spoiler alert: i linked this
Ohio State vs. Michigan: The most important thing in the world
Obviously this video was made by an osu fan
Is that why it's made of gibberish instead of moving pictures?
Edit: Fixed, and pretty good.
This is part of the HBO Sports Special on the rivalry.
Is there anywhere to see the whole thing or do I have to try to buy it somewhere?
I'm sure you can find it streaming online. It was actually on HBO yesterday afternoon so of course I watched for the nth time. It's quite amazing.
Alright thanks, I'll look for it later tonight when I get a chance.
If you have Comcast then you might try HBO On Demand. I have found it on there in the past month. It is really a good documentary and the footage with Bo was shot the week of his death (I am fairly certain it was the last thing he did on tape).
Yes, it's Bo's last interview... filmed the day before he died and featuring his last trip to Michigan Stadium. I think the full interview can be found on the DVD version. He seems so lively, it's just sad.
It's a very good doc, but it is obviously slanted toward OSU with no mention of Lloyd Carr or our 1997 national title. But it's a forgivable sin because it delves so deeply into the history of the rivalry before the 10 Year War and it's just generally well made. The stuff about Bo's death is very powerful and tends to make me tear up.
I've watched it on Netflix on Demand.
"Once a year at the same time every year."
No (good) reason for that shit to change.
Really fucking pisses me off. And it makes me even more mad b/c we're pretty much helpless. I mean, I could say I won't watch it if it moves, but who am I kidding. I'd watch that shit if it were a preseason game that didn't count.
Have you emailed the Big Ten office, or the U of M athletic department? If you have then you've done all you can, but these people do pay attention to their alumni, fans, and donors. They have to -- they need you to buy tickets and not just for OSU football, and they need you to buy merchandise. Alienated fans buy less stuff and they know that. Please, do not roll over without a protest.
may as well move christmas to april.
Man I want the 2010s to be like the 90s.
"You feel like you are part of something that came before you, and will live on long after you are gone."
Man, I hope so. It won't be the same, but it will still be.
Well, I'm finally fed up to the point where I have emailed the ADs and Presidents of tOSU and Michigan, as well as Jim Delany of the Big Ten Conference.
I'll be damned if I hear anybody complain about Rich Rod ruining Michigan Tradition now. This is the most offensive thing to happen to Big Ten Football since I was born; and if it happens, it will totally be on the athletic directors.
Still not to late to coordinate T-Shirts for the UConn game, preferably coordinated with OSU fans as well.
Did you find an email address for Delany? I can only find a mailing address on the Big 10 website.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
This is the beginning passage in the Declaration of Independence and it holds true still to this day. When in the course of human events does it become necessary to dissolve the greatest rivalry in the history of sports? Never! This game has been a tradition long before either of us or possibly some of us on this board were even born. It doesn't matter who's lagging in the series. It doesn't matter who's making more bowl games what matters here is that this is our game. This is Michigan's game, this is Ohio's game hell this game is the reason why we live for the month of Novemeber. This game is what my grandfather's childhood was all about during the college football season, as was his son and his son today. It's about tradition.
of that video emanates the pure classless trash that is the fandom of Ohio State. Way to ruin an otherwise well put together video depiction of the UM-OSU rivalry.
"but even in a down year, the chance to play spoiler to one's foe can be equally satisfying, turning a lost season into one of lasting triumph"
"one of the things that makes the Michigan Ohio State game so great and separates it from other sports rivalries is not only does it happen ONCE a year, it happens at the SAME TIME every year, and all great traditions in most cultures happen at the same time...so you feel like you're not just seeing a game you're seeing a historical event that will be remembered"
WTF Dave Brandon? FIGHT to save this!!!
That video never fails to inspire my love for this game while simultaneously making me go crazy with impatience for the day that we finally win The Game again.
Playing off an old Woody Hayes quote...
I'll beat the Buckeyes twice per season, only because I can't beat them 3 times per season.
Back and forth we go, this works that doesn't ,this is great that's stupid: where gentlmen does it end.
The old big ten changed our game day to after Thanksgiving starting this year. Then we add the championship game to the first Saturday of December in 2011, leaving us with this.
GO BACK TO OSU/MICH, (pre 2010) it moves back to the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Schedule a quality opponent for the last game of the season. Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Play in the Championship game two weeks after THE GAME. No back to backs, no total screwing of tradition, no pissed off fan bases.
I've heard it mentioned in multiple threads how much it would say if M and OSU fans teamed up (either on petitions, or whatever).
I remember thinking just the idea of it was intriguing.
Has any joint effort been started in any area?
Edit: Ok, just watched the video. Take out the last 5 seconds, add some 97 Lloyd and Charles for some flavor, and send to every athletic director in the conference and everyone else that needs to see it. Done deal.