tOfficial Night Before OSU Collective Thread

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on November 25th, 2011 at 6:38 PM

An effort to help combine everything inane about The Game and matchup including, but not limited to,

  • People looking to buy/sell tickets due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Anecdotes about personal experiences with Buckeyes
  • ANGR
  • Choice snippets from OSU message boards/blogs
  • Score predictions
  • Thirsty lions


Let do it? O LET DO IT!


(btw: need 1 ticket 4 tomorrow kthx)




November 25th, 2011 at 6:48 PM ^

on the seniors, if you haven't already. A concise ode to Team 132, one of my favorite classes of Michigan Football. Must read on the eve before Senior Day


November 25th, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

Our collective confidence a day before kickoff is somehow making me even more anxious than the pre-game dread of the past three years.  This rivalry is truly a wicked master.  Beat Ohio.



November 25th, 2011 at 6:51 PM ^

Beat ohio!

Been to two edition's of The Game, '92 in Columbus (13-13 tie, cemented my perception of Ohio Stadium as a cement factory filled w/ pigeon shit) and '93, when we, big underdogs, rocked them 28-0 on a frigid day before what was then an NCAA-record crowd.

I also remember, during my indoctrination years in the 70s, when the broadcast of the first part of the game was interrupted by President Carter greeting Menachim Began (or was it Anwar Sadat?) at the Camp David airport or something. The ol' man really expanded my vocab of curse words that afternoon. For learning to swear, it was like a summer's worth of caddying in 45 minutes.

From high in the Rockies: beat ohio! GO BLUE!


November 25th, 2011 at 6:57 PM ^

I live in columbus and cant wait to get things started tomorrow. First of all im going to get up at 6, than Taking a run and then im coming home turning on wtka for pregame. Than I will begin to dree my daughter in michigan gear for her first game. Than family will arrive and I will begin to drink.


Prediction- simple! Ohio has more talent than us according to recruiting sevices but we trump them by way of better coaching. We also dont come into the game with self doubt nor pitty as Ohio has a lot of distractions. If we can zone read the hell out of Ohio and keep them on their toes without denard  making cripling mistakes we can win this through 4 qtrs. I think the second half will be where we pull away. Im thinking Ohio finds a way to score a few and get a lead before mattison figures them out. Im starting to believe we have more smarts on our team rather than talent. Therefore we seem to catch on as the game moves on.

we leas 17-14 at half.

End the game 45-28.


November 25th, 2011 at 7:29 PM ^

highlights of Woodson, Desmond, Wheatley, and Hoard dominating Ohio to get ready for the game tomorrow.  I've seen this team take on Hoke's vision as the season has progressed, and they are becoming more and more like those teams that dominated Ohio.  Tomorrow is another step in the right direction.  Nuff said.


November 25th, 2011 at 7:43 PM ^

I'm cautiously optimistic about this game. I expect it to be a dog fight and much more difficult than many people are predicting. 

My prediction: we are losing at half 14-10, but pull it off in the second 27-17.

I hope I'm wrong because I might bite off all of my nails if we are losing during half time. 


November 25th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ^

My Wolverine Brethren, the time is almost here to once again bear witness to the greatest rivalry in sports. For the last 5 years, its been extremely frustrating to be a Wolverine, but the end of this frustration culminates at Noon ET. Tommorrow the end of this corrupted Ohio regime comes crashing down, only to be vanquished by a Senior Class that has miles and miles of heart. Tommorrow they will win it for a fanbase that not only demands exellence, but integrity from its programs. They will win it for BO and the Legends of Michigan's Cherished Past. They will win it for programs that do things the right way. They will win it for the TRUE fans and alumni that will always support this great institution through thick and thin.

I was born and raised in Tennessee, but will forever consider myself a Michigan Man. I spent my childhood cheering for those maize and blue winged helmets, but as I grew, so did my experiences as a fan. Being to The Game 3 times further cemented my undying allegiance to Michigan through thick and thin. I am so damn proud of this team, of what they accomplished this year, regardless of what happens tommorrow. From Day 1 our beloved Coach Hoke has drilled into our players the importance of this game and tommorrow it will unfold into a performance into a game that will make EVERY Michigan Man, past, present, and future burst into tears of pride for the Maize and Blue that we love so much.



November 26th, 2011 at 12:14 AM ^

do not need to be from Michigan or have attended Michigan to be a "Michigan Man", although I am both.  We have a "Big Tent" and accept all who embrace our values.

My first tsio game that I can remember was The Game of the Century (1969).  It was on a 19" B&W TV with rabbit ears.  My dad said "Bo cant beat these hillbillies."  When we won and I saw my dad happy, I was forever hooked.  There was no doubt.  My dad loved Bo and they shared that same fiesty attitude.

Go Blue, beat ohio, for Bo, my father,  the entire state of michigan and Michigan fans around the world.


November 25th, 2011 at 8:19 PM ^

I have been to evey home version of The Game since '85 and seen some amazing games.  I will be so ready tomorrow (already am and have been).  I was thinking about should or should not the field be stormed.  These current UM students have never experienced a victory over Ohio.  So that swayed me.  I say yes and will enjoy watching them pour over the wall and onto the field tomorrow.  I hope security is instructed to just let's it happen.



Look Up_See Blue

November 25th, 2011 at 8:26 PM ^

I'm kind of nervous right now.  But I get nervous before every Michigan football game.  I hate it.    In h.s. i would get so nervous before games.  Getting dressed in the lockeroom was the worse.  Once we got to the field for pre game and got the blood going, everything changed.  Now, the nerves just don't go away.  I want to stop thinking about it but I can't.  I want it to just be 11 CT tomorrow so we can get this thing going.  I hope there's no hangover from last week.  We really started strong in that game, something the team didn't do well earlier in the year.  I think I may play NCAA 2012 tonight and play ohio on like rookie and just beat the shit out of them to make myself not nervous anymore.  Yea that's what i'll do.  Go Blue!!!!!!!!!!!


November 25th, 2011 at 8:37 PM ^

A bird crapped on my head today. This has never happened to me before. I consulted several sources, and in some cultures, it's good luck. Fingers crossed.