Penn State is not a rival. Penn State will never be a rival.
Logged in for the first time in about three or so years (I think) because I've got a lot of problems with you people.
I strongly, strongly abhor a significant portion of the Ohio State fan base. First, are the idiots who make all of us look bad by being complete pricks when it's uncalled for. See a kid wearing a Michigan shirt in the mall on a mid-May Tuesday and just start going on in him because you're a real fan? GTFO.
The people on here who post a forum topic with 'nice' or 'great' article which happens to speak to Ohio State glowingly, but then turn around and say 'ESECPN is out to get us again' when posting another topic that shows the Buckeyes in a bad light...grow up. If you want to post an article that touches on Ohio State, then just say 'article about Ohio State'.
The people in the Shoe who are a thousand years old and can't be bothered to get loud on 3rd or 4th and inches in the biggest game of the year and actively tell those around them to sit down and quiet down? Get out of the stadium and stay plastered to your plastic wrapped couch if you can't root for your team.
Those that are so obsessed with the band...just ugh. Nobody pays the exorbitant ticket prices to go and listen to/watch the band. The band, while great, is merely an add on to the main event. The forum topic on here last week or the week before when someone wanted the bands added to the next NCAA video game? C'mon. You know as well as literally everyone else you might watch it once and then skip right on through to the actual game.
To the people who claim Urban and now Ryan need to focus more on recruiting Ohio kids? Clearly the reason Clemson and Alabama are running college football is because they've got the rosters stocked with Ohio kids. The bluest of blue bloods (the aforementioned Clemson and Alabama, and Ohio State and Oklahoma) take the best of the best regardless of where they come from. If that's from Ohio, then cool. If not, don't care.
And lastly, the people who spent yesterday commenting on the article about All-Tressel team vs. All-Urban team and saying Tressel would win? Open your eyes. You can claim recency bias all you want, but nostalgia is clearly clouding your vision. There was a fairly seismic shift in football around 2010 which rendered most of the All-Tressel team grossly outdated. Hawk, Carpenter, and Wilhelm were great LBs for their time, but they'd be gassed after the first quarter against the All-Urban team. We actually saw exactly that scenario play out in 2006.
I otherwise am relatively fine with the school and football team so guess that's all I've got. Signing off for another several years.