Used to think Tom Allen was a big phony... like PJ Fleck. Now? Not so sure. Are they actually good football coaches?
Incoming hot take, I think Indiana has been a pretty decent program since Kevin Wilson was there. They aren't an easy out. You gotta show up.
Agreed BTB. Decent offensive stats suddenly became expected after Wilson.
Sadly if we had any hope that a Buckeye coach might get Big Ten COY I think that hope is squashed again this year even if the Buckeyes are undefeated at the time of the vote. Expectations are always high for the Buckeyes so delivering an undefeated team is the base expectation. For Minnesota and Indiana both are delivering way past normal expectations so Day might finish fourth in the vote (no way Ferentz finishes any lower than third).
I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!
Here are some coaches on the Dodd Trophy mid season watch list:
Saban, Dabo, Orgeron, Ferentz, Franklin, Fleck, HARBAUGH. Sadly, no coach Day. This award has lost all credibility with me.
Oops, just read that a coach in his first year is not eligible. The list still has no credibility due to Harbaugh being on it.
Now one of those two are a lock for B1G COY.
I enjoy your posts Ramzy, but I scroll past the sax solo portion every week.
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
Chris Farley did have a kid!!
I enjoy your posts Ramzy, but I scroll past the sax solo portion every week.
Within about a 15-minute span at the Dubgate I had one attendee tell me the same thing as you, another tell me they scroll straight to the sax solo section - and Navy give me sax solo requests.
Kudos to you for choosing such an exquisite criteria like "Slap" to judge the worthiness of a saxophone solo. A saxophone solo, like a bourbon, is a complex collision of notes and only Slap can adequately describe whether it is up to snuff for the sophisticated listener.
Folks not into the sax solos have GOT to be in the minority. I mean, come on - who doesn't love sax?!?
“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
The Other Woman showed up on my Spotify running playlist during my pregame 5k for the Wisconsin game.
I ran for more yards than Jonathan Taylor did while listening to Ray Parker, Jr. on 10-26-19
Joe Momma > Jonathan Taylor
I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
Sax solo section pure genius
If you are going to keep doing this, at least feature the best ever ..... Bobby Keys.
“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman
I skip over it too. According to a class I took at the University of Toledo...26 years ago, most people don't complain at a retail establishment. They just don't go back. So if you get a complaint, they said be thankful.
And I don't think his comment is a complaint. If it was a problem, he would not read the weekly column. The same with me. I use my laptop and scrolls the side to get to the bourbon to see what you put up. Then after a glance, I go read the article.
Feel free to drop a youtube link to a flugelhorn player sometime. The kids might like it.
I'm glad, Hockey, that you didn't comment on the bourbon portion, or you would have really gotten down voted.
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.
Ramzy could write in depth reviews of housepaint focusing solely on the entire range of off white options and I'd read it. It's still gonna be a better read than 99.9% of the written content on the internet, free or otherwise.
Interesting signature line
I would not be shocked to see Indiana win 3 of the last 4.
So they beat either Penn State or scUM...hmmm...interesting
Uhm no. They won't beat either. But they'll handle NW and Purdue.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them get either one. I think they are equal to PSU and better then Michigan. Unlike PSU, they won't get out of the gas when they get up on Michigan. Unlike Michigan, Indiana has a pulse on offense that can rest a defense. I really think they will get one of these two teams and wouldn't be shocked if they got them both.
You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer
I think they are equal to PSU and better then Michigan.
I’ll have what you’re having.
They get TTUN at home. The Wolverines are a different team when you get them outside the big house.
Their performance against ND looked like a different team than their prior home games as well. I’m not sure we can use historical performances to accurately judge at this point. Who knows, they might look like absolute dog shit again next time they play.
Beat the bye week. Let's go bucks!
The Rage Virus from the movie 28 Days Later described me and most OSU fans last season, especially when the defense imploded. They fact it didnt completely implode vs. TTUN, Northwestern, and Washington last year was an Urban Miracle. Of course Urban was largely responsible for everything imploding last season so was it a miracle we survived our 3 most important games or did Urbz just get lucky like the survivors in that movie?
"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski
My take on Walking Dead, fwiw...pretty addicting for about 4 or 5 seasons, then you realize the creators are just fucking with you with recycled plots over and over and over again, and that they have no plan in sight to move the damn thing along. The characters get so good at killing zombies that it's like watching Jedi taking on battle droids...pointless.
Let's hope watching the Buckeyes obliterate their zombie opponents never gets boring.
Right? This is the season the Buckeyes kill Negan. This shit must end.
Agreed. I gave up 2 seasons ago.
Man….. this football team.-Jeff Okudah
I don't get the light saber. How can the Jedi be so fast at blocking laser bullets? And how can the bad guys shooting those be such bad shots? Actually why block the bad shots all together? I haven't really watched a Star Wars after the first one.
Anyway, another fine Situational Ramzy.
"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes
Hmm...define “first one”...
It's a kids' movie...kids get it.
You're right, TWD should do something to spice things up. Something like changing their icon would probably work.
Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
If only they would be so unlucky.
If that bourbon is anything like the show, it starts off great. Pulls you in with great character and story arcs. Eventually, like any other great thing, you're left feeling disappointed.
Findlay by birth, Buckeye by the grace of God.
let's say something else nice about indiana:
these shoulder stripes on the uni are a damn-near perfect design element.
great design. Is it me, or do Adidas jerseys just not "show" well. These stripes are on sleeves that show more armpit hair then stripe. They may be lighter than Nike, but they fail to cover the pads or look good on TV. For what its worth.
<Insert> required gripe for OSU to return the gray sleeves.
I believe we haven't scored fewer than 41 points per game /s
it's that Day is making every bit of use out of the infrastructure he inherited....and he's applied his own lens to winning games and influencing giant adolescents.
Here comes November; may the beatings continue.
also, color me guilty as a Phil fan. What’s his name leaves Genesis but kudos to Phil for stepping up and taking over the mic. That’s gotta be worth something.
A lion sleeps in every man, dissatisfaction moves him, complacency keeps him asleep.
What's his name is Peter Gabriel. And pretty amazing that they did not know what they had in Phil until Peter left. Unlike another drummer who had thoughts about a solo career (yes, Ringo, looking at you) Phil has the chops for both.
And Phil was really apprehensive about leaving the drums and the background to become the lead singer. He had to be convinced to step up and give it a try.
Yes. I know it’s PG. I should have italicized that.
Is that kinda like Georgia not knowing Fields name until he left?
Year for what?
Did Ringo really have thoughts about a solo career or did he just not have a choice after the Beatles broke up?
Ringo briefly left the band after, in essence, being marginalized by PM. PM apologized and allegedly covered his drum kit with roses to make up.....probably debunked but you get the idea. I don't believe there ever were delusions of grandeur on Ringo's part.....By the way, he's put together a pretty solid solo career and is still touring. Saw him in Melbourne Florida not long ago playing with Todd Rundgren and other "all Starr's"
Enjoy the wins over *ichigan, ....I still remember the dark days of the 1990's....
Indiana would be a perennial contender in the West. If you have to play PSU/MSU/Um and The Ohio State University every year, that's not really a recipe for success
Glad you said what I've been saying. November is where Buckeye legends are made. Tressel and Urban excelled at it. Cooper, that was the only thing he was lacking. Reverse his bowl and UM record, 11-1-1 and 8-3 in bowl games, he would have at least 2 National Championships (1993,95,96,97,98 were all flawed with November and bowl games). What we've seen of Ryan Day is really really good, but judgement month has not yet been passed.
"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra
I wished that I liked Bourbon more. The way that you write up the experiences for each of these Situational Bourbons leaves me feeling that I am missing out on something quite lovely.
But, much like reading about fine wine tasting and also watching videos of people gorging themselves on heaps of food, my pleasure is chiefly derived in knowing that you are having a good time.
I can’t have any bourbon until after the meeting with the GAL.
Will Kirk Ferentz allow Tom Allen to be B1G COY?
The offseason is the longest season.
Phil Collins is about as underrated as a vocalist can be. A lot of his stuff is legitimately great.
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...
Do you know what the scientifically proven outcome is from listening to One More Night?
Only time I saw Phil and Genesis was in their early days. Was visiting my sister at Case Western and they were playing I think at Emerson Gym. 1973. They were not even the main band. They came on second among three bands total. Phil was only on drums, Gabriel was on lead vocals.
I'd like to know the other bands. That sounds like a hell of a venue. How was the concert?
Dude, that Phil Collins interlude got me twisted.
My #2 Buckeye jersey is total swag this year!
Awesome. My #12 jersey served me well over a 3 game span in 2014-15.
I'm reminded of your candy/bourbon pairing from last year. Specifically: Candy Corn with Kentucky Gentleman because "bullshit candy deserves bullshit bourbon" lol.
There is no Kentucky Gentleman in my house, and candy corn can go f#@^ itself as well.
More like "necrorines," amiright?
New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.
Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk
Nine months earlier, Johnnie Dixon ended the B1G Championship Game with as many tackles as Tuf Borland, and no other linebacker outside of Malik Harrison even registered a statistic.
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This season has been like none I can remember, and that goes back a little ways. Not gonna lie, I was a little anxious about Nebraska and Sparty, less so about Northwestern although I didn't expect the Buckeyes to be quite that dominant. But after watching them live in Evanston, and having watched NU nearly beat Wisconsin, there was no doubt in my mind the Buckeyes were going to roll Bucky like a cigarette in a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, and smoke them in one drag.
Damn fine choice on the sax solo this week. 'One More Night' is right up there with anything by Norah Jones - put that music on and somebody's gettin' laid.
Do you take requests?
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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
Let's hope Ryan keeps the recruits like Urban did. This team is loaded thanks to Urban. As far as X's & O's go Day is great but recruiting is the life blood and he needs to stay after it. He is off to a great start for 2020.
I was particularly pleased to hear him talk about the importance of recruiting Ohio. Of course you want the top talent regardless, but it’s always warmed my otherwise cold, cold heart to see a roster full of in-state guys ruining other schools’ Saturdays.
A semicolon and a colon all in one sentence... cool.
When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's
Don’t forget that shitty bottom feeder Maryland dropped 70 twice this year. Only Rutgers is worse. And. Maryland would have 8 wins in the ACC Coastal.
This team doesn’t make me anxious at all. With what I’ve seen, I’m expecting a 13-0 record and a play off berth. And a14 pt win against every team.
Banks of olentangy
Buckle up guys!!! Its BTAC season!!! #ifyouknowyouknow
I have seen monkey shit fights at the zoo more organized than this.
Had to work for that one(BTAC season)
That SOB Bob Reade cost me and my teammates a National Championship. Thanks for digging up that soul crushing memory Ramzy.
Always a treat each Wednesday. Thank you Ramzy. Your mileage may vary but for me it's Little Feat's live Mercenary Territory for the best sax solo I have ever heard. Big range, nasty and finishes out of this world.
Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.
I hadn't realized that Scott Frost was complaining about playing the better half of the BIG East - what's crazy is just not too long ago Nebraska fans were complaining about the division alignment because they DON'T get to play teams like Ohio State enough! I know the fans sometimes want different things than the coaches, but I wonder how the fans feel today?
Try BEING in the be B1G East! I really don't care that every year the Buckeyes have to play 3/4 of the best opponents in the B1G Conference just to make it to the B1G Championship where they get to play that 4th, especially in a season like this one where the Buckeyes have to try to beat what has been the 2nd best B1G team for the last 3 years THE WEEK BEFORE THEY PLAY THE THIRD BEST B1G TEAM WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THEIR HEATED RIVAL, but it's happening
Seattle Buckeye, Green Tony