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I know a lot of you fellow Bucknutters will say...the olde man is nuts...."stinkin thinkin", BUT...I have a real deep and growing concern about The Game and our dominance of Michigan. Sure what decent "scarlet and gray" blooded die hard Buckeye does not like to stomp the guys from AnnArbWhore every year...go for 2 becasue we can't go for 3 thinking.. shoot, as youngsters we were taught to hate Michigan and the mean "winged helmet "guys......they stold babies....knocked down old ladies crossing the street wiht walkers......and pushed little chickens in the creek.............however...long term....
my concern is for the younger set of guys/gals who have not set thru 30-40-50-60- and yes like me, 70 years of this series.....think of it..if we dominate scUm like we have since 2001....by 2020 this game will mean nothing...no Rivalry...no Michigan Sucks badges for sale...no discussion of guys like Brady Hoax...because it would not matter to us anymore....Michigan would be like Northwestern, or Indiana on our schedule....the last game of the year would only mean ...the last game of the year.... might as well schedule Pond Scum U.
I hate to see younger people miss getting up on that late November Fall day...overcast dark gray skies, hint of snow in the air...smell of smole from burning wood fire stoves outside, you can see you breath as you go get your morning paper...the cup of coffee is steaming in your hand......you yell at your Michigan neighbor down the street.....who is puttting out his Michigan flag...."we don't give a Damn for the whole state of Michigan"....and he yells back something that sounds like "go to jail, or bail," or something like that....
You turn on the radio early and they are discussing "The Game"....you dial in the Detroit station, and Dan Diefdorf and other Michigan hacks ...like Ron Kramer, and Jim Manditch are on there praising their Maize and Blue, and how Michigan is going to take care of business...and Bo is going "to kick azz today"....and the tradion of Meee-shegan is like no other.....they interview Bob Ufer the "voice of Michigan''and he is going nuts over Buckeye insults this week of the game.....etc..
If you notice, the media has already started downplaying the game as a big rivalry....losing 10 of 12 games, by scUm does not help make it a rivalry.......so do I want the Buckeyes to lose....Oh heavens no,,,,,I just am starting to miss what I used to know about the feelings and anticipation of this game.....its starting to slip.....and if this Saturday what happens as I think is going to happen, it is going to slip even further.....
Whats needed? That team up North needs to hire a REAL coach.....some nasty guy like Jim Harbaugh that we can really hate..ha ha...not Curley and Mo....some one who can turn that program into a real competior for us.......face it none of really hate Brady Joke....he's like the Poppin Fresh man...big teddybear....has no clue how to win.....has turned the Big House into the Outhouse.....and Rick Rod probably was delivered on this planet from Mars....also not the man......
lets hope they get their man soon...we have about wore out that "northern Region Weasel drum".
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Bigjimmie on 11/27/2013 at 9:48 AM
The olde man is nuts.
3 teams that own the weasels from up north
Sorry, jimmie, not buying what you are selling on this one. I've lived in the northern hinterlands now for a long time, and I can tell you that during the 90s, the folks up here could have cared less if the game was diminished by repeated UM wins. Turn about is great! I enjoy seeing them humbled and wish for even more this Saturday. If the game is diminished nationally by OSU's repeated wins, who cares? I want OSU to beat them again, and again, and again, and again. . . . You get it. And, even if TTUN hired a star coach, the only thing that would really stoke the rivalry to new heights is wins by the opposing team. I never want to see that--and I like seeing them down. I think Wisconsin truly has a chance to be an elite team under Peterson (he is an outstanding coach)--it will all turn on how well he recruits. They are a couple of wide receivers and linebackers (with a pass rusher added in) from being elite now. In short, the BIG does not need a dominant team in A2 to reverse its national perception.
Also, if TTUN returns to elite status, can you imagine how tough it will be for OSU to win national titles? Not only will OSU have to beat them in the final game of the year, but then turn around the next week and play another outstanding team in the BIG title game. I want OSU to win against the TTUN and win national titles. The status quo helps us do that. Tough potatoes, Wolvies.
When the older generation gets to the week of The Game, and asks "what did you do today to beat Michigan?", the younger generation need only reply "nothing. They'll beat themselves."
Conversely, I remember Woody's last 2-3 years, Earle's years and, of course, Coop's. That means for the las ~30 years, the rivalry has been decidedly one-sided -- 16 years of Michigan dominance, followed by 13 (and counting) years of Buckeye dominance. It's a rival game, but not really a rivalry, and certainly not something outsiders can count on to settle in for a Game of the Year experience. I NEVER want to see OSU lose this game, but it would be much better for all involved for the series to be a little more competitive on a year-to-year basis.
I want to beat those bastards every Saturday and twice on Sunday . I will never forget the shit I took from those arrogant assholes during the cooper years, when the overall series was almost even. We owe them at least twenty more years of pain and misery. And I will also never forget all the
Crap they gave us over tattoo gate, so no, I never want them to win another friggen game!
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