Wednesday Skull Session: Perfect Brackets, Terrible Motivational Tactics, and Something Nice for Dayton

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MichiBuck12's picture

Okay, David and Ramzy might've played nice, but the hell with that. I'm coming for the throne, baby!

The funny thing to me about the Harbaugh thing is that its a fairly common motivational tactic to keep reminders of losses like that. He just can't get all of his players to respond to it correctly. We've never seen Harbaugh in a 5th season at any of his coaching stops, but I think the process of the end has already begun for him in Ann Arbor.
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buckz4evr's picture

And how is this any different than the Revenge Tour? We all know how that turned out.

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MichiBuck12's picture

Well, off the top of my head, the Revenge Tour was an organic thing spearheaded by a younger Harbaugh wannabe with a man bun. And as stupid as the Revenge Tour was, I think it was still more effective than this T shirt idea.

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Hockeybuck's picture

Didn’t I read somewhere (maybe here) that Tressel had the code to get into the Woody 4114 after Urban handed his ass to him?

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Am I the only one who’s entranced by that entrance?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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MichiBuck12's picture

You are not. I watched it on a loop for a solid 3 minutes before I posted it.

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okiebuck's picture

I'll check the entranced box as well.
 

The only hard day was yesterday

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spiBuckeye's picture

What Harbaugh is to coaching < what this young fella is to horse racing.

https://www.facebook.com/equestriancommunity/videos/410937366146020/

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I seem to remember an Ohio State head coach who changed the code to the WHAC locker room to "4114" - the score of the debacle in the desert.

Agree with your assessment of Harbaugh in his fifth season. I think he may give Mr. Toad's Wild Ride a run for its money for UM fans. They should be screaming to get off by November.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

In my opinion, forcing you to manually input the score of an embarrassing loss to get into "work" each day is (to me) quite a bit different than embedding the score on the back of a fake "co-champ" t-shirt.

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Hockeybuck's picture

Oops, I posted something similar to NavyBuck before getting to that comment. Mea culpa.

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Buctor's picture

Wow, the effort in Dayton is almost overwhelming!  

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Canukbuck's picture

Hairball continues to be a great source of amusement for me .... "Co-Big East Champs" ...... That's about as significant as "I Ate Rice Krispies for Breakfast", or "We Can't Be Beat - Unless You're A Good Team" .....

Neither a tactician, or a motivator - Just what exactly keeps this "Michigan Man" in his job ??  Does he have some dirt on the university that assures his tenure as HC ???  Whatever the reason, I'm just happy he's where he is and is doing the bang-up job with all those poor kids that trusted him and bought into his bullshit to wear the Puke & Blue .....

God bless the "Albino Dictator" ..... hahahahaha !!!
 

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Tiffin, OH stand up! Had no idea it meant lunch though. Thought it would mean bland or boring.

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NorthBerg's picture

Tiffin? I always associated the word with toilets.

That said, Tiffin was the quintessential prosperous  midwest town steeped in agriculture and industry. Tiffin was also the home of Stadium Dorm mate Chris Shuff who lost his life in a motorcycle accident almost fifty years ago.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

You mean Mansfield? Sitting on one right now.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

In reality once the toilets (American Standard) left, so did a bunch of the industry. The sights of it are sad now, knowing what it was once. At one point it was the town that you speak of though.

Also, NorCal I can only imagine what Mansfield was at one time. It’s not really a sight to see now.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Tiffin is also the birthplace of the Ohio State-attending visionary, Buckeyeneer. It is named after the 1st governor of Ohio, Edward Tiffin.

In regards to the toilets, I worked at American Standard in the summers to help pay for aforementioned Ohio State attendance. Sad to see it go. That said, nothing makes you focus on school work and getting good grades like going home for the summer and lifting 16 tons of porcelain a day in 120 degree heat 'cause your working next to the kilns. You know what your future will be if you don't make the most out of school.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

As long as Ballreich's potato chips are made there, Tiffin is alright to me.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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GoBucks10's picture

Mornin' Johnny

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

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Buxki84's picture

Kevin or Waldo?

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Flip those stripes horizontally and I think you’re right. Has an Internet blogging Superman been exposed as a meek and mild Clark Kent?

That Chic Harley-inspired sweater proves that sports provides a great excuse for wardrobe malfunctions, allowing people to wear ugly clothes they otherwise wouldn’t be caught dead in.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Dillon G's picture

Ohio, home of football.

Match.com, home of women that pretend they aren’t on Tinder.

#walkaway

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Uh, oh, sounds like there’s a story begging to be told behind paragraph #2.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Dillon G's picture

They claim on profiles they are not looking for a hook up. So I was poking fun at it.

#walkaway

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Gregg is a ttun fan, so whatever.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride has been gone for years at WDW. Thanks for bringing up depressing stuff, as it was one of my favorite rides, and I have to go to Cali to ride it.

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Buxki84's picture

I bet his other 3 brackets really suck!

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

So, it’s hard to actually calculate the exact odds of a perfect bracket, but if every game were a coin flip, the odds would be about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. 

Do the same odds exist for getting every pick wrong?

I enjoyed the interview with Nigl. Too bad he’s a Michigan fan.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Mostly Gray's picture

I enjoyed the interview with Nigl. Too bad he’s a Michigan fan.

Which is why he sticks to basketball and softball predictions.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Having only thought about this for a couple seconds, I'm not staking anything on it, but I would think not because once you get all the first-round picks wrong, the rest are guaranteed to be wrong but you couldn't say that about picking the winners. 

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aeronaut's picture

Its still there, its just themed with Winnie the Pooh now

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BuckeyeChief's picture

OBJ’s cleats are sick!!

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dan_isaacs's picture

Literally eating Lucky Charms while reading this. Hope I didn't ruin my tiffin.

You killed it.  Standing O, baby!  (against the counter, FTW!)

Dan Isaacs

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denniscolumbus's picture

If this tee shirt tactic doesn’t work this season maybe Harbaugh should try coaching? That might work. 

Class of 2001 - classless since then.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Does that mean Jack Harbaugh’s idea of a B1G East co-champs banner has been buried, too? 

Yeah, sure, we got our asses kicked by our rival but we tied them for the division championship and we should hang a banner commemorating that accomplishment.

The 2019 revenge tour has already started. Michigan avenged its bowl game loss last Saturday by throttling Florida in basketball. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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blueblazer22's picture

First, nice Skully. Second, why is anyone scheduling games 15+ years out? Maybe both Clemson and Oklahoma will have fallen off the map by then. We can only hope. 

As for Tim Miles, he's nice guy and a pretty solid coach methinks. I realize there is a new AD in town, but who exactly does Nebraska think they are? Not a basketball school now or ever, so who are they going to get that's will improve their standing? They are barely a football school at this juncture. 

JimBaugh is grasping at straws, which is fine with me. Overmatched moron. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Not a basketball school now or ever, so who are they going to get that's will improve their standing? They are barely a football school at this juncture. 

Uh, Fred Hoiberg? 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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blueblazer22's picture

I am aware, but as someone who lives in Chicago I was making fun of The Mayor as he was tremendously underwhelming at his last coaching stop. I wasn’t even sure what he did at Iowa State that was so great that got him an NBA job to begin with. 

Maybe I am wrong and Hoiberg will be a great hire for Nebraska, but I am not holding my breath. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Hoiberg was 115-56 in five seasons in Ames. He won 20+ games in each of his last four seasons. That’s what Nebraska’s buying, not 115-155 with the Bulls. He got good players to come to Ames because he was willing to give them a second chance. I’m expecting him to do the same thing at Nebraska.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

So, they were the Bengals of the Big 12???

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blueblazer22's picture

You may well be right. I didn't pay real close attention to Iowa State during his reign I will admit, so his overall record is better than I would have guessed. He didn't do much in the tournament, only making the sweet sixteen once, but still props for getting Iowa State in four straight times. I have no problem with the Cyclones, but I will admit that I soured on them after the debacle of losing first round as a 2 seed in the early 2000's when I had them going final four. 

Anyway, maybe Moos is making the perfect hire for Nebraska. While Hoiberg was good in Ames, it still made little sense for the Bulls to be so hot after him in my opinion, especially since this was the same franchise that went hard after Tim Floyd a couple of decades earlier straight from college, and that didn't really work. As it turns out, neither did the mayor on the pro level. Maybe college is truly Fred's niche-I would be ok with Nebraska being decent at least. 

"They say, "these geeks come a dime a dozen.  I'm lookin' for the guy who's supplyin' the dimes." -Classy Freddie Blassie

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iowabuckeyes's picture

ISU was Hoiberg's first head coaching gig but prior to that, he was an NBA guy--10 years as a player plus four in the Timberwolves front office after he retired--so it actually made a lot of sense on paper for the Bulls to go after him. It didn't make a lot of sense to people here and as the local kid who came back home only to leave again, he broke more than a few hearts. He built a solid program using castoffs from other schools and kept them on the straight and narrow path while they were in Ames. A lot of people questioned whether that strategy would backfire but he had free rein to run his program, unlike what coaches have to deal with in the NBA.

Some of the people who were happiest about 1 UVA losing to 16 UMBC last year were Iowa State fans because they were no longer tied at the top for the biggest March Madness upset with seven other 2's that also lost in the second round, most recently MSU to MTSU in 2016.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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navybucknut's picture

Great write up!! Had a smirk the entire time!! Harbaugh though, clearly sucks and cant even figure out how to properly motivate a team. You'd think that getting your ass handed to would be motivation enough, lol. Keep up ttun!!

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OSUBias's picture

This was fun, I toast you with my coffee. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Harbaugh is like the Jelly of the Month Club.   The gift that keeps on giving.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Its always been my understanding that the gift that keeps on giving is herpes.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

No idea, but maybe you should ask Jabril Peppers...

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Mostly Gray's picture

Out of curiosity, would someone please explain how TTUN is co-eastern champs?  We were undefeated in the eastern conference, they had one loss so, what am I missing?

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buckz4evr's picture

You forgot. They live in LaLa Land. You know, the place where mirages, milk and blank stares rule the day.

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hetuck's picture

A loss to Purdue. It doesn't go by division record. OSU went to Indy based on head-to-head. In addition to a banner, they can give rings. That will be more pathetic than the Tennessee "Champions of Life" rings. 2,678 days. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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iowabuckeyes's picture

It’s based on overall conference record, not division record. We were both 8-1 in B1G games. Losing to Purdue is why they tied us. I’m not saying it makes sense, just clarifying that’s how they do it.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Mostly Gray's picture

Thanks for the clarification!  I was confused by the "Co-East Champs", since they lost in the east and we were undefeated.  Curious distinctions, is the title co-east champ accurate?  There must be some tie breaking mechanism otherwise they would have played in the B1G Championship game, correct?  So they have a similar B1G conference record to tOSU but are not Co-anythings based upon B1G rules?  One would imagine their loss to ND would play into this as well.  Just trying to figure out the logic of it all, which I'm sure someone will rightly remind me has to place when pondering TTUN.

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hetuck's picture

Head-to-head is the first tie breaker. Since division schools play each other, there is no need for a second. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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MaineStrength's picture

There must be some tie breaking mechanism otherwise they would have played in the B1G Championship game, correct? 

There is a tie breaking mechanism for determining the division representative to play in the conference championship game, however there is not one to determine the title of division champion.  

So they have a similar B1G conference record to tOSU but are not Co-anythings based upon B1G rules?

They are co-division champs as based on their conference record.  They do not receive the bid to play in the conference championship game due to the tie breaking rules, however that is only for representation in the game and not for the title of division champion.

One would imagine their loss to ND would play into this as well.

Only when there is a 3-way tie do factors outside of conference play get taken into account.  One team could in theory have a worse record by losing multiple games outside of conference play, yet still have a better conference record and earn the division champion.

Here is the full set of rules to determine the title game representation

https://bigten.org/news/2011/8/10/Big_Ten_Conference_Football_Divisional_Tiebreaker.aspx

Strength equipment is expensive & guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free & will give you everything you need.

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SantaBarbaraBuck's picture

The Harbaugh shirt bit legitimately made me laugh out loud. 

"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones

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USMC11917's picture

How much coffee did you drink this morning? 

The energy flowith.......

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Oh, it's flo-ing, all right...

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Johnny Ginter's picture

i hate coffee and refuse to drink it

Hovenaut's picture

Everyday is a good day to make fun of M...igan.

Because they suck.

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lamplighter's picture

yep

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buckz4evr's picture

One day, someone is going to write a book about Harbaugh titled The Jim I Knew. It will be either a 15,000 page tome filled with all his crazy antics or a 7 page booklet filled with pictures of important wins, motivational quotes, game management tips, with 4 pages left blank. Either way, it will be a best seller.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

“The Jim I Knew” will be a book for toddlers to read while they go through potty training because it will literally scare the crap out of them.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Kyson12's picture

Michigan fans have to be just shaking their heads at this point, this guy just doesn’t get it. But if some dumb university is going to pay me 7.5 million to keep losing to all 3 of my rivals, then I would stay and steal thier money too. Glad we aren’t them. 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

They did beat MSU and PSU last year, so they are getting some bang for their greenbacks.

In my opinion, the truest measure of Harbaugh as a motivator was how many of his players sat out their bowl game. Not just Gary and Bush but Karan Higdon. 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Mostly Gray's picture

And I did enjoy the cryptic tweets from some of those who transferred out of the program.

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Kyson12's picture

Lost to Notre Dame and us. No bang for the buck there. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

As a lifelong Daytonian, I can say the only thing happening in Triangle park recently is homicide and the exchange of illegal drugs for money. But hey, monument it up NFL!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Doc's picture

Loved the Skully Johnny.  Reminded me of the good ol' days.

“Ain’t life grand when you finally hit it!”  DLR

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wyatt's picture

Ramzy does great Skullys too. I must be the only person who thinks people never look like you picture them in your mind before seeing a photo..

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CowCat's picture

Columbus does have a music scene, but it's not like it was before. Venues for up-and-coming bands have disappeared, notably Bernie's and Stache's. It used to be that you could just throw together a band and see if it worked in a live situation.

Ace of Cups is pretty much the only club to see smaller acts now in the campus area. There is the Newport, but that's for established touring bands.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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erniefurgler's picture

Gregg Nigl...you suck.  I work for a Berkshire Hathaway company, if had his bracket it would be worth $1,000,000/year for the rest of my life.  But since i don't, I'll read 11W in my office while i should be working    

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DdougOSU's picture

If anyone can help id love to know where Kevin got that OSU throwback shirt from the "Snap crackle and POP" section lol definitely a must purchase

humpty hump

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Johnny Ginter's picture

he made it himself! it's pretty cool imo

DdougOSU's picture

I think he should start Etsying those lol i need one in my life

humpty hump

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1MechEng's picture

Johnny is bringing the fire! Outstanding Skully today. Love the fun little dig at the MIA Kevin H. in the S/C/Pop section with the link to the Waldo photo.
Only thing missing was a DJ Byrnes/Starcat reference. 9.5/10

Trust me! I'm an Engineer.

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ELJTSA76's picture

Those cleats are just ... bad. Does anyone really like those? The gold cleats are alright, but the ones featured below in their own pics make me cringe. They look like something an intern with no budget and no fashion sense would design after finally getting his hands on some big boy tools, and unfortunately, does not appear to be a joke.  Get ready for the sideshow brownies. It will be multifaceted. 

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wyatt's picture

OBJ is talented but is a space cadet mentally. 

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Belliott's picture

Be the change you want to see Johnny. You should write a Columbus visitors guide. 

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BuckeyeSki's picture

C'mon Ginter, no footnotes? Sarah called and said: 

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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Johnny Ginter's picture

oh man, i'm not even going to try and challenge for that title. she had some serious david foster wallace mojo working with those

ccollins0325's picture

The ad placement on the OBJ cleat story....

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

I see Johnny is channeling his inner DJ. Only thing missing was a Starcat and Warren G. Harding reference.

That Chris Evans tweet reminds me April is going to be one hell of a month:

April 1 - April Fools day (Ideas on how to properly prank troll people)
April 13 - OSU Spring Game!
April 14 - Game of Thrones final season starts
April 19 - I'm going to Vegas baby!
April 21 - Easter Bunny leaves us chocolate and peeps and it's ok to eat a whole basket of them (and yeah people go to church too)
April 25-27 - NFL Draft where our Buckeyes get paid
April 26 - Avengers Endgame!

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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BuckeyeSki's picture

April 7 - "The showcase of the Immortals" WrestleMania

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Snap crackle pop ... Johnny's got game!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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CowCat's picture

Harbaugh: "Well, sleepovers, climbing trees and bad music videos aren't working. Let's try publicly shaming our players with crappy T shirts. That'll do it".

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Cooper's picture

Speaking of a Columbus music scene, a couple weeks ago I went to go see a Columbus jazz band perform a cover of Lauryn Hill’s album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It was great.

Don’t get me started on Jeni’s. Most overrated ice cream in Ohio. The Book Loft, however, will always be the GOAT.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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Ole Buckeye's picture

Columbus "what to do" articles are awfully bland. 

Here's my "what to do" from 1974:

Friday night:

Get domino's pizza from 17th ave, take it back to the crib, splash on some Hai Karate.

Get almost sick on Northberg 3.2 beer in buckets. 

Go to the Pancake House on Morse road and gorge on strawberry pancakes, smoke lots of cigarettes.
Saturday: do laundry in 17th ave laundromat with the best juke box in Columbus (next to the Bier Stube)

Then repeat the Northberg and pancake house steps...

What a life!  

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BainbridgeBuckeye's picture

Good stuff, Johnny! Just remember though... Skully Stans  Some of us are Skully Sallys!! :)))

We didn't lose the game.. we just ran out of time.  Vince Lombardi

 

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Johnny Ginter's picture

stan is just slang for "fan"

chibucks's picture

i envisioned kevin a bit bigger in real life.  :)

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wyatt's picture

 I must be I am not the only person who thinks people never look like you picture them in your mind before seeing a photo.

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Johnny Ginter's picture

tbh my 11W profile pic is a decade old and im literally 50 pounds heavier than i was when it was taken (don't worry, it's uhhhh mostly good weight)

SpaceCoast's picture

Native Daytonian here.  PLEASE... leave Triangle Park the way it is, warts and all.

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Wow. Kevin put on notice. Great job, Johnny! I started reading regularly when the Skullys were a team effort and I always liked Johnny's. I'll never forget the "Null Session" but not for the reason you might think. I thought it was cool how everyone seemed to laugh and joke about it and there really weren't any comments that were negative. Made me feel like this little corner of the internet was better than the rest.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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Johnny Ginter's picture

it will haunt me till the end of my days

Mr. Bungle's picture

Can I do the next Skull Sesh?  Promise it will be more metal.

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old grizzled veteran's picture

Be careful about how much you tease about Harbaugh putting the scores of losses on the Wolverine players' T-shirts.  Remember after the 1969 upset in AnnArbor, Woody put the score of that loss (24-12) on a rug which the players had to cross every time they entered and left the Buckeye locker room.  We beat them in Ohio Stadium the next season.

old griz veteran

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