Arena Dotting of the "i": The Ohio State Athletics Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by DT421, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Just wanted to start a thread to talk about any of The Ohio State sports programs in general ? not just the football team.

    Well, the Bucks took one on the chin from the Tar Heels last night. I can?t wait to see Oden get in there and see what he can do, once he gets healthy.

    It?s driving me nuts to have to wait for over a month until the football team plays again.

  2. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Fixed. You have to emphasize it more just like you would if you said the name as well. Kind of like referring to the University of Miami as THE U. :p
  3. DT421 Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]

    Point taken. I thought the cap of "T" would be enough at the time.
  4. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    OSU played one HELL of a game against us last night, in a very hostile environment, and without most likely their best player.

    You and your fellow Buckeye fans have yet another successful athletic season to look forward to this winter.

    Oh, and dotting the I and script Ohio is one of the cooler pregame "ritual" in college football, I think it beats War Eagle and Chief Osceola by a nose, at least to me.
  5. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    *ahem* you mean tOSU, heels. Everyone who posts in this thread should recognize that.

    Yeah, things really look good in Columbus right now. How many more days until the Championship game?
  6. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Not including today - 39. [face_plain]
  7. NorCalBirdz Jedi Master

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    I've always wondered this and maybe I can finally get an answer

    Is there any sort of backstory or explanation for "THE Ohio State University"
  8. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Sorry, yes, tOSU. :p

    January 8th, day after my 22nd birthday. So from my calculations, its 39 days until Glendale.
  9. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    dotting the i... cmon where's the excitment in that? Try running down a hill to a stadium of thunderous cheers after touching Howard's Rock.
  10. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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    That's just the name of the university. It's not like there's another Ohio State around, but fans usually do it to kind of promote their own superiority. To be honest, I thought it was always an exercise in unjustifiable arrogance myself.


    The only time it's kind of handy is when talking about other OSUs (Oregon State and Oklahoma State).



    I'm more a fan of OSU basketball than OSU football. They came out strong in the first half against UNC, but I had a feeling the 65% shooting from the field wouldn't hold it for the rest of the game. If they meet up again it'll be one helluva showdown with Oden going up against Hansborough (sp?). They played against each other in high school, so it would be interesting. Gotta figure that OSU probaby wouldn't come out quite as hot the second time around either. A possible game in April?[face_thinking]
  11. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Looks like its Florida for us. They barely beat out Michigan for the number two spot on the BCS.
  12. Dezdmona Jedi Master

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    Here's hoping you wallop those nasty Gators.
    Being a Seminole makes it easy to root for OSU in this match-up. :p
  13. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Good luck in the championship game, make me look good, please :p
  14. DT421 Force Ghost

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Ohio State middle linebacker James Laurinaitis won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Monday night, awarded to the nation's best defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

    Laurinaitis, the first sophomore to win the award, leads the top-ranked Buckeyes with 100 tackles and five interceptions. He also has four sacks.

    The award was another victory for Ohio State over rival Michigan, with Laurinaitis edging Wolverines cornerback Leon Hall and three other finalists. The 6-foot-3 244-pound Laurinaitis also beat out Florida safety Reggie Nelson. The Buckeyes will face the Gators for the national championship on Jan. 8.
  15. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    He won that Laurinaitis because he is the son of the Animal! :p

    I am a huge OSU fan. I am actually going there next fall! So, I will get to see the athletics first hand! :D
  16. Kavic_Toth Manager Emeritus

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    That's exactly why ex-players began the whole use of a very accentuated THE at the beginning, to distinguish THE Ohio State University from the OSU's that can't even compare. ;)

    It would have been nice to see Oden debut a few nights earlier, that's for sure. But still, good effort from the team without the 'star'. I think we'll have to reserve judgment on that title, though. Not that he isn't, but there seem to be quite a few ready to challenge Oden for that on this team.

    *sits twiddling thumbs waiting for the next victims of the OSU Football machine to get mauled*
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yeah, Ohio State (sorry, THE Ohio State :p) looks really good now in Basketball too. Dual championship? A bit early yet, but still, they got a good shot. Much better than Florida, for sure.

    But anyways, Oden looks really good as expected, and those other freshmen? Not half bad. They're going to be really tough to beat come March.
  18. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    tOSU is now officially tied for the record for most Heisman Trophys.

    1944 Les Horvath
    1950 Vic Janowicz
    1955 Howard Cassady
    1974 Archie Griffin
    1975 Archie Griffin
    1995 Eddie George
    2006 Troy Smith
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    ...but not for the most players to win the Heisman. Thats the next goal ;)
  20. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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    Next year, my friend, next year.

    Antonio Pitman for Heisman!
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    How many seniors does (t)OSU have? Of consequence, that is, so starters?

    EDIT: or rather, seniors plus any players likely to leave early?
  22. Kavic_Toth Manager Emeritus

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    Troy. Isn't that enough? :_| :p

    Mike D'Andrea (LB), Doug Datish (C), T.J. Downing (OG), Roy Hall (SE), Brandon Mitchell (FS), David Patterson (DT), Quinn Pitcock (DT), Tim Schafer (OG), Antonio Smith (CB) and Justin Zwick (QB).

    So basically, the majority of the Defensive line, the Offensive line and both our starting and backup QB's are all Seniors. And OSU has NO outstanding recruits to date on the Offensive line, which is surprising for the potential National Championship team... especially an OSU team, when our favorite saying is "we don't rebuild, we reload".

    Pittman has already said he'll return, because he wants a shot at the Heisman. But we'll see. Losing that much might change his mind. And no one knows (that I've heard) about Ginn or Gonzalez.
  23. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Troy can now add AP Player of the Year to the list. Congrats.
  24. Darth_Brutus666 Jedi Master

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    Twelve more days to Glendale my Fellows
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Twelve more days until Florida's exposed? Until Chris Leak ends his college career in defeat?

    Sounds fine to me.