I have always said the SEC versus the world is an after image of their defeat at the hands of the "Great Northern Oppression". For everyone waiting for the day that the B1G (or frankly anyone else) takes the crown home and puts the SEC in their place, I tell you that they are not going to relinquish that easily. They care and hold onto their (shared) championships more passionately than anyone else in history. They lean on their recent accomplishments more frequently and fiercely than a _ichigan man chanting they are the winningest program in NCAA history and gloat of Championships won before the automobile was even conceived [sarcasm]. A victory for one team here is shared by all. Ohio State and the rest of the NCAA doesn't fight one team from the SEC, they fight 9 states all at once in one culminating attempt at reliving the past, fighting for a different outcome. Their unification given birth by their demise. How do you conquer that? We have to want it more. Our players have to want it more. The kids playing for their respective teams may not view the games in these terms but the fans, the passionate fuel that drives the kids forward, are motivated by other factors than just team pride. That is the success of College Football. It is territorial, a source of pride. Everyone knows that every kids that goes to your local school is not homegrown, but no one cares. Such is the case of SEC speed and the Slohio Suckeye monikers. It is us against them. That mentality has pushed many of teams to over come great adversity, and heavy odds. [See 2002 National Championship] Has winning made us soft? I hope that it has not and we can reclaim what is ours. Ohio is the birthplace of football [at least in my eyes]. It is time that the glory be returned home.
I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.
Just asking, is a slow clap a good thing?
Yeah its were one person slowly begins clapping and then the surrounding crowd slowly picks it up and joins in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whytAReStUQ
Just another reason to be in awe of the internet's greatness: 20 years ago*, man had nowhere to go to watch a slow clap montage should the fancy strike him.
* Six if we're going to be strict and just go back to the dawn of the YouTube era.
Yeah, you pretty much had to pop in a VHS of pretty much any 80s comedy. Revenge of the Nerds, Coming to America, Lucas, the Breakfast Club, Without A Clue, Star Trek IV the Voyage Home (yes it was a comedy if you think about it), Bachelor Party, Can't Buy Me Love. What other slow clap scenes can we think of?
She's All That makes fun of the slow clap...I mean, uhhh...I've never seen that, a friend told me about it...
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
For even more contemorary members that have a sense of humor so juvenile that they would watch Not Another Teen Movie (such as myself).
"I only really cared about the groupies and cocaine parties that go with being a trumpet player in high school."
On which planet does this occur?
WDIV (NBC-DETROIT) just reported buy-out talks are taking place. between Ohio State University and Jim Tressel.
Doesn't make sense to me. I'm no lawyer, but my read of his contract leads me to to the pretty obvious conclusion the university is well within their rights to fire him with cause right now, and not be required to pay him a nickel. They have chosen to stand by their man however.
Did you hear this on the local news or something? I can't find anything anywhere corroborating this.
Bernie Smilovitz (WDIV-Local 4 Sports-Deytoit), blurbed it, as he wrapped his sports report, on the 11 o'clock news, last night. We get Detroit newscasts here - in Sylvania - via Buckeye Cable.
See his e-mail link, above right, of his picture:
Anybody who lists "His favorite book is "The Prince of Tides."" loses all credibility with me. Instantly.
"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever. David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel
I guess that's marginally better than listing it as ones' favorite movie...
Great post Jake! I grew up in Erlanger and Florence, KY and have never lived in Ohio. I always, for some reason, kind of gravitated toward Ohio State. I don't know why really. My dad hates football, and to be quite honest I'm not that much of a fan of the game itself either. I remember my first experience watching an Ohio State game was when I was about 10, my grandpa had the Ohio State Michigan game on. It was one from the early 90's and I think it was one of Coopers wins against the Wolverines. My grandpa really didn't have any rooting interest, but for some reason, I just didn't like Michigan.
I've told the story on here a few times before, but I grew to love Ohio State a couple years later when the beat Notre Dame. I went to a catholic school and everyone loved Notre Dame. The ones who didn't loved Michigan. So, I didn't want to like the same team as everyone else, I went for the team that everyone else couldn't stand. Boy am I glad I did.
I didn't actually attend my first game until the National Championship year. I went to the UC game at PBS. When I got in the stadium and the Buckeyes took the field I had goosebumps and just a huge grin on my face. That same season I went to the homecoming game at Ohio Stadium. When Script Ohio was being played, and the band I was dotted, I teared up. I've tried to go to a game every year, don't always make it, but I have gone to Iowa for a game, and seen several games in the Shoe. It's an Iconic place. I tell people let me take you to 1 game and you'll be a fan. The same can be said for other places and other sports I know, but there are a few places that are special. That are more than getting wasted and trying to get laid. Some places it's a priveledge to be on game day. Ohio Stadium on game day is definitely that kind of place.
I've never lived in Ohio, and I wasn't a student at Ohio State. As I said earlier, football is ok, but I don't particularly love the game. I'm not sure quite how I got hooked on Ohio State football, but I'm sure glad I did.