I love how they have to keep trotting out these old Ohio guys who killed the Buckeyes in The Game. A Michigan Man who has done it is about as common as an actual wolverine in the "Wolverine State."
A close friend of mine got married during the 1997 michigan game, then threw a reception unencumbered by a single television or alcoholic beverage. Years later, when I learned this couple was divorcing, I can't exactly say I was happy about it... but it made sense.
As ticked off as the column might make some here, you know it had to kill him to pull out the pocket calculator, crunch the numbers and then have to write, "his annual players arrest average has dropped from five to two."
Yeah, pretty much. I'll be sure to whip up a little something about it in Photoshop and post it on the UM sports blog I read every morning.
Congrats, guys -- love it that you're doing this.
In 2013, when the team started 15-0 Thad had an overall winning percentage at Ohio State of .806 with five regular season and three B1G titles. They'd made it to at least the Sweet 16 in four straight years.
In the 3+ seasons since, the winning percentage has been .593 with just one NCAA tournament win.
Which is not to say they need to keep playing at an .806 pace, but the sudden, dramatic change in results is... concerning.
And Tom Herman's transformation from face to heel continues. His new personae should be firmly entrenched by the time we face off against Texas in the playoffs.
(BTW, this trend will lead to the NCAA expanding the tournament all the way to 24 teams [like the FCS] and all of us will watch the hell out of it.)
Yeah, it cracks me up that the FBS guys act like this strange new playoff thing needs to be rolled out carefully like human exploration of deep space -- yet the FCS has been doing it well for years.
The Skyline Judgement is still the funniest Skully ever.
Ridiculous, yes... And awesome. I wouldn't want to pay a ticket premium to pay for that, but I'd damn sure try it out if I had the chance.
I do not give a single damn about the pro career of D'Angelo Russell. (MY problem, not his.) He was a good player on a mediocre team during a forgettable season, and it felt like he was in Columbus for about five minutes. I wish him the best, but I'm not checking in.
On the autographs, to be fair it was a listing in Cleveland, where Cardale is from. I suspect the prices would be different in Huber Heights.
The biggest things missing from Dolo's game last year are accuracy and Devin Smith.