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06/11/2018 - 10:32pm Just testing if this works…

Just testing if this works...

 

04/14/2018 - 2:30pm This is ME

This is ME

03/25/2018 - 9:22am Too bad Houston couldn't make

Too bad Houston couldn't make their free throws.  ;-)  ...kidding! (not really)

Congratulations on your team making it to the FInal Four! After all, it is a basketball school, right? (My UM friend says it's a softball school.)

Congrats on a great run all the way to the national championship game (insert: "without having to beat a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 seed to get there")

Sincerely,

Jealous (I wish it was my team)

 

12/31/2017 - 9:44pm I'm actually disappointed to

I'm actually disappointed to hear Saquon is leaving. Sure, he's a threat to take over a game to make either of our teams potentially suffer a loss. But I'd rather he stay so that PSU is strong, making the B1G as a whole look that much better.

 

12/21/2017 - 10:09pm It took until Urban's 6th

It took until Urban's 6th season for OSU to have a season with more than 1 regular season loss. If that's is underacheiving, then what's "acheiving"?

He has a regular season record of 67-5. Would OSU have to be 69-3 to NOT be underacheiving?

What would it take to be considered overacheiving? 71-1?

6 seasons...6 division titles = "he's underachieving". True. He shoud have 8 division titles by now! Maybe 10.

 

12/12/2017 - 4:11pm Nope. Not me. I've never had

Nope. Not me. I've never had that trouble.

12/01/2017 - 2:59pm I'm so sorry to hear about

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Real life is a lot more real than the games we enjoy.

11/24/2017 - 11:52am Serious question: any chance

Serious question: any chance Zack Gentry throws a pass tomorrow? Like in a TE screen turned double pass?

11/24/2017 - 11:06am MonkeyMan, I agree...
There

MonkeyMan, I agree...

There is a difference in talent but the talent difference is not so great that the result is a foregone conclusion. The players must still execute.

Also, Hoke was within one score in the 4th quarter in all 4 of his games. His teams were always ready to play.

In fact, Michigan has performed very well in Ann Arbor (up until '15) with no more than an 11-point deficit. The '13 game was 42-41, the '11 game was a Michigan win, even RichRod in Ann Arbor played a respectable 21-10 game. '07 was another 11-point game. '05 went down to the wire, '03 was a Michigan win, '01 was within a score and if there were 5 more minutes of game action Michigan probably would have come back to win. And then we go back to the Cooper era and the previous OSU win in Ann Arbor was '87. Until '15 happened, it could be said that Michigan definitively does not get blown out by OSU in Ann Arbor, the very worst of losses were 2-score games.

I expect Michigan's best game of the entire season tomorrow. Let's get it on!

11/24/2017 - 10:50am So you're saying it won't be

So you're saying it won't be Malzone? Thanks for the tip!

Sincerely,

Urb

11/22/2017 - 8:00am It's been a long time since

It's been a long time since the underdog has won in this rivalry, the dog is due to win one soon. The favorite has won 12 straight. In the 13 years prior, from '92-'04 I can think of 6 games off the top of my head in which the favorite did not win.

11/21/2017 - 10:25pm wahooverine...

...I like to keep my enemies closer.

11/21/2017 - 10:23pm The key is to actually attend

The key is to actually attend a different university.

Thank you, I respectfully hate you too. :-)

11/21/2017 - 10:21pm I created the matrix.

I created the matrix.

11/21/2017 - 10:21pm I created the matrix.

I created the matrix.

11/21/2017 - 10:15pm I think most of the

I think most of the formatting issues are the superscript created in a Word document, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. The superscript appears to increase the leading for that particular line.

Thanks for the thoughts, SpikeFan!

11/21/2017 - 10:08pm You're welcome...

...and the "screw you" is respectfully accepted. ;-)

I'm simply appreciating the greatest rivalry in North American sports.

11/20/2017 - 9:25pm That is so true. The hate was

That is so true. The hate was already there, but the frustrations of the Cooper era increased the venom exponentially.

Honestly, I see a lot of the same dynamics at play here. With the current feelings Michigan fan has for OSU, it appears likely that when Michigan does get the upper hand on this rivalry again Wolverine fans might be as intolerable as Buckeye fans.

You all might not like to hear it, but I read the same kind of venom here every day.

11/20/2017 - 9:10pm Freshman D-lineman Chase Young as The Predator

Image result for the predator

11/20/2017 - 8:29pm You are right.

You are right. I stand corrected, it was not a face mask. I went back to see it again, it looked like it live, but the replay shows it was not.

Forgiveness, please.

11/20/2017 - 3:41pm A couple weeks ago I showed

A couple weeks ago I showed my son the '97 game. The night before we watched a replay of the 2002 game because of its special circumstances. He knew I would show him games that were special, so he figured the same about the '97 game. Before we watched it I told him about the frustrations in the previous seasons, so he was expecting the see a game in which OSU got paybacks.

When OSU went down 20-0, he looked at me and was like "I thought this was going to be special." I told him it was a special game. I must have smirked when I said that because he took my smirk to mean that OSU was going to come back to win.

OSU did score to make it 20-7. Then they scored again to make it 20-14. By that time he was sure he was going to see an OSU victory. And then when OSU was driving in the middle of the 4th quarter, he thought that's when the magic was going to happen. Heck, watching the game live I thought that possession which they marched past midfield was when they were going to pull it off. Then I think it was a TFL that put them behind the chains, and the magic never happened.

The game ended and my son was stunned that I showed him an Ohio State-Michigan in which Michigan won. I told him the game was special because of what was at stake, because both teams played with such great intensity, you could feel the buzz from the crowd, it was an electric atmosphere, especially considering that there was very little offense. It was a great game, a special edition in the history of the rivalry.

It's just that the wrong team won.

11/20/2017 - 3:28pm I don't hear much talk about

I don't hear much talk about it, of course. But I'm also not in Columbus. As is typcially the case, win a game, complaints of officiating are minimal...lose a game, the complaints are resounding. I was surprised there was a no-call for def. holding (tackling a receiver) committed by OSU in the 1st half, for sure.

Also, the losing team only complains about the poor officiating that went against them and not missed calls or bad calls in their favor. For example, I haven't read anybody complain that the officials missed a face mask call on Barrett on 2nd down in OT. I was watching the game with a buddy who is a Michigan fan (& an MGoUser) and as it happened he immediately blurted out a disgruntled "Face mask!" Then moments later after seeing no flag, he says "Oh, I guess not." Well, it actually was a face mask, but not called. The result was 3rd & 9 and the following play was Samuel's back & forth scamper to get within one yard of the 1st down, setting up the notorious 4th & 1 Barrett keeper.

Had the officials ruled the spot short, Michigan wins. How would any of you have responded to complaints of Buckeye fan about the missed face mask call that gave them 3rd & 9 instead of calling the face mask which would have given OSU a 1st down, about at the 11 yard line, I believe. That's a big difference: 3rd & 9 at the 24 vs. 1st & 10 at the 11. And had the result gone the other way, you would have heard about the missed call incessantly. Would you have told them "sucks for you" or "play better than the refs ref"? That missed call has received zero attention because the team who got jobbed by that missed call won.

11/20/2017 - 2:45pm I don't think the term lucky

I don't think the term lucky comes across the mind. But certainly there is a segment of the fan base, and especially the young millenials, who don't appreciate it as they should and will be shocked and furious whenever the team does have a bad season, or realizes at some point in the (hopefully distant) future that they've made a bad coaching hire.

We have not experienced a bad regime, you guys have suffered through a lot the past 10 years. But up until 2007 I would have throught the same about Michigan. Our occasional bad season was worse and more frequent than Michigan's rare bad season. In 2007 I was 35 years old and never saw Michigan fail to make a bowl, I saw OSU miss the bowl season 3 times. I saw a 4-6-1 OSU team, Michigan hadn't had a bad run since the '60s. The worst season I ever saw Michigan have was the '84 team that was 6-5 but still went to a bowl. Michigan's worst seasons were never as bad as Ohio State's worst seasons. I kept wondering, 'when is Michigan ever going to have a down year?' It finally happened in 2008, of course, and when it came it hit hard and the program is still trying to dig itself out of that.

It's all cyclical. I've spent plenty of time being on the bottom side of this rivalry.

11/20/2017 - 12:08pm tl;dr version: losing to

tl;dr version: losing to Michigan in ’97 sucked, but it sucked with a different kind of suck than the rest of the suck.

 

P.S. 1985-2000 says to 2001-2016: “Tag, you’re it!”

…NO TAGBACKS!!!

11/19/2017 - 11:11pm Good to see you again,

Good to see you again, evenyoubrutus! Still thinking about you, wishing you the best.

11/16/2017 - 9:04pm When my cooler is full, I'll

When my cooler is full, I'll be visiting your car.

11/16/2017 - 3:46pm That spread & over/under

That spread & over/under combination results in a Vegas expected score of about 47-6.

11/16/2017 - 2:58pm Sure. I'm out of firewood.

Sure. I'm out of firewood.

11/16/2017 - 12:20pm I'm pretty sure it's going to

I'm pretty sure it's going to be quite easy to pick me out in the crowd. ;-)

11/16/2017 - 12:19pm Is your avatar CTE-related?

Is your avatar CTE-related?

11/16/2017 - 12:07pm Just bought my ticket. See

Just bought my ticket. See you there!

11/15/2017 - 12:21pm After seeing Iowa gash OSU's

After seeing Iowa gash OSU's run defense, meanwhile seeing Michigan run for 400 per game, trust me...a 313 repeat in next week has crossed my mind a few times.

11/14/2017 - 10:57pm Miami needs to win a good

Miami needs to win a good road game.

11/14/2017 - 10:51pm Steve in PA...
I do not

Steve in PA...

I do not expect OSU to make the playoff. But there is a very reasonable path to allow it to happen. You say there are too many quality teams to jump. Being ranked 9th, they need to jump 5 teams.

If Alabama wins out, they will give Auburn a 3rd loss & Georgia a 2nd loss, both will fall behind OSU.If Clemson beats Miami, both teams may stay ahead of OSU, but if Miami gives Clemson a 2nd loss, OSU (if they are a 2-loss conference champ) will be ahead of a 2-loss Clemson non-champion. There's 3. If OSU beats Wisconsin, that makes 4.

That leaves only Oklahoma or Notre Dame. The easiest scenario is for ND to suffer a 3rd loss.

That's how OSU can jump 5 teams. Not saying it's all going to happen. But that's the path to winning the nomination.

11/14/2017 - 10:44pm I'll never forget that number

I'll never forget that number either. 313. I hate that number. 313. <shudder>

11/13/2017 - 12:23pm I'm sick of it too.

I'm sick of it too.

11/09/2017 - 9:24pm True...no carbon copy of Samuel this year

Demario McCall is the closest Samuel-type athlete OSU has, but he's been hampered by injuries all season.

Parris Campbell does not have the juke-moves of Samuel in the open field, but put Campbell on a straight line and he's got more speed.

K.J. Hill is possibly the best allround receiver, but has not been a deep threat very much.

Put them all together and maybe we can reconstruct another Samuel out of them.

11/08/2017 - 8:41pm My point was that vs. MSU in

My point was that vs. MSU in 2015 OSU didn't hand it to Zeke. They closed up the playbook and ran QB draws repeatedly. In OSU's recent losses, a common theme has been more rushes from Barrett than RBs.

When RB carries > Barrett's carries = OSU often wins

When RB carries < Barrett's carries = OSU often loses

11/08/2017 - 12:47pm I'm sure what you shared was

I'm sure what you shared was hilarious. But I can't tell because of the hieroglyphics you used.

11/07/2017 - 6:38pm I'm sure the OSU women's

I'm sure the OSU women's water polo team is pretty mean. Those ladies could kick my butt!

11/07/2017 - 6:37pm I figured you'd be even more

I figured you'd be even more offended if I put you in the same category as me.  ;-)

11/07/2017 - 6:34pm I'm wishing for exactly that.

I'm wishing for exactly that. Handing the ball to running backs would be nice too.

11/07/2017 - 3:59pm You people are so mean.

You people are so mean.

11/06/2017 - 2:02pm I thought PJ Fleck's quote

I thought PJ Fleck's quote made perfect sense.

Sincerely,

OSKEE

11/03/2017 - 12:31pm Even me?!?!?
:-)

Even me?!?!?

:-)

11/03/2017 - 12:27pm Not a reverse jinx.

Nor was the previous one a reverse jinx. I said: 1 Georgia, 2 Bama, 3 Notre Damn 4 Clemson...and I got it right, didn't I?

Not a reverse jinx....just reality, buddy.

11/02/2017 - 11:31pm Good point. I would fear

Good point. I would fear Michigan's 4-man front more than the 3-3-5.

Michigan's best chance to slow down OSU's offense is to exploit the vulnerabilities in OSU's O-line, which I would expect the 4-man front to have more success doing.

11/02/2017 - 11:22pm Barrett had unbelievable

Barrett had unbelievable pocket protection against PSU. It won't be nearly the same on Nov. 25.

10/31/2017 - 11:05pm Okay.
I'm sure you'll be

Okay.

I'm sure you'll be happy on Nov. 25. In fact, why not begin celebrating now?

And what does any of this have to do with comparing Clemson's best wins with Oklahoma's best wins?

10/31/2017 - 9:15pm Don't knock Arizona. They

Don't knock Arizona. They have a great head coach!

<ducks flying tomatos>