frank beamer #1
We aren't in much of a position to talk a whole lot of smack.
The only advice I can think of is to break out the offense that averaged 40points the first few games. That'll shut the Nutters up.
Get a grip, man. This is a rivalry game afterall.
There is no room for being rational this week. We are MICHIGAN and they are ohio. We should EXPECT to win this game. I refuse to say mercy 5 days before the game even starts.
Throw all of the stats out. We need to win 60 minutes!
This has not been a competitive rivalry game for almost a decade.
We are MICHIGAN is the reason I expect to lose this game. Michigan doesn't beat top 5 teams.
If we are lucky, it will be over by halftime and I'll be able to enjoy my day.
Our D does not suck, so they should be able to keep it respectable going into halftime. But I doubt we have many extended drives and the D finally gets gassed in the second half.
The score may not be a total blowout, but it's likely the O will put up a performance that doesn't allow any faith in them even scoring a TD, let alone making a comeback. So yeah, it will probably seem over.
like a child's size jersey. Ohio hates kids!
*correction: Looks like a sick child's size jersey. I'm pretty sure that's the carpet at Mott Hospital.
Ohio hates terminally ill kids!
Danny McBride??? Is that you?!?!!? Don't eat me! (This is the End Movie Spoiler - you're welcome).
Defend all sick kids! Rise up and destroy Ohio!
I'll bet Urb shuts that stuff down by tomorrow morning. He's too good of a coach to let OSU players do anything to give us a ton of billboard material.
But I would love it if he doesnt. Our best bet, IMO, is that the team gets so pissed off at the lack of respect they are getting they play out of their minds mad. In football that can sometimes work.
Seriously. If they said all the right things (aka "they're a good team" "we have lots of respect for them" etc) and took us completely seriously, I would say we have no shot. If this sort of thing gets rampant though? The combination of them not taking us seriously and us playing mad is probably our only hope of an upset.
takes a big man to ridicule a team that's down. I highly doubt we did any of this crap in 2011 when they stunk.
This is (at least supposed to be) a rivalry game. Don't take some self-righteous tone because their players are treating it as such
I don't really know how that was "self-righteous". It was not meant to be.
In my opinion, it is sort of similar to us trash talking, "that jug is ours" against Minnesota. (most years, sorry Minnesota) or in 2011, "fikell's going down". Just seems to be the easy road to me this year.
I mean, sure, it's easy, but it's still a rivalry. Part of a rivalry is shit-talking. I'd rather have them taking us seriously and shit talking us than pitying us
Honestly I think if there wasn't this sort of shit-talking it would be even more deflating. At least they take us seriously enough to shit talk us.
And it's pathetic to feel this way, but it's a compliment in a way. They're showing that The Game still means more than any other (assuming they don't do this every week). I'm... happy to see this? What a wierd season.
Like in the MSU game when Lewan refused to be bullied? Please do that again.
Even the Buckeyes are buying Michigan jerseys in Ohio! Hoke and DB are amazing!
Is when you know you can't do anything to make them regret it.
Yeah, what can we really say at this point?
"You're not going to have a large enough margin of victory over us to move past FSU in the BCS standings! Hahaaaa suckassss."
That would at least be something.
And thats the thing, the OSU players can smell the national campionship, with baylor losing and the shit happeneing at fsu right now, they can almost taste it. Do you really think that there is any way they don't come out revved up to 110% the entire game, especially going undefeated last year and not having anything to show for it? this is going to be a bloodbath, they want to show that they belong ahead of FSU
will get the Walter Smith Memorial Trophy, awarded to the injured team captain who does something unnecessarily stupid to rile up the other team and motivate them to victory.
And while we're at it, maybe Spike will land Kate Upton and I'll win the lottery.
A more likely scenario is that Bryant slips on the jersey and twists his ankle again. No impact on The Game, but at least I could have the juvenile satisfaction of laughing at him.
we do have 7 wins. Realistically we could have only 4. I remember a more embarassing season...
I'm not fazed at all by this "trash talk". I guess I'd be madder if I thought this game would be competitive.
Same boat as you. I'm not in the pitchfork mafia like the rest of the board, I'm just a little more accepting of it than I was in September. Anything can happen but..
Hard to argue why they should. An opponent who can barely beat Akron and UConn and who lost to teams that they have blown out, isn't much ground to have a good opinion about. With that said, this is great for locker room motivation. Maybe, just maybe, we can show up with a chip on our shoulder.
... An Al Borges jersey? If so, I have no gripe with Christian Bryant.
Not so much offended that Bryant's act reeks of senseless antagonism, but that even when merely displayed in the form of floor covering, the most innocuous display of that color combination makes my stomach turn.
you are referring to FLOR. Quality product there.
Did he actually go out and buy a michigan jersey to then stomp on to trash talk us. What a waste of 50 bucks.
Actually... he traded a tattoo for it.
You know, Michigan jersey aside and the sleight that is implied, what sort of fool mops the carpet with a shirt? Surely Bryant knows better than this. Further, in what appear to be nice trousers too.
Are slacks not trousers but I could be wrong. Either way it's suspicious they're not jorts.
Typical buckeye trash.
BRING THEM BACK!!!
OSU's defense was really suspect in the first half of the season. In the 2nd half of the season they've played better and Bryant has been on the sideline.
What's the common denominator here?
This is wrong. You are wrong. Christian Bryant is/was not the problem.
Considering he can't do shit on the field this is pretty meaningless.
OSU players are actually being more kind to Michigan than most Michigan fans are.
Keep feeding it to us, Buckeyes. You are a much much much superior team heading for a big payday in this game. Why you all feel need to keep poking a cornered animal is completely besides me, but if there is one damn way in the world that U of M can at least put up a fight on Saturday is if you get them pissed off enough. Keep the bulletin board material coming.
Well, that's better than what they'll do to us this weekend!
Man, you know the money is flowing in Columbus when they spend their earnings from selling gold pants charms on Michigan jerseys just so they can take a picture of them stepping on it.
I hope Christian Bryant can find a spare jersey or cleat to hock so he can finally get that tattoo across his calf