Nothing says College Football better than a sterile NFL stadium with all the home team logos draped over so they don't show, and the college teams' names hastily stenciled in the end zone with the color of the grass bleeding through.
Atlanta has all the efficiency and speed of a southern city and all the beauty/charm and warmth of a northern city.
How about Florida, Auburn, or Georgia play a road game north of the Mason Dixon line for once in their history? At least LSU and Alabama have done it a couple times.
It was the game where the T formation that has the QB taking the snap from under center was first used. Evidently the Redskins had no answer for it. It was a pivotal game in the history of football, and I felt the 2007 MNC game would be pivotal for Ohio State, which it has proven to be.
Amazon sounds like it would be the worst place to work in the world. Interesting how when the driver described how things actually are in the real world, Amazon comes back with their "Ivory Tower" explanation on how the executives say it should work in their fantasy world.
I was comparing that game to the 73-0 1940 NFL Championship game, as a game that would change the course of Ohio State's future. Maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but it did start the questioning of Jim Tressel's brilliance and ended his untouchable status.
Hmm, my worst year was when I was 44, so this seems about right.
Obviously there must be some kind of turmoil or something on the squad. Hopefully this roots it out and makes the season salvageable.
They dared freshman to drop out back in the 70's and '80s between Morrill/Lincoln tower, TA's that could barely speak understandable English, giant class sizes and difficulty getting popular courses, it was a crush of humanity back then. Of course you were guaranteed admittance to the Columbus campus just with an Ohio high school diploma so....
If you go back far enough there were only 8 games, and probably 7 of them were against decent opponents. We still probably play ~7 decent opponents most years but now there are 12 games, which means 5 or so are against teams who essentially have no chance of winning. That was all well and good when you could get into the game for $30 face value AND there were not 15 other games on HD TV every week. Now there is too much competition to draw 105K for a guaranteed win.
It's not just the losses, its the way the team looks so horrible. The way they look out there it's like the best rec league team at OSU might be able to beat them right now.
1988 was not only the worst team of the decade, but the worst team since 1950 ( Actually 1947).
The only other 3 teams with a losing record since 1950 were 1959,1966 and 2011. The 1959 team was racked with injuries in a one platoon era, the 1966 team was 4-5, with a three point loss to #1(ironically) Michigan State and a one point loss to Illinois. We all remember 2011, and that team won 6 games and was definitely better than the 1988 team. That leaves 1988 as the worst team since 1950.
You never know, Fox has stated they eventually wanted a 9:00 AM west coast start for a Big Noon game, so this may be the one.
1980 Rose Bowl- Everyone forgets this one for some reason, maybe it's my age, but this was the worst for me
1976 Rose Bowl
I remember eating subs at Scarlata and Grey's in the food court and listening to music on the second ( first if you entered on HIgh St.) floor.
Honestly, what happened to the power run formation inside the 10 yard line? I am thinking that if it is 1st and goal at the 7 or closer, you should be able to line up in an I formation and run a 1970's/1980's power run game with play action as a threat and get in the end zone 80-90% of the time. Maybe I'm old, but when we try to throw on 1st and goal and throw an incompletion, then we do it again, it drives me nuts.
Beleive me us older fans remember Bo's losses in the post season. In fact, the old joke was: Why does Bo Schembechler eat his cereal right out of the box? Because he always loses the bowl. ba dum bump...
At this point, I put Herbstreit in the same category as Beano Cook and Mark May. Any lingering benefit of the doubt or positive feeling I have regarding him is gone forever, He may as well be Bo Schembechler.
Just flipped by ESPN2 ( I know, I am just flipping ) and watched 2 min of the 2000 Orange Bowl, Ala v UM. Six reactions:
Man those shoulder pads are big
Standard Definition is a shock to the senses after watching everything in HD
MIKE DUBOSE ??was Alabama's coach, I have no recollection of that.
Michigan won this game if I remember correctly and it was not thought of as a miracle
Orange Bowl on New Years night seems correct. The way the NY6 bowls are all scrambled now kind of sucks. They all should be New Years Day, excepting the playoffs, or maybe even including the playoffs.
This game was TWENTY years ago. That doesnt make sense!
I'm watching the 2019 Rose Bowl today.
1974 Michigan State game sucked pretty bad.
I'm not sure there were "fans" in the way we know it today, just supporters of the team and the students. The average Joe in Columbus probably did not care all that much about the Rose Bowl back in 1920, especially since there were only 6 Rose Bowls played before 1920, and the game pre dated even radio, let alone TV
When a bunch of other crap in the game seems extremely suspect, you start to question EVERYTHING, especially when things happen differently than you expect them to. It is only natural that after a travesty like Saturday night's game that ANYTHING the refs touched will be questioned ESPECIALLY when they did it in a non standard way.