"those damn LIBRULLL regents!
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|2 days 22 hours ago||You're probably right about||
You're probably right about RichRod vs Tress but my recollection of those years is quite sketchy on account of not wanting to rethink them too clearly. Mea culpa.
|2 days 22 hours ago||grin||
|2 days 23 hours ago||Super duper paranoid for this game as always||
Over the last eight years, there have been only three times (this year, 2012 and 2011) where going into the game you could squint and see us winning it.
Over the last eight years, Ohio State has enjoyed a decisive edge in talent and/or coaching with the sole exception of 2011 and even then they probably had a slight talent edge.
By my possibly faulty reckoning:
2014 - coaching: big edge to OSU skill/talent: big edge to OSU
2013 - coaching: big edge to OSU skill/talent: big edge to OSU
2012 - coaching: big edge to OSU skill/talent: small edge to OSU
2011 - coaching: medium edge to M skill/talent: push (being generous to M here, OSU went 12-1 the year pryor and the cupboards weren't exactly bare in Columbus that year)
2010 - coaching: medium edge to OSU skill/talent: big edge to OSU
2009 - coaching: medium edge to OSU skill/talent: big edge to OSU
2008 - coaching: medium edge to OSU skill/talent: cavernous edge to OSU
2007 - coaching: medium edge to OSU skill/talent: medium edge to OSU
This year, I'll give OSU at best a medium edge in skill/talent, and at best they're a push on coaching ability. This will be hands-down our toughest game of the season but considering that we were 1 pt away with a much much much worse team in 2013, there's no reason we can't get it done tomorrow.
Go Blue muthafuckas. Harbaugh uber alles.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Hopefully it wasn't all a||
Hopefully it wasn't all a smokescreen for The Game (kinda like when you found out the Death Star was fully armed and operational, in Jedi).
|4 days 22 hours ago||This is awful - sympathies||
This is awful - sympathies and good thoughts to all of the poor kid's family and friends.
Although I hate to touch on legalese in light of the actual tragedy - you have to wonder if this is officially curtains for the Mirror Lake tradition. From what I recall OSU had already officially disassociated themselves from it because of the probability of incidents like this (alcohol + cannonball diving + 30 degree water) and attendant lawsuits - which makes perfect sense. Is draining the lake to prevent it from happing altogether on the table? Even as M fans, on some level you're sad to see this go because it's part of the rivalry's lore, but it's such a potent combination for kids dying that this overshadows the lore part big time.
|6 days 18 hours ago||When I saw this, the first||
When I saw this, the first thing I saw (without seeing the title) was the '100% worst thing ever' tagline which, as we all know, was deployed early and often in 2014 for reasons almost entirely relating to the football team. And so, for a split second, my heart leapt up to my throat as I wondered who amongst Peppers, Lewis, Chesson, etc. was injured prior to the OSU game or whatnot. Then I saw the actual post title and my heart sank to the very depths of my gullet.
It goes without saying that this use of the '100% worst thing ever' completely overshadows every other instance of the tag, combined. That we'd all made our peace with the cold knowledge of Chad Carr's worsening condition didn't help much to soften the blow. It's gives one pause to think of how we all check MGoBlog daily (and obsessively) to chroncle the ups and downs of our favorite team and how to see the news today brings us back to how trivial it all is next to the Carr family's ordeal. Yes, sure, certainly, I hope we win Saturday but we'd all give up this and all future wins in a heartbeat if it could somehow guarantee that no parent would ever have to bury their 5-year old child.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I am so very sorry to hear||
I am so very sorry to hear that. :(
|6 days 20 hours ago||Just crushing to hear.||
Sincere and complete props to Michigan State and Ohio State for all the well-wishes and class they showed - and may we never ever ever have the opportunity to return the favor because no parents anywhere should ever have to endure burying their child.
|6 days 21 hours ago||It's also worth noting that...||
We didn't have boring Jarrod Wilson in the 2013 Game vs. aOSU. Would he have helped us not eventually get ground under by Carlos Hyde? Not really. Would he have been helpful against deep secondary busts that aided and abetted several long Buckeye scores in the first half? Yeah, I think so.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Oh! Oh! I'll play the part of||
Oh! Oh! I'll play the part of Section 1.
"those damn LIBRULLL regents!
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|1 week 23 hours ago||Yeah, what WD said||
99% of the rest of OSU fans hate the goons in the photo, so let's not bash them for those 3 guys when there are so many other justifiable reasons to hate the OSU fanbase as a (w)hole
|1 week 1 day ago||Would I root for MSU in CFB championship?||
Would I root for my junk to get jammed through a wood chipper?
Would I root for my friends and family to get mauled by a Siberian tiger?
Would I root for my house to erupt into a fiery inferno?
Would I root for lemon juice and 100 proof vodka to be dripped onto a paper cut on my eyelids?
Why are we asking stupid questions like this?
|1 week 1 day ago||Um I hate Urban Meyer as much||
Um I hate Urban Meyer as much as anyone else here but he's had plenty of history being a successful coach on his own. That's the same argument people make to denigrate Phil Jackson's coaching legacy and it's an equally fatuous one to make.
|1 week 1 day ago||yup, but you'll forgive me if||
yup, but you'll forgive me if I opt not to post pics of my taint as proof.
|1 week 1 day ago||After today, out of respect||
After today, out of respect for Wisconsin (who I don't even really like that much), I'll put a moratorium on bitching about the refs screwing us over because that was just plain, pants-on-head awful refereeing that humped Wisconsin far worse than anything so far.
This moratorium will, of course, expire after the first snap next Saturday.
|1 week 1 day ago||yeah, that's why I stopped||
yeah, that's why I stopped playing Settlers period - the variance of the tile placement and the dice makes it quite irritating for me.
|1 week 1 day ago||I hate seeing any player||
I hate seeing any player ejected for targetting because I tend to err on the players' side on all things and it's hard for me to attribute premeditated assault on super-athletic 19 year olds running at full speed. But if targeting is targeting is targeting, Anthony Zettel (who I'm sure is a really nice kid IRL) LEFT HIS FEET to vertically spear Rudock helmet to helmet.
HOW THE FUCK DO YOU NOT CALL THAT?
Oh right, it happened to us. The referees can line up an slurp on my salty yellow taint.
|1 week 3 days ago||Which of these teams do we want to see win?||
Analyzing all the various factors, I would
stipulate that we should be mindful of our empirical
tendencies to make emotional decisions. We are potentialty
eligible to play in the conference title game but there is a
real and visceral dislike of both teams in the 3.30 game and
obviously this colors our outlook in that contest. Both of teams wish us
ill tidings and the question of how much should we reciprocate the
disdain of these gutter trash programs is something worth considering.
|1 week 3 days ago||I like uniforms we wear when||
I like uniforms we wear when we win games
|1 week 3 days ago||Brian, from the bottom of my broken heart...||
...thank you for having the grace to do this before the offensive UFR which will be much nicer to read. Do remember, everyone, that this happens to the best teams. Oregon's record setting offenses hit brick walls. The '86 Bears and '13 Seahawks got lit up a few times. That's not to say we're anything like those teams, but that we're the sum of all our games, not just our few bad ones and many good ones. No, I'm not looking forward to facing Ezekiel Elliot and his Cro-mag teammates, especially without Ryan Glasgow, but I am confident that - much more so than last year - we learn things from our wins, losses and wins-that-shoulda-been-losses and our coaches will put the team in the best possible position to go up against a better version of Indiana.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Hm, our LBs have to play better what with our DL injuries?||
Strong take there, man.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||The OPI call wouldn't||
The OPI call wouldn't happened if there wasn't the bullshit DPI call on Wilson a few plays before.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone should read the whole piece, but...||
...this little nugget was my favorite:
“He tried to order tiramisu and he asked what was in it,” Horford said. “I told him there was a little alcohol in it, and Coach Beilein freaked out like, ‘No, no, no you can’t have anything with alcohol in it. That’s not responsible of me.’ He made a big deal of it.”
Classic Beilein. Also, because I can't reiterate it enough, how much better is the Daily's sportswriting than that of ESPN or the Freep?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||38 us - 20 them||
38 us - 20 them
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well....||
It was a savvy bit of veteran moxie from a battle-tested junior that a more green running back might not have managed - De'veon is showing why it's him the staff will turn to if they need to run it in for a tying score.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I know it was legitimately illegal, but...||
...RPS -1 for "intent to deceive"? That's at least RPS +3 due to "it's offensive that Rutgers in in the Big Ten"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||On a scale of one-to-Jameis,||
On a scale of one-to-Jameis, this isn't that egregious. It's still not a good look, and hopefully JT likes the view from the stands in the Olentangy River Toilet Seat because I'm guessing that he's gonna be running up and down them a lot this week.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah....||
Please note for the record I logged in specifically to downvote this thread.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Seems like a good move.||
Sure, dude started out 0-2, but he probably shoulda beat us and hung in with the #3 team in the country. The last 2-3 years, Minnesota had been one of the few non-blueblood Big Ten programs where you could say "Hey, not a raging tire fire!" and that merits sticking with the horse (gopher?) that got you there.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sure, this is in a vaccuum...||
...this is kinda dumb and nerdy, even by my generous standards. But hell, we're all here (myself firmly included) obsessing about the tweets and star ratings of 17 year old kids, the exact shade of yellow adidas uses when making their shitty uniformz, and the hamstrings of our 3rd string linebacker. Who the hell are we to judge?