Eleven Warriors Roundtable: Pray for Rutgers

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NorthBerg's picture

Sandlot? I guess that means Mr. Wertheim has the hots for Wendy Peffercorn.

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

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Steelydan54's picture

And you didn't???

Steelybuck54

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Silver Sniper's picture

Oh, you mean THIS Wendy Peffercorn?

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outdoorbuckeye's picture

I'd go coke first but only if it includes whiskey, otherwise I'm a Dew guy. As far as fast food goes I would take 10 large Rallys fries and maybe a big Buford on the side.
Here's to keeping the cannon guys quiet and no injuries.

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booj's picture

Then there's an ocean of barren nothingness. In it, Coke, Pepsi, and Sprite are clumped in an undistinguished and undistinguishable pack, jostling to be inches closer to a miles-away glory; striving in their vanity to remake and reform themselves to bask more warmly in their proximity the majestic incandescence of God's pop: Dr. Pepper.

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Silver Sniper's picture

You have to go Diet Coke!! Because, ya know, Scarlet and Gray?

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TMac's picture

105-7:  The combined score from the Buckeyes first two trips to Piscataway And the final score for Saturday's game!

#ItsGreatToBeABUCKEYE

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sharks's picture

Re: Hot Chicken Takeover- one opened up fairly recently here in NE Ohio (Crocker Park) and I paid $14 for a chicken sandwich and four slices of Wonder Bread. I honestly thought for the price I was getting a half chicken at least. Me, the missus, and our five year old were $42. For fast food. Y'all must be crazy

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...

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Byaaaahhh's picture

$42. For fast food.

If you think KFC and HCT are on the same level, then you should just go to KFC haha. Nothing wrong with that. Lesson learned, though. 

If you think the food (price not withstanding) is worth going back to, the 4-drumstick meal is the best value. 

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Neutz's picture

Greatest sports movie of all time: Rocky

Funniest: D3 footballs finest https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/division_iii_footballs_finest/quotes/

Seriously if you have not seen D3 do yourself a favor and watch it. 

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bucks22's picture

I am so glad there is somebody else out there that has watched this movie.  I think its absolutely hilarious but no person I have talked to has ever watched it.  

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Neutz's picture

I quote it on a daily basis.

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IBleedSandG's picture

Really don't see the Bucks not covering the 52. Hell, the defense may outscore Rutgers

#GrindFor9

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droessl's picture

Pepsi sucks. That's all. 

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Neutz's picture

How do you feel about Sprite?

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FrankTheGrimes's picture

Sprite is good.  Coke is King!

“Feeling cold is psychological” -Woody

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Silver Sniper's picture

Exactly! I thought this was automatic!

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rkylet83's picture

But ever since I openly sobbed in the theater watching Major League while on a date in high school, it’s been my number one.

So how did the date go after that?  

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sharks's picture

Who cares, the Indians won

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...

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RodVedder4's picture

This might be my favorite exchange I've ever seen on this site. Well done, gents. Go Tribe!

Excellence and greatness will be remembered...there is no room for average. None. - Urban Meyer

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Joey Bosa

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

How did none of you have Field of Dreams in your lists?  As someone who's had their dad pass away way too young, watching that last scene always coincides with someone cutting a bushel of onions.  Would love to have a catch again with my dad.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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Neutz's picture

Field of dreams and for love of the game are my two favorite baseball movies. Both excellent.

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rkylet83's picture

I don’t even like baseball and that is a great movie.  I believe it’s the only movie I’ve seen my dad cry at.  

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mb5599's picture

Field of Dreams is a great movie.  Cant believe no one has mentioned Hoosiers.  Just watched it the other day on a plane flight.  Great sports flick.

Big B

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JJBuckeye's picture

Field of Dreams by far. Remember the Titans. Go Bucks

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JJBuckeye's picture

Brian’s Song movie about teammates Gayle Sayers and Brian Piccolo. The Express, about Ernie Davis. 42 about Jackie Robinson. Go Bucks

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aznchipmunk's picture

91-0 won't be enough...

The most lopsided game in college football history occurred in a 1916 contest when Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222–0. King College (TN)

via Wikipedia

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Welp, it’s still Rutgers week so let’s keep it going. What’s the best sports movie ever made?

Leaving Bloodsport off of this list is a travesty.  If Esports are going to be considered sports, the Bloodsport is a sports movie.  Screw Chong Li and his cheating ways.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

agreed

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

That's the highest of quality GIF.

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BigRedBuckeye's picture

This would have been a cool opportunity to discuss why Rutgers is so bad and has had trouble competing in the BigTen thus far. Oh well, let's talk soda.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

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booj's picture

They don't have talent. And the competition for local talent is overwhelming.

They don't have infrastructure. Either in the form of administrative support or facilities.

They don't have an interested fan or alumni base. And their geography is uninviting to their most natural base of support.

They don't have a history to draw from. Because 150 years is long enough to celebrate proto-rugby, and they just decided to never care.

Feel edified now? or just sad? Because it's really just sad.

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McGrind's picture

Lived and worked in NJ/NY...never had so much as 1 person talk about Rutgers football or attend a local college game. Only interest in college football is a) your out of state alma mater or b) the team on your parlay card.

Schiano did a great job, and turned down the ttun job before RR was hired. But at this point Rutgers is looking like a mistake...TV deal or not.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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BigRedBuckeye's picture

They don't have talent? To recruit from? You have to be kidding. NJ is a top 10 state for producing NFL talent.

They have no instate competition for talent. If they could put a fence up around the state, they would not have to share the talent pool with anyone. 

And don't you think the infrastructure will improve when they finally get a decent revenue share?

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

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booj's picture

a) i didn't say NJ was a bad talent state. i stated Rutgers doesn't have it and doesn't effectively compete for it, whether the other players are in-state or not--pretty much inarguable

b) re: infrastructure, i don't see any reason to think that an increased revenue share would make football important to an administration that regards football as a vestigial organ. Might they get more competitive facilities? Sure, maybe. But they're not going to get an NYC-connected train stop on campus any time soon. They're not going to be able to attract and retain high level coaching talent regardless of pay. The money's not a panacea, and it doesn't negate Rutgers' widespread football lethargy.

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BigRedBuckeye's picture

What? They have a train stop on campus (if it's not on campus, it is 0.1 mile to it) that goes to New York Penn Station in 48 minutes, direct.

The administration is anti-athletics because currently the athletic department budget requires the University's support from the general fund and support from student fees, I believe those sources make up 35% of the roughly $100m budget. In other words, athletics is a drag on academics, it costs taxpayer and tuition dollars to fund the athletic department budget. Last year RU received $11 million or so in BigTen money, while a full share member received $54 million. An extra $43 million would have eliminated any draw by the athletic department on the University's budget and would eliminate student fees. 

If you can't see how that would change the administration's attitude, then I don't know what to say. It is pretty straight forward. As soon as they start operating in the black, I think a shift is essentially imminent in terms of the administration's support, in facilities, in coaching hires, and ultimately in recruiting.

The money is not a panacea on its own but the money+the recruiting backyard+the lack of an instate rival for talent IS.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

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JJBuckeye's picture

You never did mention what your favorite “pop”, soda was/s. Go Bucks

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JacksonvilleBuckeyeGrad's picture

Raising Cane's...all anyone needs.

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DaytonBuck1980's picture

Canes is decent. I won’t put it down except to say that it’s extremely overrated. Chicken fingers aren’t hard to pull off. It’s literally the one thing on any menu that kids under the age of 12 will order anywhere. Like I said, decent, but when that’s the one item you stake your claim to, consider me unimpressed. If I have to go for fast food chicken, it’s Chik-Fila or die. 

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Can someone bring up Chipotle not being mentioned?  Shit I rack up free burritos with their rewards app.

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DaytonBuck1980's picture

Would Youngstown Boys qualify for sports movie? If so, there’s no debate

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

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cricejr's picture

I just hate the fact that we took the absolutely worst big school in athletics there was to take and add them to this conference.  the B1G deserves better... a school that can pull its weight academically AND athletically.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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JJBuckeye's picture

How can you not add the school that started this wonderful game of College football/s. Go Bucks

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DefenceWinsChampionships's picture

"Dr. Pepper" is only the answer if the question is "What garbage soft drink with an annoying college football-inspired ad campaign includes 23 flavors that don't really taste like anything?"

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Dorfdepp's picture

I am somewhat older than most who frequent these pages, so it is probable that many of the readers never even heard of "It Happens Every Spring," or an even better flick, the original "Angels in the Outfield." Both are quite funny and hugely entertaining, but the latter also contains one of the loveliest last five minutes of celluloid that it has been my privilege to have viewed. See them, you won't regret it.

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Mssweene's picture

Read celluloid as cellulite the first time through and thought “I wouldn’t think an older movie like that would have that kind of thing”. 

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mr.green's picture

Hot ChickenTakeover for sure. 
Drink water.  It’s delicious.  
Caddy Shack as a comedy.  
Remember the Titans as a drama. 

Go Bucks!! Stay healthy and get .... 92. 

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avail31678's picture

I do not think Rutgers scores.

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Findlay419Buckeye's picture

Best Sports Movie?  Slap Shot.  Not even close.  Still the only hockey movie that really got the feel of minor league hockey at a granular level.  The violence and rampant alcoholism alone are worth the price of admission.

Findlay by birth, Buckeye by the grace of God.

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RBurgundy4's picture

Hansen brothers for the win.
I'm listening to the f*cking song!!!

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Findlay419Buckeye's picture

That reminds me, Reg...I was coaching in Omaha in 1948 and Eddie Shore sends me this guy.  Terrible masturbator.

I mean, he would get deliberate penalties.  Just so he could sit in the penalty box all by himself and *mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm*

Findlay by birth, Buckeye by the grace of God.

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McGrind's picture

Hell yea...remember reading the Toledo Blade where an arrest report was included in the hockey  articles...10 cent beer nite and minor league hockey were the marriage from hell.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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Findlay419Buckeye's picture

My old coach when I played hockey in Toledo was Doug Mahood.  He played for the Goaldiggers in the late 70s to early 80s.  Part of the line Murder, Incorporated with Paul Tantardini and Willie Trognitz.  He told some great stories about having to fight his way out of the rink in Flint, Michigan after a game.

Findlay by birth, Buckeye by the grace of God.

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McGrind's picture

Pretty ironic...everyone melting down over a Brownie crowning a QB with his helmet...Trognitz did worse in warm-ups. Saw him drop  gloves and pound some dude jostling for position on the opening face off. 

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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LWiegand91's picture

Slap Shot - Always

Quotes forever - "Thats what it said in the year book Jim"   "You do that you are just some English pig with no brain"   "I lose my blouse in this game"     "Want to hear how it happened?  No, That's OK,  I have to tell it court next week anyway"     "yeah, we got a lot of losses"     "Dave's an animal, Dave's a killer, Dave's a mess"  Want some foil? Yeah every game?"   

Best scene - Fashion Show " You know why I going to do it Reg? Because I want you to have a heart attack and die you son of a bitch so we never have to do this SH%&$ again"

Paul Newman Leisure suits, Oh My

Movie could never be released today, like Blazing Saddles, people would protest like crazy

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wantagoback's picture

you see'n another griller ? 

RLMay

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1MechEng's picture

A couple of good/funny sports movies not mentioned: Balls of Fury, White Men Can't Jump, Tin Cup, Mr. 3000, Necessary Roughness, and my personal favorite - Kingpin.

Best fast food/fast casual food is Portillo's Italian Beef Sandwiches.

Intro Song: The first part of Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden) or Eruption (Van Halen)

Dr. Pepper FTW

Most underrated player: Evan Spencer

I think there's a real possibility we hold Rutgers under 150 total yards. I'll say ~100 yards passing, most of it in the 3rd/4th quarter.

OSU covers: 70+ to 7. MVP is Harrison w/3 sacks.

Trust me! I'm an Engineer.

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JJBuckeye's picture

Tin Cup. Great call. Go Bucks

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BuckNutChicago's picture

@Ramzy - to get to your score prediction, the Buckeyes need to score 3+ TD's per quarter.  I don't see them throwing the ball enough in quarters 2-4 for that to happen.  I think they're going run the ball and the clock the entire 2nd half, which means Chrisman will likely get a chance to punt a couple of times.

Go Buckeyes!!!

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Steelydan54's picture

Wrong. They scored 42 in first half last week, 31 in second half. They'll do at least that while trying to go easy on them in the 4th quarter because our 3rd string is better than their first and Ryan won't hold them back from valuable experience. 79-10.  

Steelybuck54

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Trebor40's picture

Sports movie, as I look at the choices by the writers I am struck by the lack of movies that truly pulled me into them, at 47 years of age I feel that I have seen a number of quality movies of this type I will list ten that I have shared with my daughter 

Remember The Titans

Pride of the Yankees

Miracle

Hoosiers

Cinderella Man

Field of Dreams

Any Given Sunday

Blue Chips (Especially in the current era) 

Rocky

Gridiron Gang (Because she loves Dwayne Johnson and it was better than I anticipated)

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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SilverHaven's picture

Great takes!  Mahalo, Chris, for the questions. This is a subliminal psychological inquiry deep into the (perverse) minds of Harrish, Wertheim and Ramzy, if you re-order the takes by respondent:

David Wertheim: 
Fast food: Skyline chili spaghetti (from Cincinnati)
Movie: Undecided between 12 B-grade movies
Music: Can't decide, change every week
Soda: Can't decide between 1a, 1aa and 1aaa. (Insightful: Dr Pepper is just cherry Coke)

Kevin Harrish:
Fast food: Arby's (decided, consistent, love those crusty, curly fries, too)
Movie: Sandlot (childhood nostalgia)
Music: Willie Wonka (childhood nostalgia)
Soda: Dr. Pepper (decisive, no lemon lime)

Ramzy Nassrallah:
Fast food: Double Holy (virtuous, unusual, needs to be different)
Movie: Major League (sobbing teen nostalgia, unusual, different, but at least includes some real, award-winning movies-- Maguire, Raging Bull, Chariots, etc.)
Music: None. (unusual, different)
Soda: No 'soft drinks' (different, separate, health conscious)

Hmm... what's your diagnosis, Dr. Freud?

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.

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JJBuckeye's picture

Brian’s Song movie about Gayle Sayers and Brian Piccolo. The Express about Ernie Davis. 42 about Jackie Robinson. Go Bucks
 

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nutabuckas's picture

S/o to David for the Roy Ayers song choice (pretty much all his choices were hits). You got some soul in you brother 

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saintstephen11's picture

The only places I'd rate lower than Arby's and Skyline are Taco Bell and White Castle ... BK is probably on par with Arby's but definitely better than Skyline.

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