Even bigger picture: since 2001, the Buckeyes have posted an overall record of 140-24 (including record from vacated 2011 season, because screw the NCAA). That's a winning % of 0.85, folks. Go Bucks!
My girlfriend is from Mexico and she is all about some Micheladas. I prefer my "blood" as a chaser to tequila or mezcal.
Maximus is a great beer too. I just like how smooth the IPA is, though. Gotta keep it as smooth as possible before The Game.
"Very" each and every year.
I'm on West Coast time, so my drinking schedule will be as follows:
7-8a: Coffee (black)
8-9a: Lagunitas IPA with bacon and eggs
9a-noon: Bud Light (nervously/profusely)
noon-?: Bulleit bourbon on the rocks
I would think it extremely difficult to fully grasp The Game based solely on results from the last thirteen years, because of how one-sided it has been lately. This must have been what it felt like to TSUN fans in the preceding time period. From 1988-2000, the Buckeyes went 2-10-1 against TTUN and had two or three national championship-caliber seasons ruined by the Skunkweisels. I grew up during these years and it was absolutely heartbreaking watching all of those elite OSU teams lose their shit in The Game year after year. After a while, those collapses felt inevitable, no matter how unstoppable the Buckeyes were in their first 10 or 11 games. But every time it happened, it seemed to hurt even more. In a sick variation on a theme, OSU finally vanquished the *alaise & Blue, but only after being shocked by That Other Team Up North two weeks prior. Anyone that followed the Buckeyes during this period will remember how much talent was in Columbus and how frustratingly close they were on SO MANY OCCASIONS to winning it all. If it weren't for TTUN, OSU could have been the team of the 90s. If it weren't for those fuckers, WE COULD HAVE HAD A DYNASTY. This was why this period of time was so frustrating. Not because the Buckeyes were bad (like *ichigan is now), but because they were so good in every other game except The Game.
The best of memories from that Saturday in 2002. I was in high school at the time and, in spite of Tressel calling his shot the year before, the trauma of 2-10-1 was still fresh in my head. I went to the Skull Session that morning (St. John was packed and rocking!), then walked over to the Schott to watch The Game with my parents and a bunch of friends. After three tense hours, Navarre to Allen unleashed pure catharsis. The skunkweisels had been vanquished and the S&G would finally get a shot at the national title!
Love it! I wonder how much additional field-level video the Ohio State video production team is taking these days. It would be awesome if at some point they started doing full-length, NFL Films-style documentaries on the Bucks. Would be amazing to hear more of what Urban & Crew actually say on the sideline during a game.
That quote from Kill is classic and hilarious. Dude might be my second-favorite coach in the B1G.
Thanks for enlightening us, Jeff. Tell Bert to keep working on that karma.
This is an important point. The D made several well-timed stops earlier in the game to allow the Bucks to take the lead. Although I would have preferred them to provide more resistance in the 4th quarter, by that time it was a futile game of catch-up for Sparty.
Engagement ring shopping. I'll be more than ready for a tallboy with a shot on the side by kickoff.
I don't think anyone on here is assuming OSU is the better team. That will be decided on Saturday. Useful info regarding Spartan depth and unit strengths, though. Like you, I tend to think this game will come down to a number of interesting matchups, particularly the ones in the trenches.
So I guess that means Team SEC is the hero? Excuse me while I throw up.
I'm sorry, sir, I don't speak Seminole.
What kind of a name is "Jameis" anyway?
Well, that sucks. Dalvin Cook is apparently the UL defense's kryptonite.
Isn't that the B1G's specialty? I'm beginning to see what Delany meant by "good fit."
Please explain, in specific terms, what Ray Rice has to do with this thread or the Jon Waters case.
Giving up 28 certainly isn't.