Hey DJ, trying not to be spoilery, but what you say about the Star Wars link is actually opposite from what the article is saying? unless I misread something? or saw a different movie...
my assumption was that he meant bigotry against #teens, just another poke in an ongoing distain for all things #teen
great idea! here's the info page for Nationwide Children's Hospital in cbus, if anyone is interested. You can either buy toys/gifts from their suggested list and drop them off at the hospital, make an online purchase from their Wish List, or make a $ donation.
your local hospital probably has something similar as well
when I started to read the article my first reaction was "protection from what weather?!" because bad football weather to me means snow ... but then I remembered Texas august...and I had just managed for forget about it again...and now I cant escape the memories! the horror!
But Barrett has remarkably stayed healthy throughout the duration of the 2016 season ...
dammit Eric you've jinxed us! everyone turn around 3 times and spit!
In all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised if JT puts up a record breaking performance against Clemson, just to make up for missing the 2014 CFP
And then, 16 notches above it, is dropping a 1,500-word column without the using the letter M
I honestly didn't believe you at first and had to go back and carefully reread the whole thing twice through. I am humbled and amazed. Stunning.
pretty sure the student section has been singing it on the way out of the stadium after every single game. I posted a video of it coming out of the Indiana game and a non-OSU friend commented "but didn't you guys play Indiana today?" I kinda love that it confuses everyone else...
great write-up even though you missed my favorite basement bar, Zeno's! can be found under the striped awning between The Corner Room and Pickles, follow the outside steps down to the basement. Its small and crowded, feels like a classic dive bar but with a great beer selection, and the undergrads tend to avoid it (which is a plus in my book)
minor tweaks here and there are inevitable and can be dealt with.
more modern, not black
THAT'S the part that concerns me. If they put TBDBITL in scarlet or gray or white or anything other than crisp dress blues I'm starting a riot
that was exactly my thought
if a good amount of rain is expected be wary about where you park and what your car can handle. the tailgating fields are literally fields which can get pretty muddy if you are following hundreds of other cars out and there are some particularly bad low spots. just a heads up
there is one of the recent threads on a Happy Valley road trip
that doesn't really jive with their plan to return it to a "more natural" state though...
well technically it was only sanctioned the last couple years when they tried to regulate it by enforcing wristbands. Before that it was "highly discouraged" but nothing was actually enforced, they just turned a blind eye. probably an even worse choice, honestly
that would be SO MUCH MORE dangerous! we thought Mirror Lake was gross? The "Old 'n tangy" is disgusting. and filled with all kinds of junk lining the bottom
in light of what happened last year, you can bet they will find a way to keep the jump shut down next year and following years as well.
however, from the perspective of tradition, this is somewhat ominous timing. the modern Mirror Lake jump started in the late 90s (pretty sure? someone correct if I'm wrong) closely followed by a decade and a half dominance of TTUN. This year, as the jump is shut down for good, Michigan looks to be finally approaching something resembling their former strength...
if I were a superstitious undergrad I would be working real hard on a replacement tradition
yikes, I even made myself nervous just typing that up
I noticed that too and wondered at the difference. I couldn't tell if it was throwing them off because they were relying on verbal cues much more than other teams that come to the Shoe, if they were mentally thrown off their focus by the hostile environment, or if the crowd really was that much louder than in the past...probably some combination of all of that? I did notice their QB looking to the sidelines repeatedly as the 3rd down crowd noise really got going, I wonder if there was some dropped communication there?
For what its worth, I was in south stands next to Block O and the from that perspective the crowd noise specifically on Indiana 3rd downs was the loudest I remember from any game I've been to except for 2006 Michigan and 2012 Michigan
- avoid coming from the south up 322, absolute worst traffic. Avoid Atherton St as much as possible too. coming along 80 and down 99 is probably the best option to get to the tailgate fields but it will still be bad
- the tailgating lots are nice if you can get in early. traffic before and after the game is the biggest problem. its horrendous.
- go for Meyer Dairy on South Atherton over The Creamery, its better ice cream (shhh, don't tell them that) and isn't mobbed by PSU alum
- if you're not familiar with Pennsylvania alcohol laws - you have to buy beer from a bottle shop (a few bars downtown have them, including Zeno's) or a "distributor" and wine and liquor from a wine and liquor shop. no alcohol at gas stations or grocery store (Wegman's does have a beer store included with a separate check-out). There's a beer store and wine/liquor store right next to each other on the south end of town - 258 W Hamilton Ave
- bars/restaurants with a slightly older crowd (ie fewer undergrads) but still in downtown: Zeno's, Rathskellar, Allen Street Grill, Sharkies, The Deli, Darkhorse Tavern
- good bars/restaurants outside of downtown - Westside Stadium, Champs (the one on N Atherton), Otto's, American Ale House, Faccia Luna
- absolutely avoid unless you are a wasted 19-yr old - The Phyrst, Mad Mex
lastly and most importantly - there is a Buckeye tree on PSU campus that should be dropping buckeyes right about gameday and most people there have no idea that its there and don't recognize the buckeyes. its kind of fun to collect from the enemy's yard. Its on E Pollock Rd at the south corner of Davey Lab, straight in from the fire hydrant on the street
Zeno's shout-out!!! +1000
lol yes they would. not tons of people but some. every version of The Game I've been to there have been people who leave early except for 2006. fewer than other games, sure. 8pm is just an absurd start time for The Game for a handful of reasons
I don't mind noon games because I just move my tailgating to after the game. Although I also don't need to be trashed to be hyped up through an entire game. Granted, post-game tailgating is only fun when the Bucks win but you know, they've been pretty good about that lately (*knock on wood). But an entire evening to enjoy the win, keep the party going, and maybe tune into another rivalry (little r) game or 2? yep, sounds good to me!
I'm not sure I agree about the advantage. Its Rivalry weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, last regular season game, HUGE historic rivalry between huge historic programs...if anything an earlier start gives it less TV competition on one of the biggest football weekends of the year. Plus an earlier start makes for a better at-game experience for fans/recruits. It is november in Ohio afterall. And when both programs are highly ranked I really doubt that kickoff time is going to keep that many people from tuning in.
8pm at the end of November is WAY too brutal weather-wise. It will have been dark for over 3 hours before kickoff! No way. Sure you'd get the TV ratings but for a game with this many alum in town you'd also have plenty of people leaving early trying to drive home before 1am, people leaving because it is too cold/windy (especially in C deck). Personally I dread the day that they turn The Game into a night game because it will mean that TV ratings and commercial revenue have finally won out over fan experience for good.
I'll take a 3:30 start though, getting the 2nd half under the lights is a nice compromise