JHumich

September 11th, 2017 at 1:43 PM ^

The damage is already done. Something far better would have been:

"We earned the right to celebrate. It's a 60 minute war out there. Losing stings. Losing by a lot stings. I understand that they're upset. We earned our celebration. If they don't like it, they should earn their own celebration next time."

Tater

September 11th, 2017 at 3:15 PM ^

It was a perfect scenario: insult them on the field and apologize later.  OSU didn't exhibit much class when they beat Oklahoma, so they deserved what they got.  

Mayfield looks like a leader as a player and a coaching candidate when he can't play anymore.

I Like Burgers

September 11th, 2017 at 2:47 PM ^

I would have liked a Happy Gilmore apology better:

"You see the flag pole is made of wood and wood comes from the ground, so I thought the pole would be happier in the ground.  Also, I know buckeyes come from trees, and flag poles are made from trees, so I thought the two of them would be natural friends"

Brimley

September 12th, 2017 at 9:44 AM ^

Do you remember the reaction on this blog when Sparty players ran the Paul Bunyan trophy past the student section after the kick/misery?  I do.  What I don't remember was anyone saying, "It was a 60 minute war and they earned the right to celebrate."

It's either a dick move to do this stuff, or it's OK when opposing players taunt us in our stadium.  Gotta pick a side.  (I choose dick move if that isn't clear).

mGrowOld

September 11th, 2017 at 1:44 PM ^

The apology should've been to the OU fans for SUCKING at the flag plant, not the plant attempt itself.

"Dearest fellow Oklahoma Sooner fans & alumni:

I, Tyler Mayfield, suck at flag planting.  I'm sorry I failed all of you so badly at sticking that flag right through the O on the 50.  Next time we smoke thiese assholes trust me I'll do it right.

Yours in BoomerSoonerdom:

Ty

Everyone Murders

September 11th, 2017 at 3:04 PM ^

OU's QB is Baker Mayfield.  Mayfield's is a fair-to-middling brand of ice cream, popular in the South.  Ty Cobb was from Georgia (and nowhere near as bad a man as portrayed in the bio-pic).

So what MGrowOld is saying is that if Baker Mayfield had brought some ice cream, it would have allowed him make a mound of Extreme Moosetracks in which to better tie (Ty) down the flagpole into the field turf.

It's pretty damned clear when you think about it.

1VaBlue1

September 11th, 2017 at 2:27 PM ^

Apple and orange comparison...  The railroad spike was planted BEFORE the game.  Mayfield's flag planting was done after the game.  They both were good ideas, but for different reasons.

The apologies, though?  They were both dumb, sad, and stoopid - all for the same reasons.

sdogg1m

September 11th, 2017 at 1:49 PM ^

Why apologize? Did Ohio State apologize to Michigan when they tore down the M Club banner in 1972? I don't think so.

Every Buckeye fan who called such an act by Mayfield disrespectful need to be reminded of their own classless history.

WolverineHistorian

September 11th, 2017 at 2:09 PM ^

That's what I said Saturday night. 

Ohio State players and fans also tore down a goal post on Indiana's home field in 1996 when they wrapped up the Rose Bowl birth causing the Indiana players to rush to the other goal post just to stop them doing it again.  

Decades of dishing it out but you can't take it? 

The Mad Hatter

September 11th, 2017 at 1:50 PM ^

He had just become my favorite non-Michigan player.  If you're going to do something like that, own it.  I had no problem with it.  And I wouldn't have a problem if he did it in Ann Arbor.

Don't like it?  Good.  Defeat is supposed to sting.

/now if someone could just email me a list of acceptable words to use as insults I'd really appreciate it.  [email protected]