It’s the point in the fall that every Buckeyes fan dreads. The bye week.
What will we do without Buckeyes Football? What will we do?
What are we going to do? Pick pumpkins? Bob for apples? Actually talk to our families?
Wait? What? There are other college football games we can watch? Whew. Let’s go for that.
We can make it to next Saturday…
It’s been 25 years and those lovable scamps (I’ll never forget the night Bo Biafra flipped me off at the LC Pavilion or whatever the hell they are calling it now) and haters of everything maize and blue, The Dead Schembechlers, are at it again. They have released their ode to Wolverines’ coach Jim Harbaugh, “Harbaugh To Hell”.
So put on your best Buckeyes gear and give it a listen…
So after lackluster wins against Hawaii & Northern Illinois, Buckeye Nation is officially in a state of panic. Yes, the win against the Huskies was a nail biter, but let’s be honest, Ohio State did shut out the Rainbow Warriors 38-0. And let’s not forget, this team did win a freaking National Championship last year after losing both Braxton Miller and JT Barrett at QB. But how soon we forget. Now the world is coming to an end in Columbus because both Cardale Jones and the aforementioned JT Barrett are playing below expectations. We are even outraged because, GOD FORBID, Ohio State players like Cardale and Joey Bosa have the AUDACITY to tweet!
Listen, I am a HUGE Buckeyes fan, been living in CBus my entire life (nearly 50 years) and yes, I was concerned throughout the Northern Illinois game but Buckeye Nation…you need to chill the f–k out. This is freaking Urban Meyer leading this team and as the kids say, “He’s got this”. I am sure Urbs will find a way to fix this minor blip, whether it’s kicking the offensive coordinator upstairs or taking more responsibility calling plays.
Now as far as Cardale goes, dude has done nothing to help his NFL Draft Stock. Instead of trolling the media last winter, he probably should have capitalized on his upward trending curve and declared himself pro ready. I do think it appears JT is the way to go as far as starting QB. But hell, shouldn’t Braxton be ready soon to throw at full strength?
Since I seem to be on a roll here or just typing stream of consciousness, could we all also take a “chill pill” when it comes to the sign taking a shot at Urban recently on College Gameday?
It’s a joke, people…does anyone remember laughter? Trash talking is common and expected among fan bases…but must we pull out the “politically correct card” when it hits home? Sure seems that way to me.
So in summation, let’s remember Buckeyes fans, Ohio State is still Number 1 and Urban Meyer is still the coach. It’s all good and the sky is not falling….at least not yet.
What a fantastic New Years Day it was as THE Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, exorcised the SEC demons in the Sugar Bowl and shut up the “haters” as they head to the National Championship Game on January 12th!
So everyone is on board and ready to praise our beloved Buckeyes…or are they?
Vegas bookmakers immediately installed Oregon as a touchdown favorite over the Buckeyes and many are already crowing about how the Ducks will take down the Bucks.
Our friends at Bleacher Report are predicting a Ducks victory- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2316918-an-outsider-no-longer-oregon-wins-a-big-one-and-will-win-the-next-big-one-too
Urban Meyer seemed shocked when he heard how badly Oregon had beaten Florida State in the Rose Bowl.
Hell, even Braxton Miller picked Oregon to win…kind of…
The Buckeyes have been here before. All of the pundits and seemingly the world against them. Let’s face it, the Buckeyes are the “New York Yankees” of College Football. Most outside Buckeye Nation want them to lose and when they don’t the “haters” find ways to knock them down again.
Prove them wrong, Buckeyes. We at 955 The Game and Buckeye Nation are behind you. Go Bucks!!
It was a complete annihilation as the Ohio State Buckeyes demolished the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 in the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Third string QB Cardale Jones had quite the performance with 257 yards passing and three touchdowns in earning the game MVP. Wisconsin RB & Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon was contained- Gordon ran 26 times for 76 yards, his second-worst game of the season. On the other side, Buckeyes RB Ezekiel Elliott toted the rock 12 times for 150 yards and two scores in the first half and finished with 20 carries for a career-high 220 yards. WR Devin Smith caught four passes for 137 yards and three scores. The Ohio State defense played inspired and in tribute to Kosta Karageorge, the defensive lineman who was found dead a week earlier. Wisconsin suffered their first shutout since August 1997 and their worst loss since a 59-0 rout, also to the Buckeyes, in 1979.
After the game the Buckeyes celebrated in style…
The next day the Buckeyes got the news that they were a part of history, receiving the #4 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff. They will face the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl on January 1st.
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It’s “Beat Michigan” Week here in old Columbustown and while it is fun to watch others try to avoid using the letter “M” throughout the week, don’t expect it from me. You got it in the title of this post, enjoy it. Speaking of bashing our enemies to the north, I must admit last year I had an “epiphany” of sorts (shocking, I know). I was one who took glee in watching “The School Up North” fail miserably. I took unbridled glee in watching them fall to Appalachian State in 2007.
I used to be one of those who preached, “My two favorite teams are Ohio State and whoever plays Michigan. I initially enjoyed watching fat, bumbling Brady Hoke try to impersonate a Division I Football Coach but now have come to the realization that a bad Michigan football team is bad for Ohio State and bad for the Big Ten Conference.
So after the Buckeyes put big, bumbling Brady out of his misery Saturday, I actually hope those in charge of hiring the next “Michigan Man” make a good hire. Let’s be honest, a battle of #1 vs #2 that occurred for “The Game” in 2006 is a lot more fun than what we will probably see for the 111th meeting between the two teams.
So, let’s get to Saturday. In all honesty, this should not be much of a game. The Buckeyes are superior in every way–talent, coaching and motivation. The theory has already been floated out there that this game will be a way for Michigan players to rally for Brady akin to how Ohio State players rallied for Earle Bruce in 1987. In fact, Sporting News proposed such a scenario HERE. But does this Michigan squad have any reason to rally around Brady? Remember, this is the coach who sent QB Shane Morris back into a game with a concussion. Prized recruits are even bailing on UM, so I find it hard to believe this squad is looking to hoist Brady on their shoulders after an emotional win. Quite frankly, who wants to lift that load anyway?
That being said, it is a RIVALRY GAME and we also thought Ohio State would destroy Indiana & we saw what happened there— a struggle for about two and a half quarters until the Buckeyes and Jalin Marshall decided to ball. Of course, the issue of “style points” will rear it’s ugly head again to impress Condi and the College Football Playoff Committee…so get ready for the cries of “We need to beat these guys by 40-50 points!!!” to ring throughout the city this week.
Now, let’s get to the fun of “Beat Michigan Week”; there will be a lot of enjoyable events leading up to “The Game”!
First of which is Torg & Elliott’s “Beat *ichgan Breakfast Club” on Wednesday, November 26th at Flannagan’s Dublin! $4.96 gets you a breakfast buffet, an opportunity to play former Buckeyes in beer pong and a chance to win tickets to “The Game”! Plus, the first 96 through the door get a “Torg & Elliott” t-shirt! Get more details HERE!
Friday, November 28th it’s the annual “Earle Bruce Beat Michigan Tailgate”. The Tailgate will run from 10:30am – 1:30pm and feature lively Buckeye music, videos of past OSU vs. Michigan games and a silent auction of Buckeye memorabilia. Coach Meyer will make an appearance to get everyone fired up to cheer the Bucks to victory! Get more info about this wonderful event to benefit the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease HERE.
Last but not least, the “Dead Schembechlers” return to the stage for a 2014 edition of their “Hate Michigan Rally” later that Friday Night. Not familiar with the band? You better get familiar before they slap the taste out of your mouth. They preach hatred of all things Michigan and try to educate everyone about the “International Wolverine Conspiracy”.
They also play the catchy ditty “Bomb Ann Arbor Now!”
Get more info about the “Hate Michigan Rally” & the “Sons of Woody” HERE and before you get your panties in a bunch, the band has donated proceeds of past rallies to the Bo Schembechler Heart of A Champion Fund,
So there you go…all you need to know about “Beat Michigan” Week. Remember to stick with 955 The Game all week long as Torg (12-1p) & The Stiller Project (4-6p) talk about and take your calls & texts on “The Game”! Go Bucks!
A “firestorm” has been burning about the Buckeyes during The BIG Show with Matt Finkes. Is it about the conservative play calling during the Penn State game? Is it about what Urban Meyer should do when Braxton Miller returns next season? Is it about the ranking for the Buckeyes in the inaugural College Football Playoff poll?
No. It is about “Trends vs. Tradition”.
As Matt has stated, this isn’t a mistake. It was left out there for a reason. The main reason? Recruiting. Alternate jerseys are all the rage. You probably can thank our friends at the University of Oregon for this. There is nothing that seems to catch a young football player’s eye more than a new “Pro Combat” Uniform from Nike. Of course, Nike wins as well because they can sell replicas of these jerseys in team and sporting goods stores.
Is this beneath a school of Ohio State’s stature to “pander” to recruits by agreeing to wear alternate jerseys?
Matt stated how he is ok with the Buckeyes wearing “throwbacks” to honor a team of Ohio State’s past, like the 1942 jerseys they wore in 2010 vs. Michigan but he is vehemently against “wearing alternate jerseys for alternate jerseys sake”. Matt also wonders why we are pandering to the whims of a “16 year old snot nosed kid”. (Hey, if you wan’t to call Matt an “old man”, that’s on you).
Then the subject of night games at Ohio Stadium came up. It seems like in recent years the number of Ohio State Football Night Games has increased. Why in the hell are the Buckeyes playing an opponent like Illinois under the lights? It used to be that night games were reserved for special opponents like UCLA or Penn State, not fodder like the Illini. Also, why is the Ohio State vs. Michigan game now played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving? It used to always be on the Saturday before Turkey Day. The answer, pure and simple….money. With more broadcast and cable networks needing content, more time slots need filled. So a game that normally used to be a 1:30pm kickoff at Ohio Stadium fills a prime-time slot.
What’s your opinion on all of this?
Are you a fan of trends? Do you like the idea of alternate jerseys and more night games?
What about games on different nights for Ohio State? Thursday Night Games, for instance?
Are you a fan of tradition? Would you like the Buckeyes to stick to the Scarlet & Gray jerseys?
Do you want games against “lesser opponents” like Illinois and the University of Cincinnati to kickoff at 1:30pm?
If you have been watching the World Series there is no doubt you have noticed “Marlins Man”, the Marlins “SuperFan” who travels to major sporting events wearing his Marlins gear to promote his favorite team. While he may be well intended, he has annoyed many by “crashing” the party with his garish orange.
In his “honor” we proudly present America’s Stupidest SuperFans!