The Week That Were: 11.26.11

Written November 27th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Lots of holiday options for this week’s soundtrack, but I’m that guy that thinks Christmas music should be banned until at least December. So, given all of the rumors of this past week and the results from yesterday’s Ohio State game, the R&B genius of Sam And Dave make a return as we give thanks and look to the future.

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend. When thoughts turn to leftover turkey and pie and… football. While the NFL takes front stage on Thursday, and even with the “exciting news” that the NBA is “back, baby!!!”, this weekend was all about the college game. It’s the weekend that puts the best of both worlds together- family and friends gathering together to break bread and then scream at each other because someone had to go to that school just to be different.

And we got three days of amazing games, starting with the end of an era. Because of future schedule issues between the SEC bound aTm and the Big Integer anchor Texas Longhorns, the Turkey Day Tradition saw its last episode end in a classic fashion. This was supposed to be THE year for the Aggies, but failure after failure on their farewell tour led to a mentality where the UT game was a must win to maintain dignity before heading to the 4-8 seasons that SEC play was sure to bring.

Texas’ struggles are also well known (and well documented), and there was a contingent of Longhorn faithful who were as tired of their staff’s decisions regarding offensive and defensive play as some Ohio State faithful have been as of late.  For this to end the way that it did highlights the beauty of the rivalry and the reason that college football is the heart of the lives of so many:

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Silver Bullet Points Goes Shotgun

Written December 16th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Cartridge in a pear tree?

Given that it’s the start of bowl week, this’ll probably be more scattered than usual. If that’s even possible.

  • Healing powers: Christian Bryant is back, baby, according to his Twitter and (most importantly) according to Tressel.
  • This week in clothing: The Buckeyes will be wearing away jerseys in the Sugar Bowl.  Worked well last year… Their Rose opponents from 2010 are wearing highlighters.
  • Raise the roof. Please: You’ve probably heard that Minnesota’s stadium might be used for Monday’s Vikings/Bears game. There are lots of glitches, not including the buckets of snow on the field and elsewheres- It seats 55k, and there are 65 The stadium doesn’t serve alcohol, There are no luxury boxes, and it’s been “winterized” since November so it’s hard to know if the pipes will be OK.  Wait… no alcohol? What do they think this is… a crappy bowl game?
  • All a matter of perspective: Disappointed in Iowa’s season? Haven’t you been paying attention?
  • You know who’s not back? Boubacar… unless you mean “back in trouble
  • We’ve all got our own opinions on the Big T1e2n logo, and I’m starting to like the one I saw on the MZone.
  • New coaches: Haywood to Pitt, Golden to the Hurricanes, Muschamp at Florida, Stewart still at WVA (for now). Still no decision at Vanderbilt or Michigan (what? He’s not done yet? Mea Culpa)
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