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Nutinpa 12th Warrior


MEMBER SINCE   July 17, 2012

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Final play of 2003 National Championship game vs. Miami
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
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Comment 06 Dec 2019

I don't buy it for a second.  

New York Giants next?   3.......2.......1.......

I can see Urbs coaching in college again.  Not the NFL. 

Comment 06 Dec 2019

I am with you to a point, bright.   Yes, same goosebumps here too -- and I am not even an OSU alum.

Yes, high 5's with strangers = fun.    I agree. 

But I can't apologize for admitting that the slow pace of the games due to commercial time outs is a drag and a serious one.  Clearly, while there is some difference of opinion in this thread, many agree.  And based on what is seen now on a national basis, we have a trend and one that I believe includes cost as a component, but not the only one. 

Comment 06 Dec 2019

I was at the "blackout" game at night vs. Sparty.   This wine-drinking older adult who breathes through his nostrils was yelling his lungs out and so were the people around me.  I thought the place was loud.  Maybe not AC- DC or Pearl Jam front row loud .....but it was loud. 

Comment 06 Dec 2019

I agree with you and flash.  Fifty years of nasty surprises and heartache will do that to you -- and for the younger crowd, I hate to disappoint you, but this is not the first dominant Ohio State Buckeye football team to ever take the field. I will say, though.....this team could be historic on many levels.  But I will feel better at midnight with a win Saturday night, no matter how close and no injuries. 

Based on some of the scoring predictions I have read this week, you would think this was a rematch with Miami of Ohio, not Wisconsin. 

Comment 06 Dec 2019

Here's why:   

You are sitting in the stadium....either sweating or freezing your ass off and the person you see more than any other that day or night is the official in the red cap and jacket that signals to the Head Referee to start the game after the commercials are over.  

Noon games stick to a pretty strict schedule.  3:30 -- and especially night games, will last 3 1/2 hours, I don't care if the score is tied at 0-0 and there hasn't been a single incomplete pass to stop the clock for the entire game.  The networks control the pace of the game and have now slowed it to a crawl much like major league baseball so that Capital One, All State and Dr. Pepper get their licks in.  

I went to the MSU game in the Shoe and the Rutgers game near my home.  And at both, I thought to myself, this is crazy.   The in-game experience now totally sucks except for celebrating big plays  (I will acknowledge the Shoe during the black out vs. Sparty was rocking).  And after you do that, you are in for nearly 3-5 minutes of commercials that drag on and ruin the experience.   

Yes, cost is a big issue, no doubt about and regardless of age group.  But the in game experience has deteriorated to a point where people have said....enough.   You want to sit in a hot stadium in September and watch OSU, Alabama or Clemson beat an opponent by 60 points, or would you rather be at home watching 3 games at one time and shooting the shit with your friends? 

Comment 06 Dec 2019

Me too.   I checked StubHub and Vivid Seats.   Neither had seats for less than $ 1 K.  

And.....shame on us!  Let's have the horse lead the cart, please!!!

Comment 05 Dec 2019

The 2016 playoff bowl game shattered the myth that if you give Urban Meyer six weeks to prepare, he can’t be beaten.   That beat down, albeit to a great Clemson team, exposed how dysfunctional his program was behind the scenes, and how the team still won in spite of it during  the season. It also introduced some whispers of people wondering, but rarely saying out loud, if Meyer’s best days as a coach were behind him. 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

I went to my daughter’s pre graduation baccalaureate in the Dean Dome.  It was pretty cool,  I’ve got to say.  Don’t ask me who I’m rooting for tonight.   Just don’t.    Okay.  Both teams.  

Comment 04 Dec 2019

Penn State had a waive of kids use the portal early this year. It was a mass exodus that had us saying they were almost a dumpster fire....and they turned out ok.  I wouldn’t read too much into this stuff.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

No surprise.  Most cf fans in the south just laugh at us.   We haven’t beaten Clemson since the Roman Empire.  LSU fans remember what they thought was a curb stomp in 2007-08 for the natty. 

Both fan bases consider us.......   “Tiger bait”.   Smug fu*ks.    Would love to stick it to them. 

Comment 04 Dec 2019

I agree, Kmp.   We are kindred spirits here and have had our hearts broken more times than we can count,,,,,,,therefore the caution.  But I agree.  If Fields, Dobbins, Young, and Myers (yes, Myers) stay healthy, I think this team can run the table.   The only team I worry about is the one we both want to beat the most:  Clemson.  

Comment 04 Dec 2019

I was there for the 2017 game on “ their side. “.    Plenty of fellow Buckeyes around me.   Great venue. Get the best seat for the value that you can.