Go Bucks! Boom!
Sit on it, Ramzy
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
He does it much better than Fez.
I LOVE the look on Thorson's face in the header pic!
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Don't jump the shark just yet... we need the Situational!
I anticipate they come out swinging through the first 3 games. I anticipate a hard fought and probably high scoring victory against Nebraska. I think we roll up until Northwestern and fight a team that throws everything at us they can think of and we escape with a win while catching our breath.
Wisconsin will be down (Taylor doesn't worry me), Maryland and Rutgers will be walks, then we play Penn State and Michigan.
Penn State is a W, I think they will have to find a new identity this year.
I feel good about beating Michigan, I am not impressed by Patterson like the analysts seem to be.
I think winning the East at 12-0 is very doable this year.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
John Bacon is so good. It doesn't pain me to say that. Always writes good content.
Eric Carmen's post-Raspberries output was ... problematic.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes
Curious about the Shelly and Chase Winovich thing.
He was jealous of Shelley's hair.
Whatever it was god bless her for pushing him up there somehow
I almost want to buy this book for that and the bagman money story.
Yippee Ki-Yay is a Christmas bourbon
Agreed. Probably good base for your famous Nakatomi Egg Nog.
Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.
Yep, even Total Wine doesn't have it, and they have everything.
Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....
Great for office Christmas parties on the 30th floor :)
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
Actually, High West already makes a Christmas whiskey (spoiler: it's a rye)! It's called A Midwinter Night's Dram -- and they swap the vermouth and syrah barrels for French oak and port barrels. It's some delicious stuff -- however, I don't necessarily think it's worth the price that the scarcity/hype cycle has put on it. For example, it normally retails for $80 (which is fair for microdistillery whiskey of this calibre, if a litle steep) -- but it frequently crests the $200 - $300 mark in the secondary market. And I just don't think it's that good.
Pro tip: if you enjoy ryes. Give their entry-level Double Rye a shot (pun very much intended). It leans heavily into the spicy/eucalyptus notes of a high-rye mashbill, and utterly explodes across your palette. Highly recommended for $30-$40.
Took me a minute to get the joke, by the way. 10/10 to you, Barf, as per the usual.
Great read as always, Ramzy. I am one of the 17% unfortunately. I feel older every day.
Class of 2001 - classless since then.
Shandy is not beer
I'm a 17 percenter as well, which means I don't understand "slaps."
*yells at cloud*
Whether or not they were old enough to see it on live tv, it’s a pretty ubiquitous phrase and reference. I think far more than 17% get it.
And you do understand slaps because of the context. Use it three times tomorrow and it’ll be second nature.
i'd rather borland wasn't so "tuf" last year - he was targeted and exposed by every offense we faced. and honestly, i'm not convinced he's going to hold up this year - teams we play this year will have last years film - and they'll make borland prove he's able to defend.
It's been widely speculated that he's the one who will come off the field when teams try to target where Tuf plays, hence the Bullet position. Tuf may only play significant snaps vs. the likes of Wisconsin or Sparty and teams who dont run spread formations.
On the flip side would it not be great if a good chunk of his issues were related to his injury and this year if he is 100% healthy that teams make that mistake and he makes it pay for it? We can dream, it is still the off-season.
I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!
"Unleash Hell" is damned right!
A new head coach - who isn't really new. A roster that's about as loaded as any in recent memory. No off the field distractions (stated while crossing my fingers). Relatively few key injuries at this point (also with fingers crossed). And it looks as if the turnaround needed on defense will, indeed, come to pass.
Even given the semi-unknown situation at quarterback, I see no reason to think this will be anything other than an outstanding season for the Scarlet and Gray.
Depth at QB and running back are my only real concerns -
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers
Is the soloist in this video actually playing the saxophone?
This was my first thought as well. My second was "if that saxophone moves, does this turn in to NSFW material?"
Great read as always!
So glad to see (and read) The Situational. Thanks Ramzy, but what will you do without the "The" when tOSU attorneys come calling?
I’m off work in 21 minutes. It will be bourbon time.
What makes jumping the shark work is he wears the leather jacket....skiing, while wearing trunks.
the guy in the Michigan hat pictured above with Yurcich is baseball legend Hank Aaron
If that's not textbook elder abuse, I don't know what is.
I tried making it into a Milwaukee Braves or Brewers hat(he played for both in his career), but no dice.
Hank Aaron is one of _y favorites. He was born in Alaba_a and played for the Braves in _ilwaukee and Atlanta and ended his career in _ilwaukee playing for the Brewers. As far as I can deter_ine, he had no dealings with that tea_ up north. I like to assu_e he was wearing a blue and gold _ilwaukee Brewers hat.
And if we omit the "A"s due to _n _nti _l_b_m_ riv_lry?
H_nk __ron is one of my f_vorites. He was born in _l_b_m_ _nd pl_yed for the Br_ves in Milw_ukee _nd _tl_nt_ _nd,,,
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.
Fantastic read! Please let us in on that Shelly Meyer tidbit. I don't have the attention span to read a whole book. ( so please keep your response short.) :) Sorry, didn't see earlier posts...type real slow!
If you have two people that agree on everything, that only means one of them is not thinking at all.
After every snap you hit'em and you hit'em and you hit'em if you feel you didn’t hit'em enough hit'em some more
It's just a lot more romantic and inspiring than when 1,500 people died in the North Atlantic back during the golden era of Michigan football.
On the news tonight they reported how the Titantic is being eaten away by metal-eating bacteria. Another 20 years and there might not be anything left.
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Ah, the whimsical side of Mr. Nasrallah. Ramzy has many layers like an Ogre that many wrongly accuse him to be.
Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72
It's back, and that makes for this to be very Happy Days~!! Like the Fonz would say, "Ehhhh~!!!" So much gold in this situational - thanks Ramzy
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
Every time I read "Best Man Bill Davis" I laugh my ass off and then immediately get sad.
Negativity is a choice.
First, to use a line from movie, The Longest Day - "You can't give the enemy a break. Send him to hell."
Second, a quote from A Bridge to far - we will be saying on Nov 30 - "I'm awfully sorry, but I'm afraid we're going to have to occupy your house."
+1 for the well used WWII references!
First, to use a line from movie, The Longest Day - "You can't give the enemy a break. Send him to hell."
If you remember The Longest Day then Arthur Fonzarelli and shark is well within your experience.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
Thanks for another great read, Ramzy. You are the best writer that I know. What is it you do for a living?
Very serious. Who’s better? Certainly no one writing about Buckeye football.
I was referring to your wondering what he does for a living. I do agree he is a great writer with a very distinct voice and style.
A great article for getting psyched up this season. Ramzy didn't even need to mention Zachariah Smythe when discussing where the previous administration went off-the-rails (if you can even call it). While I'm inclined to start thinking about what could have been, it's probably best leave all that behind us.
I forgot about Bill Davis.
Welp... it's still Tequila season until the weather drops out of the 90s/80s. Happy First Friday.
Ramzy, great article as always. It is always refreshing to read an article that involves the writer actually researching and creating their own original content as opposed to just posting a string a string of YouTube clips or twitter posts. (And I am not referring to anyone on 11warriors-I'm looking especially at the condiment named "articles" on a non ESPN sports website.
You’re legitimately my favorite writer. Anywhere.
"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
Mark Pantoni, Brian Voltolini and program backbone Mickey Marotti.
Still reads like a group of Mafia hitmen.
and worse yet they were friends and acquaintances of UFM...
And sometimes it's a rye.
I just wanted to take a moment and marvel at this glorious pun. It goes awry indeed.
Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco
Jim Tressel took the Buckeyes to three (3) National Championship games! Two more games than Urban Meyer took the Buckeyes! Yet, I remember the trash-talking Tressel took from the fan base from time to time! If Coach Day loses to Michigan, I don’t think he’ll be able to survive under the pressure!
Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!
FWIW, Urban's team curb stomped Tressel in one of those NC games. And he had a total of three, to Tressel's one.
Tressel's Five NCs
To UFM's three NC's... JT wins !!!
I’m talking about Ohio State!
If one includes their records with other programs, Tressel has five (5) national championships:
Four (4) at Youngstown State; one (1) at OSU; plus he played in three (3) National Championship games at OSU!
Urban Meyer played in one (1) National Championship game at OSU and won one (1)!
Meyer has two (2) additional National Championships, but these were at Florida!
So grateful to see some rye get the respect it deserves. Rye whiskey has a much older tradition as the preferred American whiskey than bourbon does. George Washington made rye whiskey at Mount Vernon. Bourbon was my first love but rye has developed into my favorite dalliance on the side. If this was a MFK breakdown:
Rye may well be the original American whiskey, but Applejack (more commonly known as Apple Brandy) was America's first spirit. Apples were a huge crop in the days before pasteurization because they were easy to grow, and even easier to ferment (Johnny Appleseed didn't plant those trees because they made nice pie, after all). In fact, colonists would commonly bury barrels of hard cider in the ground in late fall so the constant diurnal freeze/thaw cycles of winter would slowly freeze the water and concentrate the alcohol in the cider (also known as freeze distillation, it's incredibly dangerous) -- so that in the spring, they could dig up the barrel, drill through the ice, and drain the brandy out.
Fun fact: America's oldest licensed distillery is Laird and Company, who supplied George Washington with their recipe and provided brandy to his troops. Their stuff is really good. But don't buy their blended Applejack. It's 50% grain neutral spirits.
Another stupid pointless no value article that would definitely get a fail in any journalism class.
Please go away.
6 - 0 and a chance to go 7 - 0...
Moron, your bus is leaving.
You ain't jumping the shark any time soon Ramzy my brother. That Bourbon is an MFR...
Thanks for the video, Ramzy. That girl’s skirt is split so high you can see her sax.
"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
Ok here is an easy math problem. It’s 2019 and the titanic sank in 1912. So therefore the golden age of scum football ball was (wow, that’s a long time ago), 107 years ago.......
Banks of olentangy
Unlike Michigan's Revenge Tour, saxophones do not play themselves
Return of the Mack....nice
"Overtime is kind of like the Titanic movie in that you already know before you see anything that an iceberg, a great ship and dripping hubris are destined to meet at midnight. It's just a lot more romantic and inspiring than when 1,500 people died in the North Atlantic back during the golden era of Michigan football."
We are all in the midst of a G*D D*AMN Hemmingway, gentlemen! Legitimately one of the smoothest, funniest, and ironic paragraphs I've read in my lifetime!
Thank you for your writing, sadly also for even more evidence as to how witty I am NOT!
I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk