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- OSU was good by B1G standards but not by national standards. Keep in mind the entire B1G was down including OSU.
- OSU would have likely had four loses or more with any SEC schedule. We're talking about a team that could barely tackle at the beginning of the year and struggled to put teams away.
- OSU is getting lots of hype based on how they perform even though they had several close games that could have went the other way.
- OSU shouldn't be ranked any higher than the 4th best SEC he believes they will lose to. Agree with this statement 100%
- Another factor for this hype is based on Meyer second tenure at the programs (Utah perfect season, Florida national title) he's been at. In essence the media, fans, Kool-Aid drinkers (which I'm not) are hyped up to think they'll go 26-0 and end the SEC streak of seven national titles.
- OSU is getting more hype based on their easy schedule and not their talent. Not to long ago, Schlabaugh had OSU as the top of his ESPN top 25 because of their schedule.
- Wisconsin may be the luckiest team in the conference when it comes to scheduling.
- Michigan got screwed when it comes to home games and playing Michigan State and Northwestern on the road twice.
- Minnesota got screwed as well
- Ohio State (home)
- Purdue (away)
- Iowa (home)
- Minnesota (away)
- Society of Women Engineers
- National Society of Black Engineers
- National Soceity of Hispanic Engineers
- Miami (FL)
- Ohio State
- New Mexico
- Michigan St.
- Kansas St.
- Saint Louis
- ComFest-For the people by the people community festivle with lots of food, entertainment. Warning, don't be surprised if you see some woman walking around with her shirtless upperbody spray painted. Yes, it happens every year.
- Arnold Sports Classic- Body building event at the beginning of March that attracts lots of people. Free protein, shirts, drinks, samples and so forth. If you're luck you'll get to meet Arnold. If you aren't into that there are other competition they do as well.
- Jazz and Rib Fest
- Red White and Boom- 15-20 minute long firework display that attracts a lot of people.
- If you're willing to go outside of Columbus there is the squash festival, apple festival and so forth.
- And much more....
|1 day 23 hours ago||Agree||
I agree with a majority of the points here.
Some additions points
I, like other OSU fans, don't like Mark May but he is right on this topic. I've seen him troll OSU way harder than this but this clearly isn't an example of it.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Great Story||
As someone working in the medical device sector, I love hearing stories like this. I'll make sure to share this with others in the field. Thanks for posting this and Michigan contribution to research and developement in the BME/medical device field.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thoughts||
My thoughts on this
Indiana may disagree with this statement. That being said, Delany argued that they would be in favor of parity based scheduling which in this case didn't happen. Acutally, if you step back and look you'll see Michigan and Ohio State each got draws with the opponent in their respective trophy game in Minnesota (Little Brow Jug) and Illinois (Illibuck). Maybe the Big Ten wanted to keep the trophy games going this year. Who knows....
As for OSU playing Minnesota, this matchup occurs too soon IMO. Iowa and Northwestern are on the schedule this year for us and it would have been nice to at least play one of the two again before we rotated the Gophers on the schedule.
In short, no one can be happy with their schedules except Wisconsin.
|1 week 4 days ago||Indiana||
Indiana single games include
You wanna talk about rivals getting screwed on the hardwood, look no further than Indiana and Purdue only playing once. While, Michigan coming to Columbus is favorable for OSU, it isn't exactly fair to Michigan fans to go without playing OSU in Ann Arbor. Lastly, its weird how the Big Ten wasn't able to compensate these two hardwood rivalries but did so for Minnesota and Wisconsin and Michigan and Michigan State. Its only going to get worst once expansion occurs...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||THIS||
I won't argue to say who has had the better class based upon rankings because The Game is played on the field and not in the recruiting rankings. Michigan will recruit high character kids both on and off the field under Hoke to match his coaching philosophy, just like Meyer will too. Honestly, both are close to dead even although I'd give Michigan a slight edge in recruiting because of Hoke/Borges/Funk ability to saturate the pool of talent for offensive linemen with ratings 4 stars or higher. Its an area OSU recruiting is struggling in but will likely improve in, at least I hope.
As for Meyer comment, I agree with you, I don't necessarily think this is directed at Michigan, and more so other schools in the conference that don't have a brand name like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State or Nebraska. Some schools have boost their level of recruiting across board which can only make the quality of competition that much better and increase a weakend conference image. Indiana pulled in their best recruiting class in school history for 2013. Northwestern is on their way to the best recruitment class under Fitzgerald. Minnesota has a 4* RB from MN and 3* QB from KS already in May...
I can understand how schools that don't normally have outstanding recruiting classes can percived his comment as arrogance, but in reality its in the spirit of competition. I think in the interest of Michigan and Ohio State vying for a playoff spot in the future, its benefical that the conference be as strong as it possibly can which all starts with recruiting.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Don't believe the hype||
I will honestly admit we are not the number one team in the country. Until someone knocks off Alabama, they deserve to be ranked number one. Too many question marks on a young defense, the kicking unit with Basil doing both punting and field goal kicking, offensive line depth and the right tackle position and Miller improvement. There is certainly talent at several positions but experiece will be a huge factor for OSU success or failures this year. OSU is probably a top 15 team but no where close to being top 5.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||#Entitlement||
OSU had won 5 or 6 (can't remember) straight Big Ten titles in row and we're likely getting rings and gold pants during the entire duration. My idea behind their actions is that they thought because OSU had been so successful in the past, no one could stop them. They'll likely continue to beat Michigan, win the Big Ten and go to BCS bowl games so what does it matter if they sell their stuff just this one time, they'll get it again next year. Entitlement is a dangerous thing...
I agree with your post, I don't know how they can value tats and cash above memorabilia that reflects their personal and team accomplishments. The hard part for them is that they won't have those things to reflect back on when they get older and talk about their days at OSU. No amount of ink and cash can transcend a personal/team accomplishment. You can make an argument for family struggles and needing to do things to help your family but selling essentially what is your memories is not worth it IMO.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||BME||
The only organization I know of for BME is the Biomedical Engineering Society. Its a national organization so following the organzation isn't too hard and if you have interest in the field and you're not BME its not an exclusive organization. Of course if you do specialize in any specific aspect of the field (Bioimaging, Biomechanics, Nanotech) you can always follow more smaller organizations (i.e. American Society of Biomechanics) if you're more into the academia setting. Not sure if that helps.
Also, I'm not sure if you're a female or minority but there is:
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Damn it...||
That sucks. Thorin posted several great videos and went out his way to post several OSU full games from this past fall. Heck, I even subscribed to his content. I hope he had back ups of his content and didn't lose anything permanently. Not sure if he'll read this thread but thanks for being fair and objective in the content you posted.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||2000||
If I'm not mistaken the Michigan vs. Northwestern game in 2000 was a night game. Correct me if I'm wrong...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Roses are red||
I strongly doubt this happens. Even if we split with Michigan, assuming both teams make it there, OSU would be headed to the Rose Bowl. In fact, I don't really understand how most [OSU] fans can even think the national title is a possiblity this year even if OSU ran the table. Their success and chances of a national title has more to do with the success of the conference teams versus their own. If teams start to lose several OOC games, thus weakening their SOS, it probably won't happen for OSU.
I'm a realist and even I think being #1 is a huge reach for a team that had several close games last year and several question marks going into this season. Moreover, who ranks teams because of their schedule or what they did last year? Look at what happened to USC after they got off sanctions. Great year despite sanctions, gets ranked #1, then finished the year 6-7 when everything is on the line. Any thing can happen to teams and being ranked #1 is almost a curse. I'm not exactly buying into the hype and would much rather fly under the radar than be a target.
Finally, lets be honest here, when OSU plays Michigan for the second time in Indy, which I believe will happen, it will be to determine who is playing for a berth in 100th Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championship. That's about as good as it will get for both teams this year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Welcome to Moe's||
Sidenote: I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. If you have a choice between Moe's or Chipotle, make the smart decision and eat at Chipotle.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Rings||
This is comming from an alum, but can you honestly look in the mirror with a straight face and say going undefeated this year is any thing special in the Big Ten? To put this in persepective, Northwestern was about 5 minutes 14 seconds from going undefeated in the Big Ten as well. Everyone was down (including OSU) this year which makes this undefeated regular season hallow compared to others during the BCS era. Urbz was right to acknowledge their accomplishments so they could feel special (12-0 row, additions at WHAC, etc. ) but the rings took things too far IMO. You can go 12-0 all you want but in 2012 you have to remember why the team didn't go further. This isn't to say I'm not proud of their accomplishments and acknowledgements, but its something in the back of your mind...
Sidenote: Its always easy to find which OSU fans are easily offeneded by things Michigan commenters say. Lol! Sit back and find the humor in comments, jeez!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
I know its a rivalry but I must admit that is some grade A trolling. I am very impressed with what you did! Nice jab at your rivals.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||#Strike||
Practice makes perfect.
In a unrelated note, has Denard healed from his damage nerve from the Nebraska game? Outside of seeing him play in the last three games, nothing has been said about his injury and throwing/grip.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||#Embrassing||
About the only thing I agree with is the academic talk he went on toward the end of the video. Jim Tressel and character doesn't belong in the same sentence. Maybe he should stick with politics.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Stats||
"I expect a slight regression to the mean and they drop a game or two."
What is the mean in this case? What distribution (maybe binomial) are you using to determine the mean? What is the vaule of the regression? Reading your post, I'm confused how you are using statistics to determine the outcome of a season. Please explain your logic and stats.
For the record, I agree OSU does have a weak schedule as their first four games are games they should win, although going to Cal is a toss up but likely in OSU favor. I refuse to homer out and think they will go 11-0 before they play Michigan. Maybe 9-2 or 10-1 at best. I'm still lost on what you mean by your above quote. Are you trying to say its hard for a team to go undefeated, let alone do it in back to back season maybe?
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Sigh||
No more Craft vs. Burke matchups; teardrop. Good luck to Burke in the Pros and hope he has a successful career.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Questions||
When I clicked this I was expecting to hear the worst of it but I commend those who post some thought provoking and well rounded questions.
My questions to Tressel would be: Given the ressurgance of Michigan football under Brady Hoke and continued success of Ohio State under Urban Meyer, what are your thoughts on the state of Big Ten football as a whole both within the conference and nationally? Will it shift back to the Big 2 and everyone else? What do you see long term for the quality of competition in the conference as schools try to compete for a berth in the new playoff system?
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Maybe||
Not sure if this is a big loss or not but with other guys emerging in Ross, Lenzelle Jr., Sam Thompson we should be good on the offense end. In addition, McDonald and our incoming recruit Marc Loving (Ohio Mr.Basketball) should reestablish our post game that was vacant this year. I honestly think this team will still hang its head on defense and grinding out games but sadly, I see us still struggling on offense if someone doesn't step up.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||WOW||
I can't believe what I just witness. Michigan came back out of no where to snatch victory from Kansas after being down 11. McGary has been playing better than I've seen all year long and the offense is clicking. Unbelievable!!! All hate aside, I must tip my cap to Michigan for their very gutsy performance on the court tonight. I will rest very well knowing Bill Self arrongance and Kansas lost! Great win!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||NCAA Bracket||
For the record, the West region didn't feature the weakest 3 and 4 seeds. The tournament seed list generated from the S-Curve is below from strongest to weakest for the 1-4 seeds.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Hendersen||
This kid just seems to have several character issues, throwing ice at Ole Miss student section, taunting fans and disrespecting other players within the same conference. Lets not forget his latest gesture during the La Salle game either before they lost.
Sportsmanship and respect are apart of the game but I don't understand how their coaching staff can sit back and accept this behavior nor why their fans haven't had any backlash about it. One more year of eligibility and date with karma will be in store for Mr.Slim Shady!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||McGary||
He didn't play like a freshman last night, but looked like a man among boys out there with that performance. However, I noticed he started for the game. Is this the first time he's started or was it just something that happened because Morgan didn't play due to injury? IMO, I think Beilein should do this more often since McGary seems to bring more energy and hustle to the team starting vs. coming off the bench.
Last snowflake was that when Burke went out, I thought Stauskas and THJ did a good job of creating shots for themselves. I don't recall Stauskas doing this often but the move and attack he had to score showed his versatility (I'm use to him shooting lots of 3's). It showed a lot of determination for the team to step up in the brief absence of its leader when the lead was under 10. Great win Blue!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Lol||
Go Stanford, and Go Colorado State!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Lol at the SEC||
So now SEC teams should be allowed into the dance because they are a power six conference and they are the "SEC". What a joke. According to Teamranking, the SEC as conference has a worse RPI and SOS compared to two mid-major conferences.
If you don't want to be treated like a mid-major then beat the out of conference opponents you have to raise your team(s) and conference RPI. Instead of doing that, SEC teams lose to likes of Mercer, Tulane, Dayton, Iona and so forth. They have their opportunities to beat the good teams but they never do. Moreover, with the departure of the Big East, there will no longer be the SEC vs. Big East show down which won't help their conference capitalize on matchups versus quality Big East teams. While Florida and Kentucky bolster the conference image, the conference as a whole suffers from depth issues and the chance to pick up quality wins against each other unlike the Big East or Big Ten. Do I feel sorry for the SEC? Hell no! Enjoy the NIT Cuonzo.
Sidenote: I can't wait for the tournament to start and watch the teams in the SEC get bounced especially Ole Miss.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||Nix hate||
I use to never understand how Michigan fans could hate Nix but after watching his dirty playing style, seeing all the tweets by him posted on Mgoblog and comments I now understand your hate. I'm so glad to see that he is leaving MSU.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Grad School||
Its not as bad as you may think it is. I had a grader for a class who was at OSU working on a PhD from UM while teaching. Some how while working on a problem this discussion came up and he said he was able to survive it just fine. Granted he didn't share with a lot of people the school he supported, he lived far from campus to avoid the students and didn't participate in anything except intramurals and made it out just fine. Interesting guy that really opened me to the good their is in Michigan.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Columbus||
I survived it for 5 years while in school and its probably the best city to live in Ohio wither you live in the city or the suburbs. Granted most of my time was spent on campus until I moved out to the Grandview area; I was able to step away from it and find other things in the Upper Arlington, Sawmill, and Dublin area to do. I personally enjoyed my time in the Sawmill area as there were several places to eat and get cheap entertainment along Bethel Rd and Sawmill Rd. Either areas are good places to live. Since you're from Michigan, I can promise you the winters here are nothing compared to living up north especially if you lived any where close to the lakes. Excellent city if you're young, lots of restaurants with a variety of food and cultures, large diversity and something for just about everyone to do. Young adults who say they find the city boring just aren't trying hard enough. As for being Blue in Columbus, I lived next to a couple who were Michigan fans so my roommates and I hung out with them and went to OSU vs. Michigan games together. If you can meet any OSU fans that are level headed and can look past the fact you support Michigan get to know them. We're out there, trust me. Lastly, I-270 which is a basically a freeway around the entire city allows you to get anywhere in about 20-30 minutes pending where you are going. This was one of the best things about living in Columbus.
The only problems I had with the city was the lack of pro teams, people here don't know how to drive when snow hits the ground , and not a lot of natural beauty, lakes, bike paths. Going up and down the Olentangy trail and Alum Creek mountain biking paths continuosly becomes mundane. Not a lot of them here which causes you to go out to away from the city if you're looking for variety. Not sure if that's something you're into though...
Some fun things to do here include:
If you do move here look for a magazine called "614 Columbus" as they give you a good idea of things to do around here. Good luck with your job opportunity.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||ITS THE SAUCE!!!!!!||
I don't know what Rasing Cane's puts in the their sauce but its what keeps me coming back for more. A must eat once every three months. Four months after the OSU-Michigan game, last time I was in Columbus, my taste buds are overdue for it again.