Auburn destroys Missouri.Ohio gets a lucky win in a close,dull,controversial game (MSU gets called for a shady pass interference penalty late in 4th Qrt.) BCS voters put Auburn ahead of Ohio.A bitter Ohio goes to Rose. Urban cries to the media about Auburn being chosen ahead of Ohio and is roundly critisized for being a hypocritical crybaby.Ohio gets beaten badly by Stanford/ASU.Sparty goes to Cap1or Outback Bowl and loses big.
Tears of Unfathomable Sadness for Ohio & Sparty Scenario
i would win the opposite of the tears of unfathomable sadness award if that actually happened. unfortunately, it's almost impossible that auburn passes OSU if OSU wins.
I'm afraid you're right. I think it's just the media trying to drum up a story.
AU and Ohio both barely won last week and AU shortened Ohio's BCS lead from .1 to .02. Granted AU won over #1 Alabama.
Now, you guys are telling me that a dominant AU win over the #5 team in the nation versus a nailbiter Ohio win over #10 MSU will keep Ohio at #2? I don't think so. Especially with Ohio only up 31 votes in the AP and only up 25 votes in the Coaches poll.
Auburn wins soundly and a Ohio nailbiter gives AU the push to #2.
Even sweeter, if MSU loses I hope that somehow they fall out of top 14 so they miss a BCS bowl. Oh sparty tears would taste oh so like sugar then.
That's my number 1 hope for this game. A lot of predictions have OSU to the championship and MSU to the Rose Bowl but I would love to see the MSU Rose Bowlless streak continue past the quarter century mark. So as much as I hate to say it, I want OSU to absolutely curbstomp MSU to guarantee they end up #15 or worse.
And . . . there is still the hope for Tears of Unfathomable Sadness. If Ohio State loses yet another NC, they'll have to walk around with their tail between their legs for another decade.
They don't crow as much about beating us in the "#1 vs. #2 game" in 2006 as you would expect. Because all you need to mention is that they got crushed in the NC. The #1 was a myth and they know it.
OSU isn't getting passed if they win by only 1 point (unless Auburn wins like 49-0).
If this was a non brand name team, I could see Auburn passing them. With Ohio State, it isn't happening. You're sadly going to have to cheer for Michigan State if you want OSU out of the championship game.
Cannot devide by zero.
with that attitude you can't....
can say that again....
oh wait, nevermind....
with that attitude you can't....
My bet is Lil' Bro goes to the Rose Bowl win or lose. So I may have to root for them.
Who am I kidding, I can't root for either.
This is not Iowa vs MSU. It's $#U%Q(@_$%$ Ohio, ESPN's favorite school, and the only non-SEC or PAC 12 team with any chance at a NC.
Just reading this brought a big smile to my face...
A more likely scenario is: Ohio wins BTCG and goes to the national championship to face FSU, while MSU goes to the Rose Bowl to face Stanford. It is then discovered that Jameis Winston is actually Jack the Ripper and the Tallahasee PD has been hiding it for 150 years. OSU stomps Winston-less FSU and wins the MNC. Meanwhile, Sparty obliterates #5 Stanford and wins the Rose Bowl, legitimizing themselves on the national stage.
As Michigan fans, this is our lot in life.
first one ever! What should I do with it?
I'm afraid that msu is going to get the shaft from B1G officials like they by the officials during the ND game. And don't give me the ''their corners play aggressive'' crap. They got fucked during the ND game. I WISH our corners had the ability to play as aggressive as the msu corners and not give a ten year cushion.
I think they can and can be reletively effective at it, but our front 7 just wasn't getting home at all like MSU's generally did, which makes playing tight man coverage very risky.
Alright everyone, gather round and put on your tinfoil hats: Does anyone else think that there's a possibility that the Big Ten brass see the value in an OSU win and will do something to influence the game? I don't expect anything if it's a blow out either way, but if it's a tight ball game I am half expecting to see some help for OSU in the form of pass interference calls or no calls in OSU's favor.
Call me crazy, but I think that Jim Delany and the other guys who run the B1G recognize what a huge opportunity they have here. They have a big name team with a new big name coach who has gone 25-0 over the course of his tenure there. With an OSU win this week there is a great chance that the SEC's championship will be broken (albeit by default) and who could think of a better way to kick off the new look Big Ten than with a title winner? I don't have any inside information on the subject but the B1G has a lot to gain with an OSU win.
Also, chemtrails are chemicals used to control our minds and Gordon Gee is a reptilian man.
That's why I hope msu kicks osu's ass. Officials can't control an ass kicking.
1.Down 4,with no time outs,Ohio completes a pass to the Sparty 1 yard line,they rush to spike the ball but alas the clock has run out BUT NO WAIT,for some reason the clock shows 1 second left.Ohio gets 1 more play and scores the winning TD. Sparty fans complain for decades over what UM fans dub the "Revenge for Timekeeper Bob Game"
2.MSU stages a valient rally and scores a last second TD to bring Sparty within 1.They courageously go for 2.On the 2 point try an Ohio CB holds,trips & interfers with the Sparty WR but no callis made.
I was at both the "They tripped him in the endzone!" game and the Sparty Bob game.
You, sir, have ripped open many wounds.
/begins rocking in the corner
tears. I guess your tears would be called "Unfathomable, delusional, obsessional, tears of sadness."
I find myself wanting to root for Sparty this weekend. As annoying as Sparty can get, I can't stand the Urban Meyer win streak and would hate nothing more than the possibility of an OSU national championship.
Ohio/Urban has a long history of low class,unethical behavior and are the poster boy for what's wrong with college football today.
They're perfect for each other
There is no doubt Sparty will get screwed if the game gets close, but Auburn will not pass Ohio State if OSU wins. Impossible. However, if FSU loses, then Auburn's got a pretty good chance.
I think this game will be between Ohio State's defense and Sparty's offense. Both can play well, but can be equally suspect at times. Whichever lays the bigger egg, loses.
Screw the SEC
...at all costs, that is all...sorry for the profanity, just doing my part to up the 'fuck' count ;-)
100%, both with your statement and the profanity. It is very difficult for me to write Ohio, without putting "fuck" in front of it, and I live here.....*sigh*
well said my friend well said
I would rather see OSU win. I think that would be better for Michigan. Yes, I do feel dirty after typing that. Here is my thinking:
OSU is already seen as an elite program. It ain't fair, but that's how it is. Winning another conference crown and going to the NCG doesn't change how they are viewed all that much.
MSU isn't seen as elite, or even a top-tier program. However, they are getting noticed. A win against OSU, a Big Ten title and a legitimate trip to the Rose Bowl wouldn't make them elite, but it would move them up to the next tier of teams. Do. Not. Want.
I think Michigan has more to loose from an MSU win than an OSU win.
I will still be hoping that zombies overrun Lucas Oil on Saturday. Actual zombies. Yep, go zombies.
It's already lose lose for us.
If osu goes to the national title game it will turn more heads than it already has. We go up for recruits against osu a lot more than msu, so that wouldn't be good.
Never root for osu.
I never said I was rooting for OSU, just that an OSU win hurts us less. I thought I made it clear that I am rooting for zombies.
I do agree that this is like debating whether you would rather freeze to death or burn to death.
Zombies, man, zombies.
I'm thinking fast, dumb zombies would be perfect. That way they won't be too much of a problem once they leave the stadium later.
Ugh, I sure hope this happens, I don't know if I want to live in a world where Ohio wins the MNC and Sparty wins the Rose Bowl.
the living would envy the dead.
What would be the over/under on the number of coaches burned if that happened? How far would you be able to see the columns of smoke from East Lansing and Columbus?
MSU beats the bucks and gets mauled in the Rose Bowl.
OSU gets the "real" championship game against Alabama. Ohio scores on the opening kickoff but breaks their returner's leg in celebration. Bama then scores the next 64 points going for 2 after each TD.
Meyer resigns to spend more time with his family(haha) and Kiffin is named the new coach.
Wow. Excellent point.
We went 7-5.
7 and fucking 5.
Both the programs can laugh at us. Even if this scenario occurs, M is still mediorce.
Well, I mean I don't see them laughing at us too much.
the interior line is young! We just didn't execute properly! It's Rich Rod's fault! We were almost 11-1!
We went 7-5
Seven and fucking 5 Period
Not a good Haiku
I'm not sure who I'll root against until the game begins. Then, for some reason, something will kick in and I'll find myself taking a side. Not sure which one just yet.
This argument is so bad it's not even funny. Ohio did just "beat" an unranked team they were supposed to win by double digits by just 1 point. What happened to that Ohio team? They increased their BCS rating from 3 to 2.
Do I really have to remind you that the team they beat was us?
My biggest fear is FSU *and* OSU losing resulting in an Auburn/Missouri vs. Alabama MNC game.
Win or lose Sparty's in the Rose Bowl. Good on them, they figured out their offense and beat a bunch of turrrible teams this year.
This would suck most of all. For so many reasons, not least of which would be the media build up for an Auburn/Alabama rematch.
outcome is for Ohio to beat Sparty, and for Ohio to lose to someone in the championship game. Sparty can't claim our goal, few remember who lost a given championship, and sending a team to the championship is good for the conference.
and I have some good MSU friends too, so I have no problem rooting for either.
Why is everyone so quick to dismiss Mizzou? They are an OT game with their back up qb away from being the front runner for the MNC. That's a damn good team.
Dantonio: "This didn't start last February. This started on Nov. 26, 2006, when I became the head coach at Michigan State."
It will interesting to see what happens when Narduzzi heads out on his own. Maybe he and Tressel can co-coach.
State will still be decent without Narduzzi. I said this before, when Dantonio left Ohio for Cincy, so did Ohio's defense. Since then, they haven't been the same.
Sad that we are reduced to hoping for this, instead of ya know actually competing for titles ourselves...
It's only been...*counts on fingers*... uhh guys, i'm gonna run out of fingers here pretty soon
How about MSU beats Ohio goes to Rose Bowl and gets destroyed, while OSU goes to some other bowl and gets crushed
1. Sparty gets blown out by OSU so that they fall to 15 and don't make the Rose bowl or any other BCS bowl. Sparty loses whatever Florida based bowl they end up in.
2. OSU gets blown out in the Championship game by FSU. The Buckeyes, in frustration, have a number of guys thrown out for fighting at the end of the game.
And yet, both teams beat ours, so regardless of what happens, they still get the last laugh.
Michigan had an awful season. We get it. We're trying to make ourselves feel less bad about that by concocting various scenarios of what would give us the most schaedenfreude.
OSU or msu wins in a slugfest. Auburn gets crushed by mizzou and the sec loses all of their bowl games. Big ten wins all of theirs. As much as I dislike osu, im so sick of hearing how good auburn is. They won on two miracle plays.
You spelled out an acceptable scenerio! I now have something to root for!!
Ohio already recruits at a very high level. I can't see them making the NCG game having much of a long term impact. MSU, otoh, stands to have their image upgraded and get a long term boost in recruiting. I'd rather see MSU lose. There are more MSU folks around me, which is another reason to want them to lose.
Not because I love Sparty but because I want Mizzou in the NC game. I grew up rooting for Missouri as much as Michigan since my parents and my sister all went there, and my granddad taught in the physics dept. there for many years.
Of course MIzzou has their own job to do, which is beating Auburn, which might be one of those damn teams of destiny that gets every important break their way.
I think Auburns break already came and went. I have a feeling everyone outside of the SEC footprint and ESECPN will lose their minds if Auburn leapfrogs a 25-0 team over the past couple of years.
Sick of SEC.
it would be best a big ten team beats an SEC team for the title.
if we are really going to get better, and compete for titles, we need the system to be willing to vote big ten teams into the playoffs.
Ohio winning the national championship wouldn't hurt the Big Ten's reputation, but I really don't think people are going to be convinced the B10 is a good conference if the rest of the teams go 1-7 in bowls
Sparty wins, crushes ohio's season. Sparty gets summarily demolished in Rose Bowl game vs Stanford. Ohio has another scandal (there's always one brewing down there) and loses major players and gets smashed in a BCS game vs (insert opponent), FSU defeats any SEC team in NC game, Michigan blows out decent opponent in whatever lame bowl we go to. Nick Saban goes to Texas, Hand comes to UM. All becomes right in the universe.
Rose Bowl berth. Pretty sure we'd love to be in that situation right now.