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Comment 29 Jan 2019
I actually logged in to make a similar comment....but mine actually happened. I went to college in Chicago and we had a day that hit -70 with the windchill (or so they said, who can really tell at that point). It was '94 or '95. But they didn't cancel classes. It was insanity. And this is in no small part why I live in California now, where at the time of writing it's sunny and 59.
Comment 09 Jan 2019
Unpopular take coming here. I have no doubt that Meyer's health issue is very real and played a big part in his retirement. But I think the offseason drama and his poor treatment from the OSU administration (perceived or real) had a lot to do with it. Many on this site predicted that this was going to be Meyer's last year simply by watching his body language during the press conference this summer. No one said anything about any headaches then. And now here we are. I believe Meyer's health was the perfect pretext for him to leave OSU gracefully and graciously. That doesn't mean he wasn't really suffering from headaches and needed to get away from football. But I'm not at all convinced that Meyer will never coach again. In fact, if the Zach Smith fiasco never happens, Meyer is still our coach today. So, i will not be remotely surprised if Meyer is coaching again in 2020 or whenever. And I won't hold it against him. He's entitled to do whatever the hell he wants with whatever team he wants (with the exception of TTUN).
Comment 05 Jan 2019

Where did you buy tix? I'm looking at stubhub and see that I can get into the stadium for less than $140 right now.  I'm betting I can scalp a ticket for less than $100 at the stadium.  We're it not for the rain in the forecast, I probably already would have bought a ticket just to say that I was there. These ticket prices have to have the CFP committee worried. It's not a good look when the top two undefeated teams in the country are generating this little interest. And I couldn't be happier about it.

Comment 03 Jan 2019
Look, I get it. John Holmes was not a perfect man. But he had a very And this kid has a very rare talent. Both may have used their talents in unfortunate ways but they should still be proud of what they can do. That's all I'm saying.
Comment 03 Jan 2019

If I had the athletic ability to smash my face into a backboard whilst leaping through the air, I would gladly do so. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of here.  I suppose next you're going to tell me that John Holmes should be embarrassed as well?

Comment 02 Jan 2019

I've been to the Rose Bowl three times, including yesterday.  All three times I've parked in neighborhoods on the street (where it was allowed) and walked to the stadium.  I've never had to walk more than a mile and it's usually uphill for at least some of it.  But based on what you described, I think that's probably the right call.  Sorry it was such a sucky experience but is sounds like everything else went well for you. And for anyone who missed it, go to the Rose Bowl if and when you can.  It really is a great atmosphere.

Comment 02 Jan 2019
To echo Tajikey's point, the stadium was much closer to 50-50 than the OP suggests. My seats were on the Washington side and from my vantage everything from the Ohio State end zone to the beginning of the Washington end zone was overwhelmingly scarlet. The rest was overwhelmingly purple. I've been to a number of bowl games and this was the first time the numbers were not vastly in our favor. As for the noise, I sat in near silence for three quarters. It wasn't until the 4th quarter that things changed and that's because they had something to cheer about. We did not. Tajikey, how was the parade? Did you guys freeze your tails off?
Comment 31 Dec 2018

That’s Tajikey’s problem now.

Actually I think the seats are number oddly beause of the aisles. Tajikey will find out soon enough I suppose and can report back if I ended up putting some creepy dude in the middle of his family.

Comment 30 Dec 2018

I’m certain I DM’d a Mod a few months ago but maybe that’s something you can only do with Mods. Anyway, you can email me to my spam account and we can take it from there.  Thanks.

Comment 30 Dec 2018
I thought there was a way to direct message but I don't see it right now. I'm out and about right now but will take a closer look later. I think the best bet will be for me to leave the tickets at the front desk of my hotel in Downey, which isnt far from Anaheim but could be a pain if traffic is bad. Whatever the case, we'll get it sorted out later.
Comment 29 Dec 2018

Posted the same sentiment in the Skully this morning. Someone questioned whether they should root for or against ND today.  I said against. My thought was that ND getting embarrassed today was the best possible outcome for the B10, and mostly the Buckeyes. The shine of ND wore off long ago but every time they show even a hint of being good, everyone gets excited and stupid things happen, like them getting ranked high and the committee putting them in the playoff.  This stink will linger, just like the stink of us and MSU getting shut out in the B10’s last two playoff appearances. Welcome to the party ND. You no longer get the benefit of the doubt.

Comment 29 Dec 2018

Does anyone else feel bad watching this gif? Makes me sad a little. Would feel much less bad if that were a baby wolverine. Does anyone have that gif?

Comment 29 Dec 2018

Holy shit does DJ tweet a lot. But most of his twitter reads like his Skullys. Random shit about the Buckeyes and Browns along with a few interesting WMDs here and there. I’m not knocking it. Just pointing out that DJ is still very much DJ.

Comment 29 Dec 2018

Can someone please convince me why I shouldn’t break from my usual never-root-for-ND-unless-they’re-playing-Fichigan mentality?

You should definitely continue to root against ND in this game. I’ve mentioned this before many times, but I simply don’t think ND belongs in the playoffs. Not because they don’t have a conference championship, but because they just aren’t that good. I think Ohio State would put a TTUN type beating on them 9 times out 10. And that’s exactly what I think they are, a TTUN type team. They handle lesser opponents easily but they just don’t recruit at an elite level to keep up with teams that recruit at an elite level, like Clemson. ND getting embarrassed today will help remind future CFP committees why they don’t get a pass into the final 4 simply because of their once relevant  history. The B10 has been left out the last two years in part because of blow out losses to Iowa and Purdue, but also because Ohio State and MSU got humiliated the last two times the B10 was represented in the playoff. ND will get the same treatment if they go shit the bed today.  And then that’s one less variable the B10 needs to worry about come future playoff selections.

All that said, if ND wins today or at least looks good and keeps it competitive, I will feel a lot less bad about not making the playoff. If they can show that they belong on this stage, then I can’t really make a strong argument over why Ohio State deserved it more.

Comment 26 Dec 2018

I was there to watch Pryor and Germaine in person.  Will be doing the same for Haskins next week and taking the entire family with me this time.  Will be the first Ohio State game for my wife and two daughters, but my boy has been to two other games with me.  Here's to hoping I can keep my personal Rose Bowl win streek going and that after next week, we can add Haskins to the list of all-time Rose Bowl performances.