Pregame Glance: Michigan State

Written February 10th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

The Buckeyes were just about caught looking ahead to MSU against a game Boilermaker squad the other night. They pulled out in the end and were finally able to focus on the Michigan State Spartans. Let’s focus on them as well.

Sparty has that look on his face every time he's in the Schott and it's NOT to look mean.

Pre-season Preview of Michigan State

School: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing,Michigan
Founded: 1855 – The FIRST agricultural College in theU.S.  Originally called the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan
Student Population: 47,800 8th largest university in the country
School Type: Public
Division: NCAA
Conference: Big Ten
Stadium: Breslin Center
Seating: 14,759
Built: 1989
Head Coach: Tom Izzo –Northern Michigan1977
Experience & Accomplishments 17th Year – 4 National COY awards, 6 Final Fours, 14 straight NCAA’s, 6 B1G Champs, 1 National Championship in 2000

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The Week That Were: 11.27.10

Written November 28th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Here’s the soundtrack for this week’s journey through the recent past. It’s from one of my favorite artists, and the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever ANDIWILLFIGHTYOUIFYOUDISAGREE. Ahem.

Although I usually don’t take requests, I almost made an exception for Coach Rodriguez.

What a great week of football- three days worth of collegiate goodness, interspersed with some NFL stuff, lots of food, and the occasional neighborhood game. Although, this year things ended up being a little messy.

There, there... let it all out...

I guess you could say that the mess all started on Thursday, when our friends in burnt orange managed to lose their rivalry game against the Aggies.  As you can imagine, the good folks at Shaggy Bevo are taking this well, particularly given that most of the losses happened in Austin.

The Longhorn’s collapse is the first time in recent memory that a team has gone from the BCS championship game to not even being bowl eligible.  As a “fun fact”; this BCS season will be without the following names: Pete Carroll, Mack Brown, Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, and Les Miles, with the jury still out on whether Bobby Stoops gets an invite.  You know who’s going to be at the BCS Ball?  Jim Tressel.  Again.

Fridays’ games were just as exciting, with Auburn performing the “Greatest Iron Bowl Comeback Ever To Be Vacated” against ‘Bama after being down 21-0 in the first quarter.  Granted, Alabama QB McElroy was injured in the second half, but the Tide followed their protocol and inserted the next person with the same haircut. Read More

Ohio State Blows Away Ohio U 43-7

Written September 18th, 2010 by Eric

Brian Rolle can fly. Who knew?

The Ohio Bobcats rolled into Columbus today to take on the Buckeyes and hopefully challenge them the same way that they did back in 2008.  The Buckeyes weren’t having any of it as they raced out to a 43-0 lead before giving up a late touchdown in trash time to end the game with the 43-7 victory.  Terrelle Pryor had another solid game with 22 receptions on 29 attempts for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns, though he threw his first 2 interceptions of the year.

The Ohio offense started out very poorly.  After a short running play up the middle, Bates tossed a quick passing play to the left side of the field.  Devon Torrence made a fantastic play on the ball by batting it into the air for Tyler Moeller to come down with.  The interception gave the Buckeye offense fantastic field position.  Unfortunately, after picking up a great game on their first play with a pass to Jake Stoneburner, the Buckeyes squandered their chance and was forced to kick a field goal in the red zone.

The Buckeye defense continued to be aggressive.  With the Bobcats pinned close to their endzone due to a block in the back penalty on the return, the Silver Bullets made the most of the situation by not allowing Ohio any room to move the ball.  On the ensuing possession the Bucks found plenty of room to move the ball.  As usual, the offense promptly moved the ball into the redzone with confidence and authority.  What was unusual was that Pryor found Saine over the middle for the Touchdown.  It was exactly the kind of pass that Pryor needed in order to build confidence in his arm in scoring position.

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Politics aside…

Written August 19th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Much was made about our current president’s visit to Ann Arbor last spring, especially his “touching the banner” on the way out to speak at commencement.

While recorded only in photograph (no, I will not be publishing it here), you get a sense of wistfulness and loss in the moment- as if he’s remembering better days.

Not true for the White House’s photo of the day, taken during the president’s recent visit to Columbus:

He certainly seems to be having an enjoyable experience.

this post is not intended to indicate support for any political party anymore than this is intended to support Texas football.

What 7-1 Looks Like on YouTube

Written November 20th, 2009 by Jim

Hopefully this well help you all get through your day, watch each video 4 or 5 times and it will be time to go home before you know it.

The Game 2001:

Ohio State @ #11 TSUN

The Game: 2002

#2 Ohio State vs. #9 TSUN

The Game: 2004

Ohio State vs. #7 TSUN

The Game: 2005

#9 Ohio State @ #17 TSUN

The Game: 2006

#1 Ohio State vs. #2 TSUN

The Game: 2007

#7 Ohio State @ #23 TSUN

The Game: 2008

#10 Ohio State vs. TSUN

I hope you enjoyed that, I know I did.

Gameday observations

Written October 22nd, 2006 by Jeff

<—–This is us in our seats yesterday

Usually, I avoid discussion on how we looked after the fact, but since SO many of you were unable to watch the Ohio State/Indiana game, I’ll give my personal opinion from my seat in 18-B.

The first two possessions sucked ass. Awful on every count. Troy missed his first four passes (and they were bad throws, not dropped). We only ran it off-tackle. We couldn’t tackle on defense. We even had poor punt coverage. But then we woke up and dominated the rest of the way. As a matter of fact, you could pinpoint the exact moment when Indiana knew they were mismatched. They started dropping passes, running scared, flailing at blocks.

Troy Smith, after hitting the snooze button a few times too many, had another Heisman moment. I’m sure you’ll see the highlight, but his second TD of the day was simply glorious. If this guy doesn’t get the trophy, they should burn the Downtown Athletic Club to the ground. You can’t see it on the replay, but had he tucked the ball and ran around end, he had 15-20 yards of grass in front of him. But he saw something else and threw to the corner where only Teddy could go.

Of course, everyone will talk about Teddy’s TD throw. Somebody sitting behind me wondered why they ran that play when they were already leading by 25 points. The answer is simple…..it gives Michigan something else to lose sleep over. Everybody who understands college football knows that Ginn used to be a QB. We just reminded the Wolverines that he still IS a QB.

By the way, I know it’s going to be hard to believe, but Ginn didn’t get enough play today. He drew single coverage ALL DAY. We counted at least 20 plays that he had one man on him with no safety nearby. The problem with that was that every other receiver was wide open all day, and Troy simply played eenie-meenie-miney-mo (or however the hell you spell that).

Also, unless you get to see the entire game, you’ll never know just how hard the defense was unloading on Indiana. At least four plays could make one of my highlight videos, simply because of the viciousness of the hit involved.

Hidden within the stats….Indiana was still in negative rushing yards until 10 minutes remained in the game. For the game, Ohio State had FOUR rushers who EACH had five times as many rushing yards as the entire Indiana team.

Now, as for Charlotte in her very first Buckeye game….damn, I’m impressed with that kid. She concentrated on the game, asked the right questions, WANTED to stay and watch Tressel lead the team in “Carmen, Ohio”, and as a bonus, when I asked her what time it was, she said “2:14 and Michigan still sucks.”

Is there any wonder why I love her so much???