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  1. Big Ten Outlook for 2004

    First, Sarge get a life. Nobody needs to hear off topic smack from a tunnel-visioned fan of a school who plays a soft schedule and gets handed their ass when they play a decent opponent. Second, its too d@mn early for a decent outlook for the Big Ten 2004. There are too many recruits still to commit, too many players yet to decide whether to stay/go pro and it will take at least 5-6 months of weights plus Spring ball before we know who among 2003 bench players (or recruits) will emerge. About all we know at this point is based on their tradition and coaching staff track record. So we know that OSU, Michigan and Wisconsin are likely to be good and a couple others will have a shot at being among the top tier. 2-3 others will be good enough to win against any Big Ten school on any given Saturday, but will end up 2nd tier. 1-2 will have the potential for an upset or two, but not much else...with 1-2 being door mats. Sadly the season's over and it won't be until next summer when we know how the 2004 season shapes up.
  2. What Is A Sooner?

    jester I'd always thought the term came from what the settler's wife replied when he told her they were stopping to put down roots in Oklahoma... "I'd sooner live in a cave with wild animals than this dusty hell hole with these low-life miscreants." brow jester
  3. OSU/Michigan Commercial

    Great commercial, but... its a shame the scene is 10 minutes early, since true Buckeyes are always up to see OSU "screw Blue" (so to speak). jester Then again, the OSU guy did say "I love you too" to her - and that's to much to stomach.
  4. Mike Price New HC Texas-El Paso

    UTEP ain't much of a program (I personally think the guy got hosed by bama). So I can't imagine Price is head-over-heels about the move. Still I suppose if you're a CFA fan living in El Paso/Juarez, this news calls for a celebration lap dance. brow
  5. Jason White is staying for another year.

    Sooner fans - I'm just curious, what degree did White get and what's he studying in grad school? (Just curious if he was studying to be a doctor or such, or just filling requirements to play ball?) I think the move does give him a HUGE leg up on next year's Heisman...but man you gotta worry about the guy's knees (and how much if anything this will cost him payday-wise in the long run). If hurt next year, it would be awful expensive and if he ever has a career-ending injury, this move costs him a year's top QB paycheck. On the other hand, this surely cements his place among the all-time greats in the hearts of Sooner fans. So I suppose he always has a career as an Asst. Coach and/or Asst. A.D. in his back pocket now. So I guess it comes down to his values/goals. He may plan to go the Archie Griffin route, shooting for 2 Heisman and seeing the NFL as a short-term payday gig leading back to OU.
  6. KSU/OSU Line

    Seems odd, maybe you should jump all over it before they wake up. thumbs_u I just hope they know something the rest don't.
  7. Fiesta Bowl - Kansas State -7

    Not really, considering the way your cats thumped OU and the way OSU got handled in its last game, at UoM. Personally, I'd have made the line higher (other than accounting for the difference in fan/bettor bases). Also, I think it's going to be tough for the Bucks to get focused and motivated in this one. A lot of air came out with the UoM loss...and the local/national press had hyped Columbus up for a trip to Miami to revisit last year's NC game. Frankly, a 2nd straight holiday trip to the desert and KSt's relative lack of national name has made it hard for OSU fans and team to hide their tepid enthusiasm. (No offense meant...I just refer to what you yourself have said before, namely that KSt doesn't get respect or airtime outside the Big12. Plus even after that great win, KSt is ranked lower.) The OSU team has really had to force enthusiasm in local interviews so far, falling back on "the Fiesta did treat us pretty good last year...and they said it wasn't just because it was the NC game". It's just my guess, but I figure it takes the OSU team a week or so to get over the disappointment of not getting Miami again, and start building interest in this game. As for fans, I've already heard from a travel agent friend that game pkg. bookings are off 25% from prior years (even excluding last year). Its early, but that's the way I'm seeing things on the Ohio end right now.
  8. Sugar bowl

    I'm with you on this one. Woody was our great one (with baggage) and I was more than happy to ignore the bad in favor of the good. It just added spice, right. I'm sure you're the same way with Barry. ...ahh if only we could relive the good ol days.
  9. Sugar bowl

    I don't know the distances, but I'm guessing KC is 75-90mi from Manhattan and my point was that the game wasn't a KSt home game. Maybe it was close enough to be a virtual KSt home game (I'll defer to you). Side note: does that infer anything about the size or travel propesity of Sooner fans? (My only visibility into Sooner Nation strength is from the OU/TX and old OU/Neb rivalry games, from which I assumed "Sooner Nation" travelled well/widely. Maybe not, or maybe this game just didn't warrant the trip.) I disagree completely and whole-heartedly. OU was obviously up/ready and ran right down the field on their first drive. It looked like OU was going to dominate. Then KSt smacked 'em in the mouth and OU looked stunned. Kst did it again and OU just kept taking it...they did not answer...they gave up. That is my definition of a lack of heart. I'm not saying it isn't possible for lesser teams to beat better teams on any given day, I'm saying when a team with superior talent/coaching/etc. (which everybody seems to think OU had) doesn't at least answer back in part, they just gave up...which again, is my definition of no heart. IMO, to say otherwise is admitting that KSt is the superior team in talent/coaching/etc. and the game result wasn't a fluke, but is how we should have expected things to turn out. ...and that sure isn't what I've heard you and others say all year (or for that matter, how I saw/see those 2 teams stacking up). Resorting to name calling doesn't reflect well on you Sarge. Doing it weakly, reflects even worse. Heart had anything to do with Reynolds' choke job. Isn't it more accurate to say that action resulted from him having no brain, no self control and/or no class. Either way, Reynolds is 1 guy and not a whole team...and we were talking about a team not having heart, not one player. Agreed...and like most fans, let's hope it spawns a 8-team playoff system in 2006. cool_thu Absolutely agreed (and an astute observation on your part). However, since this is a Sugar Bowl thread, we weren't talking about the Buckeyes. Also, sadly the 3 one-loss teams only have a partial say themselves and are left hoping for a little help to gain an outright NC.
  10. sgt dont cry but not talking crap now!

    I can't and don't answer for other people, some of which (including OSU fans) are idiots. However, I (and most other OSU fans) did and do give respect to UoM, who kicked OSU's ass in every phase of THE GAME. I also respect WIS, who controlled that game and won, although I don't think it was exactly an ass kicking based on final score. Still, no excuses they beat us. If you talk trash and belittle others all year, you get what you get. You can't say "nice win" and then claim to be above it all. Stop patting yourself on the back and get a grip. Also, you can't compare a coach's post-game actions (in this case, Stoops was clearly classy) to a player's in-game actions (in this case, Reynolds' were clearly sleazy). BTW, only a moron would think Reynolds' actions reflected coaching as I heard some Sooner fan hypothesize. Nor can you compare either a player or coaches actions to those of a fan. You aren't Stoops, so don't take credit for his gracious actions. And don't go claiming moral superiority when you are one of the primary over-the-top bu11$hit throwers around. As for myself, I gave you guff last night (as you surely deserved based on your crap all year). However, I certainly respect OU as a very good team. I think OU is one of the top teams this year and has great talent. In fact, I think OU would likely beat OSU head-to-head (as long as OSU didn't keep it too close, because OU really surprised me by showing a lack of heart last night...and heart is OSU's long suite). Finally, whatever happens with BCS..I think you can give that "we'll beat whoever by 21+" a rest for awhile. As they say, on any Saturday...and nobody has proven to be above that this year.
  11. sgt dont cry but not talking crap now!

    I appreciate the lame attempt at humility after running your yap all year. coach However, I've gotta tell ya Ryan, that wasn't a nice win, a fluke, a "we just ran out of clock" or a nice try...that was a grade A, "behind the woodshed", crawl back in your dusty lil hole and shut up - ASS KICKIN! jester
  12. Sugar bowl

    Nice to see you humbled. OU sucked and swallowed after the first series tonight. A friggin joke! No heart at all! So guess what, we don't need to hear why OU should still go to Nawlins. OU lost bad (on neutral ground no less), so shut up and take what ever the computer gives you.
  13. Heisman

    I reckon not. jester After the KState performance, it'll be close and White may well have blown it altogether. Add in Fitz's last performance and Perry might get a close look.
  14. Sproles is the man

    I didn't catch if he's a Soph or Junior. Do you think he gets a "get out of Manhattan free" card from the NFL...or does he go back to school? If the votes aren't already in, he certainly wins the Doak...for whatever that's worth. GREAT GAME for him! take_a_b I just wish OU hadn't rolled over, to see if he could pound it out with things still on the line.
  15. oh cyin! mcboner?

    OU just plain sucked and swallowed tonight. jester Ryan, et.al. - put down the pipe long enough to take off your rose colored glasses. coach Seriously, OU is a good team...I'm sure they'll rally to play a strong bowl game, but the aire of dominance is history. They're young and if they don't lose too many more coaches (or players going pro early) they'll be back near the top next year. However, I hope this will end the "greatest team of all time" crap OU fans have been spewing. applause At least OSU's thumping came AT MICHIGAN...not on neutral ground. jester (God we need an 8 team playoff.)
  16. 2003 Doak Walker Award Finalists

    I only saw Sproles / Jones once each and have seen Perry 3-4 times this year (since I live in Big10 country). So I may have a distorted viewpoint. Still, Perry impressed me a lot. During the OSU game he did a great "Jim Brown impression," going off hurt after several plays...only to come back looking like a "runaway truck" a couple plays later. (And this against the top rush defense.) He also had BIG games against Iowa and ND I believe. Kansas State doesn't get much exposure (as KS2k pointed out). However, I also think Sproles controls his own destiny...with a chance to seal the deal by playing well in a spotlight game against OU at the last minute.
  17. In their only meeting, Barry beat Woody 29-28 IN Columbus. Friggin Von Shauman...a long, last second field goal against the wind after being iced twice, the bastage. angry Still, this one game isn't a fair comparison of coaches. OSU had Schlister at QB (and we all know Schlister probably had a bet down on OU - judging from OSU's 2nd half offensive tank). brow
  18. "THE GAME"

    Congrats. Your guys played great and dominated on Saturday. (Dam I hate saying that to a Wolverine fan) Good luck in the Rose Bowl. ...and just wait until THE GAME next year.
  19. LMFAO - OSU sucks

    Sarge/Urlacher/etc., don't let it be said I didn't come back for my a$$ kicking. You called it, OSU sucked yesterday, although it wasn't as bad as your note above implied it would get. (Some Michigan fans in the stands almost wet themselves when OSU pulled back within 7 and then intercepted the ball.) Nonetheless, OSU got our but kicked in every phase by a very good Michigan team. We had no running game, a decent (but not great) passing game, very average defense and average special teams yesterday. Michigan was jacked and 112000+ saw them outplay us. So congrats (and Roses) to Michigan. I hope we can return the favor real soon. As for you (and other Buckeye-bashers), you were right that our "just winning" had hidden our real weaknesses from us "nuts." As objective as I can be, is to say we are an above average team that has gotten the most we can expect (at 10-2) out of only decent talent this year. Anyway, you were right as far as OSU's weakness in key areas and Michigan proved it. (Both points I truely hate to admit.) However, I still dispute your assertion the Big12 is better than the Big10. (As you Okies like to say "That's just the way it is".) Your Sooners are the best team this year and from the highlights I've seen, it looks like USC would be the most likely to give you a decent game in the Sugar. However, as a Big10 fan, I also sort of hope USC loses, so they might be picked for the Rose Bowl vs. Blue. That would likely give you LSU, in what would be a home game for them. That might offer OU a decent challenge in the Sugar also.
  20. Ohio State vs Michigan Rematch?????

    I was at THE GAME yesterday and am a life-long Buckeye and Big10 fan. All I can tell you is I hope they don't or at least one of the teams is wise enough to decline. We are an above-average team this year that gets the most (through luck, willpower or motivation - you decide) out of only decent talent. As hard as it is for me to admit it, Michigan kicked our a$$ in every phase of the game, exposing our defense, nonexistant running game and average special teams (did you see Jenkins catch that one on his own 5?). The lone bright spot was our decent passing attack. It's hard to beat a team twice in a year, but dam I couldn't take another loss to "that team up North" this season. Plus I think it would dilute the value of our annual rivalry (where there are no 2nd chances until next year). I think its better to play the string out against some other team (probably in Orlando/Tampa) and recruit/prepare for next year. Doing any rematch game (I've heard Miami in Orange and Michigan in Rose both already) is just letting a bowl use our huge alumni/fan base to make money at the expense of our record and recruiting ability. Let Michigan enjoy their well deserved victory and just prepare to kick their but next year.
  21. jester (Sorry I couldn't resist.) The weather's turned cold and windy, the leaves are gone and its Michigan week for all the marbles! ...All is right with the world. If this game doesn't get you stoked, you just don't like football (and your manhood's in doubt...go watch some soccer Nancyboy). loco So let's hear from all the Buckeye (and Wolverine) fans. Game predictions, best jokes and who's got an extra ticket to sell (I've been hearing $1400/pr as of early afternoon today).
  22. Greatest Rivalry of All-Time

    I don't know whether the readers of this forum are a fair representation of the general football public. However, I have to assume they are, based on user geographical range and the Internet's democratizing effect. If this is true, the answer to this topic's question is clear. OSU-Michigan wins by almost 5 to 1 landslide over the next closest rivalry. OSU-Michigan beats OU-TX by almost 7 to 1. (Next I suppose you OU-TX homers will argue that DMD secretly target markets the Huddle to OSU-UoM homers.)
  23. Father 44 & Son 21 Play College Football on same team

    Incredible, now that guy's the man! take_a_b What makes this even more impressive is that his team is 9-2 (albeit NAIA), meaning they had some good players he was competing against to make the team.
  24. Greatest Rivalry of All-Time

    ESPN plainly named it OSU-Mich. See question #9 of their quiz about the game. OSU-Michigan Rivalry Quiz Go Bucks!!!
  25. OSU Homers

    Bush, as repeated said around here, OSU's Offense does suck this year (I wasn't all that thrilled with it last year either). However, the way the Defense and Spec. Teams play it hasn't mattered. A Win is a Win. As long as we beat Michigan, I don't really care if the O has negative numbers. Same will be true for bowl game. Between seasons I'd like to see something done to fix the O. Until then, just win baby!!!