So I was just on CBSSports doing a mock fantasy draft, and it so happened that while we were chatting one of the guys said he was a Buckeye fan. My reply was obvious, so this conversation ensues (paraphrased, but mostly true to the chat log):
Buckeye: we own you
Me: actually, we own you...you have RECENTLY owned us
Buckeye: michigan hasn't beat OSU in football in over 2500 days
Me: 57-43-6...nuff said
Buckeye: most of Michigan's wins came in the 19th century anyway
I then proceeded to make fun of the fact that Michigan-OSU was played only ONCE in the 19th century (1897, the first ever game, a game Michigan won 34-0). Mr. Buckeye proceeded to leave said draft.
1. It would be a Buckeye who doesn't know the 19th century from the 20th century.
2. Hey! We were undefeated against OSU during the 19th century.
3. Really? Hahahaha...
Anyway...I wanted to hear other funny stories that people have gone through with Buckeyes. It was very amusing, so I'm assuming there are funnier out there. Feel free to share.
So I'm out here in Oregon when my father calls me and tells me about Gallaraga's perfect game bid with two outs in the ninth. I feverishly try to log on to my mlb.com account so I can listen to the end, when my dad said, "Here's a groundball ... he GOT HIM! Oh wait, no....no..."
About five minutes later, I'm on my way out the door when I check my phone and see there's a text message for me that says: "Your boys have a perfect game going against my Indians."
Thinking it's one of my good friends from Cleveland, and I simply type back "fuck me."
Then, I realize that I just texted someone whose name didn't come up in my phone; just their number. It turned out, it was a high school student of mine who I reluctantly gave my number (along with the rest of his classmates) when we were attending a national convention.
I immediately texted him to explain that this was a mistake, and that it was intended for a friend. Then I started to think about the fact that one of my 15-year-old students now has a text message from his teacher that says "fuck me" without the benefit of voice inflection.
I called my administrator, the kids parents and apologize profusely, and now I'm sure this kid will get some great mileage from my cyberfaux pas.
So not only will I remember this blown perfect game call as the day another hometown team cup-checked me; it was the day I unwittingly made an improper proposal to a student of mine.
Feel free to laugh at my expense (fuck me).
Having watched some recent MSU hockey, most notably the Championship game at the GLI and the most recent debacles, I thought it worthy to break down MSU's penalties this year to illustrate (THROUGH EXCEL!!!1!) how their penalties have gone through the year.
Bench penalties (too many players) & flops not included in penalties, clipping considered "tripping," unsportsmanlike and game misconducts, as well as grasping facemask and kneeing, considered roughing, game DQs ignored
7 boarding penalties. 5 in the past 3 games (wtf!?) and 6 in the past 6 games. 3 in one game against Miami? Come on dude.
Conboy has committed 29 penalties in 21 games. He had multiple games of 2+ (woot!) and one of those wonderful boarding penalties. Schepke, fwiw, just can't help himself (2) from doing that ("Sorry coach, they just keep falling down!)
What does this show? MSU might not be committing too many more penalties than their opponents (though you may argue they drag their opponent into scrums - see: Miami, UM). However, when 34 of your penalties are stupid scrums after the whistle (17%) and 29 (15%) are from roughing... you have a lack of self-control in your players. But when you had 2 boarding penalties all season and double that in a week? The coach has zero control.
Does anyone ever go over to the freep message boards and just release frustration on the mindless comments over there?
I know most people here are probably above it, but I've found it's a guilty pleasure for me. It's therapeutic in a way to go there and just stir the pot of idiocy.
Maybe that's just me.
Holy shit balls.....I found this preview of the Fartin' Spartan's:
Two words: the worst. Who writes this stuff? At one point the author says:
...............it almost seems like they should be in a better position than they were last season.
But, they never say why they won't be in a better position than last season. WTF? Why write this sentence?
It gets better:
The Big 12 better have their rushing defense prepared when they face the Spartans.
Say what? Are we supposed to take this preview seriously? The Big 12? Dude, WTF? Who wrote this, my mother? Holy hell this is embarrassing.
Yeah, the Intertubes.....I know.......this probably isn't surprising. But still, seriously, if you're going to write a "preview" let's not be this stupid, 'em K?