Some of the boycotting players, after reading the Title IX investigation report, decided that skipping the bowl game wouldn't be a good hill to die on.
It's nice and all that Zeke did this but this kind of spending is one of the reasons why so many pro athletes go bankrupt.
Devin Gardner never played a decent game wearing #98. He played like he was 98 years old in that jersey.
Hairball's a total sociopath.
There are a lot of stories about his behavior going back to his student days at scUM. Some of these stories are very dark.
I don't think that he will last 10 years in Ann Arbor.
I'm going to take exception with that "You could originally be from Michigan" comment.
I am originally from Michigan. Following my graduation from OSU, I came back to Michigan for my career. That fact doesn't mean I don't bleed Scarlet & Gray. Buckeyes come from all over.
Being from Michigan and living in Michigan is a pain when you are a Buckeye.
I'm surrounded be scUM idiots who have drank the Koolaid and are defending Harbaugh's tactics. 10+ years of losing to us will allow one to rationalize just about anything. There's no reasoning with these people.
It's sad, really.
Congratulations to all the athletes getting STEM degrees. As for the rest I say it's a good thing you got a scholarship because your post-graduation job selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door wouldn't pay off college loans if you had them.
Hahaha. Me too. I could watch that all day.
If Peppers was smart, he would have come to OSU.
Favorite Michigan win? 2001. I was sitting in the south end with my son (his first Game all-time), safe and warm with thousands of fellow Buckeyes (safety in numbers is a definite requirement in Ann Arbor). We rolled over scUM and sang the Alma Mater with Tres and the team afterwards, ending 15 years of frustration.
Worst M loss? 1995. I was there to watch an ill-prepared Buckeye squad (thanks, Coop) get trampled by Biakabutuka and literally getting a migrane headache in the process.
Hope Urban has the boys ready to go today.
My wife is a U/M grad as well but the great thing is every time Hairball is on tv she immediately changes the channel. She literally can't stand him.
Clearly Cardale spent too much time in the offseason gladhanding and kissing babies. Two games in and he hasn't looked remotely like the qb that won a NC.
By the time the Big Ten season begins, mark my words, Barrett will be starting and playing the vast majority of minutes.
...or cheat their way through like a drunken frat boy.
Sorry Dad, but "those guys" are at every university in the country.
I have two simple rules for my daughter (1) no fraternity parties (2) no dating athletes. She's heard enough bad stories about both that she agrees with me.
It isn't just Cincinnati fans, it's Cincinnati residents. I knew plenty of them from my time at OSU. They talk like they're from Kentucky (I think half the city are U/K fans) and love to talk about how they are the "Queen City".
As I recall, Marge Schott was their queen for many years :)
My h/c once told a female referee "If you hear someone scream 'fat ass' it wasn't me".
Said female referee was pretty wide...
If you have info to the contrary, please enlighten me.
What a dumbass.
Shows you the difference between being a quarterback and being a running back.
When Herbie is interviewed about his OSU roots, he'll always say that he bleeds scarlet and gray.
Too bad the wackos had to run him out of town.
I was an engineering major at OSU, so my typical "work week" was around 70-80 hours, including class attendance. I couldn't imagine having the extra load of being any kind of athlete, let alone a football player, on top of that.
Thinking back, when Tress or Cooper had early games like the VT game, the team never really improved all that much as the season wore on. I'd wager that lack of talent had a lot to do with those failures such that no amount of high-end coaching was going to make much of an impact.
That certainly conditioned my thinking for last season. However, I pretty much took a "wait and see" attitude because a loss, while frustrating, doesn't tend to make me want to jump off a bridge or anything.
The difference between then and now is talent and depth; we all see that today.
I have to hear about academic rankings from the U of M douches all the time but I found that if I remind them that Northwestern is highest ranked school in the Big 10, they start to cry :)
What? Cringe at Meyer's hiring?
Shit, I pranced around the house for two weeks acting like I'd won the lottery. My wife was almost ready to have me committed.
Urban did his job in 2007 and did it better than Tress. Can't hate him for that.
As for turning off games too early, I did the same for the Purdue game in 2012. Less than a minute to go, I threw in the towel and went for a vigorous bike ride to blow off some steam. Come home, turn on ESPN and there's Urban talking about celebrating with the team and I think "celebrate what?". I had missed one of the greatest comebacks in Buckeye football history. Never did that again....
There is a real possibility that Braxton never throws a football in a game again. His shoulder injury was severe enough that I don't see any of the top programs mentioned in the rumors (Oregon, and Florida State being the most prominent) taking a chance on him.
These topics are drawn from the MGOBLOG forum and comments to articles in the Detroit Free Press, written by the nutty Walmart Wolverines and some of the more radical alum. None of the MGOBLOG contributors have engaged in such fantasies.
I forgot to mention my other favorite rationalization, "we were tied with OSU with 5 minutes to play and last year we lost by only one point, so we're real close to them".
Best game poster ever!
Don't forget Eli Apple. He held up well against Cooper. The future looks bright for that young man.