Let's talk about Tim Brando.
Well, the whole Fox Sports presentation, really, but Tim Brando was the droningly repetitious symbol of the entire assy experience. The game itself was bad, but made worse by Brando whiffing on every opportunity to make what appeared to be a grainy, upscaled 120p stream even remotely watchable.
Actually, "whiffing" implies that he tried. Swinging and missing is noble on some level, because it shows that you give even a little bit of a shit. Brando didn't even do that, evidently refusing to so much as glance at the roster sheet before the game as he waxed poetic about the one player he seemed to be familiar with (Master Teague, for reasons unknown) and utterly butchered the pronunciations of the players he wasn't (it's "too-ee-moe-low-ow" and "nah-oh-tay-oh-tay," you bum). Probably not a coincidence that Brando had almost nothing to say about any of the freshman who played yesterday, since that'd have required two minutes of research on his part.
Everything about Saturday felt low effort, but the broadcast felt like some particularly thin gruel. Maybe Brando can explain the product on the screen when he inevitably finds this silly post after doing his hourly Google search for his own name.
Love my teammates, way to go 1-0. Now we back to the grind .. #GoBucks— Teradja Mitchell (@teeraaw__) September 19, 2021
Season debut was today felt great out there #GoBucks— SEVYN BANKS Main Page - @BanksNiko (@SevynBanks) September 19, 2021
D Line bad Linebackers bad Secondary young but decent minus number 17 hes bad lol. We need to focus on making a good bowl game this year at this point. Chalk it up lol— LaQuinton Ross (@qross2011) September 18, 2021
These announcers for this OSU game is funny lol— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) September 18, 2021
For those who may be wondering or don't know much about Tulsa. Here's some insight. They are not a good football team. At all.— Chimdi Chekwa (@ChimChek) September 18, 2021
Treveyon Henderson is different. Sheesh— Sam Thompson (@SlamIAm12) September 18, 2021
6-13 at the halfagainst Tulsa. pic.twitter.com/4aM3dfknFf— JAY RICHARDSON (@JayRichardson99) September 18, 2021
This is terrible football— Antonio M. Pittman (@Antoniopittman) September 18, 2021
OH MAURICE, YOU CARD!
My halftime speech worked— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) September 18, 2021
I just texted Archie Griffin congratulating him on his @OhioStateFB freshman single-game record 239 yards rushing lasting 49 years until @TreVeyonH4 just broke it. In typical classing Archie fashion he responded: "He's going to be spectacular!"— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 18, 2021
Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coachs son. Coac (1/99)— Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) September 18, 2021
Actual size pic.twitter.com/VlLIeaABZ5— Rob Oller (@rollerCD) September 18, 2021
Next week's tilt against Akron is on BTN, so no matter what the game looks like on the field, my guess it'll be a thousand times better on my television.
- #9 Ohio State 41, tulsa 20
- • Ohio State survives a scare against Tulsa
- • treveyon Henderson bailed out the buckeye offense.
- • matt barnes will likely continue to call defensive plays
- • C.j. stroud is confident despite criticism and his injury
- • OHIO STATE POSTGAME • notebook • quotebook
- • PHOTOS • Five things • debriefing • social reax • three key stats