It's sad that our biggest rival has more support for us than some of our fans. Way to be classy, OSU.
Michigan defended by...Ohio State?
For all the crap we say about Ohio State, I can't deny that this was indeed a very class act, and I greatly appreciate it.
O wait this is Ohio St
Just because the fans are "hurr, dickrod SUXX!! Go BUCKS!! wolverweenies LOL!!" doesn't mean the coaches nor the players are like that.
This just goes to show you that the two teams view the rivalry a little differently than some fans.
As much as Michigan and Ohio State hate each other, there is a grudging respect between the two schools. It goes all the way back to Bo and Woody, and possibly before that.
Classy. I like it.
and anyone with half a brain that has actually been apart of a team even at the high school level know that you have to put in time outside of what is required to be good.
Attackers: Stupid ass lazy players and a contingent of retarded reporters led by Sharp and Rosenberg.
Defenders: Butler, WVU, Herbstreit, Brewster, Ohio State, parents of students...
although no doubt for the Big 10 to become prominent again it will be Michigan that needs to do it. Osu has done their part by at least making a couple title games. Wiscy, Sparty, Illinois and Iowa will most likely never be relevant every year. A rivalry isn't much of a rivalry if it's one-sided. Most true osu fans are rooting for Michigan to be relevant again.
Well would ya look at that! thank you OSU, I still hate you.
Their fans might not be classy, but Tressel is usually a pretty classy guy IMHE.
Which wasn't very nice and hurt our feelings
How does Bouje have more points than me? That's not fair
Add to your sig. Have it say "cool story bro, you should tell it more often."
To whoever negged me: Your sarcasm meter is broken
I still wish someone would force-feed that damn sweatervest to him.
I find it kind of ironic that Boren's team defends us for working hard barely over a year after he left us and gave us negative press for the same reason.
We can be rivals on the field and respect each other off of it. I think RichRod and Tressel truly understand the rivalry.
The reason they spoke out on Michigan's behalf is probably because their kids are practicing voluntarily even more....
Still, it was a class act. I might even feel a measure of guilt when we lay an ass whipping on them in November..Nah
As much as we all hate OSU and they hate us, they know just as well as we do that if either team goes in the toilet for an extended period of time, the greatest rivalry in all of sports will die.
Thanks, OSU. I don't hate you any less, but I love the rivalry just as much as you do.
It took about 30 minutes to get to 100 comments bashing RR when the story first broke and the same for when Reodriguez denited wrong doing. There are currently 4 comments about the Buckeyes defending the situation. I guess it's only human nature to beat down everything as soon as possible but not comment when proven wrong.
Every top team in the FBS probably has players and coaches that mirror these sentiments. We'll probably hear from other schools, I'm kinda surprised we haven't heard more. Still, it's pretty classy to hear their team support ours of sorts.
So...I suppose we are going to have to remember this moment when we start beating their asses?
That was a classy move by Ohio State, but I'm still going to hope we destroy them in November.
A good friend of mine from OSU once said something along of the lines of "[Michigan and OSU] love each other. That's why the rivalry's so great!" I didn't really believe him until today.
I won't say that they love each other but do hold a sort of a mutual respect to one another.
They just respect each other more than any other rivalry.
It used to be different; not that any of us are old enough to remember.
They invited each other to dedicate their stadiums back in the day after all.
OSU even gave Tom Harmon a standing ovation after he single-handedly whooped that ass. This is probably the closest we'll get to that level of sportsmanship in this day and age.
Having said that, my Tom Harmon avatar will drink to that! Thanks OSU.
very classy of them. if their fanbase follows, even better.
ESPN ha the article now ... hopefully this helps put everything to rest, hopefully.
But as expected, it is not on Page 1 like the initial article was.
Edit: not to mention the article on RR being sued over the condo deal is above it.
A quote from Tressel regarding the extra hours:
"It'd be like telling our med students, 'We're going to close the library,"' he said. "You've got to let them train.
The most shocking part of the story is the revelation that Ohio State has a library AND a medical school.
I am surprised he didn't use the following analogy: "It'd be like the road commission closing the truck stop. Our fans gotta eat..."
Tressel and Rod are friends, remember? They used to meet during the offseason to share strategy, plays, ect. Still it feels weird.
I vow to put away my "I Hate Ohio State" t-shirt for one week.