Skull Session: Seniors Go Through Senior Tackle, Bob Ufer's Iconic 1973 Call Was Insane, and Torrance Gibson Returns to Football

By Kevin Harrish on November 26, 2021 at 4:59 am
We're clashing with Michigan in today's skull session.

One. More. Sleep.

Word of the Day: Repugnant.

 SENIOR TACKLE. With all the incredible Ohio State traditions, I feel like Senior Tackle kinda gets lost in the fold. But it's truly a vintage kind of great.

For those of you needing an explainer...

On Thursday, we got this year's edition.

I know damn well y'all are going to read way too far into this photo anyway, so I'll give you the highlights: it appears Taron Vincent participated despite not participating in Senior Day. Read into that however you'd like.

On the other hand, Demario McCall apparently did not participate, despite participating in Senior Day (and also being in his sixth year of eligibility). I guess it's safe to assume he'll be back for year seven!

 ABSOLUTE INSANITY. I've always known about the iconic 1973 M Club banner incident, but I never fully appreciated the gloriously psychotic commentary from Michigan radio announcer Bob Ufer until I wrote about it this week.

I mean. Just listen.

"And they're tearing down Michigan's coveted M Club banner! They will meet a dastardly fate here for that! There isn't a Michigan man in the stadium who wouldn't like to go out and scalp those Buckeyes right now! They had the audacity – the unmitigated gal – to tear down the coveted M that Michigan is going to run out from under!"

Getting mad is fine, but based on that reaction, you would have thought the Buckeyes were decapitating Bo Schembechler at midfield.

My favorite part is just how quickly he flips the switch from complete professionalism to absolutely apoplectic fanatic. It's almost like the most carnal, primitive part of him was activated at that moment, overriding his vain efforts to suppress his most true, Buckeye-loathing self.

And that's what makes this rivalry so great – everyone has that hate deep down (to varying degrees, to be clear).

Everything’s fine and good until the bad team disrespects you, then without even fully realizing it, suddenly you're casually suggesting that loosely affiliated strangers brutally murder college students with a knife.

God bless this glorious sport.

 YOUR NEW FAVORITE IFL TEAM. Just a few weeks ago, I tried to figure out what the hell Torrance Gibson was up to these days and came up with absolutely nothing.

But yesterday, the universe delivered.

In all seriousness, I fully expect him to tear this league apart and if I get the chance, I will absolutely tune in for a game.

Hell, I might even buy a jersey.

 SONG OF THE DAY. B.O.B by Outkast.

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