Wilted Roses

Earlier we talked about how Ohio State would be missing WR Duron Carter for the Rose Bowl, presumably because of grades. At that time, Rob Rose was cleared to play.

Things to do before the bowl game

A lot of talk about the layoff between the end of the regular season and the game in Pasadena. We know about practice plans, holiday plans, etc. We even know that some Buckeyes are going to be spending a lot of time with family and with their studies. What about Ducks?  Well, some of them […]

Quick Update on Duck Hunting Season

We have been getting a lot of traffic today from our soon to be neighbors, the Oregon blog over at SB Nation. I went over to check out our fellow blog, and took the constructive criticism I recieved in this post to heart, so I decided to take a look at their analysis so that […]

"We certainly owe them that"

Today we found out: The Buckeyes will be without the services of Duron Carter for the Rose Bowl. The status of Rob Rose is still to be determined. Update- Rose is cleared for the game. For Rose, it would have meant that he had played his last game in the scarlet and gray. For Duron, […]

Bowl Crap

As promised (or threatened. Whatever.), today we start the three part exploration of the “National Championship” process, including a look at the money trail on the current system, and a discussion about the relevancy for the whole thing. Much of this is from my work on an earlier site; I’ve updated it as best as […]

Where Things Stand: Duck Hunting

In my last update I briefly looked at the defensive line. To summarize, they are really good. As it turns out, Oregon’s rushing attack is pretty good as well, which is going to make the battle between Oregon’s offense vs. Ohio State’s defense a hot topic in the weeks to come. Well, I made a […]

And now we know

Our Rose Bowl matchup will be… The University of Oregon Great matchup: Ohio State’s ball control Boom/Zoom/Doom offense against an Oregon defense that has been questionable at times (although they did look solid against U$C). Oregon’s high powered offense (best OSU has seen) against the “No names, no blames, no worries” version of the Silver […]

Tonight we learn our Rose Bowl opponent

Usually after the Ohio State-Michigan game, interests in college football throughout the state of Ohio runs to a moderate-at-best level.  Not so tonight. What’s happening Tonight, Oregon State (8-3) travels 47 miles down Route 5 to Eugene, where the Oregon Ducks (9-2) await. their 9pm showdown.  They call it the Civil War, but don’t expect […]

Where Things Stand: D-Line Going Bowling

I haven’t been able to do a position update in a few weeks due to various school obligations, but fall quarter at OSU wraps up shortly and before too long I will have plenty of free time to contemplate all things scarlet and gray heading into the new year. It seems that some Ohio State […]

What 7-1 Looks Like on YouTube

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 […]

Stats, the game winner, and whatnot

Let’s face it, that’s the way championships are won.  We thought it was over with 10 minutes to play, but this game wouldn’t die.  A battle to the final play, and a nail-biter through and through. We earned this one, and it tastes so sweet. Five Big Ten Championships in a row belong to us. […]

Rose Bowl Bound Ohio State defeats Iowa in Overtime 27-24.

For the first time in 13 years, Ohio State is going to the Rose Bowl! Iowa started out the game hot and attacked the defense, which often sat back in a soft zone.  Iowa took major advantage of it all game, but when it mattered most they were unable to punch the ball into the […]

The Week That Were: 9.19.09

previously on TWTW… Here’s the soundtrack for today’s journey in the past. And no, unlike some people, it’s not really Journey. Arrr, yesterday’s games fell on the national holiday o’ “Talk Like a Pirate Day“. Should we be surprised, then, that the upset o’ the day happened at a place whar people show up in […]

Two weeks, one day…

Yup, we’ve reached day fifteen of our “Countdown to Kickoff”! Today, AJ Trapasso drives us into the stratosphere on our way to the final two weeks of… (No kickers this time? Are you kidding? Do you know how much research I’ve put into Gilman industries? Ah, well…) Today, we honor the pride of Calumet City […]

John Borton is finally in the Hall Of Fame

Nearly three years ago, I began this blog for multiple reasons, all of which had to do with my love of Ohio state football. One of those reasons, as I stated in my inaugural post, was a quarterback from the 50’s named John Borton. In the mid-to-late 80s, I became friends with a wonderful person […]

The elite program in The Big Ten

This is a stat I have been admiring for a long time, and it just keeps growing…. Despite what some will say about our beloved Buckeyes, there is one factor which still makes us the best team in the NCAA. We do NOT lose to teams we should beat. Period. There is no Appalachian State […]

John Cooper remembered – And NOT in a good way

This morning, our old friends at Eleven Warriors published a brilliant piece on John Cooper and his recent induction in the College Football Hall Of Fame. Of course, you can’t write a Cooper-based piece with using the numbers 2, 10, and 1. 11W did that. Sprinkled around the article is a list of Coop’s accomplishments, […]

It’s officially Michigan Week

Bring it on, bitches! Ohio State, fresh off a 30-20 win at Illinois, now gets to focus on That Team Up North without looking past anybody. The Buckeyes return home for their final regular season game at 9-2, while TTUN comes to Columbus at 3-8. Today’s game was rather anti-climactic, but any fan of the […]