fair point that
I like Herbie. There is nobody out there I would rather listen to calling a game.
He is quite objective given that he graduated from Ohio, and knowledgeable of the game. If you expect ANY announcer to be 100% objective when it comes to THEIR team, your expectations are not realistic.
Also, Herbie seems to understand that OSU has some really bad fans. Every school does, including Michigan, but Ohio takes the prize. MSU is close though.
This. And he's had it bad enough from OSU fans over the years. Guy had to physically move his family not just out of Columbus, but the entire freaking state because they were giving him such a hard time about not picking OSU to win every single freaking week.
I agree. I think he is by far one of the most objective commentators out there and he always gives some very insightful points. Much better then Spielman. Although I like Desmond Howard a lot better, Herbie is more objective lol.
decent enough to respect the rivalry and the excellence at both programs.
The sheer craziness in C-bus that forced him to move to Nashville says it all.
Not quite Jalen levels, but everyone knows who he's rooting for on a given day. Herbie is extremely objective with his Buckeye roots
The OSU fans a couple rows behind me were awful. Constantly screaming f-bombs at the players and rooting for Michigan players to get hurt. They were horrible people, but the rest of the fans around us were polite and friendly. The thing I'll remember most is that small group though, which is how fanbases get characterized by a small percentage of jerks.
The worst part was that the girl doing a big part of the screaming had one of the most grating voices I've ever heard. I'd rather have Gilbert Godfried screaming in my ear than her.
One guy said it best, I think - alums of Michigan and Ohio State tend to be classier than the average run-of-the-mill bandwagoner.
that's kind of harsh, non slums can be classy and I'm pretty sure there are plenty of alum a holes.
I've known good and bad from both camps, as you've pointed out.
Or a deerslayer hat?
My one Ohio State friend was cool on Facebook and actually wrote "Stay Classy" after that player gave the fans the two-fisted bird. If they're cool , I try to reciprocate.
My nephew is in the MMB. While the band is off to the side in the tunnel, he said the OSU players walked by to either come back in from warm ups or vice Versa (can't remember). He said a few Buckeyes got in the face of some band people and even shoved a few and brushed by with a stuff shoulder on purpose just to be a-holes. Maybe we would have dicks like that on our team but I'd like to think we don't.
I saw an OSU fan say something disparaging about the band as he walked past them as they were assembled in the champions parking lot. Got no reaction; I assume they are used to that kind of crap.
This pretty much happened all the time when I was in the MMB. Like, pretty much every week.
Walking to the stadium, past all the tailgates on Main St., I noticed Buckeyes often tried to heckle Michigan fans into responding, which most of the time, no one did. Inside the stadium, the few OSU fans around us in Section 43 were decent, except for one obnoxious woman who thought she was part of a conversation between my son and me. As we got close to the gates by Main/Stadium, one Buckeye fan was walking while turning his head back to yell at someone and walked into a pole. I actually felt sorry for him as the pole height appeared to cause an impact in a sensitive area.
No one can say that the fans didn't show up today, and the team definitely showed up.
There was just this feeling of things starting to come together.
Is a tool.
That birch just blows with the wind? And his pompous fuck ass collars.
What a fucking took bag.
Presumed Michigan fan!
That is all we will be better next year.
They have a lot of fans who lead shallow, unimportant lives that revolve around Ohio football. Winning The Game enables them to validate their own lives and level of self worth.
You could replace Ohio with Michigan and describe a lot of people here.
The vast majority of the Ohio fans are OK. They just have more than their share of bad apples who make it look bad for the rest of them. Most of them probably didn't even go there and are just looking for an opportunity to get wasted. Because they don't have pro football in Columbus, Ohio picks up the low rent district in the way of fans.
This^. You know all those NFL stadiums that have jail cells in them to process drunk/violent/destructive fans? In Columbus all those fans don't have an NFL team to root for. So they all become Buckeye fans.
They were fine fellows and I enjoyed watching the game with them. As for my neighbors who sold them tickets, my feelings are less generous.