Category: Commentary

I love Ohio State; BUT I Think It’s Michigan’s Year To End Streak

Michigan fans are chomping at the bit for tomorrow’s home game against Ohio State. The time seems right for Michigan to finally take the archival Buckeyes down for the first time since 2003.

2003! Facebook didn’t exist yet and George W. Bush was still in his first term as president.

Ohio State – Penn State: Notes and Thoughts

Ohio State was doomed. After taking the ball with bad field position, they ran a 2nd down play out of the Wildcat formation where running back Jordan Hall took the snap, and went to hand off to senior running back Daniel Herron. The hand off was mishandled, the ball hit the ground, a Penn State defensive linemen fell on the ball, and Penn State suddenly had possession of the ball on the OSU 11 yard line.

“Ohio State is doomed,” I found myself thinking. There was 8:07 left in the third quarter, the offense had struggled, and Penn State led 20-14. One more score, and the Bucks were going to be hard pressed to get themselves back into the game.

Penn State Scandal: the Biggest Sports Story Ever?

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Last week, I was trying to think of where the Penn State scandal stacks up related to other major stories we have seen in the history of sports. After careful consideration, I think all other sports stories pale in comparison to what we have seen over the last week and a half.

I can think of three primary categories under which all major sports stories fall.

Facebook 2004 and Facebook 2011. Seven year anniversary of joining the Social Network

Facebook profile Courtesy of Wikimedia. Circa 2005

I can still vividly remember it.

Talking to a friend from high school on AIM, him sending me the link to some obscure site that he had mentioned to me called thefacebook. “BG has it now,” he said, telling me to register.

I was skeptical. thefacebook? What does that even mean, but I followed his prodding and created an account.