The United price is a decent price. Flew to Lincoln 2 years ago. Prices really increased as game day approached. From Columbus to Lincoln, the cheapest prices were in the $700 range--and that was the "cheap" category. I booked my flight for this years game in January, and it was in the $400 range as is this flight. The real sticker shock is the hotel prices. Lincoln is a small town. But, there are some really nice hotels within a short walking distance to the stadium. These are going for around $500 a night! And some are sold out right now. If you are looking for the cheapest way to spend the weekend in Lincoln, my advice is to book a flight to Omaha, get a car there, find a much cheaper hotel, and drive the 60 miles or so to Lincoln. Then park your car in one of the parking garages downtown and walk the short distance to the stadium. Even if you could buy a stadium parking permit, it would be a parking nightmare around the stadium. But, if you can afford the trip and have never been there, by all means go to Lincoln. If you are wearing OSU outfits, lots of folks will verbally welcome you to Lincoln and some will actually wish you luck in the game. Hell, I was walking to the stadium 2 years ago, and someone invited me to their tailgate! Very nice people there! GO BUCKS!
Going to turn this around some. I do see a big possible upset in the OSU schedule. Michigan is currently a 3-point favorite over the Bucks in Ann Arbor. So, I will take the points and watch them go down in flames again. GO BUCKS!
This will be my third time going to Lincoln. You will be in for a treat. The Nebraska fans are extremely nice to visitors. They will openly welcome you to Lincoln and it is a sincere welcome--not a fake welcome. Make no mistake about it, they live and die with the Huskers. But, they respect the visitors as well Just waking down the street wearing OSU garb, they will openly start a conversation with you. Hell, two years ago, while walking to the stadium, I had a group of Huskers fans invite me to their tailgate. And the year we lost out there when Braxton got hurt, the fans were not looking to rub it in. Two different groups came up to me and told me how great that freshman quarterback was. And they did not even mention their win. Enjoy your experience in Lincoln!
I have 2 degrees from OSU and worked in Cincinnati my entire life after school.. I really do not think it is a hate OSU situation down here. What I think it is a "wannabe" situation. UC wants to be like Kentucky in basketball. But, they are not. UC wants to be like OSU in football--but they are not even close. Yes, this game is their Playoff, Super Bowl, and everything. But, wishing is not going to win this game for them. And we are not Temple, SMU, Navy, and all of the other teams they play in that league they are in, It should be a test for OSU. But, really, I am more concerned about the next game at Indiana than UC. That is a league game in a place we have escaped the last few times there. GO BUCKS!
Let's give Ryan Day some credit as a coach right now. If you remember, he WAS the head coach the first 3 games last year. In the TCU game it was a very close affair in the third quarter and then the Bucks scored like 19 points in about 6 minutes. The play calling was excellent. The Bucks mixed the pass with the run and blew the Horned Frogs away in a short period of time. That was probably a combined effort by all the coaches. But, if that was a test for Ryan Day's ability to coach, he passed it with flying colors. I think we are all going to be happy that he is our coach! GO BUCKS!
A "trap" game at the Shoe? You have to be kidding me! Remember Luke went 6-7 in his one year of coaching the Buckeyes. That is not a resume that stands out especially when the university was looking for a replacement for a coach like Urban Meyer. I realize that Luke gave Michigan all they wanted at Ann Arbor his first year. And I am sure Coach Day will bring that up as well. The Buckeyes need a tough game from UC. The other 2 non-conference opponents are terrible. I like the Bucks by three touchdowns over the Bearcats. GO BUCKS!
Urban will be successful at anything he does! Why? Because he is UFM and nobody can match him. GO BUCKS! and for the Coach--GO URBAN!
Nugent--great Buckeye kicker ---Also great Bengal kicker. A word about Wino---Coach Bill is no "mirage" . He will kick your freaking ass if you start any crap in New England!
Nugent--great Buckeye kicker and also great Bengals kicker. A word to Wino--Coach Bill is no "mirage"---he will kick your freaking ass if you start any crap in New England!
Since this game is in the Big 10--ACC challenge and played in the Dean Dome, the refs will probably be from the Big Ten. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing. But, we should get a fair shake anyway.
As the expression goes--"If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best." GO BUCKS!
It is a case of money. If he is happy with what he might receive, he should consider going now. The kid is a player! But the step up is big and sometimes a very long process. Good luck either way!
If Warren wants to make a huge impression on Buckeye and other Big Ten fans, he better have a decent playoff plan to present to the Committee and fight like hell for change. It is a damn shame that both the Big Ten and Pac 10 have been left out of the playoffs the last two years. Obviously, as it stands now, one Power 5 conference will be left out anyway because there are only 4 slots for 5 power conferences. But, just a simple change to 6 teams would allow the 5 Power Conferences to be represented and one slot left for the 6th most qualified team. Jumbo Jim seemed like he was not willing to go that extra mile for HIS conference. Maybe, change will straighten this out! GO BUCKS!
I agree with you that the Reds are better this year. But, they tease us to death. After playing a decent game Friday, they come back Saturday and leave 9--count them 9 runners in scoring position in the first 5 innings. Yesterday, they were facing Superman! The guy had 15 K's and threw 125 pitches in the game as well--just a filthy performance.
Being in Cincinnati, I go to lots of Reds games during the summer. If they play decent and win, that brings some excitement to the summer. And if they lose in typical Reds fashion, then you can just lean back and say "Thank God I am a Buckeye"! and that helps create the anticipation towards the fall. GO BUCKS!
The thing I found interesting about this was that the Michigan Athletic Dept.that suspended this kid. The only quote from Crazy Jimmy laid the "blame" squarely on the Athletic Dept. and he absolutely refused to take any of the blame---as if he was completely unaware of what was going on. The charge was academic fraud which means the player was paying someone to go the class, take exams, etc. Maybe Crazy Jimmy learned that the U of M is a great university and not just a football factory for whatever he wants or needs. We all should be happy that we have and have had coaches that don't stoop to the level that Harbaugh does. This is strictly on him. The university did what was necessary. GO BUCKS!
Picking Michigan by 3.5 is really saying that they give them that edge because of home field. So, a 3.5 underdog is like telling us that is basically a pick game. I would like some of these guys who make them a favorite explain how they are going to replace the defensive players they lost last year. The first two rounds of the NFL draft were filled with Michigan defensive players this year. And they deserved to be picked. But you know, these guys are not walking in the door next year. That is a big hole in that defense. Believe nothing this time of the year. The entire Big Ten East and the entire Big Ten West are all undefeated and tied for first today.. GO BUCKS!
Think about this and UFM. I was at the Maryland game and I did not see how many times he rubbed his head during the game. But, I watched the replay of the game and I really felt sorry for him. I had a physical the next week with my physician and he is an Ohio State grad. I asked him to enlighten me on Urban's cyst problem. In short he said that he already had one operation for the cyst and he could never have another one because he just might turn into a vegetable. And I am sure that he knew that as well. His only hope to relieve the problem was to eliminate the stress. So, all of you people who believe that he is headed to USC or Notre Dame the first chance he gets, think again guys. Life is more important than any job. Long live Urban--greatest coach in the history of the Buckeyes! GO BUCKS!
Like another poster, I have interest in the Big Ten baseball tournament because the Bucks are at least giving it a good effort and representing Buckeye Nation very nicely. Baseball is a hard game to predict. All the top four seeds lost to the bottom 4 seeds. And in case you missed the highlights the other night, LSU played a game that was over at 4:07 am! GO BUCKS!
I am an old timer. But, I got to see Jerry Lucas play a few games at Middletown High School. He was just awesome!
I don't know why anybody would download for that answer. I did go back and finished the post with a title. I have been on here for about 5 years or so and I never attempted to post anything. So, I am learning and I do appreciate the advice about adding more to the title. I just thought it was odd that Nick suffered another injury to the leg area and nobody on here wrote anything about it. GO BUCKS!
That sounds like total mirage to me. Next rowing season---our revenge on them
I hope Michigan is undefeated when we smash them in November! Michigan had a great defense last year. But, they lost a great number of players off that defense. And by the draft results, the NFL thought pretty high about those defensive guys. Who replaces that many great defensive players and never feels the effects? Nobody. Their offense was decent. But, the line was horrible against both the Bucks and Florida. Patterson is a good quarterback--not great. The receivers are good when healthy. So, let the Michigan hype begin. And without doubt that 62 we laid on them last year was a mirage--right Chase Vinovich? GO BUCKS!
Off season! Off season! Urban said he dreaded his phone ringing either late at night or very early in the morning during the off season. Things just happen during the off season to players then. As far as we know, Zeke has always been a model citizen in Columbus and Dallas. Am I disappointed---yes! Am I surprised--No!
Love or hate Michigan, John Belein is going to be a tough man to replace. He did a great job there. He is a gentleman and refuses to degrade the opponent. I remember a Big Ten semi-final game in Indy a few years ago--Michigan vs, Ohio State. Both teams were very good and we beat the living hell out of them. His comment--"That is one of the best basketball teams I have ever seen." That is pure class from a Michigan coach who knows all too well what that rivalry is all about. GO BUCKS!