and... i like them? I think I like them.
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|2 years 4 weeks ago||I've watched Ohio all year...||
I've watched every Ohio tv game this year and every michigan game this year, so I feel I may have some perspective here. Admittedly, I am an Ohio grad so they have a soft spot in my heart when they make a run to the big dance.
I told myself before selection Sunday that I was going to bet (not necessarily take to win) Ohio in any first round matchup that came up. The one thing they have going for them is that they are absolutely fearless and will force the tempo whether Michigan wants it or not. I think the game comes down to limiting turnovers and knocking down some shots for Michigan. I believe Beilein is too good of a coach to not have a gameplan put together for such an overagressive defensive team.
That being said I totally expect this game to be close until the end unless Ohio is cold from the field. DJ Cooper is good (not Burke) but where he will hurt you is his streak shooting. If he's on, OU will be in the game and have a chance to win. I also expect Reggie Keely to draw fouls on Morgan which can invoke the Beilein "Two Foul Rule" which I feel should be tossed out the window in the tourney.
In the end, I'll take Michigan by 5 due to Burke and Beilein. Needless to say I will be skitzo during this game. Go Blue! (don't blow out my alma mater?)
|2 years 5 weeks ago||The key will||
The key will be to slow down DJ Cooper. He seems to get hot around this time of year. He is a very streaky shooter and a big time play maker. The big guys are capable of knocking down shots and giving us a little trouble. I've watched this team all year and they look at their best right now.
Long story short, if Ohio is shooting the ball well this is going to go down to the wire. Michigan's defense is the key along with being careful with the ball. They play up tempo, so it will be key to play at UM's pace.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||double post. delete||
double post. delete
|2 years 5 weeks ago||My worst nightmare...||
Ohio is my alma mater. I've been following them all year, they are pretty good. They have a good point guard in D.J. Cooper and they are deep. Most of the players that were on the team that scored 98 points on Georgetown in the tournament a few years ago are on this team. My guess is that the line will be 5 points. Go Blue (i think ha).
I like the potential Temple draw in the 3rd round though.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||FWIW||
FWIW, the latest rumor I've heard down here in Columbus (comes from someone who is friends with an OSU athletic board/committee member/rich man) is that the latest name being tossed around is, "a big name, but not the big name you are thinking of."
I translate that to mean "not Urban Meyer, but someone else big time." I know this isn't overly informative but it does come from a pretty solid source and may point to someone else BESIDES Urban Meyer.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I would say..||
I would say that your description is pretty much spot on. I would not be surprised if special counsel is brought in by the AG's (which is quite common in some areas of law).
|2 years 28 weeks ago||634||
634 be the number.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Starting to become,||
Starting to become my favorite diary. I really enjoy them, keep it up and much appreciated.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||812 people||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||617||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I have 3 that come to mind...||
1. 1997 UM v. tOSU: I'll never forget that day for more than one reason but the one that really sticks out is when the "Go Blue" chant started (the one in which one side says Go and other says Blue), the entire stadium was shaking. It was unreal.
2. 2005 PSU: I was sitting next to two of my friends who were PSU fans, when the clock showed zero, I unleashed my drunken celebration and then continued to sip my flask.
3. 1995?: Mercury Hayes, corner of the end zone to beat Virginia.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Sure to be way off...||
B. Oklahoma State
C. Virginia Tech
D. Notre Dame
E. Southern Cal
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Believe it or not||
Believe it or not this is a true story. I wouldn't call it a riot every year but when they kick you out an hour early the entire strip (Court Street which has 18 or so Bars) takes to the street and makes a scene at the very least. Nothing too crazy, just another reason to be drunk students.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||As an OU (Ohio University Grad)...||
As an OU grad I can only tell my fellow MGobloggers that this ranking is well-deserved for better or worse. I had a blast the four years I was there and it is a great little college town with a perfect atmosphere for parties. That being said, I am not happy with the extra 20 lbs I still carry around because of it. For those who are still young enough to have an excuse to make college road trips on this board, I suggest you do your best to make it down there if you know anyone. Parties are great and girls aren't afraid to have fun.
Semi-Proud OU 2006 Alum.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||From my experience...||
From my experience as an attorney in Ohio, OSU looks to be in a bad position with this suit. I'm familiar with Ohio's public records laws and it seems to me that unless FERPA applies, they will have to release all the records requested in accordance with state law.
This could be the straw that breaks the camel's back. I've heard from multiple people i trust, that more than just Tressel knew about the violations before this all came down.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Nice,||
Nice, I used to frequent Skye Bar from time to time. I wish you luck in your own business and at the OSU event. If/when you get your own venue, be sure to let us Wolverines in Columbus know. Go Blue!
|2 years 43 weeks ago||As said below...||
As said below in the "family thread" I guarded LeBron James in the 2002 State Semis... However, I met Michael Jordan, so anyone else that I've met really doesn't matter in my mind...
|2 years 43 weeks ago||This 6'1" white dude...||
This 6'1" white dude guarded LeBron James in the 2002 State Semi-Finals and managed to hold him to 32 points... At least I held him to his average haha! (good to see he's an ass-hat now).
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Possibility of more to come (stress possibility)...||
Per the same source (OSU Alum with connections to people surrounding the Rife case) who told me about "Tatt Gate" 5 days before it came out originally:
The Dispatch and ESPN are looking into the allegations that Eddie Rife "owns or owned" some of the players involved in the tattoo parlor scandal. This obviously points towards point shaving or some type of fixing. My source claims that this has been said but its just a matter if they are going to be able to come up with credible evidence to even write a story about it.
Whether this ever turns out to be anything I'm not sure but this guy was spot on last time. Also, i looked at the results versus the spread and over/unders and I saw nothing fishy from last year... Maybe its old though.
If this turns out to have any truth at all, this will officially sink titanic. Stay tuned.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Brian hit the nail on the head...||
with the analogy of the warden in Shawshank Redemption. In fact, Cowherd just made the same comparison on his show. I currently live in Columbus (ugh) and it feels like this thing isn't over. GO BLUE
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Well since it doesn't specifically say individual nicknames so||
I'm going to be Captain Obvious and say "The Fab Five" hands down.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||FWIW||
The rumor floating around down here (Columbus) is that someone within the Athletic Department not named Gordon Gee or Gene Smith knew about the allegations. This would go a long way towards the NCAA revising their notice of allegations to include lack of institutional control.
This rumor comes from the same group that told me about the "Tat 5" four days before it came out. Some of their details were off the first time around, so as the title suggests, take this FWIW.
ps- LOVE being down here while this is going on (maybe the only time I can enjoy being a UM fan down here in recent years)
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Facilities...||
FWIW, I sat next to Amir Williams (b-ball recruit from Detroit who chose OSU over UM) on an airplane recently and asked him point blank why he didn't choose UM and his main reason was because "the facilities were terrible compared to OSU's." He also said that he didn't think the coaching staff showed enough him enough attention (wahh wahhh). The latter statement will cause me to hate him for the next two or three years as he plays for the buckeyes.
That all being said, its pretty clear that this facility is going to help with the big time recruits when it is finished.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||How much longer||
How much longer do we have to wait as fans to have a good football team. My patience is wearing and I will spontaneously combust if we don't win 8 games this year. The schedule is beyond favorable and the offense can't be 2008 bad with the returning starters UM has. Either way, I will start to walk the plank if they don't win 8 games BEFORE bowl season. (pity party over here).
|2 years 51 weeks ago||My top ten...||
1. 1988 - Bulls v. Cavs: Jordan hits the shot over Ehloe.
2. 1997 - Michigan v. Ohio State: Charles Woodson
3. 1999 - Final Four (UCONN, Duke, OSU, MSU in Tampa): I had ridiculous seats and sat next to Roger Clemens and John Wooden, right behind Duke's bench.
4. 2002 - Poland High School v. Akron St. Vincent St. Mary's: My high school team reached the State Final Four in Ohio and played LeBron James & Co. I got to guard him and he subsequently killed me/us but it was in front of state record crowd (this was right after his SI cover came out).
5. 2005 - Michigan v. Penn State: Super Mario
6. 2006 - Michigan v. Ohio State: Terrible Outcome but the build up to #1 v. #2 was incredible.
7. 2008 - NCAA 1st Round Tournament Games in Tampa: Both 12 seeds (Villanova, Western Kentucky) and Both 13 seeds (San Diego and Siena) upset the lower seeds. The games included 2 buzzer beaters and a triple OT.
8. 2007 - Red Sox v. Indians Game 5: Red Sox down 3-1 in the series. Beckett takes the mound and dominates. Plus this led to an epic drunk night.
9. 2002 - Michigan v. Washington: Phil Brabbs
10. 2004 - Michigan v. Notre Dame: Best combination of tailgating, seats, and after party at a game. Plus it was a 38-0 win.
Bonus -1998 - King of the Ring: Mankind v. Undertaker (the infamous hell in a cell match)
|2 years 51 weeks ago||This is...||
absolutely spot on and hilarious. Living in this dump has given me some overdue satisfaction by watching them all slowly turn on Tressel. These are the same people who kissed the ground he walked on before this happened. Others are in total denial of whats to come.
|3 years 2 days ago||New Castle and then onto...||
Crown Royal as the night progresses... Having some guys over for some pre-game poker before we head out. Should be a good night. GO MAIZE and BLUE tomorrow!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Yes typo on my part... I||
Yes typo on my part... I thought you were referring to the sports station down here.. well classic rock station didn't do a good job of making those jokes believable then!!
Anyways, good day. GO BLUE
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Let's end this thread now...||
Not to be an April Fool's Party Pooper but... you didn't hear it on 97.3 because that's not even the sports station down here, its 97.1. Also, Mike and Mike are on until 10 am down here followed by Cowherd.
Continue on fellow MGoers.