Originally posted by Excalibur05What a wonderful game. Both teams taking turns outplaying each other, Wisconsin gets a huge win over the national champions, and Lee Evans' only catch is a 79 yard touchdown to win the game.
Plus, any game that ends with me on the field is ok with me.
Wow. That was neat.
Were YOU the streaker that I saw near the end of the game?
Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. That was a fantastic game, even if it didn't end the way I'd like. While I was watching it, though, it seemed like the Buckeyes were just waiting around for something wacky to happen-a blocked punt, an interception return, ANYTHING-but it never came. This game reminded me of an era I thought I had forgot-the John Cooper era. To borrow a cliche, this team wasn't playing to win, they were playing not to lose.
The only good news to come out of this game? OSU shouldn't drop out of the Top 10, thanks to seeming everyone else below them losing.
I'm a big Badgers fan, so that game made me pretty happy. The front four for Wisconsin just dominated Ohio State's O-Line. And how 'bout the job by Bernstein, blocking everything in sight for Stanley? They seemed to be afraid to throw the ball with Schabert in there, but he did a good job, especially on the Evans throw. Biggest win in a few years for the Wisconsin.
Well, as an OSU fan with several friends in Wisconsin, I'm glad it happened to the Badgers. I'm appalled by the chokehold in the game, Reynolds should be suspended. With Michigan State finding its groove, the rest of the season looks very, very tough for the Buckeyes. Especially if the offense keeps on sputtering like it has. Here's hoping the recruit a big-time running back and then *keep* him there. Sigh.
Originally posted by Reverend J ShaftThat jumping (to House of Pain) that you crazy bastards do at the end of the third quarter is one of the greatest fan traditions I've ever seen.
You shoulda been at Camp Randall Stadium back in the old days. Whole rows of the student section doing the Pee Wee Herman "Tequila" dance...and throwing marshmallows loaded with pennies at opposing players, fans, what have you. :-)
Not to mention the old take on the jiggling-of-keys prior to kickoff. As the kicker approached the ball, the crowd goes, "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH"...and after the boot, "SHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIITTTTT"... Classic.
So it became a variation on Super Bowl XXV after all:
The Super Bowl is played in a warm, waterside community (Tampa/New Orleans) at a time of war (Gulf War/War On Terrorism) and is suffused in patriotic gestures.