Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Hello to all Chicago area MGoBloggers. I am hosting a watch party for the MSU game with some friends of mine, and I wanted to extend an open invitation to those that may not have seen it discussed in this thread here on the boards a few weeks ago (LINK). I do not want to publish my address in a public forum so if you are interested in coming, you can either reach out to me on Twitter (@MikeCohodes) or on gmail[email protected] I live in Gilberts, which is a burb out northwest, about 15 miles west of Schaumburg off of I-90. Significant others and or kids are welcome. Please reach out to me if you are interested in coming and I'll give you my address. I already had an RSVP yes from Bronco648 and interest from StephenRKass (though Stephen you still need to email me for the address).
If you come, you'll be able to watch the game in HD on this (for size comparison my son is 40" tall):
EDIT: Depending on the start time for Game 1 of the NLCS, the party might be extended to include watching that game as well. We do have plans late Saturday night though, so it all depends on the start time. Might also be able to figure out the Picture in Picture mode also and do both at once if there's overlap. Go Cubs!
"Oh how I hate Ohio State"
It's a phrase I often hear tossed around this time of year, nicely summarizing the animosity felt between the two institutions. We've all know the history...
The battles between Bo and Woody,
the fiercly fought games,
the great victories
and the agonizing defeats.
Along with the long history behind it, The Game often has an intense personal importance for fans. But why do you hate Ohio State? Is there any instance that you can (Hoke) point to and say "This is the moment where I went from disliking That School in Ohio to hating them"? Or, is it a culmination of years of cheering for Michigan that have built up a steady distaste for that School down south?
For me, my dislike for Ohio elevated itself in 2005, and transformed into emnity in 2006. I was a sophomore in high school during Michigan's great 2006 campaign. I had been a big Michigan fan for my whole life, but I was still young and not as invested in the rivalry as I am now. The hype for the Michigan-Ohio game that year was huge. I was watching ESPN non-stop for days, absorbing every bit of information on The Game of The Century that I could. Then, the unthinkable occured. Bo, the hero of the Maize and Blue faithful and the patron saint of Michigan football, passed away. It was heartbreaking. Despite the fact I was too young to have seen a game by him I still looked up to him, he was a man who displayed every quality that (to use a much maligned cliché) a Michigan Man should, and thus he was a personal hero of mine.
The hype surrounding the game along with Bo's death put an immense importance in my mind. We had to win it. We had to win it for Bo. We had to win it because Ohio State had beaten us two years in a row (a streak, which now seems gloomily quaint). We had to win it to play for the national championship.
Unforetunately, in sports not everything goes your way (even for Michigan fans), and we ended up losing a close game. I was angry at everything: Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Jr., the turf, the refs, even Shawn Crable. How could we lose? This was Michigan! We had such a great season, everything seemed to work in our favor until then. In school I had to face numerous jeers from my Sparty classmates and looks of gloom from my fellow Wolverines, and I knew why. Ohio State. It was their fault. It was at that time that my dislike for that southern school crystallized into the hate that so many of us feel. And I began to hate Ohio State.
So here we are, five years later, facing a battered Ohio State team. Michigan, on the other hand, is resurgant with our best record since that fateful 2006 season. I cannot help but think gleefully of the great oppertunity that we have to exact revenge on Ohio State.
So as we approach this most anticipated of annual meetings, I wanted to hear the rest of the MGoUsers stories. Why do you hate Ohio State? And what does this rivalry mean to you?
[Note: I know this is long post for a Board, and the mods can move it over to the diaries section if they see fit, but I put it on the board because I wanted to a discussion going, and I thought this would be the best way to start that.]
America's fav. commentator Kirk herbstreit jus said on CFL "Mike Martin and Jeff Van Bergen really need to step up on the DL this week". Just thought that was funny, but on to business. After NU, our defense is still only giving up 12.5 points and we already have forced 17 TO (19 all last year), but I know that we haven't faced MSU yet. I think Mattison is going to hit Cousins early and it will affect him the rest of the game (a couple TOs). I say 20 pts How many do you think we give up to Lil Bro?
Also, who do you think steps up this week?? I think Mark Martin gets to Cousins and Countless steps up again....oops!
Very interesting write up on the historical source and origin of MSU hatred and resentment of the Wolverines.
Henry Tappan may have been a royal bastard back in the day. Maybe there were a lot of powerful oligarchs hell bent on choking the life out of any rival institutions in the state. But in the end it does read like the perspective of one with a massive, untreatable inferiority complex.
Oh well. If anything I'm sort of glad they got their shit together and called it "Michigan State University". The Michigan A&M Spartans would have sucked.
Well, here we are. The night before the biggest game of the season. The outlook does not bode well for us. The hell with outlooks and the hell with osu. Let's build the most hate for them in one post that the negative energy travels to Columbus to see Justin Boren curl up into the fetus position and Terrell Pryor learns math.
Friday night. This will be our little bonfire pep rally.
The way osu students receive their degrees:
Now let it rip boys and girls....
Annual "OSU Destruction" Hate Week pic for anyone that wants to add some hate to their internet identity
As has become my custom the last few years, I have used powerful digital imaging technology for the forces of good and fashioned some glorified OSU gore for folks to use as their facebook images (or whatever) during Hate Week.
Previous Hate Week pics: