Just got my first "O-H-I-O" text from my Columbus-raised brother-in-law. Please, please, please win this f'ing game.
The Game Open Thread
Just finished 3 and Out this morning, watched the UM/OSU doc on HBO last night, and kicked the wife and inllaws out of the house for the next four hours. Go Blue, go seniors, and BEAT OHIO!
I hate these people....
I am TDY at Ft Lee in VA, and my family came to visit me for Thanksgiving (from Grand Rapids). We went to Colonial Williamsburg to spend time together and see the sights. We were minding our own business in a museum (with my M gear on) and some jack wad says "I HATE Michigan..." I turned to look and saw an old guy with a Buckeye hat on and he was dead serious. I just replied "stay classy" If my family was not with me worse would be said.
It's about time to shut these ass clowns up. GO BLUE!
Time to deliver, Hokeamania.
The lifetime series is at 19-19-2 in my lifetime.
For most of my life UM has been either dominant over or even with Ohio.
I had to taste divorce before I could experience true love.
I had to have a child with a painful genetic disorder before I could enjoy the health of my other children.
I had to go through 7 years of Ohio buying the rivalry so that I could enjoy the coming Michigan dominance.
Bring on the Game!
Nice intro, but needs more Keith.
No mistakes early and we'll be fine. Go blue!
Not much Red in those stands!!!!
Man sure is a lot of Buckeye faithful there, what up with dat?
What? There is like an 1/8th of what was here 2 years ago.
but there's still a lot of scarlet out there
Come on Blue! I just stayed home by myself so I could watch this free of Sparty in-laws! I would prefer a complete Michigan domination smackdown so I don't have to get nervous. Thank you Blue, thank you seniors, thank you Hoke.
That flyover was about as timely as Jim Tressel notifying compliance of NCAA violations. #zing
45-10, good guys!
Come on defense.
Also, Bollman being complimented on TV. :|
What the hell man
Something went wrong with the coverage there.
Captain obvious to the rescue!!
When you drive by a construction site do you say to those in your car, "They're building something there!"
let's not make Fickell look like a genius...
Just have to keep reminding myself:
it's early. it's early...
that was the worse case scenario. No need to panic, though.
Well, that was the one TD pass from Miller based on broken coverage. Let's hope that is it.
Kenny Demens surging like a torpedo!
Denard Robinson rewls.
he's gone, TD Michigan!!!
We Eatin' B!!!
Wasn't Brian pointing out that Denard hasn't been keeping on that read option and he should?
Lil B is the shit. So many football players rep his dances now.
That's going to affect...well, yes it already has...
RVB's a bad man!!! GO BLUE!!
Disastrous penalty sequence for OSU
Countess is a young stud
WHY GARDNER...Denard is rolling, as the announcers say, why???
perhaps they want Devin to feel as part of the offense...or perhaps it's to set up this play to Vincent. Either way, Devin has a little bit of experience, less of a risk than he was earlier in the year...
Going for it on 4th down
Pick up that yard
Let that boy Denard eat!
Ummm... yes please!
Tears of joy are starting to well up. I'll stand tough but I'm not making any promises.
last 16 points . . . we are rolling. let's tear it up blue!!
Ohio is now 1-4 on 3rd downs.
I wanted to see the defense kick a** as much as I want to see TD's; there's a three and out! Let's keep turning the screws!
a turnover there would of been points for the Buckeyes for sure...
lol at the announcers not knowing what cooking was
I couldn't help but notice the dirt and grass, I miss that....that dreariness, the cold; I hear today it may get into the 60's
More DAVE please Bollman!
damn that sucked
this could get a little interesting, them pushing on our D like that...
Our team is HUNGRY today!
What is Spielman saying that people are pissed? He is a douche, but I have no volume and can't figure out what he is saying
lol Miller can't throw.
between the Buckeyes winning and them losing; I don't see him being a running threat enough for them to win the game. Unless he gets lucky with some more bombs, I think it's going to be a long day for them...
God damn it Denard.
Going on by ohio
Our edges still suck.
Talk me down.
Anyone got advice on getting the liveblog to run on a Kindle Fire?
God fucking damn it
If that kid could throw they'd be destroying us.
Borges has cursed us with his useless Devin-feature plays.
We needed that bad.
Get up on these bastards. Go Blue!
nice play, Coach Borgess!
Shoelace is showing good patience
Psychologically, to go in at half with a lead after a TD is going to be huge for us.
I know that's right, I'm feeling better the closer we get to this score...
Dernard, GREAT read on that!
Let's play some defense! Lead at half would be nice
Someone up in the booth better make the right call...
Nice call Hoke
I have this sick feeling like we should be up by two scores and that failure to limit our mistakes is gonna haunt us
CALL HOLDING ALREADY
Secondary looks like last year today. Just brutal.
Ohio does a lot of holding
Not only are we making this kid look unreal, why would Woolfolk be covering Posey 1-on-1? Must have been a blown coverage.
It was a zone that looked like Cover 2 so no one was covering Posey as he was in Woolfolk's zone.
This is why I hate zone when you don't bring pressure as there are always holes, it just takes time for the QBs to find them.
Miller might not be the best thrower, but he's better than Denard, me thinks. That doesn't bode well, this dude is just a freshman...
I can't believe we went into such a panic when he went down last year. He is a master at tackling his player right as they cross the endzone.
23-24 at the half.
poor secondary coverage, great play by Miller despite some poor throws, our offense needs to come alive...
Despite our sloppy play we had that lead, but this is just awful. At least we have enough on the board to get back. But I feel that emotionally they wil be all up for it and we might be flat.
Hope to hell I am wrong...
but we knew beforehand Miller was going to have to win the game for them, no way they were going to win by running the ball down our throats with someone else and passing the ball. I trust we will come out with the right adjustments, seize the moment and win a very exciting game.
Soo....can I change my prediction to a 60-40 win or is it too late? Shootout. Who knew?
is Coach Mattison going to be able to step up and devise the correct adjustments?
You should smash your computer for saying that. That's it...you're in timeout!!!! Go sit in the corner with your back to the Television
we need to smack them in their mother suckin' mouths is what we need to do. Contain Miller and make him beat us with his arm...the secondary needs to suck it up and run their as*** around the field...
Played their best half of the season, and M played its worst on D and average to good on O. We have to believe in regression to the mean. We have to.
Does anybody else feel a little uneasy that Ohio left a bunch more big plays on the field? Mattison is the master of the counterpunch. We'll need it because Ohio has a pretty good offensive line and we're struggling to get pressure with our base line.
I think their weakness is their qb throwing and strength is qb passing. They are getting guys open, because we are stacking the box, as we should. Also, their 1st downs are going really well. That needs to stop. I'm more worried about that.
I'm about to go into cardiac arrest here... =/
and jump on a good exercise program, you gonna follow 'The Game', you gonna stress yourself out physiologically!
Cass up 21-7...RJS had a 32 yard td run and T.Rich just scored on 35 td td pass. Cass has athletes everywhere.
need them: Ohio isn't going to have a problem recruiting them, I'm thinking. Hopefully Justice prevails and the NCAA Hammer comes down!
we need to shove that mother sucker down their throats and score, ARRRRGH!!!
What's sad is that OSU hasn't had to make many plays except for the ones right before their eyes. Make them work for their yards and points! We should be dominating this game.
Who does best at the quarterback spot will will the game...
Famous halftime adjustments. Whether mythical or real. I want to at least feel like we made brilliant adjustments, with the proof being...TOTAL PWNAGE.
Let's go Blue. BEAT OHIO!
Their defense is banged up. Let's attack boys.
''tighten those chin straps up"? They're talking about games like this, GO BLUE!!!
drinking and the pain will go away, maybe.....
That could have been ugly
Y U no go for 2
Who does Denard think he is, a pocket passer! TD MICHIGAN, GO BLUE!!!
Come on D. We really need a stop right now.
Got to love it. Also Denard's tough-as-nails running. He wants this. Bad.
A 3 AND OUT!!!!!!!
We sacked him. WE SACKED HIM! HEY GUYS WE SACKED HIM!
time to blink, buckeyes!!!
fuck why can't we stop this draw?
how coudl you not think that would possibly happen???
Wasn't aware a Big 12 game was being played in Michigan Stadium today
Can't say it enough, Mattison can't protect them forever. Just brutal!
Miller is not this good. WTF is going on?
He's going to hit his guys eventually. Really, we've dodged bullets all game back there.
Fortunately we are eating their running game up.
A long sustain drive...
I sure wish we keep this in the offense after Denard is gone!
We took care of that bad field position and burned clock.
fuck fuck fuck
Unbelievable...just when I start feeling good about this game, mistakes keep pulling me back in to anxiety...
Stop this drive
Why go for that passing play?
Coach B just can't help himself...
it goes without saying, of course...
should not be in this game. We score 30 we should win. Extremely disappointed in the D today. Worst game of the year. Someone needs to man up and make a play.
it's the turnovers. The big plays too, but the turnovers are keeping the Buckeyes in this game
One step forward, one step back.
This is our worst-played, sloppiest game of the year. One quarter, win it.
since he got on campus, and I swear if Craig Roh loses contain one more time, I'm going to A2 and kicking him in the junk!!!!!!
I would strangle him with my bare hands.
4th quarter. Time to step up. 11 hats on Braxton
I mean, dude misses 4 games and loses 10 yards per punt? What? Was he anorexic? How did he lose all of his strength?
D needs/will win the game.
Taken some HITS!
Herron...hey, is tehre a buckeye named 'Human'? I find that ironic...
Great save by Jimmy Howard there.
it's the 4th quarter, how are you going to define yourself? I say, the defense has been heard!
that we are still ahead.
Let's go down and make it a two-possesion game. Go Blue!!!
this didn't look like last year's D. The tackle by JT Floyd on Braton can not go unnoticed. Great stop, now let's eat Shoelace!!!!!!!!
not funny at all
can we laugh about this when we win the game!
only b/c it costed a field goal.....but your right.....lets wait and see.
LET's GO BLUE!
Good lord! One of those special yellow hankies!
Certainly not intentional? Dude...
Sometimes those nasty facemasks just get all tangled up in one's dainty little fingers. I can see what he means.
Shot of sad OSU fan. I feel like Cartman.
I still want to strangle him though.
I thought that dude was going to tackle two wolverines at the same time! But no, Denard get's it done...then he gets it done again, TD MICHIGAN!!!
Finally, a 10-point lead! We've beaten the spread!
so tighten up that chinstrap!!!
Ohio State is who we thought they were
And that's why we took the damn field
like a QB this game. Great play, great decisions, great throw! Time for the D to eat!!!!!
horrible all day
but he just joined the club...time for the D to rise up AGAINST!!!
WTB DEFENSE PST
A chance to potentially seal the game with a stop, and we look like a pathetic JH prevent there.
Horrible. Too easy for them.
I can't believe our D line is getting did like this.
Time for a sustain drive,with some points in the end!
A long, clock-chewing TD drive will most likely win it for us. But wow that D looks slow, out of position, confused and overmatched.
Who's ready for a shootout!? 67-65 3OT FTW!!!
have been #GERG'D
Greg Robinson has to be somewhere in the building. Find him and kick his !@#$% out ASAP before it's too late
in the first half, after a good Buckeye play I kicked this chair and hur my middle toe...well it's been hurting more ever since, it's sprained for sure. I need to suck down that beer, suck it up and cheer hurt...
run the ball down the field, kick the 3...GREAT CATCH DILEO!!!
Dileo! 28 yards!
Would have been six
Welcome to 'The Game' Fitz; dude, you need to stop jumping around and take what you can get!!!
we've won the game...if we lose...my mind...will go to depths it has never experienced...I may implode...
Long timeout here
Down the stretch.let's finish this
Ohio D looks tired.
We run Denard, we win the game...
Valverde warming up in the bullpen.
We're chewing up the clock on the ground. Fickell will never think to use any more time outs.
GO DENARD!!! FIRST DOWN!!!
Buckeye defense keeps faking injuries to slow down our offense and stop the clock!!!!!! /sarcasm
DON'T LET THEM EVEN HAVE A CHANCE!!!
I got this playing in the house right now...
IT FEELS GOOOO TO BE WOLVERINE FAN!!!
I think I just saw Lloyd Brady in the stands! He looked cold and scared. This win's for you Lloyd!!!
What a job by this offensive line. This is a serious run defense.
Wait, wat? OH NO WAY. We shall see...
ITS A TOUCHDOWN FERGODSAKES!!
Let's run more time off the clock before scoring!!!!!
Fuck the officials
and the review has burned us bad
I didn't see anything
GIBBONS PUT IT THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
I don't think I'm going to have enough beer...
Fitting after the day the D has had to be able to seal the game.
and I am pretty sure we win.
Outrageous overturn. I also would have liked to see power running there, two cracks from the 1.
If Miller was more accurate we would be donesky!!!!!
My mind is still fucking blown that we got called for that when O got away with holding all day.
no time outs left for the Buckeyes!!!
This game is almost too much. I can't look away from 4th and 6...
JT, you better learn fast, dude...
That is why you aren't going to be the head coach, Luke1
MICHIGA'S GONNA WIONFAOEFJAIOWEFJOAEIFAEF
WE WONE!WE WON!WE WON!WE WON!
to beat OHIO...feels good :)
BRING US RECRUITS!!
Hoke = class. I can't put into words how much I love this team. GO BLUE!!!
Too exciting. I have tears in my eyes. Been so long...
Hey recruits, it only gets better!!!!!
GO BLUE! WE BEAT OHIO!
I'm feeling a little verklempt! Toolk amongst yaselfvs! I am so happy for and proud of these guys! They may not have the best players of all time, but this is my all time favorite team. HAIL YEAH!!!!!! Thank you team, coaches Hoke and Mattison. Oh Yeah thank you RR. Yeah I said it. I love you guys!!
Who have never felt the *juice* after winning THE GAME!
Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUGAR BOWL!!!!!