is time for him to retire. This might be the last show of his I watch and it's all because of Urban!
I voted yes, of course. I don't see VT as any kind of an issue since the team will be looking to make a statement there. The games I am most concerned with in the B1G will be MSU, Wisconsin (they will be looking to prove something big time) and Michigan will be looking to make a huge statement. We'll most certainly have the talent but it's the mindsets that worry me most now. I doubt they'll be underdogs much anymore so Urban will have to do what he does best and motivate - but this team is and will be a beast for awhile for all conferences to fear!
Great article Ramzy. At first I thought the quote "Did they win?" was a knock on Fickle, ha ha ha!
I was born in '72 and am thankful to have 2 national championship games in my lifetime that, while I didn't get a chance to experience in person, still were great to experience nonetheless. I have a 2002/3 Championship mug on my desk at work and I plan to add to that finally. Hopefully in a few years I will have more mugs than space to put them and that would be just fine by me. What a truly special and amazing season. Not sure I could pick which one was better honestly. Just glad to have 2 to pick from at all!
I so want one of those Championship game jerseys with the diamond nike and the 2015 CFP logo. But they are sold out and damn if they aren't $160!!
Still, can't help but think that once they are back in stock I might do an impulse buy. YOLO!
Legendary skull session today. Since this is my first post season skully I am glad it did not disappoint. Looks like a killer 2016 schedule coming up and what a toll the extra games take on any mortal but now our team has experience staying the course and prevailing like no other team has and that is a huge advantage. #Dynasty
What I found interesting is that Tressel made a 38-20 prediction pre-game on 10TV I believe it was. If Urban had been merciful (or, actually if Oregon hadn't gotten the defensive offsides penalty) then that score might have been dead on should we have gone for a field goal in that final drive. Tressel definitely would have taken the field goal to end the game. Either way, I am still impressed that Tress predicted Oregon scoring 20. Nobody saw that coming but Tress!
I wish there was access to raw video of the goal line stand our D made against Oregon on 4th down. Michael Bennett was on the bottom of the pile and for a split second you can see what appears to be an Oregon player literally choking him and that is why Michael was grabbing the guys helmet/face mask. Then Bosa gets pushed from behind from another player. How our D got a penalty there was absolutely ridiculous but Karma got those dirty Ducks in the end. That is when I really felt like they deserved to lose.
My wife thinks he looks like a young Tyler Perry. Stick glasses on Cardale and I definitely agree.
All I can say is I am still in awe of all this. Thanks 11W for being there for me this whole amazing season. Glad I found this community here and we're all champions!
What a game! What a season! To the world: See ya'll right back here next year!!!
2 minutes til we are officially National Champions my friends!
Tressel called 38-20 pregame. Looking like that could happen here.
Let's get some of their TO's now!
I thought we were the Luckeyes dammit!