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"THE" game - Michigan vs Ohio State

What's your plans for the big game? Who do you think will win this year?

created by Walleye419 on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:45:12 pm     Sports     Comments: 41

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I doubt if I'll watch that game - it doesn't really matter to me who wins.*

I will likely tune in to see what happens with the Wisconsin vs. Penn State game though.

*I guess it would be nice to see 2 Big 10 teams in BCS bowls. If UM wins they could be in the running for an at-large bid. I'm not sure that I care enough to actively root for one team over the other though.

posted by mom2 on Nov 21, 2011 at 03:56:51 pm     #  

My brother graduated from Michigan so I'll be rooting for the Wolves. He was a drum major and twirler for the band back when it was all male.

I'm so old I have pictures of "the big house" in the mid-60's when you could buy an end zone seat for a buck. And the seats were not filled.

With all the problems in the world today it is great to take time out for something as trivial as a football game.

posted by jackie on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:26:47 pm     #   2 people liked this

Forgot to add...won't be going to any parties for the game, since it is on at the same time as MSU/Northwestern.

posted by mom2 on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:37:23 pm     #   1 person liked this

Ohio State can win unless a couple of the players throw the game away as they did last week. Makes one wonder if there isn't a bit of hanky panky going on by the tatooed set to shave points.

posted by max on Nov 21, 2011 at 07:48:37 pm     #  

As an outsider I don't have a lot in stake for either team. But being a "Ohioan" I do wave a Buckeye flag. But after all the crap, and looks like the team really sucks this year. Personally I don't care one way or the other.

Just to be local, Go Buckeyes, but honestly they aren't a #1 team anymore. The only strong feelings I have is against MI since Rodriquez was the WVU coach till he dropped them before the bowl to move on.

What kind of coach leaves their team before a Bowl game, to change teams?

Ug.. both suck :(
Gonna watch the Walleyes instead lol.

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:02:58 pm     #  

Just to be local you root for the Buckeyes? Wouldn't if you were local you would support the Rockets?

Either way, there are better 2-loss teams to consider for any BCS at-large spots. Sure Michigan will travel, but then get torn apart.

posted by JustaSooner on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:03:48 pm     #  

Warning: I'm a very passionate Michigan fan.

For the first time in a while, I'm really confident that Michigan will get the win. The team has improved so much in a short amount of time and is doing especially well under first-year coach Brady Hoke. Defense was non-existent under Rich Rod and Greg Robinson and the spread simply didn't work. Hoke has this team on the right track (and I say that after being very pre-cautious with him early on) with these guys believing in themselves and believing in the Michigan tradition of winning. According to the experts, Michigan is primed to earn an at-large BCS bowl invite with a convincing win. Considering their record this season, Ohio State will be lucky to get any bowl invite at all.

I will be watching intently proudly wearing my maize and blue.

Sorry @INeedCoffee, the Walleye don't play on Saturday but let me be the first to invite you to root for the leaders and the best, the Wolverines, this weekend. :)

posted by WalleyeWinger on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:13:16 pm     #   1 person liked this

OSU will get a bowl invite without a doubt. The Big 10 has 8 bowl tie-ins, and there's no way a team with as large a fan base as OSU stays home.

Also, the Penn State scandal would help work to Ohio State's advantage when the bowls are making their selections from the Big 10. (Assuming that Penn State doesn't get the automatic Rose Bowl bid, of course.)

posted by mom2 on Nov 21, 2011 at 09:59:40 pm     #  

Go Bucks! As always I'll be rooting for my alma mater tOSU. Love my Buckeyes and this is gonna be a tough one to win this year but we can do it.

posted by douglasadietz on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:49:06 pm     #  

I was pissed off enough after Tattoogate. Still am pissed, the AD should have been fucking fired along with OSU's prez.

I was really livid after seeing this:

OVER SIXTY PLAYERS, pay for hits, booze, drugs, strippers, ABORTIONS FOR STRIPPERS, big money to the university.... the guy who was the AD for UMiami when a lot of this was going down, was the CHAIR OF THE NCAA INFRACTIONS COMMITTEE who threw the book at USC over Reggie Bush.

Now we have it out of State College that fucking PENN STATE, home of Saint JoePa and the never-had-a-major-infraction Nittany Lions, have been covering up one of their coaches molesting kids for years!

Y'all ought to just boycott "the game" and instead demand that the NCAA clean house and fix the problems with Title IX equality (because there's definitely colleges where the women do not have equal sports programs, let alone EQUAL FACILITIES, with men). How about flushing the abortion that is the BCS and getting some sort of playoffs set up, too?

posted by anonymouscoward on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:53:17 pm     #   2 people liked this

go bucks

posted by IamNORMAL on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:40:17 am     #  

Always drive up over the line to watch with my friends who are rabid Michigan fans although I'm a Buckeye fanatic. We have a mixed group, so it's always lots of fun.

posted by shortysmom on Nov 22, 2011 at 01:08:15 am     #  

AC, for pure sports find a sand lot where kids are playing and there are no adults around!

posted by Offshore on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:22:36 am     #   1 person liked this

Both of them pale in comparison... GO SPARTY!

Aint no party like a East Lansing party cause the couch fires just don't stop!

posted by dbw8906 on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:48:51 am     #  

dbw- I'll be in Indy on December 3rd. :)

Though I have to say that I lived in East Lansing from 1992-2000 (college + first post-college job) and never actually saw a couch fire. But I did get to experience the mass celebration in downtown EL the night we won the national championship in 2000.

posted by mom2 on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:23:53 am     #  

Go Blue :-)

posted by gamegrrl on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:25:29 am     #  

As a OSU fan I can live with Meatchicken winning twice a decade.

posted by lfrost2125 on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:00:48 am     #  

If Michigan doesn’t choke like they did against the other flagship university in the state, Michigan State, they should carry on the winning tradition against TOSU (57–44–6) as well as extend their record as the all-time winningest NCAA football team. I believe TOSU is a few notches below.

posted by Offshore on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:20:52 am     #  

1. Meatchicken


3. Notre Dame

4. Nebraska

5. Ohio State

The big-10 has 4 schools in the top 10 of winningest football programs with Penn State being #7

posted by lfrost2125 on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:26:37 am     #  

A man dressed in Scarlet and Gray walks into an Ann Arbor
sports bar
with a small dog under his arm. He says to the bartender.

"Hey, can I leave my dog here while I go to the OSU - U of M

"A dog in my bar? No way."

"But he's a special dog," the OSU fan says.

"In what way?" The bartender asks.

"Well," says the Buckeye, "he will watch the game on TV with
When OSU scores, he will walk up and down the bar on his hind
When Michigan scores, he will walk up and down the bar on his
front legs.
When Ohio State wins, he will do back flips all the way down
the bar and

"Wow," the bartender says. "What does he do when Michigan

"I don't know" says the Buckeye. "He's only seven years old."

posted by Offshore on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:35:21 am     #   2 people liked this

Michigan also built those records in the in times where they refused to leave their stadium and played Sister Mary of the Poor. I'm sick of the Michigan banter, how many national titles since WW2?

posted by dbw8906 on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:38:08 am     #  

Oh that old "old days" vs modern era again!

posted by Offshore on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:39:59 am     #  

It's all in fun. May the best team win.

posted by Offshore on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:48:05 am     #  

Hail, Hail to Michigan!!

posted by MI_Builder on Nov 22, 2011 at 04:11:17 pm     #   2 people liked this

As a big OSU fan, I want the Buckeyes to win.
A part of me, however, feels like we almost NEED Michigan to win. OSU has dominated the series so much in the last 10 years that some of the luster has been lost from the rivalry.

A.C., what really makes me sick is the U of Miami players in question only got like 1 game suspensions!

posted by JeepMaker on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:28:34 pm     #  

"Ohio State will be lucky to get any bowl invite at all."

How did Michigan get a bowl bid last year with their dismal record?

posted by buckeye278 on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:01:28 pm     #  

Go Blue! But, I'm more about the party and good food. We're hosting a party for a bunch of teenagers. (My son's friends)

Thanksgiving Thursday and U of M/OSU Saturday....I should probably eat nothing on Friday!!

posted by karen on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:13:05 pm     #  

Have any of you OSU fans noticed that since Michigan has won a few more games this year that their fans have all of a sudden come out from under the rocks they have been hiding under for the past decade?I have seen more Michigan shirts,hats and sweatshirts this year then I have seen in the last ten years.

posted by buckeye278 on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:34:59 pm     #  

I'll be getting ready for the real big game... Notre Dame Vs Stanford. GO IRISH!!!!!!!

posted by AquaMan22 on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:29:56 pm     #  

Yes 278 it does happen...all the time. All (most) colleges reap the reward of official merchandise sales when something positive happens with the sports teams.

posted by MI_Builder on Nov 23, 2011 at 09:57:03 am     #  

The Wal-Mart Wolverine will never die!

posted by dbw8906 on Nov 23, 2011 at 10:41:09 am     #  

Buckeyes are 7 point underdogs. I'm liking that action.

posted by Molsonator on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:42:01 am     #   1 person liked this

1. Meatchicken


3. Notre Dame

4. Nebraska

5. Ohio State

The big-10 has 4 schools in the top 10 of winningest football programs with Penn State being #7

It should be noted that Michigan has played more years of football than all other schools except for Rutgers.Michigan has been playing football for 131 years while Ohio State has been playing for 118 years.That would be 13 more years to add to their victory total than OSU would have.

posted by buckeye278 on Nov 23, 2011 at 01:49:29 pm     #  

Capers on Byrne has some great specials for the game tomorrow....$2 drafts and $3 pizzas. I dont care much who wins but it should be a good time

posted by msetoledo99 on Nov 25, 2011 at 09:43:54 pm     #  

And now let's have a warm welcome for Mr. Errrban Meyer

posted by justareviewer on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:55:32 pm     #  

I know this is not the place, but IMHO, Capers is about the worst pizza place in town. Sorry.

posted by WalleyeWinger on Nov 26, 2011 at 05:09:18 pm     #  

It was an exciting game that's for sure. Glad to see the Wolverines get the W... Urban is 7-1 in the BCS bowl games and his only loss was to none other than Michigan(and he even and Tebow as his QB). Michigan has the #1 recruiting class coming in next year and Denard will be back... GO BLUE!!!

I personally think Caper's has one of the best pie's in town.

posted by Walleye419 on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:37:28 pm     #  

Yay Michigan!

A.C., what really makes me sick is the U of Miami players in question only got like 1 game suspensions!

You may also note that The U (Miami) plays in the ACC, which pools its TV and bowl appearance money. So, even though Miami will not play in a bowl game this year (they withdrew as a "self penalty"), they will still get money from the share agreement.

Apart from the serious stuff...jeez, how lazy do you have to be? You're a football player. At the University of Miami. Miami has gorgeous college age women all over the campus and all over town...wearing summer clothes (i.e. "skimpy") 11 1/2 months of the year...and a club scene that rivals either NY or LA for tops in the country.

And yet, you still have to have someone pay for you to get laid? Wow...

posted by oldhometown on Nov 28, 2011 at 11:22:34 am     #   1 person liked this

Dissapointed because Im a Bucks fan, but damn, that was a good game!!

nobody on either side could completely exhale till like the last 90seconds or so!

posted by billy on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:12:41 pm     #  

I agree! Lead changes, momentum swings, intensity and the weather was fantastic too! I was there, of course I'm very happy that UM won. The greatest rivalry game in the country. Fickel did a great job of preparing that team. I've been to many of these games and have seen the underdog rise up and take a win plenty of times. Nothing compares to UM/OSU. I know I'm in for some flak from some Spartan fans and perhaps some Irish fans too, but its the truth.

posted by MI_Builder on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:37:20 pm     #  

If there is little honor in defeating a weak foe, Michigan need not agonize.

Even Michigan players interviewed after the game stated that OSU was a better team than their record indicated. In fact, most of their losses were close except for Miami.
Of their six wins, they won by nearly 16 points if you average in the huge Akron score.

Michigan’s wins were by an average of nearly 23. Incidentally, Michigan came within about three scores of a perfect season only being topped by 14 by MSU and 8 by Iowa.

So, to hold them to within one score was a huge feat for OSU especially since they went through most of the season without star Posey (who proved to make a good decoy), and started a freshman QB.

Braxton Miller is a future star. He threw some wild passes (11 incompletes and a pic, a pretty good day by NFL standards) but connected and scrambled and showed great poise at the Big House.

OSU made a shambles out of Michigan’s defensive secondary more than once but succumbed to an offensive line that allowed the Big Ten’s 2010 offensive player of the year, Denard Robinson, to, according to one reporter, “Turn OSU’s defense into knots”.

A worthy foe: Robinson is a former Florida State track champion and football runner-up, Big Ten track and field star, olympic class runner, was voted 6th in last year’s Heisman race and on and on. No disgrace there, nobody else could stop him either.

Meyer and Miller: During his press conference yesterday Urban Meyer indicated that the press conference was NOT the highlight of his day. Instead, his meeting Braxton Miller was. Bear in mind that Meyer was Tim Tebow’s coach (if Tebow is not the best college football player ever, he’s part of the conversation) and he’s excited about meeting Miller!

This of course is not good news for Michigan, or is it? A future at full strength for both programs is what we the fans deserve. Go Big Ten!

posted by Offshore on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:52:51 am     #   1 person liked this