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Izzo calling his shot. Guarantees win in Ann Arbor a la Tressel
To know the logistics of something like that...
Seems to me if you're gonna pee in Izzo's butt, HE'S the one getting fucked. Unless you have a long-distance contraption. Or something.
for butt pee. I like it.
How does this sound like a guarantee?
When you put the phrase "Find a way" into the sentence that guarantees nothing.
It's not a guarantee. Just like the Tressel comment that's since been mythologized was not a guarantee. Saying "you're going to be proud of this team in the classroom, and on the field next November" is a pretty weak way of saying "We'll play hard!." It still bothers me the way tOSU nerds relate that anecdote, as though Tressel etched the game's final score on two tablets months before the game.
It was more than that. "I can assure you that you will be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community, and most especially in 310 days, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the football field."
Did Tressel explicity promise a win? No. It wasn't necessary, and it would be out of character. If Ohio State loses to Michigan, it doesn't matter how well they played; they lost to Michigan. There's nothing to be proud of. Moreover, Tressel's not really the kind of guy to openly promise a win. Not because he's afraid he can't back it up, but because it would be too insulting to the other team.
Insulting? Kind of like giving your 5 star players a 5 game suspension that starts after your next big game? Good thing he's classy then.
I'll see if I can find it somewhere on the web, but I know for a fact that in an interview inbetween his "you'll be proud of us" speech and the actual game, that Tressel was asked about the "guarantee" and Tressel adamantly denied that it was a guarantee for a victory.
Michigan Daily in July 2001, before Tressel's 1st season:
"Tressel has repeatedly said he was not guaranteeing victory over the Wolverines on Nov. 24."
of his players mind that it is a must win for NCAA despite likely being in anyway. Not a guarantee. Has nothing to do with Michigan, just his own players mentality going into the game.
That's the worst guarantee in the history of gurantees.
On a scale from 1 to Guaransheed, i'll give it a 2.
Please help!! I am going to be stuck in Columbus with my wife and friends Saturday for an early afternoon lunch date. I have gotten permission to choose a place to eat where I can also watch the game. Can anyone help me out with a good place to go?
It cant be too much of a sport bar, and has to be a place that will have the basketball game on. We will just south of tOSU. Please help! I do not want to miss this game.
There are three Champps in Columbus, although that is definitely a sports bar, but with half decent food. They are in Easton, Lennox and Worthington.
So, by south of tOSU, what area do you mean? On campus, you've got BW3 and (gulp) Eddie Georges place. Bunch of places downtown. Tighten up the area and I'll make some recs.
Sorry I am not a Columbus area expert yet, so I am not sure where everything is, and what it is called, but I know we will be near the Convention Center. Thanks to all for your input, hopefully this can help give me a great afternoon rooting for the Maize and Blue in Columbus. Not the first place I ever thought I would be trying to find a spot to watch a Michigan game, but I will make the most of it.
Probably your best bet near the convention center is Barley's - decent food, good (and strong) beer, TV's. The Short North has lots of options, great food, but tends to be more ecclectic/less likely to have TV's visible from dining area. Convince your wife to sit at the bar and you might be in good shape. As mentioned, Arena District isn't too far. Options there would include O'Shaughnassy's and Gordon Biersh (sp?). One more option, a bit more of a drive, would be Gallo's Kitchen (Upper Arlington area). Great food, TV's in dining area. Just ask Tommy to turn on the M game.
Good luck, my friend. I'm commonly faced with finding Columbus restaurants where I can eat and watch Michigan athletics. Fortunately, the buckeye fan frenzy compels most places to have TV's available.
How far south of OSU? And are you looking for like a pub, or something fancier, or what?
If you're near the Convention Center/Arena District, I'd recommend O'Shaughnessy's. It's an Irish pub style restaurant, very good food, great beer selection (I recommend the Dam Good Porter), and although it has TVs, it's not really a sports bar.
In the Short North, there's a bunch of places. South of downtown, it gets a bit harder to find a good place that's not a sports bar, but there are a few in German Village.
Go to Bernards in the Short North. The menu isn't great but its a good space and has good flatscreens that are in view anywhere you sit in the place... GO BLUE
If you really want to make the best of your time in Columbus, you should try The Thurman Cafe. It is pretty far south of campus, but it will not disappoint you if you are into incredible burgers.
It isn't so much of a sports bar as a hole-in-the-wall restaurant. I remember them having televisions there, too.
Just make sure to get there early because there usually is a wait.
Order "The Thurmenator", but you should fast for two days prior to eating it.
in the Short North. They should have a TV in the bar area.
this slightly scares me actually. the big problem with Sparty this year isn't their talent. they have big men lined up on the bench. maybe a little shallow at guard but they have talent. when Izzo got fired up and got that technical last night his team responded perfectly and ran Iowa outta the gym. He knows how to push buttons. He's been to final fours for a reason. He didn't do this as a spur of the moment type thing. He knows what he's doing.
While there's always good reason for concern when playing Sparty in hoops, know this: Iowa blows.
Iowa was 0/12 from 3 last night. MSU is not fixed, they just found a terrible team and played mediocre.
Plus MSU has the worst 3 point FG defense in the conference. Last night was an abberation, big time.
If you are, it could be very entertaining for Michigan fans to watch a "not fixed" MSU strut into Crisler with supreme arrogance. If a team is too overconfident or arrogant going into a game and the other team sustains a lead for awhile, the lead can suddenly become twenty points and the game can get really ugly.
It would be great for this scenario to play out on Saturday. It may be just the push Izzo needs to say "yes" when yet another NBA team comes knocking at the end of the season.
That would be glorious. At the same time, the talent is still there on MSU to beat us. I have a feeling it'll be a dogfight, but i have a very hard time believing they're capable of blowing us out at this point.
I mean, sucks that our coach has like nooooo coaching experience, and we don't have two guards who can at all take advantage of Sparty's generally overall crappy guard play. And the MOJO we bring. And sucks more that we didn't beat them last time in their own HOUSE. You're right, really sucks to be us Saturday.
Don't see how it's a guarantee. Seems like typical coach speak.
It's a big game for both teams and the winner might make the tournament. Looking forward to it on Sat.
Plus it's on CBS!
State is 2-6 on the road this year, with losses at Penn State and Iowa. They're gettable.
What is the overall record for teams that guarantee wins?
Is Valentine reffing that game because if he is I think I know what Izzo is talking about when he says "find a way" and I think it involves Valentine's bank account...
He can talk all he wants but come Saturday Beilein will be eating Izzo's dick like Kobiyashi.
Uhhhhh. I sure hope not.
Wait, I figured it out. You're Charlie Sheen. Cool.
"You've actually seen him eat a man's penis?"
Peeing in butts, eating dicks, wtf?
"Scouties," is a King of Belch/Barking Sphincter classic. It's been a while. Are you still imitating a 13 year old girl on Myspace or did you move that creepshow over to Facebook?
...Uh...I....I don't want to see that....
It was an unintended guarantee, but a guarantee nonetheless.
Step 1: Activate Gritborg
Step 2: Gritborg disembowel Izzo
Step 3: Gritborg hear the lamentations of their women
In other words, step 3 = profit
"Find a way to win" means "we won't be favored and it's an uphill battle." Sparty is clearly coming into the game with its tail between its legs, knowing UM will have had a week off waiting, waiting, waiting to clobber them. Not saying we're going to win in a route, but I like the mojo of all of this.
By the way, related question... if you make the "first four" but lose one of those Tuesday play-in games... does it really COUNT? I mean, can you say "we made the tournament"... to me, feels more like, "we had to prove we were worthy to make the tourney and we didn't make it."
When you put something in all caps please spell it correctly/use the right word.
this was a COMPLEMENT to us.
Agreed, Izzo was saying P(State Win) = 1-P(Mich Win).
to Spartoons. Maybe there's an incentive to hold onto them and actually show up themselves.
God that was such bullshit. Soon we'll give tOSU theirs too, but right now I'm concerned about kicking MSCC's ass up and down the floor and Crisler tomorrow.
Their scared and we know it. The whole fanbase. A win Saturday changes everything and they know it. Do we instantly become a better program? No, we're a few years away just as they are in football. However, recruiting is improving year by year and we're breathing down their neck, we have a top notch facility coming in and Beilein has a blueprint to turn this into a top 5 program nationally.
I can't even sit still typing this with a brutal hangover and we're still more than 24 hours away.
GO BLUE, FUCK STATE.
has shown they can play with the big teams, they just need to finish strong we should have a chance.
I am beyond sick of Michigan State and that hypocritical fan base.
It's our time.
To hell with them. Screw Tom Izzo and all those goddamn degenerates that attend that cess pool of a school. I hate every last one of them.
I am tired of the texts from disdainful "friends" of mine who have all the class you'd expect from a Spartan. Our arrogance on the football field is eclipsed only by theirs regarding their baskball program, only their too blind to realize it.
I am sick of:
their fraudulent 11-2 football record
Izzo of the North(ern peninsula) who stomps around the court like a spoiled child
their preseason #2 ranking
the "disciplinarian" Dan Fuckahonio
the term DickRod
some stupid ass thing known as the Unity Council
Drunk ass whores passed off as hot women
courtesy rides from Lansing County Jail to the practrice field by A HEAD COACH. (Saban thinks that a questionable practice).
the Red Cedar Message Board
that fat, balding smug turd Hollis
George Blaha just because every time he shouts "Touchdown MSU" I want to stab his partner Jim Miller in his fat face with a rusty bayonet
the color green
the letter S
the fact that I'm forced to drive through Lansing to do my business
and any other stench caused by the mere existence of that second rate, glorified community college. Burn you sons of bitches. I hope you all jump into the frozen Red Cedar River this Saturday evening after you get swept by Michigan Basketball. Yeah, THAT Michigan basketball. The one you loathe more than anything else on the planet.
Are you available for a pre-game speech on Saturday?
Tell us how you really feel...stop holding back...
Last game of the year, Brett. Can't hold anything back now.
*slow clap* Well done sir.
There's only one thing we can do: win the game.
WHAT NOW IZZO
Not Disney Land..
or the NCAA Tournament >.>