Saw a fight in the section next to us on the way out of the stadium. Ohio fan punched a Michigan fan, got soundly punched back, and it went from there.
Stay Classy Buckeye Fans
My parents were at the game, and if the fight you're talking about was around section 40 then my parents were in that ruckus, as my mom get pushed down by a buckeye while trying to exit the stadium. Apparently plenty of Michigan fans saw what happened and promptly decked the perpetrator as he exited the stadium, luckily my mom only had a few cuts and bruises, but I probably wouldn't have held back if I was there.
Yep, that was it. Guy got his ass kicked, and his decked-out head-to-toe Buckeye mom was standing there screaming about her sainted son being some kind of victim to anyone that would hear. The security guards were having none of it.
Yeah, can't say I'm happy it turned into a mugging (so to speak) of one guy but my mom made it sounds like he deserved it as he pretty much bulled here over instead of waiting for the line to move.
The future is bright. Ohio loses their entire offensive line and Carlos Hyde this offeseason. We gain Jabrill Peppers and Drake Harris.
And on this day in one year from now, we will be reflecting & rejoicing on a Michigan win over ohio in columbus. The first since 2000.
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thats all we have anymore..."Wait till next year"...how many more of these seasons would it take for you to realize Hoke is not the guy...just curious
Thing is if Hoke goes, Peppers will transfer. Then how will the team be? You have to give Hoke one more year. Al Borges tho should be out the doors tho.
Are you seriously asking, "then how would the team be" in regard to the potential loss of one player who hasn't played a single down of college football yet? Yeah, I imagine we'd go 2-10 next year without Jabrill. The program would be in ruins, eventually.
If you really feel this strongly about the need for Jabrill, I hope you are mentally prepared to lose him with or without Hoke, because that's a real possibility right now.
in his defense, look how losing Sammy Watkins and Dee Hart turned out for us...
What is there to say besides wait til next year at this point? The season's over...
I'm going to seriously answer your question. I'll think Hoke is not the guy when the recruits of 2012 and 2013 completely flame out as juniors and seniors. Not before.
Pardon my patience.
Also, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but nobody who matters gives a shit about what I think...and they don't care what you think either.
This constant griping that Hoke isn't developing recruits seems to forget his recruits are redshirt freshmen and freshmen.
Tired of that crappy Menes.
That should be the measuring stick, how Hoke's recruits do as upperclassmen. Otherwise the logic is "Well, if they can't win with 10/14 scholarship OL having freshmen eligibility, they're just not good enough for Michigan!"
Our OL won't be mostly freshmen every year.
You are hilarious. If Michigan gets the two, you are singing a completely different tune right now.
You are right
You are a douche
Each year will get better from here on out. The offensive line is only going to get stronger and stronger. The depth will be there, some next year, but the right kind of depth by 2015. Next year, I'll be happy with 9 - 3. 2015, I'll be happy with 11 wins, and winning the Big 10. Recruits aren't stupid either. You see the kind of recruiting classes we're getting, and the guys we're pulling in. Peppers, Drake Harris, Damien Harris, George Campbell, Erik Swenson, and others are coming in, and I am positive this will only get stronger. The absolute worst thing in the world would be to make coaching changes now.
Posters are making some quality points in the face of "the sky is falling" narrative.
Because "the absolute worst thing in the world would be making coaching changes" is a quality point. No, it's hyperbole.
All of the things this person mention ignore the fact that Borges under performs. No one thinks the offense is gonna be worst. We could probably beat Ohio. What is clear is that Borges UNDERPERFORMS with the talent he has. And will single handedly waste downs and lose games because of this.
I think few people who wanna fire Borges don't think we'll field a solid team next year. We just know it won't compete close to the level it could compete at. Borges doesn't even recruit, he's just a lucky S.O.B. getting paid huge dollars to take excellent talent and field a mediocore unit.
Hoke & Co. are rebuilding the roster. That is job #1 right now, and they are hitting it out of the park in that area.
We will reap if we do not faint.
I whole heartedly agree with you man. I saw the potential that this young team has. I love the direction that Brady Hoke is taking this program. Patience is a virtue, not often excercised on this board.
Not often? Try never.
I'm glad that Hoke and Brandon take a different tack than you do. The proof is in the eating of the pudding (or in the W-L record.) I am extremely optimistic, but we'll see a lot more after both the 2014 & 2015 campaigns. I fully expect 9 wins next year, and eleven in 2015, with strong seasons thereafter. Oh, and let me know if you're one of those jumping ship who want to let go of your season tickets.
Line played their asses off at the stadium. Unsure why the previous poster is so negative. Obviously wasn't at the game.
Or maybe he was and saw us lose? Did people forget that 42 is a bigger number than 41?
The 2-pt conversion failed, so this staff sucks. Just think, if only they had made that one play, then they would be awesome.
And anyone who can't go out and rip people to shreds for an entire season with 10/14 scholarship OL having freshmen eligibility, well...they should just be put against a wall and shot without mercy.
disciplined behavior to earn a reputation ... as one of the top 5 most classless fan bases.
Can't let a great game in AA go without a little Ohio idiocy.
I just ate 2.
on both sides. A great football game on a beautiful day. They have a small percentage of "fans" that are major league idiots and that are the lowest class of the Big10.
The Ohio fans around us in section 15 near the top were completely inoffensive. They looked to be steaming during the 'beat ohio' chant but didn't do more than high 5 each other after the int.
Saw part of that fight (section 41 I think). Didn't see how or why it started. I have to admit that the OSU fans around us (with the exception if one) were the classiest OSU fans I've had around me in many years. We were having the same experience on the golf course after the game. A few OSU fans in town for the first time said the stadium was amazing and commended Michigan fans for their class as well. Every fanbase has DBs. Stay classy and Go Blue
I posted above what my parents told me as they called from the stadium from the First Aid station after the game.
Apparently some dick buckeye was trying to get out of the stadium fast and pushed my mom over and she fell a few rows and cut herself, and plenty of Michigan fans saw what happened and a little fight broke out. I can't say I like that a fight broke out, but it seems like he might have gotten what he deserved.
Hope Mom is okay
It seems like most every fanbase has a contingent whose expectations for the behavior of their compatriots are both warped and unrealistic and these same people have a low tolerance for perceived unorthodxy, such as being a human being in the case of Herbstreit. It once again illustrates the idea that, if sports are this core to one's being, there is someone who needs to stay home for a game or two and read a book.
Should be "Get Classy" as opposed to "Stay Classy." They were never classy from the beginning.
I have heard a lot of horror stories about OSU fans. And, the area around my seats were completely full of buckeyes. I was worried it was gonna be awful. But they were actually fine, and an older gentleman next to me was quite nice to share the game with. I was shocked.
I had total fucks in front and behind me....I got your share. Fuck everything from that shit hole!!!
I have had season tix since I was 2 (26 years) and I never had a visiting contingent be so prevalent around me. My dad and I were pretty anxious about it. But when the game started it was fine. Guess I got lucky. The older guy next to me even apologized for his player throwing a punch!
Check out Jabrill Peppers' twitter...dude was Tweeting about Michigan all game.
Case in point:
You was shakin in your boots bra' lol y'all got that one... Next year it's on
makes me happy :-)
You were worried friend. Haha. You guys won that round, but next year we're(!!) bringing our best.
I like Herbie but he feeds the trolls too often. As does Desmond for that matter
With him it's all show or what you want to hear. Whatever he says doesn't really matter. I've always felt like he respected the rivalry. The Ohio thing drives him nuts.
When I was walking into the stadium, an OSU student was so drunk she attempted to swipe her OSU ID through the Ticket scanners. Mind you this wasn't the student entrance, and she had no clue where her ticket was/what a ticket is. After trying to plead her case that the ticket was in the ID, the guy scanning tickets motioned for a police officer to come over. The girl decided to make a break for it. This didn't go well. she couldn't figure out how the turnstyle worked and attempted to go under it. This was surprisingly successful until it came to getting back up. Not sure how the story ended, but I imagine she took a nice ride to U of M hospital.
Since the whole Les Miles to M story. It is funny and a little ridiculous, the amount of shit he takes from dumb ass Ohio fans.
I saw a Michigan fan punch a woman Ohio State fan, so I guess we should stay classy as well
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.