Skip to comments.Ohio State Buckeyes v. LSU Tigers: Live Thread
Posted on 01/07/2008 10:39:05 AM PST by gobucks
Well, in a few hours, a few LSU folks will recall with dread the name Greg Frey. Yep, the Buckeye quarterback no one remembers but die-hard Buckeye and LSU fans. The quarterback who led the team to one of the most spectacular comebacks ever witnessed at Ohio Stadium.
As Wikipedia puts it: On September 24, 1988, he rallied Ohio State from a 33-20 deficit in the final four minutes for a 36-33 victory over the ninth-ranked LSU Tigers.
I was at that game in the shoe, urging all the fans who were leaving early to stay put. It was gratifying to see them pour back in as the miracle comeback unfolded. When Bobby Olive made that flying catch in the end zone for the win, I distinctly remember sharing overwhelmingly jubilant joy with thousands of other Buckeyes around me.
The LSU fans who shuffled back to their cars were morose indeed .... it's a long long drive to Louisiana from Ohio. These same fans are now hoping for a dose of that gloom to be heaped upon the carloads of Bucknuts on their way back home from the Dome tonight.
I have some advice for Tiger fans: don't buy the extra beer for the party after the game. The spirit of Greg Frey is with us still.
OSU over Tigers, 24-21.
The game is on FOX tonight, just in case anyone cares to tune in ....
Is LSU favored by 2 STDs?
The Buckeyes need to make up for the turd they laid last year in the national championship game.
Maybe more would be watching it to the end if it had been on a weekend night.
Not necessarily. It’s such a huge game and on network TV.
I’m guessing LSU has been catching a few STDs all right....; they are in NEW ORLEANS after all.
Which reminds me, anyone notice which team hasn’t been seen at all on Bourbon street??
The freakin’ Longhorns, that’s for DANG sure!!
Your Buckeyes will look like the 9th Ward after LSU Destroys them tonight.
Unless you’re an Ohio State or LSU fan why do you care about this game. It’s not like it will settle the debate over who was 2007’s best team.
Fair enough; I watched WVU disembowel OU with a kind of quiet horror, realizing what might have been had they beat Pitt. Truth be told, it should have been USC against WVU for the title.
Thanks, I’m a Mountaineer fan. Too bad just about their entire coaching staff has jumped ship with Rich Rod to Michigan.
What’s you take on Rich leaving? I thought he should have been there for his team in the bowl game. Surprised he’s leaving the homestate...
After that sterling performance they put in against Pitt?
Rodrigue would do well to have one bit of information tattooed on his hand. The Ohio State game is not 'just another game'. Fans will forgive him a lot of things, but not going 1 and 5 against Tressel.
I disagree. He's not retiring like Lloyd Carr is. Having made his decision to jump to another program then the break should be clean and immediate. Staying is a distraction to the players who have a game to prepare for.
I lost no sleep over Rich leaving and the new coach Stewart seems like and fine man. However, it was hoped that some of the coaching staff would stick around, but they aren’t. Not sure where Stewart will get all his assistants as he was just an assistant at WVU previously.
Now that was just mean. We are nice down here and when the ohio people get whupped, we will all say “want some gumbo darlin’?
I still carry a buckeye from a tree near Mirror Lake in my pocket.
I feel he should not have taken the job before the season (including bowl games) was over.
Congratulations to Coach Stewart, I didn’t hear he took the position. Glad the search committee offered it to him.
By the way, Go Buckeyes.
It is a shame but the truth: nice can be uncommon up north. We're proud of mean football, especially when we win, but no one ever says "Ohio!! The Heart of Midwestern Hospitality." An old woman in Lafayette once told me that that up north, no one cares how far you go up, as long as you don't get too close, while down south, no one cares how close you get, as long as you don't get too far up. Too often I have found this to be true, yet I have to admit, the Buckeye state would benefit greatly if a bunch of coon rear ends decided to move up there and show folks what real cooking and real partying looked like.
Talk about disemboweling. Tulsa did just that last night to Bowling Green SU. 63-7. Now that’s disemboweling someone.
I recall the hemlocks more vividly myself .... in winter they were unreal looking.
I recently visited the campus again, and walked by a male student reading a comic book. It was an Arabic comic book, and appeared to be of a certain kind of theme, but I can’t be sure. All I recall feeling was that Mirror Lake and Arabic Comic Books seemed an impossible juxtaposition while I was there.
USC? A team that beat only 2 teams with a winning record during the regular season? A team that lost to Stanford? Injuries are no excuse. They weren’t for any other team.
The BCS got it right.
I confess I haven’t been online much, and wasn’t aware of GOP R’s activity, but I couldn’t resist getting a head start - if he wants to start another one, I won’t be offended. The more, the merrier.
Yeah, but if you carry hemlock around in your pocket, people will think you're a LSU fan on game day...
Sorry, but this game does decide the best 2007 team. Unless your a fan of some overrated Pac-10, bIG 12, or Big East team.
GO BUCKS! TBDBITL
Freudian slip? i hear some of the cheerleaders really get around. ;-)
Thanks in advance.
Best wishes for the OSU Buckeyes in the Bowl Championship against LSU. :)
Just glad my Jayhawks did not embarrass themselves the other night.
This night is OSU’s chance to realize redemption after last year.
KU was truly a suprise Orange Bowl game winner.
If WVU did not lose to Pitt, they would be in the Bowl Champiosnhip. But at least they won the Fiesta Bowl. :)
I have no dog in this fight...
So I am hoping for an LSU win so that will have a national champion with 2 losses while Kansas sits in the clubhouse with 1 loss.
Yes, that’s right America.
You may just have a major conference team with only one loss, who also has a bowl victory against a top 3 opponent.
I am hoping that some how some way the NCAA can be embarassed into an actual playoff.
I don’t think it will happen, but hey I still hang a stocking every Christmas Eve too...
They gave VA Tech all they could handle. KU should have won by another TD, but heck, for the first major bowl win since the last many decades, I will take it.
LSU 24 F (OT)
Gop_Raider, are we there (September) yet? ;^)
Well it's an opportunity of a lifetime and what coaches strive for. It's Michigan. No team has a richer, more prestigious tradition. The program has the most victories and highest winning percentage of any football team in the college history. It's the opportunity to play before 107,500 screaming home fans. He had to make a decision and I don't blame him. And having made the decision, he cut the cord and left immediately, he didn't linger. You have to respect him for that.
One question, why does Ohio have marijuana leafs on their helmets? Is that the state plant or something? lol
Oh do I know the feeling. I suppose college hoops, hockey, and baseball season to tide me over. I may just have to get the “GOP_Raider College Football Contest” going in the offseason where the fan of the school that convinces me best why I should attend one of their games next year and take pictures and such (in 1,1199 words or 1.19 pictures or less).
May James Carville cry just like Hillary did today!
BTW, did you tune into the golf this weekend? 3 months till the Masters!
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