I was about to come in here and meltdown at the sight of another negative thread, but shouts to you for statistical data.
I can't keep doing this with you people.
Thoughtfully crafted opinions and constructive criticism are one thing. Slander and destructive verbal assault is something completely different.
Whatever. Toledo might as well be in Michigan. So many UM fans up there. They can have it back for all I care.
There are only a few bad seats in Ohio Stadium. I've sat in most places. I used to be all about getting AA deck seats, which I still enjoy sometimes. But they usually come at a premium price and unless the plays are happening within 30 yards of your seat, you really can't see much. But it is cool to be that close. A-Deck is really nice as well, you'll be able to have a bit wider field of vision. One year I was first row C-Deck for the Michigan game, its really pretty great up there. As someone had already said, you can see the entire play develop. As I got more into the X's and O's of the game, I liked being able to see that aspect. I've never sat in the upper C-deck for an actual game, but this past Spring Game I hiked all the way to the top row. Holy hell is that high up there! Quite the angle too. It felt so much like climbing a ladder that my fear of heights kicked in. So really, they all have their advantages. I would probably have to say, obviously, that the best seats in the house are probably mid A-Deck in the club seating. Although I've never sat there.
Alas, a family friend just gave my father and I tickets to the game this Saturday. They're B-deck seats, which I've never sat in. I've always thought they looked sort of cut off from the stadium. I'm sure the first few rows are great, but I have to think that watching the game at home would be better than sitting in the top few rows in B. Not really sure where these tickets are, but the guy that gave us the tickets is about 70 years old, an alumni and a physician. I'm guessing they're probably halfway decent.
I was at the Virginia Tech and the B1G Championship game last year; pretty pivotal games in terms of the season as a whole. Hopefully this will be the one where our offense lights up and doesn't look back!
He really pins his ears back and gets after it.
I used to live in the lower Haight/Fillmore area back in 07-08. I heard the neighborhood has changed!!!
This post is perhaps the best bit on content on 11W this week.
Here is my projected AP top 5. Not who I think are the best teams, but rather what I think the next rankings will show.
3) Michigan State
5) Notre Dame
With that being said, multiple teams will receive first place votes, so we may stay at #1. But Boykin threw for 5 touchdowns and like 450 yards yesterday, which may be enough to move them up. Also, Notre Dame is interchangeable with Baylor, but I believe ND is more tested, so they get the "first out" nod.
When you open this thread thinking it will contain good news.
Fair enough. And you may be right. However, I have my doubts if we would have been far enough along in the development of our present team culture/on field play to beat that Alabama team. But the world will never know!
Is their job not to criticize bad teams and to applaud elite ones? I would hope that they would do that. The sport media doesn't have to be loyal, especially if they don't base their writings around a particular team. If their scope is the national level of college football, they should speak highly of the winners.
Its all about objectivity. If we go the way of Texas sometime in the next 10-15 years, I'll probably be bashing the shit out of us because we will be a really bad team. If North Central Texarkana State fields a top to bottom elite team, I'll speak highly of them and applaud them. Doesn't mean I'm a "fan" of them, nor does it mean I'm no longer an OSU fan.
Trust me, I watched every single game of the 6-7 Fickell-led season and I pulled for us every game. The truth is, we were hot garbage. But I was still a buckeye.
I recall him being on the OSU, rather, the Urban Meyer bandwagon long before out championship. I remember during the Fickell season and the post-Sandusky fallout at Penn him saying "If Urban Meyer ends up at Penn State, they will win multiple national championships. If Urban Meyer ends up at Ohio State, they will win multiple National Championships. MULTIPLE."
So far, he's been right in regard to that quote. A lot of people around here want to throw shade at sport writers/commentators that are just now jumping on out "bandwagon" and would formerly dog us. The fact is, until we PROVED it, they were right.
For years, including the first part of the Meyer era, no one wanted to believe that we were legitimate national championship contenders. You know why? Cause we weren't. We had a history of shitting the bed on big stages. At times our offense was antiquated (end of Tressel era), one dimensional (when the offense consisted of Braxton Miller and Braxton Miller) and at times our defense was poreous (up until about a 1/4 of the way through the season last year).
However, Cowherd was right. Urban and Pantoni recruited the nation's best/most developable players and Marotti made them physical monsters. We developed a great secondary, a great pass rush, solid run stoppage and the offense has more weapons that they know what to do with.
The proof is in the pudding, and we are a pudding factory.
Also, this will probably get worse before it gets better. The sport is becoming increasingly violent as the athletic ability of defensive players increases. Look at Jadeveon Clowney. Dude is 6'6", 270 lbs of pure muscle and runs a 4.5 40. Can you imagine what getting clocked by him running at full-speed would feel like?
How about JJ Watt? 300 lbs of iron that does a 4.8 40. Same thing. Granted, more effective tackling techniques can be employed to lessen the cranial impact (targeting penalty), but face it. Getting fit full on by dudes like that, even if it's not in the head, will rattle every last bit of your being.
I suppose there is a reason for the 8 figure contracts.
Someone relay the message to the Bielemas before they make the drive.
Somehow, in the interest of ratings, I see us being shown over Maryland.
From everything I've read today, the team (Hawai'i) seems very gracious and "honored" to be playing in Ohio Stadium. What an awesome experience for those young men, win or lose. It almost makes me feel bad that our boys are going to mercilessly bludgeon those nice young men so violently to the point where everyone sitting in AA deck will be splattered with blood and bodily fluid that smells strangely like pineapple. Free hugs, brave Rainbow Warriors. Free hugs.
What are the biggest differences you've noticed in the post-Herman era at Ohio State? Does it seem that Warriner is calling plays during games or is he primarily acting as an O-Line coach?
Sober as a judge. Hilarious as fuck.