"Defiance in Silence"
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Rofl... They're so loud you can't stand near them for long... but go ahead and ignore the photographers parked right in front of it.
Ohio State players are immune?
AH HUH HA HA HA HA HA
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
Hmmmm.....black noise boxes, could be speakers........but the skunk weasels lose for another reason......wait for it........BECAUSE THEY SUCK!!!!
Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....
Damn those speakers must be exceptionally loud to reach AA for those two Harbaugh home losses.
They look like rolling storage carts to me.
Yep, where all our current players store their gold pants.
This might be a candidate for comment of the year when 2019 comes to a close.
This is one of the most ridiculous takes I've ever heard.
What we have currently available is what we have available.
So is that better or worse than paying players? Just curious...
Not as bad as getting a discounted tattoo but better than giving them "free" textbooks...
are those even speakers? What are those things laying on top of them?
Those clowns up North need to find something else to whine about.
Fields of Dreams
Results of not enough unleaded water.
Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, USC and Penn State all didn't have a problem coming into Columbus and winning at least one time since 2000-the last time Michigan won in Columbus.
And some of them (OU, Illinois, USC) all played in games much bigger, with much more on the line than some of the contests UM had.
Maybe they just aren't whiny ass bitches that look for any reason at all to explain away 2 decades of dominance.
Also, those speakers look nearer to the tunnel then the back of the endzone, which puts them probably 30 yards from the North Endzone goal line if I'm eyeballing it correctly. While they may be loud (if that is what they are), I can't imagine it has much of an impact.
Again-or OSU just dominates your lame ass team and you need a reason to explain it away.
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You know what else is really loud? Those O-H-I-O chants in the Big House. OSU fans 'cheating again'......
Why wouldn’t they just pipe it through the actual speakers?
Winner winner, chicken dinner. Rather than bring in large speakers disguised as storage carts, why wouldn't OSU just use, you know, the actual frigging speakers?
This is an embarrassingly flimsy conspiracy theory.
I could be wrong but I believe those are still there from the ESPN's College GameDay set, which airs for the final hour down in that corner.
"Anything easy ain't worth a damn"
So...you’re saying that Gameday is also involved in the conspiracy to pipe noise into the stadium!
That explains Desmond Howard's presence.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
There will be always be an excuse for every loss. Michigan never really loses.
So they put these huge speakers that blast ear-splitting levels of noise onto the field the entire game, and the first one to notice is some stupid michigan twitter account?
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Not only that, but apparently those ear-splitting levels of noise only affect the visiting team.
They are a form of giant dog whistle. Only mediocre players can actually hear it.
Turns out, gold pants charms actually blanket the wearers in a cone of silence.
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Their desperation is so pungent. And pathetic. It's not our fault they pack 110,000+ people into a stadium to all sit on their hands and make no noise. It's a wonder when they're taken aback in a loud and raucous environment.
Those losers actually mic their band ‘noise’ into the big shithouse.
(lifted from the 2020 recruiting thread comment about Breese to Clemson)
And on fourth and one... would you believe?
Well, it couldn't be talent, coaching, athletic ability, or desire.
Yeah, it must be those speakers. If they are, in fact speakers.
Success - it's what you do with what you've got. - Woody Hayes
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That said, just because speakers are present, doesn't mean they are using them at inappropriate times.
Probably the ones they use to pump the music during pregame warmups.
Are there two Chris Ash's in that picture, or does he have a twin, or what? I couldn't care less about the big black boxes, I am transfixed by the dueling Ash's. Hands in pockets, same clothes, even the shirt collars are identical.
Hands in pockets, same clothes, even the shirt collars are identical.
Not the same clothes, the pants are different color and one pair is creased whereas the other isn't. They also have different color hair and skin tones. Zoom in on the picture provided in the link above, it's higher resolution which makes the differences even more apparent.
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The speaker is actually a tardis! TTUN hasn’t figured out we keep running plays until the defense stops them or the offense scores!
Absolutely are the same clothes. It's Ash from two different pictures composited. That's how they make these types of interactive photos.
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The things sitting on top of the speakers tell me that they’re turned off or it would vibrate all of them off in short order.
Those are the extra noisifiiers.
The things sitting on top of the speakers tell me that they’re turned off or it would vibrate all of them off in short order.
Those things sitting on top appear to be the racheting mechanism for the cargo straps holding them on the cart.
But I admit that if you rattle those things off then whoever is in front would go deaf.
Holy cow! Do you run a detective agency for a living?
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco
Why didn’t anybody tell John Cooper that we could have used those speakers?!?!
And the Buckeyes wear gel earplugs shaped like gold pants to combat this noise?
So now TTUN are accusing us of being the CFB version of the Atlanta Falcons? That is just the lowest of the low lol (if we want to throw around conspiracy theories how about that cameraman at the Big House in 2017 who supposedly ran into JT while he was warming up and subsequently injured his knee). I thought that story was a little bit over-exaggerated at the time but even JT claims it happened. That's a lot more eyebrow raising than this sour grapes accusation that we're pumping artificial crowd noise into our stadium. The Shoe regularly sells out games to almost max capacity and the OSU faithful are more than loud and boisterous enough by themselves to make it a tough environment for a visiting team to play in. Keep crying your salty tears Meatchicken. 62-39.
Has the person running that twitter account ever been to a concert?
Maize & Blue Nation - The Who says you’re too old!
The Tommy Dorsey Band doesn’t use speakers like that. At least that’s the band that was the bees knees when they were dominant.
What's *ichigan record in AA against us ?? Smh
" we play to win the game "
Whats next ? ...They hide the end zone behind white lines?....
I mean, ya they are speakers 100% but honestly the noise coming from them is not even noticeable. I have stood next to them and really nothing at all and not sure why they are there to begin with.
Just another excuse from the numb nuts up north for their inability to field a competitive team....can't wait for the next one to make fun of.
Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.
13-0 and a chance to go 14-0
In another universe ttun still sucks...
Earn this... Beat clemson.
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lets be real, we couldn't pump in noise because the fans that want to sit down and be quiet (and want everyone around them to sit down and be quiet) during games wouldn't be happy with it.
I guess the cameraman are deaf
That must be what was pumping all of that noise into the Big House too, as I could swear we've heard some O-H-I-O chants up there for our past several visits...
You have to remember... in their entire history, they have never lost a game unless the other team was cheating. If the NCAA / refs / media / world wasn’t in on it, they’d be undefeated all-time.
100% correct. Michigan never loses. There will always be an excuse outside of poor play, bad coaching or lack of talent of their team. Self awareness does not exist in their fan base or program.
Guess who does pump in extra sound:
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
That explains their stellar record. Err....
Their tears are salty, but at the same time ever so sweet. Screw em.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
If those are speakers blasting music and crowd noise across the field, then OSU now has a completely deaf cheerleader, and Fox has a lot of deaf camera men.
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They are such little bitches.
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
Bless their hearts for thinking they were just a little less crowd noise away from winning. Next time they visit we'll have amps that go all the way up to 62.
Nigel: This is the top to, uh, you know, what we use on stage, but it’s very, very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to eleven. Look… (pointing at the amp dials), right across the board. Eleven, eleven, eleven and then…
Marty: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten.
Marty: Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel: Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten – you’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up – you’re on ten on your guitar, where can you go from there? Where?
Marty: I don’t know.
Nigel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel: (pause) These go to eleven.
Spinal Tap was even referenced on last nights Jeopardy
I was on my way to work today and heard Dan Patrick interviewing the Dwayne Train ahead of tomorrow's draft. Haskins came off as cool, confident (not cocky), and funny. They raved about his personality. At one point this was the exchange:
Dan: You know, I was at the Michigan game last year...
Haskins: Oh yeah, how'd you like that butt kickin'?
Dan (and everyone else): laughter
Gotta love it. Its great to be a Buckeye!!!!!
If they were pumping in noise, the sideline parabolic mike wouldn't be able to pick up snap count, pads cracking, like they do. Go back and watch/listen to the Denzel Ward hit, for example.
Occasionally, the band features a solo performer like a trumpeter, guitar player, chorale, etc. That may be what they are for.
Speakers prevent crossing route coverage. FACT
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Maybe little Jimmy shouldn't throw his playbook in the air to get the crowd roaring louder than the jets in the pre-game flyover. I've never seen anything fire up the Shoe that much, and keep it fired up for the rest of the day that much!
They can whine when they tell us who tried to take out J.T. in 2017.
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Just another reason, not that I needed it, to never root for them.
So, I worked games and was on the field a few years back, I can tell you they do use speakers for halftime and other select times, but most certainly not during plays.
Does the blow hard actually think just perhaps one of the 8 teams that play at the shoe every year would have filed a complaint over the last several years if those were used during plays? Heck, even the band cuts music during plays.
Did anyone else look at the picture of the UofM team photo with Jimmy Boy in front? His pants are so loaded, it looks like he's wearing XXL Depends!! LOL!
Harbaugh scrappy doo; OK Defense, cover Parris Campbell on this next snap.
Entire Defense: WUT? Can't hear you over those speakers?!?1
/Parris still running..../
Harbaugh srappy doo: Damn it! We would won this game if it wasn't for those meddling speakers!
This is stupid. Even if they were speakers, you deal with it. Quit whining, complaining, making excuses. Michigan just needs to shut up and play. No more flapping their mouths, no more braggadocio, no more September Heisman trophies, no more whining. Just recruit, plan, practice, and play the doggone game.
And then lose to Ohio State.
First of all, as a former live sound engineer, those don't look like speakers to me. Usually you can see the round speaker cones behind the black mesh.
Second of all, even if they were speakers, they wouldn't amount to much. 200 Watts at best total. That isn't sh*t for a 104,000 audience.
What a joke. We already have the scoreboard speakers and speakers around the stadium. Our crowd gets loud vs. TTUN and then storms the field. Get used to it, you whiners.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
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