An Open Letter to the College Football Off-Season

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timhbomb's picture

Dear Offseason;

Hurry the F*** up!

K Thanks Bye

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buckeyevb96's picture

Be careful about this. Adam Sandler did a documentary on this very issue - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389860/

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.  C.S. Lewis

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

Don't wish away time........sit back and enjoy the ride! But I understand the sentiment!

Go BUCKEYES

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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OHinTN's picture

The off season is why God made golf, boats and bikinis!

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I use my fishing pole to snag a few bikinis...  then offer them beer for the mishap!

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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THEOSUfan's picture

I wonder what Vegas would set the over/under at regarding "Well, shit" moments from now through August?

Michael, you may be asking too much of 100 or so 18-22 year old college men.  There are always a couple of dumbasses.

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BuckeyeForever's picture

Not necessarily dumbasses. Just a lapse of judgement in a dumbass moment followed close behind with a "Well, Shit".

You got to have a lot of balls, to play golf the way I do!

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toad1204's picture

Hopefully Coach Mick is policing like Red Foreman...

The offseason is the longest season.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Dear Ohio State players,

Stay the hell away from the Grown & Sexy. Don't do Molly. Don't get arrested.

And oh yeah, let Mickey turn you all into beasts this winter.

P.S., Get well soon JT and Brax.

Sincerely,

Me

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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seafus26's picture

And also beware of crazy SEC fans trying to fight you (sucker punch) while on vacation in Florida with your family and in a bar/grill. 

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

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THEOSUfan's picture

And another thing - if she isn't conscious, she can't consent.  If she says "no", stop yourself.

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Breakawayspeed's picture

Just remember that hits "off the field" are often more devastating than hits endured on the field of play.

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Don't cop a feel OR feel a cop...

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Yeah, don't pull a Gary Moeller LOL

"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski

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Seattle Linga's picture

Citro you just wrote everything that we are all feeling !! Thanks

Keeping the off season clean without any off field issues is my biggest wish

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

My wife tells me this every morning when I wake up and loudly say "it's a great day to be a Buckeye!" :

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GOBUX's picture

This is so great. Just one thing to add.

And if someone does get in trouble and gets suspended. Please, please, please, please don't let it be Elliot.

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BucksLaw2013's picture

Obviously I don't want this, but...Curtis Samuel is pretty damn good too.

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RBuck's picture

Co-signed.

Sooner or later it all gets real.

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nm_buck's picture

Secanted

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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Buckinthemiddle's picture

Great letter. Something I've noticed since Urban has been the coach is the improved behavior of the players. They say the right things, they do the right things, and their outlook is positive. I think he's spent more time trying to teach these guys how to be young men with character. I believe one of the reasons he left UF was because he was unable to instill the proper culture with those players. So it's been a huge point of emphasis with the Buckeyes, and they have been receptive. I can honestly say I'm less worried about this off-season than at any time in the past. Here's to not sticking my foot in my mouth!

"I'm in favor of it" - John McKay, on the execution of his team.

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cinserious's picture

Urban has done an exceptional job of recruiting high character young men from quality families who also happen to be some of the best athletes in the country. We get the best of both worlds.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

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bucks15's picture

There are two seasons during the year: football season and waiting for football season.  One we want to move swiftly and never does, the other we want to slow down and never does.  Can't wait till September 7th!  

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THE's picture

No doubt. If we were UNDISPUTED to end the season, the offseason is certainly disputed. 

Heres to hoping all the talk remains in house and mostly about our QB battle. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Current scorn mostly directed at Twitter (or the idiots who use it improperly), but yes, please off-season...get off of my cloud.
 

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Let's be careful out there boys!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

Just…let me stop you right there. I'ma let you finish, but I just want to say a few things first.

This is gold. 

Pray for potatoes with a hoe in your hand.

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chemicalwaste's picture

Yeah, I sort of stopped reading the article when 5 syllables got contacted into 2. "I'ma" throw up.

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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Buckeye Scottie's picture

So you are saying you are not a self named genius like Yeezus?  Because only self-names geniuses can make that magic happen.

(not sure who I hate more, Kanye or his no talent wife).

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chemicalwaste's picture

(not sure who I hate more, Kanye or his no talent wife).

I think, yes, that is what I'm saying.

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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Buckeye Knight's picture

This is one of the best off seasons in a long time.  No matter what happens guys, just remember that this is home!

So if something bad happens, just go back there to that happy place and

Because Urban and the team are on it.

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Jakeg14's picture

I'm not sure there are 2 words that disappoint and sadden me more than "off season". We have to find a new name for it...

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avail31678's picture

How about "Championship Replay Season"?

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FLBuckeyeRick's picture

The off season is like a very long bad dream that when you wake up, is thankfully gone and all is right with the world.

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Whoa Nellie's picture

PPS: And, take our 3rd uncles with you!

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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Spider1944's picture

I'm 70, so I quit wishing time away quite awhile ago. But I too can't get enough Ohio State Buckeye football. Thanks to 11 Warriors I have something to ponder each and everyday. 

Next up is spring game, April 18th at the Shoe. It will follow the Lacrosse game at 11am. Then for me Aug 1 is a B1G day. I Get to purchase my home tickets and hopefully I will be able to get a couple of away games through season ticket holder. Shortly thereafter Fall Ball and the fun begins.

GO BUCKS!!! Back to the Grind!! 

"There are 3 things that can happen and 2 of them are bad" - the Curse of Woody Hayes

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Beaker's picture

Just watched the Sugar Bowl this morning and watched the championship game last week. My wife isn't allowed to delete them off the DVR until August. In case I need a little pick-me-up! The off-season is waaaay too long.

Inconceivable!

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THEOSUfan's picture

A wife with the remote control can do a lot of damage.  There ought to be a law.

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Cubbies115's picture

I guess this will be my offseason plans 

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

I'm going to enjoy the basking in the moment of a national title, and watch some good hoop action coming up. Then after that, I'm going to enjoy watching the Tribe's Cy Young award winner go at it again for a pennant. However, I do wish Tito would let up on the bubblegum. He's going to become Bazooka Joe if he doesn't.....

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Replace_the_o's picture

It would be interesting to see a list of the 5 worst and 5 best off-seasons.  But then again, I wouldn't want to jinx anything...

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Kingbuck12's picture

Its going to be a great off season because we are champions for a whole year, we are going to sign the number 1 class in 2016, and we still have the Urbs. Enough said.

  

Kingbuck12

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ohiobobg's picture

I'm hoping Micky's got them too worn out to cruise for trouble.

"you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning"

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sb97's picture

What we really need are some good old fashioned offseason recruiting threads

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old grizzled veteran's picture

Great letter--we surely do NOT NEED any off field surprises, NCAA violations, or injuries !  Go Bucks !

Prove your Championship credentials in 2015-16 AGAIN !!

old griz veteran

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GoBucksAF's picture

I finished reading the comments...has the season started yet?

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Dear Offseason:

/s/ OSU_ALUM_05

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Boxley's picture

I was thinking how long our off season is and then it occurred to me....

Bama's offseason has to be very long for them. They thought they were on cruise control to the NCG, but ended up losing, a virtual home game to tOSU.

Then they got to watch us play an overrated Oregon..., now more firmly convinced they would have won it all,  They have to be screaming about how this was their Natty, ALL off season and ALL regular season, a full year of discontent....

Sure makes this off season a lot tastier for me..

Now about how bad the ducks off season must be.........................

"...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt

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buckeyevb96's picture

funny

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.  C.S. Lewis

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jaroe's picture

I had a good laugh at all the anti Urban comments following the linked article about Tressel's resignation.

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M Man's picture

+1.

That's a great observation; but it wasn't such a terrible takedown of Urban Meyer.  Given the passion of the moment, it could have been a lot worse.  It would be funny to look at the Bucknuts posts for the same day.

It's always nice to be able to look back on your own posts and be able to say that you liked what you wrote.  There was this post:

poop 30 May, 2011 @ 9:25 AM

F**cking Michigan is loving this. I hope Luke can get it done.

To which I replied:

M Man 30 May, 2011 @ 9:34 AM Edit

Not me.  Sad, empty feeling. 

I don't often say this, but I do happen to know what you guys are going through right now.

I'm impressed at the resilience/recovery evident in a lot of the posts.  There'd have been a lot more angry recriminations and internalizing on the MGoBoard if we were in that situation.

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Belliott's picture

I was just going to post that. I think we need someone to compile all of them and post a schadenfreude article because some of the things people were saying is hilarious considering he just won the title. 

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OH-IO's picture

Ya, let the dogs and Auburn and the rest of the SEC! SEC! compete for the Fulmer Cup! 

OH-IO living BACK IN COLUMBUS after 32 years in the ATL. 

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jbcuky's picture

If you want a few quick laughs, search "urban" in the Tressel resigns article Michael linked and compare those comments to today.

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nm_buck's picture

Like this one from BuckeyeSky:

I will always think of JT as a great person, regardless of all this nonsense. Thanks for everything Tress.

On a side note, I now present to you a new team:

A.B.U.M

Anyone But Urban Meyer

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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nm_buck's picture

or this gem from noVA Buckeye:

urban would be bad. hed go away from the power running game, introduce the spread that richrod used to turn michigan upside-down, and bring in the 3-3-5 that helped bring the program back 10 years

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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nm_buck's picture

Or Nitz25:

On the issue of Urban Meyer--- Does everyone really think the administration would really have him as #1 on their list??

First, most of us seem to think he would divide the fanbase because of his tenure at Florida and how much we came to hate him while he was there.  Wouldn't the administration realize this and feel the same way?

Secondly, if in the wake of Tressel being fired over NCAA infractions wouldn't our FIRST PRIORITY be a coach who can gaurantee no negative media attention for infractions or player misbehavior?  Meyer was notorious for running a ship that allowed a culture of gratuitous marijuana use to dominate the locker room-- hense Muschamp having to kick Janoris Jenkins off the team to get the message across that this is no longer acceptable.  Wouldn't this also discourage admins from seriously considering him?

While Tressel resigning is a terrible, terrible thing.... Hiring Meyer in his place would be nothing short of a slap in the face of Buckeye Nation.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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nm_buck's picture

And props to Sgt Elias, who got it pretty much right:

Besides Meyer's ass kicking of our squad in `06 why do so many hate his guts? He's from Ohio, he's been on tOSU's coaching staff, what is it? The player arrests? His bromance with Tebow of Nazereth? How much of that has to do with kids acting the fool on their off time and how much of that is actively recruiting talented d-bags? I honestly don't know.  I know he won an awful lot when his innards weren't revolting and he had a QB.  I'm still undecided on him as a candidate. Beggars can't be chosers though, a little humility will make this search easier. Let's not go all Notre Dame on ourselves. Our shit does stink, and we do put our pants on one leg at a time, this is a good thing.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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nm_buck's picture

Saving the best for last from jdadams01, who nailed it:

Third: for those of you who cite the arrests and off the field stuff at Florida as a reason for not wanting Urban Meyer, how can some of you say you'd rather have D'antonio? MSU has had major arrest issues under him, but without the on field success. Also, he's older and has the same health issues. I think a lot of Bucks fans just hold a grudge for Florida beating us and Meyer winning recruting battles. Honestly, if he were to be hired I would support it and move forward. Meyer understands the expectations in Columbus and also Ohio State has stricter academic and character standards than Florida. Meyer's Florida ties and recruiting abilities would certainly be welcome. If it's him, then let's get behind it. If not, then so be it.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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JoeAndSo's picture

Just like the article someone posted a few weeks ago of all the knee jerking OSU fans were doing after that VT loss.

"¯\_(ツ)_/¯"  - Joey Bosa

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Scrltngry's picture

So...I started my day off feeling pretty good. But after reading this article I'm totally bummed out. 7 months?!!!! At least we know that time is going to be spent producing another incredible run at the CFP.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it."-Woody Hayes

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WOLFofOHIO's picture

what a tangled web we weave when we suck at nfl coaching..and maybe sucking at michigan..

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

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ToTheHouse's picture

Dear, can't-be too-soon over-with off-season,

you as everyone else Knows the Fact:
tOSU is Undisputed National Champion.
Fact: bama got handed their lunch;
duck-soup was served.
Fact: Zeke, Brax, 12-Gauge, Heisman-candidates.
Fact: u can't stop Silk Russell, or M-Madness.
Fact: 11W is keeping B-Nation fed till ur gone.
Fact: even after your done *ichigan will always be:

LOSERS !

Signed,
Bye short 7-mths

Owning. skunk. weasels. Is. Tradition.

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buckvolspar's picture

Man some of those Urban comments were crazy.

The way I described it to my friends when he was hired was always as follows:  "look, I hate Urban Meyer because he pasted us in a title game.  On a 1-10 I hate him around an 8.  However, I hate losing at a 10, and he rarely loses, so I'm ok with it."

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Bucksfan's picture

The PGA season is just starting to ramp up

March Madness

Baseball on every night starting in April

Masters

Indy 500

NBA Playoffs

US Open

Wimbledon

British Open

Then we're already to Fall Camp for college football!

My wife won't let me watch hockey because I already follow too many sports!  The offseason really isn't as bad as everyone says.

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rllbucks1's picture

Bucksfan.     I understand what you are saying about all the other things coming up in the next six months but you left out the only one I really care about: Buckeye Spring Game!      I only followed golf because of Jack! I follow March Madness only if Buckeyes are in it! College World Series, only if Buckeyes are in it.  I will be following NCAA wrestling Beacuse.......... Buckeyes will be in it! Of course you must realize I like the Indians Znd the Browns BUT I LOVE myBuckeyes!

rllbucks1

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countrybuckeye's picture

Sorry in advance, but I found this comment in the hyper-linked thread about Tressel resigning ---

NoVA Buckeye  30 MAY, 2011 @ 1:16 PM 

urban would be bad. hed go away from the power running game, introduce the spread that richrod used to turn michigan upside-down, and bring in the 3-3-5 that helped bring the program back 10 years

It is a reminder to think about a situation carefully, remain as positive as you can muster 

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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bucksfan92's picture

It's funny, I never use the word offseason.  In my world there are 3 seasons.  College football season, college basketball season, and summer.  I love all of them equally and, while there is a bit of an empty feeling when each passes, it is brief, because immediately the next season kicks into high gear. Now if we could do something about the weather during college basketball season life would be perfect! :)

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