Welcome to Wednesday, the first of May… it’s officially grilling season (unless you live in California, where it’s always that time). Here’s today’s soundtrack; if you don’t know why, then… well… keep reading.
Another Wednesday, another mainstream media member making less than accurately informed statements about issues they think they understand…
Next to last set of sights from Nebraska- mostly focusing on the events pre-game. This may read like a letter from your aunt on vacation… remember, sometimes she has good things to say. Oh, and yes, I’ll talk about the game itself a bit later… once my therapist says it’s OK.
I arrived at the stadium around 11:00, which seems early for a 7:00 game but seems ludicrous given that it was 9:00 AM Los Angeles time. Even though the Buckeyes won’t be back for several years, I’ve got to take this moment to strongly encourage Ohio State fans to travel to a game here at some point in their lifetime… seriously, they take “Husker Hospitality” as a challenge.
Upon arriving, I had the opportunity to survey the wonder of the ESPN truck… and all I did, for the record, is survey. The suggestions I received via text and email would have surely landed me in jail for the game, although I’m confident even there someone would have asked me if I was having a nice visit to Lincoln.
Moving onward I decided to connect with some folks I’d met via Buckeye Planet, and was welcomed into my first Nebraska tailgate to talk football and watch the OU/UT game. The consensus- this is the “asteroid strike” game for Husker fans, similar to our TTUN/ND wishes. In talking conference expansion, the overall vote is “anyone but Texas”.
After bidding these folks adieu, I connected with some other Buckeye fans from Columbus for a “tour of Lincoln’s finest watering holes”. Even there, Scarlet and Gray was proudly represented (with the exception of a couple of Michigan fans), and I actually met people who were familiar with my ridiculously small corner of Ohio. Read More
Like the rest of the Buckeye Intertrons, our flabber is significantly ghasted with the news that the Big Ten Network’s top four conference “Icons” rank out as follows:
Yup, seems as if someone spilled a little Rotel into their ranking machine.
Personally, I don’t have a problem with these being the top four- Grange made a name for himself and college football, and went on to save the NFL in the eyes of many; Johnson’s matchup against Larry Bird was the moment that “March Madness” became the iconic event that it is today (in addition to helping drag the NBA out of the mire of the drug filled 70′s… but you can read Simmons’ 8 million words on that). Read More
Let’s talk legacy, shall we? You think this year’s #9 has anything to live up to?
Not only is he at the university where his dad works, playing on the field where his dad won two Heisman Trophies (only one with two- suck it, Tebow!), when he looks at his number he sees 4+5. Yeah, those are some pretty big cleats to fill. Read More
For some nice background on why Archie Griffin is the greatest, check out this post from the guys over at Eleven Warriors.
5,589 rushing yards and 31 straight 100 yard games, yeah, good stuff.
I also threw in some Katzenmoyer in for good measure. Bad ass linebackers, Ohio State has got them.
I’ve gotta admit, I’ve been on a bit of a tear against Michigan fans lately. I feel a bit guilty about it. Screw them, here’s more.
Today, MGoBlog posted a story about an old van painted to look like a Michigan helmet, that has been autographed by dozens of the greatest Michigan players/coaches you could ever hope to assemble. Judging by the looks of it, these autographs have been compiled over a span of at least two decades.
Bo Schembechler’s autograph is on this van. So is Lloyd Carr. Anthony Carter. Jim Harbaugh. Mike Leach. TONS more. Here’s a picture;
Apparently, the van had been on sale for as little as 2500 dollars recently, but had no buyers.
It’s gone unsold for a long time, and there are still no buyers. I’m completely shocked by this story. If this were a van painted like a Buckeye helmet and it had the autographs of Woody Hayes, Archie Griffin, and even HALF the numbers of players on it, it would already have been sold for at least 10 grand. The damn thing could have no engine in it, and it’s still going to bring in 5 figures.
I’m baffled as to why it’s still unsold. Even as a diehard Buckeye fan, I must admit – that van is pretty damn cool.
But the symbolism of the whole thing has escaped our friends in the Michigan blogosphere.
This is a picture of the aforementioned van, as it stands today –
Yes, that’s right – the wheels have come off.
And NOBODY up there sees the delicious irony in that??? Art imitating life, anybody????
To close it off, MGoBlog asks the following;
I don’t know what you do with a junked, wheel-less rusting old heap of bolts but if there’s anyone out there who can rescue this thing from its ignominious fate, my conscience would be indebted to you.
Ummmm, Brian? Isn’t that what you hired Rich Rodriquez to do? Rescue a junked, wheel-less rusting old heap of bolts?